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Monday, September 21, 2009

It's not all about kids at 826LA in Echo Park

The Echo Park branch of 826LA is best known for its work helping kids through tutoring and writing programs. But the non profit also holds programs and events for adults. On Tuesday night, the organization will hold one of its Adult Writers Panels in Echo Park on the comic book business. The panel features such ground breaking cartoonists as Lalo Alcaraz, creator of the La Cucaracha strip; Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets fame; Candorville cartoonist Darrin Bell; and industry veteran Marv Wolfman. The seminar, which costs $25 to attend, will be hosted by author Salvador Plascencia (the $25 helps pay for the free tutoring and writing programs.)

Erica Flores with 826LA said the organization hosts Adult Writer Panels every four to six weeks, with most of them held in the group's Venice outpost. "But we would like to even it out a bit and have these events equally at both locations, especially if the community shows an interest," Flores said by email. "As a writing-focused center, these panels tend to center around different aspects of writing in various fields. Mostly these panels are a way for aspiring writers to get insight and advice from well known writers in their field."

Top image by Lalo Alcaraz; bottom image by Jaime Hernandez

1 comment:

  1. Damn hipsters coming into our hood trying to educate our children for free.