David Ulin's lecture will be followed by a panel discussion on the future of Los Angeles as an urban environment and a reception. Books will be available for signing. On· Sunday, November 8 (time to be announced), Ulin will lead a walking tour of downtown LA.
+ Located at MSMU (Doheny) in The Parlor - Building #10
+ Lecture/panel discussion/reception: $10/Admission free of charge to Ruskin Art Club members and MSMU students (RAC membership cards or student IDs required).
+ Walking tour on Sunday (Nov.8): $35 / $25 for Ruskin Art Club members and MSMU students.
"What does this city mean, both on its own terms and in the context of our thinking about "city" as a concept? For Ulin, it is a question of going back to the future, of looking for connections between the Los Angeles of a century ago and the Los Angeles of today. Ulin will look at and discuss Los Angeles through a wide arc of history, by which some of its incongruities, as well as its present state of evolution, begin to make more coherent sense. "
DAVID L ULIN is the author, most recently, of SIDEWALKING: COMING TO TERMS WITH LOS ANGELES. His other books include THE LOST ART OF READING: WHY BOOKS MATTER IN A DISTRACTED WORLD and the Library of America's WRITING LOS ANGELES: A LITERARY ANTHOLOGY, which won a California Book Award. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is book critic of the LA Times.