LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004
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Mike Sonksen

Beyond the Beach: Searching for Community in SoCal Neighborhoods, Saturday, May 4, 5:00-6:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum
Excavating the Future in Los Angeles: A Discussion of Mike Davis’s City of Quartz, Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum
CLOSING PANEL: Seeing the World Through a Neighborhood – Three Visions, Sunday, May 5, 5:oo-6:00 pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

aka Mike the PoeT, is an acclaimed poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour guide. He teaches at Woodbury University, where he serves as the coordinator of the school’s First Year Experience Program. He has published over 500 essays and poems, most recently two excerpts in Dear California: The Golden State in Diaries and Letters, edited by David Kipen (Stanford University Press, September 2023). He has delivered over 2,000 poetry readings, served as guest speaker at over 100 academic institutions, appeared on radio and television and hosted events in locations like Grand Performances and Getty Center. The second edition of his latest book, Letters To My City was just published by Writ Large Press in Summer 2023.