Today on GuerrillaReads we launch a special partnership with New Short Fiction, L.A.’s longest-running spoken word series. The writers you’ll see over the next few weeks are all alumni of NSF’s Emerging Voices program.
Monica Wesolowska‘s work was featured on the NSF stage in 2008. Her writing has appeared in such places as Best New American Voices 2000, Carolina Quarterly, Quarter After Eight, Literary Mama and New York Times bestseller My Little Red Book. Wesolowska’s debut memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, is now available from Hawthorne Books.
For me, reading science textbooks can be like reading in a foreign language written in a familiar Latin script. I may be able to sound out the words, but I don’t always understand what they mean.
The maximum power point is the best combination of voltage and current. This is the point at which the load resistance matches the solar cell internal resistance.
They say the best way to learn a foreign language is to move to the country and live among its people. Welcome to the nation of Practical Photovoltaics by Richard. J. Komp. This book has been a very useful source of background material for a novel I’m writing. The more I read, the more I understand my characters and what they know.
Mike Sonksen has been doing guerrilla poetry readings for fifteen years. “On the subway, out on the street, even in the middle of literary events when I wasn’t invited.” His love for the city is rooted in honesty about its beauties and its shortcomings.
I’m alive in Los Angeles
Where there are more angles than isosceles
City topography’s undulating across massive landscapes
We move from chain link to palatial gates in separate economic states
In her article at The Atlantic, Taking Literature to the Streets, Katharine Schwab profiles a number of terrific ventures around the world that take literature out of bookstores and libraries and, well, into the streets. GuerrillaReads was included