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Friday, July 25, 2014

Lament in the Night cover

For Day 28 of DTLAB’s 90 consecutive days of events, award-winning mystery writer Naomi Hirahara will host a reading by L.A.-based pulp/crime writers inspired by Kaya Press’s historical rediscovery Lament in the Night. The mysterious Friday evening will feature Christa Faust and Wally Rudolph, and fittingly, readings from the book by Shoson Nagahara. The first-ever English publication of Lament in the Night, originally published in the 1920s in Japanese, was translated by Andrew Leong and released by Kaya in 2012, and collects stories of itinerant workers and hostesses trying to survive the hard streets of Los Angeles.

Lament in the Night: LA Noir

Friday July 25th, at 8 p.m.

Traxx Bar & Restaurant at the historic Union Station

800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

DTLAB (Downtown Literary Alchemy Laboratory) is a project by Writ Large Press to experiment in the literary arts, the business of publishing and the process of building community, through 90 consecutive days of literary events. #90for90 #booksandbooze Click here for their calendar of events.

Day 32 spotlights an indie press–and who else but Kaya Press? Check here for more details.

 

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