About

#90X90LA was an exhilarating adventure, both as a participant and as an audience member. I was blown away by the scope of it, how smoothly it ran, and that its organizers survived to tell the tale. I’m even more blown away that it’s happening again. A literary maelstrom!

~ MariNaomi, author/illustrator of Turning Japanese

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Writ Large Press alongside friends and colleagues filled the Summer of 2014 with 90 literary, musical, and cultural events over 90 days and nights in Downtown Los Angeles. It was a celebration, a sharing of our passions, and an amazing show of the talent teeming in our inspiring, sprawling, interconnected city. This year, we are bringing back #90X90LA, with more focused goals and vision in a crucial time of change in our neighborhoods and in the world at large.

#90X90LA will run from July 5-October 1, 2017. The 90 events will be spread out between three historic Los Angeles neighborhoods: Little Tokyo, DTLA, and South Central LA. CIELO Galleries/Studios will host nearly half of the events. There will also be occasional and carefully selected events in other places around the city (such as a collaboration with Grand Performances on 7/30) and also satellite/joint events arranged with artists and organizers in other cities around the country (we have people in Portland, NYC, and Atlanta who have expressed interest).

#90X90LA invites us all to show up and shed light on the people and cultures thriving locally and holds space for their continued growth at a time when these historic neighborhoods are being decimated, displaced, and otherwise erased for a new wave of gentrification.