[ALOUD] brings together today’s brightest cultural, scientific, and political luminaries with the curious minds of Los Angeles. We first featured the [ALOUD] lecture and event series in March 2012, and I am so pleased to share some summer updates from this very engaging and unique program series.

This summer at the Los Angeles Public Library, storytelling is going retro.

Summer [ALOUD] programs include some tried-and-true methods of storytelling, from The first-ever edition of live storytelling at ALOUD features six local voices that take audience members through the comedic, tragic, entertaining, and desperate tales of life in the City of Angels.

Tales from the City of Angels: An Evening of Storytelling from ALOUDla on Vimeo.

“Tales from the City of Angels. Part One: Tales of Desperation” with Myriam Gurba, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Philip Littell, Héctor Tobar, Brenda Varda and Alie Ward; emceed by Richard Montya of the Culture Clash. Music by Tom Lutz and Blue Tuna.

Lost City Radio novelist Daniel Alarcón and team joined [ALOUD] for a special live presentation of Radio Ambulante – the first ever Spanish-language radio show created to tell the stories of latinoamericanos de todas las Américas. Everyday stories find voice in this multi-national, bilingual production, a collaboration of NPR stations and independent journalists from over nine countries. In a city with a majority Spanish-speaking population, Radio Ambulante introduces Angelenos to the crónicas de nuestro mundo, and examines the role radio and digital media play in keeping storytelling alive.

Radio Ambulante: Stories from the Americas from ALOUDla on Vimeo.

We hope you enjoy these videos that celebrate the exciting programs happening through LAPL Foundation’s [ALOUD] series! Visit their website for more details.

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