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Always Running Book Festival - 3rd annual celebration of resilience and the transformative power of literacy!


Exciting Lineup Unveiled for LA Poet Society's Always Running Book Festival!

LOS ANGELES, CA - The LA Poet Society is thrilled to announce the electrifying lineup for its 3rd Annual Always Running Book Festival, taking place on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 1-5 PM. Held at the iconic Broncos Check Cashing lot in Pacoima, California, and set against the backdrop of Levi Ponce's legendary mural, Pacoimeras, this festival promises an unforgettable celebration of literature and resilience.

Featuring best-selling memoirist Luis J. Rodriguez, author of "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LA," and renowned tattoo artist pioneer Freddy Negrete, the festival showcases the transformative power of storytelling.

Event Highlights:

- Blessing and Land Acknowledgement by Ajolote Danza Mexica

- Free Book Giveaway of 25 copies of "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LA"

- Keynote Speaker Mayra Zaragoza, MSW, founder of the Young Warriors

- Intimate Conversation between cultural icons Luis J. Rodriguez and Freddy Negrete

- Live Music Performances by local artists

- Adapted Play bringing "Always Running" to life on stage

- Story Time with Luis J. Rodriguez

- Live Poetry Readings by LA's vibrant poets

- Booksellers and Small Presses showcasing literary treasures

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Join us in making this year's festival an unparalleled success through our tiered sponsorship program:

- Tier 1: Facilities Management Sponsor - $400

- Tier 2: Book Sponsorship - $500

- Tier 3: Literary Friends - $800

- Tier 4: Entertainment Sponsor - $1500

Your support ensures the festival's vitality and impact on our community. As a 501(c)(3) literary arts non-profit organization, all contributions are tax-deductible.

For sponsorship inquiries and custom opportunities, please contact Jessica M. Wilson at

Join us in celebrating literature and resilience at the 3rd Annual Always Running Book Festival!

Very Kindly Yours,

Jessica M. Wilson

Executive Director & Founder

LA Poet Society


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