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"Who are the Sponsors Behind the 3rd Annual Always Running Book Festival?"

Meet our wonderful sponsors -- which include Vendors, Non-Profits, and Publishers!

Take a minute to meet them and check them out. We are so grateful for their sponsorship.

What we are planning:

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, at 10335 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331. 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"

- Free Book Giveaway of 12 copies of “Smile Now, Cry Later” by Freddy Negrete

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

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

- KROJ Radio Ollin 101.5 FM DJ 

- Live Music from Casp3r

- 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

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, (310) 890-5074.

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


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