Jovonny “JDWorldwide” Devicente

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jovonny “JDWorldWide” Devicente is a poet, hip-hop artist and activist. Over the years he has performed all over the Los Angeles area, including the famous performing arts theatre, Da Poetry Lounge, Los Angeles City… Continue Reading

Elsa Valmidiano

Philippine-born and LA-raised Elsa Valmidiano is a writer, poet, feminist, literary activist, globe trekker, and women’s freedom fighter. Elsa began writing as early as she started reading. Though life took some turns as she studied law and became an activist… Continue Reading

Recap: Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, our second  L.O.V.E Project, Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities, featured some practical advice on living well. The session highlighted ways all people can benefit from posturing themselves with basic attitudes, strategies, and principles in life,… Continue Reading

Inaugural L.O.V.E. Project: Strategies in Education

Our inaugural L.O.V.E. Project session kicked off on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Robbie Waters Library and was a tremendous event! I wish more people could’ve heard these remarkable educators – with more than 90 combined years experience in education… Continue Reading

Next Show: Poet Elsa Valmidiano, August 6, 2016!

Poet Elsa Valmidiano Saturday, August 6, 6:00 P.M. Sharp Robbie Waters Library Enjoy poems and short poetic prose pieces from Elsa’s chapbook-in-progress, which centers on the women who shaped and continue to shape her identity and her perspective. About Our… Continue Reading

Joy Elan

Joy is an award winning spoken word artist hailing from Oakland and Berkeley. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies from UC Berkeley and her Master of Arts degree in Education from Stanford University. She has… Continue Reading

Video: John & Lean Savage

Husband and wife authors John & Leah Savage joined Scriptorium on Saturday, April 16, 2016 to share their books, Eagles in the Midst and Married to Love. They spoke about their personal testimonies of overcoming hardships and learning to live… Continue Reading

Hulon “The Survivor” Thompson

Hulon “The Survivor” Thompson is a poet, artist, musician and survivor. He was our featured guest at Scriptorium Saturday on September 19, 2015, and gave a courageous presentation on his life growing up in Compton, triumphing over a cancer diagnosis,… Continue Reading

Terrence “Chaziel” Thomas

“I started writing raps and poetry at the age of fifteen because it was what my friends were doing at the time,” says San Francisco-born rapper and poet Terrence Thomas, “but suddenly I began to develop a sincere passion for… Continue Reading

Ms. Barbara Sterrett

*”In October of 1968, an eighteen-year-old girl was on her way to work in Watts, California, when she was struck by a Southern Pacific train as she crossed an intersection. After the train dragged her body thirty feet, amputated her… Continue Reading

John & Leah Savage

Husband and wife authors John and Leah Savage joined us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 to share from their motivational books, Eagles in the Midst: Overcoming the Wilderness and Married to Love. Centered on love, healing, restoration, self-identity and testimony.… Continue Reading

Robert Prather

At our July 25, 2015 event, Robert Prather shared a presentation on his art and cartoons, along with a special presentation on his first comic book, “Grand Soulful Gent.” He spoke about his journey to becoming an artist, his influences,… Continue Reading

Jen Palmares Meadows

Jen Palmares Meadows is a Pinay American writer living in the Sacramento, California area. Her work has appeared in such publications as Brevity, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, Memoir Journal, Kartika Review, Essay Daily, Tayo,… Continue Reading