The Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee Valley Campus English Department, in association with Poets & Writers, Inc., will host a reading/presentation by James Brown, a recovering alcoholic, addict, and award-winning author of the addiction memoirs, The Los Angeles Diaries, and This River.
Mr. Brown will give a presentation at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus, located at 28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee, on Tuesday, November 1st from 12:30 - 1:45pm in room 927 of the Technology Building. The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to reading from his work, he will also address questions from the audience regarding writing and issues of addiction and alcoholism.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for students and the public to listen to an award-winning Southern California author read from his work as well as engage in a discussion about the craft of writing as well as issues of addiction and alcoholism.
About the author:
James Brown is the author of The Los Angeles Diaries: A Memoir (HarperCollins), which was chosen for Best Books of the Year 2004 from the San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, and The Independent in the U.K. His work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times Magazine; an essay in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, was also selected for Best American Sports writing of 2007 (Houghton Mifflin). Brown has written several novels including Lucky Town and Final Performance. He has received the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction writing and a Chesterfield Film Writing Fellowship from Universal/Amblin Entertainment. In 2011 Counterpoint published Brown’s latest memoir This River.