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LACC Book Program

The mission of the LA City College Book Program is to advance the cause of literacy, literature, and to encourage the reading of books that foster intellectual exchange. For fifteen years, the book program has brought to campus authors and scholars that provoke thoughtful and inclusive discussions of relevant issues. Founded as a sub-committee of Staff Development in 2001, under the skillful leadership of its founder and first chair, Rosalind Goddard, the Book Program became a vital part of the campus. We are dedicated to reaching students at LACC who traditionally have had little access to literary culture, and curating events that support all disciplines and departments. By providing the chance to interact with writers, the Book Program inspires our community to read regularly, critically, and adventurously. 


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Upcoming Events

Book Program Speaker Benin Lemus

Benin Lemus

What Poetry Says to the World:
A Conversation on Craft and Creativity

Thursday, April 18

1-3 p.m.

David Alpert Lecture Hall | Herb Alpert Music Center | HAMC 140


Event Highlights

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About the Speaker

Book Program Speaker Benin Lemus

More Upcoming Events

Book Program Speaker Rita Williams
Book Program Speaker Rosanna Xia
Book Program Speaker Hector Tobar

Programming is made possible by the LACC Foundation and the Margaret Garth Steinert Greene and Charles Richard Greene Endowment

The Story of Richard and Margaret Greene

From Robert Greene, Son of Richard Greene

My father was an English professor at LACC for many years and really enjoyed the diversity of students in his classes. He married Garth (Margaret) in the 80’s. She was also a teacher at Hamilton High School. They both enjoyed helping others. My father was big on making sure his kids were great spellers, and to this day I thank him!


Book Program Contact

LACC Book Program Director: Can Aksoy
Email: aksoyc@lacitycollege.edu
Phone: 323.953.4000 ext. 1711

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