Gustavo Arellano to Host Myriam Gurba Event

This week’s California Book Club newsletter: R.O. Kwon, Anthony Veasna So, and Douglas Stuart.

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It’s almost time for Thursday’s event with Myriam Gurba! We hope you’ve had an invigorating time reading Mean, and we are excited to announce that Gustavo Arellano, an Alta Journal contributing editor and an editor at the Los Angeles Times, will host the discussion with Gurba.

Arellano is the author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America and, as a journalist, covers arts, culture, and politics in Southern California. He was the editor of OC Weekly, where he wrote a column, ¡Ask a Mexican!, that had a circulation of more than two million readers. Arellano has received the President’s Award from the Los Angeles Press Club, an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit Award from the California State Legislature. He lives in Orange County.

We look forward to hearing Arellano talk with Gurba about the genre of memoir and writing about misogyny, violence, and coming-of-age in California.

Here are the details of the event:

  • When: Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Where: To join the event on Zoom, click here.
  • What: Your guest host, Gustavo Arellano, will be in conversation with Myriam Gurba, author of Mean.
  • Author questions: Please send questions for Myriam Gurba to info@californiabookclub.com. You can also submit them using Zoom’s chat feature after the event begins.
  • Attend to win: We will be giving away author-signed copies of Mean to five attendees, selected at random, following Thursday’s program.
  • Mark your calendars: Upcoming CBC discussions with Rachel Kushner, author of The Mars Room, on May 20, and Robin Coste Lewis, author of The Voyage of the Sable Venus, on June 17.

    To sign up for Alta’s California Book Club for free, click here.

    Thanks, and see you Thursday!


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