Two writers of different generations - Carla Malden and Arin Keshishian - will join in a far-ranging virtual conversation on Thursday, June 24, at 7pm PDT about the counterculture and free speech movement from 1967's Summer of Love to 1972.
"Something's Happening Here" will explore the writings of both authors and the lasting influence of the social and political upheavals of that era on today's activism, literature, music and fashion.
The virtual event will be moderated by Nick Petrulakis from Diesel Bookstore.
Shine Until Tomorrow, Malden's latest novel, is a time-travel tale that takes its troubled teenage protagonist from present-day San Francisco back to the "Summer of Love" in 1967. A fun and touching novel about the people who raise us, the times that define us, and the stumbling blocks along the way, it tells the story of a girl obsessed with the future who must visit the past to learn to live in the present.
Keshishian's A Tale of Two Wise Fools is set in early-1970s Los Angeles. It brings together a 19-year-old French expat trying to get over his first true love and keep his passion for music alive and a solitary, alcoholic, 70-year-old American. These two lost souls spend many nights in a bar discussing life, love, and the tumultuous times in which they live. Ultimately, the men must decide what to do when presented with newfound hope.
"Something's Happening Here" is sponsored by The Busby Group, one of LA's leading marketing communication agencies for books and authors.
Time: 19:00 to 20:30