As part of the Summer Writing Project, an annual collaboration between Black Hill Press, JukePop, and 1888 that advocates writing and supports reading, we present our first Eichler Session with special guest Francesca Lia Block.
Eichler Sessions are a series of conversations with creative pioneers hosted in historic Eichler homes. During the early 1950s, home-builder Joseph Eichler influenced the face of American architecture by building architect-designed, mass-produced homes at affordable prices for the average family. His classic, award-winning style remains the topic of discussion today. Orange is the site of 350 of the 600 Southern California Eichlers. Tickets are $40 per guest and supports The How The Why, a free educational podcast that documents the creative process and the creative purpose. This program will also be recorded and published as a special episode. Sixteen (16) tickets will be available for purchase in July.
Francesca Lia Block is the author of more than twenty-five books of fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry, (many of which have been translated into other languages) as well as having written essays for various publications. She received the Spectrum Award, the Phoenix Award, the ALA Rainbow Award and the 2005 Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. In addition to writing, she teaches fiction workshops at UCLA Extension, Antioch University, and privately in Los Angeles where she was born, raised and currently still lives. She was recently chosen as the Pasadena City College Writer-in-Residence. Produced in conjunction with Jeffrey Crussell Fine Properties and Tru Bru Organic Coffee.