Patt Morrison Discusses Her New Book at Friday’s WeHo Reads Event

Los Angeles Times journalist Patt Morrison will join with Radio’s AirTalk program host Larry Mantle Friday to discuss Morrison’s new book, “Don’t Stop the Presses! Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper.”

The WeHo Reads event will take place at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. The evening will include a book signing, with books for sale by Angel City Press, and a reception to celebrate the West Hollywood Library’s seventh anniversary. Admission is free, and free parking will be available in the adjacent West Hollywood Park parking structure with validation at the event.

Patt Morrison

In her book, Patt Morrison showcases the importance of newspapers in both words and startling imagery and documents the impact of the medium. The press’s mission — as Morrison emphasizes — is uniquely set out in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”

Morrison is a longtime Los Angeles Times writer and columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. Her broadcasting work has won six Emmys and 11 Golden Mikes. Her book about the Los Angeles River was a bestseller, and she was the first woman in nearly 25 years to be honored with the L.A. Press Club’s lifetime achievement award. Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hot dog stand, named its veggie dog after her.

Larry Mantle has been the host of AirTalk on KPCC since April 1, 1985. It is now the longest continuously running daily talk program in the Los Angeles radio market. A fourth-generation Angeleno, Mantle has interviewed thousands of prominent guests on an extraordinary array of topics, and received many journalistic awards in the process. Mantle grew up in Southern California and is a graduate of Hollywood High School and Vanguard University of Southern California.

Other Upcoming Fall and Winter 2018 WeHo Reads Events

— Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: Inaugural L.A. Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy in conversation with West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Kim Dower discussing Healy’s new book, “Another Phase” (co-presented by the ALOUD series);

— Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.: “Patrisse Cullors Live,” a live podcast taping with the Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour. (Presented by Lambda Literary);

— Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.: Michael York discussing his new book, “The Readiness is All”; and

— Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.: Authors Van Gordon Sauter, Robert Landau and Frans Evenhuis discussing their new book, “Tales From the Strip, A Century in the Fast Lane.”

Additional details about upcoming events and more information about the West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads programming and other arts programming can be found online.

This WeHo Reads literary series event is co-presented by the Friends of the West Hollywood Library and the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

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Barbara Meltzer
4 years ago

We look forward to seeing you at this very special free event, which is presented by The Friends of the West Hollywood Library and WeHo Reads.

The conversation will be followed by a booksigning and delicious birthday cake created by Cake and Art.

Please RSVP at

Where words meet at the river's bend
Where words meet at the river's bend
4 years ago

Pat Morrison is our local Maya Angelou–she is a treasure.

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