January 20, 2012

LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

”[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up.” – The New York Post. “LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles.” – Flavorpill. “LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life.” -The Rundown

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the ernest seeker.

This week we’d like to remind you of Monday’s LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank, the debut of our new literary dinner series, which will celebrate the writerly culture of Hollywood four times each year. We launch the Salon with a very special guest, the writer Dan Fante, sharing tales from a new memoir featuring his father John Fante’s lively adventures in the back room of Musso & Frank and the adjacent Stanley Rose book shop.

Other upcoming LAVA events include an historic theater tour of the El Capitan, literary bus tours honoring Charles Bukowski and James M. Cain, and an evening of cacophonous, controversial revelry way down Santa Ana way. Read all about it in the OC Weekly:


Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

Here are some brief highlights from LAVA’s calendar – visit http:// lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.