Many of you book lovers already know all about Slake but for those of you who do not yet know, let me introduce you to this Los Angeles literary journal.
Allow me to introduce you to….
Slake: Los Angeles, which is printed four times per year, roughly by season. This publication is the result of hard work aka months-long process of writing, editing, editing some more, creating images, designing feature spreads, laying out images and text, proofreading over and over again, and printing. Just reading all that makes me tired.
As they describe themselves,
Slake: Los Angeles, the quarterly reader cofounded by former L.A. Weekly editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, is devoted to the endangered art of deeply reported narrative journalism and the kind of polished essay, memoir, fiction, poetry, and profile writing that is disappearing in a world of instant takes and unfiltered opinion. Slakemarks a return to storytelling.
Designed with an artist’s eye and published in a full-color, perfect-bound format, theLos Angeles Times–bestselling Slake sets a new template for the next generation of print publications—collectible, not disposable; destined for the bedside table instead of the recycling bin. It’s a whole new way of looking at Los Angeles and the world.
Slake: Los Angeles is the L.A. Times best-selling city journal and won an award and an honorable mention at the 2011 Los Angeles Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards.
Summer Subscription Special
One of the best things to do this summer is buy a one-year Slake subscription that covers Issues 3 through 6.
When you subscribe, Slake will reward you with a gift; you get your choice of Issue 1 or Issue 2 for free! That’s right, they give you choices.
This offers end July 30, 2011. Get your reading kicks and contribute to local, handcrafted print. Get it now, get it here.
I plan to purchase this yearlong subscription, if only to look more attractive to Los Angeles based book lovers.
Slake + Summer Subscription Special + You + Another Book Lover = SPARKS!
That is a proven mathematical equation that I just made up.
Another bonus: Issue Three, War and Peace, is scheduled to arrive next week, which means if you subscribe, you’ll reap the rewards rapidly.
Issue 3 is just around the corner and that means Slake events are as well.
Join Slake at Skylights Books on Thursday July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Join Slake at Vroman’s Bookstore on Sunday July 24 at 3 p.m.