Bad day in literary L.A. In addition to Paul Holdengräber's exit (see previous post, below), Mark Sarvas reports at The Elegant Variation that the reading series Spoken Interludes is leaving Los Angeles. The final events will be May 10 and June 5, then organizer DeLauné Michel is moving with her husband and new baby to Westchester County in New York. Her email says:
As much as we love Los Angeles, we have decided that we want to raise our family back east.
Because of this, I will be ending the Spoken Interludes reading series here, and will start it up in Westchester
Sarvas says Spoken Interludes was "a stylish, smart night out in L.A. and will be missed." At his literary blog, Sarvas also passes along an Anonymous Roving Correspondent's take on the Times book festival.