Annette LeddyÂ is a fiction writer and curator. These two vocations converge in her novel Earth Still, which tells the story of Patricia, a museum curator and the mother of a young son, who falls for a new neighbor, Rennie, in the aftermath of an alien spaceship’s unexplained landing in present day Los Angeles.
Leddy is a California native who spent her formative years in the Bay Area, where she has an extensive network of friends and family. Leddy recently worked in Los Angeles at the Getty Research Institute, a fictional version of which figures prominently in Earth Still. She is now the New York Collector for the Smithsonianâ€™s Archives of American Art and lives in Manhattan.
Referencing art house film directors Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard, Italian Futurist writer F.T. Marinetti, and classic science fiction movies, Earth Still is a transfiguring love story, a meditation on the interrelationship of science fiction and visual art, and a riveting fantasy about our obsession with aliens. Â Read more here.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site