Michael Ryan

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2012

    UC Irvine MFA Writers: Your Clip-and-Save Review

    The end of the academic year approaches, which finids Mr. Bib looking forward to the arrival of annual literary journals sponsored by local colleges and universities. Alas, The Ear, Irvine Valley College's magazine is long gone as, it appears, is Orange Coast Review, out of OCC. Still UC Riverside p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2012

    Best of the LA Times Book Fest: New California and Old, and Bruce, too!

    Mr. Bib caught up with friends, and met new ones, at last weekend's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. I'd like nothing better than to do that every weekend. Imagine: a world where the value of literacy, poetry, science, the arts, civic participation is assume, despite or in opposition to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    OC Bookly at the LA Times Festival of Books

    I've attended nearly all of the previous 16 years of the annual Los Angeles Times books festivals, this one again on the campus of USC. There was that one year I missed, when the bibliochild was born and some friends, fellow writers and Santa Monica Review volunteers staffed the SMR booth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2012

    OC Bookly: Spring Forward. Fall Behind. Ask a Librarian!

    ‚ÄčThe canyons and meadows are greening up. The sun lingers in the afternoon sky. Literary Orange and the LA Times Festival of Books are right around the corner.  Springtime, when a middle-aged man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, and the books arrive.  Lots of 'em.No problem! Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    OC Bookly: OC Bookstores, Part I--You Should See What It's Like in There

    The Bibliofella (see photo, right) never passes up even the least opportunity to invoke his earliest literary heroes, writers whose work helped transform the goofy adolescent I once was into, well, the adult goof I am today, a person for whom the truth-telling of novels, short stories, essays and po ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    No Class

    Student faces prison after anti-gay attack

  • Features

    October 26, 2000