Strong Words returns to LA Made! This popular Silver Lake arts salon is bursting with laughter, stories, music, and art. Join L.A.’s freshest and most outrageous storytellers, the rocking house band Abby and the Myth, plus a powerful pop-up art gallery for a 90-minute celebration of creativity and community.
Strong Words began in 2011 at the legendary Body Builders Gym in Silver Lake when three writers came together to share their stories in a public forum. The response was immediate, and the salon-style event grew to include music, visual art and–most of all–a spirit of community. Strong Words moved to nearby Atwater Village in 2016 in a glorious new outdoor venue where adventurous audiences are embracing the chance to listen and participate, to laugh and cry and absorb new ideas in real time. Last year, Strong Words expanded, adding quarterly shows in Palm Springs. The event is curated by Larry Dean Harris and Michael Hirabayashi.