Unheard L.A. is a peripatetic story hour featuring a rotating extended family of local writers who periodically gather at locations around town to explore and illuminate the experience of being alive in Los Angeles. Tonight, Unheard L.A. presents “Letters to Our City,” a special all-stars type thing in which beloved poet, tour guide, city historian and author Mike Sonksen, whose new book of a similar name collects his own insights on the metropolis.

“We all belong to the city.” he writes. “The dialogue is a never-ending story… the city is ours!” With that spirit in mind, the night includes the work of more than a dozen poets, essayists, journalists, and storytellers including Lee Boek, Sara Borjas, Rocío Carlos and Natashia Deón — and of course, Sonksen himself, who will share his writings even as he acts as host for the evening.

The Crawford Family Forum, 474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; Wed., July 24, 7:30-9 p.m.; $12. scpr.org/events.

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