CITY OF ANGELS
by Laura Paterson
The ‘Good Reed Magazine’ publishers are pleased to announce that they have permission from Laura Paterson to print ‘City of Angels’ chapter by chapter as it is written. The first chapter ‘Highland Park’ is presented in our Books Section.
BIO: LAURA PATERSON was born in Alberta, Canada, and grew up in British Columbia. She graduated from BCU and in 1965 she moved to London where she lived for ten years. During that time, she was opened in Subud at the Hampstead Subud Centre and four years later, in 1973, she married Luqman Katz, also a Subud member. They went on to have two children and two grandchildren. Laura says her racially and culturally diverse family reflects perfectly her lifelong commitment and advocacy of social, racial, economic, and cultural diversity, justice, and equity.
In California, Laura joined the entertainment industry as an executive assistant to studio chiefs and entertainment law firm name partners. During this time of her working life, she was to meet such diverse company clients as Peter Jennings, John Grisham, Peter Yarrow of ‘Peter, Paul & Mary, Maya Angelou, and Snoop Dogg.
Today, Laura is a resident at the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) Country Home, in the Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. MPTF has its own on-campus, full-service television studio and broadcast channel. Despite retirement, Laura’s days are filled playing game shows with such MPTF supporters as Jodie Foster, as well as producing and hostessing her own weekly BLM (Black Lives Matter) social and racial justice and equity program, ‘Raising Consciousness’.
Laura served as National Chair of Subud USA from 1998-2000, during the eight years that she lived in New York City when she was a member of the Subud New York Chelsea Group. She is currently a member of the Los Angeles Subud Group and continues to participate in her ongoing Subud activities, through Zoom during these covid-enhanced days. Despite her busy life, Laura continues to work on her memoir, ‘City of Angels’.
Writing is like root canal. It is inexpressibly difficult. It is an excavation of the soul.
– author Laura Paterson