Los Angeles Literature Events 3/25/19 –3/31/19

81w1QXlwIWLMatt de la Pena & Superman: Dawnbreaker at Vroman’s Bookstore – YA Event

Join us to welcome author Matt de la Pena to present and sign his new DC Icons book for young readers, Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons Series).

When the dawn breaks, a hero rises. Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger, better than everyone around him. But he wasn’t raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself can be dangerous. Plus, it’s not like he’s earned his powers… yet. Lately it’s been difficult to keep his heroics in the shadows, and before he can save the world, he must find a way to save Smallville.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 25th                                            

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/matt-de-la-peña-discusses-and-signs-superman-dawnbreaker

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Exclusive Preview: Octavia E. Butler’s Prescient Parable Books Get Gorgeous Reissue

by David Canfield
FROM: Entertainment Weekly

UntitledOne of the most important and groundbreaking science-fiction authors of her time, Octavia E. Butler is headed back to bookstores.

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By Mike Sonksen
FROM: Entropy

IMG_4267Documenting literary Los Angeles is my lifelong project. It started early in my childhood. I grew up going to bookstores across Los Angeles. From the early 1980s, I remember my dad driving us to the Bodhi Tree on Melrose. I remember going to Acres of Books in Long Beach and many other Used Bookstores now long gone. Most of them have been gone so long that I cannot even remember their names. (I still go to the Iliad in North Hollywood.)

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/18/19 –3/24/19

52457308_2198477393546820_8264162323325779968_oPoesia Narrativa: Write Narrative Poetry

Join California Poets in the Schools, teachers, Juan Cardenas and Jessica Wilson on a journey through narrative poetry. Write in your own voice and learn new ways to express yourself.

This 6 series workshop will include food, so get ready for some delicious learning, and connection building through creative writing.

Remember the smell of sizzling carne asada, the taste of calabasas con queso, the first time you made arroz, or papas.
Our senses deliver us into memory, and our memories will fuel our poems and our palates.

This workshop series is FREE and made possible by the Los Angeles Poet Society. www.lapoetsociety.org Register by emailing: losangelespoetsociety@gmail.com with your name, email, and phone number.

Where: Tía Chucha Central Cultural

Date: Monday the 18th                                             

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 13197 Gladstone Ave, Unit A, Sylmar, California 91342

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/788178538206800/

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Fingers Crossed for the Endangered Literature Class

By Megan McNaughton
FROM: The Corsair

BridgetteWith her long purple dress, aqua hair, and strong spirit, Professor Bridgette Robinson walks into Santa Monica College’s (SMC) Drescher Hall 212, greets her English 1 class, and begins to read along to Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors’ novel “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.” She easily commands the attention of the room; her students sit on the edge of their seats listening.

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The Free Black Women’s Library Comes To L.A.

By Brian Dunlap

52961850_812852552409523_4440635393926234112_nThe Free Black Women’s Library has arrived in Los Ángeles. They are the L.A. chapter of The Free Black Women’s Library, founded in Brooklyn in 2015 by Ola Ronke Akinmowo. The aim of this library is to provide “a free, feminist pop-up library and book swap with Black women writers at the center,” as their mission states.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/11/19 –3/17/19

51795531_2158608094159972_5802175387223982080_nMoon Tide Press Reading Event at Chevalier’s Bookstore  

Join us for a Moon Tide Press Reading by three authors:

Alexis Rhone Fancher, is the author of: How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen, State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, Enter Here and Junkie Wife. Her photographs are published worldwide, and she is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She is also poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.

Ron Koertge taught English and Creative Writing at Pasadena City College for 37 years. He has published more than 25 books of poetry and fiction, most recently: Vampire Planet, Yellow Moving Van, and Coaltown Jesus. He is also 2018 Poet Laureate of South Pasadena, California.

Lee Rossi is the author of four books of poetry: Darwin’s Garden, Wheelchair Samurai, Ghost Diary, and Beyond Rescue.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/moon-tide-press

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