Other Los Angeles Literature Events 4/20/15-4/26/15

Poetry At Book Soup

Red Hen Press presents readings by Jim Tilley, Jeffrey Harrison & Amy Uyematsu, moderated by Brendan Constantine. Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five full-length books of poetry, including Incomplete Knowledge, runner-up for the Poets’ Prize in 2008, and, most recently, Into Daylight, published by Tupelo Press in 2014 as the winner of the Dorset Prize. Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His collections of poetry include: In Confidence (2011, Red Hen Press), Cruising at Sixty to Seventy (2014, Red Hen Press) and Lessons from Summer Camp (forthcoming 2016). Amy Uyematsu is a third-generation Japanese-American poet and teacher from Los Angeles. She has published three previous poetry collections: 30 Miles from J-Town (Story Line Press, 1992).

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Website: http://booksoup.com/red-hen-press-2015

Race At Book Soup

Adilifu Nama discusses “Race on the QT: Blackness & the Films of Quentin Tarantino.” Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into “Reservoir Dogs,” “True Romance,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “Death Proof,” “Inglourious Basterds,” and “Django Unchained,” as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Website: http://booksoup.com/adilifu-nama-2015

Poetry At UCLA

Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Philip Schultz reads from “The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse,” A meditation on the nature of evil & the destruction of war. Note: RSVP

Where: Royce Hall 314, UCLA

Date: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 4pm

Address: Westwood, CA

Phone: 310/267-5327

Website: http://www.cjs.ucla.edu/event/the-wherewithal-a-novel-in-verse/

Nabokove In Claremont

Writer Jonathan Lethem speaks with David Treuer about “Humbert HUmbert & Pinin: Vladimir Nabokov’s Two Authorial Selves (And Our Own).”

Where: Vita Nova Hall 100, Scripps College

Date: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 4:30 pm

Address: 385 E. 9th St., Claremont, CA

Website: http://www.collegescalendar.org/index.cfm

Kem Nunn At SMC

The award-winning author, surfer and screenwriter reads selections from his writings.

Where: HSS 263, Santa Monica College

Date: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 6:45 pm

Address: 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

Website: http://smc.edu/ACG/Marketing/Events/Pages/Literary-Series.aspx

Writer At Skylight Books

Cate Dicharry discusses her debut novel “The Fine Art of Fucking Up,” together with J. Ryan Stradal.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, CA

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com

Poetry At The Santa Catalina Library

Celebrate poetry month, ZZyZx Style, hosted by Kimberly Cobian with Jessicka d’Arc, Brutus Chieftain, King Daddy, Betty Nude, Mr. P & open mic, music & a poetry writing workshop.

Where: Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

Date: Friday the 24th

Time: 7pm-9:30 pm

Address: 5371 Alhambra Ave., North L.A., CA

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Writer At Skylight Books

Jillian Tamaki launches her newest graphic novel, “SuperMutant Magic Academy.”

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Friday the 24th

Time: 7:30pm

Address: 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, CA

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com

Punk At Book Show

An evening with St. Peter Davila, author of the book “L.D.S. Punk: A Memoir.”

Where: Book Show

Date: Saturday the 25th

Time: 7:30pm

Address: 5503 N. Figueroa, Highland Park, CA

Website: http://bookshowla.com/event/folk-punk-night/

Poetry At Avenue 50

La Palabra presents an open mic for community poets & the guests: Sean Hill, Claudia Rodriguez (from Compton), Frank Escamilla (born and raised in Boyle Heights) and Cherry O’Neal. Hosted by Karineh Mahdessian.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 2pm-4pm

Address: 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA

Website: http://avenue50studio.org/558-2

Poetry At Beyond Baroque

Poesía Féstival celebrates National Poetry Month with Alicia Portnoy, Antonieta Villamill, Emilla Chuquin, & others, reading the poems of Peruvian poet, writer, playwrite, & journalist, Cesar Vallejo.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 6pm

Address: 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA

Website: http://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Amy Uyematsu: The Yellow Door Publication Reading W/ Special Guest Mong-Lan

AMY UYEMATSU’s poems consider the intersection of politics, mathematics, spirituality, and the natural world. She is the author of several poetry collections, including Stone Bow Prayer (2005), Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain (1997), and 30 Miles from J-Town (1992), which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Amy will be reading from her new book, The Yellow Door which celebrates her Japanese-American roots and the profound changes that have occurred in her lifetime. MONG-LAN, Vietnamese-born multi-disciplinary American artist, poet, writer, painter, photographer, dancer and singer, is the
winner of a Pushcart Prize, etc.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 7pm

Address: 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA

Website: http://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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