Los Angeles Literature Events 4/27/15–5/3/15

Armenia at Book Soup
 
Eric Bogosian discusses “Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide.” Eric Bogosian is an American actor, playwright, monologuist, and novelist. He is the author of the three novel: “Mall”, “Wasted Beauty”, and “Perforated Heart.”  Bogosian’s new book “Operation Nemesis” is the story of Armenian patriots set out to avenge the deaths of the one and a half million victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Website: http://booksoup.com/eric-bogosian-2015

Writers at the Beach House 

Red Hen Press Reading Series with Gary Dop, Steve Langan, Ramón Garcia, & Elena Karina Byrne and moderator Hélène Cardona. Gary Dop’s first collection of poems “Father, Child, Water” was published by Red Hen Press in the spring of 2015. Ramón Garcia is the author of “Other Countries” and “Ricardo Valverde” and is a professor at California State University, Northridge and lives in Los Angeles. Elena Karina Byrne is a ten-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose books include “The Flammable Bird” and “Masque” and organizes readings for The West Hollywood Book Fair. Note: RSVP

Where: Annenberg Community Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 28th

Time: 6:30 pm, arrive at 6:15 pm to retain reservation

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica , CA 90402

Website: beachhouse.smgov.net

Rush Hour Reading

In Celebration of National Poetry Month, Luis Rodriguez, Robin Coste Lewis, Eloise Klein Healy, and our own Managing Editor Kate Gale will be part of Rush Hour Reading. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a spectacular evening!

Where: Union Station

Date: Tuesday the 28th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: www.redhen.org

Armenia at Barnes and Noble at The Grove

Eric Bogosian presents “Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide.” Note: This is a wristbanded event and will be available beginning at 9:00 am on April 28 with purchase of Operation Nemesis. Eric Bogosian will personalize books with first names. Photography is permitted from the signing line only. No photos during discussion or signing table, please.

Where: Barnes and Noble

Date: Tuesday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

Address: The Grove (3rd and Fairfax), Fairfax District, L.A., CA

Website: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/86465

Flight School Open Mic at Industry Cafe

Come enjoy a night of wordsmithing, whether it is your’s or someone else’s, to close our National Poety Month. Hosted by Osmith/Kimiko & The Flight School Band. Features are: Mike “The Poet” Sonksen and Jaha Zainabu. Note: $5 Tuition

Where: Industry Cafe

Date: Tuesday the 28th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

Address: 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232

Website: https://www.facebook.com/flightschoolopenmic.officialprofile?fref=photohttp://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/86465

Advice at Skylight Books

Jacqueline Suskin discusses her book “Go Ahead & Like It,” an artistic, smart, self-help book with Mandy Kahn. Jacqueline Suskin is best known through her work with Poem Store, a public performance project in which she composes custom verses on a manual typewriter in exchange for donations. Mandy Kahn is author of the poetry collection “Math, Heaven, Time.”

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Wednesday the 29th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 1818 N Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, CA 90027

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/

Writing Our Future

Alound’s second annual gathering unites students from five Southland graduate writing programs—CalArts, Otis College, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and USC—to share recent work and tune our ears to the future of language. What are the ideas, forms, questions, syntaxes, images, and narratives of our immediate future? Who better as our compass in the wilds of the now than emerging writers?

Where: Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library–Mark Taper Auditorium

Date: Thursday the 30th

Time: 7:15 pm

Address: 630 w. 5th St., Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Website: http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1124/Writing-Our-Future

Cal Arts: MFA Reading

Come join Calarts’ MFA Writing Class of 2015 at the Last Bookstore for their last reading of the year! Sarah Leslie, Paul Christian, Stephanie Taglianetti and Lauren Artiles will read excerpts from their forthcoming theses, hybrid works of poetry, fiction, and literary screenplay. There will be food and drinks provided, and a reception/celebration to follow! If you like surreal imagism, family pathos, scary stories and Keanu Reeves, or if you were also once a baby, this is your literary event of the season. Copies of the 2015 class anthology, Ephemera, will be available for purchase as well; all proceeds go towards the Calarts Community Arts Partnership writing program, which works with high schoolers across the LA area.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 1st

Time: 8 pm -10 pm

Address:  453 S Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/events/cal-arts-mfa-readings-2/

Manson’s Noise Parlour 

This month, our quarterly youth program features the talents of: Charlie Hickey, Maya Hernandez and Julian Corbett. The evening is hosted by singer-songwriter, Mason Summit, whose CD Loud Music & Soft Drinks was nominated for a L.A. Music Critic Award in 2014. Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 1st

Time: 8 pm -10 pm

Address: 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Venice, CA 90291

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

Black Clock Issue 20 Book Launch

Celebrate issue 20 of Cal Arts’ nationally renown lit mag “Black Clock,” hosted by Bruce Bauman. Readings by: Tom Carson, Steve Erickson Lynell George, Grace Krilanovich, Jonathan Lethem, Matthew Spektor, and David L. Ulin.

Where: Mandrake

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 4 pm –7 pm

Address: 2692 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

Website: http://blackclock.org/events/2015/black-clock-20-launch/

Fourth Sundays

Fourth Sundays: Poetry at the Claremont Library presents a poetry reading featuring Jenny Factor and Frank Montesonti. The reading is free and open to the public. Light snacks are provided and poets will have copies of their books to purchase. Jenny Factor’s poems have been featured in numerous anthologies, including “The Best American Erotic Poems” (2008), “Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry” (2003) among others. She lives in San Marino, California. Frank Montesonti is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, “Blight, Blight, Blight”, “Ray of Hope.” Long Time resident of Indiana he now lives in Los Angeles and is the lead faculty of the MFA program at National University.

Where: Claremont Public Library

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 208 Harvard AveClaremont, CA 91711

Website: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/86465

Brunch with Margret McMullan and Pam Houston and Their Stories

With the help of partners at Microsoft, WordTheatre will host brunch and stories with Margaret McMullan and Pam Houston. Guests will be treated to complimentary valet parking and a catered brunch by Schaffer’s Genuine Foods with a mimosa bar, coffee and tea. Performances will be followed by a Q&A with the author and book signings of purchased books courtesy of Small World Books.

Where: The Microsolft Lounge

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 11:30 am – 3 pm

Address: 901 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Suite A, Venice, CA 90291

Website: http://wordtheatre.com/event/brunch-with-margaret-mcmullan-pam-houston/

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