Los Angeles Literary Events 6/14/15-6/21/15

Vendela Vida at Skylight BooksBANNER-FOR-EVENTS

Writer Vendela Vida reads from her new novel “The Diver’s Clothes lie Empty,” a thriller set in  Casablanca,, with a satiric and humorous side.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Monday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website:  http://www.skylightbooks.com

Author at Book Soup

Shelley Ettinger reads from her new novel “Vera’s Will.”

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/events/

Author at Vroman’s

Writer Jason Matthews discusses and signs “Palace of Treason.”

Where: Vroman’s

The provocative writer Jerry Stahl reads from his new book “OG Dad: Weird Sh%t Happens When You Don’t Die Young.”

Where: Stories Books & Cafe

Date: Tuesday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, CA

Website: http://www.storiesla.com

Writers at the Last Bookstore

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of “The Sympathizer”  and Asali Solomon, author of “Disgruntled,” discuss their recent debut novels and their common themes of dissent.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.lastbookstorela.com

Author at Vroman’s

Lawrence Levy reads from “Second Street Station.”

Where: Vroman’s Books

Date: Wednesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com

Blue Coyote Writer’s Group

Share your original writings and critique those of others. Give and receive feedback in order to sharpen your writing skills. Please bring 3 double-spaced pages of writing to share with the group. Led by renowned author Jill Schary Robinson.

Where: Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library

Date: Thursday the 18th

Time: 1 pm

Address: 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/blue-coyote-writers-group-7

Teen Poetry Readings with the Sylmar High School Poetry Club! 

Poetry Readings with the Sylmar High School PASSION Poetry Club and English Teacher Tom Adams: Come Feel the Noise!!

Where: Sylmar Branch Library

Date: Thursday the 18th

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00 pm

Address: 14561 Polk Street, Sylmar, CA 91342

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/teen-poetry-readings-sylmar-high-school-poetry-club

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will discuss Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl.” On their fifth anniversary, Amy goes missing and Nick Dunne becomes suspect #1. Nick has plenty of dark secrets, but is being his wife’s killer one of them? And what happened to Amy?

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library

Date: Thursday the 18th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 12006 Venice Boulevard, Mar Vista, CA 90066

WEBSITE: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/mystery-book-club-6

Writer at Skylight Books

Mark Haskell-Smith discusses his new book “Naked at Lunch” in conversation with Jillian Lauren.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Thursday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

WEBSITE: http://www.skylightbooks.com

Identity at Westwood Library

Raymond Wong, author of “I’m not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence.”

Where: Westwood Branch of LAPL, 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles CA 90024

Date: Saturday the 20th

Time: 11 am

WEBSITE: https://www.lapl.org

Life Story Writing class

Turn your memories into vivid writing for inner exploration, to preserve family history, or to prepare for publication. Try your hand at memoir writing and fiction.  We provide a warm, supportive atmosphere. No writing experience is necessary.

Where: Silver Lake Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 20th

Time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/life-story-writing-class-0

LA History at LAPL

Author Jose A Gardea discusses his new book “MacArthur Park, a cultural history of the area and park.

Where: Meeting Room A, LA Public Library

Date: Saturday the 20th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 5th & Flower, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90017

Website: http://www.lapl.org

Author Talk – Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez, author of “Always Running” and Los Angeles Poet Laureate will share his thoughts and a reading.  Ask questions and have time to dialoge with a famous author from Los Angeles!

Where: Little Tokyo Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 20th

Time: 11am – 12 pm

Address: 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/author-talk-luis-rodriguez-0

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