Los Angeles Literary Events 7/13/15-7/19/15

Poetry Workshop

Westwood Branch Library--Los Angeles Public Library
Westwood Branch Library–Los Angeles Public Library

Join the Westwood Branch library for a poetry workshop. Bring at least one poem you have written and one poem you really like.

Where: Westwood Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-workshop-1

Determined: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor

Author Avraham Perlmutter discusses his autobiography, “Determined”. The book takes readers from his experience as a childhood holocaust survivor, through his efforts to establish the state of Israel, to his life in the United States. Avraham Perlmutter was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1927. He went on to pursue his education in the United States, earning a PhD in aeronautical engineering. He is an award-winning scientist.

Where: Ocean Park Branch—Santa Monica Library

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 6 pm7:30 pm

Address: 2601 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=17945

BOOKED SOLID: Central Library Adult Book Club

The Glendale Public Library Main Branch’s Adult Book Club is held every second Wednesday. Join them in the Glendale History room at the Central Library. This month’s Book is Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Note: Visitors to the Central Library receive three hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.

Where: Glendale Public Library—Main Branch

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, California 91205

Website: http://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/9102/125

TEENS: Teen Book Club

Let’s kick off our Teen Summer Fun at the Libary! This week the teen book club talks about Beige by Cecil Castellucci. The author will be joining us for the discussion. Pizza and snacks provided by the Punk Rock Marthas.

Where: Frances Howard Goldwyn  branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 3:00 pm

Address: 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/teen-summer-fun-library-teen-book-club

Poetry Open Mic

Enter the conversation. Let your voice be heard. Come share your poems! Hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

Where: Westwood Branch Library

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-open-mic-1

Montana Branch Book Group: The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Daniel James Brown attended the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA. He writes narrative nonfiction books and lives in the country outside of Seattle.

Where: Montana Branch—Santa Monic Library

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 1704 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica,CA,90403

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=17592&rts=&disptype=info&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&SignupType=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=

CHILDREN: Chapter Book Chat

Read the book at home. Discuss the story at the Library, followed by activity. On June 17, we are discussing, Sideways Stories from Wayside School. On July 15, we are discussing Wayside School is Falling Down. Grades 3 & 4.

Where: Pacific Park Branch—Glendale Public Library

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm

Address: 401 So. Pacific Avenue, Glendale, California 91204

Website: http://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/8401/125

Reading with Poets Gerald Locklin, Heather Woodbury and Alexis Rhone Fancher

Long Brach poet Gerald Locklin has published over one hundred volumes of poetry, fiction and literary essays including Charles Bukowski: A Sure Bet and Go West, Young Toad. He is a professor Emeritus at Long Beach State. Heather Woodbury’s works echo 19th century serial fiction while throwing down a live-wire storyteller’s challenge to the remote-controlled seductions of contemporary cable TV. A native of Northern California, she moved to NYC at the age of seventeen and became involved in the East Village performance art scene. Alexis Rhone Fancher’s work can be found in Rattle, The  MacGuffin, Ragazine, Menacing Hedge, 13 Myna Birds, KYSO Flash, Quaint Magazine, among other publications. She is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and Other Heart Stab Poems. She and her husband, Fancher, live and collaborate in a loft/studio space in downtown Los Angeles.

Where: Chevalier’s Books

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: 126 North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Website: http://chevaliersbooks.com/events/

Angel City Review: the Release Party

After many hours of work, they have finally finished issue one of Angel City Review. In order to share the experience with everyone they are having a little party to celebrate. They will have a reading, refreshments, and a jazz quintet for your enjoyment. Featuring: F Douglas Brown, Keith Niles, A.R. Castellanos, Teresa Córdova, Thea Manalang. Closing the night will be the Alex Santos Quintet playing a set of Jazz. Angel City Review is a literary journal that is committed to bringing the cutting edge in fiction and poetry to a modern audience. They aim to present a diverse range of both writers and genres that run the gamut from experimental narratives to grittier fiction with a literary air.  Every issue will feature a couple of more established writers; however our main goal is to provide an outlet for new and emerging authors with an emphasis on writers based in Los Angeles. The journal’s format is a twice yearly Ebook that is available for free.

Where: Avenue 50 Studios

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 131 N Ave. 50

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634282216783985/

Matt Coyle & David Putnam discuss and sign Night Tremors and The Disposables

In Night Tremors, Private Investigator Rick Cahill, haunted by a past he cannot flee, has felt the pain from being wrongly accused of a crime. So, when an attorney asks him to help free an imprisoned man, whom he believes is not guilty of murdering his family, Rick jumps at the chance.  In The Disposables, Bruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law. Now he’s an ex-con and his life on parole is not going well. He is hassled by the police at every opportunity and to make matters even more difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high-ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime – unofficially, of course. Matt Coyle grew up in the tract home section of La Jolla, California, battling my Irish/Portuguese brother and sisters for respect and the best spot on the couch in front of the TV. He smuggled a degree in English out of the University of California, Santa Barbara. David Putnam worked in law enforcement primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics (street level and majors), Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau. He’s now retired from law enforcement and spends his time growing organic California avocados and writing, with his wife Mary and their two dogs.

Where: Vroman’s

Date: Friday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/matt-coyle-david-putnam-july-2015

Libros is Turning 5

Come celebrate five years of Libros and books in the community with Paletas, Piñatas y mas. Includes annual membership . Pick 3 books to keep. Live @ Libros: musical performances  & readings. Kinds 3-12 get 1 free book & a free membership.

Where: Libros Schmibros Lending Library

Date: Suturday the 19th

Time: 12 pm – 6 pm

Address: 1711 Mariachi Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: http://www.librosschmibros.org/calendar

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 of the Los Angeles Public Library

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 2411 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake, CA 90039

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

Poetry at the Santa Catalina Library

Saturday Afternoon Poetry hosts readings from Steven Dhar, Beverly Lafontaine and Nancy Lynee Woo, and open reading. A native Angeleno, Steven Dhar is Winner of both of the Los Angeles Poet Society’s 2015 National Women’s Month Poetry Contests, the 2015 Emerging Urban Poets’ SGV Poetry Festival Broadside Contest, and the 2015 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly Chapbook Contest, and published in various anthologies. Beverly Lafontaine is a Los Angeles-born poet and playwright. Her writing and poetry has been published in Blue Satellite, Spillway, the Anthology of the Valley Contemporary Poets, and So Luminous the Wildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets, Essence Magazine, Soul Magazine and Caesura: the Journal for the San Jose Center for Poetry and Literature. Before the poetry fire was fully lit, Nancy Woo earned a degree in sociology from UC Santa Cruz, then spent the lost years after college flitting around as a Jane of a million trades, doing freelance writing, editing, tutoring, blogging, reporting, marketing and stuff, which she still does.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch—Pasadena Public Library

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 35 pm

Address: 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

ANDI TERAN reads from her debut novel ANA OF CALIFORNIA

Many a young reader has been charmed and transported by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables and its spunky, smart heroine, Anne Shirley. Debut novelist Andi Teran reworks this classic coming-of-age tale for the 21st century in Ana of California and gives us a new—and equally loquacious—underdog to root for in Ana Cortez. Teran introduces characters with modern sensibilities and issues while staying true to the heart and spirit of Montgomery’s bestselling series. Teran’s novel also reflects her own Mexican heritage, bringing much needed diversity to contemporary literature.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/eventsandi-teran-reads-her-debut-novel-ana-california

Libros is Turning 5

Come celebrate five years of Libros and books in the community with Paletas, Piñatas y mas. Includes annual membership . Pick 3 books to keep. Live @ Libros: musical performances  & readings. Kinds 3-12 get 1 free book & a free membership.

Where: Libros Schmibros Lending Library

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 12 pm – 6 pm

Admission: $5

Address: 1711 Mariachi Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: http://www.librosschmibros.org/calendar

THREE GENERATIONS ON A STAGE
Mike Sonksen is hosting young readers and established readers. This month: A.K. Toney, Monique Mitchell, Joe Gardiner, Armond Kinard, Laura Caustic and more. Come out to hear L.A. Poets.

Where: Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 681 North Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90291

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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