Los Angeles Literary Events 11/23/15 – 11/29/15

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) at LAPLnano_logo-830912ef5e38104709bcc38f44d20a0d

Every Monday in November “Come Write In” to the meeting room and put the words inside your head to paper. Astound yourself by writing a novel in a month!

Adults, Seniors, Teens

Where: Vermont Square Branch Library

Date: Monday, the 23rd

Time: 3 pm

Address: 1201 W. 48th St., Los Angeles, CA 90037


Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday, the 16th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/vermont-square

National Novel Writing Month/Night for Teens

The Venice Branch Library of LAPL is pleased to provide support for all teens taking the NaNo WriMo challenge this year, or who want to find out about it.

Where: Venice Branch Library

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address: 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 9021

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/venice

Infant Storytime

Glendale Public Library hosts a Monday morning story time for infants and young children at the Casa Verdugo Library.

Where: Casa Verdugo Library

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Address:  1151 No. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91201


The WOMEN Group

The 29th Monthly Reading of the WOMEN group, a collective conceived in the Summer of 2012. The WOMEN group is coeducational, feminist, unifying, and optimistic that it will direct the feminist movement towards unity.

Open mic event featuring: sign ups at 6:30; reading starts at 7:00; reading ends at 8:30. Everyone that makes the sign up list has 3-5 minutes; original work only; no reading off phones.

Where: Stories Books & Cafe

Date: Tuesday the 24th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 1716 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Website: http://storiesla.com/blogs/events 

Writ Large Press at Vroman’s

TEN made PUBLIC: An evening with Writ Large Press. Hosted by Peter Woods!

A celebration of past, in-process and forthcoming works by TEN Los Angeles-based poets: Wendy C. Ortiz, Khadija Anderson, Billy Burgos, Melora Walters, Chiwan Choi, Jessica Ceballos, Rachel McLeod, Kaminer, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Mike Sonksen and Jo Scott-Coe.

For Bios: http://www.facebook.com/events/1934583060099393/

Where: Vroman’s Books

Date: Tuesday the 24th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/writ-large-press-nov-2015

Viento Y Agua Open Mic

Cadence Collective announces Viento Y Agua Open Mic with Mixed Acts, hosted by Alyssandra. Sign-ups begin at 7:30, performances at 8:00. List fills up fast so arrive early.

Where: Viento Y Agua

Date: Wednesday the 25th                                                                               

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 4007 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA


Writing Skills Class

Become a better writer! This class teaches basic writing skills for adults as part of the LAPL programs in adult literacy.

Where:  Robertson Branch Library

Date: Wednesday the 25th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 1719 S. Roberson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/robertson


Where: Wherever you are

Date: Thursday the 26th

Time: All day

Address: Everywhere

Website: N/A

The Definitive Soapbox Open Mic

We welcome all forms of art. Our goals are to create community and cultivate hope through various art forms. Feel free to bring your songs and poems, or just words you scribbled on a recyclable napkin.

Sign ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performances begin at 7:00 pm.

Where: Fox Coffee House

Date: Friday the 26th

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 539 E. Bixby Rd., Long Beach, CA

Website: http://www.localendar.com/public/CadenceCollective 

Friday Night Live Open Mic

Royal Cup Café presents Friday Night Live Open Mic Night. All performers welcome! Sign ups at 6:30.

Where: Royal Cup Cafe

Date: Friday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 994 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804

Website: http://www.localendar.com/public/CadenceCollective

Saturday Afternoon Poetry

Weekly afternoon poetry series features: Poets published in the 2016 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar.

Open reading.

Hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Date: Saturday the 28th

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

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

Small Business Saturday

Many will be supporting small businesses this Sunday by patronizing local merchants and shops. The following is a few Los Angeles area independent bookstores and their events for Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday at Pages Bookstore  

Pages Bookstore is featuring David Davis, author of “Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku” for this annual event to support independent bookstores. David Davis is an Award-wining journalist. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, among others. He started his career at the L.A. Weekly and continues to live in the city.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Address: 904 Mahattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Indies First at Book Soup

Small Business Saturday celebrates some of the store’s favorite authors:

Carol Wolper: Noon – 1 pm

Bruce Cameron: 1 pm – 2 pm

Justin Sayer: 2 pm – 3 pm

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: Noon – 3 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/indies-first-small-business-saturday 

Small Business Saturday at Skylight Books

Celebrate this event with authors, discounts, and the Relaunch of the Children’s Section. Authors include:

David Ulin: Noon – 2 pm

Aimee Bender: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Amy Gerstler: 1:pm – 3 pm

Diana Wagman: 2 pm – 4 pm

Elyssa Sussman: 3 pm – 5 pm

Mari Naomi: 4 pm – 6 pm

Tote Giveaway with $100 or more spent on this date.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Saturday, the 28th

Time: All day

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


Indies First & Small Business Saturday at Vroman’s Books

This event will feature local authors joining us as honorary booksellers.

At Vroman’s Main Store you’ll find: Victoria Patterson (noon-1pm), Mark Haskell Smith (noon – 1pm), Naomi Hirahara (1-2pm) and Lian Dolan (2-3pm)

At Vroman’s Hastings Ranch you’ll find: Julie Berry (noon – 2pm) and Kathy Kottaras (1-3pm)

Where: Vroman’s Books

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: Noon -4 pm

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

Website:  http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/indies-first-small-business-saturday 

Vroman’s Local Authors

Vroman’s Local Authors Series introduces Mike Walters, James Radford, and Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin. Mike Walters will discuss and sign “The Outlaw River Wilde” about strange and unexpected events in the small Pacific Northwest town of Outlaw River. James Radford will discuss and sign “Adventure on the Queen Mary: Tales of a Teenage Crew Member” set in 1957. Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin will discuss and sign “Mi Amor” about a young girl growing up in East Los angles in the late 1940’s.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday, the 29th

Time: 11 am – 12 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/local-author-day-november-2015



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