Los Angeles Literature Events 8/29/16 – 9/04/16

Patrick Duffy at Book Soupdownload

Please join us to hear Patrick Duffy discuss and sign 
When TV unveiled the series “Man from Atlantis” no one knew the how, where and why of Mark Harris. Over time the show’s star, Patrick Duffy, formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people. Here is the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who they were and where they came from.

See event guidelines on website.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 29th         

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/patrick-duffy-discusses-and-signs-man-atlantis

Corinna Nicolaou at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Corinna Nicolaou discuss and sign A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. The rising population known as “nones” for its members’ lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics and culture. In this layered narrative, the author tours America’s major religious traditions to see what, if anything, one might lack without God, and suggests the “nones” might be radically revising the practice of faith in contemporary times.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91001

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/corinna-nicolaou-discusses-and-signs-none’s-story-searching-meaning-inside-christianity

Mental Mondays at House of Brews

Come and celebrate our 10th anniversary with music, poetry and artistic spoken word that will have you coming back for more. Or simply sit back and enjoy your café and the wonderful company.

Free Open Mic: Limit of 7 minutes, and watch for foul language, as this is a business geared to the whole family. Hosted by Victor Sotomayor, and offered every last Monday of the month.

Where: House of Brews

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 231 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando, CA 91340

Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1133369730062398/          

Bullying & Our Response Author at Palisades Library

Join us as Dr. Andrea Polard, author of A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life, addresses the issue of bullying head-on. Learn how to most effectively handle bullying at school, from a psychologist and mother of a child who experienced bullying at school, on the brink of a new school year.

Where: Palisades Branch Library

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Address: 861 Alma Real Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90272

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/bullying-our-response

Smile Now, Cry Later at Book Soup

Join us to hear Freddy Negrete & Steve Jones discuss and sign Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs, and Ink-The Story of a Tattoo Art Legend. This is story of pioneering tattoo artist Freddy Negrete takes us from Freddy’s days as a cholo gang member to evangelical preacher to Hollywood body art guru to addiction counselor.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:  http://www.booksoup.com/event/freddy-negrete-steve-jones-discuss-and-sign-smile-now-cry-later-guns-gangs-and-ink-story

Sex Trafficking at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Groundbreaking Authors-Scholars Jennifer Musto (Control & Protect) and Leslie Wang (Outsourced Children) in conversation, delve into how these critical humanitarian issues reverberate and overlap. Musto’s Control & Protect: Collaboration, Carceral Protection and Domestic Sex Trafficking in the United States, examines how enforcement policies blur the boundaries between punishment and protection in U.S sex trafficking. Wang’s Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China addresses thorny questions raised by the intersection of transnational adoptions and globalization. She argues China has outsourced the care of its unwanted children to attract foreign resources and secure closer ties with Western nations.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com

Craig Carlson at Vroman’s Bookstore

Craig Carlson discusses and signs Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France, which tells the story of how he came from humble beginnings in working-class Connecticut, without restaurant or business experience, to create the one thing he missed in this new city of his dreams. His diner, Breakfast in America, is now a renowned tourist destination in Paris.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:  http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/craig-carlson-discusses-and-signs-pancakes-paris-living-american-dream-france

The Women Group at Stories Books and Cafe  

Join us for the WOMEN group monthly reading collective, a coeducational, feminist, unifying group which is optimistic, nondiscriminatory, and has the goal of being provocative in what we print. The WOMEN group will direct the feminist movement towards unity.

Where: Stories Books & Cafe

Dates: Tuesday, the 30th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

Raquel Lopez-Reyes and Open Reading at Coffee Cartel/Redondo Poets

Join us to hear Raquel Lopez-Reyes present her poetry and chapbook Born to Electrify, published with Sadie Girl Press. She has performed at Half-Off Books, Gatsby’s Books, and is an assistant editor at Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets. She hosts an open mic called Moon Pixel every last Friday of the month at Half-Off Books in Whittier.  There will also be an Open Mic.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90064

Website: http://www.facebook.com/RedondoPoets/

Imagine Open Mic at Hellada Gallery in Long Beach

Please join us for the Imagine Open Mic for Poetry and music, hosted by George, and to be held every Wednesday.

Where: Hellada Gallery

Date: Wednesday the 31st

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 117 Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

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

Conchas y Café at Junipero Serra Branch Library

Conchas y Café is a DSTL Arts creative writing program for adults, ages 30+ This workshop series produces a quarterly zine by the same name, exclusively featuring artwork and creative writing produced by our program participants. The goal of Conchas y Café is to bring together our community under the arts, building skills and arts-literacy, so that more adults may appreciate the cultural and economic value the arts bring to our lives.

Where: Junipero Serra Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 31st

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 4607 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/concha-y-cafe-talleres-de-escritura-creativa

Kitty Bruce on Lenny Bruce at Book Soup

Kitty Bruce discusses and tells stories about her father in celebration of the re-issue of How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An Autobiography, by Lenny Bruce. Although Bruce died at age 40, his influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz and satire are incalculable.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 31st  

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/kitty-bruce-tells-remembrances-her-dad-lenny-bruce-celebration-re-issue-how-talk-dirty

Read a Play at Santa Monica Library

Discover great plays while uncovering your inner actor.

Our September play is Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn (part 2).

Where: Ocean Park Branch, SMPL

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 2601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=21560

Matthew Specktor in Conversation at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Matthew Specktor, who will present Eve Babitz’s Slow Days, Fast Company: the World, the Flesh, and L.A. There was a time when no one burned hotter than Eve Babitz, and she wrote this book for one man who proved elusive and to re-create a Los Angeles of the 10960s and ‘70s that no longer exists. Author Specktor wrote the introduction for this edition, and will be presenting it tonight.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/matthew-specktor-discusses-and-signs-eve-babitz’s-slow-days-fast-company-world-flesh-and-la

Spectacular Illumination at Skylight Books  

Join us to hear Tom Zimmerman and J. Eric Lynxwiler present their book Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles 1925-1965.  This unique and spectacular collection of vintage photos showcase the glowing neon heritage of Los Angeles The era’s predominant black and white photography juxtaposes vivid neon lights with other classic symbols of the city. This book, meticulously designed and edited by historian and graphic designer Lynxwiler, further illuminates the art of photographer Zimmerman.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/tom-zimmerman-and-j-eric-lynxwiler-present-their-book-spectacular-illumination

Hunter S. Thompson Author at Book Soup

Join us as author Kevon McEneaney, discusses and signs his book Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo. This book examines the intellectual background of this American original, placing Thompson in a larger historical and social context. With new biographical information and an examination of his writing techniques, this book looks beyond the larger-than-life public persona.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/kevin-mceneaney-discusses-and-signs-hunter-s-thompson-fear-loathing-and-birth-gonzo

Mystery Book Club Returns at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to welcome back the Mystery Book Club to discuss In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. This suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller is set deep in the English countryside, where a reclusive crime writer wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, and wondering “what have I done?”

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/diesel-brentwood-mystery-book-club-discusses-dark-dark-wood          

Civil Coping Mechanisms Launch at Skylight Books

Please join us for #Recurrent, a new series at Civil Coping Mechanisms, which launches two titles in 2016 and is edited by Janice Lee, author of Damnation, Reconsolidation, The Sky Isn’t Blue, and Executive Editor of Entropy. This series will push the boundaries of narrative with books that seek to reconstruct, reimagine, and expand on existing narrative spaces.

Blind Spot, by Harold Abramowitz, is a rigorous investigation of being, and a brilliant poetic novel which forces the reader to consider complex and profound structures hidden in a record of time.

Gaijin, by Jordan Okumura, contains an unsettling nostalgia for family and for Japanese culture. This novel attempts to simultaneously track a personal rupture and a family, through the reclamation of the self after sexual violence and the evocation of a patriarch, half-dreamed and half real. Part memoir, part mythology, and part eulogy, it is powerful, grim and tragic.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/civil-coping-mechanisms-recurrent-launch-harold-abramowitz-and-jordan-okumura

Eat Art Open Mic at Book Show LA

Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word – whatever your form of storytelling, FUCKING DO IT!!! Just steer clear of standup, please! this monthly Open Mic is hosted by Sabrina Dropkick.

Sign-ups are between 8 pm and 8:30 pm. Bring your words and poetry!

Where: Book Show LA

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 8 pm- 9:30 pm

Address: 5503 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://bookshowla.comevent/eat-art-open-mic-21/ /

Ocean Park Book Group reads author Ruth Ozeki

The Ocean Park Book Group meets the first Saturday of each month. In September our title is A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki.

Open to all. No registration required.

Where: Ocean Park Library, SMPL

Date: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Address: 2601 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=19034

Author Talk at Westwood Branch Library

Meet archaeologist E. Gary Stickel and novelist Phoebe Conn, the authors of Helen: The Wine Dark Sea, a novel about Helen of Troy. Come hear them speak as they present their slide show!

This event is free, and no reservation is required.

Where: Westwood Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 3rd       

Time: 11 am

Address: 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/author-talk-art-smuker

Adult Book Group at Los Feliz Branch Library   

Gather with us to discuss Love and Summer by Trevor William. Copies of the book will be available at the customer service desk within a month of our meeting. New members are always welcome.

Where: Los Feliz Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 11 am

Address: 1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/library-adult-book-club-15/

Local Author at Palisades Branch Library

Local author Thomas James discusses his book Other Hands, an exploration of the mysteries of the cosmos and the inner recesses of the human psyche. He offers a captivating and thought provoking novel, taking readers to places where science, technology, spirituality, love and madness collide.

Where: Palisades Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 3rd      

Time: 1 pm

Address: 861 Alma Real Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/journey-stars

Expressions Reading Series at Studio City Branch Library 

The Expressions LA poetry reading series will host two featured poets, followed by an open reading where participants are allowed four to six minutes each to share their work.

Suzannah Ferron has been an adjunct college English teacher, and later a marriage and family therapist. She is currently working on publishing her first collection of poetry, spoken word and music.

Milo Martin co-founded the original Hollywood/Silver Lake Poetry Slam Team in 1997, later winners of the Slam in 2004 and 2005. His work has been translated into five languages.

Where: Studio City Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 3 pm

Address: 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91604

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/expressions-la-poetry-reading-series

Wide Open Reading at Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library

Join us for our Wide Open Reading, coordinated and hosted Elsa Frausto, Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga. Bring poems, narratives, and music to share.

Where: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA 91042

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/wide-open-reading-2

Celebrate Loop Day at Vroman’s Bookstore

Celebrate Loop Day and the release of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs. Loop Day comes from Riggs’ novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 3rd       

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/loop-day-celebration-release-tales-peculiar-ransom-riggs

Writing Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry

Join us for an Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop led by Mahnaz Sahibzada.

Saturday Afternoon Poetry is hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena PL

Date: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

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

Evan Kindley with Rosten Woo at Skylight Books

Please join us to hear Evan Kindley discuss his new book Questionnaire with Rosten Woo. Questionnaires are everywhere, but where did they come from and why have they proliferated? Kindley’s research uncovered surprising connections between literature and science, psychology and business, and journalism and surveillance.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/evan-kindley-discusses-his-new-book-questionnaire-rosten-woo

Bookbinding Workshop at Book Show 

Join us for a bookbinding workshop with Rachel Curry at Book Show LA.

Where: Book Show

Date: Saturday the 3rd           

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Address: 5503 N. Figueroa St.untington DrHuntington , Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://bookshowla.com/event/bookbinding-workshop-with-rachel-curry/                      

STAR Reader at West Los Angeles Regional Library  

Join us as Cecile, our STAR Volunteer Reader, reads with children and learn how your child can earn a free book to take home.

Where: West Los Angeles Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Sunday the 4th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 11630 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/cecile-star-volunteer-reader

 HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!                      


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