Los Angeles Literature Events 11/21/16 – 11/27/16

Writer’s Workshop at Baldwin Hill Branch Librarybaldwin-hills-library

Writing a book and looking for feedback? Need deadlines to help you reach your writing goals? Then this is the group for you!

Each meeting, you should bring 5-10 double-spaced pages of writing to share with the group. Every member will have time to present their work and receive feedback.

Please call the information desk with any questions, and to RSVP: 323-733-1196.

Where: Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 21st                      

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 2906 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Website: http://lfla.org/event/writers-workshop    

The Penguin Book of the Undead at the Last Bookstore

Join author Scott G. Bruce, editor of The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters, with Eric Larkin, to learn about beliefs in the restless dead (ghosts, revenants, etc.) in the distant past, from the Romans to the Renaissance.

Scott G. Bruce is an expert on medieval monasticism, a professor of medieval history, and the director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Eric Larkin is the editor of Dwarf+Giant, the official blog of The Last Bookstore.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 21st             

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Surrealism at Book Soup

Join us to hear Jed Rasula, in conversation with translator Alan Bernheimer, discussing Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism by Phillippe Soupault. Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic. Lost Profiles is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by a co-founder of the surrealist movement.

Jed Rasula is an author, and the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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


Tippi Hedren at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Tippi Hedren discuss and sign Tippi: A Memoir. In this absorbing book, one of the biggest names in classic Hollywood, and the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie, tells her story, including her experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time. She also speaks of being a single mother, balancing her dedication to her work and her devotion to her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and rising star Dakota Johnson, her granddaughter, as well as to her work and commitment to helping animals.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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


Jack London’s Wake at Gatsby’s Books

Please join us for Jack London’s Wake, a celebration of the life and works of Jack London on the 100th anniversary of his death. Bring food and drinks to share as we read aloud from our favorite selections of Jack London’s work.

Hosted by: Diana Mansfield

Where: Gatsby’s Books

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808


SOM Open Mic at The Wine Bar

Please join us for our weekly Open Mic with Mixed Acts hosted by Vaughan Risher. All acts are welcome, for six-minute set times or 1-2 songs. See site for additional guidelines and rules.

Where: The Wine Bar

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 250 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802


Story Time at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join Storytime with Mr. Steve, at our Main Store, an event for children held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 am.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 10 am

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

Website:   http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-mr-steve-47            

Pajama Storytime at Silver Lake Library–Kids and Preschool Age Event

Please cozy up in your PJs, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and join Ms. Alana in the picture book nook for our weekly pajama time!

For kids and pre-school ages.

Where: Silver Lake Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 6:30 pm

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


Imagine Open Mic at Hellada Gallery

This weekly Open Mic with Mixed Acts (poetry and music) takes place every Wednesday, and is hosted by George.

Where: Hellada Gallery

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING on November 24th!

Member Appreciation Days at Central Library Bookstore

Please join us to celebrate Member Appreciation Days (also available at 18 other Southern California museums/libraries and their stores) to receive 20% discounts on books and goods, where your holiday and other purchases support your libraries and your community.

Where: Central Library Bookstore, LAPL

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: All day

Address: 630 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071


Moon Pixel Open Mic at Half-Off Books

Please join us for our monthly Open Mic hosted by Raquel Reyes-Lopez, for poetry, comedy, and acoustic musical acts.

Sign-ups begin at 6:45 pm. Performances from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Where: Half-Off Books

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 6708 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602


Tia Chucha’s Open Mic

Join us for Tia Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, held every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Friday of the month. This is a welcoming, creative sanctuary where people are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings and talents through various styles of expression.

Hosted by: Jeffrey Martin.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 13197 Gladstone Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342

Website:  http://www.tiachucha.org/programming

Mystery Book Club at Westwood Library

Join our Mystery Book Club meeting for adults and seniors to discuss The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton.

Where: Westwood Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 11 am – 12 pm

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

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/mystery-book-club-34

Book Club at Sunland-Tujunga Library

Join us for our Book Club for adults to discuss Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat, by Bee Wilson. Since prehistory, humans have used knives, fire and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about our food.

Copies will be available at the Reference Desk.

Where: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

Address: 7717 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA 91042

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/sunland-tujunga-library-book-club-5

NOHO Book Club at North Hollywood Amelia Earheart Library

The NOHO Book Club for adults and seniors meets the fourth Saturday of most months. November’s selection is A Paris Apartment, by Michelle Gable. New members are always welcome.

Where: North Hollywood-Amelia Earheart Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/noho-book-club-reads-paris-apartment

Indies First Events at the Following Los Angeles Bookstores Below

Indies First & Guest Authors at Book Soup

Please join us  for Indies First, a celebration of independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday, dedicated to supporting local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, preserve neighborhoods, and host literary authors as honorary booksellers, who will serve as booksellers of their favorite authors and sign books.

Aris Janigian, author of Waiting for Lipchitz at the Chateau Marmont, will appear from 11 am – Noon.

Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. The World, will appear from Noon – 1 pm.

Lena Dunham, author of Not That Kind of Girl, will appear from 2 pm – 3 pm.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 11 am – 3 pm

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


Indies First & Guest Authors at Diesel Books  

Join some of our favorite local authors to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Those authors helping you at our bookstore today include:

Sonya Sones, whose latest young adult book is Saving Red, has written five other novels in verse: Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy; What My Mother Doesn’t Know; What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know; One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies; and To Be Perfectly Honest.

Marc Weingarten’s most recent book, Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown, was recently shortlisted as a finalist with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. for best new non-fiction.

Joe Ide’s highly acclaimed debut crime novel is IQ: A Gritty, Emotional, and Clever Thriller about a Brilliant Young Private Detective Helping Inner-City Los Angeles Residents.

Jennifer Caloyeras is the author of a young adult novel, Strays. She currently teaches short fiction at UCLA Extension.

Where: Diesel Books, Brentwood

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

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

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

Indies First & Guest Authors at Pages Bookstore

Celebrate Indies First/Small Business Saturday with our guest authors. Check site for schedule:

Barney Saltzberg is a children’s author and illustrator of close to 50 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, Arlo Needs Glasses, Andrew Drew and Drew, and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series.

Jade Chang is the debut novelist of The Wangs vs. the World. She has worked as an arts and culture journalist and editor for publications like the BBC, Metropolis, Glamour, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine.

Colin Cowherd is a sports radio celebrity and author of You Herd Me!: I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will and Raw: My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports.

Craig Peterson grew up surfing the myriad wave shapes of Huntington Beach, California, where he focused his first career in photography at age 13. Shortly after getting his driver’s license and still a senior in high school, Craig became a staff photographer for SURFER Magazine at age 16. Soon the surf-and-photography trips up and down the California coast crossed the international borders into Mexico and beyondis. He is the author of The Perfect Wave.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 11 am – 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/small-business-saturdayindies-introduce-celebration

Indies First & Guest Authors at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us as we celebrate Indies First at our Main Store and welcome authors: Chip Jacobs, Gretchen Moneil, Meredith Maran, Jillian Lauren, Ron Kortege, and Aimee Bender.

Check site for schedule.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 11 am – closing (all day)

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


Indies First & Guest Authors at Chevalier’s Books

Join us on Small Business Saturday to do some pleasurable, personal holiday shopping with our guest authors and educators. Check site for schedule:

Julie Buxbaum is the author of Tell Me Three Things. 

Patricia Lombard is the author of the Images of America series pictorial history Larchmont 

Fonda St. Paul is the author of Encore, Encore 

Kris Williams is the secondary school librarian at Pilgrim School

Carol Koneff is the primary school librarian at Pilgrim School 

Stuart Gibbs is the author of Funjungle and Moon Base Alpha series.

Where: Chevalier’s Books

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 10 am – 5  pm

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

Website:   http://chevaliersbooks.com

Indies First & Guest Authors at Flintridge Books

Join us for nine guest authors, five artists, three live music performances, and special guests for story time, plus a book drive for Literally Healing, and lots of giveaways.

Where: Flintridge Books

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: All day (9 am – 8 pm)

Address: 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011

Website:  http://www.flintridgebooks.com

On the Bus at Beyond Baroque 

Hosted by Jack Grapes, an award-winning poet, playwright, actor, teacher, and the editor and publisher of On the Bus, this is a new issue of one of the top literary journals in the country. Grapes has won several publishing grants and Fellowships in Literature from the NEA, and received nine Artist-in-Residence Grants from the California Arts Council to teach writing in various schools in Los Angeles.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 1 pm

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

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

Writing Workshop at Barnsdall Art Park

Join us for a Citizenship Looks Like: Youth Writing Workshop with Leslie Schwarz. Citizenship is broadly defined as being obligated to obey the laws and duties assigned by one’s government in exchange for legal rights and privileges granted by that government. But citizenship is also more than a legal designation. It is also a cultural ideal, infused with moral meanings, values and expectations derived from cultural, social and historical perspectives.

In this workshop you will explore issues of cultural identity as they relate to citizenship, and how language and identity play into these notions. Come with an open mind, the courage to speak your truth, and a willing heart.

Where: Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website:  http://www.lamag.org/?page_id=3349

Fourth Sundays Open Mic at Claremont Public Library

Please join us for Poets About Town, our annual Open Mic event, to share your poetry. Bring up to 3 poems or 2 pages of work to share. Sign-ups start at 1:50 pm, and first signed, will be first heard.

Where: Claremont Public Library

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 2 pm – 4:15 pm

Address: 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711


The Last Sunday at USVAA Theater

The Last Sunday is proud to announce that Art Currim is going to be our November feature.

Art Currim is an LA-based writer and poet. He’s played the
part of director, designer, producer, inventor, editor, composer,
and now follows his own script, against medical advice.
www.quattrain.com Ig/Tw/Fb:artcurrim

There is also an  open mic: Come early to sign up, space is limited. Please join Art Currim and The Last Sunday for drinks, food, and a night of fun.

Where: USVAA Theater

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 10858 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1180090918744874/ 


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