Los Angeles Literature Events 12/12/16 –12/18/16

zinemaking-workshops-20Zine-Making Workshops at Central Library

Join us to work on the DIY art of writing poetry, drawing mini-comics, collaged illustration, self-publishing, and making zines.

Where: Teen’Scape, Central Library

Date: Monday the 12th                      

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/zine-making-workshops

The Making of Outlander at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Tara Bennett, Ronald Moore, Toni Graphia and Anne Kenney present and sign The Making of Outlander: The Series: The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two. Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the first two seasons of Outlander with this official, fully illustrated companion to the hit Starz TV series based on the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website:  http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/tara-bennett-ronald-moore-toni-graphia-anne-kenney-present-and-sign-making-outlander-series

Poetry Open Mic at Westwood Library

Hey! Another open mic at the Westwood Branch Library!

Feature? Kinda. Your host, Wyatt Underwood, has been laid up a while, but he kept on writing poems. He has a bunch to share, so c’mon down and hear him, listen to him, then share your work too!

Hosted by: Wyatt Underwood.

Where: Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 13th

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-open-mic-2

The Last Firefly at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Center Theatre Group and Artists at Play invite you to attend a fre paly reading at a Boyle Heights library: The Last Firefly (A Kabuki Fable) by Naomi Iizuka. Inspired by Japanese folktales, The Last Firefly follows the journey of a young boy named Boom to find his missing father, who may or may not be Thunder.  This is a story about parents, children, and what you find when you start asking questions about where you come from and who you really are.

Where: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 13th              

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 2200 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/last-firefly-kabuki-fable

Young Adult Author Panel at Studio City Branch Library

Join us to hear a panel of young adult authors to talk about all things YA! Panelists currently scheduled to appear include: Jennifer Brody (Continuum series), Julie Buxbaum (NY Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things), Romina Russell (the Zodiac series), Charlotte Huang (For the Record), and Constantine Singer (debut YA novel just sold to Putnam).

Where: Studio City Branch Library

Date: Tuesday the 13th

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/writing-and-publishing-young-adult-novels

Parenting Authors at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Patty Wipfler and Tosha Schore, present Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges. This book by our local authors offer a new and practical understanding of children’s emotions and upset moments and shares effective tools for the stress of parenting during even the most challenging interactions parents face each day.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 13th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vroman’s-local-author-day-featuring-patty-wipfler-tosha-schore-presenting-and-signing-listen

Redondo Beach Poets at Coffee Cartel

Please join us to hear the LUMMOX 5 Publication reading at Coffee Cartel in Redondo Beach.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 13th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/RedondoPoets

No Man’s Land at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us as Sherilyn Fenn presents and signs No Man’s Land. A young boy’s journey through the land of “Nos” was the answer to everything and everyone the little boy encountered. As time went on, the frustration of losing friends and becoming more and more isolated caused the little boy to grow lonelier and sadder each day. Fenn seeks to reveal how the smallest of adjustments in perception change and uplift one’s life. This book will ring true in the hearts of parents and children alike.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/sherilyn-fenn-presents-and-signs-no-man%E2%80%99s-land

Book Club at Pacoima Branch Library

 

Please join us to discuss Ann Patchett’s book, State of Wonder. This intriguing tale of a search for a missing scientist in the Amazon jungle also captures the mystery and horrors of the region. The vivid characters in the midst of great challenges are very well drawn. Holiday snacks will be served!

Where: Pacoima Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/book-club-meeting-pacoima-pl

Dan Lopez, with Jade Chang, at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Dan Lopez, in conversation with Jade Chang, discuss and sign The Show House. Quirky Orlando retirees Thaddeus and Cheryl, and adoptive parents Steven and Peter, come together for a family weekend in Orlando, where Cheryl anxiously hopes to repair the dysfunctional and toxic relationship between her husband and their son. When news of a serial killer that targets gay men at nightclubs rocks their community, events propel these intertwined families to finally collide.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/dan-lopez-conversation-jade-chang-discusses-and-signs-show-house

Whisper of the Roots at Abril Bookstore

Abril Bookstore cordially invites you to meet Rev. Vatche Ekmekjian, author of the newly released bilingual book Whisper of the Roots: Surviving Armenian Evangelical Sanctuaries & Buildings of Affiliated Educational Institutions in Historical Armenia and Cilicia. Author will be introduced by Raffi Kendirjian, Chairman of the Syrian American Relief Fund (SARF).

Admission is free. Wine and Cheese Reception to follow.

Where: Abril Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

Websitehttp://www.pw.org/literary_events/whisper_of_the_roots_surviving_armenian_evangelical_sanctuaries

Mystery Book Club at Mar Vista Branch Library

Please join us as our Mystery Book club discusses The Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/mystery-book-club-38

Jennifer Niven and Jay Asher at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join two authors as they present and sign their books.

Jennifer Niven presents Holding Up the Universe, the story of Libby Strout, the girl everyone thinks they know, and once dubbed “the world’s fattest teen.”  Following her mom’s death she’s trying to pick up the pieces, deal with her grief, and start fresh in high school, where everyone is trying to deal with unknown issues.

Jay Asher presents What Light, the story of Sierra’s family, who run a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. On their annual trip to California she learns that disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:   http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/jennifer-niven-and-jay-asher-present-and-sign-holding-universe-and-what-light              

Carl Reiner at Santa Monica Library

An evening with Hollywood legend Carl Reiner returns to SMPL to celebrate the release of his new graphic memoir, Carl Reiner: Now You’re Ninety-Four.

A book sale and signing will follow. This event is ticketed. Free tickets are made available one hour prior to program. Seating is limited and available on a first come-first served basis.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr Auditorium, Santa Monica Library

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website:  http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=22306

Necessary Trouble at Book Soup

Join us to hear Sarah Jaffe discuss and sign Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a time of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism, and Sarah Jaffe leads readers to the heart of these movements, explaining what made ordinary Americans become activists, starting with the 2008 financial crisis.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:  http://www.booksoup.com/event/sarah-jaffe-discusses-and-signs-necessary-trouble-americans-revolt

Poetry of Social Justice Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us as The Poetry Salon presents The Poetry of Social Justice Final Reading in the Mike Kelly Gallery, featuring powerful, purposeful writing that addresses issues of the day. Come hear new, urgent work conceived in empathy and raw experience.

Hosted by: Grace Kelly Thomas.

Regular admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 16th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

The Dark Kingdom at Beyond Baroque

Join us for a celebration of an American poet whose published catalogue, since 1936, defended our world from those who still seek to defile it in rituals of blood and madness. Recitations will be from Patchen’s vast body of work by: Adam Saroyan, Herbert T. Schmidt Jr., and Michael C. Ford.

Hosted by: S.A. Griffin.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 16th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Recycled Languages Workshop at Hammer Museum

Antena and Libros Antena Books (Los Angeles) present a cross-language event that includes a poetry reading featuring work written in languages other than English, with and without translations, and an interactive cartonera book workshop with Cartonera Santanera (Santa Ana), Kaya Press (Los Angeles), Kodama Cartonera (Tijuana), and Tiny Splendor (Los Angeles).

This workshop will be in Spanish and English, with interpretation by Antena Los Angeles.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

Address: 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2016/in-real-life/recycled-languages-workshop-and-reading

Conchas y Café Zine Release Party & Open Mic

Come witness the fruits of the labors of the Conchas y Café writing program from DSTL Arts! Participants form both the East L.A. Library and Junipero Serra Library will share the pieces they’ve developed in an open mic format.

Refreshments will be served! Sponsored by: DSTL Arts.

Where: Junipero Serra Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 4607 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 9003

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-caf%C3%A9-open-mic

Richard Foss at Palisades Branch Library

Richard Foss, author and board member of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, will discuss Cooking and Dining in Victorian Southern California. The diet in California during the Rancho period had very little variety, but the discovery of gold brought immigrants with different tastes, and the arrival of railroads and steamships brought imported and luxury items as well as the first convenience foods. Kitchen modernization also was changing rapidly, and what and how Californians were eating went through extraordinary changes.

Where: Palisades Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 2 pm

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

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/cooking-and-dining-victorian-southern-california-0

Satuday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Branch Library

Our weekly Saturday Afternoon Poetry will feature poets published in SPECTRUM 8: GOTTA  TRANSLATE!

Hosted and curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena Public Library

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Dylan Thomas Reading at Palms-Rancho Park Library

Joe Prami reads A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, the poet’s remembrance of a day and night of a Christmas past. It is a warm and funny, universal story about a boy’s memories of a family Christmas in his home town of Swansea in Wales, one of the best known holiday readings, along with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O Henry’s Gift of the Magi.

Where: Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 2920 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/joe-praml-reads-childs-christmas-wales-dylan-thomas

Expressions L.A. Poetry at Studio City Library, LAPL 

Join us the first and third Saturdays of the month at 3 pm for the Expressions L.A. poetry reading series. Dori Marler and James Maverick host an afternoon with surprise guests, and an Open Mic in which participants are free to share their work for four to six minutes. Today’s feature: The Untold Stories of You.

Where: Studio City Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 916-4

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/eventsexpressions-la-poetry-reading-series

Tippi Hedren at the Santa Monica Library

Classic Hollywood star Tippi Hedren discusses her new autobiography, including her roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie, and her continuing work as an animal advocate. A book sale and signing follows the discussion. Seating is limited and offered on a first arrival basis.

Where: Santa Monica Library

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website:  http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=22307

The Valley Poets Reading Featuring Arroyo Seco Press + Open Mic

Join Arroyo Seco authors and the best open mic anywhere featuring Thomas R. Thomas, Jeffrey Graessly, Elder Zamora, Shannon Therese, Sarah Miller, K. Andrew Turner, Larry Raymond Duncan, Francesca Terzano, and Lloyd Aquino!

Where: The dA Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 252 S Main St Ste D, Pomona, California 91766

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/100938440403506/

Poetic Research Bureau at Hammer Museum

In Real Life: Performance presents Poetic Research Bureau. The Poetic Research Bureau, a storefront library and experimental publishing collective, presents two reading series. @SEA moves beyond single-channel readings of texts toward interdisciplinary programs that inter-mingle video and film projection, poetry readings, performance, and unconventional lectures. Improvising the Mingus School, programmed by the poet and archivist Harmony Holiday, riffs on the concept of a Charles Mingus School of deep listening, screenings, and expansive talk—“an in interdisciplinary workshop akin to Mingus’s own jazz workshop.”

This program is organized by senior curator Anne Ellegood.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 18th

Time: 12 pm – 5 pm

Address: 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2016/in-real-life/poetic-research-bureau/

Voice in the Well at Beyond Baroque

Help us celebrate the Holiday Season in Storytelling, Poetry & Song! Special Guest Performers TBA at Voice in the Well: Joy to the World. We are a group of performers who believe in the transformative power of art. Our Performing Arts Ensemble seeks to breathe new life into classic prose, poetry and playwriting, while also encouraging new creative expression within the greater community of California.

Hosted by: Eric Vollmer.

Regular admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 18th

Time: 5 pm

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

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

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