Los Angeles Literature Events 1/23/17 –1/29/17

Writers Workshop at Baldwin Hills Library

baldwin-hills-libraryWriting a book and looking for feedback? Need deadlines to help you reach your writing goals? Then this is group for you!

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

Please call the information desk at the branch with any questions and to RSVP: (323) 733-1196.

Where: Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 23rd                     

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/writers-workshop-0

Zine Making Workshop at Central Library

Join us (Teen Scape) to work on the DIY craft of writing poetry, drawing mini-comics, collaged illustration, self-publishing, and making zines.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/zine-making-workshops-0

Steve Sheinkin at Children’s Book World-Children’s Event

Join award-winning author Steve Sheinkin for an author talk and hear about his fascinating new book, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called “the team that invented football” this is the story of an astonishing underdog team, and an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school designed to erase Indian cultures.

This is a school event, and the public is invited. Please call for details: (310) 559-BOOK.

Where: Off-site event, Children’s Book World

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: TBA

Address: 10580 ½ Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website:  http://www.childrensbookworld.com/Calendar/calendar.htm

An Evening with Rich Little, at Santa Monica Main Library

Join us as legendary comedian Rich Little discusses his new book Little By Little, chronicling his own life and his comedy career imitating dozens of notable figures. A book sale and signing follows the presentation. This event is ticketed, and FREE tickets are available one hour prior to program. Seating is limited and handled on a first arrival basis.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Library

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 6 pm – 7:45 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website:  http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=22502

Revolution’s End at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Journalist and author Brad Schreiber delivers another meticulously researched non-fiction expose, this time on the police and CIA’s role in the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, Revolution’s End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald  DeFreeze and the SLA. Schreiber unearths new revelations about the events that culminated in a shootout that killed six people and foreshadowed the present militarization of our police forces nationwide. He reveals how the Hearst kidnapping was actually an intelligence operation gone wrong.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 24th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://chevaliersbooks.com

Danielle Dutton Reading at CAL Tech

The James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program presents novelist, publisher, and book designer Danielle Dutton, who is the author most recently of Margaret the First (2016), a retelling of the controversial seventeenth-century writer and natural philosopher, Margaret Cavendish. This book paints a subtle portrait of female ambition and inquiry at the beginning of the Scientific Revolution. Dutton is the founder of the publishing house Dorothy and teaches on the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.

Where: Dabney Lounge (Building 40), Cal Tech

Date: Tuesday the 24th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125

Websitehttp://www.hss.caltech.edu/content/james-michelin-distinguished-visitors-program-danielle-dutton-reading

Ian Bogust at Hammer Museum

Life is boring, filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we’d ever call fun. But what if we’ve gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, the visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogust shows how we can transform the boring, ordinary world into a place of endless playful possibilities.

A book signing with the author will follow the presentation.

Where: Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater

Date: Tuesday the 24th              

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/01/ian-bogost-play-anything/

James Hamblin at the Last Bookstore

We are pleased to present The Atlantic’s James Hamblin and his new book, If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body. He will be joined in conversation with illustrator Hallie Bateman. Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well as from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners to translate the boring texts of human anatomy and physiology into accessible and engaging up-to-the-moment answers to what readers worry about.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 24th              

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Cuba: A Personal Journey at Book Soup

 

Please join us to hear Manuello Paganelli present and sign Cuba: A Personal Journey 1989-2015, which brings together 115 black and white images that celebrate the indomitable essence of Cuban cuisine, music, dance and everyday life persisting in the midst of varying political pressures and economical complexities. Paganelli is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer whose images have been published in Time, Life, ESPN, Newsweek, and many more.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 25th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/manuello-paganelli-presents-and-signs-cuba-personal-journey-1989-2015

James Hannaham at Otis Visiting Writers Series

James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His fiction has appeared in One Story, Fence, StoryQuarterly, and BOMB, and his journalism and criticism in the Village Voice, Spin, Us, Out, Details, the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. His visual art has also been widely shown. He lives in Brooklyn.

Where: Otis College of Art and Design, The Forum, Goldsmith Campus

Date: Wednesday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Websitehttp://www.otis.edu/mfa-writing/visiting-writers-series

Stephan Poulter at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Dr. Stephan B. Poulter, a clinical psychologist and author of nine previous books blends Eastern spiritual practices with scientific values derived from Western practice in his newest book, The Art of Successful Failure. In it he addresses age-old concerns we all have, and will explain to us his premise that there are no coincidences in this life. Reading, Q&A and signing.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://chevaliersbooks.com

Martyn Burke at Book Soup

 

Author Martyn Burke discusses and signs Music for Love or War, a tragi-comic novel of love and war, in which Danny, a Canadian sharpshooter, and Hank, in the U.S. Army, have been stationed in Kandahar but now find themselves in Los Angeles, desperate to find the Hollywood psychic who will reveal the whereabouts of the women they love.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/martyn-burke-discusses-and-signs-music-love-or-war                          

Scratch at Skylight Books

 

Please join us as we welcome Manjula Martin to present and discuss her new book, Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, with Julia Fierro, Susan Orlean and Kima Jones. Based on the online magazine of the same name, Scratch is a collection of honest and informative interviews, addressing the relationships between writing and money, work and life, literature and commerce.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Thursday the 26th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/manjula-martin-discusses-her-book-scratch-julia-fierro-susan-orlean-and-kima-jones

UCLA Poetry Team Showcase at the Last Bookstore

Join us for the 2017 UCLA Poetry Team: Flower Mouth Poetry and to showcase some of the work they will be taking to the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in Chicago this spring. The gourp is made up of five UCLA students and their coach Rudy Francisco: Nora Cooper, DJ Woullard, Rhiannon McGavin, Hayley Downs, and Tania Romo.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Tupelo Press at Beyond Baroque

The Tupelo Press 30/30 Project is a unique poem-a-day project with a fundraising twist that builds a wonderful community of readers for each poet. The alumni group boasts more than 350 poets from around the world, and reaches thousands of readers. We invite you to a special reading by Los Angeles area participants, followed by a discussion of their experiences, including: Lois Jones, Adele Slaughter, Dan Murphy, Chris Emerson, Claire Acerno, Colleen Harris Keith, Nina Clements, and Catherine Abbey Hodges.

Hosted by Kirsten Miles.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 27th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Poetry Reading at Eagle Rock Branch Library

Join us for a poetry reading, discussion and reception of The Stone Bird, a publication by Eagle Rock authors about Eagle Rock and published in the Eagle Rock Library.

Where: Eagle Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-reading-stone-bird

FREE Writers Seminar with Janet Fitch at Studio City Branch Library 

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles proudly presents Elements of Style: How Writers Make Magic with Janet Fitch. Fitch is most famously known as the author of White Oleander, which became an Oprah’s Book Club novel, and a film in 2002.

Reservations for this workshop are required, and can be made at lfla.org/event/elements-of-style. Space is limited so please respond early.

Where: Studio City Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: 2:30 pm – 5 pm

Address: 12511 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/studio-city

Her, Infinite Reading at Beyond Baroque

Sawnee Morris and Elena Karina Byrne will be reading from their work. Sawnie Morris received a Poetry Society of America George Bogin Memorial Award, and her chapbook The Sound a Raven Makes, is a co-winner of the New Mexico Book Award. Her writing about poetry and poets won a Texas PEN Literary Award. Elena Karina Byrne is author of Squander, MASQUE, and The Flammable Bird. A former 12-year Regional Director of the Poetry Society of America, she is a multi-media artist, editor, poetry consultant and literary director for the Luskin Art Club, among other endeavors.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Angry Nasty Women at Book Show LA

Please join us for Hell Hath No Fury: Angry Nasty Women Respond to Trump, a program of readings by members of Angry Nasty Women, a feminist women’s organization that has formed in NELA (northeast Los Angeles) in the wake of the Trump coup of the 2016 presidential election. ANW readers will present pieces they have written since the election and will provide all the angry passion and nastiness that Trumpism inspires. Join us!

Writers who will read include: A. Laura Brody, Nancy Ephron, Dawn Finley, Tammy Fraser, Jen Hitchcock, Sarah Morgan, Robin Podolsky, Nina Rota.

There will also be an Open Mic opportunity during this event.

Where: Book Show LA

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

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

Website:  http://bookshowla.com/event/angry-nasty-women-reading-open-mic/

Elmast Kozloyan and Larry Duncan at The Valley Poets

Come see two of the best writers in California share their work! The reading starts with an open mic, so bring your work!

Elmast Kozloyan is a poet trapped in limbo between magic and reality. She has released her debut chapbook, Doe Eyed Venus, co-hosts Moon Pixel Open Mic, and has been published in Cadence Collective, Poetry in Motion, Pacific Review, the East Jasmine Review and Los Angeles Times.

Larry Duncan lives and works in Long Beach and his poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Cadence Collective. He received his BFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University and his MFA from CSU Long Beach.

FREE and open to the public.

Where: The dA Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 252 S. Main St., Ste. D, Pomona, CA 91766

Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1832614656990632/

Carol V. Davis at Beyond Baroque

Author Carol V. Davis will read from her new poetry collection Because I Cannot Leave this Body, in which she crosses cultural and geographical lines to follow her family’s history as Jews, as outsiders, as immigrants. Ranging from Los Angeles to Nebraska to Germany to Russia she probes the boundaries between faith, folklore, and superstition, trying to find her way through landscapes that both beckon and threaten.

Where: West Los Angeles Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 28th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Cuba Today at Fowler Museum

Fowler Outspoken Conversation: State of Affairs: Cuba Today. Recent years have witnessed unprecedented changes in US-Cuba relations and in Cuba’s dual economies; the domestic sector and tourism. This panel discussion will address Cuban cultural identity and the reinsertion of Cuba into a global market. Panelists include: Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Institute at Florida International University; Adolfo Nodal, Partner at Cuba Tours & Travel; Mrinalini Tankha, Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Irvine. Panel moderated by: Raul Fernandez, Professor Emeritus at UC Irvine.

Where: Fowler Museum, UCLA

Date: Sunday the 29th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website:  http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/fowler-outspoken-conversation-state-of-affairs-cuba-today/

Authors on Architecture at Santa Monica Library

Please join us to hear USC professor Ken Breisch discuss his new book The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon 1872-1933. The construction of the Central Library marked the evolution of the public library system from an elite organization ensconced in two downtown rooms into one of the largest public library systems in the U.S.

Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Library

Date: Sunday the 29th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website:   http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=22466

Local Authors Day at Vroman’s Bookstore

Vroman’s Local Authors Day introduces Corinna Yeager, Dr. Joyce A. Kovelman, and Dr. Shirley Huang Batman.

Corinna Yeager presents and signs You Can’t Tell Anyone, which is a retelling of the author’s gutsy story of how she chose to leave the Philippines and come to the U.S. as a result of a childhood and young adulthood filled with pain and heartache.

Dr. Joyce Kovelman presents and signs Crimes Against Humanity: A1H1W2, a book filled with stories of love, romance, betrayal and deception. It’s a cautionary tale beseeching humanity to stop desecrating our planetary home, so all life will prevail.

Dr. Shirley Huang Batman presents and signs Female Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 29th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website:  http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vroman’s-local-author-day-introduces-corinna-yeager-dr-joyce-kovelman-and-dr-shirley-huang

Traci-Traci Fest at Sister Support Non-Profit

Please join us for a fundraiser show to raise money for Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama’s medical costs. It will be a night of music, poetry and love from traci’s friends. She wants to party with us after getting through chemo and before starting radiation and hormone therapy.

Performers include: Jenny Yang, Doctors and Engineers, Shin Kawasaki and Fustercluck, Jane Lui, Band Moto, Art Currim, etc.

Writers & Poets include: Chiwan Choi, Peter Woods, Jessica Ceballos, Natalie Patterson, Dr. Ashaki M. Jackson, Melora Walters, Jen Hofer, F. Douglas Brown, Mike Sonksen, Rocio Carlos, Rachel McLeod Kaminer, Karineh Mahdessian. Khadijah Anderson.

$5-$10 admission, depending on what you’re comfortable with.

Where: Sister Support Non-Profit

Date: Sunday the 29th

Time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Address: 1402 Prime Ct., Pasadena, CA 91104

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1773999276256248/                                    

Day Hiking: Los Angeles at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to celebrate Modern Hiker founder Casey Schreiner’s Day Hiking: Los Angeles. This Los Angeles book launch will include a presentation of his comprehensive guidebook, a conversation with Curbed urbanism editor Alissa Walker, and a book signing. The city of Los Angeles alone covers more than 500 square miles, yet there is a surprising amount of hikeable green space and wilderness. Get inspired to explore the world’s largest urban national park stretching from the Pacific coast right into Hollywood itself. It includes 125 of the best trails throughout the metro area!

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 29th

Time: 6 pm

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

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

The Last Sunday at USVAA Culver City

The Last Sunday: An Evening of Poetry and Art welcomes feature:

Jessica Gallion, is the 2016 champion of the Spoken Word Voices Heard poetry slam, is a graduate of the Community Literature Initiative (CLI), and has performed at many L.A. venues. Her book of poetry, Can’t No Woman, Woman Like Me is forthcoming in 2017 from World Stage Press.

Where: USVAA

Date: Sunday the 29th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 10858 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/200417963755226/

 

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