Los Angeles Literature Events 3/13/17 –3/19/17

51t5rBcccGL._SX365_BO1,204,203,200_Ocean Vuong at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library

Join us to hear award-winning poet Ocean Vuong, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, read from and discuss his debut full-length collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds. Hailed by critics for its powerful emotional undertow, sincerity and candor, Vuong’s poems navigate the overarching worlds of history, sexuality and humanity with startling precision. Reflecting on what it means to write as a Vietnamese refugee in the contemporary space, he reads and discusses his work with Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose writing also often explores the Vietnamese American experience.

FREE / Reservations recommended.

The reading and Q&A starts at 7:15 pm; stand-by seating at 7 pm.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/night-sky-exit-wounds

Ryan Ruby, with Natasha Vargas-Cooper, at Book Soup

Join us to hear Ryan Ruby, with Natasha Vargas-Cooper, discuss and sign The Zero and the One. A gothic twist on the classic tale of innocents abroad, this book is a meditation on the seductions of friendship and the power of dangerous ideas that registers the dark, psychological suspense of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley.  A shy, bookish scholarship student, Owen Whiting has high hopes of what awaits him at Oxford, only to find himself adrift and out of place. But his life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Zach Foedern, a visiting student from New York City, and they take on a world of new experiences, daring each other to transgress the boundaries of convention and morality. When Zach proposes a suicide pact, Owen must navigate the boundary between illusion and reality to preserve a hold on his once bright future.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/ryan-ruby-natasha-vargas-cooper-discusses-and-signs-zero-and-one

Chen Chen at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Selected by the highly acclaimed poet Jericho Brown for the 15th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, Chen Chen’s dazzling debut collection When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities has invited comparisons to Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman, and is lauded for its original with as well as its active, communicative ache. Come and absorb Chen Chen giving a reading, talk, Q&A, and signing, and hear these poems which fully embrace the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one’s own path in identity, life and love.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 13th                      

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://chevaliersbooks.com

Benjamin Alire Saenz at Vroman’s Bookstore

Come to hear Benjamin Alire Saenz discuss and sign The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, a book lauded by the Newberry Honor winning author of The Surrender Tree. Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend Samantha, but in senior year he finds himself questioning everything. This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 14th             

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/benjamin-alire-saenz-discusses-and-signs-inexplicable-logic-my-life

YA Debut Piper Perish at Chevalier’s Bookstore-Young Adult Event

Join us to hear playwright-writer Kayla Cagan launch her debut YA novel that paints a true-to-life portrait of a teen artist bursting to make a break to the wider world and struggling to reconcile this urgent desire with ties to family and longtime friends. The experiences of Piper Perish, the novel’s title character, will resonate with those asking the big questions of life and demanding honest and soulful answers. Join us for pizza, refreshments, a reading, Q&A and signing.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:  http://chevaliersbooks.com

Felicia C. Sullivan at Book Soup

Author Felicia C. Sullivan discusses and signs Follow Me into the Dark, a novel that traces the unraveling of a family marred by perverse intergenerational abuse. This is a complex, dark expression of the deprived heart and the desperate lengths children will go to in order to create family.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/felicia-sullivan-discusses-and-signs-follow-me-dark

Patty Yumi Cottrell, with Amina Cain at Skylight Books

Join us to hear author Patty Yumi Cottrell, in conversation with Amina Cain, discuss and sign Sorry to Disrupt the Peace. This book tells the story of Helen Moran, who, when she learns her adoptive brother is dead, knows she alone is qualified to launch a serious investigation into his death and possible reasons for suicide. As she attempts to discover why someone would choose to die, she may also discover what it truly means to be alive.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/patty-yumi-cottrell-discusses-her-new-book-sorry-disrupt-peace-amina-cain

Redondo Beach Poetry at Coffee Cartel

Join us to hear poets Phil Taggert and Marsha de la O, from Ventura California, who are also co-editors of the Askew literary journal.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 14th                 

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1820 S. Catalina Ave., #101, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Website: http://facebook.com/RedondoPoets

CSULB MFA Reading at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Hear stories and poetry from CSULB’s best and brightest, as we welcome the CSULB Creative Writing MFA Student Showcase back to the store.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/book-signings/

Read to Me Open Mic at the Last Bookstore

 

Curator Jenny Funkmeyer will present and host an Open Mic Book Reading, where you are invited to read from your own or others’ published work. Each reader will have five minutes, and afterwards there is cookies and cream so we can munch and mingle.

Where: Stories Bookstore & Cafe

Date: Wednesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Unwarrented: Policing at Chevalier’s Bookstore

In Unwarrented: Policing Without Permission, author, law professor and “Policing Project” director Barry Friedman delivers a galvanizing and systematic overview on contemporary policing that reveals, not only how Ferguson’s laying open of excessive and discriminatory force is tied to Snowden’s exposure of citizen surveillance, but argues that only our full engagement will give us the reformation required for a robust democracy. Friedman will be in conversation with attorney and civilian president of the LA Police Commission, Matt Johnson, for a crucial discussion about the present policing impasse and the liberating way forward.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://chevaliersbooks.com

Rod Pyle at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Rod Pyle discuss and sign Amazing Stories of the Space Age: True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight, a book presenting an insider’s perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions devised inside and outside NASA.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 15th             

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/rod-pyle-discusses-and-signs-amazing-stories-space-age-true-tales-nazis-orbit-soldiers-moon

Chiwan Choi’s The Yellow House hosted by Writ Large Press

Join us for the book release for Chiwan Choi’s The Yellow House, published by Civil Coping Mechanisms. The event will feature readings by the author, Chiwan Choi, and readings by: F. Douglas Brown, Amina Cain, Andrew Choate, and Janice Lee.

Chiwan Choi is celebrating the release of his third book of poetry The Yellow House, and his previous books include Abductions and The Flood. He is a co-founding editor of Writ Large Press, which also organizes literary gatherings in downtown Los Angeles. His columns have appeared in Cultural Weekly.

Douglas Brown is an educator, writer and DJ, whose book Zero to Three was the Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient in 2013. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow, and is a co-founder and curator of un::fade::able – The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism.

Amina Cain is the author of the recent short story collection Creature, and her work is widely published. She co-curates the Errata Salon and is a contributing editor at BOMB.

Andrew Choate has been publishing his writings on music an art since 1999, and has been translated into four languages. His current projects include a graphic novel of photographs and narration called 260 Aquariums.

Janice Lee is the author most recently of The Sky Isn’t Blue. She is Editor of the #RECURRENT Novel Series at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, Executive Editor of Entropy, and CEO/Founder of POTG Design.

Mike Sonksen, aka Mike the Poet, is a third generation L.A. native acclaimed for poetry performances, published articles, and mentoring teen writers. His work has been added to the curriculum of several universities and high school, and celebrates literary Los Angeles.

Event hosted by Mike Sonksen, with audio provided by Street Life.

Where: Writ Large Press / Resident

Date: Wednesday the 15th             

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 428 Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/257838557996343/

Kaya Press Authors at Skylight Bookstore

Kaya Press presents authors Kazim Ali, Hari Alluri, and special guest Abeer Y. Hoque.

Kazim Ali’s wildly inventive novel The Secret Room, written as a musical score for a string quartet, asks: How does one create a life of meaning in the face of loneliness and alienation form one’s own family, culture, or even sense of self? During the course of one single day, the lives of four people converge and diverge in ways they themselves may not even measure.

Hari Alluri is an author lauded by Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, and in Flayed City, Alluri takes an intimate look into the lives of immigrants, imagining the souls that reside in “broom-filled nights”, “skyscrapers for buoys”, and under an “aluminum rising sun.” these charged poems are imperative and quiver with the poet’s rendering of praise and lament.

Abeer Y. Hoque is a Bangladeshi girl growing up in 1970s Nigeria when she finds herself relocated to suburban Pittsburgh with her family at age 13. Olive Witch is an intimate memoir about taking the long way home.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/kaya-press-presents-kazim-ali-hari-alluri-and-special-guest-abeer-y-hoque

Mohsin Hamid, with Hector Tobar, at the Skirball Cultural Center

Join us to hear Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, discuss and sign his latest critically acclaimed novel, Exit West, with author Hector Tobar (journalist and best-selling author of Deep Down Dark: The untold Stories of Thirty-Three Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free).

Exit West is an urgent love story, set in an unnamed country teetering on the brink of civil war, follows two young people in a furtive love affair. As the violence in the country escalates, the two protagonists must leave their homeland for an alien and uncertain future. This book is both of our time and for all time.

This event is FREE but reservations are recommended.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Wednesday the 15th             

Time: 8 pm

Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9004

Website: http://www.skirball.org/programs/words-and-ideas/mohsin-hamid-exit-west

Norman Ohler at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Norman Ohler discuss and sign Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, a book that reveals that the Third Reich was saturated with drugs, from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers. Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates and especially  methamphetamines, which was given to troops, the Nazi high command, and even Hitler himself, In fact, Hitler became dependent on a cocktail injection of a form of heroine–administered by his personal doctor. This is history that has remained in the shadows.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 16th             

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/norman-ohler-discusses-and-signs-blitzed-drugs-third-reich

Christina Baker Kline at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling novelist Christina Baker Kline, who brought us Orphan Train, celebrates the publication of her new novel, A Piece of the World. Here she envisages the life invoked by Andrew Wyeth’s indelible 1948 painting Christina’s World and spins a nuanced and fascinating story of its subject Christina Olson and the mutually transformative friendship between artist and muse that grew from his depiction of her. This is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://chevaliersbooks.com

Jonathan White and Tides at ALOUD Reading Series   

Jonathan White, writer, sailor, and surfer, journeys deep into the world’s oceans in his new book: Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, in conversation with Jon Christensen, of UCLA’s cityLAB. From investigating the growth of tidal power generation in Chile and Scotland to delving into the threat of rising sea levels in Panama and Venice, join us for this exploration of the current state of our oceans’ infinitely complex and ever-changing ecosystems and the forces that keep our planet’s waters in constant motion.

This event is FREE but reservations are recommended.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7:15 pm (standby seating begins at 7 pm)

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

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/tides-science-spirit-ocean/

Meg Howrey, with Charles Yu, at Skylight Bookstore

Meg Lowrey discusses and reads from her new novel The Wanderers, with author Charles Yu. Brilliantly imagined and wholly original, this book follows three astronauts as they audition for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between the real and unreal, teat their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/meg-howrey-reads-her-novel-wanderers-charles-yu

Christina Baker Kline at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Please join us as Christina Baker Kline discusses and signs A Piece of the World. Christina Olson seemed destined for a small like on her family’s remote farm in Maine, but for more than twenty years she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. Froom the author of the bestselling Orphan Train, Kline interweaves fact and fiction into a powerful novel about how an artist and a muse can come together to forge a timeless legacy.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/christina-baker-kline-discusses-and-signs-piece-world

Bodies in Spaces at Poetic Research Bureau

Join us as we celebrate Kimberly Alido’s Southern California tour for her book, after projects the resound (Black Radish). In addition to a reading by the author, special guests include: Jen Hofer, Sa Whitley, Micah Tasaka, and Angela Penaredondo.

This reading will explore how to write the migrations and threats to one’s humanity, how to articulate survival as more than just survival but as a flourishing, how language and retranslation in poetry can be a fulcrum to recovery, which lies at the intersection of identity and gender.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 951 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1455372534506799/

Author Events at Children’s Book World–Children’s Events

Join us for a Storytime & Booksigning & Music Fun with Barbara Bottner & Hillary George when they read and sing along to Pricilla Gorilla. The day Pricilla gets a book about gorillas, she instantly becomes obsessed, and when she and the whole class goes gorilla, they learn the importance of balancing passion and creativity with cooperation. For ages 4-8. At 10:30 am.

Celebrate the publication of David Mellon’s Silent, a thrilling new novel set during World War I and featuring a girl who must pretend to be a male soldier to save her younger brothers. For ages 12 and up. At 2:30 pm.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 10:30 am & 2:30 pm

Address: 2601 Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90064

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

Women at Ocean Park Branch Library

Ten Thousand Waves of Women’s Voices is a workshop honoring the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. This is a chance to express yourself by sharing your creative works. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated by Katya Williamson and Peggy Barrett, local writers and activists.

Where: Ocean Park Branch Library, SM Public Library

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Website:  http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=23046

A Boy Called Bat at Gatsby’s Bookstore

 

Elana K. Arnold will present and sign her new children’s book A Boy Called Bat, where for Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat) life tends to be full of surprises. Bat has one month to convince his mom that a baby skunk might make a pretty good pet.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/book-signings/                               

Pilot X at Book Soup  

Join us to hear author Tom Merritt discuss and sign Pilot X, the story of a world where disrupting the timeline could destroy everything in the universe. Pilot X is the Ambassador of the Alendans, a race with the ability to move through space and time as guardian of the timeline.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/tom-merritt-discusses-and-signs-pilot-x

HITCHED Reading Series at Private Residence

Join us for the quarterly Hitched Reading Series, Connecting Women Writers from the Bay to L.A., in celebration of Women’s Month and International Women’s Day.

From the Bay they feature:

Yaccaira Salvatierra, is an educator and art instructor living in San Jose, and her poems have appeared in Huizache, Rattle and many other places. She is a VONA alum and was a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Norma Liliana Valdez arrived in California in her mother’s pregnant belly. Her poetry seeks to disentangle the tradition of women’s oppression and pain through the personal intersection of the psyche with the page. She is a VONA alum, and works as a community college counselor.

Susie Huerta is a composition writing professor and poet from San Jose. She is a two-time VONA alumna (2010, 2012), and currently curates the new reading series, Oakland Crossroads.

From L.A they feature:

Muriel Leung, is the author of Bone Confetti (2016). She is the recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and regular contributor to the Blood-Jet Writing Hour poetry podcast, and co-editor of Apogee Journal.

Vanessa Angelica Villareal was born on the Rio Grande in McAllen Texas, and she is a CantoMundo Fellow. Her book Beast Meridian will be followed by her forthcoming book from Noemi Press in 2017.

Cherisse Yanit Nadal is a recipient of PAWA, Inc.’s Flores Prize in Writing, a VONA alum, and is a UCR MFA alum. She has been featured at many reading series, and served as Acquisitions Editor at KAYA Press.

L.A. poet F. Douglas Brown will be the DJ for the event, and there will be refreshments.

Hosted and curated by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo.

Donations of $5-$7 requested.

Where: Private residence

Date: Saturday the 18th             

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Address: 5619 N. Angelus Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/872476396226715/

UC Irvine MFA Reading Series at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us for the UC Irvine MFA Reading Series, which showcases the work of first and second year fiction and poetry students, to an audience of their peers and the greater community. The reading will feature work by poets Michael Gould and Samantha Richardson, and fiction writers Julie Schulte and Gareth Seigel.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 18th             

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/uc-irvine-mfa-reading-series

Ben Blatt at Skylight Bookstore   

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Join us to hear Ben Blatt discuss and sign his new book, Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing. Statistician and journalist Blatt brings big data to the literary canon, exploring the wealth of fun findings that remain hidden in the works of the world’s greatest writers.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/ben-blatt-dicusses-his-book-nabokovs-favorite-word-mauve

Angela Penaredondo at the Garcia Center 

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Please join us in Downtown San Bernardino to enjoy the poetic music of Angela Penaredondo, Elisa Grajeda-Urmstron and Daiana Rodriguez.

Angela Penaredondo is the author of All Things Lose Thousands of Times and the chapbook Maroon. She is a VONA/Voices fellow among her many other honors, and resides in Southern California.

Elisa Suzanne Grajeda-Urmston is a college professor, artist and musician, and lives on the edge of the Mojave Desert with her husband and dogs. Her poetry inhabits a space between ethnicities and borders, genre and gender, love and loss, glamour and spectacle.

Daiana Rodriguez is working as a SCIPP tutor before pursuing her dream of obtaining an MFA in Poetry. Her work explores the life of the immigrant people that make up the helix of her ancestors and her existence as a woman of color in light skin.

Where: The Garcia Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 536 W. 11th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/204145153397077/

Married to the Word: Alison Turner & Lou Mathews at Beyond Baroque

Please join us as Suzanne Lummis introduces the literary couple, poet Alison Turner whose work has appeared in many journals, and renowned L.A. fiction writer Lou Mathews, who has written ten fiction anthologies and several textbooks, among his other writings.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Joan Juliet Buck Memoir at Book Soup

Join us to hear Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue discuss and sign her dazzling memoir, an account of four decades chronicling the difference between glitter and glamour, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 19th            

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/joan-juliet-buck-discusses-and-signs-price-illusion-memoir    a

 

 

Nova YA Authors at Chevalier’s Bookstore 

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Celebrate the launch of Mary McCoy’s new novel, Camp So-and-So, a tale of summer camp served with a little camp.  She is joined by Lambda literary fellow Audrey Coulthurst, author of the recently published Of Fire and Stars, a wild and funny story of the blossoming of love between two princess heroines.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 4:30 pm

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

Website: http://chevaliersbooks.com

Lunch BB 30 Reading Series at Beyond Baroque

Join us for a new monthly program which brings together writer of prose, poetry and creative non-fiction, hosted by Jon Hess.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 4:30 pm

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

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

Deepak Unnikrishnan at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Deepak Unnikrishnan read from his debut novel, Temporary People. In the United Arab Emirates, foreign nationalists constitute over 80 per cent of the population. They are brought in to construct and serve the wealthy, are not given the option of citizenship, and they suffer many fates as “guest workers.” With this polyphony of voices, the author maps an unruly global English and gives personhood back to these anonymous workers.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website:   http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/deepak-unnikrishnan-reads-his-debut-novel-temporary-people     

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