Los Angeles Literature Events 3/20/17 –3/26/17

The Idiot at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library41eZKVfrwnL

Join us to hear author and New Yorker staff writer
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in conversation with author Steve Hely, read from and discuss her delightfully refreshing coming-of-age story, The Idiot. Batuman is also the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, and this debut novel begins in 1995, when email is new and Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. The author discusses this off-kilter journey into adulthood and her recent reporting from Turkey with Steve Hely, comedic author, TV writer and co-host of the podcast The Great Debates.

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 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/the-idiot-a-novel/

Marc Eliot at Vroman’s Bookstore

Come to hear Marc Eliot, in conversation with Fraser Heston, discuss and sign Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon, the definitive biography of one of the most complex and enduring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, whose classic films are known throughout the world. Written with unprecedented access to the family, friends, and Heston’s private papers, he tells an unforgettable tale of an extraordinary life.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 20th             

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/marc-eliot-conversation-fraser-heston-discusses-and-signs-charlton-heston-hollywoods-last-icon

Grief Journey at Distant Lands Bookstore  

Join us to hear writer Kai Lawson (aka Pasadena Travel Girl) discuss A Grief Journey: How Solo Travel Can Help Heal Grief and Loss, and how she used travel as a tool for healing by sharing her adventures, stories, and photos form more than 17 countries she’s visited.

Please RSVP.

Where: Distant Lands Bookstore

Date: Monday the 20th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

Website:  http://distantlands.com/events/

Excavating the Book Lecture at Huntington Museum

Stephen Orgel, J.E. Reynolds Professor in Humanities at Stanford, discusses books and their marketing throughout history, emphasizing the ways in which books are embedded in history, and the respects in which literary interpretation is at least partly a form of archaeology.

Where: Huntington Museum, Rothenberg Hall

Date: Monday the 20th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

Websitehttp://huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/calendar.aspx?id=23456

Sam Quinones at Claremont McKenna College

Join us to hear author Sam Quinones, discuss and sign Dreamland: America’s Opiate Epidemic and How We Got to Where We Are. This book reads like fiction, but unfortunately it’s not. It’s the true story of descent into opiate addiction and the sweeping resurgence of heroin from coast to coast.

Where: The Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Tuesday the 21st

Time: 6:30 pm speaker presentation

Address: 385 E. 8th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Websitehttp://www.cmc.edu/athenaeum

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: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

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

Lisa See at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Bestselling author Lisa See will discuss and sign The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, which introduces us to another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world and families align around the seasons and the farming of tea. Li-yan and her family live in a remote Yunnan village where there is ritual and routine, but things begin to change when she accepts the request to translate for a stranger who comes and finds the rare tea he’s seeking. This is a powerful story of a family separated by circumstances, culture and distance.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/lisa-see-discusses-and-signs-tea-girl-hummingbird-lane

Melissa Scrivner Love at Book Soup

In Lola, the debut of new thriller writer Melissa Scrivner Love, we learn of the Crenshaw Six, a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have been drawn into a war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia…but the gang’s real leader is Garcia’s girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/melissa-scrivner-love-discusses-and-signs-lola

Melissa Febos at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Melissa Febos discuss and sign Abandon Me: A Memoir, a successor to her memoir Whip Smart, which lay bare the intimate world of the professional dominatrix, turning an honest examination of her life into a lyrical study of power, desire, and fulfillment.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 21st              

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/melissa-febos-discusses-her-memoir-abandon-me

Redondo Beach Poets at Coffee Cartel

Join us to hear poet Lin Nelson Benedek, as well as an Open Mic Reading at Coffee Cartel.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 21st                 

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://facebook.com/RedondoPoets

Lisa See at Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Join us to hear bestselling author Lisa See discuss and sign her newest book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and has been so for generations. But when a stranger arrives and finds the rare tea he has been seeking, Li-yan begins to translate for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Date: Wednesday the 22nd                  

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/publication-party-lisa-see-discusses-and-signs-tea-girl-hummingbird-lane

Angle of Reflection Poetry Anthology at Chevalier’s

Join us to hear seven prize winning L.A. poets read and discuss their uniquely cross-pollinated collection Angle of Reflection.

Jeanette Clough’s collection Flourish was a finalist in the Otis College and Eastern Washington University annual book competitions. Clough also served as Artist in Residence fo the National parks. Recent work appears in Colorado Review and Laurel Review.

Sarah Maclay’s newest release is the The She Series: A Venice Correspondence, a collaboration with Holaday Mason. Awards include a Pushcart Special Mention, the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, and a Yaddo residency.

Holaday Mason is the author of Towards the Forest, Dissolve, The Red Bowl: A Fable in Poems, and The She Series: A Venice Correspondence, a collaboration with Sarah Maclay. Pushcart nominee, and widely published, Holaday ia a psychotherapist since 1993, and a fine art photographer.

Jim Natal is the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of 52 Views: The Haibun Variations, Memory and Rain, and two previous poetry collections. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies.

Jan Wesley’s credits include a poetry book, Living in Freefall, three published chapbooks, and others. She received Pushcart and Ruth Lily award nominations, and now teaches writing workshops.

Brenda Yates is the award winning author of Bodily Knowledge. She has been published in many journals.

Mariano Zaro, is the author of four bilingual books of poetry, most recently Tres letras/Three Letters. His poems are included in Modern Verse, Wide Awake, The Coiled Serpent, and The Angle of Reflection anthologies, and in several magazines in Spain, Mexico and the USA.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 22nd              

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: http://chevaliersbooks.com/2017/01/26/award-winning-los-angeles-poets-read-and-discuss-their-uniquely-cross-pollinated-collection-angle-of-reflection/

PEN USA Presents YA Authors at Skylight Bookstore

PEN USA presents twelve young adult authors reading aobut resistance and hope in troubled times. They will each read from writing books for young people that highlight, protest, suggest action and resistance.

Guests will include:

Elana Arnold writes books for and about children, including What Girls Are Made Of (for young adults) and A Boy Called Bat (for children). She has her MFA form UC Davis, where she has taught creative writing and adolescent literature.

Cecil Castellucci, authoress and artiste, is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults, including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck.

Cherry Cheeva is a Thai American author and currently serves as an executive story editor/co-producer on Family Guy. She also co-wrote the novelization of It Takes A Village, and I Married One with Alex Borstein.

Brandy Colbert is the author of Little & Lion (to be released August 2017), and her debut novel Pointe was named a best book of 2014 by Publisher’s Weekly.

Maureen Goo is the author of Since You Asked…, her debut novel published by Scholastic in 2013.

Kristen Kittscher is a middle grade author, and former middle grade teacher, whose mystery The Wig in the Window was named to ten best of the year lists in 2013. Her most recent novel is The Tiara on the Terrace.

Lindsey Klingele is the author of The  Marked Girl and its sequel, The Broken World. She started as a voracious twelve-year old reader in Portage Michigan and now lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Mark London is a fiction writer, playwright, and journalist, and the author of The Danger Boy series of books for young adults.

Gretchen McNeil is the author of I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Relic, Get Even, Get Dirty, and Ten. She is a former coloratura soprano and sings with Cirque Berzerk.

Sherri L. Smith is the winner of Southern California’s Booksellers Assn. award for Middle Graders for The Toymaker’s Apprentice. She is also the author of Lucy the Giant, Sparrow, Orleans, Flygirl, and Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet.

Janet Tachijan is a middle grade and YA writer whose many books include the My Life as… series.

Diana Wagman is the author of five adult novels and one YA novel, essay and reviews. Extraordinary October will be out in October.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/pen-usa-presents-ya-resists-young-adult-authors-read-out

Michael Tolkin at Chevalier’s Bookstore

With The Player and The Return of the Player, the brilliant writer/director and author Michael Tolkin established himself in Hollywood. His new novel NK3, set in a near-future Southern California that has been devastated by a weaponized memory-destroying virus from North Korea, is being hailed for its soulful and prophetic scope, at once a blistering satire and a mournful elegy.

Join us for a reading, discussion and signing.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 23rd              

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/2017/01/26/renowned-novelist-and-screenwriter-michael-tolkin-reads-discusses-and-signs-his-prophetic-new-novel-nk3/

Nicole Gulotta at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Nicole Gulotta, with Amelia Morris, discuss and sign Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry, a literary cookbook that celebrates food and poetry, two of life’s essential ingredients.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 23rd             

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/nicole-gulotta-amelia-morris-discusses-and-signs-eat-poem-literary-feast-recipes-inspired

Cindy Whitehead at Pages Bookstore

Author Cindy Whitehead will discuss and sign It’s Not About Pretty, which showcases the female empowerment skateboarding brings to girls and women alike. The book reminds us that girls are not just pretty faces. These girls are RAD, they are renegades, and they are fearless. They keep pushing and they never give up. This is a 144 page book of photography on 65 girl skaters, from ages 5 to 50, and Cindy’s TEDx talk has empowered girls everywhere.

RSVPs are appreciated.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/cindy-whitehead-author-event

Daniel Jose Ruiz at Skylight Bookstore   

Daniel Jose Ruiz, reads from his debut novel, Coconut Versus, with Bruce Bauman. This powerful coming-of-age novel follows a young man on the outside looking in, an interloper wherever he goes. Everyone calls Miguel Reyes a coconut, brown on the outside and white on the inside. Among his family in central California he’s the too soft city-boy. In Arizona, he’s a brown boy in an upper-class white neighborhood, with no real friends, while in Los Angeles he’s a fake Mexican that speaks too good. Miguel finds himself seething at the injustice he feels, until the moment he must decide whether or not another man lives or dies.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/daniel-jose-ruiz-reads-his-debut-novel-coconut-versus-bruce-bauman

Bird’s Nest Photographic Essay at Abril Bookstore

We will host a power point presentation and signing of Bird’s Nest: A Photographic Essay of Bourj Hammoud, by author/photographer Ara Madzounian. The Bourj Hammoud district in Lebanon is the geographical extension of Beirut City, a dense working class area of 0.96 square miles. This place became a safe haven for Armenians forced to leave their homes, but now it is changing its character.

There will be a reception and admission is FREE.

Where: Abril Bookstore, Roslin Art Gallery

Date: Thursday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.abrilbooks.com/news/ .

Tim Z. Hernadez at USC’s Taper Hall

Acclaimed author Tim Z. Hernandez discusses the writing process of his latest book, All They Will Call You, an exploration of the deadliest plane crash in California history, which killed 32 passengers, including 28 Mexican farmworkers deported by the U.S.

Special Guest: Musician Joel Rafael.

Free food and drinks.

Books available to buy and sign.

Hosted by the USC Writing Program.

Where: USC’s Taper Hall, THH 102

Date: Friday the 24th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Websitehttp://timzhernandez.com/calendar/                              

The Hope Chest at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Please join us as Wade Shipman (the pen name for Viola Shipman) discusses and signs The Hope Chest. The discovery on one women’s heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and heals three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again. Hope can be found where and when you least expect it.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 24th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/viola-shipman-discusses-and-signs-hope-chest

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors at Skylight Books

 

Please join us as Beth Pratt-Bergstrom discusses and signs When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out in California. A movement of diverse individuals and communities is taking action to recast wildlife as an integral part of our everyday lives.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 24th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/beth-pratt-bergstrom-discusses-her-book-when-mountain-lions-are-neighbors

A Night of Erotica at Bar ONE Tap Room

Las Lunas Locas invite you to participate in an evening of all things erotica. Lunas strike again.

You will find: spanking booth, poetry on demand, Drag King show, poetry feature, photobooth, raffles and prizes.

This is a fundraiser for Las Lunas Locas’ Southwest tour. Get ready to spend your cash. This is how we get down and dirty.

Curated and hosted by Karineh Mahdessian.

Where: Bar ONE Tap Room

Date: Friday the 24th

Time: 8 pm – 2 am

Address: 12518 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/263254454130173/

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

Join us for a Storytime & Booksigning with Karen B. Winnick, accompanied by songs form the dynamic duo of Andrew & Polly, when they read and sing along to Good Night Baby Animals, You’ve Had a Busy Day: A Treasury of Six Original Stories! Each story features the antics and accurate behavior of six wild animal babies: tiger, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, panda, and gorilla.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 25th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

Jo Haldeman Memoir at Nixon Library

Rare Bird Books presents Jo Haldeman’s memoir, In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of Washington and the Watergate Years, 1968-1978, the story of the wife of President Nixon’s Chief of Staff, H.R. “Bob” Haldeman. This fascinating work of non-fiction reads like a novel, and is enhanced by her personal photographs.

Where: Nixon Library

Date: Saturday the 25th

Time: 11 am

Address: 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Website:  http://www.rarebirdbooks.com/in-the-shadow-of-the-white-house-by-jo-haldeman

PROUD Poetry Slam at Grand Park L.A.

As part of Grand Park’s ongoing PROUD Series celebrating LGBTQ L.A., the PROUD Poetry Slam presents narratives about how Los Angeles connects us no matter who we are or whom we love. Hear amazing stories that transcend geography, generation, gender, race and background. Be prepared to laugh and perhaps shed a tear.

Where: Grand Park’s Olive Court

Date: Saturday the 25th

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

Address: 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website:  http://grandparkla.org/event/proud-story-slam/?instance_id=93750

Stuntwomen at West Regional Branch Library  

In celebration of Women’s Heritage Month, join us to hear author Mollie Gregory discuss Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story, the history of stuntwomen in the film industry from the silent era to the 21st century.

Where: West Regional Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 25th

Time: 1 pm

Address: 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/stuntwomen-untold-hollywood-story

Women’s Panel at Santa Monica Library

An amazing group of women comics, writers and illustrators join us for a panel discussion: Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl, The Plain Janes); Joelle Jones (Lady Killer, Super Girl); Irene Koh (Legend of Korra); Sarah Kuhn (Fresh Romance, Heroine Complex); and Jen Wang (In Real Life, Koko Be Good).

A book sale and signing follows.

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

Date: Saturday the 25th             

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=22971

Lon Kurashige at JANM

Join us for an author discussion with USC Associate Professor of History Lon Kurashige about his book, Two Faces of Exclusion, who demonstrates that despite widespread racism and our country’s long history of anti-Asian policies, Asian exclusion was not the product of an ongoing national consensus; it was a subject of fierce debate.

Where: Japanese American National Museum

Date: Saturday the 25th             

Time: 2 pm

Address: 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.janm.org/events/

Three Valley Poets at The dA Center for the arts

Join the san Gabriel Valley Literary Festival and host John Brantingham to hear three Valley poets:

Tamara Madison, is a Long Beach poet who grew up on a citrus farm in the Coachella Valley. She teaches French and English in a high school in Los Angeles, and her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. She is the author of the collection Wild Domestic, and the chapbook The Belly Remembers.

Genevieve Kaplan is the author of In the ice house (2011), and her poems have appeared in jubliat, Fence, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing in Southern California.

Lynne Thompson is the author of three poetry chapbooks and two full-length collections, Start with a Small Guitar and Beg No Pardon, and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She won the 2008 Great Lake Colleges New Writers Award, and received a fellowship from the City of Los Angeles in 2015. She is Reviews and Essays Editor for the literary journal Spillway.

Where: The dA Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 25th             

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/383707791985202/?active_tab=discussion

Canadian Poetry at the Poetic Research Bureau  

 

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Talonbooks has been a leader in Canadian poetry since 1967. These three young authors are in the next generation of great Canadian poets.

Danielle LaFrance is a poet, librarian and independent scholar. She is the author of Species Branding, and the chapbook
Pink Slip, and from 2012-2016 she organized the feminist materialist collective and journal series About a Bicycle.

Donato Mancini makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks, and visual art. His books and chapbooks include Snowline, Buffet World, Fact ‘N’ Value, Hell Passport no. 22, AEthel, 58 Free Coffees, and Ligatures. He has a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia.

Anahita Jamali Rad was born in Iran and is currently living on unceded Coast Salish territories. Her work engages with materiality, love, class, violence, and displacement. She co-edited the critical materialist feminist journal About a Bicycle.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www..pw.org/calendar?field_event_date_value2[value][date]=03/19/2017&metroarea[hidden_longitude]=-118.25067055601606&metroarea[hidden_latitude]=34.05216127966009&metroarea[city_autocomplete]=Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA&page=1   

Expressions Poetry at Hollywood Regional Library   

 

Join us to hear two awesome L.A. poets, Rick Lupert and Nancy Shiffrin.

Rick Lupert is a dynamically prolific poet and artist who publishes regularly on his website: www.poetrysuperhighway.com and is the co-creator (with Brendan Constantine) of the webstrip: Cat and Banana.

Nancy Shiffrin is the author of two collections of poetry, The Vast Unknowing and Game with Variations. Her script Allison’s War and her two collections of prose are available on Lulu.com.

Where: Hollywood Regional Library

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/expressions-la-frances-howard-goldwyn-regional-library   

Nebraska Girl Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for this regular Open Reading event, hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

Where: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 2 pm

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

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

Nicole Gulotta at Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Please join us as Nicole Gulotts discusses and signs Eat This Poem, a collection of inspiring poems that illustrate how wonderful poets complement and enhance our lives the way the 75 recipes included here open us up in similar ways to the foods we cook.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 226 25th St., Santa Monica, CA 90

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/publication-party-nicole-gulotta-discusses-and-signs-eat-poem

Brandon Brown at MOCA

Join us for a reading by Bay Area poet Brandon Brown, author of The Good Life and Top 40. Brown is an editor at Krupskaya, and his writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

FREE with museum admission.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website:   http://www.moca.org/program/brandon-brown

Eliza Wheeler at Skylight Bookstore 

 

Eliza Wheeler reads from her book, John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien, a captivating picture book biography about a boy with a great imagination who grew up to be the beloved author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/eliza-wheeler-reads-her-book-john-ronalds-dragons

Angel’s Flight Literary West Salon at Clifton’s Republic

Please join us for our next salon, The Good, the Bad & the in-Between Choices & Redemption.

Our featured readers are Lilliam Rivera and Siel Ju, and both authors will be reading from their new novels. Rivera is the author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary YA novel, and she hosts a monthly literary radio show, Literary Soundtrack on RadioSombra.org. Ju’s novel-in-stories, Cake Time, is the winner of the Red Hen Press Fiction Manuscript Award, and she is also the author of two chapbooks. Her work has appeared widely, and she holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from USC.

The features will be followed by guest readings by Patrick O’Neill, CLS Ferguson, Chris Daley and Tod Goldberg, contributors to our “Time, time, time…” issue and Stephanie Zhong, contributor to our “Wall of Resistance” issue.

Where: Clifton’s Republic

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address: 648 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Website:   http://www.facebook.com/events/1943522129209681/

Ronald C. White at Flintridge Books off-site Location

Join us for a reading, discussion and book signing with Ronald C. White, author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, a finely honed, three-dimensional portrait of Grant the man—husband, father, leader, writer—that should set the standard for future biographies.

White is a Fellow at the Huntington Library and a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum of Washington D.C. He lives with his wife in La Canada, California.

Where: Off-site at La Canada Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall

Date: Sunday the 26th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 626 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011

Website:   http://www.flintridgebooks.com/ or  http://www.lacanadapc.org/event-items/ron-white-presentation-book-signingv      

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