Los Angeles Literature Events 5/08/17 –5/14/17

Asian Artists at Play Reading at Mar Vista Branch Library

downloadLA Made-Artists at Play will perform The Untold Yet Spectacular Story of (a Filipino) Hulk Hogan by Victor Maog, the story of an immigrant boy who conjures a pro wrestling fantasy to escape his new life. Artists at Play is a collective of Asian-American creative professionals who curate quality theater in Los Angeles to reflect underrepresented communities, with a focus on the Asian American experience.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/made-la-asian-artists-play-reading

A Child Left Behind at Platt Branch Library, Woodland Hills

Award-winning actor Alan Aymie presents A Child Left Behind, a solo play about an autistic child in an out-of-touch school system. Note: This play includes some profanity and mature subject matter and is intended for mature audiences.

Where: Platt Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th               

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/child-left-behind-presented-alan-aymie

Hollywood at Play at Book Soup

Stephen Sylvester, Mary Mallory and Donovan Brandt present and sign Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes, which features unique and rarely seen images and photographs of legendary stars of the classic film era in casual settings and at play in their time off from filmmaking.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 8th               

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/stephen-sylvester-mary-mallory-donovan-brandt-present-and-sign-hollywood-play-lives-stars

Asteroid Hunters at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Carrie Nugent discuss and sign Asteroid Hunters, where the author reveals what known impact asteroids have had, and introduces the telescope she uses to detect near-Earth asteroids. The successful hunt and mapping of asteroids could mean nothing less than saving earth itself.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/carrie-nugent-discusses-and-signs-asteroid-hunters

Wendy Ortiz and Chrys Tobey at Antioch University LA  

Join four AULA creative writers as they share their latest literary works at this free public reading. Our quarterly Literary Uprising reading series features:

Wendy C. Ortiz, author of the recently released Bruja and Hollywood Notebook, and AULA faculty member.

Chrys Tobey, author of A Woman is a Woman is a Woman is a Woman, and BFA/MF Alum Reader.

Joining them will be Fransico Uribe, a writer from Jim Krusoe’s SMC Advanced Fiction Class and BA student Casey Ash.

There will be wine, and soft drinks, delicious appetizers, words, conversation, community, and books for sale! FREE parking passes.

Where: Antioch University, Room A1000

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 6 pm (reception); 6:30 pm (readings)

Address: 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

Website:  http://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/event/literary-uprising-2/

Chris Pegula at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us for a publication party to hear Chris Pegula read and discuss his book Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years. Picking up form where Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand dives into his belief that you don’t have to lose yourself when you become a father. His humorous takes on fatherhood make this an easy-to-read resource for new dads.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/publication-party-chris-pegula-discusses-and-signs-diaper-dude

Louisa Thomas at CAL Tech

Join us to hear Louisa Thomas read from her work and talk about the journeys of Louisa Catherine Adams, First Lady to John Quincy Adams, and her journey across Europe during the Napoleonic wars, her journey to the U.S., and the journey of her mind. Thomas is the author of Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams and Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family – A Test of Will and Faith in World War I.

Louisa Thomas is a contributor to the New Yorker’s website, a former senior editor and writer at Grantland, and a former Fellow at the New America Foundation.

Where: Caltech – Dabney Lounge, Bldg. #40 on the campus map

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.pw.org/calendar?field_event_date_value2[value][date]=05/01/2017&metroarea[hidden_longitude]=-118.25067055601606&metroarea[hidden_latitude]=34.05216127966009&metroarea[city_autocomplete]=Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA&page=1

David Francis and Jane Smiley at ALOUD Reading Series

From L.A. to the Outback: Two Novelists in conversation, features: David Francis, whose latest novel Wedding Bush Road follows the visceral journey of a young L.A. lawyer called back to his family’s horse farm in rural Australia when his mother falls ill. Offering a unique take on the timeless struggle between past and present, town and country, he discusses this psychological portrait of a divided family and their complicated roots.

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. She calls Wedding Bush Road Francis’ best work yet.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7:15 pm (waitlist seating at 7 pm)

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

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/l-outback-two-novelists/

Available at Chevalier’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear author Matteson Perry read and discuss his memoir, Available, the story of a serial monogamist and the year he decided to play the field and dated 30 women. This is the story of a quick-witted everyman who throws himself into the modern world of courtship and digital dating, only to discover the best laid plans won’t get you laid, but might help you get better at life.

Perry is a screenwriter, performer, and host of the monthly Moth StorySlam in Los Angeles. His writing has appeared widely and his work has been featured on NPR and Funny or Die.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/2017/04/02/writer-and-award-winning-moth-grandslam-man-matteson-perry-performs-excerpts-from-his-hair-raising-dating-memoir-available/

Pantsuit Nation at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Libby Chamberlain, and contributors, present and sign Pantsuit Nation, featuring storytelling, resource-sharing, and community action. Come meet some of the contributors to the Pantsuit Nation book, leaders of local progressive nonprofit organizations, and fellow members of the resistance.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/libby-chamberlain-and-contributors-present-and-sign-pantsuit-nation

Nikki Giovanni at CalStateLA

The 10th annual Pan-American Studies Forum hosts Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet, writer, activist and educator. A prominent voice in the Black arts Movement, with a revolutionary perspective on political, social, and cultural experiences, her range is expansive and diverse. She has written books for children and adults, creative nonfiction and spoken word albums. She has been awarded 25 honorary doctorate, a NEA fellowship, numerous NAACP Image Awards, and many other honors and awards. Since 1987 she has been a member of the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP required. Tickets can be reserved by visiting or calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600.

Where: Luckman Theater, CalStateLA

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Websitehttp://www.calstatela.edu/event/10th-annual-pan-african-studies-forum-ft-nikki-giovanni

Cathy Malkasian, with Robert Goodin at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Cathy Malkasian, with Robert Goodin, discuss and sign her novel Eartha, her fourth graphic novel, which resonates with contemporary themes. This is an expansive tale of pastoral life, city corruption, greed, and addictions, and reverberates with questions facing us today, such as the alienating effects of our hyper-connectivity, and the self-destructive obsession with novelty. Her rigorous draftsmanship and stunning landscapes add to the impressiveness of her best graphic novel yet.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/cathy-malkasian-reads-her-graphic-novel-eartha-robert-goodin

August at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear Jennifer Croft, in conversation with David Shook, about her translation of Romina Paula’s August, newly out from Feminist Press, which Argentine novelist critics are calling “a raw and arresting new voice in literature.”  Both a reverse coming-of-age story and a tangled homecoming tale, this frank confession to a deceased confidante is a keen portrait of a younger generation stagnating in an increasingly globalized Argentina. August considers the banality of life against the sudden changes that accompany death.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th    

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Yumi Sakugawa at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Yumi Sakugawa, with her friend Krista Suh, read from her book, The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful, a survival guide organized in seven sections for how to make your life easier. It’s a perfect gift for recent graduates, young professionals or anyone looking to make their life a little better on a daily basis.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th                 

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/yumi-sakugawa-discusses-her-book-little-book-life-hacks-krista-suh

The Songs of Trees at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us as David George Haskell discusses and signs The Songs of Trees: Stories form Nature’s Great Connectors, from the author of the award-winning The Forest Unseen, lauded for his eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/david-george-haskell-discusses-and-signs-songs-trees-stories-natures-great-connectors

Available at Pages Bookstore

From a breakout storytelling star at The Moth, comes a real-life romantic comedy about a guy and a girl and twenty-nine other girls: a meoir aobut an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a nice guy survived dating in the twenty-first century. Matteson Perry reads and discusses his memoir, Available, about how he decided to turn his life around after the girl he thought might be The One dumped him.

RSVPS are appreciated. Call 310-318-0900 or email the store.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 11th                

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/matteson-perry-author-event

Red Hen Press Authors at ALOUD Reading Series

Join us to hear In a Western Light: Poetry at the Edge of America, featuring readings by seven contemporary poets celebrating the diverse poetry of deven distinguished California writers. Featuring:

Victoria Chang (The Boss) reading Diane Di Prima;

Brendan Constantine (Birthday Girl with Possum, Calamity Joe) reading Wanda Coleman;

Kim Dower (Air Kissing on Mars) reading Gertrude Stein;

Blas Falconer (A Question of Gravity and Light) reading Juan Felipe Herrera;

Amy Gerstler (Scattered at Sea) reading Czeslaw Milosz;

Doug Kearney (Mess and Mess, Patter) reading Charles Bukowski;

Brynn Saito (Palace of Contemplating Departure) reading Adrienne Rich.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7:15 pm   (waitlisted seating at 7 pm)

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

Website: http://lfla.org/event/western-light-poetry-edge-america/

Kimberle Crenshaw and Eve Ensler at Hammer Museum

Join us to hear two authors, Eve Ensler and Kimberle Crenshaw, speak for the Bureau of Feminism Conversations series and discuss intersectional Activism in the Age of Trump, usng the inclusive framework at the heart of campaigns like Say Her Name, Why We Can’t Wait, and One Billion Rising.

Eve Ennsler is a Tony Award-winning playwright and activist, best known for her play The Vagina Monologues.

Kimberle Crenshaw is a renowned legal scholar in the field known as critical race theory, a full professor at UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, and is known for the introduction and development of intersectional theory, i.e. the study of how overlapping social identities relate to systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/05/intersectional-activism-in-the-age-of-trump-kimberle-crenshaw-and-eve-ensler/

Eden Lapucki at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Eden Lapucki discuss and read from her novel, Woman No. 17, a sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the bestselling author of California. This is a darkly comic, twisty and tense, but mesmerizing new novel which defies expectation, and proves Lepucki is one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 11th                   

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/doree-shafrir-reads-her-novel-startup-jade-chang

Community Storytellers at Culver Palms United Methodist Church

Join us for Community Storytellers, a monthly story swap group that formed in 1981, and is offered on the second Thursday of each month (except August) and has a time limit of eight minutes per person and a rule of no reading. We encourage newcomers and seasoned story tellers alike. Come prepared to spin a tale.

Where: Culver Palms United Methodist Church

Date: Thursday the 11th                   

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Website: http://www.communitystorytellers.org

Jenny Han at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear Jenny Han, discuss and sign Always and Forever, Lara Jean, featuring a hair station, nail salon, and some delicious treats. Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. But she can’t ignore the big life decisions looming ahead. When your heart and head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Terry McMillan at California African American Museum

Join us to hear Terry McMillan present her new novel, I Almost Forgot About You, which reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile.

Where: CAAM (sponsored by Eso Won Books)

Date: Friday the 12th                   

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Website: http://www.esowonbookstore.com/event/terry-mcmillan-booksigning%E2%80%94i-almost-forgot-about-you

The Poetic Research Bureau Presents: Andrew Wessels, Xochitl Bermejo, Gillian Hamel, Nik De Dominic

ANDREW WESSELS–He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Istanbul. Semi Circle, a chapbook of his translations of the Turkish poet Nurduran Duman, was published by Goodmorning Menagerie in 2016. His first book is A Turkish Dictionary (1913 Press).

GILLIAN OLIVIA BLYTHE HAMEL–She is the author of occident (Called Back Books, 2017). Her work has appeared in VOLT, jubilat, The Volta, and The Offending Adam, and was recently featured in the Aesthetic Blitz exhibition from the Asian American Women Artists Association. She is managing editor at Omnidawn Publishing and editor of OmniVerse. Gillian also co-publishes speCt!, a chapbook series and book arts imprint, with Peter Burghardt and Robert Andrew Perez.

XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO–She is the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016), a 2016-2017 Steinbeck fellow and former Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner. She has work published in Acentos Review, CALYX, crazyhorse, and The James Franco Review and is a cofounder of Women Who Submit.

NIK DE DOMINIC–He is a poet and essayist. Work has appeared in Guernica, Los Angeles Review, DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate, and elsewhere. He is a founding editor of The Offending Adam and a poetry editor of New Orleans Review. De Dominic is the author of the chapbook Your Daily Horoscope from New Michigan Press and teaches writing at the University of Southern California.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 951 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, California 90012

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/629402170581584/

Eric Howard and S.A. Griffin at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear poet Eric Howard’s debut collection Taliban Beach Party, which addresses 9/11 and its aftermath in the context of Los Angeles history, beginning with satire, concluding with prophecy. Eric is joined by legendary poet S.A. Griffin.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Asian American Story Night at Pico House

Join us for Story Night: Asian American Voices of Soul and Resistance, for APA Heritage Month, presenting an evening of poetry, music, and visual art from our Los Angeles community, in celebration of CAMLA’s Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles from 1968 -1980s.

Bow is a book of dispatches from the struggle for the Asian American soul. Bow is a conversation starter, celebration of conviction, and reminder of the work ahead.

In poems, stories, and articles set alongside photographs and illustrations, friends and members of our creative community reflect on who we are, what we have submitted to, and how we resist.

Where: Pico House

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Address: 424 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http:// N/A

Ouchi High School Young Authors at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear students of Ouchi High School who have published their first intertextual anthology of 28 original stories written by students of their AP literature class in South Central Los Angeles. these are stories utilizing Biblical, Mythological,  or cultural intertextual references, reflecting poignant social critiques and social commentaries.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th                   

Time: 11 am

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

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/

Classics Book Club: James Baldwin at Santa Monica Library

Please join us for our monthly Classics Book Club Group meeting to discuss Giovanni’s Room, by James Baldwin. This is an adult discussion group.

Where: Fairview Branch, SMPL

Date: Saturday the 13th                   

Time: 11 am

Address: 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=23585

Off the Page Reading at Long Beach Public Library  

Join us for the reading event Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas, where four staples of the Long Beach poetry community will read poems and tell the stories of how they came to be, to a small, intimate audience in the picturesque Miller Room at the Long Beach Public Library. Hosted by Nancy Lynee Woo and featuring:

Murray Thomas writes poetry, fiction, political commentary and music criticism. His full-length poetry collection Cows on the Freeway was published in 2000, he has published five chapbooks. His book My Kidney Just Arrived was published in 2011, and Without Saints is forthcoming. He co-hosts 2nd Monday Poetry Party with Sarah Thursday.

liz gonzalez is a writer, writing coach and consultant, instructor, and her work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. she directs Uptown Word & Arts in North Long Beach, and is a creative writing instructor at UCLA Extension Writers’Program.

Sarah Thursday has written four poetry chapbooks, was a founder of Cadence Collective, and co-hosts a monthly reading series with G. Murray Thomas called 2nd Monday Poetry Party. In 2014 she founded Sadie Girl Press.

Clifton Snider is a poet, novelist, literary critic, scholar and educator.  His latest collection of poems is The Beatle Bump, and his first historical novel is The Plymouth Papers.

Space is limited. See website for details.

Where: Miller Room, Long Beach Public Library

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/117264738819080/

Marsha de la O & Lummis Day at Arroyo Seco Branch Library 

Join us for our annual Lummis Day Poetry event: The Sense of Ending in Poetry. This year we feature a poetry workshop lead by published poet Marsha de la O engaging with the challenge of ending a poem, how to provide closure with a turn, a contradiction, or an expansion.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, CA 90042

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/lummis-day-poetry-workshop

Veronica Chambers at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us as Veronica Chambers discusses and signs two books: The Go-Between, a coming-of-age novel exploring the issues of identity and belonging,  and The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own, a collection of stories that explores what Michelle Obama means to our  culture.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/eventveronica-chambers-discusses-and-signs-go-between-and-meaning-michelle

Ariel Levy at Book Soup

Join us to hear Ariel Levy discuss and sign Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir, about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention. Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Her story of resilience becomes a portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed and what is eternal.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/ariel-levy-discusses-and-signs-rules-do-not-apply-memoir

Joanna Novak, with Otessa Moshfegh, at Skylight Books

Join us to hear Joanna Novak, with Otessa Moshfegh, read from and discuss her debut novel, I Must Have You. In this young adult story Novak’s kaleidoscope of 1990s America, filled with vibrant imagery, from riot grrl graffiti to Michael Jordan posters, offers a vision of the complexities of womanhood and the culture that keeps the modern girl sick. Similar to the voice of Miranda July, Novak’s novel will appeal to a new generation of readers who hunger for raw female protagonists.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th               

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/joanna-novak-reads-her-debut-novel-i-must-have-you-ottessa-moshfegh

Ariel Levy, with Maggie Nelson, at the Skirball Cultural Center

Join us to hear Ariel Levy, with Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts), discuss her new memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, an unforgettable portrait of shifting forces in our culture. As praised by the Atlantic, “Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity, and deploys prose to match.” A book signing and Q&A follows the program.

Please RSVP. Check website for details.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Sunday the 14th               

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Website: http://www.skirball.org/programs/words-and-ideas/ariel-levy-rules-do-not-apply

Soap Box Poets at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our monthly Open Mic. This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours for five minutes. Sign-ups begin at 1:345 pm.

Hosted by: Jessica Wilson Cardenas.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Rhino & Harold Bronson at Arcana Books

Join us to hear Harold Bronson, legendary cofounder of Rhino Records, tell his story in My British Invasion.

Where: Arcana Books

Date: Sunday the 14th               

Time: 4 pm

Address: 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Website: http://arcanabooks.com

Poetry at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us as Rattle Magazine presents readings by poets published in the current edition: Elise Liu and Austin Smith.

Elise Liu is based in San Francisco, and one of her poems, She Runs from the River, appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series in July 2014.

Austin Smith’s first poetry collection, Almanac, was published by Princeton Press in 2013. He lives in Oakland and teaches at Stanford University. One of his poems, We Defy Augury, was published by Rattle’s Poets Respond series this January.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 14th               

Time: 5 pm

Address: 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com   or http://www.rattle.com/readings/

Second Sunday Poetry Series at the Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building

The Second Sunday Poetry series and open mic, hosted by Alex M. Frankel, features Judith Terzi, whose poems have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, including Wide Awake: the Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. Casbah (2016) and If You Spot Your Brother Floating By (2015) are her most recent chapbooks.

Where: The Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building (near Universal Studios)

Date: Sunday the 14th                

Time: 5 pm

Address: 3433 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Website: http://secondsundaypoetry.com/

 

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