Los Angeles Literature Events 6/12/17 –6/18/17

Man of the Year: A Memoir at Book Soup

962c73d329fab17f1251d1a9b83ae050Lou Cove, with Joel Stein, discusses and signs Man of the Year: A Memoir, which tells the story of a family in the 1970s. After his eighth move in twelve years, Lou figures he should resign himself to teenage purgatory of tedious paper routes, school bullies, and unrequited lust for girls he likes. But the arrival of an old friend of Lou’s father from California leads him to juggle the perils of adolescence with the pursuit of Hollywood stardom.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:   http://www.booksoup.com/event/lou-cove-joel-stein-discusses-and-signs-man-year-memoir

Elizabeth Crane at Skylight Bookstore

 

Join us to hear Elizabeth Crane read from her new novel, Turf, which is the story of the end of the world, as seen through a young couple in Brooklyn who find a baby in a bucket on their front step; a group of geniuses who meet every Wednesday, able to unlock all the secrets of the universe except for the unknowable mystery of love; a woman and her dog walker whose friendship is uprooted by an incident in the park; and other dark vistas explored in Crane’s glowing collection.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/elizabeth-crane-reads-her-new-novel-turf

Harry Potter Podcast Team at the Last Bookstore

We are pleased to present the team behind the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, on tour with their live show, Vanessa Zoltlan and Ariana Nedelman. Bring your copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and get ready for a deep dive into conversation about Chapter 11, The Firebolt. What gifts can Harry Potter give you if you treat it with faith, rigor and do so in the community?

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Meg Howrey at Diesel’s Bookstore

Join us to meet and discuss Meg Howrey’s The Wanderers, with the author joining the discussion. Seating is limited and reservations are required, and there is a $20 fee and purchase of the book must be from Diesel. Please contact Diane Leslie at website to reserve a spot.

In four years aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first human on Mars, and three people must prove they are the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Imaginative, comedic and wise, this book explores the difference between those who go and those who stay, telling the story behind all exploration.

Where: Diesel’s Bookstore, Brentwood

Date: Tuesday the 13th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/diane-leslies-book-group-author-discusses-wanderers

Cynthia Hogue, David St. John, Justin Jackson at Annenberg Beach House

Don’t miss a series of summer reading events brought to you by Red hen Press, and reserve your seats at website for these free events.

Cynthia Hogue, has published 13 books, eight of them collections of poetry. Revenance (Red Hen Press 2014) was listed as one of the “Standout” books by the Academy of Poets in 2014. Hogue holds the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University, and most recently is the author of a book-length serial poem titled In June the Labyrinth (2017).

David St. John is the author of nine books of poetry, and his most recent book is The Face: A Novella in Verse (2004). He is married to the poet Anna Journey and lives in Venice, CA.

Justin Jackson is a Los Angeles-based pianist/singer-songwriter whose roots are grounded in R&B and Hip/Hop, and who is originally from Chicago where he received his training. In 2013 he created a song, Chiraq, that was performed live at the “Depth of Black Arts Showcase”, and recently worked with James Franco on music for A Streetcar Named Desire, that was shown at Cal Arts.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 13th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Websitehttp://redhen.org/events/rhp-at-the-annenberg-beach-house/

Rachel Ballinger at the Last Bookstore 

Please join us as Rachel Ballinger discusses her book 101 Things That Piss Me Off, a quick-witted and comical collection based on her YouTube series, You Know What Pisses Me Off. Using light-hearted anger, she shows that being heated, passionate and expressive about things we care for is important, and fun.

Note: This is a ticketed event. See website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 13th                 

Time: 7 pm

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

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

The Pox Lover at Skylight Bookstore  

Please join us as Anne-Christine D’Adesky, discusses her book The Pox Lover An Activist’s Decade in New York and Paris, with Councilmember Lindsey Horvath. This book is a personal history of the turbulent 1990s in New York and Paris by a pioneering American AIDS journalist, lesbian activist and daughter of French-Haitian elites.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 13th                 

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/anne-christine-dadesky-discusses-her-book-pox-lover-councilmember-lindsey-horvath

Redondo Poets at Coffee Cartel 

Please join us for poetry in Redondo Beach, every Tuesday evening, with features and an Open Mic. This week’s features are:

Collin Kelley is the author of the poetry collections Render (2013) and Better to Travel, which has just been reissued. He is also the author of the Venus Trilogy of novels, and the short story collection, Kiss Shot.

Steven Reigns is a poet, artist and activist, and was City Poet of West Hollywood from 2014-2016. In July 2015 he published 3-Pack Jack, a three book set based on his performance series at Akbar, Los Angles.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 13th                 

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RedondoPoets/about/?ref=page_internal

The Templars’ Last Secret at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear internationally bestselling author Martin Walker (Bruno Series) read and sign The Templars’ Last Secret. Not every mystery you read at the beach this summer will come with fascinating art-historical details of the Lascaux and les Eyzies caves, but this book gives you that—plus wine, women, and global politics—all packed into a taut crime novel. Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C., and is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at UPI.

Where:  Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://chevaliersbooks.com/2017/04/24/internationally-bestselling-author-martin-walker-bruno-series-reads-signs-the-templars-last-secret/

Viking Economics at Gatsby’s Bookstore           

Join us to learn about “perhaps the most fun economics book you’ve ever read” Viking Economics, and meet author George Lakey. What can we learn from the Nordics? Thanks to the Nordic economic model, the Scandinavians are now among the most equal countries in the world, known for their shared prosperity, even though only Norway found oil. A century ago they had a huge wealth gap, only a pretend democracy, and poverty that drove large numbers to leave their countries. Lakey explores how these countries turned themselves around. Bill McKibben calls this book “completely fascinating,” not least for their achievements in meeting the climate crisis.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website:  http://gatsbybooks.com/book-signings/2017/6/14/viking-economics

Rad Families Book release and Social Hour: Los Angleles

Join editor Tomas Moniz and scott winn. Plus local rad writers Lilliam Rivera, Brenda Montaño, Annakai Gesh and Donato Martinez for an engaging hour at Other Books/Otro Libros.

RAD FAMILIES: A CELEBRATION honors the messy, the painful, the playful, the beautiful, the myriad ways we create families. This is not an anthology of experts, or how-to articles on perfect parenting; it often doesn’t even try to provide answers. Instead, the writers strive to be honest and vulnerable in sharing their stories and experiences, their failures and their regrets.

Gathering parents and writers from diverse communities, it explores the process of getting pregnant from trans birth to adoption, grapples with issues of racism and police brutality, probes raising feminists and feminist parenting. It plumbs the depths of empty nesting and letting go. It’s a book that reminds us all that we are not alone, that community can help us get through the difficulties, can, in fact, make us better people. It’s a celebration, join us!

Where: Other Books/Otro Libros.

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

Address:  2006 E Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, California 90033

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/454906278188568/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22263%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Daniel Wallace at Bookstore Vroman’s

 

Join us to meet author Daniel Wallace, who will discuss and sign, Extraordinary Adventures, a large-hearted and optimistic novel. Edsel Bronfman works as a shipping clerk, lives in a seedy neighborhood, and spends free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, until he gets a call from operator 1217 telling him he’s won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida. But there’s a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and he has only 79 days to find someone to take with him. The call jolts him into motion, initiating a series of truly extraordinary adventures, and opens him to the possibilities of life.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/daniel-wallace-discusses-and-signs-extraordinary-adventures

Delia Ephron at the Beverly Hills Library

Join us for an evening with author Delia Ephron, who will speak about her recent novel, Siracusa which follows two couples who vacation together in Italy. Told in alternating points of view, they stumble upon lies and infidelities, past and present. Books will be available for signing after the program.

Where: Beverly Hills Library, Auditorium

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 444 N. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA  90210

Website: http://www.beverlyhills.org/cbhfiles/storage/files/5306927271129303783/Ephron2017.pdf

Word Play Wednesday & Open Mic at Art Share LA

Please join us for Word Play Wednesday and Open Mic Night, where vocalists, rappers, poets, and comics are all welcome.

Free event parking available. $5 donations requested.

Where: Art Share LA

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Websitehttp://artsharela.org/event/word-play-wednesday-poetry-open-mic-art-share-l-a/

Writing Relevant Speculative Fiction at Last Bookstore

Please join us for a panel discussion with science fiction and fantasy authors S.B. Divya, Paul Krueger, Carrie Patel, and Arianne “Tex” Thompson as they discuss their writing processes, the enduring draw of genre fiction, and the unique perspectives that science fiction and fantasy provide.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Fly Me at Pages Bookstore

 

Join author Daniel Riley to hear him discuss and sign, Fly Me, a debut novel set in the year 1972, a haunting tour de force evoking the sights and sounds of that era, painting a vivid picture of a nation on the verge of a new era—and a girl caught between her past and the ever-expanding present. Full of startling psychological insight, it’s an engaging exploration of being young, navigating expectations and learning to live with your mistakes.

Daniel Riley grew up in Manhattan Beach, and lives in New York City.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/daniel-riley-author-event

Bailey Gaddis at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Join author Bailey Gaddis to hear her discuss and sign Feng Shui Mommy, a different approach to helping the expectant mother, providing specific suggestions for building the mind, body and spirit for each trimester (including the “fourth,” after birth). This comprehensive guide makes challenge and change joyful, and less stressful, allowing new life to be incomparably wonder-filled.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 69 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/bailey-gaddis-discusses-and-signs-feng-shui-mommy-creating-balance-and-harmony-amidst-chaos

Cara Black, with Tim Hallinan at Chevalier’s Bookstore

 

Join author Cara Black to hear her treat us to a smashing new book in her Aimee Leduc Series: Murder in Saint-Germain, in conversation with L.A.’s Master of Mystery, Tim Hallinan, for a talk, reading, and signing. In July 1999 private investigator Aimee Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down war criminals for the Hague, so now she’s convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost in Paris—a Serbian warlord she thought she’d killed. She’s suffering from PTSD, and begs Aimee to investigate.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://chevaliersbooks.com/2017/04/24/ny-times-bestselling-author-cara-black-treats-us-to-smashing-new-book-in-her-aimee-leduc-series-murder-in-saint-germain-in-conversation-with-las-master-of-mystery-tim-hallinan-talk-readi/

Discovery Open House at Art Share LA

Please join us for an open house to learn about this great nonprofit through a gallery show and performance showcase, with poetry, ensemble, voice, and more!

Robert Vargas will grace the main gallery with portraitures and illustrations.

Ensemble Vomma, a contemporary chamber ensemble will perform, along with David Anguila’s violin and cello.

Red, A New Musical, and G. Yamazawa will highlight our performance showcase.

Community Sing will also perform.

RSVP at website for this free event.

Where: Art Share LA

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Websitehttp://artsharela.org/open-house/

WTAW La Presents A Summer Solstice Literary Offering

Michelle Tea is the author of the cult classic Valencia, the illustrated Rent Girl, the speculative memoir Black Wave, the brand new Modern Tarot, and other books. Visit her at: www.michelletea.com

Ashaki M. Jackson is an alumna of Cave Canem (a poetry retreat and fellowship for Black poets) and VONA (a multi-genre retreat for writers of color). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Pluck!, 7×7 LA, Obsidian and Faultline, among others. She serves on the VIDA: Women in Literary Arts board, mentors for the PEN USA Emerging Voices program, and is also co-founder of Women Who Submit, a community that supports women and nonbinary writers in submitting their literary works to top tier publications. Jackson is author of two chapter-length collections — SURVEILLANCE (Writ Large Press), which is a perpetual fundraiser for nonprofits working to eliminate police brutality, and LANGUAGE LESSON (Miel), a manual on loss written in remembrance of her paternal grandmother. She earned her MFA (poetry) from Antioch University Los Angeles and her doctorate (social psychology) from Claremont Graduate University. Visit her at: www.ashakijackson.com

Seth Fischer’s work has appeared in PANK, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Best Sex Writing, and other journals and anthologies. His essay work was also selected as notable in The Best American Essays, and he has attended residencies at Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Woodstock Byrdcliffe, and elsewhere. He was the first Sunday editor at The Rumpus, and he is also a professional developmental editor of novels and memoirs. He teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. “Bow And Arrow” first appeared in The Rumpus. Visit him at: www.seth-fischer.com

Margaret Wappler has written about the arts and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Elle, Cosmo, New York Times, and several other publications. Her debut novel, Neon Green, published by Unnamed Press in July 2016, has been praised as “witty and entertaining” by the Los Angeles Times and a depiction of “life in the nineties as it was actually lived ” by Electric Literature. She lives in Los Angeles and can be heard weekly on the pop culture podcast, Pop Rocket. Visit her at: www.margaretwappler.com

Meg Howrey is the author of three novels: Blind Sight, The Cranes Dance, and most recently, The Wanderers. Her non-fiction has appeared in Vogue and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Visit her at: www.mhowrey.com

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary young adult novel from Simon & Schuster available now in bookstores everywhere. She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 Clarion alumni with a Leonard Pung Memorial Scholarship. She has been awarded fellowships from PEN Center USA, A Room Of Her Own Foundation, and received a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her short story “Death Defiant Bomba” received honorable mention in Bellevue Literary Review’s 2014 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by author Nathan Englander. Lilliam was also a finalist for AWP’s 2014 WC&C Scholarship Competition. Lilliam’s work has appeared in Tin House, Tahoma Literary Review, Los Angeles Times, Latina, USA Today, Cosmo for Latinas, Sundog Lit, Midnight Breakfast, Bellevue Literary Review, The Rumpus.net, and Los Angeles Review of Books. Visit her at:www.lilliamrivera.com

Where: KaffeBaren

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 1000 South Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1322209274481968/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22263%22%2C%22is_sponsored%22%3A%221%22%2C%22ad_creator_id%22%3A%22100001233019573%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&ft[tn]=H&ft[qid]=6430462987050932994&ft[mf_story_key]=-5454546790505718397&ft[is_sponsored]=1&ft[ei]=AI%40ed98063cc1a555beac3eb93ffb9d2298&ft[top_level_post_id]=2315494148675949&ft[page_id]=1989179597974074&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[insertion_position]=1&ft[ordinal_position]=2%3A1&__md__=1

Israel Centano at Skylight Bookstore 

Author Israel Centano will discuss and sign The Conspiracy, the story of what happens when a sniper’s shot misses the President of Venezuela. This thriller is the second in Phoneme Media’s City of Asylum imprint, and challenges the origin myth of South America’s radical left, resulting in its author’s exile from Venezuela.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.israel-centeno-reads-his-new-novel-conspiracy

Andrew Evans at Book Soup 

Please join us to hear author Andrew Evans discuss and sign The Black Penguin, the story of an awkward gay kid, bullied and bored, who escaped into the pages of National Geographic and the wide promise of the world atlas in a move toward his eventual journey to the farthest reaches of the map, and some of the most astonishing landscapes on earth. This memoir is a 12,000 mile voyage and quest to balance faith, family and self.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/eventandrew-evans-discusses-and-signs-black-penguin /

Love the Wine You’re With at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Kim Gruenenfelder, will discuss and sign her book, Love the Wine You’re With, the story of three friends who meet at their favorite wine bar only to find it’s about to close. In tipsy brazenness they suggest they might open their own wine bar, which leads to a challenge for each woman: how to fix a life that’s not broken, but needs an upgrade?

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/kim-gruenenfelder-discusses-and-signs-love-wine-you’re

Anna Akana at The Last Bookstore

Join us to hear Anna Akana present her launch event for So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister, her candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood. In 2007, Akana lost her teen sister to suicide, and to process her grief she used comedy and made YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and a way to connect to others. Ten years later she has more than a million subscribers, and shares the message that your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Bloomsday at the Hammer Museum

Join us for our eighth annual Bloomsday celebration, featuring a staged reading  by actors in the Billy Wilder Theatre of James Joyce’s only play, Exiles. Reading will be followed by live music by Rattle the Knee, Guiness on tap, and Irish snacks available in the courtyard.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Friday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/06/bloomsday-at-the-hammer-2017/

Jennifer Romolini at Skylight Bookstore

Please join author Jennifer Romolini as she discusses and signs Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*uckups, and Failures. This is a wise, witty and straight-talking how-to book that asserts that being outside-the-norm and achieving real, high-level success are not mutually exclusive concepts. Part memoir, part real-world guide, this book addresses a range of issues and challenges.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jennifer-romolini-discusses-her-book-weird-world-thats-not

You’re Invited: Gathering of Latina Writers

Join us for a Latina Writers Gathering at Plaza De La Raza Cultural Center for a survey of genres, publishing/self-publishing, identity and community/marketplace sessions, all hosted by guest speakers and generating issues for an upcoming larger Southern California Latina Writers Conference.

A number of poets and writers will present their words. Numerous vendors and authors will be presenting their publications and work throughout the day. You are encouraged to bring your books or zines and feel free to sell them as well. You may also share with your friends and colleagues, just please let us know that you are coming!

Just let us know you are coming by registering at the website! Registration is free.

Where: Latino Arts Network, Plaza De La Raza

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Address: 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gathering-of-latina-writers-tickets-35192960091

Liz Climo at Children’s Book World

Celebrate Father’s Day with the great comic artist and creator of children’s books, Liz Climo. She will share some of her books for ages 3-8 and do a drawing demonstration. In the charming Rory the Dinosaur books she explores a child’s timeless quest for independence.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

Gustavo Arrellano at Dominguez Rancho Adobe

Celebrate a tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in the U.S. with syndicated columnist and author Gustavo Arellano. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A and booksigning.

Where: Dominguez Ranch Adobe

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm

Address: 18127 S. Alameda St., Compton, CA 90220

Website: http://www.dominguezrancho.org/event/speaker-series-2017-gustavo-arellano/?instance_id=4484

Summer Reading at Vroman’s Bookstore

Come to the store to hear about our summer reading program for those in Kindergarten through 12th grade: Readers of the Lost Book! See website for details.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 17th                   

Time: 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/adventure-activities-summer-reading-program-event

Spectrum 10: Top 39 L.A. Poets at Santa Catalina Library

Join us as Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured poets published in Spectrum 10: Top 39 L.A. Poets, as well as many talented poets considered for this publication.

Curated and hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Website:  http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Poetry Award Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join the winners of Beyond Baroque’s 7th annual contest for a celebratory reading of their work. Winners were selected by poet Diane Wakowski.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the English Department at LMU.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 17th                   

Time: 4 pm

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

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

PEN Center USA Emerging Voices at Skylight Books

Please join our Emerging Voices Fellows, Alumni, and Mentors in Conversation for the 2108 Application Cycle as PEN Center USA presents cocktails, short readings, a fellowship overview and audience Q&A.

Featuring writers Patrick O’Neil, Jian Huang, Mike Padilla, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Kirin Khan and Soleil David.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/pen-center-usa-presents-2018-emerging-voices-meet-and-greet

Origins Poetry Reading at The Neutra

 

Welcome to an evening of origins: poetry, drumming, singing and guitar. Women’s powerful words give meaning that create, cause or give rise to the origin of another.

Featuring artists Yuri Lara, Cindy Rinne (host), Stacy Russo, and Jie Tian.

Where: Dulce Stein Presents at the Neutra

Date: Saturday the 17th

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Address: 2379 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Website: http://facebook.com/events/1969329173297922/?acontext=%7B”ref”%3A”2″%2C”ref_dashboard_filter”%3A”upcoming”%2C”action_history”%3A”[%7B%5C”surface%5C”%3A%5C”dashboard%5C”%2C%5C”mechanism%5C”%3A%5C”main_list%5C”%2C%5C”extra_data%5C”%3A[]%7D]”%7D

Charlottte Innes at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear Charlotte Innes read from Descanso Drive, her first book of poems, which has been described by poets as reading “at times like a melding of Plath and Boland.”

Note: This contest was generously co-sponsored by the English Department at LMU.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 17th                   

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Three Poets at Poetic Research Bureau

The three featured poets reading and performing this evening are: Kit Schuler, Bonnie Ruberg, and Andre Naffis-Sahey.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 17th                   

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.poeticresearch.com/

La Palabra Reading Series at Avenue 50 Studio

Please join us as La Palabra presents artists and readers from Women Who Submit:

Tisha Reichle is a Chicana feminist with an MFA from Antioch University. She is an organizing member of Women Who Submit and the fiction editor at Border Series. She is also a high school teacher beginning her PhD at USC.

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of two short story collections, and her newest chapbook is Recipes for Ascension. She is a reporter for Feather River Publishing.

Lauren Eggert-Crowe is the author of four poetry chapbooks. She is the Reviews Editor of Terrain.org and serves on the leadership team for Women Who Submit.

Ramona Pilar is the editor of the Claps and Cheers column for Women Who Submit and has an MFA from Antioch University. She works and writes in theatre and is the lead singer of an ‘80s tribute band, the Walkmans.

Ashley Perez lives, writes and causes trouble in Los Angeles. You can find her on twitter at @ArtsCollide.

Treats provided by Albie Preciado.

Hosted and curated by: Karineh Mahdessian.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 18th                   

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 131 N, Avenue 50., Los Angeles, California 90042

Website: http://www./www.facebook.com/events/132931167266516/?acontext=%7B”ref”%3A”2″%2C”ref_dashboard_filter”%3A”upcoming”%2C”action_history”%3A”[%7B%5C”surface%5C”%3A%5C”dashboard%5C”%2C%5C”mechanism%5C”%3A%5C”main_list%5C”%2C%5C”extra_data%5C”%3A[]%7D]”%7D

Angels Flight Literary West Salon at the Last Bookstore

Join the Angels Flight Literary West Salon to hear Annabelle Gurwitch and Heather Havrilesky  read and sign their books. Both will read and discuss their work, followed by readings by Susan Hayden, Jian Huang and Strawberry Saroyan.

Annabelle Gurwitch is a comedic actress, a noted author and columnist, best known as the original hostess of TBS’s Dinner and a Movie, and is the author of Wherever You Go, There They Are.

Heather Havrilesky is the author of How to Be a Person in the World, and the advice column “Ask Polly” for New York magazine.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 18th                    

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Beyond Words Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for a reading series that resents work by innovative and influential writers with a theme of Beauty and Resistance.

Hosted by Jon Hess.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 18th                   

Time: 5:30 pm

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

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

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