Los Angeles Literature Events 8/07/17 –8/13/17

Fitzgerald’s I’d Die for You at Book Soup

51xKXolxgIL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Join us to hear editor Anne Margaret Daniel discuss and sign F. Scott Fitzgerald’s I’d Die for You, a collection of the last remaining unpublished and uncollected short stories by Fitzgerald, most of which were originally submitted to major magazines in the 1930s and accepted during his lifetime but never published. Some could not be sold because they departed from what editors expected of him. These stories provide a new look into his creative process and a new insight  into the arc of his career.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:   http://www.booksoup.com/event/editor-anne-margaret-daniel-discusses-and-signs-f-scott-fitzgerald%E2%80%99s-i%E2%80%99d-die-you

Rhys Bowen at Vroman’s Bookstore  

In the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous, Rhys Bowen tells the story of Lady Georgiana Rannoch, who juggles secret messages from the Queen, Darcy and he mother. But it’s all in a day’s work when you’re thirty-fifth in line to the British Crown. Join us to hear Bowen discuss and sign On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:   http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/rhys-bowen-discusses-and-signs-her-majesty’s-frightfully-secret-service

Paul Kingsnorth & Martin Shaw at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear Paul Kingsnorth, award-winning author of The Wake, and the mythologist Martin Shaw. We will learn more about Paul’s new novel Beast and his new book of essays, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, and about Martin’s new book, Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

90X90LA: Poets & Allies for Resistance at Sidewalk Café  

Celebrate!

Investigate!

Resist!

Poets & Allies joins 90×90 for this monthly poetry event focusing on social justice issues. We will be featuring 10 Black poets, a book give away, and an Open Mic. Bring 1-2 poems about social justice or come to listen!

Event is curated by Khadija Anderson

Where: The Sidewalk Café

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 2057 N. Los Robles (At Woodbury), Alta/Pasadena, CA 91104

Website:   http://90x90la.com/poets-allies-for-resistance-87-730pm/

Poetry Open Mic at Westwood Branch Library

Join us for our monthly poetry open mic. Come to share your masterpiece, or just to listen and enjoy!

Event is hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

Where:  Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-onevents/poetry-open-mic-2/

Red Hen Press at the Annenberg Beach House

 

Join us for a summer reading event featuring Red Hen Press authors:

Lisa Krueger is a poet and clinical psychologist, and the author of our poetry collections, the most recent being Run Away to the Yard. She has written a series of interactive journals related to psychology and creativity, and maintains a private therapy practice.

Eric Morago is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet, whose work appears in print and online publications, as well as in several anthologies. He is an associate reviewer for Poetix.net, poet-in residence for California Workforce Assn., and teaches workshops for Red Hen Press. He is poetry curator for Half Off Books and runs a quarterly reading series at Vinatero Wine Shop.

Gabriel Jesiolowski is an artist, writer and designer who works in a research-based practice that utilizes text, landscape, performance, installation and print elements.

Ricardo Means Ybarra is an LA mestizo, a sixth generation Californian born in Echo Park, and was raised in a labor union family. He is the author of A Framing Job (Red Hen Press 1997).

Sally Kreuger-Wyman is a photographer influenced by a love of nature, interests in people and their stories, and experiences with chronic disabilities.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

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

90X90LA: Writers Lab

Join the Writers Lab (a Long Beach Collective) as they hold creative space for us to collaborate and build upon our skills, share ideas, hold each other accountable and get honest constructive feedback on new and pre-existing works.

Hosted by Skira Martinez (at Cielo Galleries/Studios)

Bring your perspective and join in the discussion!

Where:  Cielo Galleries/Studios

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 3201 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://90x90la.com/writers-lab-long-beach-88-7pm

Sylvia Brownrigg, with Meredith Maran, at Book Soup

Join us to hear Sylvia Brownrigg, with Meredith Maran, discuss and sign Pages for Her, the story of two women, each at a personal turning point, and the circumstances that lead to their reunion, twenty years after their brief but passionate affair. Now, they find that in rediscovering each other, they are able to rediscover themselves. This book explores marriage, sexuality, and the transformative power of love over time.

Where:  Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/sylvia-brownrigg-meredith-maran-discusses-and-signs-pages-her

Tyler Gage at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us as Tyler Gage reads from his new book, Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life, the story of an astoundingly successful young entrepreneur’s immersion in Amazonian indigenous spirituality and how he integrated the lessons he learned to build a successful, socially responsible company, live a purposeful life, and make a difference in the world.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website:  http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/tyler-gage

Charles Taylor at the Last Bookstore

 

Join us to hear Charles Taylor discuss and sign, Opening Wednesday at a Theatre or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ‘70s. This is a new book about the B-list films of the 1970s, and an eye-opening story about post-Watergate, post-Viet Nam America in all its gritty, melancholy and complexity.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

90X90LA: Little Tokyo Cultural Spine Reading Series #4 at San Pedro Firm Building

 

Join us for the Little Tokyo Cultural Spine Series, part 4 of 4, one of four consecutive Wednesdays, July 19-August 9, of site-specific readings and performances in Little Tokyo Los Angeles—the second oldest neighborhood in L.A. and one of three remaining historic Japantowns in the nation.

Come along on a short tour of the Little Tokyo Cultural Spine, a pathway highlighting many of our neighborhood’s vibrant historic and cultural sites, and explore 133-years of history, resilience and self-determination.

The fourth tour, Future/(re) Constructions, starts at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center-JACCC, moving to the future site of the Terasaki Budokan, a project of Little Tokyo Service Center and community gym, and ends with a happy hour at Seoul Sausage Company.

Readings and performances by TBA.

Event co-curated by traci kato-kiriyama, Alison De La Cruz, Scott Oshima and Kristin Fukushima.

Where: San Pedro Firm Building

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 112 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Websitehttp://90x90la.com/little-tokyo-cultural-spine-reading-series-4-89-6pm/

Swan Huntley at Book Soup

Join us to hear Swan Huntley, discuss and sign The Goddesses, a captivating novel about a woman who moves her family to Hawaii, desperate for a fresh start, only to find herself wrapped in a dangerous friendship. From the celebrated author of We Could Be Beautiful, this is a stunning psychological novel.

Where:  Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/swan-huntley-discusses-and-signs-goddesses

Peter Kalmus at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Join us to hear Peter Kalmus discuss and sign Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution (paperback). This book explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/peter-kalmus-discusses-and-signs-being-change-how-live-well-and-spark-climate-revolution

SHOUT Open Mic at Half Off Books

 

Join us for our Open Mic Poetry Night, featuring Jonathan Yungkans. Bring us your poems and music and words and we will give you our ears and hearts. Or you may just come and be part of our supportive audience. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm, so arrive early to ensure a spot at the mic.

Where: Half Off Books

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 6708 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90601

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/566882596820066/?acontext=%7B”ref”%3A”3″%2C”ref_newsfeed_story_type”%3A”regular”%2C”feed_story_type”%3A”263″%2C”action_history”%3A”null”%7D

The Authentics at Skylight Bookstore

 

Join us to hear Abdi Nazemian, with Omar Sahrif, Jr., discuss and sign his novel, The Authentics. This is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love and family—the kind we are born into and the ones we create. This is a story of an Iranian-American clique of friends who call themselves “the authentics” because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. This YA novel is about identity, race, and family love.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/abdi-nazemian-reads-his-novel-authentics-omar-sharif-jr

The Hot One at the Last Bookstore

 

Join us to hear Carolyn Murnick, with Christine Pelisek (The Grim Sleeper) discuss and sign, The Hot One. This is a debut memoir about a friendship between two childhood best friends, who diverge as young adults. But later one woman is brutally murdered and the other is determined to uncover the truth about her wild and seductive friend.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Tyler Gage at Diesel Bookstore

 

Join us to welcome Tyler Gage to discuss is inspiring business book, Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life. In this book Gage shares his spiritual adventure and the business savvy that helped him create RUNA, a tea and energy drink company that collaborates with the indigenous people of Ecuador to harvest the “master plant” guayusa, revealing a centuries-old guiding philosophy for building a sacred way of living that he discovered through Amazonian shamanism. Packed with practiclal and inspiring lessons, this book offers insights into how we may also become “fully alive” in business and as individuals.

Where: Diesel Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tyler-gage-discusses-and-signs-fully-alive

The Walls at Book Soup

 

Please join us to hear Holly Overton discuss and sign her new novel, The Walls, the heart-stopping psychological suspense novel about a Texas prison official driven to commit the perfect crime, by the author of the international bestselling thriller Baby Doll.  Working on death row was far from Kristy Tucker’s dream, but she needed to support her son and ailing father. when she marries, only to find her own life sentence of abuse and constant terror, she must decide if she’ll risk everything to protect her family.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/hollie-overton-discusses-and-signs-walls

Barry Lancet at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Join us to hear Barry Lancet discuss and sign The Spy Across the Table, an exciting international thriller featuring Japanese antiques art dealer and PI Jim Brodie, who is forced into a dangerous game of espionage—putting him in the crosshairs of the Chinese, North Korean, and American governments.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/barry-lancet-discusses-and-signs-spy-across-table

Lindsey Hunter, with Roxane Gay, at Skylight Books

 

Lindsey Hunter reads from her novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, and discusses it with Roxane Gay, author of Hunger: A Memoir of My Body. This story is achingly funny and full of feeling, and follows fifty-eight year old Greg as he searches for his son, GJ, an addict who has been missing for three weeks. Greg is bored, demoralized, obese, and as dubious of GJ’s desire to be found as he is of his own motivation to go looking. Almost on a whim he departs on a road trip to Florida, where his search recedes to the background as he takes a look at his own mistakes—as a father, husband, and as a man.

Where: Skylight Books

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/lindsay-hunter-reads-her-novel-eat-only-when-youre-hungry-roxane-gay

90X90LA: Read Beats

 

This is the intersection of a literary of a literary reading and a live musical performance; an improvisation of word and note.

Event curated by: Ivan Robles & Peter Woods.

Where: Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Websitehttp://90x90la.com/read-beats-810-8pm/    

SMPL at the Beach

 

Please join us for a festival and celebration as we pack up the books and head for the shore with our seaside pop-up library. Come to the Annenberg Beach House for a day of family friendly activities, sign out books from our curated collection of beach reads, enjoy games or kick back and relax, and read in the shade of our Surfside Lounge. The first fifty visitors will also receive a unique give away.

Where: Annenberg Community Beach House

Date: Friday the 11th

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=24066

Write Now at the Brentwood Library, LAPL

 

Please join us for the Write Now: Writer’s Support & Critique Group, which welcomes all adults in the community. This is a new writer’s critique support group for aspiring writers who want to share their ideas in a supportive and positive environment and get feedback on strategies and your work. Please RSVP by email at website.

Where: Donald Bruce Kaufman-Brentwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Friday the 11th

Time: 12:30 pm

Address: 11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/write-now-writers-support-critique-group-0

Aaron James at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Please join us to hear Aaron James discuss and sign Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning, which uses the experience and ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/aaron-james-discusses-and-signs-surfing-sartre-aquatic-inquiry-life-meaning

 

Peter Kalmus at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear author Peter Kalmus, who will discuss and sign his new book, Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. Learn how a climate scientist and suburban father cut his climate impact down to one tenth the US average and became happier because of it. This story merges science, spirituality, and practical knowledge to offer a deeply optimistic message: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Charles Taylor at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Charles Taylor, present and sign, Opening Wednesday at a Theatre or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ‘70s. This is an homage to what matters in moviemaking and brings a pivotal American era vividly to life in all its gritty, melancholy complexity.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/charles-taylor-discusses-and-signs-opening-wednesday-theater-or-drive-near-you-shadow-cinema

90X90LA: Tremulous: a reading + dance party

Celebrate! Activate! Investigate!

Join us for a presentation by five poets and writers who will discuss everything from issues of gentrification in LA to Trump’s decision to ban people from their homes, and how what we view and what typifies the newcomer is affected by many factors.

Featuring: Katherine Agard, Roman Lujan, Marco Antonio Huerta, Mehtab Kaur.

Music by Foreigner of RAIL UP, and afterwards, dancing.

Curated by Amanda Choo Quan

Where: Avenue 50 Studios

Date: Friday the 11th

Time:  8 pm

Address: 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042

Website:   http://90x90la.com/tremulous-811-8pm/

Book Talk with Josh Garrett-Davis at the Autry

Join us to hear author Josh Garrett-Davis, lead a conversation on the portrayal of nature as a wilderness, as discussed in Edward Albee’s Desert Solitaire. How might Abbey’s point of view speak to how we currently think about the environment?

FREE, but advance reservations required. RSVP at website link.

Where: Museum of the American West

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 9:30 am

Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, CA

Websitehttp://theautry.org/events/lectures-and-workshops/nature-wilderness

Antoinette Portis at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Antoinette Portis present and sign Now, a clever and poignant picture book. Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 11 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/antoinette-portis-presents-and-signs-now

90x90LA: Youth Literary & Art Fest at Cielo Galleries/Studios–Children’s Event

Join us for a day focused on young adults and children complete with activities for their friends and families.

Art, literary and parenting workshops, open mics, art exhibits, food, readers/storytellers, zine making and more!

Hosted by Skira Martinez

Where: Cielo Galleries/Studios

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

Address: 3201 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Websitehttp://90x90la.com/youth-literary-art-fest-812/

Corey Taylor at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Corey Taylor present and sign America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World.” Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multi-platinum bans Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him aobut what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, as well as the rotting core of America, skewering it in his own signature style.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 12 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/corey-taylor-slipknot-signs-america-51-probe-realities-are-hiding-inside-greatest-country

Spoken Word with Jason Chu at Little Tokyo Library

Join us for our Nisei Week celebration to hear LA hip hop artist/poet/activist Jason Chu tell stories about friends and family wrestling with fear, joy, greed and hope, hurt and healing. Come on in and enjoy the music with spoken word.

Where: Little Tokyo Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time:  1pm – 2 pm

Address: 203 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/la-made-event-jason-chu-hip-hop-artist

Poetry by Design with David Del Bourgo at Woodland Hills Library

In this four-part series, poet David Del Bourgo guides writers, through discussion and exercise to access the “right brain” where inspiration and creativity reside. Participants will practice new techniques, share their work, and receive feedback. Ages 16 and up are welcome.

Where: Woodland Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time:  2 pm

Address: 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-design-beyond-intellect-inspiration-0

Terry Jastrow at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Terry Jastrow discuss and sign The Trial of Prisoner 043, which imagines what would happen if George W. Bush were prosecuted for war crimes at criminal court in the Hague in connection with the Iraq War. Would he be found innocent or guilty, or would something happen to disrupt the pursuit of justice?

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time:  3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/terry-jastrow-discusses-and-signs-trial-prisoner-043

Emily Culliton , with Mairead Case, at Book Soup

Join us to hear Emily Culliton, in conversation with Mairead Case, discuss and sign The Misfortune of Marion Palm, a wildly entertaining debut novel about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children’s private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe lover, her two daughters, and a school board determined to find her.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/emily-culliton-conversation-mairead-case-discusses-and-signs-misfortune-marion-palm

Mimi Pond, with Wayne White, at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Mimi Pond discuss her graphic novel The Customer Is Always Wrong, with Wayne White. In the same brash style as her previous memoir, Over Easy, this is the saga of a young naïve artist named Madge working in a restaurant of charming drunks, junkies, thieves and creeps. Set in Oakland in the late ‘70s, her story details the trials and tribulations of the daily grind as a waitress at the Imperial Café.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/mimi-pond-discusses-her-graphic-novel-customer-always-wrong-wayne-white

826LA Program at the Hammer Museum

Join us for a program recommended for kids ages 8-13: What’s Your Language? This workshop is presented by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge, and participants will share and explore language unique to their communities.

What are the words that make you think of home? What are the names of people and places from your history?

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/08/826lahammer-whats-your-language/

Soapbox Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our monthly Soapbox Open Reading hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas.

Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm, and there is a five minute limit per reader.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 2 pm

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

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

90x90LA: Writing the Immigrant Experience at Cielo Galleries/Studios (Parts 1 & 2, all day)

Join us for the first of two events exploring the “immigrant experience.” First, this afternoon, is a reading and discussion and later this evening is a reading and performance.

Banned Together: Writing the Immigrant Experience,

Reading & Discussion, from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Moderators/ Curators: Erika Ayon & Irene Suico Soriano

Writers: Dania Ayah Alkhouli, Amanda Choo Quan, Harold terezo & Zosimo Quibilan Jr.

The Muslim Travel Ban, I.C.E raids, “radicalized” accelerated deportation proceedings, undocumented “criminal” and “building a wall” are now familiar media buzz bytes that have stoked bigotry and created chaos and anxiety in many homes, hearts and communities in Los Angeles. It has become more important for the emerging resistance to create alternative spaces to counter inaccuracies and prevailing narratives detrimental to both our undocumented and documented communities.

Come hear writers writing from various perspectives read their work and respond to questions about audience, craft and politics.

Blood on the Tracks—Artists take on 50th Anniversary of Partition & Forced Migrations,

Readings & Performances, from 7 pm – 10 pm.

August 15, 29017 is the 50th anniversary of the Partition of the indian Subcontinent into India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh. This was the largest mass migration of people in history, displacing over 10 million people and causing massive violence. This day brings together community members and artists to discuss and investigate the fallout of Partition, and other forced migrations around the world.

Artists gather to read their work and share art in response to the traumas of forced migration, and help heal the wounds by bringing communities together.

Where: Cielo Galleries/Studios

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm, and 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 3201 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Websitehttp://90x90la.com/immigrants-813-2pm/

The Table Lit at the Hollywood Hotel

Join us for The Table Lit Reading Series, Beauty through the Silent Word, with our hosts, LA Times Book editor Carolyn Kellogg (mentor) and Andrea Cota (mentee).

Featuring: Deaf Artists and Readers and ASL (American Sign Language) performers to the stage:

CJ Jones is a deaf comedian, actor (Baby Driver), writer and producer.

Christine Pelisek is the author of The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central.

Patricia Riley is a hard of hearing actor (The Better Half), producer, and president of Riley Productions.

Nohemi Perez is a deaf student.

Event is curated by Natashia Deon.

Where: Hollywood Hotel

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 1160 N. Vermont Ave., CA 90029

Websitehttp://www.tablelit.com

Susan Auerbach at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Susan Auerbach discuss and sign I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss. Written by a mother who lost her 21 year old son to suicide, this book addresses the process of post traumatic growth, and provides therapy exercises and creative activities to help the bereaved come to terms with their loss.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 13th                 

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/susan-auerbach-discusses-and-signs-i%E2%80%99ll-write-your-name-every-beach-mothers-quest-comfort

Rattle Poets at Flintridge Bookstore  

 

Join us for a poetry reading by Rattle poets. Join us to hear:

Ron Riekki is the author of the novel U.P., (Great Michigan Read nominated) and editor of The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works, Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and And Here: 100 Years of upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017. His poem “I Had a Librarian Tell Me…” appears in the Summer 2017 issue of Rattle Magazine.

Leah Tieger is a graduate of Bennington College, a freelance writer, and a fiction and poetry reader for The Boiler. Her chapbook is titled We and She, You and Then, You Again. Her poem “Electorate” appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series in March 2016.

Where:  Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 5 pm

Address:  1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Websitehttp://www.rattle.com/readings/

Second Sunday Poetry Series at the Studio Theatre

This Open Mic poetry show is held the second Sunday of every month. This evening’s featured poets are:

Mila Cuda is L.A.’s newest Youth Poet Laureate. She is the youngest member and captain of the Los Angeles Brave New Voice Team. She is a two-time Classic Slam Champion and avid folk music fan.

Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent book is Never Completely Awake, and a new book, Take the Long Way Home is forthcoming in fall of 2017. She is also the author of two other books, a poetry collection and two memoirs.

Event hosted and curated by Alex M. Frankel.

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

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website:   http://secondsundaypoetry.com/upcoming-poets.html

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