Los Angeles Literature Events 1/29/18 –2/04/18

downloadYoga for Writers at Hyde Park-Mariam Matthews Branch Library, LAPL–YA Event

Yoga and writing go together as both are journeys into the self. Our Yoga for Seniors teacher is now teaching this free 8 session workshop of yoga for writers at the library. If you are a writer or just like to write, come and experience this class. Bring a mat, blanket or cushion to sit on and your writing tools. Space is limited. Sign up at the reference desk or call: 323-750-7241.

Where: Hyde Park-Miriam Matthews Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 2205 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/yoga-writers-0

Conchas y Café at Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our weekly writing series as we create finished works of poetry and writing for “zines.” Event hosted by DSTL Arts. Coffee and sweet breads will be served.

Where: Baldwin Hills Branch Library, Meeting Room A

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Address: 2906 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-café

Charity Tillemann & Opera Memoir at Book Soup

Join us to hear acclaimed opera singer Charity Tillemann-Dick,  discuss and sign her memoir, The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts. In this book you will find the remarkable true story of a singer who received two double lung transplants and went from struggling to draw a breath to singing at the most prestigious venues in the world. Weaving her extraordinary tale of triumph with those of opera’s great heroines, The Encore illuminates the indomitable human spirit while telling a story of confronting devastating challenges with love.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:   http://www.booksoup.com/event/charity-tillemann-dick-discusses-and-signs-encore-memoir-three-acts

The Gifted Generation at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author and historian David Goldfield discuss and sign The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good, which examines the generation immediately after World War II and argues that the federal government was instrumental in the great economic, social and environmental progress of the era. Following the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation, the returning vets and their children took economic growth and federal activism to new heights by encouraging individual opportunity as a means to achieve the betterment of the entire nation.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/david-goldfield-discusses-and-signs-gifted-generation-when-government-was-good

Hellbent with Gregg Hurwitz at Diesel’s Bookstore

Please join us for the publication party for author Gregg Hurwitz, and to hear him discuss and sign Hellbent: An Orphan X Novel, which is the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series. All are welcome to attend, and Dash Vodka will be providing drinks for the occasion.

Where: Diesel’s Bookstore, Brentwood, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/publication-party-gregg-hurwitz-discusses-and-signs-hellbent

UnSelfie with Michelle Borda at Pages Bookstore (Off-site)

Please join us for the Families Connected Speaker Series to meet author Michell Borda, and to hear her discuss and sign UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, which is about what parents and educators must do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today.

Where: Mira Costa High School Auditorium

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/families-connected-speaker-series-presents-michele-borba

Angelo Surmelis, with Jennifer Niven, at Chevalier’s Bookstore–YA Event

Please join us for the Book Launch of The Dangerous Art of Blending In: A Novel, with YA author Angelo Surmeis in conversation with author Jennifer Niven, discussing this ultimately uplifting debut novel about her own experiences growing up as a young immigrant in an abusive household.

Sprinkle Donuts will be served to all attendees.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/angelo-surmelis-dangerous-art

Viet Thanh Nguyen at Some Writers Reading Series, Hammer Museum

Join us for our Some Writers We Know Reading Series, to meet Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, in conversation with author Mona Simpson about his latest book, The Refugees, which gives voice to those living between two worlds: one’s adopted homeland and one’s country of birth.

Coffee, tea, and a book signing with the author will follow the event.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/01/some-favorite-writers-viet-thanh-nguyen/

The Icon Hunter at Abril Bookstore

Join us to meet author Tasoula Hadjitofi, author of The Icon Hunter: A Refugee’s Quest to Reclaim Her Nation’s Stolen Heritage, which is the story of the author’s life as her Greek Cypriot family lose everything during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Inspiring and empowering, this is a gripping story of “The Munich Case” which uncovered thousands of looted antiquities.

Where: Abril Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

Websitehttp://www.abrilbooks.com/news/meet-tasoula-hadjitofi/

SoulCentral Writers Workshop #29 at Healin’ Artz Space

Join us for our Soul Central Writers Workshop, presented in Spanish and English by Viva Padilla. See website for details. All are welcome!

Where: South Central Healin’ Artz Space

Date: Tuesday the 30th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 1530 South Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Websitehttp://facebook.com/events/145090442842604/

Deb Margolin Workshop at USC

In conjunction with her residency at USC, join us to meet Obie award-winning playwright, performer, and Yale professor Deb Margolin, who will lead two liberating workshops based on her belief that the empowered actor is also a writer. Both workshops will be engaging actors and writers, including techniques for the inner critic and tapping into the rich imagination possessed by everyone.

RSVP at website link for this free event.

Where: Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI) at USC

Date: Wednesday the 31st

Time: 4 pm

Address: 1002 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Websitehttp://www./calendar.usc.edu/event/workshops_in_playwriting_and_performance_with_deb_margolin#.Wmd0wqinFPY

Poetry Workshop at Fowler Museum, UCLA

Join us for our Fowler Out Loud evening concert series for a Poetry Workshop with Colleen Hamilton-Lecky. Poetry and sacred ritual are interwoven through chanting, prayer, and sacred phrases in diverse locations and contexts throughout the world. Utilizing the exhibitions on view, this workshop will point to artworks in the Fowler as a starting point to consider historical links between art and spirituality.

Where: Fowler Museum at UCLA

Date: Wednesday the 31st

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Websitehttp://www./fowler.ucla.edu/events/fowler-loud-poetry-workshop-colleen-hamilton-leck

Min Jin Lee, with Karen Grigsby Bates, at Book Soup

Join us to hear 2017 National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee, in conversation with NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates, who will discuss her bestselling, page-turning saga, Pachinko, about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family and their fight to control their destiny in 20th century Japan, while exiled from a home they never knew. This story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty is richly told and profoundly moving.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 31st

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www./booksoup.com/event/min-jin-lee-conversation-karen-grigsby-bates-npr-discusses-and-signs-pachinko

Bassem Youssef, with Kelly McEvers, at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library

Join us to hear and meet Egyptian satirist and author Bassem Youssef, in conversation with Kelly McEvers, as he discusses his new book Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring. Dubbed “the Jon Stewart of the Arabic world” Youssef chronicles his transformation from a heart surgeon who filmed YouTube skits in the laundry room of his home to the host and creator of the popular Egyptian TV show AlBernameg (“The Program”). Now living in exile in Los Angeles he has a hilarious and important journey to share.

Check website for details re stand-by seating and podcast availability.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 31st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/exiled-cairo-humor-dissent/

Charles Phoenix at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Charles Phoenix discuss and sign his latest book, Addicted to Americana. This book is a funny journey through midcentury marvels of Americana during his road-trip escapades. Phoenix is a showman, tour guide, food crafter and author known for his live comedy slide show performances and many celebrations of classic and kitschy American life and style.

Where:  The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 31st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

PEN USA January Book Club at The Edison  

Please join us for the PEN USA & The Edison January Book Club meeting to discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward. This “book is perfectly posed for the moment” and “combines aspects of the American road novel and the ghost story with a timely treatment of the long aftershocks of a hurricane and the opioid epidemic devouring rural America,” says The New York Times.

Free and open to all, members and non-members.

Where:  The Edison

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 108 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.pw.org/calendar?metroarea[hidden_longitude]=-118.25067055601606&metroarea[hidden_latitude]=34.05216127966009&metroarea[city_autocomplete]=Los+Angeles%2C+CA

Modern Loss Compilation at Book Soup

We invite you to join us to hear coauthors Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner host an evening of provocative storytelling on the gut wrenching, illuminating, and hilarious mess we all know formally s “living with loss,” and their book Modern Loss: Candid Conversations about Grief. Beginners Welcome. Performers include: Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed, Anthony King, Rob Kutner, Yassir Lester, Matthew Rodriguez, and Kate Spencer.

Where:  Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://booksoup.com/event/rebecca-soffer-gabrielle-birkner-and-friends-present-and-sign-modern-loss-candid-conversation

The Dialogues at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Please join us to hear physicist and author Clifford V. Johnson, in conversation with author M.G. Lord, discuss and sign his book, The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe. The author invites us to eavesdrop on a series of nine conversations, in graphic-novel form, about science, and argues that science should be on our daily conversation menu, and not left to the experts.

Where:  Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/clifford-v-johnson-conversation-mg-lord-discusses-and-signs-dialogues-conversations-about

Poetry Reading & Open Mic Celebrating Native People and Plants of California at L.A. Airport Marriott

 

Please join poets and writers Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez, Dave Holt, Lucille Lang Day, and Linda Noel to celebrate native plants and places of California, with their Native American roots grounding their work in the here and now as well as earlier times. An Open Mic will follow, and all are welcome to read/recite words that honor California’s native plants and habitats.

Where:  Los Angeles Airport Marriott, Atlanta & Boston Room

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address:  5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: http://www.pw.org/calendar?metroarea[hidden_longitude]=-118.25067055601606&metroarea[hidden_latitude]=34.05216127966009&metroarea[city_autocomplete]=Los+Angeles%2C+CA

The Shortest Straw at PagesBookstore

 

Please join us for an evening with author Dean Rosnau, a search and rescue volunteer in the Sierras since 1984, who will read and discuss his book, The Shortest Straw, his attempt to share stories from his volunteer rescue work and the incredible things Search and Rescue teams do around the country every day.

Where:  Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/dean-rosnau-author-event

Damien Ober, with Ben Loory, at Skylight Bookstore

 

Please join us to hear author Damien Ober, in conversation with author Ben Loory, read and discuss his debut novel, Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America, a brazenly original fictional story that weaves 21st century technology into a saddle-punk retelling of the American Revolution. The author is a screenwriter in both film and TV, and was nominated or a Pushcart Prize. Currently he is a writer on the Netflix series The OA.

Where:  Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/damien-ober-reads-his-book-doctor-benjamin-franklins-dream-america-ben-loory

Celebrate Black History Month at A Mic & Dim Lights Open Mic

Please join us to celebrate Black History Month at A Mic & Dim Lights for an Open Reading, when we invite you to read your own original poems or any other piece of art or your favorite poem/song/art/literature by a black poet/artist/author.

Where: A Mic & Dim Lights

Date: Thursday the 1st

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://losangeles.carpediem.cd/events/5601791-a-mic-dim-lights-celebrates-black-history-month-at-a-mic-and-dim-lights/

Poetry Workshop at Durant Branch Library, LAPL

 

Join us for a weekly Poetry Workshop moderated by Nathan Sheets every Friday morning at the Center at Blessed Sacrament, where participants write to a prompt inspired by a classic poem.

Where:  Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 10 am – 11:30 am

Address: 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-workshop-1

Guided Autobiography Workshops at Palms-Rancho Park Library, LAPL

Please join us for a Guided Autobiography Writing Workshop developed by Dr. James Birren. Through this interactive class experience you will learn the tools for writing your own life story. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance by calling the reference desk at 310-840-2142.

Where: Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Address: 2920 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/guided-autobiography-workshops-2

Tom Chapin at Vroman’s Bookstore–Kids Event

Please join us to welcome Tom Chapin to present The Library Book, based on the hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, an affectionate, exuberant celebration of books and reading. This book illustrates the best way to cure a gloomy day with a trip to the library.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/tom-chapin-presents-and-signs-library-book

Emily Ruth Hazel, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Irene Suico Soriano at Rapp Saloon Reading Series

 

Join us to hear poets Emily Ruth Hazel, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Irene Suico Soriano read and discuss their new work, plus an Open Mic! All voices and arts are welcome, and the event is hosted by Cynthia Alessandra Briano.

Alexis Rhone Fancher is the author of three books of poetry, and is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, as well as poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.

Irene Suico Soriano is an immigrant Filipina American poet, independent literary curator and shelter/animal rights activist. Her first full-length collection was published in December, 2017, Primates from an Archipelago.

Emily Ruth Hazel is a poet, writer, and cross-pollinator, and her chapbook Body & Soul (2005) was a New Women’s Voices finalist. Emily now lives in L.A. and is developing a new poetry manuscript.

Where:  Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1438 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1480074302115795/

Matthieu Collier at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear author Matthieu Collier read and discuss his new work. Collier has been a finalist for the Glimmer Train New Writers Award, the New Rivers Press American Fiction Prize, and the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest.

Where:  Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 2nd

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Ruth Spiro at Vroman’s Bookstore–Kids Event

Please join us to welcome Ruth Spiro to present and sign Baby Loves Quantum Physics!, the latest in her series of board books offering big, brainy science for the littlest listeners, with tongue firmly in cheek.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 10:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/ruth-spiro-presents-and-signs-baby-loves-quantum-physics-baby-loves-thermodynamics

Conchas y Café at Bejamin Franklin Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for an adult creative writing workshop offered in partnership with DSTL Arts, to practice and learn from local writers and artists, and then publish your work in our quarterly zine.

Where: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Address: 2200 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-café

Facebook Marketing Workshop at Avenue 50 Studio

Are you confused or frustrated with Facebook marketing? In this free workshop we discuss the basics of Facebook marketing and outreach, and how recently announced changes to the News Feed might affect your Facebook Page and its effectiveness. We will also discuss other social media platforms, and which ones you and your organization should focus on. Thea Orozco is the instructor for this event.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/301991696989786/

Carter Higgins at Once Upon a Time Bookstore–Kids Event

Please join us for a special Storytime and book signing with author Carter Higgins, who will read her new book, This is NOT a Valentine, and make a simple craft. The author is an elementary school librarian, book blogger, and graphic designer. This is her first picture book.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 3 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/not-valentine-storytime-book-signing-and-craft

Scott McClanahan at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Scott McClanahan present his portrait of new love, young heartbreak and the coming together of families, and families coming undone, in The Sarah Book. Its universal story is set in Appalachia, and here he writes of the romance and destruction of a marriage with great sensitivity and power.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/scott-mcclanahan-reads-his-book-sarah-book

Laurie Gwen Shapiro at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to hear Laurie Gwen Shapiro present and sign The Stowaway, the spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who, like many in America during the Roaring Twenties, fantasized about joining the most famous and daring venture of the era: Commander Richard Byrd’s expedition to Antarctica.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event; $30 charge includes copy of book. See website for details.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/laurie-gwen-shapiro-author-event

5th Annual Pachanga Huizache at South Pasadena Library

Please join us for this literary love-in to celebrate the 7th consecutive issue of Huizache with a reading by contributing authors: Selene Santiago, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez and Alicia Gaspar De Alba. There will also be a special musical performance by Julia Vari.

NOTE: This event is hosted by Brooklyn & Boyle. Please RSVP at website link as refreshments will be served.

Where: South Pasadena Public Library, Community Room

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1533167680134284/?active_tab=about

Voices from Leimert Park at Avenue 50 Studio

Please join us to hear ten poets share their work from the new anthology, Voices from Leimert Park, including: AK Toney, Peter J. Harris, Niki Billingslea, Lynn Bronstein, Derek Brown, Angela Franklin, Billy Burgos, Peggy Dobreer, Jerry Garcia, and Mary Torregrossa.

Hosted by MtP and other surprise guests may read as well.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Saturday the 3rd  

Time: 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1582044201851474/

Witness: The John Edgar Wideman Experience at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills

 

In honor of Black History Month, join us to hear Witness: The John Edgar Wideman Experience, a one-night only music and hip-hop-infused performance of stories by one of America’s premiere writers of fiction that explore the promise and peril of the African-American experience. Wideman, 76, will be in attendance for this performance created by WordTheatre, and based on his 2010 book, Briefs: Stories for the Palm of the Mind, with live music and contributions from 15 accomplished actors.

Admission and parking are free, but check website for more information.

Where:  Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills

Date: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm (reception at 7:30 pm)

Address: 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Hollywood, CA 90068

Website: http://www.pw.org/calendar

Gatsby’s Pop-Up Bookstore at Westchester Farmer’s Market

Join us for two special events!

  • Love on Demand-Personalized Poems Written for You Live on Vintage Typewriters.
  • The Beatles for Kidz-Meet the Author! Hear the story of The Beatles and get a signed copy!

Where:  Westchester Farmer’s Market

Date: Sunday the 4th

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Address: 6200 87th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045

(Behind the Staples on Sepulveda, between La Tijera and Manchester blvds.)

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/artists/#/westchester-popup-bookstore-sunday-feb-4th-9am-2pm/

Susan Lendroth at Once Upon a Time Bookstore–Kids Event

Please join us to welcome local author Susan Lendroth for a singing story time and to hear her present her new book, Hey-Ho to Mars We’ll Go!  This is a book about a special mission to Mars and will have young astronauts talking about the science of space travel.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 4th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://http://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/hey-ho-mars-well-go-susan-lendroth

The Black Book, Volume IV at the Hammer Museum

Join us to hear authors Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy celebrate black love in all its forms: romantic, familial, friendly, and communal. This dense, but fast-moving presentation, using film clips, music videos, and excerpts from literature and social media, looks at the creation, manifestation, nurturing, and resilience of black love in the face of white supremacy and anti-blackness across generations.

Where:  Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 4th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/02/the-black-book-volume-iv-black-love-in-the-hour-of-chaos/

Jonathan Lethem at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Join us for this reading and music series to hear author Jonathan Lethem “answer songs” written in response to a story, today reading “Vivien Relf” from Men and Cartoons. Ben Arthur and Cindy Lee Berryhill will be performing their responses.

Where:  Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 4th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/words-music-featuring-jonathan-lethem

David Francis, with Marisa Silver, at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear author David Francis, in conversation with author Marissa Silver discuss his book, Wedding Bush Road. This story about a young lawyer in Los Angeles called back to his family’s farm in rural Australia, reveals a complex struggle between past and present, town and country, and the secrets that haunt them all.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 4th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/david-francis-conversation-marisa-silver-discusses-and-signs-wedding-bush-road

First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our First Sunday Open Reading, hosted by Steve Goldman. Reader sign-ups begin at 4:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 4th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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