Los Angeles Literature Events 2/05/18 –2/11/18

Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz at Flintridge Bookstore–Kids/YA Event

downloadJoin us for a special event for Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Fiery Friendship, written by Lisa Fiedler and illustrated by Sebastian Giacobino. This book is for readers who wish to join Glinda on a magical quest in search of “Truth Above All” (Middle Grade and for anyone who loves the Wizard of Oz).

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/2/5/gabriel-gales-ages-of-oz-a-fiery-friendship-by-lisa-fiedler

Joy Harjo at Cal State University, Los Angeles

Please join us for our Jean Burden Poetry Series, featuring indigenous poet, musician, and storyteller Joy Harjo, for poetry readings, a Q&A session, and signings with the artist. Harjo’s most recent collection is Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2015).

This free event is c0-sponsored by the Department of English, MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Arts, Poets and Writers, among others.

Where: CSULA, Golden Eagle Ballroom

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 5:30 pm reception; 6:30 pm program begins

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

Website:  http://edit.calstatela.edu/academic/al/2018-jean-burden-poetry-series-featuring-joy-harjo

Ralph Inzunza and The Camp at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Ralph Inzunza read and discuss his novel The Camp, a story inspired by real events and emerging from many conversations with inmates who had received lengthy sentences for non-violent offenses at the Atwater Federal Prison Camp in Central California. The protagonist is a law and order, nerdy politician and former deputy mayor of a large city who goes to prison and feels sorry for himself, until the minute he steps inside the fence. Then he begins to transform in order to survive, and eventually extract his revenge.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/ralph-inzunza-discusses-and-signs-camp

The Hazel Wood at Vroman’s Bookstore–YA/kids Event

Please join us to hear author Melissa Albert, in conversation with author Melissa Bashardoust (Girls Made of Snow and Glass), discuss and sign The Hazel Wood, the story of a teenage girl and her mother who have spent many years on the road, always a step ahead of uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. When her mother is stolen away by a figure from the Hinterland, Alice must venture into the Hazel Wood, to find her mother and find out how her own story went so wrong.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/melissa-albert-discusses-and-signs-hazel-wood

Poets and Allies for Resistance & Open Mic at Sidewalk Café

Please join us for our February meeting (under our new schedule of every even-numbered other month) to hear readings from two featured poets, Nikki Blak and Derek Brown, plus stay for our Open Mic, book giveaway and more!

Hosted by Khajida Anderson.

Where: Sidewalk Café HTS (N. Los Robles at Woodbury)

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 2057 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2031911520411665/

Antonio Damasio at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library

Please join us to hear author Antonio Damasio, in conversation with USC Professor Manuel Castells, discuss and sign The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures, which explores what moved humans to create cultures—intelligent systems including the arts, morality, science, government, and technology. Damasio argues it is more than language, and that feelings – of pain, and suffering as well as anticipated pleasure — were the prime engines that stirred human intellect in the cultural direction.

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

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://lfla.org/event/the-strange-order-of-things/

Sarah Saedi and Americanized at Skylight Books –YA Event

Join us to hear and meet author Sarah Saedi who will read and discuss her YA memoir, Americanized: A Rebel without a Green Card, which is a true story of one teen’s experience growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East. This book captures the anxiety, confusion, and anger of suddenly coming to realize that life as you know it could be compromised at any moment.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 8818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/eventsara-saedi-discusses-her-young-adult-memoir-americanized

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

Join us for Redondo Beach Poets Open Mic poetry reading and hear this week’s feature, Tamara Madison.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/RedondoPoets/

Samy Alim & Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies at Pitzer College

As part of the Pitzer College Institute for Global Local Action and Study (GLAS) Lecture series, please join us for a presentation and conversation with Professor H. Samy Alim, who will discuss his new book, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World. The edited book contains chapters by important critical scholars in the field.

Hosted by Roberta Espinosa, PhD, Sociology of Education Scholar

Where: Pitzer College

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Address: 1050 N. Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/160161911435170/

Hilton Als, Maggie Nelson and Others at USC

In conjunction with the USC Brain and Creativity Institute, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker columnist  Hilton Als (White Girls and The Women) will engage in conversation with USC Dramatic Arts Dean David Bridel, and professors/writers Carol Muske-Dukes and Maggie Nelson about reviewing theatre, moving across genres, and never losing focus on the individual life.

RSVP at website link for this free event.

Where: Brain and Creativity Institute at USC, Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCT)

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 3620 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Websitehttp://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/events/listing.php?event_id=966216  or www.facebook.com/events/103751596923129/

Alex Berenson at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us meet and hear author Alex Berenson discuss and sign The Deceivers, a thriller about a terrorist sting operation led by Ahmed Shakir and the FBI, at the American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks, which goes terribly wrong. Double agents, a Russian plot to take over the government, all will be only a prelude if the plan succeeds.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www./vromansbookstore.com/event/alex-berenson-discusses-and-signs-deceivers

Matthew Haig at Pages Bookstore

Join us meet and hear British novelist Matthew Haig discuss and sign How to Stop Time, a novel that asks how many lifetimes it takes to learn how to live? Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he’s been alive for centuries. Tom has seen it all, and as long as he can keep one step ahead of his past—he can stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love…

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, and the $30 charge includes the book.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www./pagesabookstore.com/event/matthew-haig-author-event

Sandra Allen, with Amanda Chicago Lewis, at Skylight Books

Join us to hear and meet author Sandra Allen, in conversation with author Amanda Chicago Lewis, to discuss her book, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia, which is a true story written about a boy labelled a psychotic schizophrenic  during the sixties and seventies, as told by his niece, Sandra Allen, who details his coming-of-age, and follows his long journey to illuminate his experience, diagnosis, as well as unpack issues of healthcare in America through recent times. This groundbreaking work is eight years in the making.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 8818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/sandra-allen-discusses-her-book-kind-mirraculas-paradise-amanda-chicago-lewis

Ching-in Chen at Otis Visiting Writers Reading Series

Join us to hear Ching-in Chen, a genderqueer and multi-genre author of the novel-in-poems The Heart’s Traffic, and most recently, Recombinant, as well as co-author of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Inmate Violence within Activist Communities. Chen is a senior editor of The Conversant and poetry editor of Texas Review, and currently teaches creative writing and world literature at Sam Houston State University.

Where: Otis College of Art and Design, The Forum

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

Address:  9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Websitehttp://www.otis.edu/calendar/visiting-writers-series-ching-chen

Kali Akuno Booksigning

Kali Akuno will be reading and signing his book Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi (Paperback) at Eso Won Books. His book is about “Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S. with the highest percentage of Black people, a history of vicious racial terror and concurrent Black resistance is the backdrop and context for the drama captured in the collection of essays…The experiences and analyses in this…collection reflect the creative power that is unleashed when political struggle is grounded by a worldview freed from the inherent contradictions and limitations of reform liberalism.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event and a book is included in the $30 charge.

Where: Eso Won Books

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 4327 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90008

Website: http://www.esowonbookstore.com/event/kali-akuno-booksigning

Courtney Carver at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear and meet author Courtney Carver as she discusses her new book Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More. The author changed her life by simplifying it after a devastating diagnosis in 2006. She shows the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our lives.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event and a book is included in the $30 charge.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Feminist Open Mic 

Join G.R.R.R.L. Collective on Wednesday, February 7th, for our monthly feminist and queer open mic! This month’s theme is “Feminist Crush February,” and we encourage attendees to compose a “love letter” to a feminist icon, comrade, and/or inspiration. Your response to the theme may be a song, spoken word piece, short story, dance/movement performance (of about 5min or less, please), etc. Create however you create, but consider using this as a prompt!

Where: Rainbow Juices

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 246 E. Third St., Long Beach, CA 90802

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/events/417177075384739/

Ibram X. Kendi at Loyola Marymount University

Join us to hear and meet author and historian Ibram X. Kendi as he shares themes from his National Book Award-winning and bestselling book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. The author, founding director of the American University Anti-Racism Center and professor, will address Racist Ideas in America: From Slavery to the Movement for Black Lives. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Where: Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall. lmu

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Websitehttp://cal.lmu.edu/event/racist_ideas_in_america_from_slavery_to_the_movement_for_black_lives#.WnSI6OjwZPY

Lauren Markham at Glendale Central Library

 

We invite you to join us to hear author Lauren Markham present and sign The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, the story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvadore’s violence to build new lives in California—fighting to stay and belong

Where:  Glendale Central Library

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

Address:  222 E. Harvard St.., Glendale, CA 91205

Website: http://netfind.com/vertical?s_it=sb-top&s_chn=26&s_pt=source2&s_gl=US&v_t=content&type=content&q=glendale+public+library.org

Dick Blackburn at Book Soup

 

We invite you to join us to hear author Dick Blackburn present and sign Record Weasels, the story of a young record collector’s obsessive pursuit of a rare 45 rpm and how it threatens his recent marriage and entangles him with: a double-crossing con man, a sultry ambitious woman, a once powerful Mafia family, and the young son of a single mother. Then he becomes part of a “foolproof” sting operation that inevitably turns lethal.

Where:  Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://booksoup.com/event/dick-blackburn-presents-and-signs-record-weasels

Neal Shusterman, with Jordan Hickey, at Vroman’s Bookstore–YA Event

 

Please join us to hear YA National Book Award winner (for Challenger) Neal Shusterman, in conversation with author Jordan Hickey, discuss and sign his latest book, Thunderhead. The author brings us the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor book Scythe, from the Unwind dystology.

Where:  Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

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

Lisa McCann at Pages Bookstore–YA/kids Event

 

Please join us to welcome back Middle Grade author Lisa McCann, to discuss and sign her new book, The Unwanteds Quests: Dragon Bones.  Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artime, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artime in the second novel in the bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

NOTE: This is a ticketed event and $20 charge includes the book.

Where:  Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/lisa-mcmann-author-event

Tom Macher and Halfway at Skylight Bookstore

 

Please join us to hear author Tom Macher discuss his memoir, Halfway, about a young man seeking hope, community, and ultimately recovery from addiction in a series of halfway houses and boys’ homes. This book is a brutally honest portrait of how down-and-out recovering alcoholics create the bonds that form a family.

Where:  Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/tom-macher-discusses-his-memoir-halfway

Thomas Crow & No Idols at the Hammer Museum

Please join us for our Conversations series, this evening with author and art historian Thomas Crow, in conversation with UCLA professor Steven Nelson, who will discuss and sign No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art. This book turns away from contemporary cultural theories to address a blind spot in today’s art historical inquiry: religion.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/02/thomas-crow-no-idols/

Lisa McCann at Once Upon a Time Bookstore–YA/kids Event

 

Join us for a presentation and signing by author Lisa McCann of The Unwanteds Quests: Dragon Bones, the sequel to The Unwanteds, which occurs ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artime. Their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artime in the second novel in this Middle Grade dystopian fantasy series.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/unwanteds-quest-signing-lisa-mcmann

Rob Morrow & Open Mic at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Please join us at Tia Chucha’s Open Mic, where all are welcome to express themselves in song, dance, poem or story. Our feature is poet and performance artist Rob Morrow, who began his poetic journey in San Francisco 20 years ago. He produces and co-hosts a poetry venue in south L.A. called Spell Cast Open Mic Expressions, and co-hosts an Internet poetry show called Wednesday Night Vibe. Rob will publish his first book of poetry later this year titled In Attendance. His work speaks of activism, revolution and empowerment for black people, so he considers himself a POETIVIST.

Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 13197 Gladstone Ave., Unit A, Sylmar, CA 91342

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/200219547228274/

Freedom to Choose at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for Freedom to Choose Project, an evening of spoken word with poet Gonzalo Alvarado. Sentenced to 36 years as an offender, he found his poetic voice inside prison walls while focused on the life, contributions and legacy of writer-activist James Baldwin.

NOTE: This is a benefit for FTC, so a $20 donation will be required for admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Storytime with Mr. Steve at Vroman’s Bookstore–Kids Event

Please join us for oour Storytime with Mr. Steve event for kids, every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 am.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore, Main Store

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 10 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-mr-steve-163

 

Saturday Afternoon Poetry Writing Workshop at Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

 

Join us for a Deep Poetry Critique Poetry Writing Workshop led by G.T. Foster. Please bring 15 copies of your poem-in-progress.

Curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where:  Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

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

Patricia Heaton at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to welcome TV actress and Food Network personality Patricia Heaton to present and sign Food for Family and Friends: 100 Favorite Recipes for a Busy, Happy Life.

See website for details.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th   

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/patricia-heaton-presents-and-signs-patricia-heaton’s-food-family-and-friends-100-favorite

Dahlia Schweitzer at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Dahlia Schweitzer read and discuss her new book, Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World. This book probes outbreak narratives in film, TV, and a variety of other media, putting them in conversation with rhetoric from government authorities and news organizations that have capitalized on public fear about our changing world.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th   

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/dahlia-schweitzer-discusses-her-new-book-going-viral

Holly Pester & Danny Snelson at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us for a reading at Poetic Research Bureau to hear our featured poets read and discuss their work:

Holly Pester is a poet, writer and researcher whose poetry is explored in performance texts, as well as publications, talks, and workshops.

Danny Snelson is a writer, editor and archivist whose work has been widely screened, published, performed, or hosted internationally in a variety of formats. Recent books include: Epic Lyric Poem (forthcoming), Radios (forthcoming), and Inventory Arousal with James Hoff.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 10th   

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.poeticresearch.com

Celebrating James Baldwin at the Skirball Cultural Center

Please join us for our Words and Ideas presentation of readings and discussion focused on the life, contributions, and legacy of writer-activist James Baldwin. Presented jointly by the Skirball Cultural Center and Beyond Baroque, acclaimed actor/producer/activist Alfre Woodard hosts the program, which includes remarks by LA poet laureate Robin Coste-Lewis and performances of Baldwin’s works by actor Jussie Smollet.

A reception and sales of copies of Baldwin’s books will follow the event.

NOTE: General admission is $15 for this special event. See website for details.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Sunday the 11th   

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skirball.org/programs/words-and-ideas/celebrating-james-baldwin

Soapbox Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for our monthly Soapbox Open Reading hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Bring your words. The mic is yours!

Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 11th   

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

IWOSC Reads Its Own at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) present and read short excerpts from their work. This afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works range from poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and beyond, from first-time and return readers as well.

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

Where: Vroman’sBookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th   

Time: 2 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91001

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/iwosc-reads-its-own-3

Carter Higgins at Diesel Bookstore–Kids Event

Please join us to hear Carter Higgins read and sign her new picture book, This Is NOT a Valentine. Bring your favorite small lucky rock, as Carter has a fun activity planned.  This book is the perfect gift to celebrate every relationship, from parent to child, sibling to sibling, partner to partner, crush to crush.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood, lower courtyard

Date: Sunday the 11th    

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/carter-higgins-reads-and-signs-not-valentine

Michael Marcus and Jack Grisham at Book Soup

 

Join us to hear two authors discuss and sign their work:

Michael Marcus presents and signs #1 Son and Other Stories, a powerful fresh voice that explores the darkest depths of addiction, sexuality, deceit and depravity which depicts larger than life characters struggling to survive.

Jack Grisham presents and signs An American Demon, a story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. Grisham is the man behind pioneer punk rock band True Sounds of Liberty (TSOL) and this is a harrowing memoir.

Where:  Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/michael-marcus-and-jack-grisham-discuss-and-sign-1-son-and-other-stories-american-demon

Rattle Poetry Reading Series at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to hear the Rattle Reading Series present two wonderful poets:  Brendan Constantine and Rayon Lennon.

Brendan Constantine was born in L.A. to two working actors, and tours regularly bringing his poetry and workshops to theatres, schools, libraries, correctional facilities, and community centers across the nation. He has published four collections, his most recent being, Dementia, My Darling, and his poem “Harping” appears in Rattle #58. (website)

Rayon Lennon was born in Jamaica and immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut at age 13. He works as an adolescent clinical therapist, treating teenagers struggling with substance abuse and mental health challenges. His first book of poems, Barrel Children, is a finalist for the 2017 Connecticut Book Award, and his poem “Heard” won the 2017 Rattle Poetry Prize and appears in issue #58. (twitter)

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th   

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.rattle.com/readings/  or http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2017/12/13/rattle-poetry-series-1

Voice in the Well: Love Matters Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us as Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents an evening of lively arts programming; celebrating the most talented writers, storytellers, poets, musicians and comics.

Hosted by Eric Vollmer

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Second Sunday Poetry Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us as the Second Sunday Poetry at the Studio Theatre Poetry Series presents an Open Mic, and this month features Poetry with a Heart poet Kevin Hollingsworth.

Hosted by Alex M Frankel

Where: Studio Theatre

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 5 pm

Address: 3433 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood, CA 90028

Websitehttp://secondsundaypoetry.com

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