Los Angeles Literature Events 3/05/18 –3/11/18

Evening Book Club & How to Stop Time at Pages Bookstore

downloadPlease join us for our Evening Book Club Discussion of How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. He has lived history, with many famous people, but now he just wants an ordinary life. This book tells a love story across the ages, about a man lost in time who ties to find himself and try to find happiness.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/evening-book-club-discussion

Jonathan Kauffman & Hippie Food at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to welcome James Beard Award-winning author  Jonathan Kauffman, to talk about his new book Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat. We will learn how Los Angeles’s century-long history of health food shaped the brown-rice-and-tofu diet of the 1970s and why we’re still eating macro bowls and granola today.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7: 30 pm

Address: 4453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

LiveTalksLA presents: An Evening with Patton Oswalt at the Writers Guild Theatre

LiveTalksLA presents a series of literary events (and podcasts) to meet and hear cultural and business leaders present and discuss their work. Tonight, Patton Oswalt discusses his late wife Michelle McNamara’s book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. Oswalt has chronicled two obsessions here, one light and one dark. The Golden State Killer, which she was researching, is the dark half; Michelle Mc Namara’s quest to solve these crimes is the light half.

Patton Oswalt is a comedian, actor and writer who, he says, “was married to a crime fighter for a decade.” Michelle McNamara was an experienced true crime journalist, determined to find the violent psychopath who committed fifty sexual assaults and perpetrated ten sadistic murders. She was writing this story at the time of her sudden death.

NOTE: LiveTalksLA readings are ticketed events. Tickets may be purchased at various prices, with or without a book purchase, and details are available at website link.

Where: The Writers Guild Theatre – Beverly Hills

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Websitehttp://livetalksla.org/events/patton-oswalt/

Playwright & Writer-in-Residence Luis Alfaro at the Annenberg Beach House

Please join us to hear playwright and author Luis Alfaro discuss and present Part I of his work-in-progress trilogy on California’s Central Valley, Delano. The is a story of a minister and his Pentecostal flock in the San Joaquin Valley town of Delano, birthplace of the united Farm Workers Union, and continues his exploration of the state’s waves of religious revival, immigration and labor, boosterism and civic planning, to tell how farmworkers became politicians, how politicians run cities, and trace the development of personal and civic identities.

Please see website for parking details and directions.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/activities/cultural-programs-events-and-tours.aspx

Linor Goralik at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Linor Goralik discuss and sign Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview. She writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all forms, and explores and reflects on post-Soviet life and daily universals. Her colorful language and pervasive dark comedy capture the heights of ridiculousness and the depths of grief.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/linor-goralik-discusses-and-signs-found-life-poems-stories-comics-play-and-interview

Thisbe Nissen & Our Lady of the Prairie at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Thisbe Nissen, in conversation with Jay Baron Nicorvo, discuss and sign her novel, Our Lady of the Prairie, a sharp and bitingly funny story about a professor whose Midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises—and her attempts to salvage the pieces. The book is set in the seething politics of a contentious election, and it is sexy, smart, and razor-sharp.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/thisbe-nissen-jay-baron-nicorvo-discusses-and-signs-our-lady-prairie

Mary Gaitskill Reading Event at the Hammer Museum

Please join us for our Some Favorite Writers Reading event featuring essayist and fiction writer Mary Gaitskill, in conversation with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson. Gaitskill is the author of four novels, three short story collections, and a forthcoming book of essays, Somebody with a Little Hammer.

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

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/03/some-favorite-writers-mary-gaitskill/

Joy Press at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear journalist Joy Press, with Ann Friedman, read her nonfiction book, Stealing the Show: How Women are Revolutionizing Television. This is a deeply researched and vividly told chronicle of the women who broke through male-dominated Hollywood and helped change the face of TV forever. She takes us inside the writers’ rooms and maps the progress and key profiles in the industry over time.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/joy-press-discusses-her-nonfiction-book-stealing-show-ann-friedman

Clifford Johnson & Aimee Bender at the Last Bookstore

Join us for The Dialogues: Clifford Johnson & Aimee Bender in Discussion, followed by a signing of Johnson’s new book, The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe. This book and conversation stem from the author’s belief we should have more conversations about science, and he invites us to eavesdrop on a series of nine conversations in graphic novel form on the nature of the universe. The topics and people are diverse and wide-ranging, and should make us ready to start our own conversations.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

SoulCentral Writers Workshop #33 at Healin Artz Space

Join us every Tuesday, and bring anything you want to work on, including: notebooks of writing, random ideas on paper, poems, stories lyrics, etc. We welcome any writing in English or Spanish. All discussions are open and inclusive, and our aim is to empower writers and their imaginations to achieve their dreams.

Where: South Central Healin Artz Space (51st & Main)

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 8:30 pm

Address: 5139 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/345311442639719/

Ottessa Moshfegh & Colm Toibin at Scripps College

Join us Irish-born, New York-based author of seven novels, Colm Toibin, joins award-winning author Ottessa Moshfegh to read from their works and discuss the craft of fiction with novelist Rachel Kushner.

Where: Balch Auditorium, Scripps College

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 6 pm – 7:15 pm

Address: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91710 (10th & Columbia)

Websitehttp://www.collegescalendar.org/popup.cfm?task=description&module=1&template=19&title=Events&imagefile=%20&imagewidth=0&imageheight=0&imagealt=%20&launchpage=index%2Ecfm&ID=269071/

Dr. Michio Kaku at Chevalier’s Bookstore (off-site at the Pilgrim School)

Co-founder of String Theory, Michio Kaku, presents his latest book, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth. Traversing the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence and technology, he offers a stunning and revelatory vision of man’s future in space.

NOTE: This is a ticked event, which includes admission and a copy of the book. See website for details.

Where: Pilgrim School – First Congregational Church of Los Angeles (off-site)

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 504 S. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/michio-kaku

Novel in Clues at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Nova Jacobs discuss and sign The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues. This literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famous mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down and protect, before others can get their hands on it. Soon she realizes she’s not the only one searching, and she must unravel a series of maddening clues to find the treasure.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/nova-jacobs-discusses-and-signs-last-equation-isaac-severy-novel-clues

Brian Fitzpatrick at Book Soup–YA Fiction

Join us meet and hear author Brian Fitzpatrick discuss and sign his book, Mechcraft. Jake London’s ideal teen life is thrown into chaos when he discovers the ability to control a swarm of shape-shifting nanotechnology that has, until recently, lain dormant in his DNA. Mechcraft is the art of controlling the nanotech, and warring factions want to use Jake for their own sinister ends.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/brian-fitzpatrick-discusses-and-signs-mechcraft

Wrestling with the Devil at Skylight Bookstore

Join us meet and hear author Ngugi Wa Thiong’ O discuss his memoir Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir. Written in the early 1980s and never before published in America, this compelling prison memoir gives us aa rare glimpse into the hidden story behind one of the author’s most famous novels. This story recounts both the intense drama and painful challenges of writing fiction under twenty-four hour surveillance. Jailed without charge in Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, he was quarantined from the general population and forced to live with eighteen other political prisoners. Still he decided to write a novel on toilet paper, the only paper to which he had access. That book became a classic, as well as the first novel written in the Kenyan language Gikuyu.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/eventngugi-wa-thiongo-discusses-his-memoir-wrestling-devil

We the Corporations at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library

Join us to hear author Adam Winkler, in conversation with the Drucker Institute’s Rick Wartzman, discuss and sign his new book, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Gained Their Civil Rights. In this book, UCLA law professor Adam Winkler offers a revelatory portrait of how U.S. corporations have seized political power over time, and traces the 200-year effort of pro-business court decisions that give corporations the same rights as people and details the deep roots of recent landmark cases like Citizens United and Hobby Lobby.

NOTE: For this special lunchtime conversation, the discussion/ program will begin at 12:30 pm.

See website for details, reservations, and stand by seating guidelines.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 12:30 pm (mid-day)

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

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/corporations-american-businesses-gained-civil-rights/

Roxane Gay at Cal State Northridge

Join us as we welcome acclaimed author and cultural critic and commentator Roxane Gay to CSUN’s campus, for a reading and discussion of her work in: Roxane Gay: With One N. No two Roxane Gay events are the same, as she discusses multiple topics, from politics to patriarchy to Beyonce.

Where: USU, Grand Salon, CSUN

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address: 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Websitehttp://csun.edu/womens-research-resource-center/events/roxane-gay-one-n

Bruce Bauman at Cal Arts Writing Now Reading Series

Join us at Cal Arts Writing Now Reading Series to hear author Bruce Bauman discuss and read his work. He is the author of the novels Broken Sleep and The World Was, and was senior editor of Black Clock literary magazine from its inception in 2004 until its closing.

Where: Cal Arts, Butler Bldg. #4

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Websitehttp://calarts.edu/about/news-and-events/events-calendar/event-details/bruce-bauman

 Sesschu Foster at Southern California Library

Join us to hear author Sesschu Foster discuss and read his most recent work, the chapbook Praying Mantis (Business Bear Press, 2017) and the hybrid book City of the Future (Kaya Press, 2018). He is collaborating on a novel, The East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, a History, with artist Arturo Romo Santillano.

Foster has taught in East L.A. for 30 years, has taught writing in numerous colleges and universities, and is the winner of two American Book Awards.

Where: Southern California Library

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 6120 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044

Websitehttp://eventerbee.com/event/city-of-the-future-with-sesshu-foster,138592223624214

Authors on Creativity & Mental Illness at the Getty Museum

Join us to hear author Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast, joined by author Ayelet Waldman, author of A Really Good Day and Bad Mother, for a discussion of the relationship between illness and art. Jamison’s latest book, Robert Lowell: Setting the Stone on Fire, illuminates the interplay of mania, depression, and creativity.

NOTE: this event is FREE, but advance ticket is required. See website for details.

Where: The Getty Museum, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 630 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/corporations-american-businesses-gained-civil-rights/

Maestro James Conlon at the Hammer Museum

Join us at our Conversations Series to hear Grammy-award-winning music director of the LA Opera, James Conlon, traverse mythology, literature, and music to trace the fateful love of Opheus and Eurydice, son of Apollo and Calliope, as the Greek hero descends into the underworld to rescue his beloved wife Euridice. Conlon discusses the collaboration between the LA Opera and the Joffrey Ballet on a modern-day retelling of the timeless story, with Orpheus as a choreographer and Euridice as his ballerina wife.

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/2018/03/orpheus-and-eurydice-from-ancient-greece-to-modern-balletopera/

And Then the World Blew Up at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to meet and hear authors Mr. Fish and Robert Scheer, discuss and sign his comic satire, And Then the World Blew Up. In this collection of cartoons, illustrations, personal essays and culture-war correspondence, we find an eloquent take-no-prisoners response to American political life.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/mr-fish-discusses-his-comic-and-then-world-blew-robert-scheer

LiveTalksLA presents: An Evening with Amy Tan at the Writers Guild Theatre

LiveTalksLA presents a series of literary events (and podcasts) to meet and hear cultural and business leaders present and discuss their work. Tonight, acclaimed author Amy Tan discusses her latest work a memoir of her family history, revealing all its complications and dark secrets, as well as her legendary career, in Where the Past Begins. By using multiple sources, and through spontaneous storytelling, she gives evidence to all that made it unlikely and inevitable that she would become a writer. She shows how a fluid, fictional state of mind unleashed near-forgotten memories that became the emotional nucleus of her novels.

NOTE: LiveTalksLA readings are ticketed events. Tickets may be purchased at various prices, with or without a book purchase, and details are available at website link.

Where: The Writers Guild Theatre

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 135 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90211

Websitehttp://livetalksla.org/events/amy-tan/

Art Night Pasadena at Various Pasadena Locations

Enjoy a FREE evening of art, music and entertainment as 18 of Pasadena’s prominent arts and cultural institutions swing their doors open for dance and performances, free shuttles and deals at: The Armory Center for the Arts, ArtCenter, artWorks, City Hall, KidsSpace, Light Bringer, Lineage, Muse/Ique, Norton Simon, Parson’s Nose, Central Library, PCC, PMCA, PMH, Shumei, PAM, and more!

Where: Various locations in Pasadena (see website and schedule)

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Address: Various locations in Pasadena, CA (see website & schedule)

Website: http://artnightpasadena.org/

Epic Reads Meet-Up of YA Authors at the Last Bookstore–YA Event

So many Young Adult books,…and so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table discussion where you’ll get to speak with authors who will gab about their books as well as other fan favorites. A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!).

Authors featured at this event include: Brittany Cavallaro (The Case of Jamie), Rebecca Ross (The Queen’s Rising), Alexandra Monir (The Final Six).

Please RSVP at website to let us know you’re coming.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 252 Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

Beyond Beat Poets at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for our Beyond Beat Reading, and hear Nelli Cherkovski read from a new collection, Elegy for my Beat Generation, with special guest Paul Vangelisti.

The Neo Beats, are featuring John Dorsey, Marc Olmstead, Lauren Ann Bogen, Rich Ferguson, Michael C. Ford, Yarna Lake, and Scott Wannberg (read by Richard Modiano.)

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Los Ángeles Writers Critique Group at Silver Lake Library

Join the Los Ángeles Writers Critique Group, a support group to help writers plot, organize and publish their writing, whether novels, short fiction or memoir. The focus is on sharing and critiquing our works-in-progress, and everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Before each meeting we send a call for submissions, and we then form groups to make notes, respond, and come ready to provide feedback to each other. Please RSVP in advance to attend this workshop.

Where: Silver Lake Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm

Address: 2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/writers-group

Beyond Beat Program Continues at Beyond Baroque

 

Please join us for our Beyond Beat Special All day Program, covering Punk, Venice West, Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics lecture with Marc Olmstead, panels on various topics, a poets café, film screenings, etc. See website for details on schedule, admission costs, and features.

Where:  Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 10th

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

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

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

Scriptwriters Network Panel at Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Please join us for a Scriptwriters Network Panel on Breaking into Screenwriting, featuring panelists: Tiegen Kosiak and Bill Taub (more speakers TBA).

Kosiak is an independent producer based in L.A., was previously director of Development for Cinestar Pictures, and began her career working for Jennifer Levine at Untitled Entertainment. She’s co-founder of The Young Hollywood Mafia and involved with many other organizations.

Taub is a native New Yorker who lives and works in L.A. A veteran TV and New Media writer-consultant-producer-instructor-author, he is packaging a pilot, “The Whistle Blower,” and teaches a media course at UCLA Extension on Scripted Audio. He is active in the WGA and WGC.

Where:  Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/scriptwriters-network-panel-breaking-screenwriting

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

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

Curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

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

The Merry Spinster at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear authors Mallory Ortberg, in discussion with Michelle Dean, present and read from the story collection, The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror. This book is a collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Adapted from their beloved “Children’s Stories Made Horrific” series, this book takes up the trademark wit that endeared Ortberg to readers of both The Toast and their best-selling debut, Texts from Jane Eyre. The feature became among the most popular on the site.

Mallory Ortberg is Slate’s “Dear Prudence.” She is co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared toward women.

Michelle Dean is a journalist, critic, and the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle’s 2016 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. A contributing editor for the New Republic, she has written for the New Yorker, Nation, New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York Magazine, Elle, Harper’s, and BuzzFeed.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/mallory-ortberg-reads-their-story-collection-merry-spinster-michelle-dean

Queer American Black Girl Tour at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for the Queer American Black Girl Tour, a poetry-based tour with a colorful narrative from one of the black girl poets of our time.  Jasmine Mans speaks about queer identity, politics, love, and a host of things in her book, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels, which is filled with both religious and political undertones.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th    

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Eileen G’Sell & JoAnna Novak at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us to hear our featured poets present and discuss their work:

Eileen G’Sell is a poet, author and editor, and the author of Life After Rugby and Portrait of My Ex with a Giant Burrito. She teaches writing, film and poetry at Washington University in St. Louis.

JoAnna Novak is the author of Something Real (dancing girl press, 2011). With Thomas Cook and Tyler Dorholt, she publishes and edits Tammy (tammyjournal.com).

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

Beyond Beat All-Day Program at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our continuing Beyond Beat programming, with Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics lecture with Marc Olmstead, and the Beats panel with Julie Adler, John Branaman, Marc Olmstead and Richard Modiano. Steve Silberman will present at 1 pm, Gay Culture Beat at 4 pm, Michael C. Ford at 7 pm, and more.

Special all-day admission is $20.

Where:  Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

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

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

Story Pirates Event at the Wallis in Beverly Hills–Kids Event

The Story Pirates celebrate the words and ideas of the kids of LA! Join first-rate actors and comedians on the Promenade Terrace for stories written by kids from all around the country and new stories written by the kids in the audience.

Story Pirates is a FREE event and teaches kids a love of creative writing, and helps them see that their words and ideas are really important.

Where: The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Date: Sunday the 11th   

Time: 2:15 pm

Address: 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Website:  http://thewallis.org/show-info.php?id=315

The Table/A Cocktail & Reading Series at the Route 66 Bar

The Table presents its next in a series of reading events, featuring: Darlene Kriesel, Ashaki Jackson, Jessic “Yellowman” Gallion, Saliha Devoe, Chenel King, and Bridgette Bianca.

Executive-produced by author Natashia Deon this is one of our monthly events, each of which features a theme, and each of which is curated by different diverse hosts.

Where: Route 66 Bar & Lounge

Date: Sunday the 11th   

Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/242563862956402/

Hinches de Poesia Reading at Castelli Art Space

Please join us as gus Harper Art & Hiches de Poesia present Poetry Sonidos, presenting the following artists reading their work in the exhibit space inhabited by Gus Harpers’s exhibit, Sojourner Art:

Peter J. Harris, winner of the City of LA’s 2017-18 COLA Fellowship, is the author of Bless the Ashes and Black Man of Happiness (2015).He is also featured most recently in Voices from Leimert Park Redux, edited by Shonda Buchanan.

Claudia Hernandez is a poet, author, editor, translator and bilingual educator, born and raised in Guatemala. Her latest book is Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolutionary Visions (2107). She is the founder of Today’s Revolutionary Women of Color.

Ryan Scott Nance’s poetry and translations have been published in Graffiti Rag, The Diagram, Mantis, and Hinches de Poesia, among others. He works as an experience designer in L.A.

Andrea Guiterrez, writer, educator and editor, is an academic administrator at Cal State Los Angeles. Her recent works include the short play Los Amigas, poetry in the Mujeres de Maiz annual zine, and several articles in make/shift magazine.

Luis Antonio Pichardo is an author, educator, and the founder and creative director of DSTL Arts, which offers creative writing workshops and zine publishing events in and around Los Angeles.

Where: Castelli Art Space

Date: Sunday the 11th     

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Address: 5428 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/146589119347954/

Ashley Poston Reading at Chevalier’s Bookstore–YA Event

Join us to hear YA author Ashley Poston, in discussion with C. B. Lee, read and discuss her new novel Heart of Iron. This book is an action-packed tale full of romance, royalty, and adventure, based on the story of Anastasia. But the setting is a sci-fi dystopian future in space with a seventeen-year-old scoundrel and outlaw as its protagonist.

Where:  Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/ashley-poston

Rattle Poetry Reading at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us for the Rattle Poetry Reading Series, featuring:

Kate Buckley is the current Poet Laureate of Laguna Beach. She is the author of A Wild Region and Follow Me Down. Her poem “Zumba with Church Ladies” appears in Rattle #59.

Nancy Kangas has been published in print and online, and for over a decade she edited Nancy’s Magazine. “Patience” appears in Rattle #59.

Echo Wren is a writer who escaped from Vietnam as a child, spending time in refugee camps in Hong Kong and the Philippines. She works in a cubicle by day and writes in the middle of the night. “The Last Toothbrush” and “Europa” are her first published poems and appear in Rattle #59.

Where:  Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/3/11/rattle-poetry-series

Unheard LA – live in Downey (ep.5) Reading at the Downey Theatre

Join us for the KPCC in person forum, Unheard LA – Live in Downey, the fifth of our presentation of stories of “where you live.” Audience host Bruce A. Lemon Jr. will present an amazing group of readers and performers, telling compelling and unheard stories of community and identity, struggle and delight, including:

Christian Brown is the author of Little Disasters (2018).

Cara Lopez Lee is the performer of “Grandpa Versus the Thomas Fire.”

Pablo Marz is an author and actor, and performer of the poems of Pablo Neruda.

Ashley Noelle is a young poet and author of Random Thoughts and Tiny Bits of Talent.

Allen Prom N/A

Yasmin Safdie N/A

Liz Sanford N/A

Matt Sedillo is a poet and performance artist, and co-director of Poetry y Pan in Pomona.

Lauren Villegas is a singer, actor and loudmouth, and contributes to the awesome online magazine Stage & Candor.

Where:  Downey Theatre

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Address: 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Website: http://www.scpr.org/events/2018/03/11/2536/unheard-la–live-in-downey-ep-5/

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