Los Angeles Literature Events 3/19/18 –3/25/18

Presumed Incompetent Poetry Reading at Cal Lutheran University

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Please join us for a poetry reading with Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, author and first editor of the revolutionary volume, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. She has written articles, poetry, collections, and encyclopedia entries. Her book, How Many Indians Can We Be, is forthcoming from Mango Press. She recently published The Runaway Poems with Finishing Line Press, and edited a collection of Chicana and Chicano literary criticism for the University of Arizona Press.

Where: Swenson Center 101, Cal Lutheran

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Address: 60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Website: http://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/4160#event

Lynell George Booksigning at Eso Won Bookstore

Please join us to welcome Lynell George present her new book, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. After years of writing about the arts, culture, and social issues of Los Angeles, this award-winning author continues to emphasize place and the identity of the people who live here, in this new and innovative collection of essays, photographs, profiles and reportage.

Where: Eso Won Bookstore

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.esowonbookstore.com/event/lynell-george-booksigning

Karen Karbo at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Karen Karbo discuss and sign her book, In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules. This witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world, including: Amelia Earhart, Frieda Kahlo, Hillary Clinton, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Lena Dunham, and more.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/karen-karbo-discusses-and-signs-praise-difficult-women-life-lessons-29-heroines-who-dared

Good Fruit Workshop & Alyesha Wise at Fullerton Arboretum

Black in Bloom CSUF presents “Good Fruit (the workshop)” by  Alyesha Wise a poetic, healing experience that challenges the writer to explore the words they digest in their poetry. The author of Carnival (NOT A CULT media), Alyesha Wise is a poet, teaching artist, and TEDx speaker, and is co-founder of Spoken Word Literature Art Movement (SLAM)—an organization providing poetry education and extensive programming for poets.

This event is free but tickets are available at Eventbrite link.

Where: Fullerton Arboretum

Date: Tuesday the 20th

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Address: 1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton, CA 92831

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/283045888894424/

Junot Diaz at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us as acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz presents his new children’s picture book, Islandborn, about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, this is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our boundless ability to connect us to our families, our past, and to ourselves.

NOTE: This event is FREE, but is also a ticketed event since a large crowd is expected. See website link for details and for tickets.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 20th

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://wwwskylightbooks.com/event/junot-diaz-presents-his-new-childrens-book-islandborn .

Fear Less at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us for a publication party to hear acclaimed teacher and author Dean Sluyter discuss his book Fear Less. He shows us how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of the body, mind and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence, and fight the anger and anxiety of daily life in today’s world.

He offers methods for addressing such issues as: letting go of compulsive overthinking, loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphones), overcoming the fear of death, and finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 20th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/publication-party-dean-sluyter-discusses-and-signs-fear-less

Kate Rorick & The Baby Plan at Book Soup

Please join us for the first adult fiction novel from author Kate Rorick, The Baby Plan, and enter the wild, bewildering world of modern pregnancies. This story about three mothers, from very different circumstances, who are about to jump headlong into the new expectations of over-the-top gender reveal parties, the crowd sourcing of baby names, etc., and where nothing goes as planned. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shake your head as the author appears in conversation with Lindy Booth.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/kate-rorick-lindy-booth-discusses-and-signs-baby-plan

Daniel Stone at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Daniel Stone discuss and read his book, The Food Explorer. He is a staff writer for National Geographic and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. This is the story of the true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the world and introduced diverse crops such as avocados, mangos, seedless grapes, and thousands more to the American palate. His culinary ambition came during a formative era, and transformed America into the most diverse food system ever created.

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

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/daniel-stone-author-event

L.A. Fiction Book Club with Siel Ju at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for our L.A. Fiction Book Club, moderated by author Siel Ju (Cake Time). This book club reads LA writers and LA novels, sometimes from LA presses.

In March we will read and discuss Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki, and the author will be dropping by around 8:30 to say ”hi” and sign books. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and all participants will have time to talk in our discussion.

NOTE: This new book club is NOT free, and tickets and details are available at the website link. The book is included with the price of your ticket.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 20th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Chelsea Clinton at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Chelsea Clinton, discuss and sign her book, She Persisted: 13 Women Who Changed History. This is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, or raised their voice and been told to quiet down, or has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so see website for details.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 21st

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vroman’s-bookstore-presents-chelsea-clinton-signing-she-persisted-around-world-13-women-who

Police: A Field Guide at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author/activists David Correia and Tyler Wall, discuss and sign their book, Police: A Field Guide. This is an in-depth discussion about the language we use to talk about policing and police reform, in the hopes that understanding the historical context of these terms will help us move toward a society free from police violence—and even free from police.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 21st

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/david-correia-and-tyler-wall-discuss-their-nonfiction-book-police-field-guide

Jonathan Ames at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Jonathan Ames, discuss and sign his movie tie-in book, You Were Never Really Here. Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, this is a gritty, harrowing story of corruption and one man’s violent quest for vengeance.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/jonathan-ames-discusses-and-signs-you-were-never-really-here

Geoff Dyer at the Getty Museum

Please join us to hear author Geoff Dyer present his new book, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winograd, a masterfully curated selection of 100 photographs by American artist Garry Winograd. Critics describe it as “a lesson in the pleasures of seeing” by a “savvy, observant, and highly entertaining guide.”

FREE event, but advance tickets are required. See website for details.

Where: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Museum

Date: Wednesday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Websitehttp://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2063.html

Historic Fiction Book Club at Workman Homestead Museum

Please join us on the third Wednesday of the month for a chance to engage with books that reveal and reflect the past. Our three month fiction series on the Silent Film Industry continues with the book Fatty, by Jerry Stahl.

This event is FREE, but please contact us at our website to reserve a spot or receive more information.

Where: Homestead Museum

Date: Wednesday the 21st

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 15415 E. Don Julian Rd., City of Industry, CA 90069

Websitehttp://eventgrid.com/Events/36667/historic-fiction-book-club

Women of World Stage Press at The World Stage

Please join us to hear the Women of World Stage Press Performance, in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 21st

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1242484022561924/

LiveTalksLA presents: An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at New Roads School – Santa Monica

LiveTalksLA presents a series of literary events (and podcasts) to meet and hear cultural and business leaders present and discuss their work. Tonight, athlete, activist and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses his memoir, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. He shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today.

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. Following his basketball career as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, he has been a regular contributing columnist  for newspapers and magazines, authored 14 books, serves as chairman of his Skyhook Foundation, and received The Presidential Medal of Freedom form Barack Obama.

Where: New Roads School – Santa Monica, Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre

Date: Wednesday the 21st

Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm (Reception: 6:30 – 7:30 pm)

Address: 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Websitehttp://livetalksla.org/events/kareemabduljabbar/

Andy Griffiths at Children’s Book World–Kids Event

Extremely popular kids author Andy Griffiths, invites readers to come hang out with him and his friend Terry in The 78-Story Treehouse—the sixth book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry’s signature slapstick humor!

See website for details on a Design Your Own treehouse Contest for kids ages 6-12.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/

Poet Arthur Sze at USC Reading

The 2018 Magill Poetry Reading will feature poet, teacher and translator Arthur Sze, professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts, the author of nine books of original poetry and one book of Chinese poetry translations.  In 2012 he was elected chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. His most recent book, Compass Rose (2014), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Where: Taper Hall 431, USC

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Address: 3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 431, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/498420100558408/  or http://lalitscene.entropymag.org/

The End of Alzheimer’s Author Event at Pages Bookstore

Join us to meet and hear neurologist and author Dr. Dale E. Bredesen present his book, The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline, which reveals that AD is not one condition, but three. This book outlines 36 metabolic factors that can trigger “downsizing” in the brain, and the protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications, such as taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, and costs $30 for admission and a copy of the book. RSVP at website link.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/neurologist-dr-dale-bredesen-author-event

Lynell George at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear award-winning author and journalist Lynell George discuss and sign After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame (Angel City Press). This book is the result of years of contemplating and writing about the arts, culture and social issues of Los Angeles, always with an emphasis on place and the identity of the people who live in –or leave—L.A. This collection of essays, evocative photographs, profiles, and reportage are focused on L.A. beneath-the-surface, both in the past and in the present. She asks: what distinguishing features of the city remain deeply rooted? What are the lasting memories, the essential “after-images” upon which we reflect? What do people carry around in their own imagination and their hearts? How does the rest of the country look at L.A. — and why?

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/lynell-george-discusses-and-signs-afterimage-los-angeles-outside-frame

Write Bloody Publishing & Two Poets at Stories Café LA

Write Bloody Publishing presents a night of poetry with:

Derrick C. Brown is a comedian, poet and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of the Year award for Poetry. He has been featured on podcasts such as This American Life with Ira Glass and The Nerdist with Kurt Braunohler. Hello. It Doesn’t Matter has a March 20th release.

Cristin O”Keefe Aptowicz is the author of seven books of poetry, and her recent nonfiction book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. How to Love the Empty Air has a March 2th release.

Bethany Toews is a writer and photographer, Here to Hear Your Heart.

Where: Stories Café LA

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 1717 w. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Websitehttp://storiesla.com/blogs/events

Conspiracy & Ryan Holiday at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Ryan Holiday discuss and sign his new book, Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue. In this book, the author presents a masterful retelling of a nearly unbelievable two part conspiracy, begun first by Gawker Media to “out” PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Their post then would trigger a conspiracy that ended nearly a decade later with a $140 million judgment against Gawker, bankrupting the company and its CEO and founder Nick Denton, the demise of which was masterminded by Theil. It’s a study in power, strategy, and is one of the most successful plots in recent memory.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/ryan-holiday-discusses-and-signs-conspiracy

Stray City & Chelsea Johnson at WeHo Reads Event

WeHo Reads presents debut author Chelsea Johnsonin conversation with Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater Kinney), discussing and signing her book, Stray City. This book is a warm, funny, whip-smart novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging—to a city, a culture, and a family—when none of them can quite contain who you really are.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, and $27 includes one copy of the book. See website for link and details.

Where: West Hollywood Public Library – City Council Chambers

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/book-soup-and-weho-reads-present-chelsey-johnson-conversation-carrie-brownstein-portlandia

A.G. Lombardo, with David Ulin, at Skylight Bookstore

Join us meet and hear author Cheston Knapp, in conversation with David Ulin (Ear to the Ground), discuss his debut novel, Graffiti Palace. This is a brilliant, exhilarating story that retells The Odyssey during the 1965 Watts Riots—like nothing you’ve ever read before. With an astounding generosity of imagery and imagination, the author sees the writings on our walls, and provides an allegorical paean to a city in revolt.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/ag-lombardo-reads-his-novel-graffiti-palace-david-ulin

WCCW Readings Series: Health/Care at WCCW

The WCCW Reading Series is a quarterly literary reading series organized by Sara Finnerty and Nina Rota. Each event’s readings are thematically linked to WCCW quarterly programming.

Featured readers include: Karen Palmer, Cara Lopez Lee, Traci Kato-kiriyama, and Umi Hsu.

This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and snacks are provided.

Where: Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW)

Date: Thursday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 2425 Glover Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90031

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

Keys to Recovery at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Join Keys to Recovery Newspaper in our 1st event in a series for: Booksigning, Luncheon, Networking.

Authors Luis J. Rodriguez & Freddy Negrete will be available to sign their books, take photos, and inspire us all. Lunch is free and will be served at noon. Books may be reserved, and discounts are available.

Tickets are FREE, but available at Eventbrite link.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/144340726369607/

Malinda McCollum at Pages Bookstore

We welcome prize-winning short story author Malinda McCallum to present her debut collection, The Surprising Place, winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize in Fiction. These twelve stories explore the surprising places where our outsized longings may lead us. In prose as lean and as unflinching as an Iowa winter, these stories offer confrontation and consolation in equal measure.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/malinda-mccollum-author-event

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author and hip-hop royalty Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, in conversation with Jensen Karp (Drop the Mic), discuss and promote his book, Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang. An unforgettable first-person account of his journey from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, this is affecting, unfiltered, and explosive, and also captures the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/lamont-“u-god-hawkins-conversation-jensen-karp-drop-mic-discusses-and-signs-raw-my-journey-wu

How to American & Jimmy Yang at Book Soup

Join us to hear standup comic, actor, and fan favorite from HBO’s Silicon Valley, author Jimmy Yang discuss and present his book, How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents. Here he shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immigrant who pursued a Hollywood career against the wishes of his parents. His hilarious stories include some hard-earned lessons and offer good tongue-in-cheek advice.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/jimmy-yang-discusses-and-signs-how-american-immigrants-guide-disappointing-your-parents

Aminatta Frona, with Laila Lalami, at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear award-winning author Aminatta Frona, in conversation with author Laila Lalami (Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits), discuss and present her new novel, Happiness. This is a masterful tale of love and loss, of cruelty and kindness, where the author asks us to consider the interconnectedness of lives, our coexistence with one another and all living creatures, and the true nature of happiness.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/aminatta-forna-reads-her-new-novel-happiness-laila-lalami

Poetry Reading at Poetic Research Bureau

Join us to hear our featured poets read and discuss their work:

Jaap Blonk, born in Woerden, Netherlands, is a self-taught composer and sound poet. In the early 1980s he discovered the power and flexibility of his voice, and is now a specialist in the creation and performance of sound poetry. He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, which are being exhibited.

Pauline Gloss is a writer and literary sound artist who runs Spoken Records, a label specializing in the release of work in dialogue with the Text-Sound tradition.

Tom Comitta is the author of O (Ugly Duckling Press), Airport Novella (Troll Thread),and First Thought Worst Thought: Collected Books 2011-2014 (Goss PDF).

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.poeticresearchbureau.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/198911610697260/

Celebrating Womxn Poets at Alivio Open Mic in Bell

Join us at the Alivio Open Mic to hear our features: Vickie Vertiz (Palm Frond With Its Throat Cut), Esperanza Cisneros, and Marisol Jordan.

Where: Alivio Open Mic

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time: 8 pm

Address: 6328 Orchard Ave., Bell, CA 90201

Websitehttp://allevents.in/bell/alivio-march-23-in-xochitl-in-cuicatl-celebrating-womxn/150669839079636

Three Novelists & One Poet at Beyond Baroque

Join us as three novelists, Bruce Ferber, David Kukoff, and David Rocklin, and poet Jim Natal read from, discuss and sign their work.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 23rd

Time:  8 pm

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

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

Illustrator Liz Climo at Vroman’s Bookstore –Kids Event

Join us to hear illustrator Liz Climo discuss and present her book, Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?, co-written with Jory John.

In this book, persnickety Elephant has an itch—a big one—and he can’t reach it! While he isn’t above asking for help, no one is up to the task. Does Elephant have to do everything himself?

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time: 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/illustrator-liz-climo-presents-and-signs-can-somebody-please-scratch-my-back

California Women’s Voices at HITCHED Reading Series

In celebration of International Women’s Day, HITCHED features Los Angeles writers Dana Johnson (In the Not Quite Dark, Elsewhere, California) and Jean Ho (Kaya Press Board Member, NPR CodeSwitch, etc.) and Fresno poets and writers Marisol Baca (Tremor) and Jamie Moore (Flossy filosophy), and now introducing Reed Maruyama.

HITCHED is a quarterly reading series created and hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, author of Posada.

Where: Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 5371 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/182719835835631

Publishing Workshop at Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Join us at Saturday Afternoon Poetry for a Print & Internet Publishing Workshop led by Beverly M. Collins.

Hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Women of Color Zine & Print Pop Up at Eastside Café

Join us this week on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for our 1st Annual Women of Color Zine Fest and Print Pop Up! Come network and be inspired by the beauty and power of our community.

If you would like to participate, please submit your application at the link at website.  Hosted by Nalgona Positivity Pride and Eastside Café.

$2-$3 Entrance Fee.

Over 30 vendors.

Food Vendors.

Where: Eastside Café

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time: 3 pm – 8 pm

Address: 5469 Huntington Dr. N., El Sereno, CA 90032

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/572872566414920/

Karen Karbo, with Diane Lenney, at Skylight Bookstore

Join us as author Karen Karbo, with actress and author Diane Lenney (Object Lessons), discusses her nonfiction book, In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules (National Geographic Books). Karbo is also the author of the Kick-Ass Women series, as well as novels, memoirs and nonfiction.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/karen-karbo-discusses-her-nonfiction-book-praise-difficult-women-dinah-lenney

All Our Wild Wonder & Sarah Kay at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear author Sarah Kay discuss and present her book, All Our Wild Wonder, a vibrant tribute to extraordinary teachers everywhere and a celebration of learning. This moving single-poem volume from renowned education advocate, TED speaker, and YouTube sensation is the perfect gift for the mentors in our lives.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Four Poets at Poetic Research Bureau

Join us to hear four wonderful poets read and discuss their work:

Diana Arterian is the author of Playing Monster::Seiche and two chapbooks, and is the co-editor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics. She also serves as poetry editor at Noemi Press.

Manuel Paul Lopez is the author of These Days of Candy, and is co-editor of Reclaiming Our Stories (2016).

Joseph Rios is a writer and poet from Fresno California now living in L.A., and the author of Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonation.

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal is the author of the poetry collection Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017), and is currently earning her doctorate at USC.

Where: Poetic Research BureauE

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.poeticresearch.com

Beyond Spanish at Beyond Baroque

Join us for Beyond Spanish: Poetry in Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Spanish. This multi-lingual reading is sponsored by the Spanish Resource Center of the Consulate General of Spain. Hosted and curated by Mariano Zaro.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 24th

Time:  8 pm

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

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

Kids Pop Up Studio at the Hammer Museum–Kids Event  

Please join our Stories of Almost Everyone program in our Pop-Up Studio: Junior Oral Historians, with artist Fiona Connor helping children tell the untold stories from their lives using an object from their own life. Kids record their story in a mini sound studio and add it to the first-ever Hammer Kids Oral History Archive.

Bring in your own favorite personal object that you want to tell a story about!

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/03/pop-up-studio-junior-oral-historians/

Women of Color Zine & Print Pop Up at Eastside Café

Join us this week on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for our 1st Annual Women of Color Zine Fest and Print Pop Up! Come network and be inspired by the beauty and power of our community.

If you would like to participate, please submit your application at the link at website.  Hosted by Nalgona Positivity Pride and Eastside Café.

$2-$3 Entrance Fee.

Over 30 vendors.

Food Vendors.

Where: Eastside Café

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 12 pm – 6 pm

Address: 5469 Huntington Dr. N., El Sereno, CA 90032

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/572872566414920/

Nebraska Girl Welcomes Swan Press Poets at Beyond Baroque

Celebrate with Swan Press poets at our Nebraska Girl Reading hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

La Palabra Reading & Open Mic at Avenue 50 Studio

Join us for a La Palabra reading featuring two amazing women and poets: First we welcome back former La Palabra host Luivette Resto to share her powerful work. Then we welcome Dr. Thelma Reyna, who will read from her latest book, Reading Tea Leaves After Trump.

Curated and hosted by Angelina Saenz

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/evetns/175955619854655/

Douglas Kearney Reading at MOCA

 

Join us to hear Los Angeles-based poet Douglas Kearney, who will read some of his work in parallel to the exhibition on view and highlighting the artists; shared interest in Afrofuturism and funk. His works, when published on the page, resemble visual poems that he calls “performative typography.”

FREE with museum admission.

Where:  Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.moca.org/program/douglas-kearney

Matthew Dickman, with Emily Strelow at Book Soup

 

Please join us to hear Matthew Dickman, with Emily Strelow, discuss and sign Wonderland: Poems. The author’s work is known for its universality of feeling and expressive lyricism and reflection, and this collection traces his own living past, suffusing them with vulnerability. In the Portland neighborhood of his youth, parents are out of control and children are in chaos, but these are also places of innocence and love.

Where:  Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/matthew-dickman-emily-strelow-discusses-and-signs-wonderland-poems

Women’s History Month at Feedback Sunday

 

Please join A.N.S.W.E.R. LA for Feedback Sunday, a free Open Mic every last Sunday of the month. This month we are celebrating Women’s History Month. Featured artists include: Illegal Theory, Wildmane, Xica Necia, Melanie Frankera, Insieme.

Doors open at 3 pm.

Where:  Feedback Sunday

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Address:  2936 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Website: http://wwwfacebook.com/events/152476498761811/ .

Lullaby of Teeth Anthology Reading at Village Poets Tujunga

 

Join us as Village Poets present four poets from Lullaby of Teeth: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry, plus two segments of open mic and refreshments.

Eric Morago is a Pushcart nominated poet, and the author of What We Ache For and Feasting on Sky. He hosts a monthly reading series, teaches writing workshops, and is editor-in-chief of Moon Tide Press.

Armine Iknadossian is the author of United States of Love & Other Poems, and recently was bookstore manager at Beyond Baroque, and recently chosen by Red Hen Press to be one of their Writers in the Schools.

Charles Harper Webb teaches creative writing at CSULB. His latest book, Brain Camp, and his forthcoming collection, Sidebend World, are both from University of Pittsburgh Press. He is working on a novel.

Bill Cushing, teaches at East Los Angeles and Mt. San Antonio Colleges. He is published in two anthologies, Stories of Music and West Trade Review, and his current project, “Notes and Letters” combines poetry with music and can be found on Facebook and YouTube.

Where:  Bolton Hall Museum

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042

Website: http://www.moca.org/program/douglas-kearney

Local Author Day at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us for our Local Authors Day and meet Deborah Phipps and Delleon Weins, and Whiskey Emerson, who will read and discuss their work.

Deborah Phipps and Delleon Weins present and sign Enlightenment of Hannah Krusher, the story of  a sixteen year old girl who suffers from tremors and abnormalities that indicate she is the only person who can save humans from several alien races.

Whiskey Emerson presents and signs West of Hell, which is about a seventeen year old blacksmith grappling with the sudden disappearance of his mother, Mary.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vroman’s-local-author-day-introduces-deborah-phipps-delleon-weins-and-whiskey-emerson

Luis Alberto Urrea at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to welcome acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea, who will discuss and sign his new book, The House of Broken Angels. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de la Cruz, affectionately called big Angel, summons his entire clan for one last birthday party. But as the party approaches, his nearly one hundred year old mother dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel’s half-brother, Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, as a half-gringo, he has not shared a life.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/luis-alberto-urrea-discusses-and-signs-house-broken-angels

Venice Black History at Beyond Baroque

 

Join us for Venice Black History at Beyond Baroque, with Laddie Williams, and Venice elders Mike Bravo, Margaret Molly.

Free admission. Donations accepted.

Where:  Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 25th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Horror Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for the Thing in the Labyrinth – A Horror book Club, with author Kathryn E. McGee (Cemetery Plot, Horror Library) as our guide. This month we are reading: The Job of the Wasp, by Colin Winnette, which is a gothic murder mystery with orphans and ghosts.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, and the book is included with your ticket. See website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 25th    

Time: 8:45 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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