Los Angeles Literature Events 3/26/18 –4/01/18

Poets Reading on Oscar “Zeta” Acosta at Redwood Bar & Grill

downloadPlease join us for, Hunting the Brown Buffalo: Poets Read and Reflect on Oscar “Zeta” Acosta. Chicano Movement icon Oscar “Zeta” Acosta’s novels, Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo and Revolt of the Cockroach People, are testaments to the movement’s focus on criminal justice, civil rights, cultural identity and affirmation, and discrimination.

Six writers read new work that reflects on his legacy and ask what his life and writing can teach us today. The reading will be followed by a screening of Phillip Rodriguez’s documentary, The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, at Civic Center Studio, 207 S. Broadway, Suite One, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Featured readers include:

Adrian Arancibia is a co-founder of Taco Shop Poets, authored the collections, Atacama Poems and The Keeper/El guardador, and will release Poems of Exhaustion in 2018. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Miramar Community College.

Darren J. de Leon, is an award-winning poet, playwright, performance artist, radio journalist, taquero, DJ, teacher, and community activist. In 1995 he founded Los Delicados: Poetas del Sol, San Francisco’s avant garde leaders of the Latino Spoken Word scene.  

Carribean Fragoza has published fiction and poetry, as well as arts/culture reviews and essays. Her chapbook, K-12 was published by Eohippus Labs, and she is co-director of the South El Monte art Posse (SEMAP).

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is a poet and journalist. In 1994 he co-founded Taco Shop Poets. He’s been a reporter at NPR-affiliate KPCC 89.3FM in  Los Angeles since 2000.

Joseph Rios is the author of Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations (Omnidawn). He is a VONA alumnus and a Macondo Fellow, and was named one of the notable Debut Poets by Poets & Writers Magazine for 2017.

Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, culture, and brown body. She is co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and is an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Her first book, Corazon, was published with Not a Cult in fall of 2017.

FREE event! Register at Eventbrite link.

Where: Redwood Bar & Grill

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 6:30 pm: Meet for sidewalk performance on sidewalk on east side of Hill St, between 2nd and 3rd at 252 Hill St.

7 pm: Poetry Reading at Redwood Bar & Grill.

8:15 pm: Screening of documentary at Civic Center Studio.

Address: 316 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunting-for-the-brown-buffalo-poets-read-reflect-on-oscar-zeta-acosta-tickets-43869941175?aff=efbneb

Wine. All the Time. & Marissa Ross at Book Soup

Please join us as Marissa Ross presents Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking. Her book is a fresh, fun, and unpretentious guide to wine from a Bon Appetit wine columnist, who will walk you through the ins and outs of wine culture. Told in her signature comedic voice, it offers personal anecdotes woven in amongst its lessons.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/marissa-ross-discusses-and-signs-wine-all-time-casual-guide-confident-drinking

Nonfiction Book Club at Pages Bookstore

Please join us for our Nonfiction Book Club, to discuss Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, by Steven Pinker.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/non-fiction-book-club

Plum Event at Stories Books & Café  

Please join us for Plum, a low key event that promises to be fruitful. Perhaps it tastes a little like art, or like an old FILM. Maybe it is something you never tried before or maybe it is something you are consuming every day. It certainly has a flavor of SOUND. You need to take a bite to figure it out.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Websitehttp://storiesla.com/blogs/events

Matthew Schum Lecture at Otis College of Art and Design

Please join us a Visiting Artist Lecture by writer and curator Matthew Schum. Current books include editing an anthology for SAK+LT, Istanbul, and a monograph for Mark Boulos published by Hatje Cantz. He has been a contributor to X-tra, Mousse Magazine, Flash Art International and Artforum, and a recent lecturer at Otis College, NYU Steinhart and CSU Bakersfield.

Where: The Forum, Otis college of Art and Design

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 11 am – 12:15 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.otis.edu/calendar/visiting-artist-lecture-matthew-schum

Thirsty with Marc Weingarten at L.A. Law Library

Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water and the Real Chinatown, by Marc Weingarten, is a book charting the history of Los Angeles and its fraught relationship with water. This finalist for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award is the story of the city’s epic battles for water, the larger-than-life characters that shaped the city’s destiny, and the man-made tragedy that killed 400 and forever changed the way water would be harnessed and allocated.

Registration is FREE, but required and available at link at website.

Where: UCLA Law Library

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 301 West 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://www.rarebirdbooks.com/rbevents/

Natalie Sylvester Book Release at LibroMobile, Santa Ana

Everyone Knows You Go Home, by Natalie Sylvester, is a featured book release in celebration of Women’s Month. She is also the author of the novels Chasing the Sun and now lives and works in Austin, TX.

Special opening performance by local artist Tina Burkhalter, with This Is Me.

Where: LibroMobile (Located in the back alley of building #202 off 4th At. and Spurgeon. See website link for parking details).

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 202 E. 4th St., Ste. 107, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/821789044679475/

Seth Davis at Pages Bookstore

Please join us as author and coach Seth Davis presents his book, Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams, about how the coaches of all major sports are able to get the best out of their players and turn a collection of individuals into a coherent team. Davis is the author of Wooden: A Coach’s Life among others.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event. See website link for details and for tickets.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/seth-davis-author-event

The Big Picture at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Ben Fritz, in conversation with Rebecca Keegan, discuss and sign The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies. This is the story of the stunning metamorphosis of 21st century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of film. The author dives deeply into the Sony hack, and interviews dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business. He argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday in film.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/ben-fritz-conversation-rebecca-keegan-discusses-and-signs-big-picture-fight-future-movies

Christine Schutt & Kim O’Neil at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for a nonfiction reading by Christine Schutt and Kim O’Neil on Dangerous Women and Indecisive Men.

Christine Schutt reads from her new story collection, Pure Hollywood, and brings us into private worlds of corrupt familial love, intimacy, longing, and danger. She gives us sharply suspenseful and masterfully dark interior portraits of ordinary lives, which  open our eyes so we see the world anew.

Kim O’Neil reads from her first book, a collection of linked stories, Fever Dogs, which is a fictional biography of three generations of women, that are each tightly wound and glimmering with a mysterious force. As the stories progress backwards in time, her attempt to unravel her mother’s origin and her own become more subject to invention.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Poet Kit Courter & Open Mic at Redondo Poets

Please join us for a reading by poet Kit Courter and our Open Mic.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 180 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/RedondoPoets

Soapbox Sessions Open Mic at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Please join us for Soapbox Sessions Open Mic, a weekly open mic for musicians, singer songwriters, poets, spoken word artists, comedians, dramatists, audience and beyond.

Hosted by Jason Brain

Where: Maui Sugar Mill Saloon (free, but 2-drink minimum)

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 8 pm – 11:59 pm

Address: 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/737678729953273/

Christina Lynch’s The Italian Party at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Christina Lynch, in conversation with Anne Flett, discuss her book, The Italian Party, a delicious and sharply funny page-turner about “innocent” Americans abroad in 1950s Siena, Italy. Newlyweds Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany’s famous beauty, until the disappearance of Scottie’s Italian teacher leads her to discover darker truths about herself, her husband, and her country.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/christina-lynch

Actress Marion Ross at Vroman’s Bookstore  

Please join us to hear actress and author Marian Ross discuss and sign her book, My Days: Happy and Otherwise.  For eleven seasons Marion Ross was head of the TV family in the Happy Days sit-com, known to millions as “Mrs. C.” In this loving memoir she shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed youngster from poor, rural Minnesota, and what it took to carve a career in the entertainment business. Funny, poignant and revealing, this book includes Gary Marshall’s last interview, a forward by Ron Howard, and conversations with her real-life son and daughter.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/marion-ross-discusses-and-signs-my-days-happy-and-otherwise

Editors Adam Cushman & J. Ryan Stradal at Book Soup

Please join us to hear editors Adam Cushman and J. Ryan Stradal, present and sign their book, Critically Acclaimed: Fake Movies, Real Reviews. This is a fun and poignant collection of real reviews of fake movies by some of the best and brightest writers. This is an acute look at how cultural criticism works, what we find important and unimportant, and how movies help shape our world.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/editors-adam-cushman-j-ryan-stradal-present-and-sign-critically-acclaimed-fake-movies-real  

Clarice Lispector, with Translators, at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier, her second novel translated into English for the first time. This book follows her book, Near to the Wild Heart, consisting mostly of interior monologues, and is told in the third-person, stream-of-consciousness style. The story follows Virginia, the youngest of three siblings growing up on Quiet Farm in Upper Marsh in a sparsely furnished family mansion with velvet-lined floors.

Joining us is author and translator Magdalena Edwards, who will talk about the process of translating this book from Brazilian Portuguese into English and who will read from the novel. Special guests include poet and translator David Shook and cultural critic and essayist Elaine Blair, who will lead a Q&A with the author.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Bruce Holbert & Elizabeth McCracken at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Bruce Holbert, with author Elizabeth McCracken, read and discuss his novel, Whiskey. This book is about two brothers, Andre and Smoker, who were raised in a cauldron of their parents’ failed marriage and appetite for destruction, and find themselves in the same straights as adults in their own lives.  This is a searching book about family life at its most distressed—about kinship, failure, liquor, and ultimately a dark and hard-earned grace.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/bruce-holbert-reads-his-new-novel-whiskey-elizabeth-mccracken

Javier Zamora at Otis College of Art and Design

Please join us for our Visiting Writers Series to hear Javier Zamora discuss and sign his work. He is the author of Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press 2017) and the chapbook, Nueve Anos Immigrates/Nine Immigrant Years. In 2016 Barnes & Nobel granted Zamora the Writers for Writers Award for his work in the Undocupoets Campaign. He also is a member of Our Parents’ Bones Campaign, whose goal is to bring justice to the families of the ten thousand disappeared during El Salvador’s civil war.

Where: The Forum, Otis College of art and Design

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.otis.edu/mfa-writing/visiting-writers-series

LiveTalksLA presents: An Evening with Geneen Roth 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, New York Times bestselling author Geneen Roth discusses her book, This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide. She is the author of ten books and has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years, addressing how women can find peace, make wise choices, practice everyday joy, and step into their power.

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

Date: Wednesday the 28th

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

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

Websitehttp://livetalksla.org/events/geneen-roth/

Melt the Mic Open Mic at LocaL

This month, the Watts Poets Open Mic is joining forces with Get Lit and College Bridge Academy Inglewood and Compton. Free and open to the public. Hosted by Bridget Arlene and Monique Mitchell and sponsored by Get Lit, LocaL, and Hudson Jeans!

Help us spread the word and make our March open mic the best one yet!

Check website for location details.

Where: LocaL, Watts–Near the Watts Towers

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 1950 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90002

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/742222452650973/

Author Rosemary Lord at Los Feliz Branch Library, LAPL

Architecture & Beyond presents Rosemary Lord, who will speak on the newest edition of Los Angeles: Then & Now. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

Where: Los Feliz Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/architecture-beyond-2

Rock ‘N’ Roll Lens at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Jimmy Steinfelt discuss and sign his new book, Rock ‘N’ Roll Lens Vols. I & II, which contains selections of his work and covers thirty years in the photography business. As a live action photographer his work has been published in many venues and captures artists from all genres of music.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/jimmy-steinfeldt-discusses-and-signs-rock-n-roll-lens-vols-i-ii

Ana Castillo Reading and Discussion at Pasadena City College

Please join us to hear Ana Castillo, celebrated and distinguished poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and scholar, for a reading and discussion. Her award winning novels include So Far From God, The Guardians, and Peel My Love Like an Onion, among others. Her poetry books include I Ask the Impossible and My Father Was a Toltec. She is editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ’zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship.

Where: Creveling Lounge, PCC

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 170 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Websitehttp://www.pasadena.edu/events or  www.facebook.com/events/1554061224692103/

Natalia Sylvester’s Everyone Knows You Go Home at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Natalia Sylvester, in conversation with Jade Chang, discuss her book, Everyone Knows You Go Home, a story about one family’s celebratory Day of the Dead traditions and different ways of processing grief and love.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/natalia-sylvester

DUM DUM Zine and Vox & Voices at Stories Books & Café

Please join us to hear the return of VOX & VOICES Music and Reading Series, presented by DUM DUM Zine. Welcome back to our quarterly music and reading event, featuring: Angie Guerrero, Art Currim, and special guest Gabriela Lorraine reading from her upcoming book Craft: How to Be a Modern Witch.

Solo acoustic set by Taleen Kali.

Prizes, refreshments & community!

Where: Stories LA Books & Café

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Websitehttp://storiesla.com/blogs/events or https://www.facebook.com/events/148334149194685/

Patton Oswalt at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Patton Oswalt read from and discuss his late-wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. Named one of the most-anticipated books of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, this is a beautifully crafted, comprehensively reported account of the hunt for one of America’s most prolific violent criminals. Featuring an introduction by Gillian Flynn, and an afterward by her husband, this is s a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/patton-oswalt-reads-and-discusses-his-late-wife-michelle-mcnamaras-true-crime-book-ill-be-gone

Richard Modiano, Dennis Cruz & Rhys Langston at Battery Books’ Open Door Reading

Please join us for the Open Door Poetry Reading, featuring:

Richard Modiano is the Executive Director of Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center and a life-long member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). His poems have been widely published.

Dennis Cruz has been writing and performing around Los Angeles for over 2o years. His latest collection of poetry, MOTH WING TEA is available from Punk Hostage Press.

Rhys Langston is a writer and multidisciplinary artist who returned to his native Los Angeles in 2016, and has since released two musical projects. He is currently at work on a manuscript, a musical textbook, and various visual accouterments.

Where: Battery Books

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 8 pm – 1o pm

Address: 26 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/203925163694073/

Barbara Browning & Sebastien Regnier at Book Soup

This is a very true love story, told in counterpoint, about friendship, politics, and rock and roll. In Barbara Browning’s eyes, Imre Lodbrog is the greatest aging French star you’ve never heard of, and offers an answer to the obvious question with this book, Who the Hell Is Imre Lodbrog? This event includes a performance by Imre Lodbrog et sa Petite Amie.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/barbara-browning-sébastien-régnier-present-and-sign-who-hell-imre-lodbrog

Story Collections at Vroman’s Bookstore

Two groundbreaking story collections published last year investigate relationships, desire, gender, and transformation, from powerfully queer and brilliantly real perspectives. Merritt Tierce will moderate a conversation between Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and Jess Arndt, author of Large Animals: Stories, that will explore the authors’ interests and expertise in writing “dark” stories, breaking and inventing how the body and self are connected, and how literature can shape and explain and be that connection.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/are-you-your-body-conversation

The Definitive Soapbox Open Mic at Fox Coffee House

The Definitive Soapbox offers two incredible artists and YOU, our open mic performers:

Rudy Francisco, San Diego native and National Poetry Slam champion, will present his new book, Helium. He helped create the San Diego Poetry Slam.

Jonathan Mendoza, Boston-based activist, poet, educator, and musician, founded Board Books for Boston, a grassroots food drive at Emerson College, and initiated the Berklee Activist Network at Berklee College of Music. His newly released chapbook When the Crows Come is available from Pizza Pie Press.

Where: Fox Coffee House

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/133845177451555/ .

Three Poets at Poetic Research Bureau

Join us to hear three poets read and discuss their work:

Angela Veronica Wong is a writer, artist and educator whose work has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and the Best of the Net. She has published four chapbooks, been included in four anthologies, and been published in fiction and multi-genre collections.

Amy Lawless is the author of My Dead (Octopus Books, 2013), and writes poetry, prose, multimedia work, and teaches writing workshops.

Jeff Alessendrelli is a writer of seven books, as well as poems, essays and reviews. He is currently a weblogger for The Kenyon Review and runs the vinyl-record only poetry press Fonograph Editions.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website:  http://www.poeticresearch.com/

Femmes + Flowers at Get Lit – Words Ignite

To celebrate National Women’s History Month we will host our Femmes + Flowers reading, featuring: Camari Carter, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Angela Franklin, Colleen Hamilton- Lecky, Mahsa Hosseini, Tanya Ko Hong, Sandra Hunter, Veronika Shulman, Danielle Mitchell, Monique Mitchell, Victoria McCoy, Kelly Grace Thomas, Rebecca Wolfe, Kim Young, and more!

Where: Get Lit – Words Ignite

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Address: 672 S. La Fayette Park Pl., Ste. 10, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1731287980225373/

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

Join us every Saturday for our kids’ event, Story Time with Mr. Steve.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 10 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-mr-steve-184

Spectrum 14 Reading at Santa Catalina Library  

Join us Saturday Afternoon Poetry to hear featured poets from Spectrum 14: What’s It like to Be a Teen.

Hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Sasha Gray at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Sasha Gray discuss and sign The Justice Society, Book III: The Mismade Girl. The pendulum has shifted in Catherine’s life again. Four years after discovering the carnal secrets held within The Janus Chamber, she is ironically working as a political journalist, settled in a mundane routine. She finds a way to take back her career, but some see her as a threat and will do all they can to stop her from writing. Soon her world is turned upside down.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/sasha-grey-discusses-and-signs-juliette-society-book-iii-mismade-girl

American Journal of Poetry at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear readings from the American Journal of Poetry, with: Brenda Yates, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Cecilia Woloch, John Fitzgerald, Helene Cardona, Christopher Buckley, Dorothy Baressi, and Suzanne Lummis.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Isabel Quintero & Lilliam Rivera at Cellar Bookstore

We welcome local author Isabel Quintero to present her book, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, and her newest release, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, and debut author Lilliam Rivera to present The Education of Margot Sanchez.

Photographic is a symbolic, poetic and deeply personal graphic biography of the iconic photographer Graciela Iturbide, who turned to her art for solace when tragedy struck as a young mother. Gabi chronicles a girl’s last year in high school in her diary, and the poetry that helps forge her identity. Margot Sanchez is a bold and comedic novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything.

Where: Cellar Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 6 pm

Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., #30A, Riverside, CA 92507

Websitehttp://www.cellardoorbookstore.com/event/author-qa-isabel-quintero-lilliam-rivera

Reading by Moonrise at Bowtie Project

Join us for an evening around the fire as poets Sesshu Foster, Vanessa Angelica Villarreal, and Hari Alluri read new and favorite works while the full moon rises over the L.A. River. This special reading is presented by Kaya Press.

Sesshu Foster is a poet, teacher and community activist from East Los Angeles. His new poetry collection is City of the Future.

Vanessa Angelica Villarreal is the author of Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017) and is currently pursuing her doctorate at USC.

Hari Alluri is the author of Carving Ashes (2013), The Promise of Rust (2016), and The Flayed City (2017). A teaching artist, he is founding editor at Locked Horn Press, where he has co-edited two anthologies.

Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items and blankets. S’mores will be provided between readings.

Where: Bowtie Project

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 2780 W. Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Websitehttp://www.clockshop.org/event/rbm_kaya/

Poetry Reading at Poetic Research Bureau

Join us to hear our featured poet Emily Lacy and guests read and discuss their work:

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.poeticresearchbureau.com

Poetry from the Bay to L.A. at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear featured poets from the Bay Area to L.A., each of whom brings style on the page and on the stage:

Tongo Eisen-Martin, originally from San Francisco, is a poet, movement worker and educator. His latest book of poems, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, was published in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series.

David Lau’s books of poetry are Virgil and the Mountain Cat and Still Dirty. He is a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz and co-editor of the literary journal Lana Turner.

traci kato-kiriyama is an award-winning artist, community organizer, and cultural producer. She is the director/co-founder of Tuesday Night Project, and a steering community member of VigilantLOVE Coalition, working against Islamaphobia.

Jeanine Webb is a writer, collective organizer, and cancer survivor. She teaches literature and writing and co-curates the Non-Standard Lit Reading Series in San Diego.

Mike Sonksen, aka Mike the Poet, and is the host for this event. He has been widely published, in journals, magazines and on websites such as KCET. His recent book is Poetics of Location, and his poetry and prose have been included in many civic ventures. He teaches at Woodbury University.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/262528254287368/

Madelyn Garner & Ramon Garcia at Beyond Baroque

Join us for a reading and discussion on the theme of grief, representation, and the body. Madelyn Garner reads from Hum of the Blood, her profoundly moving meditation on the loss of her son, the talented photographer and artist Bradley Braverman, from AIDS. She’s joined in reading by poet, visual culture scholar, and The Chronicles author Ramon Garcia.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 31st

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Sunday Jump: 4/1 LOL Reading at Pilipino Workers Center

In the spirit of April Fools and National Poetry and Writing Month, we focus on not being a fool to the system. Join us at our Sunday Jump: 4/1 LOL (Listen or Learn) Open Mic. We are featuring: comedian, D’Lo; national slam champion, Jonathan Mendoza; poetry collective, FLOW of CSUDH, and MORE TBA. Resident DJ Won on sound selection and Resident Host Eddy M. Gana Jr., with Co-Host Janelle Paule.

Co-host Janelle Paule, whose writing touches on topics such as family, mental health, and body image, is founder of cafe culture fair trade’s monthly open mic series in the Pasadena/Altadena community.

Where: Pilipino Workers Center, Pabelonia Sisters Community Room (1st floor)

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm (sign-ups at 4:45 pm)

Address: 153 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/430102694096099/

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