Los Angeles Literature Events 6/04/18 –6/10/18

downloadStephen Gee & Los Angeles City Hall at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Stephen Gee joins us to present, discuss and sign his new book from Angel City Press, Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon, one of our most enduring local landmarks. When it opened its doors in 1928, the new Los Angeles City hall was the tallest building in the city and more than half a million people lined the streets to celebrate its dedication. It was a bold symbol of the ambition of America and its people. This book also contains a forward by Eric Garcetti and photographs by Sandra Stojanovi.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/stephen-gee-discusses-and-signs-los-angeles-city-hall-american-icon

Evening Book Club & Warlight at Pages Bookstore

Please join us for our Evening Book Club discussion of author Michael Ondaatje’s new novel, Warlight.

From the author of The English Patient, Warlight is a mesmerizing novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. A brother and sister must stay behind when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. Only later do they try to uncover all they didn’t understand about this strange decision and their seeming abandonment by their parents.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Dave Weigel & Show That Never Ends at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Dave Weigel discuss and sign Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock. Epitomized by such classic, chart-topping bands as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, along with their successors, prog sold hundreds of millions of records. Washington Post national reporter Dave Weigel tells the story of prog in all its pomp, creativity, and excess.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/dave-weigel-discusses-and-signs-show-never-ends-rise-and-fall-prog-rockv

Leimert Park Readers Theatre Series at Friends of the Vision Theatre, Inner City Cultural Center

Please join the Inner City Cultural Center and others to hear the third in our 5th Annual Liemert Park Readers Theatre series: Flies in the Buttermilk, written and directed by Karen Bankhead.

Where: Friends of the Vision Theatre, Inner City Cultural Center

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 3341 W. 43rd Place., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/363385607515672/

Heather Abel & The Optimistic Decade at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Heather Abel, with Ben Winters, discuss and sign the novel The Optimistic Decade. Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, this book takes us into the lives of five characters in a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it. Like Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings, this novel is a brilliant look at the bloom and fade of idealism and how it changes one’s life.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/heather-abel-ben-winters-discusses-and-signs-optimistic-decade

Marisha Pessl & Neverworld Wake at Skylight Bookstore–YA Event

Please join us to hear author Marisha Pessl present and discuss her new YA novel, Neverworld Wake. Enter a world where fears are physical and memories come alive in this absorbing psychological suspense thriller, from the bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/marisha-pessl-reads-her-ya-novel-neverworld-wake

True Crime Tuesdays Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to discuss Michelle McNamara’s recent book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Not only is it well-written, the author’s work may have contributed to the recent identification and arrest of its subject, the so-called Golden State Killer.

NOTE: The book comes with the price of the admission ticket, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

How Hitler Was Made at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Cory Taylor discuss and sign his book, How Hitler Was Made. Focusing on German society immediately following the First World War, this vividly historical narrative explains how Hitler rose from obscurity and used fake news to gain legitimacy in the political mainstream.

NOTE: The book comes with the price of the admission ticket, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

PEN Presents Belletrist at Hollywood Forever (Masonic Lodge)

Please join us for readings by poets Melissa Broder, Morgan Parker, and co-founders of Bellatrist, Karah Preiss & Emma Roberts, at the PEN Presents Bellatrist event. Bellatrist is an online community that celebrated great books and the people who read them. This evening’s event includes a reading and conversation, followed by a book signing and reception.

Where: The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Websitehttp://pen.org/event/pen-presents-belletrist/

Poetry Open Mic at Redondo Poets

Please join us for readings by poet Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, and participate in our weekly Open Mic.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/RedondoPoets

Chris Erskine & Daditude at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear journalist and author Chris Erskine present and sign his book, Daditude. In this book the author has curated a collection of his best columns that appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, among others. This is a perfect gift for the dad who already has everything.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/chris-erskine

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik Author at Vroman’s Bookstore–YA Event

Please join us to hear YA author David Arnold discuss and sign, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik.  This is the story of Noah Oakman—sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah gets hypnotized, sees many changes, subtle behaviors and bits of history that have been rewritten. Everything, that is, except his Strange Fascinations. This is a stunning surrealist portrait about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and the way they stick around to save us.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/david-arnold-signs-strange-fascinations-noah-hypnotik

Adrienne Celt, with Edan Lepucki, & Invitation to a Bonfire at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Adrienne Celt, with Edan Lepucki, discuss and sign Invitation to a Bonfire. This is a seductive story of a dangerous love triangle inspired by the Nabokov marriage, with a spellbinding thriller at its core. This book investigates how one’s identity is formed, irrevocably, by a series of momentary decisions, including how to survive, who to love, and whether to pay the complicated price of happiness.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/adrienne-celt-edan-lepucki-discusses-and-signs-invitation-bonfire

GRRRL Collective Feminist Open Mic Event at Rainbow Juices

Join us for our June 2018 Feminist Open Mic, a platform for femisits, queers, gender outlaws, and allies to hear and be heard. Hosted by LB GRRRL Collective, our theme this time is “Every body is a ____ body!”

See guidelines and details at website.

Where: Rainbow Juices, outside courtyard

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 246 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA 90802

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/431742717245160/

You Are on Tongva Land at the Hammer Museum

Please join us to hear three accomplished writers and educators discussing repatriation and land ownership in indigenous communities in our Conversation: You Are on Tongva Land. Our featured guests are:

Mercedes Dorame is a member of the tribe of Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California, and the author of Breath, Spirit, Wind (Hikaayey, 2017).

Angela R. Riley is Director of UCLA’s Native Nations Law and Policy Center.

Wendy Teeter is the Fowler Museum Archaeology Curator .

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/06/you-are-on-tongva-land-mercedes-dorame-angela-r-riley-wendy-teeter/

Lucas Mann, with Joy Press, & Captive Audience at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Lucas Mann read, and discuss with Joy Press, his memoir, Captive Audience. This is an intimate portrait of a marriage intertwined with a meditation on reality TV and what it means to live an authentic life.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/lucas-mann-discusses-his-memoir-captive-audience-joy-press

Barry Ghabaei & Marathon at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear master of the short story, Barry Ghabaei read from his latest book, Marathon. This book crusades through the high waters of imagination, and takes us to a unique world of storytelling

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, and the book comes with your ticket which can be purchased at the website.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Ben Eze Amushie at Anansi Writers Workshop, The World Stage  

Please join the Anansi Writers Workshop to welcome our feature, Ben Eze Amushie, who came from a small village in Nigeria and was very young when the Biafran War broke out, and later moved to Rome for his education. His first book of poems, Songs from the Black Queen, in 1994, was followed by a collection of Igbo folk tales, Turtle King of Animals, in 1995, and The Thinking Head in 1996. He then moved to the U.S., settled in L.A., and was active at the World Stage until he moved in 2000, first to Michigan and then to Texas in 2004. There he worked on films and on his novel, Orie the Badger.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 – 10 pm (workshop at 7:30 pm; feature at 8:30 pm)

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2134470289899875/

Tom Epperson & Roberto to the Dark Tower Came at Book Soup  

Please join us to hear author Tom Epperson discuss and sign Roberto to the Dark Tower Came, a powerful new novel from the author of The Kind One and Sailor. Roberto, a young left-wing South American journalist, receives an ominous phone call and learns he is being targeted because of a series of articles he’s written about government corruption an violence at the highest levels. We follow him on his heart of darkness journey in pursuit of his story, to an evil darker than he could have imagined.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/eventtom-epperson-discusses-and-signs-roberto-dark-tower-came/

Mari Andrew at Vroman’s Bookstore–YA and Adult Event

Please join us to hear Mari Andrew discuss her new book, Am I There Yet?: The Loop-De-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood. This is an on-point guide to growing up by Instagram sensation Mari Andrew, and captures the feelings and comic complexities of millennials and adulthood with essays and illustrations.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/mari-andrew-signs-am-i-there-yet

Patt Morrison & Don’t Stop the Presses at Chevalier’s Bookstore 

Please join us to hear journalist and author Patt Morrison, in conversation with Robert Lloyd, present and sign Don’t Stop the Presses: Truth, Justice, and the American Experience. In this book she showcases the importance of newspapers—in words and startling imagery—and documents the impact of the medium. Robert Lloyd is the LA Times TV critic and previous music critic of the LA Weekly.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/patt-morrison

Tiny Crimes Anthology at Skylight Bookstore  

Please join us to hear Brain Evenson, Adam Hirsch, and Amelia Gray discuss the anthology, Tiny Crimes, which gathers leading nd emerging literary voices to tell tales of villainy and intrigue in only a few hundred words. A wide range of writing and writers are presented here, and this book scours the underbelly of modern life to expose the criminal, the illegal, and the depraved.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/brian-evenson-adam-hirsch-and-amelia-gray-discuss-anthology-tiny-crimes

In Conversation with Anita Fraser at the Hammer Museum

Please join us to hear Andrea Fraser, artist, Chair and Professor of the UCLA Department of Art, discuss her book, 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics, an examination of the intersection of electoral politics and private-for profit art institutions in the U.S. at a pivotal historical moment, in the 2016 election cycle. This massive volume is both institutional critique and reference work. It is also an unparalleled resource for exploring the politics of the museum world.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/06/andrea-fraser-ucla-department-of-art-lecture/

Torrin A. Greathouse Event at the Poetry Lab

Please join us for a workshop with visiting author Torrin A. Greathouse, who is a genderqueer trans woman and cripple-punk from Southern California. The author of two chapbooks, the work here will focus on poems which explore the possibility of what an ugly poem can become, as both an aesthetic and political understanding.

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

Where: The Poetry Lab

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: 235 E. Broadway, Fl 8th, Long Beach, CA 90802

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/956229694559200/

Ryan Buynak Event at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear NYC anti-poet Ryan Buynak, who will be taking over the Beyond Baroque theatre to celebrate the releases of his latest book, Writer, Bartender, Skateboarder. These poems revel in nostalgia, celebrating youth and young manhood. Written over a decade ago, it shows how the ideals and inspiration of this significant point in life always stay with you.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Dare to Flare Queer Open Mic at Echoes on Pico 

Please join us for the monthly Dare to Flare Queer Open Mic hosted by D’Lo and Echoes on Pico, with comics, story tellers, musicians and poets. 3-4 minute time limits, depending on number of participants.

Where: Echoes on Pico

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 5025 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/159068854928976/

Tim Ortman & Newsreal at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear award-winning cameraman and producer and author Tim Ortman discuss his book, Newsreal. The author relives a time when the news landscape was owned by the “big 4” networks, with enormous resources, and when he was in the frontlines of these stories. This is in significant contrast to today’s fractured news scene.

This is a catered event with limited space, so please RSVP at website link.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/tim-ortman-discusses-and-signs-newsreal

Meedo Taha & A Road to Damascus at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Meedo Taha discuss his book, A Road to Damascus. This is a captivating thriller that reveals a family’s intergenerational secrets, a nation’s deepest fears, and an underground world of politics, religion, and society.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/meedo-taha-discusses-and-signs-road-damascus

Poetry Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear Alexis Rhone Fancher, Rick Lupert & Amber Decker read from Eros to Thalia, and points in between.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Erika Ayon Features at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear our featured poet, Erika Ayon, a contributor to our anthology,  Coiled Serpent, read her new poetry collection Orange Lady, from World Stage Press, and participate in our Open Mic reading.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1937720793206267/  

Chris Robertson & If I Didn’t Have You at Vroman’s Bookstore–Kids Event

Please join us to hear illustrator Chris Robertson present and sign If I Didn’t Have You, the story of a father and son discussion the variety of outlandish items they might not have if not for the other in this funny and heartfelt look at the appreciation we have for our families.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Websitehttps://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/illustrator-chris-robertson-presents-and-signs-if-i-didnt-have-you

My Lit Box Book Club at Art Share-LA

Please join us for My Lit Box Book Club, where we will discuss the novel Whiskey & Ribbons, by Leesa Cross-Smith. Set in contemporary Louisville, this debut novel about the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called “a consummate storyteller.”

NOTE: You may order the book through Amazon link at website.

Where: Art Share-LA

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 12 pm

Address: 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/events/174753713183558/

Let’s Make a Zine! A Bilingual Workshop for Kids at La Libraria–Kids Event

Please join us for our Let’s Make a Zine! workshop led by author and educator Luis Antonio Pichardo. Learn how to make your own mini-zine. All materials are provided and participants can make copies of their zines on the spot to give away, trade and show off to their friends. This event is for kids ages 8 and up.

NOTE: This is a $10 ticket event so see website link for details.

Where: La Libraria

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 3742 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/events/2037785106482134/

Kelly Yang & Front Desk at Children’s Book World–Kids Event

In Kelly Yang’s outstanding new middle grade novel (ages 8-12), Front Desk, ten-year-old Chinese immigrant Mai Tang has a lot of secrets. She lives in the Calvista Motel and manages the front desk while her parents clean the rooms (and hide other immigrants). It will take all of her courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold onto her job, help the immigrants and guests, and go for her dream of being a writer?

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 2:30 pm

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

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

Santa Monica Reads Event at Santa Monica Public Library

Join us as filmmaker Brian T. Maeda Steven Sakai, who was born in Manzanar, presents and discusses his recent film on the “No-No Boys.” This film tells the story of Japanese American men who refused to say “yes” to the U.S. government’s infamous loyalty Questionnaire, and were subsequently sent to the most brutal of the internment camps, Tule Lake. (Related book: No-No Boy by John Okada)

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: 630 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=267341

A Spy in the House of Loud at Book Soup

A Spy in the House of Loud: New York Songs and Stories is the title of a book the energy that drove the music scene as arena rock gave way to punk and other new streams of music, by Chris Stanley. It takes us back to the auteur explosion in New York clubs, and includes photos, album notes and other materials that illustrate the stories.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/chris-stamey-discusses-and-signs-spy-house-loud-new-york-songs-and-stories

PEN America Emerging Voices at Skylight Bookstore  

PEN America presents the 2018 Emerging Voices Meet & Greet, with Fellows, alumni, and mentors in conversation for the 2019 application cycle. Along with summer cocktails, short readings, an overview and Q&A, there will be our features:  Jubi Arriola-Headley, Ron Dowell, Natalie Mislang Mann, Angela M. Sanchez, Francisco Uribe, and more!

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website:  http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/pen-america-emerging-voices-meet-greet

Locklin, Fancher & Fox Poetry Reading & Open Mic at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to welcome poets Gerald Locklin, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Todd Fox to read and discuss their work, plus an Open Mic reading.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/poetry-reading-locklin-fancher-fox-open-mic-sat-june-9th-7pm/

Art Without Walls Workshop at Hammer Museum off-site Location–Kid Event

Kids ages 8-14 are invited to join a workshop, “Art Without Walls: Gardening a Better Future,” led teaching artist Ismael de Anda. In this Made in LA 2018 program, families will create their own miniature city out of planters.

Where: Felipe de Neve Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Address: 2820 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/06/art-without-walls-gardening-a-better-future/

Soap Box Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for our monthly open reading hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm. There is a five minute limit.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th    

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Christopher Olsen & Lucy Comes Home at Book Soup

Join us to hear Christopher Olsen discuss and read his book, Lucy Comes Home. The author is a Jamestown native whose mother was part of the welcoming committee when Lucille Ball returned to visit her hometown with her husband Desi Arnez, after becoming an international superstar.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/christopher-olsen-discusses-and-signs-lucy-comes-home

The Second Mrs. Price at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Toni Fuhrman present and sign The Second Mrs. Price, the story of a woman driven by obsession. Will she disregard her own scruples and risk everything for an elusive man with whom she is infatuated?

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th    

Time: 3 pm

Address: 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/the-second-mrs-price-author-toni-fu/

Poets & Plates Reading Event at Residence Location

Please join us foe Poets & Plates, a Summer Series combining food and poetry in an intimate home atmosphere, with food by Chelsee Bergen and hosted by Sarah Thursday. Our June event will feature poets Daniel McGinn and Alyssa Matuchnai, as well as a short Open Mic (1 poem per person).

Bring a bottle of wine, a snack to share, or pitch in $5 for food. Parking is limited. see website post for details.

Where:  Private residence

Date: Sunday the 10th    

Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Address: 601 St. Louis Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814

Websitehttp://facebook.com/events/191010094863643/

Poet Laureates Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join for a poetry reading by West Hollywood Poet Laureate Kim Dower and Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Mila Cuda.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Roar Shack & “Rituals” at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Please join us for “Rituals” and our remarkable lineup: Justin Smith, Constance Ford, Dan Lopez, Jian Huang, Jaha Zainabu, and Shauna Barbosa.

Don’t miss it!

Where: Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 1714 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/208863219908506/

Rattle Poetry Series at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us every second Sunday for the Rattle Poetry Series, to hear featured poets from the current issue. Admission is free.

Our June features include:

Emily Sernaker is a writer and human rights professional living in Brooklyn, New York, and her work has appeared in many publications. Her poem “I Have Confidence” appeared in Rattle #55, and two poems have appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series.

Stephen Taylor teaches writing and mythology at Glendale College. His first story collection, Cut Men, was published in 2005, and a new collection is forthcoming. His “Prenuptial Agreement” appears in Rattle #60.

Alexandra Umlas lives in Huntington Beach and is an MFA student at CSULB. Her poem “Touring the B-17 Bomber at the Palm Springs Air Museum” appeared in Rattles Poets Respond series last fall.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/542962539438325/

Sunday Legends: Writers on Myth at Other Books

Please join us as four extraordinary writers and one singer rethink the place of legends, gods, superheroes, and ordinary heroes:

Penelope Lowder is a playwright, actress, screenwriter and novelist. She is the author of a collection of short stories inspired by her father, Three Seconds of Hell (World Stage Press 2017).

Dr. Jason Magabo Perez is the author of two hybrid collections of poetry and prose, a chapbook, and a full-length debut book, This is for the mostless (2017).

Vandanna Khanna is the author of two full-length collections, Train to Agra and Afternoon Masala, as well as the chapbook, The Goddess Monologues. She has taught English and Creative Writing at colleges and universities across the country.

Jason McCall is the author of: Silver; I Can Explain; Dear Hero; Mother,Less Child; and Two-Faced God. He is also co-editor of the anthology It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop. He currently teaches at the University of North Alabama.

Plus, enjoy the musical stylings of a songsmith with southern flair, Clinton Patterson.

Where: Other Books

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 5:30 pm

Address: 2006 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Websitehttp://losangeles.carpediem.cd/events/6834747-sunday-legends-writers-on-myth-at-other-books/

Library Girl Presents Cahuenga Press at the Ruskin Group Theatre

Please join us for Library Girl Presents: An Evening with Cahuenga Press, featuring readings by writer-members: James Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams, Harry Northrup, and Holly Prado.

See website to purchase $10 tickets, which include dessert.

Hosted by Susan Hayden and all proceeds donated to the Ruskin Group Theatre.

Where: Ruskin Group Theatre

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/181461015768943/

Brian Price at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to welcome UCLA screenwriting instructor Brian Price to read and discuss his new book, Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting. Come for a discussion of the craft, and for a Q&A. All are welcome!

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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