Los Angeles Literature Events 6/18/18 –6/24/18

bigread2018eventThe Big Read Book Club & Citizen, at Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library

While supplies last, pick up a copy of Citizen:  An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine at the Information Desk. On Saturday, June 30 at 2 pm, please join your fellow Big Read readers for a discussion of Citizen in the Community Room.

Where: Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Address: 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/big-read-bookclub

Andrew Sean Greer & Less at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Andrew Sean Greer discuss and sign Less. Who says you can’t run away from your problems? When failed author Arthur Less turns fifty, he decides to try to accept all invitations on his desk and follow a series of adventures around the world, raising the curtain on the human comedy.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/andrew-sean-greer-discusses-and-signs-less

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich & The Fact of a Body at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, a novel about a staunchly anti-death penalty lawyer who, after researching the details of a convicted murderer, is shocked by her wish that a criminal suspect die for his crimes. This story takes a look at how we grapple with our own personal stories, and asks questions about truth and forgiveness that reveal how personal the law is in all aspects of our lives.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/alexandria-marzano-lesnevich-discusses-and-signs-fact-body-murder-and-memoir

Jon Weisman & Brothers in Arms at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Jon Weisman to discuss his new book, Brothers in Arms which explores the rich pitching history of the Los Angeles Dodgers. From Koufax to Kershaw, the author looks at how these men shaped the franchise and gave them a lasting pitching tradition.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Tea Ceremony & Writing Workshop at Hammer Museum

Please join us when herbalist, artist, and medicine maker Saewon Oh of Sun Song leads a plant-based, heart-opening tea ceremony at 11 am, followed by a workshop that seeks the heart’s deeper truth by writing and sharing responses to a series of questions with Quaker Elder Dorothy Henderson, PhD, at 1 pm.

Offered in collaboration with Jade Gordon & Megan Whitmarsh

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 11 am – noon: Tea Ceremony; 1pm – 3 pm: Workshop

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/06/the-heart-of-the-matter-tea-ceremony-with-saewon-oh-of-sun-song-and-writing-workshop-with-dorothy-henderson/

Red Hen Press Readings at Annenberg Beach House

Please join Red Hen Press at the Annenberg Beach House for an evening of poetry, featuring:

John Barr, Catherine Woodard, Lory Bedikian, Chloe Schwenke, and Bruce Bauman, with music by Nathan Barr.

Refreshments will be served!

NOTE: See website for details, reservations, and parking info for this free event.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-hen-press-john-barr-catherine-woodard-lory-bedikian-chloe-schwenke-bruce-bauman-with-music-by-registration-45835686773

Lauren Groff & Florida at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies) joins us to present, discuss and sign her new collection, Florida, a vigorous and moving new book of stories which span characters, towns, decades, even centuries in which Florida, and its landscape, climate, history and state of mind becomes its gravitational center: an energy and mood, as much as a place of residence. Among others, it is about a pair of abandoned sisters, a lonely boy grown up, a homeless woman—and a recurring character, a steely and conflicted wife and mother, all facing threats in a challenging world.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/lauren-groff-discusses-and-signs-florida

Porochista Khakpour & Sick: A Memoir at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Porochista Khakpour, in conversation with Allie Rowbottom, discuss and sign Sic: A Memoir. This is a powerful, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery. A story of survival, pain, and transformation, this book not only highlights the failures of the broken medical system, but also boldly challenges our concept of illness narratives.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/porochista-khakpour-discusses-and-signs-sick-memoir

The Heritage, with Howard Bryant & John Carlos at the ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library 

Join us when sports journalist and author Howard Bryant joins us with Olympic athlete John Carlos, and in discussion with Dr. Todd Boyd of USC, to present, discuss, The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism. This book traces the influences of the radical politics of black athletes over the last 60 years, including Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who 50 years ago this summer raised their fists with bowed heads while receiving medals at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://lfla.org/event/the-heritage/

Dana Schwartz & Choose Your Own Disaster at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Dana Schwartz present and discuss her nonfiction book, Choose Your Own Disaster. This is a hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one woman’s terrible and life-changing decisions as she tries (and sometimes fails) to find herself in a world of dizzying possibilities.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/dana-schwartz-discusses-her-nonfiction-book-choose-your-own-disaster

LA Lit Fiction Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to discuss Liska Jacobs’s book, Catalina: A Novel. Guided by Siel Ju, this debut follows Elsa, who has fled from LA to NY after a failed relationship and lost job. Her old friends think she’s there on vacation, but actually she has lost everything, and has nowhere to go and nothing to lose.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Lucia the Luchadora & Author at Vroman’s Bookstore-Kids Event

Please join us to hear kids author Cynthia Leonor Garza, who will discuss and sign, Lucia the Luchadora, who is told by her beloved abuela that she comes from a family of luchadora, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. This is a story about courage, and cultural legacy.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/cynthia-leonor-garza-signs-lucia-luchadora

PEN-Edison Book Club & Lost Empress at The Edison

Please join PEN America for the Edison Book Club discussion of Lost Empress, by Sergio De La Pava. This event is free and open to all, both members and non-members, with specialty book-themed cocktails served all night at happy hour prices.

Where: The Edison

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 108 W. 2nd St., #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://pen.org/event/los-angeles-book-club-lost-empress/

Fantastical Book Club & Kindred at the Homestead Museum

Please join the Homestead Museum Fantastical Fiction Book Club for a discussion of Kindred, by Octavia Butler. This event is free but space is limited, so RSVP in advance at website link to reserve your spot.

Where: The Homestead Museum

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 15415 East Don Julian Rd, City of Industry, CA 91745

Websitehttp://www.homesteadmuseum.org/upcoming-events/book-clubs

Ken Bensinger & Red Card at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Buzzfeed journalist and author Ken Bensinger present and sign his book, Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal, in conversation with Alan Rothenberg. In this book the author looks at how corruption existed for decades in Major League Soccer and FIFA executives extracted their bribes at every turn.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/manuel-pastor

Author Phoef Sutton at the Glendale Library Annual Meeting

Author Phoef Sutton will speak about his latest novel, Colorado Boulevard: A Crush Mystery, in conjunction with the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors. In this book, when Zerbe, the honorary brother of LA’s toughest bodyguard/bouncer, Crush, is kidnapped, Crush springs into action to save him, which leads to Zerbe’s estranged billionaire father, in this third installment in the series.

Where: Glendale Central Library

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm -8:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/37837/125

Poetry on the Rocks at Dipiazzas, Long Beach

Poetry on the Rocks is a quarterly reading series that smashes poetry, drinks, and surprise games together! Join us as killer poets try to get through their work after taking shots on stage. The reading is free, but there will be books for sale and a donation jar for the performers.

Get fun, get ragged, and get poetry on the rocks.

Your Theme: “Frenzy”

Your poets:

Shauna Barbosa

Elmast Kozloyan

Alyssa Matuchniak

Jonathan Martin Werner aka Jonathan Humanold!

Where: Dipiazzas

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm -8:30 pm

Address: 5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90804

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2134271779948129/

The Decision to Live Readings at The World Stage

Join us for a night of poetry on the theme of suicide and the decision to live. The phenomenal poets reading include:

Melaina Williams, Mo Piquette, and Ka’Lynn Youngblood.

$5 entry.

$20 per each author’s book.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 2oth

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/421783108288682/

Porochista Khakpour at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear kids author Porochista Khakpour, in conversation with Mira Gonzalez, discuss and sign, Sick: A Memoir. In the tradition of Brain on Fire, this is an honest and beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery, that details the author’s struggles with late-stage lyme disease. For as long as she can remember she has been sick, and for most of that time she did not know why. This book details her long arduous emotional  and physical journey

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/porochista-khakpour-reads-her-memoir-sick-mira-gonzalez

Feminist Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join Julia Callahan (Rare Bird Books) to discuss Red Clocks by Zeni Lumas. This novel takes place in the near future, but has an eerie familiarity.  Abortion is criminalized, under a “personhood” amendment, giving us an intensified look at gendered social control through the connected lives of four women.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Indigenous Literature Conference at the Central Library, LAPL (Two days, June 21 & 22)

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Indigenous Literature Conference, which aims to create space for indigenous writers to share their work and speak for themselves, without the need for outsiders to legitimate their work or knowledge.

This year we will be accompanied by: Francisco Lopez Barcenas, Gloria Munoz Ramirez, Adelfo Regino, Victor Cato, and Jose Ruiz, among others.

Where: Central Library

Date: Thursday the 21st (Day 1 of 2)

Time: 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2081372432152347/?active_tab=about

Joselin Linder & The Family Gene at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear Joselin Linder present her book, The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future. When the author was in her twenties she got ill and doctors misdiagnosed her for years. Digging into family records she researched the illness that had haunted her family, and her father before her, which led to the discovery of a new genetic variant.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/thursday-june-21st-630pm-joselin-linder-discusses-and-signs-family-gene

Rebecca Makkai, with Maggie Shipstead, & The Great Believers at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Rebecca Makkai, in conversation with Maggie Shipstead, discuss her new novel, The Great Believers. This dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss is set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. Through two intertwining stories, one an art gallery director facing the AIDs epidemic and the other a woman dealing with the ways the crisis has affected her own and her daughter’s lives, it takes us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/rebecca-makkai-maggie-shipstead-discusses-and-signs-great-believers

Hollywood Heyday at Book Soup

Please join us to hear authors David Fantle & Tom Johnson present and sign Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends, which chronicles the authors’ 40-year quest to interview artists who defined 20th century American pop culture.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 21st     

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/david-fantle-tom-johnson-discuss-and-sign-hollywood-heyday-75-candid-interviews-golden-age

Magdalena Edwards & The Chandelier at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Magdalena Edwards read and discuss her book, her translation from the Portugese of Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier. This book has pride of place and consists almost entirely of interior monologues, interrupted by fragments of dialogue and action, as it moves in slow waves that crest in moments of revelation. on one level it is the simple story of a woman’s life, its real drama lies in the author’s attempt “to find the nucleus made of a single instant.”

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/magdalena-edwards-discusses-her-translation-clarice-lispectors-chandelier

Porochista Khakpour & Sick: A Memoir at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Porochista Kahkpour, in conversation with Sini Anderson, read from her memoir, Sick. This touching and frustrating story describes the author’s lifelong struggle with lyme disease.

NOTE: If you wish to pre-buy the book and reserve a seat, see details at the website.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Indigenous Literature Conference at the Central Library, LAPL (Two days, June 21 & 22)

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Indigenous Literature Conference, which aims to create space for indigenous writers to share their work and speak for themselves, without the need for outsiders to legitimate their work or knowledge.

This year we will be accompanied by: Francisco Lopez Barcenas, Gloria Munoz Ramirez, Adelfo Regino, Victor Cato, and Jose Ruiz, among others.

Where: Central Library

Date: Friday the 22nd   (Day 2 of 2)

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2081372432152347/?active_tab=about

Michelle Wilker & Chain Linked at Book Soup  

Please join us to hear author Michelle Wilker discuss and sign Chain Linked, a book that explores the universal desire for connection by offering intimate glimpses into the human heart and psyche. Torn between our longing for connection’s kinship and our agony when it is lost, we see a chronicle of life’s joys and discontents in vivid detail and get a window into our soul.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/michelle-wilker-discusses-and-signs-chain-linked

Caroline Kepnes, with Lena Dunham, at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Caroline Kepnes, with Lena Dunham, discuss her novel, Providence. This dazzling novel, with an intense, mesmerizing voice, makes keen and powerful observations aobut human connection and how love and identity can dangerously blur together.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/caroline-kepnes-lena-dunham-providence

Epic Fantasy Authors at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to hear Christopher Husberg & D.J. Butler discuss their epic fantasy novels:

Blood Requiem, by Christopher Husberg, is Book 3 in his Chaos Queen Quintet. The Nine Daemons are on the rise, and as they creep closer to freedom, the Chaos Queen may soon be made anew.

Witchy Winter is the sequel to Witchy Eye, by D.J. Butler. Sarah Calhoun paid a price for her entry into Empire’s politics, and now must defeat seven other candidates to win the Serpent Throne.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91001

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/6/22/epic-fantasty-authors-christopher-husberg-dj-butler

Snotgirl Comic Series at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to welcome authors Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung to read and discuss their new book in their comic series, Snotgirl Volume 2: California Screaming. This series features the adventures of an LA-based fashion blogger whose glamorous life unravels due to severe allergies (and a possible murder for which she may be responsible).

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/bryan-lee-omalley-and-leslie-hung-discuss-second-volume-their-comic-series-snotgirl

Kai Wilson & Julia Hannafin at Beyond Baroque

Please join us as writers Kai Wilson and Julia Hannafin invite you to a play, a reading featuring the work of emerging writers who are discovering their own voices.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

ICON Release Party & F. Douglas Brown at Civic Center Studios

Please join us for the ICON Release Party, to introduce the new work from F. Douglas Brown: ICON. Inspired by Lawrence’s 1938 panel series, which observes both Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, this biographical/poetic reflection considers and reconsiders role models and heroes. Through conversations with poets, pop stars, comic book sensations, and of course these three historical characters, Brown distills this discussion into an examination of the self.

Come celebrate this release with special guest readers, art, live music and a DJ dance party. No cover, just love.

Where: Civic Center Studios

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 8 pm – 1 am

Address: 207 S. Broadway, Ste. 1, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1912033418828446/

Mike “the Poet” Sonkson Features at Tia Chucha Bookstore

Please join us as Mike “the Poet” Sonksen features at our Friday night Open Mic event. Mike is a poet, essayist, spoken word artist, and expert/legend on the Los Angeles poetry and cultural events scene. His forthcoming book, Still Alive in Los Angeles is eagerly awaited.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 8 pm – 10:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1706311112783841/

Japanese Internment Authors at JANM

Please join us to hear authors Naomi Hirahara and Heather C. Lindquist discuss their book, Life After Manzanar, which sheds light on the “resettlement” and relatively unexamined postwar period when ordinary people of Japanese ancestry were finally released from custody to start over, only to find discrimination and an alarming scarcity of housing and jobs.

Where: Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 2 pm

Address: 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://www.janm.org/events/books/

Santa Monica Rep Play Reading of God of Carnage at Main Library, SMPL

Please join us as Santa Monica Rep performs Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning drama, God of Carnage, the story of two couples meeting to discuss a playground incident involving their sons.

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

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=26731

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library

Please join us for a Print & Internet Publishing Workshop led by poet Peggy Dobreer.

Curated by: Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Prince & Knight Book Signing at Once Upon a Time Bookstore (Perfect for Pride month & beyond)

Please join us to welcome author Daniel Haack for a modern fairytale and book signing of Prince & Knight. This is the story of a prince in line to the throne in a kingdom far from here, whose parents traveled with him to find a kind and worthy bride. But the prince didn’t quite find what he was looking for…

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 3 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/modern-fairytale-and-book-signing-daniel-haack

Patt Morrison & Don’t Stop the Presses! at Skylight Bookstore 

Author Patt Morrison presents and reads from her new nonfiction book, Don’t Stop the Presses! Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper. The author showcases the importance of newspapers—in both words and startling imagery—and documents the impact of the medium. The press’s mission is uniquely set out in the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights, and they are the voices of a nation.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/patt-morrison-discusses-her-nonfiction-book-dont-stop-presses

Poetry Readings at Poetic Research Bureau 

Please join us for poetry readings by Eloisa Amezcua, Magdalena Edwards, Alana Levinson-LaBrosse and Andre Naffis-Sahely, as they present and read from their work.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.poeticresearch.com/

Maura Simon & Shali Nicholas at Claremont Public Library 

Fourth Sundays Poetry presents our featured readers for June:

Shali Nicholas teaches English and Drama at Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, and English Composition at Chaffey College. Her work has appeared in several poetry journals and a few anthologies.

Maura Simon will present her tenth volume of poetry, The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems, 1980-2016, recently published by Red Hen Press.

Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

Where: Claremont Public Library

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/fourthsundayspoetry/

La Palabra Poetry Series at Avenue 50 Studio

Join us for our monthly La Palabra Reading Series, presenting: Wakanda Without Question: Poets Respond to the Black Panther Movie, co-hosted by Luivette Resto and Angelina Saenz.

There will be no open mic for this La Palabra.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://facebook.com/events/601037176927141/

Hitched Poetry Readings at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

Join us for the quarterly Hitched Reading Series, hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Our featured pairings of poets include:

LA poets Erika Ayon, with her debut collection Orange Lady, and Mehnaz Sahibzada, who has authored two chapbooks and whose book-length collection, My Gothic Romance, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

IE poets Micah Tasaka, a mixed Japanese poet and healer whose work expands across multiple disciplines and mediums, and Yamina Inzunza, an IE-based Latina spoken word artist, choreographer, and foster youth advocate.

Where: Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://facebook.com/events/168599040651565/

Daniel J. Patinkin & The Trigger at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear Daniel J. Patinkin present his book, The Trigger: Narratives of the American Shooter. This book contains six moving profiles that reveal the complex realities of gun violence in the United States. These are the stories of the shooters. In 2017, over 15000 were killed and over 31,000 were injured by gunfire, and each incident is perpetrated by a living, feeling person who has walked a unique path. The causes and consequences of these acts are often far more complicated than one might expect.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-june-24th-300pm-daniel-j-patinkin-discusses-and-signs-trigger

Rima Fujita & The Day the Buddha Woke Up at Chevalier’s Bookstore-Kids Event

Please join us to hear illustrator Rima Fujita present her book with Andrea Miller, The Day the Buddha Woke Up. This book is a board book that will captivate children of all ages and puts the story of the Buddha’s awakening into language children will understand. This is a meaningful and peaceful story with beautiful artwork that readers will return to again and again.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/rima-fujita

Local Author Day at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us for an exciting afternoon with three local authors:

Sarah Truitt presents her book, More: A Memoir of Hungers. This revealing memoir traces the author’s own struggles with an eating disorder, as she is a psychotherapist who specializes in these disorders.

Howard Billings presents and signs When Gods War, a fantasy tale and sci-fi thriller.

Richard M. Nordin presents and signs The Iron Fist: The Immigrant Journey of J. B. Leonis to Riches and Power in Southern California.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/local-author-day-0

Morgan Parker and Jake Young at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear featured artists and poets:

Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up All Night, and the forthcoming Magical Negro (Tin House, 2019).

Jake Young is the author of American Oak (Main Street Rag, 2018).

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Christine Jordan Features at Village Poets, Tujunga

Please join us as Village Poets presents Christine Jordan as our featured poet. Her true love is blurring lines and meshing genres, and she has an extensive career in theatre and as a spoken word performer.

The readings will include 30 minutes for the featured poet, as well as two open mic segments. Refreshments will be served and $3 donations collected for the cost of the venue.

Where: Bolton Hall Museum

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 4:30 pm

Address: 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042

Websitehttp://villagepoets.blogspot.com/

Michael Hughes & Inland Intrigue at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Michael Hughes, read from and sign his novel, Island Intrigue, and take on gentrification, modernization, and globalization in this event.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www..skylightbooks.com/event/michael-hughes-reads-his-novel-inland-intrigue

The Thing in the Labyrinth Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for The Thing in the Labyrinth—A Horror Book Club, with Kathryn E. McGee. This month our selection is Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman, the author of Bird Box.  Carol has a strange ailment that causes her to slip into comas. Her husband conspires to steal her fortune…by burying her alive.

NOTE: RSVP and buy your copy of the book at the website link.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 9:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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