Los Angeles Literature Events 6/25/18 –7/01/18

9781501169649Carola Lovering & Tell Me Lies at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Carola Lovering discuss and sign Tell Me Lies. This novel tells the story of Lucy and Stephen, who meet at a small California college, and it unfolds by alternating between their two voices, following their connection through college life and post-college life in New York City. This keenly intelligent and resonant story chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood, and the difficulty of letting go, even when you know it’s time..

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/carola-lovering-discusses-and-signs-tell-me-lies

Ken Bensinger & Red Card at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Ken Bensinger joins us to present, discuss and sign his new book, Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal.  This is the definitive account of the FIFA scandal, which involved dozens of countries and implicated every aspect of the world’s most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event, the World Cup.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/ken-bensinger-discusses-and-signs-red-card-how-us-blew-whistle-worlds-biggest-sports-scandal

Zocolo Public Square & Bill Withers at Disney Hall

Please join this Smithsonian/ASU “What It Means to Be an American” event, moderated by author Gregory Rodriguez, co-director and publisher of the book, What It Means to Be an American. This will be a discussion of an American paradox, i.e. that to be truly great in this country requires both the acquisition—and simultaneously the rejection—of public adoration. The life and work of singer-songwriter Bill Withers is testimony to this peculiar reality. He was one of few people in music history to walk away from a successful career and never look back.

Withers’ story raises many questions. What is the real price of success in America? What sort of culture and life experience produces music that touches the American soul? He discusses his life, his country, and the deeper meanings of his work.

RSVP for this free event at website link.

Where: BP Hall, Disney Hall

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 111 S. Grand Ave., BP Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/true-american-value/

Writ Large Press & Sara Borjas at Annenberg Beach House 

Please join Writ Large Press at the Annenberg Beach House for Icons & Influences, an evening of poetry, music and art, when three artists are invited to read, show, or perform a work that profoundly influenced them, then present one of their works. Our second Icons event features:

Sara Borjas is a 3rd generation Chicana, a pocha, and a Fresno poet who is currently a lecturer in the UC Riverside Department of Creative Writing. Her debut collection of poetry, We Are Too Big for This House, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2019.

Denise Carlos is a member of Las Cafeterias, a Chicano band from East Los Angeles whose music fuses spoken word and folk music, with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music and zapateado dancing. When not with band, you will find her dancing with Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles.

Ana Chaidez is a multimedia artist inspired by the formations and movement of negative space and time. Her current body of work is about translation, and she has collaborated with a number of other artists and on multiple books with poets and publishers.

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

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

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

Nancy Balbirer & A Marriage in Dog Years at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Nancy Balbirer present and sign her book, A Marriage in Dog Years, in conversation with author Hope Edelman (Motherless Daughters). When the author learns beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she is devastated, as her marriage is also on life support. Although she is desperate to save them both, she loses her two best friends in a single year. This memoir is the story of the power of finally letting go.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/nancy-balbirer

Lydia Millet & Fight No More at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Lydia Millet (Love in Infant Monkeys) joins us to present, discuss and sign her new collection, Fight No More, a novel that explores what it means to be home. Nina, a real estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a series of stories connecting fractured communities and families. Here, the author exercises a new kind of satire—compassionate toward its victims and brutal in its depiction of modern American life.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/lydia-millet-discusses-and-signs-fight-no-more-stories

Speculative Fiction at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Siobhan Adcock & Wolfson Widger, in conversation with Julia Fierro, discuss and sign their respective books, The Completionist & Mother of Invention.

In the tradition of the Handmaid’s Tale, The Completionist is imaginative and propulsive, revealing our own world in bold and unexpected ways. When a sister searches for her missing pregnant  sister, her journey leads to a dangerous underground, and then back to their father, a veteran of a decades-long war who may be concealing a painful truth they aren’t ready to face.

In Mother of Invention, a tech executive monitors the Seahorse Solution, a breakthrough to safely accelerate and upgrade a woman’s experience of early maternity, which has an endgame too inconceivable to imagine.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/siobhan-adcock-caeli-wolfson-widger-julie-fierro-discuss-and-sign-completionist-mother

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

Please join us for our weekly Poetry Open Mic and to hear our featured poet, Melanie Shaw who is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they now make their home in So Cal.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Website: http://www.facebook.com/RedondoPoets

Soapbox Sessions Open Mic at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Please join us (and our new host) for our weekly Open Mic and to hear our featured artist, Shaun Bowen. This event is hosted by Jerome Anderson, and welcomes musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, spoken word artists, comedians, dramatists, audience and beyond.

Where: Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 8 pm – 11:59 pm

Address: 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1699504650157513/

Autry After Hours: Viva el Arte at the Autry Museum

Please join us for the final installment of Autry after Hours, inspired by our LA RAZA exhibition. Experience gallery spoken word by L.A. poets Angel Garcia and Suzanne Lummis, and get creative with Self-Help Graphics & Art’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio.

NOTE: See website link for $0-$5 tickets.

Where: The Autry Museum

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/160277454645974/

Joseph O’Neill & Good Trouble at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Joseph O’Neill (Netherland) present and sign his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. The author closely observes the mores of his characters, whose vacillating second thoughts expose the mysterious pettiness, underlying violence, and sometimes surprising beauty of ordinary life in the early 21st century. No writer is more incisive about the strange times we live in and that the vulnerability of his people is also fodder for tears.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/joseph-oneill

Matt Goldman & Broken Ice at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Matt Goldman present and sign Broken Ice, which is the second book in his Nils Shapiro series. Investigator Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenage hockey player who never returned from the tournament game. When her friend Haley is found shot dead, the bodies begin to pile up and they wonder if the missing girl is playing a deadly game.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 27th     

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/matt-goldman-discusses-and-signs-broken-ice

Gregory Couch & The Bonanza King at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Gregory Couch, who will discuss and sign, The Bonanza King: John McKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West, which tells the rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who takes control of the Comstock Lode and changes the destiny of the United States.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/gregory-crouch-discusses-and-signs-bonanza-king-john-mackay-and-battle-over-greatest-riches

Lydia Millet & Fight No More at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Lydia Millet present and discuss her book, Fight No More, in conversation with Zandy Hartig. This book of twelve interlocking stories, set in Los Angeles, describe a broken family through the homes they inhabit. Fresh off the critical triumph of Sweet Lamb of Heaven, Millet is pioneering a new kind of satire, both compassionate and brutal.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/lydia-millet-reads-her-collection-stories-fight-no-more-zandy-hartig

Reading by Moonrise at Clockshop: Bowtie Project

Please join us at the Bowtie Project for an evening around the fire as Yansi Perez and Raquel Gutierrez read new and favorite works while the full moon rises over the L.A. River.

Get $5 tickets at website link.

Where: Clockshop: Bowtie Project

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm (Gates at 7pm)

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

Website: http://clockshop.org/events/

Laura Dave & Hello Sunshine at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear Laura Dave, in conversation with author Janelle Brown, present her book, Hello Sunshine. When culinary star Sunshine Mackenzie gets hacked, she goes from having it all to having her secrets revealed, and her fall from grace is catastrophic and she loses everything. This book is about what it means to live an authentic life in an inauthentic world, where celebrity is a careful construct.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/thursday-june-28th-630pm-laura-dave-discusses-and-signs-hello-sunshine

Book Talk Launch at the Craft in America Center

Craft in America announces the launch of its new book salon, Reading Craft, with a selection by Arline Fisch, whose “Aquatic Bloom” exhibition is now taking place, and was inspired by it: The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, by Claire Nouvian.

The Deep combines the latest scientific discoveries with astonishing color imagery, and takes readers on a voyage to the darkest realms of the ocean, and includes more than two hundred color photographs.

Where: Craft in America Study Center

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 8415 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://www.craftinamerica.org/book-club-launch-june-28-630-8pm/

Telling Border Stories at the Annenberg Space for Photography  

Join us for a photography talk on Telling Border Stories, featuring: Tijuana singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida, L.A.-based artist and activist Ernesto Yerena Montejano, and Texas-based photographer Adriana Monslave, and moderated by investigative journalist Melissa del Bosque, author of Bloodlines (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2017).

This panel discussion on the border narrative (historical and present day) will cover both sides of the fence.

Where: Annenberg Photography Space

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA 90069

Websitehttp://www.annenbergphotospace.org/events/telling-border-stories/

David Sedaris & Calypso at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author David Sedaris, who will discuss and sign, Calypso, his new collection about life at his new vacation home, where he finds it’s impossible to take a vacation from oneself. Here he sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality, and his ability to shock readers into laughter makes this his darkest and warmest book yet.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so see website for details and stand-by seating guidelines.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/david-sedaris-presents-signs-calypso

Donald L. Sheppard at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Donald L. Sheppard present How Values-Based Leadership Will Help Business Flourish in Trump’s America.

The Deep combines the latest scientific discoveries with astonishing color imagery, and takes readers on a voyage to the darkest realms of the ocean, and includes more than two hundred color photographs.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/in-store/

Heart Berries, with Terese Mailhot & Roxane Gay, at the ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library 

Join us when bestselling memoirist Terese Marie Mailhot joins us, in discussion with author Roxane Gay, to present and discuss, Heart Berries. This memoir is a powerful, poetic meditation of a woman’s coming-of-age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing she finds herself hospitalized with a dual diagnosis of PTSD and bipolar II disorder, and is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is both a memorial for her mother and a reconciliation with her father, while also being an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

NOTE: See website for RSVP and stand-by seating guidelines.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://lfla.org/event/heart-berries-a-memoir/

Glen David Gold & I Will Be Complete at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Glen David Gold present and discuss his memoir, I Will Be Complete. This book form the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, is a big-hearted memoir in three parts, about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother.

After his parents’ divorce he lives with his mother until age twelve, when she abandons him to move across the country to live with her violent soul mate. He finds salvation at boarding school, and later with a dream job at an independent book store, and a budding career as a writer. Clear-eyed and heartbreaking, this story speaks to everyone who has struggled with the complexity of parental bonds by searching for—and finding—autonomy.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/glen-david-gold-discusses-his-memoir-i-will-be-complete

Annie Lane & Ask Me Anything at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear Annie Lane, with Courtney Davison, present and discuss Ask Me Anything: A Year of Advice from Dear Annie. Annie and her writing partner, Courtney Davison, will read a short excerpt from their book of their favorite columns, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of the book.

NOTE: You may pre-buy the book and reserve a seat at the website.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Connecting Cultures at Beyond Baroque

Poets & Writers presents Connecting Cultures, our 8th annual cross-cultural reading presented by our Readings and Workshops program, which has sponsored thousands of local literary events. They will present some of their favorite local poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Join us! FREE

Readers include:

Representing 826LA:

Ashia Chavez Razzano

Nadia Villegas

Representing Beyond Baroque:

Robert A. Rosenstone

Representing Returning Soldiers Speak:

Les Probst

Leilani Squire

Representing Spoken Interludes/QueerWise:

Michael Kearns

Dave Trudell

Representing Uptown Word & Arts:

Aurelio Alba

Cynthia K. Duran

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html   or  https://www.facebook.com/events/1574006272707792/

Open Door Poetry Reading at Battery Books

The Open Door Poetry Reading features:

Shawna Kenney is the author of the award-winning memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix. She teaches at UCLA Extension.

Jimmy Jazz is a writer from San Diego, and the author of The Sub and The Cadillac Tramps. His latest work is called The Book of Books.

Where: Battery Books, Pasadena

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/opendoorpoetry/?hc_ref=ARS_EuZcBP0QN2CB3UqpvztH3vpdwsOmYEAKOyJjdjAmlnDgoU8eNKGNhc6D8_HnEEc .

Drunken Masters Event at the Escondite

The monthly Drunken Masters reading and critique panel event will have as its April theme: Fiction, and features on our panel of masters:

Neelanjana Banerjee (Kaya Press)

Kate Maruyama (Harrowgate)

Chris L. Terry (Zero Fade)

Come early to drink with the Masters. Then stay and listen to good writing and great feedback.

Submission deadline to participate as a reader is on Monday, June 25, 8 am. See website for further details and guidelines.

Where:  The Escondite

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 410 Boyd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/189666978405739/

Santa Monica Public Library at the Annenberg Beach House

We’re packing our books and heading back to the shore for more fun in the sun with SMPL at the Beach, a pop-up library full of books, stories, games and fun for everyone in the family. Join us!

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Friday the 29th

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=26722

Bruce Arena & What’s Wrong With Us? at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear soccer coach and author Bruce Arena, discuss his new book, What’s Wrong with Us? A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer After a Lifetime on the Touchline. Arena is the winningest coach in US soccer history, and here takes a long hard look at the state of the sport and what needs to happen to revitalize it.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/bruce-arena-discusses-and-signs-whats-wrong-us

The Definitive Soapbox Open Mic (TDSB) at Fox Coffee House

Summer has arrived and this month’s event features two incredible poets and all of you, our open mic readers.

Sheila J. Sadr is celebrating her birthday by doing some shy dances and reading her lovely poems. TDSB team member Sheila J. Sadr is one of the social media coordinators for TDSB, now going on its 8th year, and she is a first generation Iranian-American poet, journalist, educator, and writes about her mother, communities, flowers, her brown body, and her whole heart.

The Say the Word Slam Team consists of amazing poets about to leave for the 2018 Brave New Voices Festival in Texas. Check out their link at our website connection.

Where: Fox Coffee House

Date: Friday the 29th

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1000972296730455/

Nick Dybek & The Verdun Affair at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Nick Dybek read and discuss his book, The Verdun Affair. This book is a sweeping, romantic, and profoundly moving novel, set in the aftermath of World War I and Los Angeles in the 1950s, about a lonely man, a beautiful widow, and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together, even as it tears them apart.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 29th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/nick-dybek-reads-his-new-novel-verdun-affair

History of L.A. Poetry / Poetics Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join Beyond Baroque’s seminar on the history of Los Angeles poetry and poetics as it culminates with this special event.

Readings will be given by: Laurel Ann Bogen, Bill Mohr, Steven Reigns, Lynn Thompson, Amy Uyematsu, and other guests.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 29th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Alivio Open Mic Reading at Bell Residence

Please join us for the monthly Alivio Open Mic in Bell, which strives to be a safe, inclusive space, and offers an Open Mic, music, vendors, food, and community.

Readings will be given by our features artists: Paloma Montoya, Chris “L7” Cuadrado, Illamar, and Magdalena Sanchez.

Where: Alivio Open Mic, Bell

Date: Friday the 29th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 6328 Orchard Ave., Bell, CA 90201

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2211892538827797/

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

Please join us for our regular event for children, Storytime with Mr. Steve, to read and share some wonderful books.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 10 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-mr-steve-209

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

Please join our Big Read Book Club to discuss Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine, the recipient of the National Book Award in Poetry.

Snacks will be provided.

Where: Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

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

The Poetry of Seamus Heaney at Westwood Library, LAPL

Please join us to welcome Joe Prami to read and discuss the work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, which honored his “works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.”

Where: Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-seamus-heaney

Author & String Quartet at Studio City Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for a very special author and musical event, as debut novelist Aja Gabel will discuss and read from The Ensemble, her acclaimed book which centers around a string quartet and their friendships and lives. The author will be joined by the Kadima String Quartet, who will play selections from the book.

All adults and teens are welcome and no reservations are required. Skylight Books will be on hand to sell books.

Where: Studio City Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Address: 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91064

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/reading-takes-you-concert-hall-afternoon-author-aja-gabel-and-kadima-string-quartet

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library

Please join us to hear readings by the poets published in Spectrum 15: Mise En Scene.

Curated by: Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Orphaned Words at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for R.D. Armstong’s new book of poems, Forgotten Poems from a Haphazard life, with Brendan Constantine joining him.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Mike Sonksen, F. Douglas Brown & Open Mic at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Los Angeles-based spoken word poets and authors Mike the Poet Sonksen and F. Douglas Brown present their work, and also host an Open Mic.

Mike Sonksen is the author of Poetics of Location and the forthcoming Still Alive in Los Angeles. F. Douglas Brown is the author of the Cave Canem Award-winning Zero to Three and the recently released ICON.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/new-gallery/

Poetry Readings at Poetic Research Bureau 

Please join us for poetry readings by Precious Okoyomon and Feliz Lucia Molina, as they present and read from their work.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.poeticresearch.com/

Kathleen Winter & Dexter L. Booth at Beyond Baroque

Kathleen Winter is the author of two poetry collections, I will not kick my friends, which won the Elixir Poetry Prize, and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, winner of the 2013 Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush Memorial Award.

Dexter L/ Booth  is the author of Scratching the Ghost, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. He teaches poetry and composition at Arizona State University.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

826LA & “Save Our Slogans” Kids Event at the Hammer Museum–Kids Event

826LA presents Save Our Slogans, a program for kids ages 8-14, led by Meredith Goldberg-Morse, who works in media connecting films and TV shows with social impact.

Do you care about what’s happening at your school? In your neighborhood? On your planet? Make your voice heard! Create attention-grabbing solutions to the issues you care about the most, and come up with ways to inspire others to take action with you.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/07/826lahammer-saveourslogans/

Nancy Gray & Sun, Sand & Single: An American Woman in Saudi Arabia 1960-62 at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us for a Book Launch and to hear author Nancy Gray present her book, Sun, Sand and Single: An American Woman in Saudi Arabia 1960-62. This book is the story of her journey to explore the “storied” Middle East while supporting her travel adventures with lucrative Aramco employment in Saudi Arabia. Intent on learning, seeing, and absorbing as much as she could, many of her discoveries still resonate today.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/new-gallery/

YA Summer Reading Panel at Vroman’s Bookstore–Teen Event

Join us as Buzzfeed’s Farrah Penn (Twelve Steps to Normal) moderates this YA Summer Reading Panel, featuring: Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka (Always Never Yours), Britta Lundin (Ship It), Amineh Mae Safi (Not the Girls You’re Looking For), Bridget Morrissey (What You Left Me), and Dana Davis ( Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now).

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/ya-summer-reading-panel

Rachel Stolzman Gullo & Practice Dying at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear Rachel Stolzman Gullo present her book, Practice Dying. This novel is about Jamila, a twin trying to live her life as an “I”, not a “we.” But she falls in love with and Indian pastry chef, temporarily living in New York, and after their doomed relationship ends, her twin brother David returns to New York to ensure her safety. David too is trying to separate as an adult and tries to follow a Buddhist life, but events conspire to threaten his future as well.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-july-1st-300pm-rachel-stolzman-gullo-discusses-and-signs-practice-dying

First Nations Rhymes & Storytelling at Grand Park

Please join us to hear a performance of First Nations Now: Rhymes & Storytelling for Families, as part of the Grand Performances summer series.

Where: Grand Performances, Grand Park

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/257180228177615/?event_time_id=257180234844281

Sunday Jump: Talent Royale Open Mic at Pilipino Workers Center

Please join us for our Talent Royale Open Mic, in collaboration with Tuesday Night Café, Street Poets Inc., One Mic Collective, and Café Culture, highlighting the sharing of talents and building of bridges across spaces in L.A. Resident Host Eddy M. Gana Jr. and Resident Co-host Janelle Paule will be on the mic.

Open Mic performers will have 4 minutes MAX. Sign=ups at 4:45 pm.

Where: Pilipino Workers Center

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/279706365905248/

Zine Release & Brown Girl Travels at Avenue 50 Studio–Family Event

Please join us for the celebration of the official zine release of Brown Girl Travels, a collection of stories, poems, photos, and more, all centered on the solo travels of 24 women of color.  Bring your kids, family and friends, to create your own zine, as all materials will be provided.

DJ Sizzle will provide the music. Hosted by Ashley Maria Garcia

NOTE; Register at website for this free event

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm (Zine workshop at 5 pm; reading at 6 pm)

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

Websitehttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-girl-travels-release-party-tickets-47237192715

Futbol Poetics & Hinches Press at Castelli Art Space

Futbol Poetics will start the night promptly at 6 pm by showing the first half of the 1998 World Cup Final between France and Brazil. Then, at 7 pm, we sit down and hear less than ten minutes of original poetry about futbol by: Oleg Kagan, Cynthia Briano, Luis Pichardo, Nacor Rios, Sara Borjas, Alejandro Olmedo, and Yago Cura. Finally, at 8:15 pm, we play the second half of the 1998 World Cup between France and Brazil and cool off with conversations about the art on the walls and the poetry we’ve just heard. Our night is wrapped up by 9 pm.

Where: Castelli Art Space

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/201820857130995/

The Cabin at the End of the World at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to welcome acclaimed author Paul Tremblay, in conversation with Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara of Reading Glasses podcast. They will present and discuss The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel, by Paul Tremblay. Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote location on a quiet New Hampshire lake when four people with blunt weapons arrive to carry out a sacrifice to prevent the apocalypse. If this “mission” fails the family may live to witness the end of humanity and then be left to wander a devastated planet alone.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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