Los Angeles Literature Events 7/02/18 –7/08/18

 

Cara Black & 51qPeqinnSL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Cara Black joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, Murder on the Left Bank.  This mystery concerns a confession by an aging accountant of how he helped dirty cops launder stolen money for over fifty years. But after his murder, his records are stolen, and the investigations lead across the Left Bank to the Cambodian enclave of Khmer Rouge refugees, to the ancient royal tapestries, and to the modern art galleries.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 2nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/cara-black-discusses-and-signs-murder-left-bank

Summer Author Series & Ariana Stein at Venice-Abbot Kinney Branch Library–Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author Series and to meet co-author Ariana Stein, who will present her hit children’s bilingual board book series, Lil’ Libros.

When the Ariana couldn’t find the kind of bilingual concept books she wanted to read to her own baby, she decided to write them herself (along with her partner Patty Rodriguez). She will present Un Elefante: Numbers=Numeros through our summer program.

Where: Venice-Abbot-Kinney Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

Time: 11 am – 12 pm

Address: 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-ariana-stein-0

Write Away Group at Fairview Branch Library, SMPL 

Join us every week to gain feedback and encouragement in your writing efforts from fellow writers in this supportive writer’s meet-up.

Where: Fairview Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

Time: 12 pm – 2:30 pm

Address: 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=26811

Let’s Write Writers Group at Gatsby’s Bookstore 

Join us every Tuesday for our Writers Group to give writers the opportunity to share their work and improve their craft. It is open to all who are interested and are starting or working on their own writing project.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/

True Crime Tuesdays Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for our True Crime Book Club, led by journalist/author James T. Bartlett. For our July meeting we have selected Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann. We go back 100 years to the horrific murders of dozens of members of the Osage Indian nation. When oil was discovered on their lands, their ensuing wealth made them targets. And when the fledgling FBI was called in to right the wrongs, young J. Edgar Hoover found himself in over his head. This is a complex web of crime that connects some of the darkest corners of the American experience.

NOTE: See website for detailed information on ticketing and book sales.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold & Cottons at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear authors Jim Pascoe & Heidi Arnhold present and discuss their graphic novel, Cottons: The Secret of the Wind, in conversation with Cecil Castelluci (Soupy Leaves Home). This book is about Bridgebelle, an ordinary rabbit who toils at the carrot factory all day, only to return home to care for her ailing auntie. Whenever she’s out, she’s watchful of the murderous foxes who prey on her kind. But Bridgebelle is not really ordinary—she’s a rabbit with talents beyond her understanding. Using cha, the mysterious fuel that powers her world, she can change everyday objects into thokchas—magical, transforming works of art. But some want to harness her powers and turn her art into a weapon.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/eventjim-pascoe-and-heidi-arnhold-discuss-their-graphic-novel-cottons-cecil-castellucci

Tuesday Night Café Project at Little Tokyo

Please join us for our 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe Poetry Open Mic, bridging art and community, and to hear our featured poets present their work. Hosted by Johneric Concordia, and featuring:

Naiya Choi Kim, Earth to Jupiter, Jenevieve Ting, Edren T. Sumagaysay, Priska.

Where: Aratani Courtyard, Little Tokyo

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 120 Judge John Aliso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

Please join us for our weekly Poetry Open Mic and to hear our featured poet, Merita, present her work.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

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 for our weekly Soapbox Sessions Open Mic for musicians, singer songwriters, poets,, spoken word artist, comedians, dramatists, audience and beyond. Tonight’s featured artist is Katrina Davis.

Where: Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Date: Tuesday the 3rd

Time: 8 pm – 11:59 pm

Address: 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2059169397488615/

*****************   HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!    *****************

Storytime Spectacular with Isabel at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids event

All kids are invited to join us for Storytime every Thursday morning at 11 am You might even get to see Pippi, our bookstore cat.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 5th

Time: 11 am

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/storytime-spectacular-isabel-23

Comic Book Art Program at West Valley Regional Branch Library, LAPL – Teen event

This free workshop will teach the basics of comic book design. Learn how to draw characters, backgrounds, and objects. Learn how to take a plot idea and draft it into a storyboard. As a group we will come up with our own storyline and draft a storyboard in order to create one comic book. Each participant will contribute a page and at the end will take home a copy of the completed comic book.

Where: West Valley Regional Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 5th

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Address: 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/eventsteen-comic-book-art-program /

Aesop’s Fables at Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL – Kids event

Have fun with these animal tales form ancient Greece, such as “The Tortoise and the Hare” and The Lion and the Mouse.” There will be a puppet show and storytelling too!

Where: Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 5th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 2920 Overland Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/aesops-fables

Dulce Stein Presents One Hundred Vibrant Artists at The Neutra

One Hundred Vibrant Artists at The Neutra, curated by Dulce Stein, presents its opening reception, where once a month there will be an event to showcase this project by Geoffrey Levitt.

Artists exhibiting in July, 2018 include: Geof Levitt, Barbara Nathanson, Ken Moore, and Razmik Samvelts.

Special performance, will be poetry and art by Cindy Rinne.

Where: The Neutra Institute & Museum Gallery of Silver Lake

Date: Thursday the 5th

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Address: 2379 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/232143167539160/

Marley Korzen & Heartlines at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author and creative writing leader Marley Korzen, present and discuss her new book of poems: Heartlines. In a lyrical voice that reminds one of every woman’s wild spirit, this book is a journey of soul searching, and letting go of our false reality and turning inward for answers. The book includes dazzling illustrations.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Judah 1 at A Mic & Dim Light Event at dA Center for the Arts

Please join us to hear our featured guest, Judah 1, at our July session of A Mic & Dim Lights Open Mic.

$5 @ the door

Cash only

Parking street side

Where: dA Center for the Arts

Date: Thursday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 252 Main St., Ste. D, Pomona, CA 91766

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1840001466304471/

Supernova Serenades at Half-Off Books

Please join us for a cozy gathering of live poetry and music, to hear six poets and two musicians:

Poets: Franz, Jennifer Rodriguez, Ingrid M. Collins, Mimi Macias, Hannah Tardie, Frida Nicole.

Musical guests: Dylan Kanner, The Welters.

Free food & drinks provided. Free entry. Donations accepted.

Where: Half Off Books

Date: Friday the 6th

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 141 Wilshire Ave., Ste. A, Fullerton, CA 92832

Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/962549533925672/

Mi Gente Poemas: Cispes Radical Roots Fundraiser at Blu Elefant Café

Please join us for a night of poetry and art in support of this summer’s CISPES Radical Roots Delegation to El Salvador. The event will include performances by LA-based poets Iris de Anda, Mario Escobar, Fel Hernandez. and Janet Pineda. We will also be hosting a raffle/auction of items donated by local artists and vendors.

Hosted by Janelle Pineda

Doors open at 6 pm, and readings start at 7 pm/ Suggested donation for entrance: $5

Where: Blu Elefant Café

Date: Friday the 6th

Time: 7 pm (doors at 6 pm)

Address: 2024 W. Washington Blvd.,/Cross St. Harvard, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/2519339838092214/

Jennifer Armstrong & Sex and the City and Us at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Jennifer Armstrong, with Greg Behrendt, discuss and sign Sex and the City and Us: How Four single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love, which brings us behind-the-scenes for a nostalgic look at a remarkable TV series.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 6th     

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/jennifer-armstrong-greg-behrendt-discusses-and-signs-sex-and-city-and-us-how-four-single-women

Wall of Meat Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join the adventures of President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Pence E. Verga, and miscellaneous Bible thumpers, Russian hookers, evil little minions, and hangers-on as they construct, and much more slowly deconstruct, a wall of meat around the White House. Randy Cauthen, author of four books of poetry and nonfiction, is Poet-in-Residence at CSU-Dominguez Hills.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 6th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

First Fridays Reading Series & Open Mic at Rapp Saloon

Join us for a night of poetry, literature, music, theatre and comedy, plus an Open Mic, at the historic Rapp Saloon, hosted by Cynthia Alessandra Briano.

Tonight we are proud to feature poets Dig Wayne (Digambiguation), Rick Lupert (Beautiful Mistakes), Angelina Saenz (La Palabra Reading Series host), and musician Ted Case. Reception with book signings and refreshments will follow.

Where: Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 6th

Time: 8:30 pm (8 pm sign-ups for open mic)

Address: 1436 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/RappSaloonReadingSeries/

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

Please join us every Saturday morning in our main store for Storytime with Mr. Steve.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 10 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/story-time-mr-steve-8

David Shannon & Bizzy Mizz Lizzie at Flintridge Bookstore–Kids event, ages 4-8

Please join us to hear best-selling author/artist David Shannon present Bizzy Mizz Lizzie, which is the story of Lizzie, the busiest, buzziest bee in Hivetown.

This is a funny, fresh look at the subject of over-scheduled children (and adults) filled with breezy good humor while also delivering with his signature heart.

The author will be signing older titles, also available at the store, and he will have prints and original artwork on display. Shannon is the creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/in-store-events/2018/7/7/storytime-with-best-selling-authorartist-david-shannon

Creative Writing Class at Exposition Park Regional Library, LAPL

Please join our weekly Creative Writing Class, and move past blocks to expressing yourself freely on the page, using Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Fun exercises in a warm and supportive environment focus on content rather than mechanics of writing.

Bring notebook and pens/pencils.

Where: Exposition Park Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Address: 3900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/creative-writing-class

Out Loud Readings at Art Theatre, Long Beach

Join us to celebrate Pride season with Out Loud: A Cultural Evolution, a poetry, music, art and culture performance showcase recognizing the talents of the wider Queer community.

The event is FREE and all are welcome, but tickets can be obtained through website link. Attendees are also invited to a reception afterward at the LGBTQ Center (next door to the theatre) from 4 pm – 6 pm to enjoy free wine and refreshments provided by Lola’s Mexican Cuisine.

Poetry & Writing presented by Clifton Snider, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Jose Enrique Medina, Andrew K. Turner, Jas NTP, Kenneth D. Capers, Ursula Nichowski.

Poetry & music presented by Lara Etzen.

Art, photography, quilting, jewelry & crafts, sculpture, film and history presentation, and complete line-up are available at site.

Where: Art Theatre, Long Beach

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 1:30 pm – 4 pm  performances; & reception 4 pm – 6 pm

Address: 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/553098235076544/

Teresa Sullivan & Mikey & Me at Fairview Branch Library, SMPL

Longtime Sunset Park resident Teresa Sullivan shares the moving story of life with her sister Mikey, a severely disabled girl who was institutionalized at age twelve. Sullivan’s award-winning memoir, Mikey & Me, is an unflinching and insightful portrait of sisterhood and family. A book sale and signing follows the discussion.

Where: Fairview Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

Address: 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=27075

Poetry Workshop at Woodland Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Please join our Poetry Writing Workshop, led by poet David del Bourgo, who has published more than one hundred poems in many literary journals and anthologies, two books of poetry, short stories and a novel, Prague Spring.

This workshop is co-led by Jaqueline Derner Tchakalian, a poet and visual artist, whose book The Size of Our Bed was published by Red Hen Press in 2015.

Bring notebook and pens/pencils.

Where: Woodland Hill Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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

Brad Sykes & Terror in the Desert at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Brad Sykes, discuss and sign Terror in the Desert. Set in the American Southwest, “desert terror” films combine elements from horror, film noir, and road movies to tell stories of isolation and violence. For more than half a century, these diverse and troubling films have eluded critical classification and analysis. In this book the author traces the genre’s origins and development, from cult exploitation (The Hills Have Eyes, The Hitcher) to crowd pleasing franchises (Tremors, From Dust Till Dawn) to quirky auteurist fare (Natural Born Killers, Lost Highway) to more recent releases (Bone Tomahawk, Nocturnal Animals).

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 7th     

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/brad-sykes-discusses-and-signs-terror-desert

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena

Join us for an Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop, led by Rick Lupert.

Curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Noir in Our Age Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for video, reading and discussion with the Marquess of Noir, Alan K. Rode, and Suzanne Lummis, the dispossessed contrarian Baroness of Noir.

Alan K. Rode is a writer, film scholar, and director-treasurer of the Film Noir Foundation. Suzanne Lummis teaches a course through UCLA Extension Writers Program, Poetry Goes to the Movies, and hosts the web series They Write by Night.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 7th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Cal Poets in the Schools at Soap Box Poets Open Mic at Beyond Baroque

The Soap Box Poets are excited to feature the Cal Poets! These are Poet Teacher educators with the non-profit organization California Poets in the Schools, and we are featuring: Fernando Castro, Rosie Alonso, Alice Pero, Michelle Bitting, Juan Cardenas, and Jessica M. Wilson.

The Open Mic for all artists will be 5 minutes each.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 8th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2010275835709128/

Craig Hendricks & Long Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Craig Hendricks present the book he co-authored with Julian Del Gaudio, A Big Change for Long Beach: World War II Transforms the City.

The authors were working on a publication about federal investments in Long Beach, and offered two chapters to the HSLB for publication as a paperback of 64 pages, illustrated with 44 images, which are featured in the exhibition.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 8th

Time: 3 pm

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

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

Amy Fusselman & Idiophone at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Amy Fusselman present her book, Idiophone, in discussion with author Sarah Manguso. This book is a strikingly original meditation on risk-taking and provocation in art and an unabashedly honest consideration of art-making in the context of motherhood, and motherhood in the context of addiction.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 8th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-july-8th-300pm-amy-fusselman-wsarah-manguso-discuss-and-sign-idiophone

Roar Shack Readings at Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Join us for This Belongs to You” at the Roar Shack Reading Series, hosted by David Rocklin.

We welcome another starry lineup, including: Josh Tager, Ernesto Cepada, Erica Blumfield, Kenji Liu, Ashaki Jackson and Natalie Graham. Don’t miss it!

Where: Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Date: Sunday the 8th

Time:  4 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1853556331349692/

First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Our popular monthly open reading is hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 8th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Rattle Poetry Series at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to hear authors Kim Dower & Rick Lupert read and present their work. Every second Sunday Rattle presents a reading featuring poets from their issues.

Kim Dower teaches at Antioch University and her poems have appeared in Rattle several times, including “The Delivery Man” in issue #60 this summer. Rick Lupert has authored 22 collections of poetry and his poem “Rules for Poetry” appears in issue #33.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 8th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/7/8/rattle-poetry-series

Kerouac on Record at Beyond Baroque

Jack Kerouac’s musical legacy goes well beyond the studio recordings he made himself. Music contributor, producer, and critic Pat Thomas hosts this look at Kerouac’s impact on the output of many of those influenced by him, from singer-songwriters to rock bands, and more.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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