Los Angeles Literature Events 7/09/18 –7/15/18

download (1)Bilingual Poetry Workshops at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore 

Join us for the second in a series of Bilingual Poetry Workshops, to be held on Mondays, July 2 to August 13, from 4 pm – 6pm, for ages 12 and up, with poet/teacher Juan Cardenas from CA Poets in the Schools, sponsored by Poets & Writers Magazine.

Explore your cultural narrative by allowing your sense to guide you and recall your past experiences. Food will play a big role in this class, and other topics include: Codeswitch, Voice and Diction, Stream of Consciousness, Narrative, Slam, and more.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/221723651771115/

Unheard L.A. Stories Salon at East Los Angeles Library

KPCC In Person and LA County Library hosts a community-driven series, Unheard L.A., which puts Angelinos center stage as they share first-person experiences of life in Southern California through spoken word, music, magic , and other forms. Today we will share some favorite stories form our first two seasons, discuss our submission and editing process, and listen to your ideas about what you would share if selected for an upcoming show.

Our features include:

Mike Sonksen

Cheryl Farrel

Ash Nichols

Refreshments will be served!

Where: East Los Angeles Library

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90022

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/408703496316104/

Feminist Reading Group & A Map of Home at WCCW

This month our control quarter artist-in-residence will host a discussion of A Map of Home, by Randa Jarrar.

Where: East Los Angeles Library

Date: Monday the 9th

“Nadali narrates the story of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt, and her family’s last flight to Texas, offering a humorous, sharp, but loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class family.”—Goodreads.

Event is hosted by Yasmine Diaz. FREE with RSVP at website link.

Where: Women’s Center for Creative Work

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 2425 Glover Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/480178955747762/

Ficcion en Espanol Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for a book club that reads fiction in Spanish, generally selecting newer titles. The price for this discussion group includes a new copy of the book, a dedicated moderator (Dan Lopez), snacks & beverages, and it meets the second Monday of every month. Discussion will be in both English and Spanish, depending on which language has the perfect word for whatever you’re trying to say.

This month we are reading Signs Preceding the End of the World, by Yuri Herrera. This novel combines pre-Columbian and western mythologies to tell the story of a young girl searching for her missing brother at the U.S./Mexico border.

NOTE: See website link for tickets and details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Summer Author Reading at Jefferson-Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Also known as Joe Pi, Jose Pimienta has been drawing as long as he can remember,. In 2009 he packed his bags and drove to L.A., where he now works drawing comics, storyboards and sketches for visual development. Come meet this talented illustrator as he presents his work on Soupy Leaves Home.

Where: Jefferson-Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 1oth

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 2211 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

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

Summer Author Reading at Cahuenga Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Join us to meet Laura Lacamara, who will present her book, Dalia’s Wondrous Hair/El cabello maravilloso de Dalia..

Where: Jefferson-Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 1oth

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 4591 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-laura-lacamara

Poetry Open Mic at Westwood Library 

Come share your masterpiece at our monthly Poetry Open Mic. Or, just listen and enjoy!

Event hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

Where: Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-open-mic-2

Red Hen Press at Annenberg Beach House 

Join Red Hen Press and award-winning poets William Archila, (The Art of Exile and The Gravedigger’s Archaeology),Victoria Chang (Barbie Chang), and Jen Hofer (small press publisher , Otis College teacher), with introductions from Lynne Thompson and music from Joanna Wallfisch, as we continue our annual Beach=Culture series.

This event is free, with a reception to follow!

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://redhen.org/events/?uuid=C2F35EFD-B6F0-ED30-46C5-EA563595F633

Saul Austerlitz & Just a Shot Away at Book Soup

Please join us to hear writer and critic Saul Austerlitz, discuss and sign Just a Shot Away: Love and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont. This is the story of “Woodstock West,” where a concert with the Grateful Dead ended in violence due in part to poor planning. Bad acid kicked in early, the Hells Angels, hired to handle security, began to prey on concertgoers, and an 18-year old African-American named Meredith Hunter was stabbed by the Angels in front of the stage. This event came to symbolize the end of an era while the trial of his accused murderer epitomized the racial tensions that still underlie America.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/saul-austerlitz-discusses-and-signs-just-shot-away-love-and-tragedy-rolling-stones-altamont

Apocalypse Child & Flor Edwards at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear author Flor Edwards present and discuss her memoir, Apocalypse Child: A Life in End Times. The author has been called “the real life Kimmy Schmidt.” She delivers an impartial account of a childhood overshadowed by the fear of death and the impending apocalypse, and unimaginable challenge of adapting to life after leaving a cult.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/flor-edwards-discusses-and-signs-apocalypse-child

Ottessa Moshfegh & My Year of Rest and Relaxation at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Ottessa Moshfegh present and discuss her novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation. In 2015 the author’s debut novel, Eileen, bowled critics over, and garnered her numerous awards. In 2017 she wowed critics with her debut short story collection, Homesick for Another World. Now, this book is the story of a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on a pharmaceutical-fueled extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychologists.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/ottessa-moshfegh-reads-her-new-novel-my-year-rest-and-relaxation

Afrofuturism Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to discuss Tomi Adeyemi’s book, Children of Blood and Bone. Led by Tyree Boyd-Pates, this book takes place following the purge of magic users by an oppressive king, and follows young Zelie, who finds an unlikely ally in a princess who begins to doubt her father’s dogma.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Soapbox Sessions Open Mic at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Buckle Up! Join us to for our Soapbox Sessions Open Mic with all the music, poetry and comedy your social-creative-drinking heart can handle!

Where: Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Tarzana, CA 91356

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/SoapboxOpenMic/?hc_ref=ART6jiucg-KkuTbYYyU88TGk5vDJXBdqGj4_JbUiazkIUqrZNWrqe8bV_lTjUh5qZA0

Open Mic at Da Poetry Lounge at Greenway Court Theatre

Please join us to for an incredible Open Mic with shared stories from around the globe, hosted by Shihan the Poet.

Doors are now $10.

Where: Da Poetry Lounge, Greenway Court Theatre

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 8:30 pm

Address: 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

Summer Author Reading at Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Join us to meet Chris Robertson, who will present his children’s book, If I Didn’t Have You.

Where: Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 11th

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Summer Author Reading at Little Tokyo Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Join us to meet Ariana Stein, who will present her children’s book, Un Elefante.

Where: Little Tokyo Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 11th

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Address: 203 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

Summer Author Reading at Vermont Square Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Join us to meet Rene Colato, who will present his children’s book, Mam the Alien/ Mama la extraterrestre.

Where: Vermont Square Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 11th

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

Address: 1201 W. 48th  St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-rene-colato-1

After/Image & Lynell George at Book Soup

Please join us to hear journalist and author Lynell George, who will discuss and sign, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. This book is the result of her years contemplating, photographing, and writing about the arts, culture and social issues of L.A., always with an emphasis on place and the identity of the people who live in and leave Los Angeles.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/lynell-george-discusses-and-signs-afterimage-los-angeles-outside-frame

WEHO Reads, with Seymour Stein and Henry Rollins at the West Hollywood Public Library

Please join WEHO Reads for a discussion of Siren Song: My Life in Music, by Seymour Stein, in conversation with Henry Rollins. This is the story of America’s greatest living record man, and about modernity in motion, and touches on everything from his discovery of Madonna to his wife Linda’s violent death.

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

Where: City Council Chambers, West Hollywood Library

Date: Wednesday the 11th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

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

What the Eyes Don’t See at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library, LAPL

Please join us to hear Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, in conversation on her new book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.

This is the dramatic story of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, one of the signature environmental disasters of our time, and what the team addressing this crisis did to fight for justice.

NOTE: RSVPs are recommended. See website for details.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Wednesday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/what-eyes-don’t-see-story-crisis-resistance-and-hope-american-city

Zoe Samudzi & As Black as Resistance at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Zoe Zamudzi present and sign her book, As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation, written with William C. Anderson. This is not a compromising book that negotiates with intolerance, but a declaration for everyone who is ready to continue progressing towards liberation for all people.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/zoé-samudzi-discusses-her-new-book-black-resistance

Neel Patel, with Jade Chang, at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Neel Patel, in conversation with author Jade Chang, discuss and sign If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi: Stories, which gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them in eleven surprising stories. The author examines the collisions of old world and new world, small town and big city, traditional beliefs and modern rituals. These stories are empathetic, provocative, twisting, and wryly funny.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 12th      

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/neel-patel-conversation-jade-chang-discusses-and-signs-if-you-see-me-don’t-say-hi-stories

Rachel Kushner & The Mars Room at Chevalier’s Bookstore 

Please join us to hear acclaimed author Rachel Kushner present and sign The Mars Room, in conversation with attorney and Bet Tzedek CEO Mitch Kamin. Following Romy Hall, a courageous, pitiless heroine who’s struggling to overcome unblessed origins and survive through her time in Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, this book is persuasive and heartbreaking, and a serious reckoning with incarceration, inequality, contemporary doom, and what it means to be free.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/rachel-kushner

Elizabeth Klehforth & All These Beautiful Strangers at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Elizabeth Klehforth, who will discuss and sign her book, All These Beautiful Strangers. This is a story of a young girl haunted by a family tragedy, and caught up in a dangerous web of lies and deception involving a secret society in this psychological thriller.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 12th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/elizabeth-klehforth-author-event

Ken Goldstein & From Nothing at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Ken Goldstein, who will discuss and sign his book, From Nothing. This is a story of corporate intrigue, and personal risks and losses in the entertainment world. It is an endlessly engaging work of fiction that resonates like your favorite song.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 12th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Websitehttp://www..vromansbookstore.com/event/ken-goldstein-discusses-and-signs-nothing

Amber Tamblyn & Any Man at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear actress. poet, and author Amber Tamblyn, in conversation with author Janet Fitch, discuss and sign her debut novel Any Man. Equally disturbing and lyrical, empathetic and sardonic, this novel is a riveting, suspenseful read—part crime thriller, part cultural commentary, part poetic prose. This is an examination of the darkest parts of our culture—what we see and don’t see, how we act and don’t act, and what we will and will not tolerate.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 12th

Time: 7:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/amber-tamblyn-reads-her-debut-novel-any-man-conversation-janet-fitch

From Trauma to Transformation Workshop at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Please join us for Trauma to Transformation workshop for those in the community who were at one point incarcerated. There will be Monday sessions at Mission College in the arts, held at 7-9pm, and Thursday sessions at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in creative writing, held at 8-9pm, from now until September 8.

NOTE: See details to participate at website link.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 12th

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/177755322908181/

History Book Club at Workman Homestead Museum

Please join us for our Non-Fiction Book Club discussion of California’s Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Big Picture, when we will be sharing The Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California, by Richard Rayner.

NOTE: Space is limited and advance registration is recommended at website link.

Where: Workman Homestead Museum

Date: Friday the 13th

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Address: 15415 E. Don Julian Rd., City of Industry, CA 90028

Website: http://www.homesteadmuseum.org/upcoming-events/book-clubs

Evgenia Citkowitz & The Shades at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Evgenia Citkpwitz present and sign The Shades, a novel which raises questions about the inescapabilty of human nature and speaks to our deepest anxieties: the safety of those we love and the sanctuary of home.

One year after a couple lose their teenage daughter in an accident, they send their sixteen-year-old son to boarding school, and the wife leaves her career to withdraw to live in an apartment they had hoped to live in retirement. But in that location she finds forbidding uncertainty rather than peace, and the mysteries of the past collide with the truth of the present.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 13th      

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/evgenia-citkowitz-discusses-and-signs-shades

Leslie Schwartz & The Lost Chapters at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Leslie Schwartz read and discuss her memoir, with Bernadette Murphy (Harley and Me), The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery & Renewal One Book at a Time. In 2014, Schwartz was sentenced to 90 days in L.A. County Jail for a DUI and battery of an officer, which she served at the end of a 414-day relapse into alcohol addiction after more than a decade of sobriety. During that time, the books she read, and the stories of others, helped hope begin to grow within her, and gave her the wisdom to find a way out of darkness to restoration.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 13th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/leslie-schwartz-discusses-her-memoir-lost-chapters-bernadette-murphy

Catana Chetwynd & Little Moments of Love at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear Catana Comics creator Catana Chetwynd present her new book, Little Moments of Love. This is a sweet collection of comics about the simple precious, silly, everyday moments that make up a relationship. It began as stray doodles on scraps of paper and then became an internet sensation when her boyfriend shared her drawings online. Now, Catana Comics touches millions of readers.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 13th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Kamau Daaood Birthday Celebration at The World Stage

Please join the World stage Art, Education & Performance Gallery to celebrate the birthday of the great poet and performance artist Kamau Daaood in its Performance Art Theatre.

NOTE: Admission is $20/Set/9pm and 10:30pm Sets/Park and Enter in Rear

Where: The World Stage

Date: Friday the 13th

Time: 9 pm & 10:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/147226129469664

Celebrate Pippi’s Birthday at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to celebrate Pippi’s birthday and show your love to our bookstore cat! We will have activities all day, and a contest for and discount on all cat books. There will be two story times, at 11 am and at 7 pm, and afterwards we will read the writing contest entries on the subject: What does Pippi do at night in the bookstore?

See website for further details.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 10 am Start; 11 am Storytime on all things feline; 7 pm Party

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/celebrate-pippis-birthday-0

SMPL Pop-Up Library at the Beach (Dorothy Green Park)

We’re packing up the books and heading for the shore for more sun in the sun with Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach, the only seaside pop-up library. See website for details.

Where: Dorothy Green Park (where Ocean Park Blvd. ends at the beach)

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 10 am – 3:30 pm

Address: Ocean Park Blvd. & the Beach, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=26724

Antoinette Portis at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Please join us to hear Antoinette Portis discuss her children’s book Best Frints at Skrool. This event will tell the story of life at school on planet Boborp, and will include a drawing demonstration, and an activity where fans will be doing drawings of their own.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

1st Teen Book Con at Upland Public Library – Teen Event

Please join us for the First Teen Book Con at Upland Public Library, and meet the authors behind many YA books: Debra Driza, John Corey Whaley, Jessica Love, Jeff Garvin, Isabel Quintero, Stacey Lee, and B.T. Gottfred.

There will be panel discussions, book signings, and more!

Where: Upland Public Library

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 1 pm – 5 pm

Address: 450 N. Euclid Ave., Upland, CA 91786

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/upland-public-library-teen-book-con

Raised by Wolves at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear how growing up with a dog sled team was the perfect preparation for adulthood. A Solo-Show work developed in Terrie Silverman’s Solo-Show Master Class.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Raymond Villareal & A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising at Book Soup  

Please join us to hear author Raymond Villareal discuss and sign A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising, a panoramic fictional oral history that begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. Then, more bodies, dead from an incurable disease, are brought to the morgue and also vanish. Soon all forces available are trying to stop an epidemic of vampirism, in this exhilarating, genre-bending debut.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/147226129469664

Mal Coupe at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear how a young ballerina becomes her own woman, presented by Julia Vally. A Solo-Show work developed in Terrie Silverman’s Solo-Show Master Class.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 3:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

James Pogue & Chosen Country at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author James Pogue to discuss his nonfiction book, Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West, an extraordinary inside look at America’s militia movement that shows a country at the crossroads of class, culture, and insurrection. In a remote corner of Oregon the author found himself at the heart of a rebellion and witnessed the fallout of communities riven by politics and the danger (and allure) of uncompromising religious belief. Here he traces a cultural fault line that spans the nation.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/james-pogue-discusses-his-nonfiction-book-chosen-country

Bastille Day Poetry & Open Mic at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us for a Bastille Day Poetry Celebration & open Mic, featuring Suzanne Allen, the author of Little Treats: Poems.

Dress French, read French poetry, enjoy French culture and cuisine at our sometimes annual Bastille Day celebration.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/new-gallery-1/

The Dark Hush at Beyond Baroque

As part of Beyond Baroque’s 50th anniversary, the Dark Hush Poet’s Theatre inaugurates a reading of plays by poets, curated and directed by Beth Ruscio and Darrell Larson. See website for details.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 14th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

826LA Pop-Up Studio for Kids at Hammer Museum – Kids Event

Please join us for a Pop-Up Studio workshop for kids on “Dreams for Your Neighborhood.” Visualize dreams for your neighborhood with Made in L.A. 2018 artist Lauren Halsey, and make your own prints and turn them into tools for activism by mailing them to your local official.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/07/pop-up-studio-dreams-for-your-neighborhood/

Conversations on Patterns Found in the World at Hammer Museum

Please join us for a Conversation as part of Made in L.A. 2018, with artist Luchita Hurtado, whose expansive career is marked by a commitment to experimentation, as demonstrated by her body of landscapes form the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses her practice with Andrianna Campbell, a writer and history doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center specializing in modern and contemporary art.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/07/patterns-found-in-the-world-luchita-hurtado-and-andrianna-campbell/

Soap Box Poets Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

This is your home, so bring your words to the Soap Box Open Reading, hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin a 1:45 pm, and there is a five minute limit.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

The Poetry Zone at Karpeles Library, Santa Barbara

The Poetry Zone presents Melinda Palacio with her new book, Bird Forgiveness, and poet Gina Ferrara from New Orleans. Hosted by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, and refreshments and an Open Mic will follow the featured guests.

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Library

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 21 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2105191173138941/

Garret Weyr & The Language of Spells at Diesel Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear Garret Weyr present her children’s book, The Language of Spells. This novel is at once richly magical and tragically historical. Grisha is a dragon in a world that’s forgotten him, and Maggie is an unusual child who thinks she’s ordinary. They’re an unlikely duo, but as they investigate events to find answers to their questions, they learn about remembering old stories, forging new ones, and the transformative power of friendship.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-july-15th-300pm-garret-weyr-discusses-and-signs-language-spells

Jim Krusoe & George Drury Smith at Beyond Baroque

As part of Beyond Baroque’s 50th anniversary, founder George Drury Smith talks with poet, novelist, educator and Beyond Baroque stalwart Jim Krusoe.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 4:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Amanda Stern, with Sarah Manguso, & Little Panic at Book Soup  

Please join us to hear author Amanda Stern, in conversation with author Sarah Manguso, discuss and sign Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life, a document of the transformation of New York City and a deep, personal and comedic account of the trials and errors of seeing life through a very unusual lens. This memoir is tenderly delivered and expertly structured.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/amanda-stern-conversation-sarah-manguso-discusses-and-signs-little-panic-dispatches-anxious

Jon Marro & The Keepers of Color at Chevalier’s Bookstore 

Please join us to hear author Jon Marro present and sign The Keepers of Color, a vibrant coloring and journaling book that will inspire you to enter a realm of limitless possibility and reflection through its creative hero’s journey.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/jon-marro

Glynnis Macnicol & No One Tells You This at Skylight Bookstore 

Author Glynnis Macnicol presents and reads from her memoir, No One tells You This, with Ann Friedman. The author tells how she was plagued by the fear that she should have a partner or a baby by the time of her 40th birthday, and how she acted against those assumptions and embarked on a journey of self-discovery instead.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/glynnis-macnicol-discusses-her-memoir-no-one-tells-you-ann-friedman

PC Munoz & Physical Science at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for an evening of music and literature featuring PC Munoz, celebrating the release of his album Physical Science and its companion chapbook Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer.  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 to reserve a seat and buy your copy of the album and chapbook at the website link.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Will Alexander & Andrew Joron at Beyond Baroque

Andrew Joron’s work shows a fascination with sound, with syntax, and other properties of language. Will Alexander is the winner of the 2014 American Book Award and the 2016 Jackson Prize.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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