Los Angeles Literature Events 7/16/18 –7/22/18

5107ufkv4+L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_Regina Louise & Someone Has Led This Child to Believe at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Regina Louise joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Memoir.  This is the story on what happens after the events outlined in Somebody’s Someone, and covers her beleaguered adolescent years and her eventual departure for the system as she aged out and tired, against all odds, to pursue her dream of a college education. The story of her adult life culminates with her being reunited with the woman closet to her during her fragmented childhood—and whose long effort to adopt Louise finally came to fruition.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/regina-louise-discusses-and-signs-someone-has-led-child-believe

New Poetry Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for The New Poetry Book Club, led by teacher and poet Armine Iknadossian. At this meeting we will discuss the book, Not Here, by Hieu Minh Nguyen. This book is the experience of a queer Vietnamese-American, addressing shame, sexuality, and colonialism.

Publisher’s Weekly calls it “brilliant” and Alexander Chee calls it “essential.”

NOTE: All of our book clubs require a ticket and include a copy of the book, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Nilah Magruder at Junipero Serra Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Nilah Magruder, who will present and discuss her book for kids, How to Find a Fox. This book reflects her love for nature, books and animation, and she has also illustrated for comics, children’s books, film and commercial TV.

Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of her book.

Where: Junipero Serra Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 4607 Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-nilah-magruder

Kate Christiansen & The Last Cruise at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Kate Christiansen, discuss and sign her book, The Last Cruise.

In this novel the 1950s vintage ocean liner Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard, and sets sail from Long Beach on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back. But this is the second decade of a new millennium, not the ‘50s, and soon there are signs of strife aboard. When a time of crisis begins, three passengers find themselves facing the unknown together in an unexpected and startling test of their characters.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/kate-christensen-discusses-and-signs-last-cruise

Alfredo Corchado & Homelands at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Alfredo Corchado discuss and sign his book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.

Homelands is the story of Mexican immigration to the United States over the last three decades as told through the perspective of four friends who first meet in a Mexican restaurant in Philadelphia in 1987. Over the course of thirty years the four friends continue to come together to share stories of the turning points in their lives. Their long conversation concerns what it means to be American, and become part of its diverse mainstream, and integrate into its colorful tapestry, its noble ideals, and its timeless democratic principles.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/alfredo-corchado

Victoria Patterson & The Secret Habit of Sorrow at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Victoria Patterson joins us to present, discuss and sign her new collection, The Secret Habit of Sorrow: Stories, a pitch-perfect blend of linguistic dexterity, emotional wisdom, and wry observation. The author has an amazing ability to convey relationships and how our bonds can both save and destroy us.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event//victoria-patterson-discusses-and-signs-secret-habit-sorrow

Five Authors & The Annotated Big Sleep at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear authors Judith Freeman, David Ulin, Steph Cha, Kim Cooper, and Gary Phillips present and sign the book, The Annotated Big Sleep. The creators of the comprehensive, annotated edition of The Big Sleep offer a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel and its historical context, and have asked a group of LA authors to read favorite passages from the novel, followed by a talk by the annotators.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/judith-freeman-david-ulin-steph-cha-kim-cooper-and-gary-phillips-discuss-annotated-big-sleep

Bruce Lee and the Afro-Asian Culture Connection, at the ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library 

Join us for a special gathering to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s passing to hear Emmy award-winning comedian and author W. Kamau Bell, Bruce Lee biographer and cultural critic Jeff Chang, and Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee, along with moderator Sharon Ann Lee, who will explore his long-lasting legacy and how he became an unexpected icon for Afro-Asian unity.

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

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://lfla.org/event/bruce-lee-afro-asian-culture-connection/

Chris Robertson at John C. Fremont Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Chris Robertson, who will present and discuss his book for kids, If I Didn’t Have You. This book is about a father and son, and reflects that the author is a big kid at heart who has written and drawn several best-selling books.

Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of his book.

Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Address: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

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

Jose Lozano & Little Chanclas at Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Jose Lozano, who will present and discuss his children’s book, Little Chanclas. Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book at this event.

Where: Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: 2205 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043

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

I Am a Writer Event at the Chevy Chase Library, Glendale

If you want to introduce yourself by saying “I am a writer,” then this is the group for you. Bring your poems. Bring your essays. Bring your novels. Bring your journals too. The group members give honest and helpful feedback. Improvement guaranteed.

Where: Chevy Chase Library, Glendale Public Library

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 3301 East Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, CA 91206

Website: http://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/34175/125?curm=7&cury=2018

Rene Colato & Mama the Alien at Sun Valley Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Rene Colato, who will present and discuss his children’s book, Mama the Alien. Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book at this event.

Where: Sun Valley Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 7935 Vineland Ave., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-rene-colato-lainez-0

Gabriel Tallent & My Absolute Darling at Diesel Bookstore – Teen & Adult Event

Please join us to hear author Gabriel Tallent discuss and sign, My Absolute Darling. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. But since her mother’s death she lives in the thrall of tortured and charismatic father. When she meets Jacob, a high school boy who jokes, lives in a nice house, and looks at her as if she is the sunrise, her world starts to come into focus and she sees her life with her father is not sustainable. When she starts to imagine escape, she begins a harrowing story of bravery and redemption.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/wednesday-july-18th-630pm-gabriel-tallent-discusses-and-signs-my-absolute-darling

Emily Skruskie & Hullmetal Girls Launch at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Emily Skruskie discuss and sign her book, Hullmetal Girls at her launch party.

Hullmetal Girls follows the travails of Aisha Un-Haad, who would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor’s salary is not enough to fund his treatment, so she volunteers to become a Scela, an enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/emily-skruskie

Joe & Kasey Lansdale & Terror Is Our Business at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear authors Joe Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale, who will discuss and sign, Terror Is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors, which is a short story collection by the father-daughter duo showcasing their previous cases in a single volume, and features an all-new adventure, “The Case of the Ragman’s Anguish.”

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/joe-r-lansdale-kasey-lansdale-discuss-and-sign-terror-our-business

George Rodriguez, with Josh Kun, & Double Vision at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear photographer and author George Rodriguez, in conversation with Josh Kun, present and discuss his photography book, Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez. Celebrating over five decades of work split across two vastly different lives, in the worlds of entertainment and in documenting social movements and protests of the times, these photos traverse the 1950s through the 1990s.  This is his first career retrospective and reveals him as one of the great visual documentarians of Los Angeles and Mexican-American life.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/george-rodriguez-discusses-his-photography-book-double-vision-josh-kun

Ashlyn Anstee & Hedge Hog at Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Ashlyn Anstee, who will present and discuss her children’s book, Hedge Hog. Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book at this event.

Where: Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-ashlyn-anstee

Lilliam Rivera & The Education of Margot Sanchez at Malabar Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Lilliam Rivera, who will present and discuss her YA novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez. The author is also the host of a monthly literary podcast. Join her for a great discussion.

Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book at this event.

Where: Malabar Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

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

Susan Bernardo & Courtenay Fletcher at Valley Plaza Branch Library  – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Susan Bernardo and illustrator Courtenay Fletcher, who will present and discuss their children’s picture book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of their book.

Where: Valley Plaza Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood, CA 91605

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-susan-bernardo-courtney-fletcher-1

Rene Colato Lainez & Mama the Alien at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Rene Colato Lainez, who will present and discuss his children’s book, Mama the Alien. Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book at this event.

Where: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 2200 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

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

Curator David Davis & L.A. Baseball at Central Library

Please join us for an Opening Reception for curator David Davis and our latest exhibition, with its accompanying book, L.A. Baseball: From the Pacific Coast League to the Major Leagues.  Photography and baseball have been inextricably linked since the invention of the daguerreotype process in 1839, and both have given us memorable moments since that time.

This is a free event and reservations are not required.

Where: History Dept. –LL4, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/la-baseball-pacific-coast-league-major-leagues-opening-reception

14th Annual Play Reading Series at Boston Court Playhouse

Please join us to hear the Festival Preview and Playwright Discussion of Week 1 of our 14th annual Play Reading Series at Boston Court Playhouse. There will be a lively discussion and an audience Q&A. Or first play will be How the Light Gets In, by E.M. Lewis, to start the series on Saturday morning, July 21 at 11 am.

See website for full schedule, tickets and details.

Where: Boston Court, Pasadena

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

Websitehttp://bostoncourtpasadena.org/events/14th-annual-new-play-reading-festival/

Cristina Alger, with Steph Cha, & The Banker’s Wife at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Cristina Alger, with Steph Cha, discuss and sign her book, The Banker’s Wife.

In this high-stakes thriller we also get an inside look at the personal lives in the intriguing world of finance, and witness the emergence of a powerful new voice in the genre.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/cristina-alger-steph-cha-discusses-and-signs-banker’s-wife

Michael Scott Moore & The Desert and the Sea at Pages Bookstore 

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a riveting, thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival.  The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast, falling at the intersection of reportage, memoir and history, is a wildly compelling book and places his ordeal in the context of the wider worlds that surround him, with dark humor, candor, and a clinical eye for detail.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/michael-scott-moore-event

Maggie Nelson, with Ali Liebegott, & Something Bright, Then Holes at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Maggie Nelson, in conversation with Ali Liebegott, present and discuss her re-release of her poetry collection, Something Bright, Then Holes. Charting each emotional landscape she encounters with precision and empathy, this 20017 collection has proven to be both a record of a singular vision and a timeless meditation on love, loss, and perhaps most frightening of all—freedom.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/maggie-nelson-re-releases-her-collection-poetry-something-bright-then-holes-ali-liebegott

Cristina Alger, with Janelle Brown, & The Banker’s Wife at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to hear Cristina Alger, with Janelle Brown (Watch Me Disappear), discuss and sign her book, The Banker’s Wife.

In this high-stakes thriller we also get an inside look at the personal lives in the intriguing world of finance, and witness the emergence of a powerful new voice in the genre.

NOTE: This is a luncheon event catered by Kale and Coconuts, so see website for costs and details.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 11:30 am

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/christina-alger-conversation-janelle-brown

Erica Silverman & Wake Up, City! at the Pio Pico-Koreatown Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Erica Silverman, who will present and discuss her children’s book, Wake Up, City! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book at this event.

Where: Pio Pico-Koreatown Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 694 S. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005

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

Free the Youth Open Mic at With Love Market & Café

Street Poets Inc. presents Free the Youth Open Mic, our first community/youth open mic of the summer, on the theme of love, with sign-ups beginning at 6 pm.

Where: With Love Market & Cafe

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 1969 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1230160707174502/

Jennifer Wolfe & Watch the Girls at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Jennifer Wolfe, discuss and sign her book, Watch the Girls.

Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel from an incredible new voice in suspense. Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved sister disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Fifteen years later, broke and desperate, she is forced to return to the spotlight. But all this time, someone’s been waiting patiently to finish what was started. The line between plot and reality blurs in this inventive tour-de-force.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/jennifer-wolfe-discusses-and-signs-watch-girls

Your Golden Sun Anthology at Beyond Baroque

Californians reading from the San Francisco anthology, Your Golden Sun Still Shines: San Francisco Personal Histories and Small Fictions—and other recent works—on the connections and contradictions between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is hosted by editor, Denise Sullivan, with Peter Case, and will feature Lynell George, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Schuck.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Friday Night Poetry: It’s Just Words at Book Show LA

Ingrid Calderon hosts a once-a-month Friday Night Poetry series, It’s Just Words, which features an Open Mic and featured poets TBA.

Where: Book Show LA

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 5503 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Websitehttp://bookshowla.com/event/friday-night-poetry-its-just-words-2/

Third Fridays Reading Series at Rapp Saloon

Join us for the 7th Anniversary of the Third Fridays Poetry Reading Series at Rapp Saloon, hosted by Elena Secota, and featuring:

Stephen Kalinich

Michael C. Ford

Mike Sonksen

Anna Broome

Brenda Petrakos

Wyatt Underwood

Music by Evan Sachs, plus surprise guests!

Where: Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/254805125103967/

San Gabriel Valley Women Writers Meeting at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us for the San Gabriel Valley Women Writers meeting, which is open to all women-identified writers.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

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

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

Antoinette Portis & Best Frints at Skrool at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear children’s author Antoinette Portis, discuss her new book, Best Frints at Skroll. On planet Boborp, all the childrinx go to skrool, just like here on planet Earth. This is about young children making friends on their school playground, in a place similar to our own.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 10:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/antoinette-portis-presents-and-signs-best-frints-skrool

3rd Annual Indigenous Literature Conference at Central Library, LAPL (Two day event)

Please join us for the 3rd annual Indigenous Literature Conference, to be held in the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Central Library. This event is for adults, seniors, Spanish speakers, and teens.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

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

Time: 11 am – 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/3rd-annual-indigenous-literature-conference

Aditi Khorana & Library of Fates at West Valley Regional Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Please join us to meet author Aditi Khorana, who will present and discuss her book, Library of Fates, a coming-of-age tale steeped in fantasy and Indian mythology. Refreshments will be provided, and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Where: West Valley Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Address: 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-aditi-khorana

Loose Lips Poetry Reading at Topanga Library

Loose Lips, a quarterly poetry reading series, is dedicated to bringing a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga, and to provide them with a poetic forum and community. Featured readers this month include:

Julayne Lee is the author of Not My White Savior, a provocative and furious book about race, culture and identity.

Helene Cardona is the author of seven books, including Life in Suspension and Dreaming My Animal Selves. Her work explores consciousness, the power of place, and ancestral roots.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments and an Open Mic, so please join us!

Where: Topanga Library, LA County Library

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290

Websitehttp://lacountylibrary.org/calendar/index.php?com=detail&eID=131062

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Lamanda Park Library (off-site)

Please join us to hear readings by featured poets, Maria A. Arana, Thom Garzone and Mary Torregrossa, plus our Open Reading.

Curated by: Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Lamanda Park Library, Pasadena Public Library

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 140 S. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA 91104

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

David Graham & The Last Car at Book Soup

Please join us to hear David Graham, discuss and sign The Last Car: Cruising in Mexico City. In searc of the urban legend that men cruise men in the subways of Mexico City’s vast metro system, New York Based author and photographer David Graham photographs the vibrant underbelly of this expansive dystopian metropolis. He finds this story is alive and well, and more layered than expected.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.booksoup.com/event/david-graham-discusses-and-signs-last-car-cruising-mexico-city

Steve McDonald & Judith Pacht Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for poetry readings given by:

Steve McDonald’s second full-length collection, Credo, was a finalist in Brick Road’s poetry contest, and his chapbook, Golden Fish, Dark Pond took first place in the Comstock Review chapbook contest.

Judith Pacht’s Summer Hunger won the PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry. She will read from new work in her manuscript The Year of the House, a collection of political and personal poems.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Cultural Publicity Workshop for Poets of Color at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us for a Cultural Publicity Workshop for People of Color, hosted by Jack Jones Literary Arts. This workshop will teach the expectant author how to set realistic goals while making room for your biggest dreams, define your book’s audience, pitch yourself to media and create relationships with booksellers. This is best suited for those who have forthcoming book projects.

NOTE: Tickets and registration are required, so see website links for details and costs.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 4:30 pm – 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/ or www.facebook.com/events/217868169013701/

Poetry Circus #5 at Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

Please join us for Poetry Circus #5: The Future We Write, which is free and open to the public. This event is part workshop, community outreach, performance, ride, dance, and creation. It blurs the line between performer and audience to allow everyone the chance to run away with the circus.

Enjoy acts from 45 Southern California poets, Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, and Poetry Cabaret, and much more!

NOTE: Tickets are at gofundme site, so see website links for details and costs.

Where: Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/190733711615424/

KPCC’s Unheard Stories in Monterey Park at East Los Angeles College (ELAC)

Please join us for the second season of KPCC’s “Unheard L.A. – the stories of where you live” when we meet at ELAC to bring experiences and voices from all over the region to your communities. Join host Bruce A. Lemon, Jr. for the live show and stick around afterward for a mixer with the participants and your fellow attendees.

ELAC is in Monterey Park, a diverse city of many firsts. It is home to the first Chinese American mayor in the country and the first Asian American city in the continental United States. It is also the birthplace of the sealed potato chip bag, and the home of the Vincent Price art Museum, which is located on ELAC’s campus.

NOTE: Tickets and registration are required, so see website links for details and costs.

Where: E2 Recital Hall, East LA College

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Address: 2225-2241 Collegian Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754

Websitehttp://www.scpr.org/events/2018/07/21/2595/unheard-la-live-in-monterey-park-ep7/

Tom Angleberger & Dan Santat at Children’s Book World -Kids Event

Join the dynamic duo of Tom Angleberger and Dan Santat for their turbocharged presentation of the exuberant new children’s book, The Princess and the Pit Stop!

Once upon a time there was a Princess…who made a pit stop. While the birds and beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! So she hit the gas for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 12:30 pm

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

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

Nebraska Girl Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our monthly Nebraska Girl Open Reading, hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups begin at 1:30 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Dana L. Davis & Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Teen Event

Please join us to hear Dana L. Davis present and sign the YA novel Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now.

In the wake of her mother’s death, 16-year-old Tiffany is forced to leave Chicago behind to live with the biological father she’s never met. But the day before she’s set to leave for California another man shows up claiming he could be her biological father too. But a mysterious boy across the street becomes a new friendship who grounds her adnnd helps her find her way back to a real sense of family.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/dana-l-davis-signing-tiffany-sly-lives-here-now

La Palabra Reading Series at Avenue 50 Studio

Please join us for the La Palabra Reading Series and Open Mic, and to hear our featured guest, poet Jessica Wilson Cardenas.

Hosted by Angelina Saenz

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.lapalabraatavenue50studio

Diane Guerrero at Children’s Book World – Kids Event, 10-adult

Join author Diane Guerrero to hear her present her personal story of the real light of undocumented immigrant in her new book for middle grade readers, My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope.

Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, before wowing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin, and before her work on immigration reform, she was a young girl living in Boston. One day, while Guerrero was at school, her undocumented parents were taken from their home, detained and deported. Her life was turned upside down, but her story is both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Hector Finds Happiness at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Hector Einhorn-Martinez, who will present and discuss his new book, Hector Finds Happiness/Hector Encuentra La Felicidad. Join us to learn more about happiness through a book of short stories of personal triumph over social marginalization, mental illness, and tragedy.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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