Los Angeles Literature Events 7/30/18 –8/05/18

downloadMary McCoy & Camp So-and-So at El Sereno Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Mary McCoy, who will present Camp So-and-So. She is a talented writer of stories about Los Angeles’s notorious past, AND a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5226 S. Huntington Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-mary-mccoy

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party at North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library – Kids Event

Please join us for the final week of Summer Reading for Kids with a Wrap Up Party, with the hilarious entertainer Michael Rayner.

Where: North Hollywood-Amelia Earhart Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 5 pm

Address: 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-reading-kids-wrap-party-michael-rayner

Manuel Pastor & State of Resistance at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Manuel Pastor joins us to present, discuss and sign his book, State of Resistance. In the past, California confronted many of the challenges the rest of the country faces now. Today, California is leading the way on addressing climate change, low-wage work, immigrant immigration, over-incarceration, and more. How did the Golden State emerge from its unsavory past to become a bellwether for the rest of the country? This book makes the case for honestly engaging racial anxiety in order to address our true economic and generational challenges.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/manuel-pastor-discusses-and-signs-state-resistance

George Mannix & Lila McLaughlin & G.I. Hollywood at Book Soup

Please join us to hear George Mannix and Lila McLaughlin, discuss and sign their book, G.I. Hollywood: My Misadventures in Show Business & the Military.

This memoir follows the real-life journey of George Mannix, from the perches of a literary and talent agency where he was a young Hollywood agent, to being on the frontlines of combat in Baghdad as a soldier in the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/george-mannix-lila-mclaughlin-discuss-and-sign-gi-hollywood

Patty Rodriguez & Loteria at Lake View Terrace Branch Library  – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Patty Rodriguez, who will present and discuss her book for kids, Loteria. The author is co-founder and writer of the bilingual board book series Lil’ Libros.

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

Where: Lake View Terrace Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Address: 12002 Osborne St., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-patty-rodriguez

Katherine Kottaras & How to Be Brave at Sherman Oaks Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author E. Katherine Kottaras, who will present her book for teens, How to Be Brave. If you want to join a writing workshop with this author and teacher at our library, come and join us.

Where: Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 14245 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-e-katherine-kottaras

Laura Lacamara & Dalia’s Wondrous Hair at Wilshire Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Laura Lacamara, who will present her book for kids, Dalia’s Wondrous Hair. Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Where: Wilshire Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 149 N. Saint Andrews Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-laura-lacamara-1

Short Story Master Class – Chekov at Robertson Branch Library

Local actor Arnold Weiss is back with an evening of Chekov! Join us for a spotlight on six of Chekov’s most important short stories in an evening of dramatic performance that is sure to delight!

Where: Robertson Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 1719 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/short-story-master-class-chekhov

Patrick Hasburgh & Pirata at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Patrick Hasburgh, in conversation with Jacob Epstein, discuss and sign his book, Pirata.

In is novel, the author drops readers into the middle of a gripping, heartwarming, viscerally compelling page turner, about a man who is shot during a car hijacking, loses an eye, which then sets off a bad-luck domino fall in which he loses everything. He heads for Mexico where he sheds his former life, and new loyalties and dark secrets are shaped into something like family. Dangerous new surprises will roll in with the tide.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/patrick-hasburgh-discusses-and-signs-pirata

Bree Barton & Heart of Thorns at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Bree Barton, with Christine Riccio, joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, Heart of Thorns. In the ancient river kingdom, where touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war, seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: the woman who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood, and the same woman who killed her mother without a scratch. Now, as she untangles the secrets of her past, Mia must learn to trust her heart…even if it kills her.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/bree-barton-christine-riccio-discusses-and-signs-heart-thorns

Victorian Literary Parlour at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for our Victorian Literary Parlour Book Club with Mr. Walter Nelson. We explore brilliant but unjustly neglected authors and stories from this most prolific period of English literature. Our July selection is Mary Barton, by Elizabeth Gaskell. Mary is torn between two men of different classes, by tragedy and the need to survive. As always, the poor have few choices.

NOTE: All book clubs require a ticket, and include the book. See website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Gothic Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for our Gothic Book Club with John Palisano. From gothic horror to gothic romance, what is it about atmosphere? Tonight we go back to the roots with The Castle if Otranto, by Horace Walpole.

NOTE: All book clubs require a ticket, and include the book. See website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 31st

Time: 9:30 pm

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

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

Children’s Summer Reading Finale at Brentwood Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Reading Finale celebration with storytelling and live music with the talented Tim Griffin.

Join is for giveaways too.

Where: Donald Bruce Kauffman-Brentwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 1st

Time: 4 pm

Address: 11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/childrens-summer-reading-finale

Michael Scott Moore & The Desert and the Sea at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Michael Scott Moore joins us to present, discuss and sign his new book, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast. In January 2012 the author traveled to the Horn of Africa to write about piracy and ways to end it. In a terrible twist of fate, he himself was kidnapped and subsequently held captive by Somali pirates. Yet the author’s own struggle is just part of the story. This book falls at the intersection of reportage, memoir, and history, and places his ordeal in the context of larger political and historical issues.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 1st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/michael-scott-moore-discusses-and-signs-desert-and-sea

In the Mind of Man Poetry & Open Mic at the World Stage

Please join us as Vainglory Press and Chiron Review, with Gerald Locklin, hosts In the Mind of Man, featuring:

Hiram Sims was born and raised in various parts of Los Angeles. Sims is a poet, and a Professor of Creative Writing, teaching at the Los Angeles Film School. He is also the founder of the Community Literature Initiative, a publishing program for Los Angeles writers who want to publish books here at USC. He is also the co-founder of World Stage Press.

Jerry Garcia is a poet, photographer and film maker from Los Angeles. His work has been widely published. He has two books of poetry, the full-length collection, On Summer Solstice Road (2016) and a chapbook, Hitchhiking with the Guilty (2010).

Dennis Cruz has been writing and performing his poetry for over 20 years, and has been published in anthologies as well as online publications. He has lectured at schools and LA County Jails, for men AND women. His latest collection, Moth Wing Tea, is available from Punk Hostage Press.

Curtis Hayes has worked in sawmills, greasy spoons and as a grip, gaffer, set builder, and camera assistant in film productions. He has been a print journalist and screenwriter, and his poetry has been featured in Chiron Review, and other small presses.

Poetry starts at 7:30, with Open Mic to follow. Bring your best!

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 1st

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1816352541789807/

The Black Book Vol. VI: Dust Tracks at the Hammer Museum

Please join us for Conversations, Part of The Black Book Series, as Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy trace and reflect on black movement, both extraordinary and mundane in “Dust Tracks: Black People on the Move.” Black people’s travel and mobility, from a daily commute or relocation for work, to short trips or just a walk in their own city, are often observed with incredulity, suspicions, or joy, depending on who’s looking.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Wednesday the 1st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/08/the-black-book-vol-vi-dust-tracks-black-people-on-the-move/

Julayne Lee at the Ugly Mug!

Please join Two Idiots Peddling Poetry as we present poet Julayne Lee, whose debut collection, Not My White Savior, concerns her life as an adopted Asian American Poet, and her work as a member of the Adoptee Rights Campaign.

$3 cover fee, cash only

Where: The Ugly Mug Café

Date: Wednesday the 1st

Time: 8 pm

Address: 261 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/791134824609479/

Brandy Colbert & Little & Lion at Vermont Square Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Brandy Colbert, who will present and discuss her YA book, Little & Lion. She won the 2018 Stonewall Book Award and was named best-of-the-year on numerous lists, including ALA’s 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults.

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

Where: Vermont Square Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 2nd

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-brandy-colbert-0

Jose Pimienta & Soupy Leaves Home at Junipero Serra Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet illustrator Jose Pimienta, who will present and discuss his YA book, Soupy Leaves Home. He has been drawing as long as he can remember, and he now works drawing comic, storyboards and sketches for visual development.

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

Where: Junipero Serra Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

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

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

Tao Nyeu & Squid and Octopus at Lincoln Heights Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Tao Nyeu, who will present and discuss her children’s book, Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always.

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

Where: Lincoln Heights Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 2530 Workman St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

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

Rene Colato & Playing Loteria at West Los Angeles Regional Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Rene Colato, who will present and discuss his children’s book, Playing Loteria-El Juego De La Loteria, I Am Rene, The Boy-Soy Rene, El Nino, and more. Mr. Colato tells of his immigrant experiences in funny and touching bilingual picture books.

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

Where: West Los Angeles Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 11360 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

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

Marc Ambinder & The Brink at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Marc Ambinder discuss and sign, The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983, the incredible story of the “Able Archer ‘83” war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinksmanship between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, lasting from 182-1984 and recounts the spy-versus-spy games that kept both countries—and the world—in check. This book reminds us of the catastrophic danger of political miscalculation.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/marc-ambinder

Photographer Jacqueline Koh at Ocean Park Branch Library

Please join us to follow international award-winning photographer and author Jacqueline Koh, who will present and discuss her visual storytelling. This event is co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Community Garden.

Where: Ocean Park Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 2601 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=27168

A Night of Unhealthy Poetry at Book Soup

Please join us to hear a night of Unhealthy Poetry, hosted by Sarah Nivala and Molly Ash.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/book-soup-presents-night-unhealthy-poetry-hosted-sarah-nivala-molly-ash

R.O. Kwon, with Jade Chang, & The Incendiaries at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author R.O. Kwon, in conversation with author Jade Chang, present and discuss her debut novel, The Incendiaries. This is a powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea. This is a fractured love story and a brilliant examination of the minds of extremist terrorists, and of what can happen to those who lose what they love most.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/ro-kwon-reads-her-debut-novel-incendiaries-jade-chang

WCCW Reading Series: CONTROL at Women’s Center for Creative Work

Please join Nina Rota & Sara Finnerty to welcome a group of amazing writers and performers to the WCCW Reading Series, a quarterly thematically linked event. Our readers include:

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles, and has performed her work in many local venues, and was most recently published on CulturalWeekly.com.

Shacole Hamlett is a freelance Experiential Producer, Curator and Performance Artist who found her calling during her time freelancing for Los Angeles’ premier public art organization, Do Art Foundation. She has created and produced her own circus production and tour entitled Ritual Burlesque for the last four years.

Brittany Ambree Williams is a queer writer and performer from East Long Beach and is an MFA candidate at CSULB. Her poetry and prose focus on all things “other” with a heavy emphasis on Blackness, womanhood, and queerness.

Melissa Ximena Golebiowski is a short story writer based in Los Angeles. She is the National Assigning Editor for Lit Hub, where she oversees columns that focus on literary culture and environment in less literary centric U.S. cities and international locations. She is the proud daughter of immigrants.

Where: Women’s Center for Creative Work

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/245105329409749

Silver Linings at Beyond Baroque

Silver Linings: Stories Through Story & Song presents a night of storytelling around the theme of “the shell must break before the bird can fly”—referring to and meaning, when something seemingly catastrophic or monumental happened that ended up pushing you to a breakthrough. This event is hosted by Meredith Baker.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Thursday the 2nd

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Read with LAPD Officer Joe at Vernon Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author Reading Series Finale and read with LAPD Officer Joe and celebrate with cupcakes!

Where: Vernon-Leon H. Washington Jr. Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Friday the 3rd

Time: 4 pm

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/srp-summer-finale

Book Sparks Summer Reading Challenge at Book Soup

Please join us for a conversation with author Susie Orman Schnall (author of The Subway Girls), moderated by Taylor Jenkins Reid (author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo).

The Subway Girls is the charming story of two strong women, a generation apart, who find themselves up against the same eternal struggle to find an impossible balance between love, happiness, and ambition.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is the story of a legendary film actress who reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/booksparks-summer-reading-challenge-conversation-susie-orman-schnall-taylor-jenkins-reid

PEN Emerging Voices Final Reading at Moss Theatre, Santa Monica 

The PEN Emerging Voices Final Reading the 2018 Emerging Voices Fellows, introduced by mentors Douglas Manuel, Tananarive Due, Angela Morales, Lilliam Rivera, and Michael Jaime-Becerra.

Jubi Arriola-Headley is a first generation American born to Bajan (Barbadian) parents in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was also raised. A VONA/Voices and Lambda Literary alumnus, he now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he works as a freelance writer and nonprofit consultant.

Ron L. Dowell is a lifelong resident of the Watts and Compton areas of Los Angeles. Employed for 38 years with Los Angeles County, his unique perspective on local urban communities informs many of his stories. He is working on a collection of short stories.

Natalie Mislang Mann is an educator with a Master of Arts in Humanities from San Francisco State University, and is currently working on a memoir based on her experiences growing up in a multi-ethnic family in the San Fernando Valley.

Angela M. Sanchez is a Los Angeles native and UCLA alumna. Working on the nexus of higher education, policy, and the nonprofit sector, she focuses on narratives that have been typically underrepresented in children’s literature. She self-published a children’s book, Scruffy and the Egg, about single parenthood and homelessness, and is currently working on her first YA novel.

Francisco Uribe is a writer from Long Beach, California, with BA degrees in history and English from UCLA. He works for a nonprofit where he mentors at-risk youth, and is currently working on a collection of short stories.

A reception with refreshments will follow the program.

Where: The Moss Theatre

Date: Friday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Website: http://pen.org/event/the-final-reading/

Poetry Reading at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us for poetry readings by our guest artists:

Alex Cruse grew up in Whittier, CA. She has self-published several chapbooks of poetry, art work, and experimental prose. Her first book of poetry, Contraverse, was published in 2017.

Paul Ebenkamp is the author of The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (2015), Four Colors for the Based God (2014), and Seizured in the Ease (2013). He co-curates the Woolsey Heights reading series in Berkeley, CA. Blog: afterundisclosedrecipients.blogspot.com

Kevin Lo is the other half of Drought Spa, with Alex Cruse. He works with spatiality, machinic processes, and has a background in the biological sciences. He is a composer, choreographer, artist and writer born in New Zealand.

Nicholas Komodore is a Greek poet, filmmaker, composer, photographer, self-taught architect and founder of Mayakov+sky Platform, an anarchist/autonomist framework which has produced collaborations with dancer/choreographer Anna Halprin, dance artist Margit Galanter, poets alex cruse, Heidi Tomoe, Alberto Tinoco Duran, Lara Durback and Brian Ang, visual artists Eliza Alexandropoulou and Christina Kamma, composers Bill Noertker, Kevin CK Lo, Dusan Chae and experimental projects Inverz, B.R.A.C. and Raspberry Fields.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 3rd

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.poeticresearch.com/

Rapp Saloon Reading Series & Open Mic at Rapp Saloon, Santa Monica 

Please join us at our monthly Rapp Saloon Reading Series and Open Mic, hosted by poet and educator Cynthia Alessandra Briano, and featuring:

Charlyne Yi is a painter, emo-goth-poet, musician, and her book Oh the Moon, published by Harper Perennial is available online.

David Gale is a Los Angeles born poet who released his first book of poetry in 2015, We’re All in the Same Book. He previously co-hosted Lamplight Poetry Reading with longtime friend Cyrus Sepahbodi. Gale started by hosting readings in parking lots, and has kept poetry as an imperative life experiences since.

Nelson Alburquenque is an instrumental songwriter and guitarist from North Hollywood. Using 6 and 7 string guitars, as well as a variety of pedals, he aims to capture large canvases of earth landscapes in his music.

Where: Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 3rd

Time: 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/579343595799950/

Women Who Submit Member Orientation and Writing Workshop at South Pasadena Public Library

If you are new to Women Who Submit and have been waiting to join, now is your chance! This session will start with a panel discussion on Preparing an Application for Academic Jobs, with Cynthia Guardado (Fullerton College) and Bernadette Murphy (Antioch University). These professionals will be on hand to answer questions on CVs, cover letters, and more. After the workshop, we will break into two groups for new member orientations and returning members’ news and goal setting.

Where: South Pasadena Public Library

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Address: 1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1775865605828863/

Sonya Connor & Andy’s ABC Adventures at Flintridge Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us for Storytime with author Sonya Connor, as she presents her book, Andy’s ABC Adventures: Andy Goes to School.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 10:30 am

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

http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/8/4/back-to-school-storytime-with-author-sonya-connor

So You Want to Be an Author – Kids Writing Workshop at the Last Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us for a very special summer workshop for kids ages 8-18, which will be presented by three children’s book authors:

Samantha Clark, author of The Boy, The Boat, and the Beast.

Henry Lien, author of Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword.

Kim Tomsic, author of The 11:11 Wish.

These novelists are ready to teach your kids insider tips on adding the secret sizzle to make a novel come alive and help you on your journey to become a published author. Learn 12 magical tips to make your fiction writing come alive.

NOTE: Your “ticket” includes—and is exactly the price of—whichever book you choose!

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

Saturday Book Club at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us for our Saturday Book club discussion of The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown. New members are welcome. This is a potluck event, so bring food/drinks inspired by the book, and get your copy today at Gatsby’s.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 1 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/gatsby-book-club/

Photography & Poetry Writing Workshop at the dA Center for the Arts

Please join us for an amazing guest writer summer workshop on Photography & Poetry, with dA featured intern Wendy R. This event is offered to all who are ages 13 & up.

Where: dA Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 252 Main St., Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.dacenter.org/literture/da-summer-saturday-writing-workshops/

Emerging Poets Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry

Please join us for an Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop led by Jim Babwe.

Curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds Book Launch at the White Point Nature Preserve, San Pedro

Please join liz gonzalez for the launch of her book, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds. This event will be hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, and we will meet at the Courtyard Sundial in front of the Nature Center, at the White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for walking paths. A brimmed hat is recommended, and a cushion or blanket to sit on.

Where: Courtyard Sundial, Nature Center, White Point Nature Preserve

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/173901363218482/

Onnesha Roychoudhuri & The Marginalized Majority at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Onnesha Roychoudhuri, in discussion with Jenny Yang, present and discuss her book, The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about progressive politics, and the author weaves the personal and political together expertly. It’s an empowering take on living in the U.S. under the Trump administration.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/onnesha-roychoudhuri-discusses-her-new-book-marginalized-majority-jenny-yang

Michael Datcher & Americus at Avenue 50 Studio

Please join us for a reading and discussion with Dr. Michael Datcher of his book Americus. Set circa 1917 in East St, Louis (13 miles from Ferguson), his book examines the recurrent intersection of race and violence in the region—and in America. This historical novel shows how the past offers insight into the present.

This event is free, but please register in advance at link at website.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/americus-a-reading-and-discussion-tickets-48211041523

Storytelling Under the Stars at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

We’ll be outside under the stars for this special evening story time, so bring your chair and blanket and join us near the Vroman’s stage as Mr. Steve weaves wild tales for us all.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytelling-under-stars-mr-steve

Kim Nicolini at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear people behind the cash register take center stage in Kim Nicolini’s multi-media reading of Facing Work, which she calls “DocuPoetics.” Here oral history, creative non-fiction, and raw-expressionism join forces to expose the humanity and inhumanity of service work.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 4th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Reading is Magic at Robertson Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for Reading is Magic with Magician Wayne Kawamoto, a family event and performance to end our summer.

Where: Robertson Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Sunday the 5th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 1719 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/reading-magic-magic-wayne

First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us for this monthly open reading hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 5th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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