Los Angeles Literature Events 8/06/18 –8/12/18

downloadBook Writers Group at Robertson Branch Library

Writing a book and looking for feedback? Need deadlines to help you reach your writing goals? Then this is the group for you!

Each week, you should bring 5-10 double-spaced pages of writing to share with the group. Every member will have time to present their work and receive constructive feedback.

Where: Robertson Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 11 am

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/book-writers-group

Bilingual Narrative Poetry Workshop at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Join us for a series of Bilingual Narrative Poetry Workshops, led by Juan Cardenas, a seven part series sponsored by Poets & Writers Magazine which addresses different elements each week.

See website for details and registration.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

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

Michael Mejia & G.I. Tokyo at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Michael Mejia, discuss and sign his book, Tokyo.

This incisive, shape-shifting tour-de-force is a genre bending mix of lyric prose, science fiction, horror, and visual collage exploring the erotic undercurrents of American perceptions of Japanese culture and identity. The novel opens with a slyly comic report by a Japanese executive describing the Bluefin tuna his company purchased at the fish market, as well as the dissolution of his marriage to a Sansei wife. When an American writer begins investigating the report’s author, the issues of cultural appropriation, conflicting realities, and capitalistic excesses of both the U.S. and Japan, all come into play.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/michael-mejia-discusses-and-signs-tokyo

Poets & Allies for Resistance Reading & Open Mic at Sidewalk Café

Please join us for our bimonthly focusing on social justice issues and the work of black poets, curated by Khadija Anderson, featuring:

Imani Williams is a poet and pop singer from West London England, and her breakthrough single is “Don’t Need No Money.”

Tommy Domino (N/A)

Bring 1-2 poems about social justice or just come to listen!

Where: The Sidewalk Cafe

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 2057 N. Los Robles Ave., (at Woodbury), Pasadena, CA 91104

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/195388671142841/

Kerry Cohen & Lush: A Memoir at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Kerry Cohen, in conversation with Jillian Lauren, who will present her book, Lush: A Memoir. The author of Loose Girl explores the nature of addiction and recovery through her own midlife love affair with wine.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/kerry-cohen

Olivia Hussey & Girl on the Balcony at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Actress and author Olivia Hussey, who was only sixteen years old when she broke out in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet. Now her memoir, Girl on the Balcony: Olivia Hussey Finds Life After Romeo & Juliet, shines with her luminous spirit and perseverance as she reflects on her unique life and experiences, which are fascinating to read about.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/olivia-hussey-discusses-and-signs-girl-balcony

Jo Scott-Coe & Mass & Tim Kirk & Burnt at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear writer-researcher Joe Scott-Coe discuss and sign, Mass: A Sniper, A Father and a Priest, about the Texas tower mass sniper shooting 50 years ago, and novelist-filmmaker Tim Kirk visit and re-visit colliding horrors in today’s headlines in Burnt.

Both authors will address the following themes and more: In what ways to Western motifs shape attitudes and expectations about violence? How can different methods of storytelling change the ways Americans reflect on true crime or violent history? How can readers or artists fight against or transcend the repetitive impacts of dark subjects?

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/jo-scott-coe-and-tim-kirk

Andrew Shaffer & Hope Never Dies at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Andrew Shaffer discuss and sign his new book, Hope Never Dies, the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs. Part noir thriller and part bromance, this is an escapist trip through the sinister forces advancing the country’s opioid epidemic.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/andrew-shaffer-discusses-and-signs-hope-never-dies

Jean Guerrero & Crux at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Jena Guerrero joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir. Throughout the author’s childhood, her father was an erratic and elusive presence.  He gradually began to lose himself in his obsessions, and fled his family and responsibilities. As an adult she decided to use her journalistic tools to find him and answer the questions he left behind, trying to locate the border between truth and fantasy as she crisscrosses the Mexican-American border to delve deeply into her family’s shadowy past. Soon she begins mirroring her father’s self-destructive behavior, and risks death to redeem her father from the underworld of his delusions. This is an adventure, story and a profound exploration of the human psyche.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/jean-guerrero-discusses-and-signs-crux

Andrew Shaffer & Hope Never Dies at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Andrew Shaffer discuss and sign Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery. Part thriller and part bromance, this is the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/andrew-shaffer-discusses-and-signs-hope-never-dies

Feminist Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for our Feminist Book Club with Julia Callahan, of Rare Bird Books. Our August selection is Sick: A Memoir, by Porochista Khakpour. This is the story of her long, on-going battle with late-stage Lyme disease and the doctors who dismissed her illness because she’s a woman.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Antonio Sacre & A Mango in the Hand at Panorama City Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet Antonio Sacre, who will present and discuss his children’s book, A Mango in the Hand. He uses stories, folktales, and myths from his Cuban-American upbringing, as well as his many visits to Mexico, to encourage all listeners to find their own cultural stories through the magic of books!

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

Where: Panorama City Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

Address: 14345 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-antonio-sacre-2

Mystery Book Club at Venice-Abbot Kinney Branch Library

Please join us for our Mystery Book Club to discuss this month’s selection, Down the River, Unto the Sea, by Walter Mosley. Copies are available at the front desk.

Where: Venice-Abbot Kinney Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/mystery-book-club-4

Poesia Salvi: Voces de la Diaspora at Cielo Galleries Studios

This event is intentionally only in Spanish to extend the mission of V Festival internacional de Poesia “Amada Libertad” which was to cultivate poetry within communities by creating literary events for community members of all ages. Additionally, this event is meant to honor our ancestral language and the immigrant communities of Los Angeles by creating space for Spanish speaking or bilingual members so they can experience poetry and discussion of relevant cultural issues in their native tongue.

Cynthia Guardado is the author of the poetry collection, Endeavor (2017, World Stage Press), and is a professor of English and creative writing at Fullerton College.

Janel Pineda is a poet and writer whose work concerns the experiences of one’s family as immigrants from Salvador to live in the U.S., and explores the social, feminist, and contemporary political aspects of that experience.

Willy Palomo is working on his Master’s in poetry and Latin American Studies at Indiana University, where he was honored in 2017 for his work with undocumented communities, and his written work has been widely published.

Javier Zamora tells of his immigration journey in 1999, and his group’s abandonment by a coyote in Oaxaca, as part of his collection, Unaccompanied (September 2017, Copper Canyon Press), and explores immigration and the civil war’s impact on his family.

Where: Ciello Galleries Studios

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 3201 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/242706413017974/

Cindy Olnick & L.A. Landmarks at Armory Center for the Arts 

The Photography Arts Forum presents Cindy Olnick, board member of LAPL Photo Friends, and former communications director for the Los Angeles Conservancy, to discuss “L.A. Landmarks: Lost and Almost Lost. How do you use images to tell the stores of beloved landmarks we’ve lost, or pick 30 photos out of 14,000? The author shares her approach to mining the library’s vast photo archive to create a compelling book and exhibit.

NOTE: Seating is limited for this free event, so see website link to RSVP.

Where: Armory Center for the Arts

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.http://pasadenaphotographyarts.org/

Dr. Joseph Parent & A Walk in the Wood at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Dr. Joseph Parent joins us to present, discuss and sign his new book, A Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear named Pooh, which offers life lessons grounded in the simple act of slowing down, observing what’s around us, and being present in our lives moment by moment. This book is both inspiring and instructive, and provides the tools you need to move toward a quieter and calmer way of living.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/dr-joseph-parent-discusses-and-signs-walk-wood

Nova Jacobs & Debut Novel at the Glendale Library

Please join us to hear debut author Nova Jacobs present her novel, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues. This is at once a dazzling and imaginative literary mystery and an immensely satisfying family drama. A legendary mathematician leaves his final equation to his adopted granddaughter in a series of confounding clues concealed inside her favorite novel. The problem is, she cannot decipher where the equation is hidden—or why she has been entrusted with such a weighty secret.

Where: Downtown Glendale Central Library

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205

Website: http://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/38284/125?curm=8&cury=2018

Flynn Berry at Mystery Book Club Discussion at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Flynn Berry, in conversation with our Mystery Book Club moderator, Bobby McCue, when we meet to discuss her book, A Double Life. This is a gripping, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow. Loosely inspired by a notoriously famous and unsolved crime of the 20th century—the Lord Lucan case—this is a riveting page-turner and a moving reflection on women and violence, trauma and memory, and class and privilege.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flynn-berry-conversation-our-mystery-book-club-moderator-bobby-mccue

Jos Charles & Feeld at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us as Jos Charles discusses her collection of poetry, Feeld, selected by Fady Joudah as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series. This revolutionary second collection of poetry is a lyrical unraveling of the circuitry of gender and speech, defiantly making space for bodies that have been historically denied their own vocabulary. The author is a trans poet, editor, and 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jos-charles-discusses-her-collection-poetry-feeld

SMPL at the Beach, at Annenberg Community Beach House

We’re packing up the books and heading back to the shore for more fun in the sun with SMPL at the Beach, SoCal’s only seaside pop-up library! Join us for a fun-filled day of family activities, or just kick back and relax in the shade of our Surfside Lounge.

Where: Annenberg Community Beach House, SMPL

Date: Friday the 10th

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=26723

Non-Fiction Book Club at the Workman Homestead Museum

Join our Book Club discussion of California’s Nineteenth Century Economy: The Big Picture, as we read and share the book, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, by Rebecca Solnit.

Where: Workman Homestead Museum

Date: Friday the 10th

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Address: 15415 E. Don Julian Rd., City of Industry, CA 91745

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

Four Way Books Evening of Words & Music at Beyond Baroque

From Detroit, L.A. and Seattle, with acclaimed Four Ways Books founder Laurel Blossom, Ukulele Punk Rock musician and lyricist Carmaig de Forest, plus Rex Weiner, award-winning poet M.L. Liebler with his band, and other surprise guests.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 10th

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Named: a Wirecutter Celebration at Cielo Galleries/Studios

Please join us in celebrating the words and art of Ana Chaldez, Saliha DeVoe, Audrey Kuo, and Karineh Mahdessian, and their guests: Jessica Ceballos y Campbell, Jess V. Castillo and John Malachi Franco.

Come together for a night of poetry and community!

Where: Cielo Galleries/Studios

Date: Friday the 10th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 3201 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/279105025976020/

Books and Cookies Musical Story Time at Book Soup – Kids Event

Please join us to enjoy stories brought to life with enthusiasm, song and props. During this interactive activity, we will read stories, sing, dance, jam with musical instruments and play with the parachute. Come by early, get settled, and pop some bubbles. Stay a few minutes after to socialize and meet other parents, caregivers, and kids, bang on the drum, have a good time, while building community around literacy.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 10 am

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/books-and-cookies-musical-story-time

Priscilla Burris & Hello School at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

A diverse class of excited youngsters are about to start school and experience all its wonders! With its inviting artwork, Hello School, by Priscilla Burris is a great book to help familiarize children with all they can expect from school, from circle time to snack time to goodbye time, all while sharing experiences with great new friends.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 10:30 am

Address: 694 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/priscilla-burris-presents-and-signs-hello-school

Creative Writing Workshop at the 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us for a Creative Writing Workshop titled Your Place, led by writer and educator Brian Dunlap, on understanding the role of “place” in all its many forms and influences, and how to use it effectively in narrative or verse to create your own stories or poems.

NOTE: There is an attendance fee for this class, so see details at website links.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

Address: 115 North Orange St., Orange, CA 92866

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

Healing Writing Workshop at the dA Center for the Arts

Please join us for an amazing guest writer summer workshop on Healing, with instructor Allyson Jeffredo. This event is offered to all who are ages 13 & up.

Where: dA Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 252 Main St., Pomona, CA 91766

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

Deep Poetry Critique Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry

Please join us for a Deep Poetry Critique Writing Workshop led by G.T. Foster.

Curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Joshua Mattson & A Short Film About Disappointment at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Joshua Mattson present and discuss his book, A Short Film About Disappointment. Set in a wildly imaginative and uncannily familiar world of nanny states and extreme rationing, Safe Zones and New Koreas, this book is an uproarious story of trying to keep it together in turbulent times.  Told in the form of 81 movie reviews, this is an ingenious novel about art and revenge, insisting on your dreams, and hitting on your doctor, written by a debut novelist with a rotten wit and the imagination of a hyperactive child.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/joshua-mattson-reads-his-debut-novel-short-film-about-disappointment

Lil’ Libros Pop-Up Sale at Robertson Branch Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Drive-In Nights Pop-Up Shop, hosted by Lil Libros at the screening of Selena.

NOTE: this is a ticketed event, so see website for details.

Where: SFV Summer Drive-In Nights

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Movie screens at 8:30 pm)

Address: 1960 Hawkins Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/295287354363997/

Daughters of Babalon Anthology at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to celebrate Daughters of Babalon Volume I: An Anthology of Thelemic Writing, with readings by eight contributors and a sneak peek at Volume II. Copies of the book and prints from the cover artist, Quinn Parsons, will be available for purchase.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Spell Cast Open Mic Expressions at Krist Unity Center

Join us to hear Spell Cast present legendary L.A. poet/author Conney Williams and beautiful, talented poetess Bridgette Bianca, along with special guest hostess LaLa DeVille. Spells will be cast on our one year anniversary!

Rules for Open Mic are: two pieces with a 5-minute time limit. Rules for Features are: six pieces or 20 minutes.

Cost: $5

Where: Krist Unity Center (Entrance through parking lot on 78th Pl. and proceed to two-story building on the right.)

Date: Saturday the 11th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Address: 7825 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047

(at corner of Western & 78th  Place)

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2078946479091580/

Priscilla Burris & Hello School at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us for to hear children’s author Priscilla Burris present her debut picture book, Hello School, about a diverse class of excited youngsters who are about to start school and experience all its wonders.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/hello-school-priscilla-burris

Soap Box Poets Reading with Henry Howard at Beyond Baroque

Join us for this month’s 2nd Sunday Open Mic, featuring Henry Howard, who will present his new book, Sing to Me of a World to Win, published by Vagabond Press (2018). Sign up for Open Mic at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

IWOSC Reads Its Own at Vroman’s Bookstore

This is a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works—from poems to true stories and beyond—read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes. Fifteen of the group’s members will read their work, and selections may be published, unpublished, or works in progress, and be several minutes in length.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 694 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/iwosc-reads-its-own-4

Jennifer Graeser Publication Party at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to welcome Jennifer Graeser Dornbush to discuss and sign her debut mystery The Coroner, which will be her publication party. The author is the daughter of a medical examiner, whose office was in her home. She investigated her first fatality at age 10, and has been trained through the Forensic Science Academy. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime and hosts webinars on crime writing through Writer’s Digest.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 225 26th Street, Suite 33, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-august-12th-300pm-publication-party-jennifer-graeser-dornbush-discusses-and-signs

After/Image Reading with Lynelle George at CAAM

Join us for this month’s Book Club, selected in conjunction with the exhibition “Shinique Smith: Refuge,” which explores consumption, displacement, and sanctuary. We will discuss with journalist and author Lynelle George, her new book, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame, moderated and led by CAAM librarian, Denise L. McIver.

Where: California African American Museum

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 600 State Dr.. Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/375424552951591/

Poets & Plates Summer Series & Open Mic in Long Beach

Join us at Poets & Plates: a Summer Series, where we combine food and poetry in an intimate home atmosphere. We’ll share snacks and wine, have a short Open Mic (1 poem per person), listen to two featured poets, have a brief discussion with the poets, and finally, share a meal. Bring a bottle of wine, a snack to share, or $ for food.

Our featured poets are: Donny Jackson & Victoria Lynne McCoy.

Hosted by Sarah Tatro

Where: Private Residence

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Address: 601 St. Louis Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/331779310698129/

The Whole of the Moon at Roar Shack/826LA Echo Park

Join the Roar Shack Reading Series for this “The Whole of the Moon,” and welcome these artists to the mic: Lisbeth Coiman, Armine Iknadossian, Michelle Wilker, Aruni Wijesinghe, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, and Jasmine Towns..

Hosted by David Rocklin

Where: 826LA Echo Park

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2000923930237507/

Rattle Poetry Reading at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us for our Rattle Poetry Reading, featuring:

Sonia Greenfield is the author of Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market, and a chapbook, American Parable. She edits Rise Up Review land directs the Southern California Poetry Festival. Her poems have appeared in Rattle #36, and five times in Poets Respond, most recently with Ghost Ship.

Athena Kildegaard is the author of five books of poetry, and her poem “Allurement” appears in Rattle #60. She teaches at University of Minnesota-Morris.

John Lazear Okrent is a family doctor currently working at a mental health clinic in Kent, Washington. His poem “After Seeing a Picture in the New York Times…” appears in Rattle #60.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/8/12/rattle-poetry-series

Second Sunday Poetry & Open Mic at The Studio Theatre

Join us to hear poet Mila Cuda and her new book Dishwater Blonde. This Open Mic poetry show, hosted by Alex M. Frankel is held on the Second Sunday of every month.

Where: The Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 5 pm

Address: 3433 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Websitehttp://secondsundaypoetry.com

In conversation with a.j.k. o’donnell at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear poet and activist a,j,k, o’donnell and her new book This Void Beckons. This collection of poems, constructed as a narration of prose, recalls the progression of human ancestry, the legacy it has left, and contemplates notions of what the future holds.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Lucy Bellwood & 100 Demon Dialogues at Other Books

Join us to hear professional Adventure Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood as she presents her latest book, 100 Demon Dialogues! This collection of comics traces the author’s changing relationship with her Inner Critic over the course of 100 consecutive days. The book touches on themes of self-care, Imposter Syndrome, and sustaining an independent career in trying times.

Where: Other Books

Date: Sunday the 12th

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 2006 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2210184932536552/

 

 

 

 

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