Los Angeles Literature Events 8/13/18 –8/19/18

p382Conchas y Café Zine: Adult Creative Writing Workshop at Baldwin Hills Branch Library – Adults & Seniors Event

Please join us for Conchas y Café, a program offered by the nonprofit, DSTL Arts, a 10-week creative writing class, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine-making throughout the 10-week series, and also have the opportunity to publish and present their work in the Conchas y Café Zine, a quarterly anthology of writing produced through this program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each series

Where: Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Address: 2906 La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-café-zine-adult-creative-writing-workshop-classes-de-creativa-para-adultos

Cultural Narrative Poetry Workshop – Open Mic at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Please join the students of the Cultural Narrative Poetry Workshop for their culmination reading and Open Mic! Come hear the amazing poetry written during this series that explores bilingual poetry that holds a strong narrative, and proudly shares culture. Our students were exposed to musical and visual ekphrastic, form, stream of consciousness, narrative, and slam poetry styles.

We also want to hear you! Bring your words and music and join our Open Mic!

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1792915657495675/

Conchas y Café Zine: Adult Creative Writing Workshop at Vernon Branch Library – Adults & Seniors Event

Please join us for Conchas y Café, a program offered by the nonprofit, DSTL Arts, a 10-week creative writing class, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages. Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine-making throughout the 10-week series, and also have the opportunity to publish and present their work in the Conchas y Café Zine, a quarterly anthology of writing produced through this program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each series

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

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-café-adult-writing-class

Peter Myers & Leonardo’s Secret at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Peter Myers, in conversation with publisher Robert Barbara, discuss and sign his book, Leonardo’s Secret: A Novel Based on the Life of Leonardo Da Vinci.

In this novel the author explores the life of the renowned artist, who was also the greatest genius to ever conquer the worlds of art, science, and philosophy. Writing backwards to protect his knowledge, da Vinci epitomized creativity and eccentricity. His sorrows and joys reveal his world and reveal his hidden secret.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/peter-myers-discusses-and-signs-leonardo’s-secret-novel-based-life-leonardo-da-vinci

Ficcion en Espanol Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for the Ficcion en Espanol Book Club, led in both English and Spanish by Dan Lopez. At this meeting we will discuss the book, Tambien esto pasara, by Milena Busquets. This book is about a woman who loses her mother, and through complex relationships with family and overs, must learn how to fully live.

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 13th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Poetry Open Mic at Westwood Branch Library

Please join us for our monthly Poetry Open Mic hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Come share your masterpiece, or just listen and enjoy!

Where: Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 6 pm

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

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

Riley Perez & What Is Real at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Riley Perez discuss and sign, What Is Real: The Life and Crimes of Darnell Riley. Author and teacher Peter Conti will be monitoring the event, which is also a publication party.

On January 22, 2004, Darnell Riley broke into the home of Girls Gone Wild founder, Joe Francis, where he filmed a blackmail video, and arranged for payment so that the video didn’t go viral. This book explores the nine years he spent in custody, his life sharing facilities with Charles Manson and gang leaders, and where he confronts the question of which version he sees of himself is real: the young kid known to his friends and family, or the man who pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted extortion. This memoir takes a cold, hard look at a life of crime, the toll it takes, the reality of life inside California’s prisons, and the price paid by all involved.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-august-14th-630pm-publication-party-riley-perez-discusses-and-signs-what-real

New Short Fiction Series: Latinx Life in LA at Annenberg Beach House

The New Short Fiction series, L.A.’s longest running spoken word series, presenting “Stories of Latinx Life in Los Angeles.” Join us for a spoken word evening with local actors Holger Moncada, Jr., Paul Lasa, Jill Remez, and Sally Shore reading works by local writers Elaine Barnard, Daniel M Jaffe, Daniel A. Olivas, and Desiree Zamorano.

NOTE: This event is FREE, but we ask that you reserve your seat at the website link.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/activities/cultural-programs-events-and-tours.aspx#b=c  or  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-short-fiction-series-latinx-life-in-la-registration-47603895533

Leslie Schwartz & The Lost Chapters at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Leslie Schwarts joins us, in conversation with Father Greg Boyle & Celeste Freeman, to present, discuss and sign her new book, The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time.  This is the story of a time in 2014 when novelist Leslie Schwartz was sentenced to 90 days in L.A. County Jail for a DUI and battery of an officer. It was the most harrowing and holy experience of her life. Following a 414-day relapse into alcohol and drug addiction after more than a decade clean, she managed to survive by finding sustenance in the stories and reading in which she immersed herself.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/leslie-schwartz-father-greg-boyle-celeste-freeman-discusses-and-signs-lost-chapters

Allie Rowbottom & Jell-o Girls at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Allie Rowbottom, discuss and sign her book, Jell-o Girls: A Family History.

In 1899, the author’s great-great-great uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale was one of the most profitable business deals in American history, but the generations that followed were haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. This is the gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/allie-rowbottom-discusses-and-signs-jell-o-girls-family-history

Adam Greenfield & Circa at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Adam Greenfield discuss and sign his book, Circa: A Novel.

Circa is a dark comedy featuring Henry Colmes, a high school sophomore trying to find his place in school and life. in alternating chapters it is also the story of Henry as a thirty-something cub reporter trying to track down an elusive cult leader in order to interview him for the man’s own obituary. This debut novel looks at the pivotal moments in a person’s life that lead them to make decisions the can never take back and, ultimately, never forget.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/adam-greenfield

Afrofuturism Book Club at the Last Bookstore 

Join us for the Afrofuturism Book Club, led by Tyree Boyd-Pates, to discuss Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor. This breakthrough novel is about a young lady from a brutally oppressed tribe in post-apocalyptic Africa, who must use magic to confront a dangerous enemy—and discover who she really is. This book is in development as an HBO series, and has a prequel called The Book of Phoenix.

NOTE: All book clubs require a ticket, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Brandy Colbert & Finding Yvonne at Skylight Bookstore – YA Event

Please join us to hear author Brandy Colbert, in conversation with author Lilliam Rivera, present and sign the YA book, Finding Yvonne. This is a striking novel about difficult choices. Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially through the loneliness following her mother’s desertion of her family. But with graduation around the corner she must face the hard truth that she might not be good enough to attend conservatory after high school. Full of doubt about her future, and frustrated by her relationship with her father, she meets a street musician who is so different from her reliable boyfriend Warren, that she soon faces the most difficult decision yet about her future.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/brandy-colbert-reads-her-ya-novel-finding-yvonne-lilliam-rivera

Soapbox Sessions Open Mic at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Please join us for our Soapbox Sessions Open Mic of Music, Poetry, Comedy and more. Today’s featured artist will be Garret Swayne. See site for details.

Where: Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Date: Tuesday the 14th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/274140879850774/

Photographer’s Eye – Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez at Central Library, LAPL

Please join us to learn of the career of photographer George Rodriguez, which reveals a visual history of Los Angeles that spans over 45 years. Born and raised in South L.A,, he has documented some of the most important struggles in the city’s history: the East L.A. Student Walkouts, the Chicano Moratorium, the United Farmworkers Movement, among others. Through his work in the TV, recording and film industries, he also has photographed many important stars. This first retrospective of his career, edited by Josh Kun, contains many never-before-published photos from his vast archive.

Where: Meeting Room A, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 12:15 pm – 1 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/photographers-eye-double-vision-george-rodriguez

Author Talk with Cherie Magnus at Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Join us for a talk with librarian and author Cherie Magnus, who was a dance research librarian in the L.A. Central Library and a dance critic for local newspapers before moving to France, Mexico, and finally Argentina in 2003. The author of two memoirs, The Church of Tango, and its prequel, Arabesque: Dancing on the Edge in Los Angeles, she returned to live in L.A. in 2014, where she is working on the third memoir in the series.

Where: Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/author-talk-cherie-magnus

Adam Walker Phillips & The Big Con at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Adam Walker Phillips, who will discuss and sign, The Big Con: A Chuck Restic Mystery, which also features artwork form our latest Artist on the Stairwell, Nancy Nimoy!

Chuck Restic, HR manager and part-time private investigator, has a problem: the consultant guru Julie St. John is the bane of his existence. When Julie is suddenly wanted for the murder of an associate, he sees his chance to rid himself of her forever, until the corporate tables are turned on him.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/adam-walker-phillips-discusses-and-signs-big-con-chuck-restic-mystery

Fiction Book Club & The Lonesome Gods at the Homestead Museum

Please join us to discuss The Lonesome Gods, by Louis L’Amour, as part of our Book Club’s Fantastical Look at California.

Where: Homestead Museum

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.homesteadmuseum.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1672/293?backlist=%2f

Lisa Locascio, with Karolina Waclawiak, & Open Me at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Lisa Locascio, in conversation with Karlina Waclawiak, present and discuss her debut novel, Open Me. This is an erotic coming-of-age tale like no other, a daringly original and darkly compelling portrait of a young woman discovering her power, her sex, and her voice, as well as an incisive examination of xenophobia, migration, and what it means to belong.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/lisa-locascio-discusses-her-debut-novel-open-me-karolina-waclawiak

Renee Chatman Book Release & My Father’s Son From World Stage Press–Anansi Writers Workshop

Please join us to hear author Renee Chatman present and discuss her debut novel, My Father’s Son. This is the story of Katherine Robertson, who seemingly has lived a charmed life for over thirty-five years. But in her recent weekly lunch visit with her son, JR, he interrupts the main course by presenting her with a letter that shakes her life to the core, forcing her to relive a past she worked hard to forget, and which is even harder to live through again.

Where: World Stage Press

Date: Wednesday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1722755774483184/

Center Theatre Group Readings at Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library 

Please join us for our Center Theatre Group bilingual presentation/play reading of The Four comrades/Las Cuatro Comrades, by Fabian Choque and Zulma Arellano Rojas.

Where: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 803 Spence St., Los Angeles, CA 90023

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/center-theatre-group-literary-tourlecturas-de-obras-0

Gina Wohlsdorf & Blood Highway at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Gina Wohlsdorf, in conversation with Steph Cha, discuss and sign her book, Blood Highway.

Following the critically acclaimed success of the authors’ first book, Security, she returns for her sophomore effort, a gripping, surprising thriller whose feisty young heroine is in a desperate fight to survive.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/gina-wohlsdorf

Andrew Lawler & The Secret Token at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Andrew Lawler discuss and sign his book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

In 1587, 115 men, women and children arrived on Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England’s first foothold in the New World. But when the colony’s leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind a single clue—a “secret token” caved into a tree.

What happened? Now the author has an answer after 400 years!

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/andrew-lawler-discusses-and-signs-secret-token

Exploring California at Pasadena Museum of California Art

Please join us for PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday, for California in Their Own Words, a reading of contemporary poetry and prose, in conjunction with Grafton Tyler Brown’s exhibit, and join us afterwards for a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Where: PMCA

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 490 East Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://pmcaonline.org/programs/pmca-1234-third-thurs-aug16-18/

Virgie Tovar, with Sarai Walker, & You Have the Right to Remain Fat at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Virgie Tovar, in conversation with Sarai Walker, present and discuss her book, You Have the Right to Remain Fat. This is a manifesto for the fat revolution. The author is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/virgie-tovar-discusses-her-nonfiction-book-you-have-right-remain-fat-sarai-walker

Daniel Lewis & Hawaii at the Huntington Museum

Please join us to hear Daniel Lewis discuss and sign his book, Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawaii.

In this book readers take a thousand year journey to explore the state’s magnificent birds, touching on topics ranging from the concept of belonging to the work of pioneering bird conservationists. The author builds his text around four species. A book signing follows the lecture.

Where: Rothenberg Hall, Huntington Museum

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

Website: http://huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/calendardetail.aspx?id=25536

Drunken Masters: Comedy at Civic Center Studios

Please join Writ Large Press for Drunken Masters: Comedy, our quarterly extravaganza in which three writers read/perform short excerpts from a work-in-progress in front of a panel of three established writers in the filed who provide on-the-spot feedback.

This quarter we are featuring: Tiffany M. Hobbs, Sydney Castillo, and Atsuko Okatsuka.

Submission deadline is Monday, 8/13 at 8am. See website for details.

Where: Civic Center Studios

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Address: 207 South Broadway, Suite One, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1913159142317876/

CSULB Poetry Open Mic & Featured Readers at CSULB

The CSULB Poetry Open Mic occurs on the third Thursday of every month at 8 pm at the Sunset Lounge in the USU, near the on-campus police station.

Where: Sunset Lounge in USU, CSULB

Date: Thursday the 16th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Address: 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840

Website: http://localendar.com/event?DAM=PublishedEvent&m=485044&event_id=141&calendar_id=485044&more_info=N&export_date=Aug%2016,%202018&category=102

Robin Benway & Isabel Quintero at Cellar Door Books, Riverside

Join us to hear authors Robin Benway (Fa r From the Tree, National Book Award Winner) and Isabel Quintero (Gabi, a Girl in Pieces) in conversation. Far From the Tree is a beautiful exploration of what it means to be family, told from the perspective of three teens who find each other and seek the story of the woman who gave them up. In Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary, including the poetry that helps forge her identity.

RSVPs are required, and you may reserve your seats via Eventbrite link at website.

Where: Cellar Door Books

Date: Friday the 17th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., #30A, Riverside, CA 92506

Website: http://www.cellardoorbookstore.com/event/conversation-robin-benway-isabel-quintero

Friday Night Live Open Mic at Royal Cup Café, Long Beach

Join us to hear the Friday Night Live Open Mic, where all performers are welcome. Performances are from 7pm-9pm, with sign-ups at 6:30 pm. We raffle off coffee for two every week and have excellent deserts!

Where: Royal Cup Café

Date: Friday the 17th

Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 994 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804

Website: http://localendar.com/event?DAM=PublishedEvent&m=485044&event_id=74&calendar_id=485044&more_info=N&export_date=Aug%2017,%202018&category=100

Matt Hewitt Launch & Biker Party at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Matt Hewitt, discuss and sign his comic book, Biker Party.

This is the author’s follow-up to the gleefully idiotic and grotesque Corky Burger. In it a biker chieftain is found dead in the desert by his minions, which inspires an orgiastic bacchanale of murder and mayhem.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/hot-august-night-matt-hewitt-launches-his-comic-biker-party

Authors & Back to School with Bigfoot at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Please join us to hear children’s author Samantha Berger, and illustrator Dave Pressler, discuss her new book, Back to School with Bigfoot. Told from a giant, hairy puppet’s point of view, this book tackles the worries kids face as that first day of school draws closer, and ends on a colossal high note.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

Social Justice Book Club at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Please come to our Social Justice Book Club for a discussion of Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, published in 2015 by Spiegel & Grau.  The book is written as a letter to the author’s teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the United States.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/545589192529478/

L.A. Play Readers: Invitation to a March at John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL

Please come to a staged reading of Invitation to a March, by Arthur Laurents, who is best known as the writer of Gypsy, West Side Story, and The Way We Were. This is a light, airy, amusing tale set in the summer on the south shore of Long Island.

Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/los-angeles-play-readers-invitation-march

Discover Your Inner Writer Author Talk at Ocean Park Branch Library, SMPL

Please join us to meet author Katya Williamson, creator of a writing system that lets everyone discover their inner writer, and Carol McClintic, author and educator, who will be sharing writing tips and excerpts from their newest books.

Where: Ocean Park Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=27170

Poetic Gesture Workshop at dA Center for the Arts

Join the dA Center for the Arts Saturday Writing Workshops for Poetic Gesture, a figure drawing and poetry workshop led by Gina Duran.

This event is FREE, and available to all ages, 13 & up.

Where: dA Center for the Arts, Pomona

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 252 Main St., Pomona, CA 91766

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

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena Public Library

Please join us to hear readings by featured poets, Fernando Castro, Luivette Resto & Mike Sonksen, plus our Open Reading.

Curated by: Don Kingfisher Campbell

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena Public Library

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Buddhism & Poetry Night at RKLA

Please join us for an evening of expressions and recollection through readings, poetry, and Open Mic, hosted by Mike Sonksen, poet/writer/teacher. Light refreshments will be served.

Where: RKLA Dharma Center

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 2707 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website:  N/A

Poetry Readings at Brand Library & Arts Center, Glendale Public Library

Please join us for The River Lethe Poetry Readings, moderated by Colette LaBouff, with:

Allison Benis White is the author of Please Bury Me in This, winner of the 2018 Rilke Prize.

Vandana Khanna is the author of two full collections, Train to Agra and Afternoon Masala, as well as the chapbook, The Goddess Monologues.

Where: Brand Library & Arts Center, Glendale Public Library

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address:  1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201

Website: https://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/37932/125

Vanessa Hua Debut & River of Stars at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Vanessa Hua, in conversation with Medaya Ocher, discuss and sign her debut novel, A River of Stars.

This is a novel about motherhood, immigration, and identity, and tells the story of a pregnant Chinese woman who makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. This is an entertaining, wildly unpredictable adventure, told with empathy and wit, and a vivid examination of home and belonging.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/vanessa-hua-reads-her-debut-novel-river-stars-medaya-ocher

Five:2:One’s First Reading & Launch at The Pop-Hop

Please join us for Five:2:One’s first Art and Literary Journal and first reading/launch, hosted by Kolleen Carney Hoepfner and featuring:

Nathan Hassall is the editor of two literary magazines, Gutteral and The Luxembourg Review. His most recent Haiku chapbook is dregsongs from blab cartilage, available on free download from Bones: A Journal of Haiku.

Katie Manning is founding editor-in-chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. She is the author of Tasty Other, and four chapbooks.

Zachary Jenson is a writer, journalist, and educator, and currently teaches English at CSUN. He is Founding/Managing Editor of Angel City Review and the editor for the animals Chapbook Series at Business Bear Press.

Leah Clancy is a poet and visual artist, cofounding editor of Potluck Mag, and the future poet laureate of your heart.

Where: The Pop-Hop

Date: Saturday the 18th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 5002 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2139317353015777/

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 19th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Poetry in Malibu & Open Mic at Malibu United Methodist Church

Please join us for Poetry by the Sea, to hear readings by Shirley Love, and an Open Mic.

Where: Malibu United Methodist Church

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 30128 Morning View Dr., Malibu, CA 91020

Websitehttp://malibuumc.org

Mushroom Montoya & Koln Letters at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Mushroom Montoya, who will present and discuss his book, Koln Letters, a novel that answers an historical question for which there has been no answer.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 3 pm

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

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

Sumarr III – 2018 Reading Series at The Pop-Hop

SUMARR is the personification of summer in Norse mythology. This reading series is curated by Diana Arterian, and features:

Readings from: Allie Rowbottom, Aja Gabel, Joseph Rios, and Emily Geminder, with music from Emily Lacy.

Where: The Pop-Hop

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5002 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/441141846392860/

In & of This World Reading at Avenue 50 Studio

Please join us for “in & of this world,” a reading by five women: Gina Alexandra, Dorothy Barresi, Sara Borjas, Jessica Ceballos, Kate Martin Rowe, and hosted by Kim Young.

We are introducing the first zine in a series to be published as accoutrements or carry-ons of readings happening at Avenue 50 Studio. 100% of proceeds of the sale of these zines will be donated to Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/458484311298706/

Kristan Higgans & Good Luck with That at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Kristan Higgins, in conversation with Kara Warner, to discuss her book, Good Luck with That.

Emerson, Georgia and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one last wish for her beat friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. As Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of her wish becomes truly clear: to love themselves.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/kristan-higgins

Fatimah Asghar & If They Come for Us at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Fatimah Asghar, in conversation with Morgan parker and Sam Bailey, discuss and sign her poetry collection, If They Come for Us.

Poet and co-creator of the web series Brown Girls, Asghar captures her experience as a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/fatimah-asghar-reads-her-new-poetry-collection-if-they-come-us-morgan-parker-and-sam-bailey

Stories of Boundaries at Arts Council for Long Beach

Join us for Stories of Boundaries, a culminating exhibition for Art Council of Long Beach’s 2017-2918 Professional Artist Fellows, featuring four artists whose work exemplifies artistic merit and professional achievement:

Kristin Beeler creates contemporary jewelry, photography and objects, and explores memory and the marks and traces left behind.

Jose Loza explores stories of migration and the boundaries between borders, language, generations, and cultures, and includes family narratives, interviews, and oral histories.

BrittanyMojo investigates histories of gendered work through the manipulation of material, and the real or imagined hierarchy between them.

Gerardo Monterrubio uses the ceramic medium as an anthropological investigation, using forms as vehicles to compose linear and fragmented narratives.

Where: Collaborative Gallery, Arts Council for Long Beach

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 421 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90808

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1780354235366386/

Open Mic Poetry Night

Come be a part of Sideshow Books’ first ever poetry open mic series started in July! Poets, Spoken word performers, and musicians all welcome 🙂 (They will have an amp, speakers, and mic, but any other equipment will need to be brought with you).
Their mission is to create an inclusive space to bring community together while local artists can be heard and supported.

Where: Sideshow Books

Date: Sunday the 19th

Time: 8 pm; Sign-up 7:30 pm

Address: 1639 La Cienaga Blvd., Mid City, L.A., CA 90045

Websitehttp://sideshowbookstore.com/events/

 

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