Los Angeles Literature Events 9/03/18 –9/09/18

Happy Labor Day!

IMG_2030Mark Gunther & Without Jenny at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to welcome Mark Gunther, who will discuss and sign his debut novel, Without Jenny.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-september-4th-630-pm-mark-gunther-discusses-and-signs-without-jenny

Erin Gibson & Feminasty at Book Soup

Join us to hear Erin Gibson discuss and sign her book, Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death

In this book the author has written a collection of make-you-laugh-til-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman harder and deconstructs them in a way that’s bold and funny and provocative.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/erin-gibson-discusses-and-signs-feminasty-complicated-womans-guide-surviving-patriarchy

Wait Wait Celebration & Hometown Pasadena at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us for a Quiz Show to Celebrate Hometown Pasadena, inspired by “ Wait Don’t Tell Me!” Host Lian Dolan will be joined by many of the contributors of the new book, Hometown Pasadena (Prospect Park Books) and special local celebrity guests as well.

We will play Bluff the Audience, Pasadena Expert: Authors vs. Audience, Lightening Fill in the Blank. There will be prizes and refreshments!

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/wait-wait-pasadena

David Ulin & Reissue of The Lost Art of Reading at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear book critic and author David Ulin, present and sign his reissued book on the act of reading, The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time.

This is edition, the author expands his short book, rich in ideas, on the consequences of reading to include the considerations of fake news, siloed information, and the connections between critical thinking as the key component of engaged citizenship and resistance.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/david-ulin-discusses-reissue-his-book-lost-art-reading

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

Please join us for Redondo Poets, to welcome our featured poet, Connie Williams, and participate in our weekly Open Mic.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Website: http://www.facebook.com/RedondoPoets

Leonard Maltin & Hooked on Hollywood Author Lunch at Diesel Bookstore

You are welcome to join us at our adult literary luncheon series at Amici Brentwood, to hear Leonard Maltin discuss and sign his new book, Hooked on Hollywood.

See website for ticket costs and details.

Where: Amici Brentwood (off-site)

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 12 pm

Address: 2538 San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/wednesday-september-5th-1200-pm-author-luncheon-leonard-maltin-hooked-hollywood

Somaiya Daud & Mirage at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Somaiya Daud, in conversation with Leigh Bardugo, to discuss her new fantasy novel, Mirage.

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, sixteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer, and hopes on day to have an adventure and travel beyond her isolated moon. But when adventure comes for her, it’s not what she expects, and she is forced to be the body-double for the cruel Princess Maram, ready to die in her place.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/somaiya-daud

Mark Gunther & Without Jenny at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Mark Gunther present and read from his new book, Without Jenny.

This is a heartbreaking journey of love and loss, of mourning and memory, of faith and doubt. This tells the story of one woman’s transformation after the death of ten-year-old Jenny.

NOTE: You may buy the book and reserve your space at the website link.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Patrick DeWitt & French Exit at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Patrick DeWitt present and read from his new novel, French Exit.

This is a witty and poignant “tragedy of manners,” set in New York and Paris, at once a wicked lampooning of high society and a far-flung mother-son caper that is surprising at every turn.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/patrick-dewitt-reads-his-new-novel-french-exit

The Art of the Short at Stories Books & Cafe

Please join Unnamed Press and Rare Bird Lit to welcome writers and authors Debbie Graber, Michelle Blair Wilker, and Jacqueline Suskin, who will read from their collections.

Graber and Wilker will read from their debut collections of short stories, and Suskin will share her poetry about the wildness of Northern California. From the strange to the beautiful, the completely ordinary to the extraordinary, each of these women and each of their works show that short writings, in whatever form they come, pack a punch that we won’t soon forget.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1071756842986281/

 Conney Williams at the Ugly Mug

Join us to welcome and hear poet, actor, community activist, and performance artist Conney Williams present and read from his work. He has two collections of poetry: Leaves of Spilled Spirit from and Untamed Poet (2002) and Blues Red Soul Falsetto (2012). In 2015 he released two critically acclaimed CDs of poetry accompanied by music: River & Moan and Unsettled Water. He is artistic director at the World Stage and Coordinator for the Anansi Writers Workshop.

Where: The Ugly Mug

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/482451412219507/

Miriam Pawel & The Browns of California at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear Miriam Pawel discuss and sign her new book, The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation.

This is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s panoramic history of California and its impact on the nation, told through the lens of the family dynasty that led the state for nearly a quarter century. This tale spans four generations and includes dozens of striking photos, many published for the first time.

Where: Diesel Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/thursday-september-6th-630-pm-miriam-pawel-discusses-and-signs-browns-california

Terrance Harkin & The Big Buddha Bicycle Race at Book Soup

Author Terrance Harkin will discuss and sign his book, The Big Buddha Bicycle Race.

Brendan Leary, assigned to an Air Force photo squadron an hour from L.A., thinks he has it made. But when the U.S. invades Cambodia and he joins his buddies who march in protest, he is shipped off to an obscure air base in upcountry Thailand where he finds himself involved in a secret war in the mountains of Laos. This book is a new take in the Vietnam War and the surrounding peoples and countries.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/terence-harkin-discusses-and-signs-big-buddha-bicycle-race

Jim Kempton & First We Surf at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to hear surfer Jim Kempton and some special guests discuss and sign his book, First We Surf, Then We Eat: Recipes from a Lifetime of Surf Travel.

The author, president of the California Surf Museum, has spent his life traveling and surfing the world, and along the way learned to cook many beach-loving dishes, some of which you may sample at this event.

NOTE: This is a ticked event, and includes a copy of the book, so see website for details.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/join-surfer-jim-kempton-and-some-special-guests

Michael Cassutt & The Astronaut Maker at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Michael Cassutt will join us to discuss and sign his book, The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation.

One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA’s history, George W.S. Abbey was called “the Dark Lord,” the “Godfather,” and “UNO”—short for unidentified NASA official. Yet he had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told—until now. This is the ultimate insider’s account of ambition and power politics at NASA.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/michael-cassutt-discusses-and-signs-astronaut-maker

Ben Marcus & Notes from the Fog at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Ben Marcus present and read from his new collection, Notes from the Fog: Stories.

These thirteen transfixing, ingenious stories give us timely dystopian visions of alienation in a modern world—cosmically and comically apt. Never has an existential catastrophe been so much fun.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/ben-marcus-reads-his-new-collection-stories-notes-fog

Martin Jay Weiss & The Second Son at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Martin Jay Weiss discuss and sign his book, The Second Son.

Two brothers, Ethan and Jack Stone, have built the ultimate transparency app—Stalker—and it’s going to make them rich. But they are soon forced to rethink everything they believed regarding privacy, freedom and trust. This is a poignant and timely novel.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/martin-jay-weiss-discusses-and-signs-second-son

Amy Meyerson & The Bookshop of Yesterdays at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to welcome author Amy Meyerson, who will discuss and sign her book, The Bookshop of Yesterdays.

Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle’s bookstore, but on her twelfth birthday he suddenly disappears from her life, and sixteen years later he leaves her Prospero Books in his will. She finds clues in the store that take her on a journey to reveal a history her mother had hidden, and a terrible story that tore her family apart. This book is a testament to how histories shape who we become.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/amy-meyerson-discusses-and-signs-bookshop-yesterdays

Lea Dietrich & Vanishing Twins at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Lea Dietrich, in conversation with Sarah Manguso, discuss her nonfiction book, Vanishing Twins: A Marriage, which asks the question: How does a young couple make room for their individual desires, their evolving selfhoods, and their artistic ambitions while building a life together?

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/leah-dieterich-discusses-her-nonfiction-book-vanishing-twins-sarah-manguso

Carla Harryman, Will Alexander, Deborah Meadows & Gray Palmer at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us to hear four featured poets, hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid.

Carla Harryman is a poet, experimental prose writer, essayist and collaborator known for her boundary-breaking investigations of genre, non-narrative performance and text-based performance. She is a professor at Eastern Michigan University.

Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, visual artist, and pianist. He is currently Poet-in-Residence at Beyond Baroque.

Deborah Meadows is the author of numerous books of poetry,, most recently Lecture Notes, and will perform excerpts from Dragon Boat with Gray Palmer.

Gray Palmer is a writer, composer, director, and performer, and his reviews and features are posted online at Stage Row.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1000231093484168/

Wednesday Night Workshop Tribute at Beyond Baroque

As part of our 50th Anniversary events, we celebrate our poetry workshop, founded in 2969, to provide instruction and encouragement for several generations of poets. Poems by some of the Workshop’s best-known alumni will be read by workshop veterans Jack Grapes, Julia Stein, and Iva Turner, and hosted by Lynn Bronstein.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

First Friday Reading Series & Open Mic at Rapp Saloon

Rapp Saloon’s First Friday Reading Series, hosted by Cynthia Alessandra Briano, is proud to feature poets:

Kit Courter is a poet, guitarist and photographer, whose published work includes: Shasta Cycle, a Journey by Bicycle in 2002, a chapbook, Krado (2015), and California Trees (2018). His work has been anthologized, he is a regular participant in SoCal open mics, especially Redondo Poets, and his photography can be seen at www.lunarlightphoto.net.

Douglas Brown is the author of Icon, a new collection of poetry from Writ Large Press in 2018, and Zero to Three, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize in 2013. He also co-authored a chapbook of poetry with poet Geoffrey Davis, Begotten, as part of Upper Rubber Boot’s Floodgate Poetry Series. He teaches at Loyola High School of Los Angeles.

Tanya Ko Hong is a poet, translator and cultural curator. She is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, Mother to Myself. Her poem “Comfort Woman,” received honorable mention in the 2015 Women’s National Book Association.

Chris Elliott is a musician, singer and writer, whose current focus is the recording project, “Mike Patted the Bees,” a collection of reflective songs about love, life, death and redemption. He is also about to release “Funnybone,” a collection of comedy songs. He is a spoken word artist and instrumentalist, comfortable in many roles and venues.

Where: Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1456674771131670/

2nd Annual Latina Writers Conference at Plaza de la Raza

Join us for a series of platicas and workshops that explore the diversity of our Latina writing community in 2018. Topics include film and theater, publishing, children and young adult literature, academia, writing as a parent/caretaker, space making, politics and journalism, and much more! Numerous vendors and authors will be presenting throughout the day. Event is sold out. Details to follow, so check website for more information.

NOTE: Check website links re availability.

Where: Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 9 am – 6 pm

Address: 3540 North Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-latina-writers-conference-tickets-47579508591

Ashely Mills & A Little Goes a Long Way at the Last Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear children’s author Ashley Mills present and read from her book, A Little Goes A Long Way!

Join Fin and his little dog, Sausages, as he learns to use only what he needs while he helps with chores around the house. Special guest appearance by illustrator Vivian Nguyen!

NOTE: You may buy the book and reserve your space at the website link.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Family Day: Kids for Peace at the Hammer Museum – Kids Event

Please join us for a family artistic celebration for peace. Enjoy an interactive musical storytelling session with Baba the Storyteller, and make a songbook, and much more!

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 11 am – 3 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/09/family-day-kids-for-peace

Helena Ku Rhee and Colleen King-Savage & The Turtle Ship at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Please join us to hear children’s author Helena Ku Rhee, and illustrator Colleen Kong-Savage, discuss and sign their book, The Turtle Ship.

Hear about how this book came to be, the miraculous way two creators from opposite sides of the country first met and ask questions about the book’s journey! The book is loosely based on the life of Korean hero Admiral Yi Sun-sin of the 16th century Joseon dynasty. In the story, a young boy is inspired by his pet turtle to design one of the greatest battleships in history, and it inspires the reader to dream big.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 2:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/

Deep Poetry Critique Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry, Pasadena

Please join Saturday Afternoon Poetry, curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell, when we host a Deep Poetry Critique Workshop led by: G.T. Foster.

Don’t forget to bring 15 copies of you poem-in-progress.

Where: Santa Catalina Library

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Greg Reitman & Rooted in Peace at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Greg Reitman discuss and sign his book, Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace Within.

Join filmmaker and author Reitman as he provides advice from experts and leaders who understand the links between head and heart, and share inspiration for engaging with your own sense of inner peace.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/greg-reitman-discusses-and-signs-rooted-peace-inspiring-story-finding-peace-within

Devin Galaudet & 10,000 Miles with My Dead Father’s Ashes at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Devin Galaudet discuss and sign his book, 10,000 Miles with My Dead Father’s Ashes.

It was the author’s job to take his father’s ashes and pour them into the waters of Cadiz, Spain. But half a mile from the Mediterranean, he lost them, standing in the middle of a windy cobblestone street. Now he wonders what just happened—not just in that moment, but 40 years prior.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 3 pm

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

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

Michael Murphy & A Look Back to 1902 From Today at Ocean Park Library, SMPL

Please join us to hear Michael Murphy discuss and sign his new book of photographs, A Look Back to 1902 From Today.

This book of photographs compares views of familiar places in Santa Monica as they looked in 1902 and the present. Book sale and signing follows the event.

Where: Ocean Park Library, SMPL

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=27289

Lummox Issue 7 at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for the annual publication reading of the Lummox Poetry Anthology (#7) with contributors: Vacchine, Jonathan Taylor, Jr., Jeff Alfier, Derek D. Brown Hill, Don Campbell, Linda Singer, Gary Jacobelly, Kevin Ridgeway, Mike Meloan, Marie Lecrevain, Sharyl Collin, lal kikiriki, Kit Courter, Linda Neal, Chucka Susan Chesney, Frank Kearns, Lynn Bronstein, Charles Harmon and Jackie Chou.

Regular admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Sonya Sones Launch Party & The Opposite of Innocent at Children’s Book World – YA & Adult Event

Please join us to hear acclaimed Young Adult author Sonya Sones at the launch party of her chilling and timely new novel in verse, The Opposite of Innocent.

Loosely based on something that happened to Sonya’s own sister, this book tells the heartbreaking story of fourteen-year-old Lily, who finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship with Luke, a family friend more than twice her age. Readers will accompany Lily on her harrowing journey from hopelessness to hope.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/

Jeri Westerson & The Deepest Grave at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Jeri Westerson present and discuss her novel, The Deepest Grave: A Medieval Noir Mystery (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mystery #10), where strange mischief is afoot st St. Modwen’s Church, as corpses seem to stalk the graveyard at night, disturbing graves and dragging coffins.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.jeri-westerson-discusses-and-signs-deepest-grave

Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story at Eso Won Bookstore

Please join us to hear co-author Elizabeth Terzakis present and discuss Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story, about the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympics Games, a feat that would not be replicated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. The Hidden Figures of sport, Tigerbelle offers inspiration to readers from all walks of life.

Where: Eso Won Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 4327 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Websitehttp://www.esowonbookstore.com/event/wyomia-tyus-booksigning 

Three Poets at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us to hear three poets read and discuss their work:

Julian Brolaski is a poet whose most recent book, Of Mongrelitude (2017), was recently shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry.

Rodney Koeneke’s latest book of poems, Body & Glass, is just out from Wave Books. He now teaches in the History Department at Portland State University.

Jos Charles is the author of feeld, a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, and Safe Space. She is pursuing a PhD in English from UC Irvine.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/232876900722280/

Poets & Actors Celebrate Plume at Beyond Baroque

Please join us as poets who have published in this excellent on-line journal are joined by actors presenting the work of contributors: Michelle Bitting, Christopher Buckley, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Helene Cardona, Alexis Rhone Fancher, John Fitzgerald, with actors Carl Weintraub, Laurie O’Brien, Leon Martell, and others.

Hosted by Suzanne Lummis.

Regular admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Elliott Turner & The Night of the Virgin at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Elliott Turner discuss and sign his book, The Night of the Virgin.

This is an indisputably American tale where a dream leads to a journey that twisted when you wanted it to turn. This is a story about the slippery topics of identity and acceptance, hatred and love.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 1 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/elliott-turner-discusses-and-signs-night-virgin

Soap Box Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join our monthly Soap Box Open Reading. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm.

Hosted by: Jessica Wilson Cardenas

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 2 pm

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

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

Robert C. Hamilton, M.D. & 7 Secrets of the Newborn at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to welcome Robert C. Hamilton, M.D. to discuss his book: 7 Secrets of the Newborn: Secrets and Happy Surprises of the First Year.

From the pediatrician who became an internet sensation with the “Hamilton Hold” in a You Tube video about how to calm a crying baby, comes a resource guide for the earliest moments of your child’s life.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-september-9th-300-pm-robert-c-hamilton-md-discusses-and-signs-7-secrets-newborn

Roar Shack: The Story Within the Story at 826LA Echo Park

Join host David Rocklin for Roar Shack’s The Story Within the Story, and welcome writers:

Natalie Mislang Mann

Angela Bullock

Devin Galaudet

Martin Weiss

Mark Sarvas

Plus the world famous Live Write.

Where: 826LA Echo Park

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1119777831519298/

Rattle Poetry Reading & Open Mic at Flintridge Bookstore

The Rattle Poetry Reading & Open Mic welcomes two features:

Nicelle Davis is a poet and performance artist, whose collections include: The Walled Wife, In the Circus of You, Becoming Judas, and Circe. She has taught poetry at many venues, is the creator of The Poetry Circus, and her poem “After Coffee with My Nurse Friend” appears in Rattle #61,

Devi S. Laskar is a poet, photographer and artist, who has published two poetry chapbooks, Gas & Food, No Lodging and Anastasia Maps in 2017. Her debut novel, The Atlas of Reds and Blues, will be published by Counterpoint Press in February 2019.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1842601635857069/

Poets of Venice Collective at the Ruskin Group Theatre

Library Girl Presents: The Poets of Venice Collective, hosted by Susan Hayden, to celebrate their new anthology, Angle of Reflection. This event is a benefit for the theatre, and features: Jeanette Clough, Paul Lieber, Holaday Mason, Jim Natal, Jan Wesley, Brenda Yates, Mariano Zaro, with a special appearance by David St. John.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, with a $10 charge.

Where: Ruskin Group Theatre

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2164545527166398/

Dystopian Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for the Dystopian Book Club, led by Peter Clines, to discuss the book, An Excess Male, by Maggie Shen King. This story takes place in a future China, where the “One Child” policy has spun disastrously out of control.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

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