Los Angeles Literature Events 9/17/18 –9/23/18

downloadCourtenay Hameister & Okay Fine Whatever at Book Soup

Join us to hear Courtenay Hameister discuss and sign her book, Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things.

In this book the author has written a refreshing, relatable, and funny account of her adventures of fighting chronic dread and anxiety. It’s possible to fight complacency and become bold, or at least bold-ish, a little at a time.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/courtenay-hameister-discusses-and-signs-okay-fine-whatever-year-i-went-being-afraid-everything

Glen David Gold & I Will Be Complete at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear Glen David Gold discuss his new book, I Will Be Complete.

The author was raised rich, briefly, in Southern California at the end of the go-go 1960s. But his father’s fortune disappears, and his parents’ divorce, he falls out of his well-curated life and into San Francisco at the epicenter of the Me Decade: the ‘70s. He then “grows up” with his mother, among con men and get-rich schemes. And, when he is twelve, she moves to New York without him, leaving him to fend for himself. This heartbreaking story speaks to everyone who has struggled with the complexity of parental bonds while seeking—and finding—autonomy.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/glen-david-gold-discusses-and-signs-i-will-be-complete

Miriam Pawel & The Browns of California at ALOUD Reading Series

Please join us to hear author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel and Kathleen Brown, in conversation with UCSD professor Natalia Molina, present and sign Pawel’s book, The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation.

In this book the author demystifies transformative moments in California history—from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley—as she considers one family dynasty.  Beginning with Pat Brown, who presided over the state during an era of unmatched expansion, to Jerry Brown, the cerebral son who became the youngest governor in modern times—and then returned three decades later as the oldest, she traces four generations of this influential family. Joining her will be Pat’s youngest child, and former State treasurer, Kathleen Brown.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/browns-california-family-dynasty-transformed-state-shaped-nation/

A Reading by Gina Nahal at Santa Monica College Associates Reading Series

Gina Nahal is a bestselling author of short stories and novels, columnist for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, and emeritus professor of Creative Writing at USC. She is the author of The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Where: ART 214, SMC English Department. Call (310) 434-4303 for details.

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 11:15 am

Address: 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://smc.edu/ACG/Marketing/Events/Pages/Literary%20Talks%20and%20Readings.aspx

Popcorn for Poetry at Central Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Do you have a way with words? Do you appreciate the musicality of words? The all teens may join us as we let the lyricism of poetry ring true in our ears and enjoy freshly popped popcorn.

Where: Central Library, Downtown L.A.

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://libraries.usc.edu/events/making-data-more-human-evening-jer-thorp

Jer Thorp & Making Data More Human at Doheny Memorial Library, USC

Please join us to hear current Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress, Jer Thorp, who will illuminate how adding meaning and narrative to data can help people take control of the information that surrounds them.

NOTE: RSVP required. See website for details.

Where: Doheny Memorial Library, USC Campus

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website: http://libraries.usc.edu/events/making-data-more-human-evening-jer-thorp

Tuesday Night Cafe Readings & Open Mic at Aratani Courtyard

Come to the longest running Open Mic in Los Angeles, curated and founded by  traci kato-kiriyama, and featuring guest hosts and poets, live painting, DJs, film, and more!  Check the website each 1st & 3rd Tuesday for lineup and details.

Where: Aratani Courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 120 Judge John Aliso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://tuesdaynightproject.org

Rebecca Serle & The Dinner List at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Rebecca Serle, in conversation with Gabrielle Zevin, present and sign her new novel, The Dinner List.

Pick five people—dead or alive—to have dinner with for just one night. For Sabrina Nielson, the five people she chose years ago for in such a game just happen to show up at her birthday dinner.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/rebecca-serle-discusses-her-new-novel-dinner-list-gabrielle-zevin

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

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

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

PEN America Book Club at The Edison

Please join us at the PEN America Book Club, hosted by Melissa Chadburn, to discuss Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, by Read the Resistance author Sunil Yapa.

Free and open to all, both PEN members and non-members. See site for details.

Where: The Edison

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 6 am – 8 pm

Address: 108 w. 2nd St., #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://pen.org/event/los-angeles-book-club-heart-muscle-size-fist/

Author Reading at the Mexican Consulate

Please join us to hear author Gamaniel Esparza Verduzco present his new book, “Mi constitucion, poesia civica” (in Spanish). RSVP and details at website link.

Where: Consulate General of Mexico

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 2401 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Website: http://facebook.com/CultureMexLA

Poetry on the Rocks Reading at Dipiazza’s

Please join us to hear Poetry on the Rocks, hosted by Nancy Lynee Woo and Mike Gravagnol, a quarterly reading series that smashes poetry, drinks, and surprise games together.

Our featured poets are: Julissa Cardenas, Daniel McGinn, LeAnne Hunt, Marcus Omari, Alexis Rhone Fancher.

Where: Dipiazza’s

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90804

Website: http://facebook.com/events/245007596203109/

Gavin Scott & The Age of Exodus at Book Soup

Join us to hear Gavin Scott discuss and sign his book, The Age of Exodus.

It is 1947. As Britain’s new Labour government struggles to cope with the break-up of the Empire, there’s a grisly murder in the British Museum, terrorists target British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, and Forrester boards the Queen Mary for a fateful voyage to New York.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/gavin-scott-discusses-and-signs-age-exodus

Rachel Ignotofsky & The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth at Vroman’s Bookstore

You are welcome to join us to hear author Rachel Ignotofsky, who will discuss and sign her book, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems.

From the New York Times best-selling author of Women in Science, this is an illustrated tour of the planet exploring ecosystems, large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to a single drop of water. Making earth science accessible and entertaining through art, maps, and infographics, this book explains how our planet works—and how we can protect it.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/rachel-ignotofsky-discusses-and-signs-wondrous-workings-planet-earth

Recess Mic Orientation at BASCO House, Palms Up Academy

Lady Basco returns to the mic. She has lots to share at orientation night. She hopes you come with your shares too.

Come early. Get acclimated to the new space. DJ Hauskaat will be setting vibes. There is free guest parking lot off of Dillon. There will be food until the cafeteria runs out. A basketball for PE in the faculty parking lot. And the list closes at 8pm.

Support the arts, each other, and community,

Fees: 18+//$10; Teens//$5

Where: BASCO House, Palms Up Academy

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: 3200 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/281242545827158/

Katya Apekina & The Deeper the Water at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Katya Apekina, with Michelle Huneven, present and read from her debut novel, The Deeper the Water, the Uglier the Fish.

This is a bold, epistolary novel tracking two teenage girls in the wake of their mother’s failed suicide attempt, when they are sent to live with their estranged father, a celebrated writer, in New York City. With a sinister sense of humor, the author captures the quiet torment of Edie and Mae as they crave the attention of a parent they can’t—and shouldn’t — have to themselves.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/katya-apekina-reads-her-debut-novel-deeper-water-uglier-fish-michelle-huneven

Readings from They Said: Los Angeles at Stories LA

Please join us to meet the authors of They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing. Enjoy readings by:

Molly Bendall is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Watchful from Omnidawn in 2016. She teaches at USC.

Martin Ott is the author of seven books of poetry and fiction, including Underlays. His newest book, Lessons in Camouflage, will be published in 2108 by C&R Press.

Sara Suzor has published The Principle Agent, and is the owner and founder of INK,LLC. She teaches writing workshops across the country.

Maggie Woodward is a poet working on her PhD in film studies at USC. She is the author of the chapbook Found Footage, and served as editor of the Yalobusha Review and curated the Trobar Ric reading series.

Gail Wronsky is the author, coauthor, or translator of twelve books of poetry and prose. Her latest book is Fuegos Florales/Flowering Fires, a translation of the poems of Argentinean poet Alicia Portnoy.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://storiesla.com/?q=h.calevents

Mallika Chopra & Just Breathe at Manhattan Beach Library – Kids Event

Join us to hear Mallika Chopra discuss and sign her book for kids ages 8-12, Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More.

This book is a fun and accessible, fully illustrated go-to meditation guide written by the wellness expert and daughter of Deepak Chopra. This book is full of specific exercises to help deal with everyday challenges and tips to lead to a healthier life.

Bring your yoga mat.

Where: Manhattan Beach Library (Pages Bookstore off-site)

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/meet-author-mallika-chopra

Red Hen Press Workshop at Center for the Arts

Join Ren Hen Press authors Bryan Hurt and John Brantingham for a night of fiction and conversation. Stay for a discussion about fiction and craft, moderated by Monica Fernandez.

Bryan Hurt is the Editor of Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest. He is an assistant professor of English at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

John Brantingham is Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park’s First Poet Laureate. He has written tem books of poetry and fiction, and teaches at Mt. San Antonio College.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/325561298180311/

Robert Rorke & Car Trouble at Book Soup

Join us to hear Robert Rorke, in conversation with Amy E. Wallen, discuss and sign his book, Car Trouble.

Nicky Flynn is coming-of-age in 1970s Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels. A budding actor, he is at once sensitive, resilient, exasperated, and keenly observant. His father’s obsession is picking up old car junkers for cheap at NYPD auctions. But for Nicky, each one is a milestone, unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. This novel is about finding your authentic self amid the rubble and rumble of growing up.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/robert-rorke-discusses-and-signs-car-trouble-conversation-amy-e-wallen

Jeff Pearlman & Football for a Buck at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Jeff Pearlman discuss and sign his book, Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL.

This is the story of the United States Football League, the last league to challenge the mighty NFL. But it died beneath the weight of a particular egotistical and bombastic owner—Donald Trump. The best-selling SI writer and ESPN.com columnist and author of eight books,  Jeff Pearlman, draws on more than four hundred interviews to unearth the salty, untold stories of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/jeff-pearlman

Miriam Pawel & The Browns of California at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Pulitzer Prize winning author Miriam Pawel, in conversation with author David Ulin, discuss her new book, The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation.

Both Pat Brown and his son Jerry Brown, transformed the State of California over several decades, and the author’s narrative spans four generations of history, from August Schuckman, the Prussian immigrant who crossed the Plains in 1852 and settled on a northern California ranch, to his great-grandson Jerry Brown, who reclaimed the family homestead one hundred forty years later. Through the prism of their lives, we gain an essential understanding of California and an appreciation of its importance.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/miriam-pawel-conversation-david-ulin

Jen Bilik Launch of This Is (Not) L.A. at Natural History Museum

Please join us to celebrate the launch of the book, This Is (Not) L.A.: An Insider’s Guide to the Real Los Angeles: Debunking the Cliches, Crushing the Haters, & Generally Making You Wish You Live Here (or Happier that You Already Do), by Jen Bilik.

NOTE: RSVP at website.

Where: Natural History Museum (NHM)

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

Address: Natural History Museum Lawn, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website: http://nhm.org

Tommy Orange & There There: A Novel at ALOUD Reading Series

Please join us to hear author Tommy Orange, in conversation with author and Rutgers University professor Rigoberto Gonzalez, present and sign his book, There There: A Novel.

In this book the author, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, brings an urgent and poetic voice to the disorienting experiences of urban Native Americans who struggle with the paradoxes of inhabiting traditions in the absence of a homeland, living both inside and outside of history. In this debut best-selling novel a cast of 12 Native American characters, each contending with personal demons, converge and collide at the Big Oakland Powwow.

NOTE: See website link for stand-by seating guidelines.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/there-there-a-novel /

Sara Gran & The Infinite Blacktop at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Sara Gran present and read from her new novel, The Infinite Blacktop.

Claire DeWitt, a hard-living, tough-talking PI, has always been something of a detective. But the disappearance of one of her childhood friends is the only case she failed to solve. But during a cold case investigation, and then following a major car accident, three narratives converge to solve some mysteries while others continue to haunt her. The biggest mystery to her remains: How can anyone survive in a world designed to break our hearts again and again?

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/sara-gran-reads-her-new-novel-infinite-blacktop

James Frey & Katerina at Book Soup

Author James Frey will discuss and present his latest novel, Katerina.

A kiss. A touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Then betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. This new novel is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and 2018 Los Angeles, and covers twenty-five years in an off and on again relationship.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/james-frey-discusses-and-signs-katerina

Red Hen Press Fiction Writers at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us for An Evening of Literature and Fiction as we present three distinct fiction writers who will read excerpts from their latest books:

Bryan Hurt is the author of Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France, and editor of Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest. He is as assistant professor of English at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Bradley Bazzle’s first novel, Trash Mountain, won the Red Hen Press Fiction Award, judged by Steve Almond, and will be published in 2018. He taught writing at the University of Georgia and remains in Athens Georgia, where he lives with his family.

Mia Alvar’s collection of short stories, In the Country, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, among other awards. She was born in the Philippines, raised in Bahrain, graduated from Harvard College and the School of Arts at Columbia university, and now lives in Los Angeles.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House

Date: Friday the 21st

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/9/21/flintridge-bookstore-an-evening-of-literature-fiction

Luis Reyes & Made in Mexico at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to welcome author Luis Reyes, in conversation with Jorge Rivero, who will discuss and sign his book, Made in Mexico: Hollywood South of the Border.

This book examines how Hollywood films depicted Mexico and how Mexico represented itself in relation to films shot on location, and pulls back the curtain on this mutually influential relationship. It highlights the concept of “crossing borders” and is a readable compendium of more than one hundred productions.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/luis-reyes-conversation-jorge-rivero-discusses-and-signs-made-mexico

Aminder Dhaliwal & Woman World at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear graphic novelist Aminder Dhalwal present and read from her graphic novel, Woman World.

This debut graphic novel is from internet sensation and Disney TV animator Aminda Dhaliwal, who first serialized it on Instagram to an audience of over 150,000, is a delightful imagining of a world where men have gone extinct. It is an entertaining red for people of all genders and a most anticipated release.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 21st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/aminder-dhaliwal-discusses-her-new-graphic-novel-woman-world

The Spirit of the Arts at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for a panel discussion with sober creators, who will discuss their relationship to creativity, before, during and after becoming sober. This panel is NOT associated with any 12-step program.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 21st

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Alan C, Fox & Benji & The Giant Kite at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us to welcome children’s book author Alan C. Fox, who will discuss and sign his book, Benji & the Giant Kite.

In a small shop, Benji sees a beautiful but very expensive orange kite. He takes on all kinds of jobs to earn money to buy it, and finally the day come when he can fly it. This is an inspiring picture book about ambition, perseverance, and kite-flying.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 10:30 am

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/eventalan-c-fox-presents-and-signs-benji-giant-kite /

Patrick Wensink & Gorillas Go Bananas at Once Upon a time Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us to welcome children’s book author Patrick Wensink, who will discuss and sign his book, Gorillas Go Bananas.

It’s suppertime in the jungle, but Baby Gorilla refuses to eat anything Mama and Papa make for him. This picture book adventure makes story time and meal time fun.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 11 am

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/gorillas-go-bananas-book-signing

Lorri Horn & Dewey Fairchild at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Join us to welcome children’s book author Lorri Horn, for a book launch where she will discuss and sign her book, Dewey Fairchild: Teacher Problem Solver, which is the follow-up to Dewey Fairchild: Parent Problem Solver.

In the latest book, Dewey, our genius problem solver, takes up the case of troublesome teachers after a client shows up desperate to pacify his teacher. Tons of kids have problem teachers, so he’s up to his neck in cases.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 2:30 pm

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

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

Kevin Powell at Eso Won Bookstore

Please join us to meet author Kevin Powell, who will discuss his book, My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man.

Written in the tradition of works by Joan Didion, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ensler, this is a provocative and soul-searching “autobiography of America”—the past, the present, and the future the author wants for all of us, is offered through the lens and lives of three major figures: his mother, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

Where: Eso Won Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.esowonbookstore.com/event/kevin-powell-booksigning

Santa Monica Rep at Santa Monica Main Library

Please join us to hear Santa Monica Rep read and present a play reading of The Diary of Anne Frank. This event will be held in the Martin Luther King Jr. auditorium, and attendees should arrive early or be prompt to secure seating.

Where: MLK Auditorium, Main Library

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://smpl.org/programs-and-evetns.aspx

Drama West Fest at Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us to enjoy an afternoon of live readings of short plays, music and film. Local playwrights, actors, directors, and musicians will showcase their work.

Where: Edendale Branch Library

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/drama-west-fest-0

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.

While it was the author’s job to take his father’s ashes and pour them into the waters of Cadiz, Spain after his father’s death, half a mile from the Mediterranean Devin lost them. Standing in the middle of a windy cobblestone street, he wondered what the hell just happened—not just in that moment, but the forty years prior.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm

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

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

Print & Internet Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry

Please join Saturday Afternoon Poetry, curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell, when we host a Print and Internet Publishing Workshop led by Luis Villalobos.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Josh Hickman & Five Slices of Fear at Dark Delicacies Books

Please join us to hear Josh Hickman discuss and sign his new book, Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur’s Hoagie of Horror. These five satirical tales of terror include nods to Edgar Allan Poe, among others, with themes of reality TV and the encroachment of technology into our daily lives.

Where: Dark Delicacies Books

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 4 pm

Address: 3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505

Website: https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1244/Sat%2C_Sep_22nd_4_pm-_Five_Slices_of_Fear%3A_A_connoisseur%27s_Hoagie_of_Horror.html

Karl Ove Knausgaard & My Struggle #6 at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Karl Ove Knausgaard present and read from his new book in his series, My Struggle.

The author will be in conversation with Mark Z. Danielewski, about this sixth and final installment of his monumental work, grappling with the consequences of his transgressive blurring of public and private.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/karl-ove-knausgaard-discusses-sixth-installment-his-my-struggle-series-mark-z-danielewski

Radio Drive-In Book Party at Deb’s Park in Highland Park 

Please join us to hear author Katya Apekina present and read from her debut novel, The Deeper the Water, the Uglier the Fish.

The author will be in conversation with radio host Rico Gagliano, and you can participate from the comfort of your own car. There will be snacks and a book signing.

Where: Ernest E. Deb’s Park (use Monterey Road entrance)

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 5 pm

Address: 4235 Monterey Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/vents/282054252522577/?

Spoken Word Open Mic with Rudy Francisco at Cellar Door Books, Riverside

Please join us for an Open Mic featuring spoken word artist Rudy Francisco, author of the debut collection Helium, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy will be performing his poetry alongside other poets; anyone is welcome to come and read from their work, as well!

NOTE: Due to the high number of RSVPs, we ask that to secure a seat, please purchase a copy of Helium, either in-store or online. RSVPs without proof of purchase are standing-room only.

RSVP on Eventbrite link at website.

Where: Cellar Door Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507

Website: http://www.cellardoorbookstore.com/event/spoken-word-open-mic-rudy-francisco

Julissa Arce & Someone Like Me at the Last Bookstore 

Please join us to hear author Julisssa Arce present and read from her book, Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream.

This is the remarkable true story from the social justice advocate and national bestselling author about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas. The author will be in conversation with Patty Rodriguez.

NOTE: You can reserve a seat if you purchase the book at the online website link.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 4235 Monterey Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

James Frey & Katerina at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to meet author James Frey, who will discuss his forthcoming novel, Katerina, available for pre-order. This highly-anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles is about a sweeping love story between a young model and young writer, both on the verge of fame, and what happens to their love over time. It plays with issues of fiction and reality, and is written in a propulsive, breathtaking style.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/meet-new-york-times-best-selling-author-james-frey

Brittany Perham & Peter Kline at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear two artists present their work:

Brittany Perham is the author of Double Portrait, which was selected by Claudia Rankin for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award.

Peter Kline teaches writing at the University of San Francisco and Stanford University, and his poetry has appeared in many prestigious journals as well as the Best New Poets Series.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 8 pm

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

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

David Shannon Signing at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us for our book signing with internationally acclaimed children’s author David Shannon, who is celebrating 20 years of his David books with the release of Grow Up, David!

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/536506213460711/

Nebraska Girl Open Reading & Features at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for our monthly Open Reading, hosted by Wyatt Underwood, and featuring special guest poets: Rafael Alvarado, and Billy Burgos.

Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

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

La Palabra Readings at Avenue 50 Studios

Join host Angelica Saenz to welcome and hear our featured readers:

Sean Hill is the author of Dangerous Goods, awarded the Minnesota Book award in Poetry (2014) and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, named one of the Ten Books All Georgians Should Read in 2015. He is a consulting editor at Broadsided Press, and an assistant professor at UA-Fairbanks.

Erick Saenz is a first generation Latin(x) writer and teacher, founding editor of Lilac Press. Susurros a Mi Padre is out now via The Operating System.

Luis Antonio Pichardo is the founder and director of the non-profit DSTL Arts, a published writer and photographer, fine artist, and videographer, striving to work with communities to promote equity in society through education, art, and art-based community programs.

Natalie Graham is a poet and writer, PhD, author of Begin with a Failed Body, winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Debut Book Prize, selected by Kwame Dawes, and hip hop scholar. She is an associated professor at Cal State Fullerton, and is interested in the intersections of race, gender, class and geography.

Where: Avenue 50 Studios

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/277927409492228/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1536813465127347

Grady Hendrix & We Sold Our Souls at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Grady Hendrix discuss and sign his book, We Sold Our Souls: A Novel.

This is a novel about heavy metal, the scandalistic side of it, and its role in the history of horror, and how this mayhem led to the creation of this book.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/grady-hendrix-presents-we-sold-our-souls-live

Carol Graham Periera at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us to hear Carol Graham Periera present her book, Helder’s Story: A Death with Dignity, an end of life option.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/

Yumi Sakugawa & Fashion Forecasts at Skylight Bookstore 

Please join us to hear author Yumi Sakagawa discuss her book, Fashion Forecasts, which explores the possibilities of a not-too-distant future where fashion can be intergenerational, Asian American, divine feminine, environmentally conscious, community building, etc., etc. Originally printed as a limited edition zine for an art installation at CrossLines, this book includes photos from the exhibition.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 5 am

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/yumi-sakugawa-discusses-her-book-fashion-forecasts

KPCC’s Unheard Stories – Live Readings in Long Beach at Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Join host Bruce A. Lemon, Jr. to hear the season finale of Unheard L.A. and our featured readers, offering stories reflecting a wide range of people, places and perspectives in the Los Angeles area and bringing them to communities all over the region.

Where: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB campus

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Address: 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815

Websitehttp://www.scpr.org/events/2018/09/23/2597/unheard-la–live-in-long-beach-ep9/

Readings by Moonrise at the Bowtie Project

Join authors David Ulin and Lynell George at the Bowtie Project for an evening around the fire to hear their favorite and new works read while the full moon rises over the L.A. River.

Hosted by Clockshop, this quarterly fireside reading series, held on the eve of the full moon, encourages guests to bring picnic items and blankets, as s’mores will be provided.

David Ulin is the author or editor of ten books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles and a new second edition of The Lost Art of Reading. He teaches at USC.

Lynell George is a journalist and essayist, and the author of After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame and No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels. She won a 2017 Grammy for her liner notes for Otis Redding Live at the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings.

Where: Bowtie Project

Date: Sunday the 23rd

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Address: 2780 W. Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/199790150891861/  or  https://clockshop.org/event/david-ulin-lynell-george/

 

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