Los Angeles Literature Events 9/24/18 –9/30/18

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Patt Morrison & Don’t Stop the Presses at Central Library, LAPL

Join celebrated journalist Patt Morrison as she talks about her new book, Don’t Stop the Presses: Truth, Justice and the American Newspaper. A book signing will follow the event.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, Downtown L.A.

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/patt-morrison

Samuel Park & The Caregiver at Book Soup

Join us to hear the late author Samuel Park’s book, The Caregiver, in discussion and by readings with his friends Jim Gavin and Marc Novak.

This was the author’s second novel, and he died of stomach cancer at the age of 41, shortly after finishing The Caregiver. He was an author of fiction and non-fiction, and an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 24th

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

Kevin Kwan & Rich People Problems at Vroman’s Off-Site 

Join us to hear Kevin Kwan discuss his new book, Rich People Problems, with Tan Kheng Hua and Rebecca Sun.

This book is part of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, and it hilariously reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia’s most privileged families and their rich problems.

NOTE: Check website as this event may be sold out.

Where: All Saints Church

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 132 N. Euclid St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/kevin-kwan-tan-kheng-hua-and-rebecca-sun-discusses-and-signs-rich-people-problems

Jim Chevalier & A History of the Food of Paris at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Jim Chevalier, who will discuss his book, A History of the Food of Paris: From Roast Mammoth to Steak Frites.

NOTE: RSVP required. See website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

Red Hen Press Authors at Annenberg Beach House

Please join us to hear Red Hen Press authors present their work:

Cai Emmons is the author of the novels His Mother’s Son and The Stylist and most recently, Weather Woman. She teaches at the University of Oregon.

tammy lynne stoner is the author of Sugarland, publisher of Gertrude literary journal, and wrangler of GERTIE queer book club.

Bradley Bazzel’s first novel, Trash Mountain, won the Red Hen Press Fiction award judged by Steve Almond.

Brittany Ackerman is an instructor at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and was 2017 Nonfiction Award Winner for Red Hen Press.

Ryka Aoki is an author, composer and teacher, honored by the California State Senate for “extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” She is a two-time Lambda Award finalist, and is a professor of English at Santa Monica College.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 25th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://redhen.org/events/rhp-at-the-annenberg-beach-house/

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale & LeUyen Pham & The Princess in Black at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

You are welcome to join us to hear children’s authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, with illustrator Luyen Pham, who will discuss and sign their book, The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare.

Princess Magnolia is excited and nervous to be going to the Interkingdom Science Fair to present her poster on seeds and plants, but a surprise goo monster makes an appearance at the event. A little scientific problem-solving—and a lot of princess power—make this sixth entry in the series a smash hit.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 25th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/shannon-dean-hale-leuyen-pham-present-and-sign-princess-black-science-fair-scare

Lisa Brackman & Black Swan Rising at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Lisa Brackman discuss and sign her book, Black Swan Rising, in conversation with author Steph Cha.

This is an absorbing and apocalyptic vision of American politics. Sarah Price wants a career in politics, but her secret past threatens her job on a San Diego congressman’s reelection campaign. Casey Cheng wants a story, but she need to get her career on track after being injured in a mass shooting, which is connected to a group of online harassers called #TrueMen. Casey’s investigation and Sarah’s secret put them both in the crosshairs of this group of bullies.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 25th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/lisa-brackman

Jose Antonio Vargas & Dear America at USC

Please join USC Visons and Voices Program to hear author Jose Antonio Vargas, with Viet Thanh Nguyen, present and read from his book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.

This is a provocative memoir, at once both personal and universal, about immigration in America. This is a book about homelessness, in the sense of an unmoored, unsettled, psychological state that undocumented immigrants find themselves in.

NOTE: See website link for pricing options and details.

Where:  Bovard Auditorium, USC campus (with Skylight Bookstore)

Date: Tuesday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 3551 Trousdale Parkway., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jose-antonio-vargas-discusses-his-new-book-dear-america-notes-undocumented-citizen-viet-thanh

PEN Presents Myriam Gurba & Eileen Myles at Hollywood Forever

Join Eileen Myles (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You, I Must be Living Twice, Afterglow) in conversation with Lambda Literary Award finalist Myriam Gurba (Mean) to discuss the impact history has on art and conflict. This event will include a reading , conversation, and Q&A followed by a reception and book signing.

Where: Hollywood Forever

Date: Tuesday the 25th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/290864401703105/

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

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

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 25th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

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

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale & LeUyen Pham & The Princess in Black at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

You are welcome to join us to hear children’s authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, with illustrator Luyen Pham, who will discuss and sign their book, The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare.

Princess Magnolia is excited and nervous to be going to the Interkingdom Science Fair to present her poster on seeds and plants, but a surprise goo monster makes an appearance at the event. A little scientific problem-solving—and a lot of princess power—make this sixth entry in the Princess In Black series a smash hit.

Join us to make a mask of your own and meet the creators of the Princess in Black series

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Wednesday the 26th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Poetry Night Readings at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us for September’s Poetry Night, hosted by Brendan Constantine, featuring:

Kerry Tepperman Campbell is an award-winning author and educator based in the San Francisco Bay area. Dreaming of France, her debut collection of vignettes and prose poems, was published by Blue Light Press in March, 2018.

Elizabeth Iannaci is a widely published and anthologized LA-based poet, whose most recent chapbook is The Virgin Turtle Light Show: Spring 1968 from Latitude 34 Press.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/september-poetry

Ken Aguado & Doug Eboch & The Hollywood Pitching Bible at Book Soup

Join us to hear Ken Aguado & Doug Eboch discuss and sign their book, The Hollywood Pitching Bible: 3rd Edition.

This book breaks it down step by step, from choosing the right idea, and going through all parts of the pitching process to be able to work successfully in the Hollywood creative community

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/doug-eboch-ken-aguado-discuss-and-sign-hollywood-pitching-bible-3rd-edition

Samantha Harris & Your Healthiest Healthy at Vroman’s Bookstore

You are welcome to join us to hear author Samantha Harris, who will discuss and sign her book, Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life.

From the former cohost of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight comes the story of her breast cancer diagnosis at age 40, and her recovery and return to good health.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/samantha-harris-presents-and-signs-your-healthiest-healthy

Jeanne McCulloch & All Happy Families at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Jeanne McCulloch, with Laurie Winer, present and read from her debut memoir, All Happy Families.

This is a story set during the time and context of the author’s wedding, during which time the father of the bride lay in a coma in a nearby hospital from a massive stroke caused by alcohol withdrawal. The author is a former managing editor of The Paris Review and editor at Tin House, now ready to find her own voice and tell her witty and poignant story.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 26th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jeanne-mcculloch-discusses-her-memoir-all-happy-families-laurie-winer

Brian Dunlap & Concrete Paradise at Anansi Writers Workshop at the World Stage

Please join us to hear author Brian Dunlap, present and read from his debut chapbook, Concrete Paradise.

Brian Dunlap is a native Angeleño who still lives in Los Ángeles. He is the author of the chapbook Concrete River (Finishing Line, 2018). Dunlap is also the winner of the 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize from december magazine judged by former Los Ángeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez. His poems and book reviews have been published in Angel City Review, CCM-Entropy, California Quarterly and Dryland, among others. He runs the blog site www.losangelesliterature.wordpress.com, a resource to explore L.A.’s vast literary culture.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 26th

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm—Formal Workshop; 8:30 – 9 pm—Featured Reader; 9:05 pm – 10 pm –Open Mic

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

Websitehttp://www.theworldstage.org/events.html

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Book Publishing at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Joseph Di Prisco’s newest novel, Sibella & Sibella, from Rare Bird Books, starring a hilarious and opinionated 26-year old female editor working in a small publishing company. Part tell-all and part mystery, we will also have a panel of guests to discuss the publishing industry, including: Lorne M. Buchman, David Francis, Dara Hyde, and Kim Dower.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 26th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/471365803273080/

An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen at Cal State LA

Please join the American Communities Program and co-sponsors for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who won that award for Fiction with his novel, The Sympathizer. His current book is the short story collection, The Refugees. His other books include Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a University Professor, Chair of English, and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at USC.

Reception and book signing will follow the event.

Where: Administration Building, Third Floor, Room BC-Student Union

Date: Thursday the 27th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/553882661736214/?active_tab=about

Pikzza y Poesia/Poetry & Pikzza at Shakey’s U.S.A.

Join us for a night of pizza, drinks, and poetry, including a special guest appearance by our founder, Luis Antonio Pichardo, with his vintage typewriter. He will be taking personalized poetry commissions throughout the evening, while 25% of all food sales, including take-out orders, will be donated to DSTL Arts!

Where: Shakey’s USA (Downtown L.A.)

Date: Thursday the 27th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 2023 Cesar Chavez Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/706910766324537/

Kareem Tayyar Book Launch at Hunting Beach Art Center

Join us for the Kareem Tayyar Book Launch and Reading of excerpts from his new novel, The Prince of Orange County, and from his poetry collection, Magic Carpet Poems.

The author chronicles and celebrates the beauty and complexity of the region in work that is by turns funny, heartfelt, and spiritual. He is a professor of English at Golden West College and holds a PhD from UC Riverside.

Where: Huntington Beach Art Center

Date: Thursday the 27th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 538 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Website: http://artsharela.org/event/anna-broome-room-art-share-l-a/2018-09-27/

Anna Broome Room at Art Share L.A.

Join us for a monthly, free-to-the-public, theme-based art show featuring vignette performances by Los Angeles poets, musicians, and hosted by Anna Broome.

See website for details.

Where: Art Share L.A.

Date: Thursday the 27th

Time: 7 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://artsharela.org/event/anna-broome-room-art-share-l-a/2018-09-27/

Daniel Acosta & The Iron River at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Daniel Acosta, discuss his new novel, The Iron River.

A river runs through young Manny Maldonado Jr.’s life, heart and imagination. But the river isn’t water, it’s iron—the tracks and trains of the Southern Pacific railroad that pass along his tight-knit neighborhood in the San Gabriel valley just ten miles east of L.A. but there’s trouble ahead. Nothing derails the iron river, and nothing stops the stinking cop Turk from trying to pin a hobo’s murder on Manny and his friends.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/daniel-acosta-discusses-and-signs-iron-river

David Antin Event at the Hammer Museum

Please join us to celebrate David Antin: Talking, Always Talking, co-presented by LACMA and MCASD. In 1987 and 1988, poet, artist, and critic David Antin (1932-2016) used sky-typing planes to produce two Sky Poems over the skies of California. On September 29, the poems will appear again over the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

On September 27, coinciding with this historic restaging, a group of poets, artists and scholars will convene to commemorate Antin and his legacy, including: Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, and Jerome Rothenberg.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/09/david-antin-talking-always-talking/

Jessica Hopper & Night Moves at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author and music critic Jessica Hopper discuss her book, Night Moves, in conversation with writer Josh Kun.

Drawing on her personal journals from 2004-2009, Jessica Hopper captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. She chronicles her time as a DJ, exploring Chicago deep into the night, and creates an homage to vibrant corners of the city that have been muted by sleek development.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 27th  

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jessica-hopper-discusses-her-book-night-moves-josh-kun

Open Door Poetry Reading at Battery Books Pasadena

Please join us to hear four men who are set to tear up old myths and lay down new visions:

David Williams loves a good algorithm when he sees one, especially of the cosmic variety. He has travelled the world, but mothing prepared him for L.A., where he has learned about connection, the greatest gift of all.

Doug Knot has been writing and performing poetry in Southern California for more than 20 years. He has been published widely and included in several anthologies, such as Grand Passion: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. He is the author of one collection, Small Dogs Bark Cartoons, and many chapbooks.

Conney Williams is a poet, actor, community activist, and performance artist with two collections: Leaves of Spilled Spirit from an Untamed Poet (2002) and Blues Red Soul Falsetto (2012). In 2015 he released two CDs of his poetry accompanied by music. He is the former artistic director of the Anansi Writers Workshop, and his poems have been widely published in many journals.

Jon Hess is a writer and New Yorker who calls L.A. home. He makes his living as a filmmaker, most notably for American History X for which Edward Norton was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also a teacher, educator and speaker, and served as filmmaker-in-residence at both the Vancouver Film School and Emerson College for over a decade.

Where: Battery Books Pasadena

Date: Thursday the 27th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Address: 26 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/282745975784423/

Poetry Night at Book Soup

Join us to hear poets Michael Broder (Drug and Disease Free), Robert Carr (Amaranth), and Ramon Garcia (Other Countries and The Chronicles) for an evening of poetry readings exploring love, loss and redemption across generations.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/poetry-night

An Evening with Sally Field & In Pieces at Vroman’s (Off-site)

Please join us to hear award-winning actress Sally Field discuss her forthcoming book, In Pieces, in conversation with writer Patt Morrison.

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.

NOTE: See website for costs and details.

Where: Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Date: Friday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event//evening-sally-field-conversation-patt-morrison

Grady Chambers & Elizabeth Metzger at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Grady Chambers discuss his book of poetry, North American Stadiums, and Elizabeth Metzger discuss her book of poetry, The Spirit Papers.

Grady Chambers has a collection at once resolutely unsentimental, yet deeply tender, illuminating the historical forces that shape the places we inhabit, and how those places shape us.

Elizabeth Metzger explores the magical thinking that precedes impending and inevitable loss, and grieving for the future. She is poetry editor of LARB Quarterly Journal.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/grady-chambers-discusses-his-book-poetry-north-american-stadiums-and-elizabeth-metzger

Judy Juanita & Life Is a Carousel at Beyond Baroque

Please join to hear novelist, essayist, and playwright Judy Juanita in a live reading and discussion of her play, Life is a Carousel. Her debut novel, Virgin Soul, is based on her own experience with the Black Panther Party and many political forces and people involved with the issues of those times.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 28th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Steve McDonald & Lynne Thompson at Golden West College

Please join to hear award-winning poets Steve McDonald & Lynne Thompson reading and discussing their work, followed by an Open Mic. See website link for details and parking info.

Where: Golden West College, Humanities 101

Date: Friday the 28th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2344771898872399/

POC Reading on Love, Migration & Revolution at 826LA & Time Travel Mart, Mar Vista

Join us for an evening with 10 writers of color representing a range of LA neighborhoods and literary organizations, and presenting poetry and prose on themes of love, migration, and revolution.

An Open Mic for POC follows the featured performers, with a 3-minute maximum, 5 writers of color total. Sign-ups begin at 7:45 pm.

This event is hosted by Michael Reyes, a poet and children’s picture book writer form Culver City, and an alum of VONA/Voices, the Home School, Anaphora Writing Residency at Otis College of Art and Design, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

Mixel Salinas is a queer Chicana writer from Boyle Heights, who hosts the podcast In the Mix with Mixel.

T. Sarmina is a writer of the Mexican diaspora, and uses themes of love, home and transcendence to explore these concerns.

Kauser Mohammed is a Bay area native, an American of Pakistani/Bangladeshi and Muslim background, UCLA alum, and she is an actress who does sketch comedy and improve.

Vanessa Diaz is from Huntington Park and does not visit the westside all that much. She is an alum of VONA/Voices and the Anaphora Writing Residency at Otis College.

Brian Lin reads, writes and teaches. He is a PhD candidate in the Creative Writing and Literature program at USC.

B.A.Williams is a queer writer and performer from East Long Beach. Her prose and poetry have a heavy emphasis on all things other, womanhood, motherhood, and queerness.

Shuyu Cao is an L.A.-based filmmaker and poet, who grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition to southern culture, she finds inspiration in Chinese poetry, literature, and films.

Leesa Fenderson’s work has appeared in several journals, and she was a finalist in Paper Darts’ Short Fiction contest. She is an attorney and teacher, and a Jamaican immigrant from New York. She is  currently in USC’s Creative Writing and Literature Program.

Mark Maza is a Pilipino-American writer from Orange County, CA who grew up between Tondo, Manila and Westminster, CA. He has received fellowships from Community Literature Initiative (CLI), VONA, and the Master Class in Poetry at the PEN Center. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fight Evil With Poetry, FreezeRay Poetry, Kelly Writer’s House, Bow, among other publications and anthologies. He believes that the word sugar in sugar cookies is unnecessarily redundant. Follow him on instagram @mark.maza.

Where: 826LA and the Time Travel Mart, Mar Vista

Date: Friday the 28th

Time: 8 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: 12515 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/325069441572515/

Why I Write for Children Author Event at Central Library – Adult Event

Join us to welcome three children’s book authors in conversation about the motivations and challenges in writing picture books for children:

Andrea J. Loney is the author of Take a Picture of Me and BunnyBear.

Alexis O’Neill wrote The Recess Queen and other books, and is an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Ann Whitford Paul has written numerous books for children, including Manana Iguana and If Animals Kissed Goodnight.

This is an adult audience event, for those interested in the writing process.

Where: Meeting Room A, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/why-i-write-children-author-panel

Storytime Takeover at Vroman’s – Kids Event

Please join us to hear author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Scott Campbell discuss their book about bedtime, Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy.

It is impossible not to crack up while reading this all-dialogue bedtime story, by the author of The Day the Crayons Quit.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 10 am

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/drew-daywalt-scott-campbell-storytime-takeover

David Shannon & Grow Up, David! at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Join us to welcome children’s book author David Shannon, and hear him discuss his exhilarating new book, Grow Up, David!

In the latest book, little brother antics have never been so endearing—or true to life. His beloved character captures the attention and hearts of young children, ages 3-7, and No, David! was a Caldecott Honor Book and a classic for 20 years.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

2018 LAMBDA Lit Fest Launch at JANM

Please join us for the launch of the 2018 Lambda Lit Fest Los Angeles, a week-long celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQIA writers and readers in the Southland.

Join us for a full day of programming, featuring panels, talks, and readings—and low-cost workshops—for festival attendees.

The program begins with the workshop, A Big Queer Reading Round Robin, featuring: Rocio Carlos, Yazmin Monet Watkins, and Terry Wolverton, at 11 am – 12:45 pm.

And the day’s programming ends with the workshop, It’s That Very Thing: The Ever-Evolving Queer Label, with: Zach Stafford, Kay Ulanday Barrett, David Francis, Jewell Gomez, and Randa Jarrar, at 3:45 pm – 5 pm.

Check out the full schedule here:  https://lambdalitfest.org/event-type/lambda-curated/

Where: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Address: 224 San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/242933529701038/

David Allen Book Launch & On Track at Pomona Public Library

Please join us to hear David Allen present his new book, On Track. This is his latest collection of his Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columns (2001-2005).

Where: Pomona Public Library

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 1:30 pm

Address: 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/296364171178029/

Wanda L. Hart & Faith: A Memoir at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Wanda L. Hart discuss and sign her memoir in poetry, Faith: A Memoir.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/faith/

Spectrum 16 Poets at Saturday Afternoon Poetry

Please join Saturday Afternoon Poetry, curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell, when we host poets published in Spectrum 16: Halloween Poe Tree.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Nancy Boyarsky & Liar, Liar at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Nancy Boyarsky discuss and sign Liar, Liar, the latest in the Nicole Graves Mystery series. After an investigator into the university’s star quarterback’s rape case fails to do his job. Nicole is determined to find the answers to all their questions, no matter what the risks may be.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/nancy-boyarsky-discusses-and-signs-liar-liar

Bonnie Chau & All Roads Lead to Blood at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Bonnie Chau discuss her collection of short stories, All Roads Lead to Blood

This event is co-sponsored by Kundiman. This book contains unflinching and compelling portrayals of desire in the lives of young women, presenting fresh perspectives of second-generation Chinese-Americans.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 29th  

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/bonnie-chau-reads-her-collection-short-stories-all-roads-lead-blood

100 Thousand Poets for Change at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for the 8th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change, when we unite to present BANNED poetry as part of the poetry of resistance.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

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

100 Thousand Poets for Change at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Please join us for the 8th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change, when we unite to present BANNED poetry as part of the poetry of resistance against family separations, shelter for all, social justice and gender equality, plus an Open Mic for the People.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/709848669370330/

I Read Your Book and… at Beyond Baroque

Please join us journalist Rex Weiner to hear him interview author Jeanne McCulloch, former editor of the Paris Review and managing editor of Tin House, in conversation about her memoir All Happy Families.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 29th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

826LA Writing for Art Workshop at Hammer Museum – Kids Event

Children of ages 8-14 are invited to join us for the Writing for Art workshop led by children’s picture book author Michael Reyes. Stroll through the museum, explore exhibitions, and write about your experiences.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/09/826lahammer-writing-for-art/

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at West Hollywood Library

Please join us to hear a panel on Still We Rise: 50+ Queer Women Writers Speak, featuring: Ronna Magy, Bonnilee Kaufman, Louise Moore, and Jen O’Connor.

Where: Community Room, West Hollywood Library

Date: Sunday the 3oth

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Website: http://lambdalitfest.org/events/still-we-rise-50-queer-women-writers-speak-reading/

Jessie Sima Signing at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us for our book signing with children’s illustrator Jessie Sima, as she presents her newest book, Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies. The beloved illustrator of Not Quite Narwhale brings her cute and magical illustrations to this fun and quirky fairytale retelling.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/story-time-and-book-signing-jessie-sima

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at 826LA Echo Park

Please join us for a Queer Youth Voices Workshop, for ages 12-18, moderated by MG Hennessey, as part of Lambda Lit Fest.

Where: 826La Echo Park

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 1714 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, CA 90026

Website: http://lambdalitfest.org/events/queer-youth-voices-workshop/

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at Avenue 50 Studios

Please join us to celebrate the collection, Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos, moderated by Ching-In-Chen and Kevin Simmonds, as part of Lambda Lit Fest, and featuring: Cathleen Chambless, L. Lamar Wilson, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, and TC Tolbert.

Where: 826La Echo Park

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 2 pm

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

Website: http://lambdalitfest.org/events/reading-queer-poetry-in-a-time-of-chaos/

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at West Hollywood Library

Please join us to hear a panel of queer authors discuss the future of literature, and what publishers can do to make space. Moderated by Tre’vell Anderson, this panel features: Tobi Harper, Martha K. Davis, Veronica Reyes, Josh Gershick, and Ryka Aoki.

Where: Community Room, West Hollywood Library

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Website: http://lambdalitfest.org/events/what-is-the-future-of-literature/

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at Avenue 50 Studios

Please join us to hear Queer Joy Spoken: Queer Poets of Color Revel, featuring: Murial Leung, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Irene Suico Soriano, and T.K. Le.

Where: Avenue 50 Studios

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 3:30 pm

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

Website: http://lambdalitfest.org/events/queer-joy-spoken-queer-poets-of-color-revel/

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at Book Soup

Please join us to hear Josh Sabarra discuss and sign his book, Porn Again: A Memoir, with Missy Martinez and Dylan James.

The author and two adult superstars lead a conversation about coming out, and coming-of-age, and follows up his debut novel, Enemies Closer.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 3oth

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/josh-sabarra-missy-martinez-and-dylan-james-lambda-litfest-2018

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at Beyond Baroque

As part of Lambda Lit Fest, please join poet and teacher Madelyn Garner as she leads a reading and panel discussion focused on the pandemic, and the shifting perception of the pandemic for different generations of artists. Are We Still Writing Endings? is the title of a discussion featuring: Robert Carr, Michael Broder, and Ramon Garcia.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Feedback Sunday Open Mic at Feedback Sunday

Join us to hear our monthly edition of Feedback Sunday Open Mic, featuring: D’Lo, De’Shaun, Poet Astrid, Maria Taudi.

At a time when all sectors of society are being attacked by President Donald Trump and the ruling class, we need to unite, organize and fight back. We invite all artists to share their struggles and unite.

See website link for details.

Where: Feedback Sunday

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Address: 2936 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1979350315449479/?notif-_t=event_calendar_create$notif_id=1535997812593491

Experiencing Comics Release Party at Cellar Bookstore 

Please join us to hear author Rachelle Cruz discuss her book, Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics, which explores the possibilities of a not-too-distant future where fashion can shows readers how to critically examine the craft and storytelling elements found inside a graphic novel or comic.

RSVPs are required; reserve your seat at Eventbrite link at website.

Where: Cellar Bookstore, Riverside

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 5 am

Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., #30A, Riverside, CA 92507

Websitehttp://www.cellardoorbookstore.com/event/experiencing-comics-release-party

Danielle Vincent & YOU-NICORN at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Danielle Vincent in conversation with Beth McIlvaine, discuss YOU-NICORN, a book with 30 days of exercises to find your inner unicorn and live the life you love.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/danielle-vincent

2018 Lambda Lit Fest at The Virgil

Please join us for An Evening with Feminist Press, moderated by Michelle Tea, and featuring: Ali Liebegott, Beth Pickens, Amos Mac, and Nikki Darling.

Where: The Virgil

Date: Sunday the 30th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: http://lambdalitfest.org/events/queer-joy-spoken-queer-poets-of-color-revel/

 

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