Los Angeles Literature Events 10/08/18 –10/14/18

42703940_908071792717626_4145631390492262400_oThe Displaced Children of Displaced Children at UCLA

Please join host Neelanjana Banerjee to welcome and hear writer and activist Tanzila Ahmed (Luskin MPP ’07) and award winning poet Faisal Mohyuddin, for a reading and conversation about writing, loss, politics, and more. Refreshments provided!

Faisal Mohyuddin’s poetry, fiction and visual art have appeared widely, and his poetry is also anthologized. His chapbook The Riddle of Longing of was published by Backbone Press in 2017, and his first full length collection, The Displaced Children of Displaced Children was the winner of the Sexton Prize and came out in 2018.

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed plays at the intersection of pop and politics through a variety of mediums and actions. She is co-host of the Good Muslin Bad Muslim Podcast, among other pursuits.

Where: Powell Library, UCLA

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 4:30 pm

Address: Powell Library, UCLA Campus, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/581882458919768/?active_tab=about

Deborah Harkness & Time’s Convert at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear Deborah Harkness discuss and sign Time’s Convert. This novel from the author of A Discovery of Witches, is about what it takes to become a vampire. Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that explode into the Revolutionary War, this is a sweeping story that braids together the past and the present, and will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural and romance.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/deborah-harkness-discusses-and-signs-time’s-convert

Heather Havrilesky & What If This Were Enough? at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Heather Havrilesky, who will discuss her collection of essays, What If This Were Enough?, with journalist Ann Friedman.

From New York Magazine’s “Ask Polly” advice columnist, comes an inspiring, funny essay collection tackling our modern cultural fixation on endless self-improvement and a manifesto for embracing the flawed imperfections of the everyday.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/heather-havrilesky-discusses-her-collection-essays-what-if-were-enough-ann-friedman

Fourth Sundays Presents Patricia Smith at Claremont Library

Please join the Claremont Forum and the Prison Library Project for a reading by 2018 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry award winner Patricia Smith, who is the author of eight books, including her multiple prize-winning book, Incendiary.

Where: Claremont Library

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 586 West 1st St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1870037896424790/

Poetry Open Mic at Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our monthly Poetry Open Mic, held every second Tuesday of the month and hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

Com! Visit! Listen! Hear some poems! Share some poems!

Where: Westwood Branch Library, Community Room

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2164892253761818/

Chelsea Clinton & Start Now! at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us for a book signing with Chelsea Clinton, who will present her book Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference.

NOTE: You must purchase a copy of the book to receive a ticket in the signing line.

Where: Diesel Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-october-9th-600-pm-book-signing-chelsea-clinton-start-now-you-can-make-difference

30th Anniversary Reading of the Santa Monica Review Annenberg Beach House

Please join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Santa Monica Review, one of the West Coast’s leading literary journals. There will be readings by short story master Stephen Cooper, writer-critic David Ulin (The Lost Art of Reading), short story writer and filmmaker Steve De Jarnatt, and debut novelist Katya The Apekina (The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish).

NOTE: Please RSVP at event link for this free event.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-monica-review-30th-anniversary-reading-registration-48926995962?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Devin Galaudet & 10,000 Miles With My Father’s Ashes at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Devin Galaudet, in conversation with Patrick O’Neil, discuss and sign his book, 10,000 Miles With My Father’s Ashes, an exploration of what happens when he loses them to the wind on a cobblestone street near the waters of Cadiz, Spain. This is a wickedly funny memoir that is part adventure and part reminiscence.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/devin-galaudet

Andre Dubus III & Gone So Long at Vroman’s Bookstore

You are welcome to join us to hear author Andre Dubus III, in conversation with Tom Perotta, who will discuss and sign his new book, Gone So Long.

This story is a profound exploration of the struggle between our best intentions and most mercurial desires. Susan Dunn must decide if she will respond to a request from her father, recently released from prison after murdering her mother 40 years before, and test her powers of forgiveness.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/andre-dubus-iii-conversation-tom-perrotta-discusses-and-signs-gone-so-long

Sarah Fawn Montgomery & Quite Mad at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Sarah Fawn Montgomery discuss and sign her book, Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://booksoup.com/event/sarah-fawn-montgomery%C2%A0discusses-and-signs%C2%A0quite-mad%C2%A0-american-pharma-memoir

Joe Ide & Wrecked: An IQ Novel at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Joe Ide present and read from his latest novel in his wildly popular IQ series, Wrecked: an IQ Novel.

Isaiah Quitabe—IQ for short—has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized. Dodson, once his sidekick, is now his partner, hell-bent on giving their PI business some real legitimacy. So, when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it is not just the case he’s looking for.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/meet-joe-ide-author-iq-series

Ashley & Leslie Saunders & The Rule of One at Last Bookstore

We are happy to welcome local award-winning filmmakers and identical twin sisters Ashley and Leslie Saunders for the launch of their debut dystopian, The Rule of One. This is a timely look at how climate change, technology, and overpopulation may converge in the future.

NOTE: See website for pre-sale and RSVP details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Aruna D’Souza & Tomashi Jackson at the Hammer Museum

Please join us for Conversations at the Hammer, featuring Aruna D’Souza in conversation with artist Tomashi Jackson. D’Souza’s new book, Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts, reflects on three exhibits at the Met, Artists Space, and the Whitney that shook the art world, and asks the question: When we speak of artistic freedom and freedom of speech, who, exactly, is free to speak?

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/10/aruna-dsouza-tomashi-jackson/

Joe Ide & Wrecked at Eso Won Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Joe Ide present and read from his latest novel in his wildly popular IQ series, Wrecked: an IQ Novel.

Isaiah Quitabe—IQ for short—has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized. Dodson, once his sidekick, is now his partner, hell-bent on giving their PI business some real legitimacy. So, when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it is not just the case he’s looking for.

Where: Eso Won Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.esowonbookstore.com/event/joe-ide-booksigning

YA Authors at Skylight Bookstore (Off-site at Edendale Library) – Teen Event

Please join us to hear YA authors Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams discuss their young adult nonfiction book, History vs. women: The Defiant Lives They Don’t Want You to Know, with Janina Gavankar. This book contains the stories of 25 remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them.

Where:  Edendale Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylight-books-presents-anita-sarkeesian-and-ebony-adams-discuss-their-young-adult-nonfiction

Deborah & James Fallows & Our Towns at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Deborah & James Fallows discuss and sign their book, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America, a vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place across the country, between the coasts and generally out of view of the national media.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/deborah-and-james-fallows

Liza Mundy & Code Girls at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author Liza Mundy for a book singing of her new book, Code Girl: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. This event will be co-hosted by Liz Lippincott, and will detail the revolutionary achievements and patriotic service of young women who helped secure an allied victory over the Germans and Japanese in World War II.

Where:  Pages Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/liza-mundy-author-event

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Mycroft & Sherlock at Vroman’s Bookstore

You are welcome to join us to hear author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Anna Waterhouse, who will discuss and sign their new book, Mycroft & Sherlock.

This story is about a series of gruesome murders in London in 1872. Mycroft has no interest in them, but Sherlock has a distasteful fascination for the macabre and decides to investigate.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/kareem-abdul-jabbar-and-anna-waterhouse-present-and-sign-mycroft-sherlock

Caitlin Doughty & From Here to Eternity at the Last Bookstore

We are happy to welcome mortician Caitlin Doughty with the paperback launch for From Here to Eternity. This is an exploration of how other cultures care for the dead and treat them with dignity.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Edouard Louis & History of Violence: A Novel at ALOUD Reading Series

Please join us to hear author Edouard Louis, in conversation with Steven Reigns, to discuss his book, History of Violence: A Novel, his second book to offer an unsparing examination of survival—this time the story of his own rape and near murder by a stranger on Christmas Eve in 2012. He examines his own complicated search for justice in a political system that marginalizes its citizens through class inequities and leaves entire communities vulnerable, powerless, and feeling neglected.

Where:  Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library,

DATE: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lfla.org/event/history-violence-novel/

Poet liz gonzalez at The Ugly Mug Café

Please join us to hear poet and writer liz gonzalez perform her work at the Ugly Mug Café. She is the author of Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds.

Where:  The Ugly Mug

Date: Wednesday the 10th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/pg/The-Ugly-Mug-15445062506/reviews/?referrer=page_recommendations_see_all&ref=page_internal

Listening to Art with Patricia Smith at CAAM

Please join us to hear acclaimed poet and author Patricia Smith present and read from her recent book, Incendiary Art, recipient of the 2018 Kinsley Tufts Poetry Award.

This reading is inspired by the work in Nina Chanel Abney’s exhibition “Royal Flush” and reveals what is frightening—and what is revelatory—about race and history today.

NOTE: Although this event is free, please see the Eventbrite link to RSVP.

Where: California African American Museum

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/291739204991159/

Alberto Manguel at UCLA’s Year of the Book Series

Please join us at The Dean’s Distinguished Speaker 2018 Event to hear the award-winning Argentinian-Canadian author, writer, translator, editor, critic, and former director of the National Library of Argentina, Alberto Manguel, who will discuss his work and writing. He is the author of The Library at Night and Packing My Library, as well as other nonfiction work and several novels.

The Year of the Book Series celebrates the 60th anniversary of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

NOTE: Complimentary parking at Sunset Village Parking Structure. RSVP required, and details provided at website link.

Where: Northwest Auditorium, UCLA Campus

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Address: 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Websitehttp://gseis.ucla.edu/event/deans-distinguished-lecture-alberto-manguel/

Angela DiTerlizzi & Just Add Glitter at Once Upon a Time – Kids Event

Please join us to hear author and illustrator Angela DiTerlizzi for a story time, craft, and book signing for her recent book, Just Add Glitter.

It all starts with a mysterious mail delivery, a little girl with a big imagination, and a sprinkling of twinkling glitter.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/just-add-glitter-angela-diterlizzi

Rebecca Brown & Mouth Trap at Small World Books

Please join us to hear poet and author Rebecca Brown, present and read from her lyrical prose collection, Mouth Trap.

This is a book that renders birds, beasts and surroundings from the lens of an artist who structures form with feeling.

Where: Small World Books

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Address: 1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

Websitehttp://www.arcpairpress.com/store/p5/Mouth_Trap_by_Rebbecca_Brown.html

Barry Gifford & The Cuban Club: Stories at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Barry Gifford, in conversation with Jim Ruland, discuss his new book, The Cuban Club: Stories.

This book is a masterpiece of mood and setting, the ultimate coming-of-age story told as 67 linked tales, a creation myth of the Fall, as seen through the eyes of an innocent boy on the cusp of becoming an innocent man.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/barry-gifford-conversation-jim-ruland-discusses-and-signs%C2%A0-cuban-club-stories

Juliet Huck & 50 Ways to Get Your Way at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Juliet Huck discuss and sign her book, 50 Ways to Get Your Way, a compilation of lessons she learned growing up on her family’s farm in rural Ohio, that shows that using basic values such as being grateful, listening intently, nurturing relationships, and conducting yourself in a persuasive manner that is respectful and makes genuine human connections, can be powerful in any social climate.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/juliet-huck

David Levithan & Someday at Vroman’s –Teen & Young Readers Event

You are welcome to join us to hear author David Levithan, who will discuss and sign his book, Someday.

For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person’s body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always though there was no one else who had a life like this, but A was wrong.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/david-levithan-discusses-and-signs-someday

Les Klinger & Sherlock Holmes at Mountain View Mausoleum

Enjoy the Open Book Season Opener, with a night of murder and mayhem with author Les Klinger, one of the world’s foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes, for a discussion of Unraveling the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event. See website for details.

Where: Mountain View Mausoleum

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91101

Website: https://pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/open-book/

Jackie Wang & Writing Now Series at CalArts

The Writing Now Reading Series presents Jackie Wang, a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster, and PhD student. Her latest book is The Twitter Hive Mind Is Dreaming.

Where: CalArts

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355

Website: https://calarts.edu/about/news-and-events/events-calendar/event-details/jackie-wang

Journalism in the Digital Age at ALOUD Series, LAPL

ALOUD Reading Series presents, How to Cover the World: The Promise and Peril of Journalism in the Digital Age, with Gerard Ryle and Joel Simon, in conversation with Alex Cohen, Spectrum Networks Anchor and Host.

NOTE: See website to RSVP, and for further details.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: https://lfla.org/event/how-to-cover-the-world-the-promise-and-peril-of-journalism-in-the-digital-age/

Ed Brubaker & Graphic Novel at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear graphic novel author Ed Brubaker present his book, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/ed-brubaker-discusses-his-new-graphic-novel-my-heroes-have-always-been-junkies

PEN & New York Times & Overlooked at Hollywood Forever

Please join us as PEN America and The New York Times present Overlooked: Writing the Wrongs of Omission, with featured guests: Francis Ford Coppola, Monica Drake, Amy Padnani, Nikita Stewart, Lidia Yuknavitch, Michele Selene Ang, Atsuko Okasuka..

NOTE: This is a ticketed event. See website link for costs and details.

Where: The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Date: Thursday the 11th

Time: 8pm – 10pm

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

Websitehttp://www.hollywoodforever.ticketfly.com/event/1769079-overlooked-writing-wrongs-los-angeles/

A Generative Poetry Workshop with Patricia Smith at Honnold/Mudd Library, CGU

Please join us for Claremont Graduate University’s Honnold/Mudd Library for a generative poetry workshop led by 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Patricia Smith, author of Incendiary.

This event requires a RSVP to reserve your spot, so see website for details. Please bring a pen and notebook for writing.

Where: Honnold/Mudd Library, Founder’s Room, CGU

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Address: 800 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/1847560425297149/

7th Annual Poetry Reading & Art Show at CGU Art

Please join us for Claremont Graduate University’s Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, as Foothill: a journal of poetry and CGU Art invite you to attend their 7th Annual Poetry Reading & Art Show. Patricia Smith, the 2018 prize winner, will be joined by Foothill interviewee Lynn Thompson, and Foothill contributors Ashanti Anderson and Inez Tan.

This event celebrated the publication of the tenth volume of Foothill: a journal of poetry.

Where: Claremont Graduate University Art

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 21 E. 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/253727125468614/

Sublevel Magazine Launch at Institute of Contemporary Art

Please join us for the launch of SUBLEVEL Issue Two: The Speculative, with an evening of poetry by Will Alexander, and a screening of work by artist Nicole Miller, followed by a conversation between Miller and writer Tisa Bryant.

NOTE: RSVP for this event at website link.

Where: The ICA LA

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 1717 E. 7th St., Claremont, CA 90021

Websitehttp://www.theicala.org/en/events/100-launch-sublevel-issue-two-br-the-speculative

Group Event & Nevertheless We Persisted at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear a group of authors present and discuss the book, Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage. Forward to the book is written by Senator Amy Klobuchar.

This powerful collection of essays, each writer telling about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity—but persisted, features the following participants today: Pejman Vahdat, Binta Niambi Brown, and Carey Albertine and Saira Rao—founders of In This Together Media.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/group-event-presenting-and-signing-nevertheless-we-persisted-48-voices-defiance-strength-and

Phil Kaye & Date & Time at The Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear spoken word poet Phil Kaye, performing pieces from his debut book form Button Poetry, Date & Time.

This debut collection is a stunning tribute to growing up, and all of the challenges and celebrations of the passing of time, as jagged as it may be. This is a welcoming story, which freezes the calendar and allows us all to live in our best moments.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Peter Gadol & The Stranger Game at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Peter Gadol present and read from his sixth novel, The Stranger Game.

In this book the author begs the eerie question: What if those “following” you on social media brought back the literal meaning of the word: what if they started following you in real life?

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 12th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttps://www.skylightbooks.com/event/peter-gadol-reads-his-new-novel-stranger-game

2018 Los Angeles Printers Fair at International Printing Museum (Day 1 of 2)

Join us for the 10th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair, which supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission, which is suitable for all ages and provides varied demonstrations and an array of vendors.

Our featured artist is author Chris Fritton, who will discuss and sign his new book, The Itinerant Printer.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so check website for details.

Where: International Printing Museum

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Address: 315 Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745

Website: http://www.printmuseum.org/events/2018-los-angeles-printers-fair/

Peter Ackerman, & The Screaming Chef at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us to hear author Peter Ackerman discuss his new book, The Screaming Chef.

Comfort food indeed! Eating outrageously fine cuisine is the sole activity that stops this young man from screaming incessantly. But one fateful night, when his parents accidentally burn dinner, the boy’s temper flares, and he begins to yell. Tired of all the noise, Mom and Dad leave it all up to him!

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/peter-ackerman-presents-and-signs-screaming-chef

25th Anniversary of Central Library Reopening at Central Library, LAPL

Please join us to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Central Library’s Reopening in 1993 following its restoration after a devastating fire.

Enjoy a panel discussion led by author Stephen Gee with architect Norman Pfeiffer and artists Therman Statom and Jud Fine, plus pick up some swag, work on an art project, and much more!

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/718143218519274/

Women Who Submit (WWS) New Member Orientation & Workshop at North Hollywood Branch Library, LAPL

If you are new to WWS and have been waiting to join, now is your chance! This session will present a panel discussion on Preparing an Application for Artist opportunities, with authors Melissa Chadburn & Liz Gonazalez.

See website for details and complete schedule.

Where: North Hollywood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2029590704038458/

Middle Grade Fantasy Signings at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Middle Grade Event

Please join us to hear authors Ginger Johnson, Henry Lien, and Julie Berry for a discussion and signing of their books for ages 9-13, filled with magic and adventure.

Ginger Johnson will present The Splintered Light.

Henry Lien will present Peasprout Chen.

Julie Berry will present The Emperor’s Ostrich.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event-categories/book-signing

Thea Lim & An Ocean of Minutes at Book Soup

Join us to welcome author Thea Lim, in discussion with Jean Chen Ho, to discuss her book, An Ocean of Minutes.

In the vein of Time Traveler’s Wife and Station Eleven, this is a sweeping literary love story about two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart. When America is in the grip of a deadly flu epidemic, a plan to thwart the virus through a time travel technique might be a couple’s only hope.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.thesunsetstrip.com/events/thea-lim-with-jean-chen-ho-discusses-and-signs-an-ocean-of-minutes-10-13-2018/

Aubre Andrus & 100 Small Ways to Change the World at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Join us to welcome award-winning author Aubre Andrus, and hear her discuss her book, 100 Small Ways to Change the World.

Her books are families and for children, ages 6-12.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 2:30 pm

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

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

Lloyd Aquino at Open Mic Reading at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear poet Lloyd Aquino with his book launch of Concrete’s Song, and an Open Mic Reading.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/concrete-song-wpoet-lloyd-aquino-open-mic-poetry-sat-oct-13th-3pm/

Deep Poetry Critique Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry

Please join Saturday Afternoon Poetry, curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell, when we present a Deep Poetry Critique Workshop led by G.T. Foster. Bring 15 copies of your poem-in-progress.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Shabnam Samuel & A Fractured Life at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Shabnam Samuel discuss her memoir, A Fractured Life.

This is a not only an immigrant’s story, but a poignant and powerful memoir of strength, purpose, and the universal triumph of hope. After abandonment as a three-year-old, and later leaving India for America with her own three-year-old, it took the author 25 years to finally find her voice, strength, and place in the world.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/shabnam-samuel-discusses-her-memoir-fractured-life

Hilton Als and Paul Sepuya & The Body Politic at the Getty

Please join us to hear critic and author Hilton Als and art historian and photographer Paul Sepuya discuss Intimate Bodies, the complicated relationship between artist and subject, challenging conventions in the genres of the nude and self-potrait.

This event is free, but advance tickets are required, via website link..

Where: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Museum

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2355.html

Mia Malhotra ISAKO ISAKO Workshop & Launch at Other Books

KUNDIMAN SOCAL presents a workshop and poetry book launch for ISAKO ISAKO (Alice James Books) by MIA AYUMI MALHOTRA, with Kenji Liu.

“Behind barbed wire all questions run to one,” writes Malhotra in a chilling debut based on the linked lives of four generations of Japanese and Japanese-American Women. This book is haunted by wars in Japan and Vietnam, by turns delicate and anguished.

Where: Other Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 2003 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/325693194666219/

Spell Cast Open Mic Expressions at Krst Unity Center of Afrikan Spiritual Science

Please join our host, Rob Poetry Morrow, for our Open Mic and to welcome our features: Kim B. Miller, a fiery wordsmith out of New York, and the host of Poet’s Jazz House Baridi Kipande Cha Kazi, aka “A KoldPiece.”

Your hostess is Queen Goddess Tasha Auset, and music is provided by S.O.U.L.-O.

Where: Krst Unity Center of Afrikan Spiritual Science

Date: Saturday the 13th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/172828800267821/

2018 Los Angeles Printers Fair at International Printing Museum (Day 2 of 2)

Join us for the 10th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair, which supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission, which is suitable for all ages and provides varied demonstrations and an array of vendors.

Our featured artist is author Chris Fritton, who will discuss and sign his new book, The Itinerant Printer.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so check website for details.

Where: International Printing Museum

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Address: 315 Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745

Website: http://www.printmuseum.org/events/2018-los-angeles-printers-fair/

Aubre Andrus & 100 Ways to Change the World at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids & Family Event

Please join us to hear author and illustrator Aubre Andrus for a craft and book signing for her book, 100 Small Ways to Change the World: How You (yes, you) can Make a Difference.

Guests of all ages are invited to this event, which covers random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas, and much more.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/craft-and-book-signing-aubre-andrus

Ronald S. Barak & The Puppet Master at Diesel Bookstore  

Please join us to hear author Ronald S. Barak present and discuss his book, The Puppet Master.

Three prominent Washington politicians have been murdered by a vigilante serial killer after corrupt political leaders, and more are threatened. Crafty D.C. homicide detective Frank Lotello is tasked to find the killer, but comes to believe the suspect might be a convenient fall guy for a deeper scheme.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, outside lower courtyard

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www..dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-october-14th-300pm-ronald-s-barak-discusses-and-signs-puppet-master

Cherise Wolas & The Family Tabor at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Cherise Wolas discuss her book, The Family Tabor: A Novel.

Henry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, but cracks immediately appear in the family’s smooth façade. Set over the course of a single weekend, and alternating deftly between the five Tabors, this provocative novel reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/cherise-wolas%C2%A0discusses-and-signs%C2%A0-family-tabor

Chris Erskine & Daditude at La Canada – Flintridge Library

Please join us to hear LA Times columnist and author Chris Erskine discuss his book, Daditude: the Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood, which has been selected as La Canada-Flintridge’s One City One Book community read.

Where: La Canada – Flintridge Library

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 4545 N. Oakwood Ave., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Website: http://lacountylibrary.org/events/one-city-one-book-meet-author-chris-erskine/

Spillway 26 Reading at Beyond Baroque

The poets of Spillway 26 are coming together to celebrate its publication under its new editors, Marsha de la O and Phil Taggart, with continued interviews and reviews by Lynne Thompson and Candace Pearson.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time:  4 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Roar Shack Reading at 826LA Echo Park

Please join us as present “You in the Sky” and as we welcome an incredible lineup of lit talent: Tamala Whitley, Kristin Casey, Nina Rota, Tara Taylor Donlan, Angela Stubbs, and Sandy Yang.

Don’t miss it!

Where: 826LA Echo Park

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time:  4 pm – 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/464613074025677/

Rattle Poetry Reading & Open Mic at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us for the Rattle Poetry Reading and Open Mic, hosted by Timothy Green, and featuring:

Mike Good serves as managing editor of Autumn House Press, and is also a writer and book reviewer. His poem “C.W.P.” appears in Rattle #61.

Judy Kronenfeld is the author of four books of poetry and two chapbooks, and is Lecturer Emerita, Department of Creative Writing, UC Riverside, and Associate Editor of Poemeleon. Her “Letter to the Ministry of Loneliness” appears in Rattle #61.

Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco lives and works in California’s Central Valley where she works as a librarian and co-edits One Sentence Poems, an online journal. Her chapbooks, Various Lies and Lion Hunt, are available from Finishing Line Press and Plan B Press, respectively. She’s twice won Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, most recently for “Surf Days.”

Where: Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time:  5 pm – 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/10/14/rattle-poetry-series

Lydia Kiesling & The Golden State: A Novel at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Lydia Kiesling, in conversation with author Edan Lepucki, discuss her book The Golden State: A Novel.

This is a razor sharp debut novel in which we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her life in San Francisco for the high desert with her toddler. Buckling under the weight of being a single parent, while her Turkish husband is unable to return to the U.S. due to a “processing error,” she takes refuge in a mobile home left to her by her grandmother, and finds clarity is elusive.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/lydia-kiesling-discusses-her-debut-novel-golden-state-edan-lepucki

Santa Monica Review 30th Anniversary Reading at the Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center

Please join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary edition of Santa monica Review, with readings by founding editor Jim Krusoe (The Sleep Garden) and frequent contributors: Vishwas Gaitonde, Dylan Landis (Normal People Don’t Live Like this), and Richard Wirick (Kicking In).

Welcome by filmmaker and writer Steve De Jarnatt.

Free parking and refreshments are available. Copy of magazine included with $10 admission.

Where: The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center

Date: Sunday the 14th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Address: 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://www2.smc.edu/sm_review/

 

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