Los Angeles Literature Events 11/05/18 –11/11/18

download.jpgAnnie Leibovitz & Annie Leibovitz at Work at Book Soup

Join us to hear acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz discuss and sign her book, Annie Leibovitz At Work. Originally published in 2008, this revised and updated edition brings her bestselling book back into print. She will explain how her pictures are made and her process in developing one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. Please check website for signing line guidelines and details.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/annie-leibovitz-signs-annie-leibovitz-work

Laura B. Rosenzweig, PhD & Hollywood’s Spies at CSUN

Join us for a book discussion and signing with author Laura B. Rosenzweig, PhD and her bestselling book, Hollywood’s Spies: the undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles. This is the true and untold story of how Jewish executives of the motion picture industry paid private investigators to infiltrate Nazi groups operating in L.A. and then used that information to provide officials with critical evidence of nativist sedition and German meddling in American political culture. The author conducted her much of her research in the Jewish Community Relations Committee archives, one of the most highly consulted archives used in the Oviatt Library.

Where: Oviatt Library, CSUN

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Website: http://csun.edu/calendar/library/events/hollywoods-spies-author-laura-b-rosenzweig-phd

Ivy Pochoda & Wonder Valley at Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us to hear author Ivy Pochoda read and discuss her recent novel set in and encompassing a wide variety of ideas and issues about Los Angeles, Wonder Valley, which is now out in paperback. She is also the author of Visitation Street. The author teaches creative writing at Lamp Arts Studio in Skid Row, and lives in Los Angeles.

Where: Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/ivy-pochoda-wonder-valley

Author Talk: Will Furman at Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us to hear photographer Will Furman present his book, Bodie: Good Times and Bad. He will discuss the fascinating history of Bodie and describe his unique FotoReflections photography technique.

Where: Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/author-talk-will-furman

An Evening with Kamila Shamsie & Home Fire at USC

Please join us for a Visions and Voices Signature Event, an evening with acclaimed author Kamila Shamsie, in discussion with Sarah Gualtieri, associate professor of American studies and ethnicity and history at USC, who will present her book, Home Fire. This book is a contemporary retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone, that asks: What motivates a person to leave home and family? What does national identity look like when you are perceived as a dangerous minority? And what sacrifices will we make for love?

NOTE: This event is free, but an RSVP is required at the website link.

Where: Town and Gown (TGF), USC campus

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 665 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website: http://calendar.usc.edu/event/home_fire_an_evening_with_kamila_shamsie#.W9yPJpNKiUk

Seth Greenland & The Hazards of Good Fortune at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Seth Greenland, in conversation with Tom Lutz, present and discuss his new book, The Hazards of Good Fortune.

This witty, clear-eyed new novel is a story of interconnecting lives, in which generations, races, and religions converge and conflict in today’s New York.

Born to privilege, even a wealthy man’s life can spin out of control, no matter the money or influence he possesses. Set during Obama’s presidency, this novel is at times shocking, but always recognizable as it mixes biting humor with uncomfortable truths.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/seth-greenland

Norman Seeff & Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions at Book Soup

Join us to hear rock and roll photographer Norman Seeff, in discussion with Malka, present and sign his book, Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions. This is the ultimate celebration of a visionary musician and the artist who captured her spirit on film, a creative partnership that lasted of over 40 years. Timed to release on Joni’s 75th birthday, this is a combination of album artwork and candid shots, and is a true reflection on mutual creativity between artist and muse.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/norman-seeff-conversation-malka-marom-presents-and-signs-joni-joni-mitchell-sessions

Nathaniel Philbrick & In the Hurricane’s Eye at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Nathaniel Philbrick discuss and sign In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory of Yorktown.

In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But coordinating his army’s movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. Then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened, when the Battle of the Chesapeake—fought without a single American shop—made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. In the end, the fate of the Revolution depended on Washington and the sea.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/nathaniel-philbrick-discusses-and-signs-hurricane’s-eye

NaNoWriMo Write-In at Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for National Novel Writing Month, a wild ride through your own creative landscape. It’s a personal challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during November. Hundreds of local chapters around the world form a vibrant community of support and meet throughout the month.

Work on your novel in our community room. Light refreshments will be provided.

Where: Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/nanowrimo-write-3

Popcorn for Poetry at Central Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Do you have a way with words? Do you appreciate the musicality of words? Then join us as we let the lyricism of poetry ring true while enjoying freshly popped popcorn.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/popcorn-poetry-1

Creative Writing Club for Teens at Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Calling all aspiring teen writers!

Join us for our Creative Writing Club, and get inspired with fun writing exercises, tips on how to craft a perfect story, and feedback from your peers. Whether you want to write a novel, poem, screenplay or comic book, everyone is welcome to attend.

Sign up is recommended, but not required.

Where: Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 2920 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/creative-writing-club-teens-0

NaNoWriMo Write-In at Sherman Oaks Branch Library, LAPL

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month? Bring your laptop to the library for a quiet place to grow your word count!

Work on your novel in many participating libraries in LAPL during the month of November. Check the websites for details.

Where: Sherman Oaks-Martin Pollard Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Address: 14245 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/nanowrimo-come-write

Amy Stanton & Catherine Connors & The Feminine Revolution at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to welcome co-authors Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, who will discuss their book, The Feminine Revolution.

Feminine traits were once disparaged as weaknesses—such as sensitivity, intuition, feelings of emotion—are reclaimed as powerful strengths and embraced as keys to a happier life.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-november-6th-630-pm-amy-stanton-catherine-connors-discuss-and-sign-feminine-revolution

Eric Vuillard & The Order of the Day at Skylight Bookstore 

Join us to hear Eric Vuillard, in discussion with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer, discuss his book The Order of the Day.

This book is the 2017 Prix Goncourt Winner, and offers a distilled and imaginative retelling about a similarly pivotal moment in history which acts as a timely warning about the fragility of the present moment. The annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany has been seen as one of history’s most foreboding moments, opening the gateway to one of the greatest humanitarian horrors in our history. It warns of the timeless threat to freedom extracted by self-interest, willful ignorance and the consolidation of power in the hands of the few.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/éric-vuillard-discusses-his-book-order-day-tom-lutz-and-laurie-winer

Gaz Oakley & Vegan Christmas at The Last Bookstore

Join us to welcome YouTube cook and author Gaz Oakley to discuss his book, Vegan Christmas. Perfect for anyone looking to include vegan menu items in their holiday, party, or other menus this year, it includes hints for leftovers, and edible gifts.

NOTE: Pre-buy the book and reserve a seat at the store’s website link.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Danielle Davis & Zinnia and the Bees at Studio City Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us to welcome children’s author and blogger Danielle Davis, who will present her book, Zinnia and the Bees, and will also present a yarn bomb art activity. We also will be raffling off 10 copies of her new book.

Where: Studio City Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91604

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/childrens-author-event-danielle-davis

NaNoWriMo Write-In at Woodland Hills Branch Library, LAPL

NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to writing held every November, when writers around the world attempt to complete a 50,000 word draft novel in 30 days. If you ever thought about writing a novel, join your fellow writers at our Wednesday night write-ins for some camaraderie and dedicated writing time.

NOTE: There will be no session on November 14, as the library will be closed.

Where: Woodland Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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

Creative Writing Workshop at Los Feliz Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

This Creative Writing Workshop features a lecture on building scenes and an in-class writing assignment, presented by UCLA instructor Tony DuShane. DuShane is the author of the novel, Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, now a major motion picture from director Eric Stoltz.

No sign-up is needed. New faces are welcome. Please bring a pen and paper (or laptop).

Where: Los Feliz Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/creative-writing-workshop-2

Westside Writers Mingle at Ocean Park Branch Library, SMPL

This monthly meeting of SCBWI, an organization of children’s book writers and illustrators is open to all.

Tonight, speaker Andrea J. Loney, author of BunnyBear and Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! is our special guest.

Where: Ocean Park Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=27294

Glory Edim & at Well-Read Black Girl at Scripps College

Gloria Edim brings together communities of book fans and aficionados to celebrate a deep appreciation for black women’s writing. Through her immensely popular Instagram, a writers’ festival in her home town of Brooklyn, and her book, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, she’s shaping a literary canon for the 21st century.

Novelist Natashia Deon joins Gloria Edim for a conversation.

Where: Balch Auditorium, Scripps College

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8:15 pm

Address: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Website:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/well=read-black-girl-edim-tickets-48888676347

Beowulf Sheehan & Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan at Book Soup 

Join PEN America to hear Beowulf Sheehan, in conversation with essayist Joshua Wolf Shenk, discuss and sign his book of portrait photography, Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, which includes a forward by Salman Rushdie. This debut photography book captures the essence of 200 of our most prominent writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/pen-america-presents-beowulf-sheehan-discussing-and-signing-author-portraits-beowulf-sheehan

Workshop: The Plaza Writing Series with Trevor Kaiser Allred at 1888 Center for the Arts

The Plaza Writing Series is a workshop that offers beginning and experienced writers a chance to develop craft as a community and build a creative culture rooted in the history of the Plaza. Each session will focus on one writing technique, exploring how it works, with time for practice. Instructor Trevor Kaiser Allford is a writer arts advocate, and has collaborated with many artists at 1888 and as a poet at The dA Center for the Arts.

NOTE: The cost is $20 per session, $15 with author discount/subscription to author newsletter.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.1888.center/calendar/workshop-the-plaza-writing-series-3/

Jade Chang at Otis Visiting Writers Series at Otis College 

Please join us to hear writer and author Jade Chang present and discuss her work. Her acclaimed debut novel, The Wangs vs. The World, was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, an October 2016 Indie Next pick, among other honors. She has worked as an arts and culture journalist and was recently an editor at Goodreads. Her debut book has been published in 12 languages.

Where: The Forum, Goldsmith Campus, Otis College of Art and Design

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: http://www.otis.edu/mfa-writing/visiting-writers-series

Difficult to Name Reading Series at Stories Books & Café   

Please join us for the Difficult to Name Reading Series, hosted by Ryan Sartor, and featuring readings and performances by:

Julia Edelman, Madeline Hill, John Bailey Owen, C.J. Toledano, Deenah Vollmer, KK Wooton, Lynn Yu.

Plus a screening of Fat Tony’s Swervin’, directed by Callum Hanlon.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Wednesday the 7th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 1716 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

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

Poets & Writers Literary Roundtable Meeting at Exposition Park Library, LAPL 

Please join us for the next Poets & Writers’ Los Angeles Literary Roundtable Meeting, hosted by the Exposition Park-Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library in their Community Meeting Room, which brings together people from all areas of the literary community to exchange ideas, news and resources.

Special guests Hilda Weiss and Wayne Lindberg of Poetry.LA will give a presentation on their work creating a video archive of the Los Angeles poetry scene and will take questions from the group.

Please RSVP at website link.

Where: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Address: 3900 South Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062

Website: http://www.pw.org/literary_events/poets_writers_los_angeles_literary_roundtable_meeting

Writers Group at the Playa Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for two 10-minute writing exercises. We’ll read a prompt, and then write without stopping or censoring ourselves for 10 minutes. You can volunteer to read your piece to the group, or not. Only positive feedback will be given.

Just drop in. No RSVP is needed.

Where: Playa Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Address: 6400 Playa Vista Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/let-it-out-writing-prompt-workshop

Michael Connelly & One City One Book Event at Agoura Hills Center

Bestselling contemporary crime writer and former Los Angeles Times reporter, Michael Connelly will discuss his new book, Dark Sacred Night, the 21st title of his popular Bosch series at the Agoura Hills One City One Book community read program. The author will also discuss his investigative reporting on the 1985 unsolved murder of Judy Kanan, a descendent of the Waring family, which played a key role in settling Agoura in the 1860s.

NOTE: Admission is free, but RSVP is required as space is limited. See website for pre-orders and further details.

Where: Agoura Hills Event and Recreation Center

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 6 pm (Refreshments served at 5:30 pm)

Address: 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Websitehttp://patch.com/california/agourahills/calendar/event/20181108/437556/michael-connelly-discusses-new-book-dark-sacred-night

Maxine Gordon & Sophisticated Giant at Eso Won Bookstore

Please join us for to hear Maxine Gordon present and sign her book, Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon. This book presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. Reading like a jazz composition, this book about her late husband reflects his colorful life and legendary times, and is full of humor and wisdom.

Where: Eso Won Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 6 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.esowonbookstore.com/event/maxine-gordon-booksigning

The Best Small Fictions Anthology at Book Soup 

Join us to hear five contributing authors to the anthology, The Best Small Fictions. This contemporary anthology is solely devoted to honoring the best short hybrid fiction published in a calendar year, and is brought to you by guest editor Aimee Bender and Series Editor Sherrie Flick.

Contributors set to appear include: Lori Sambol Brody, Christopher DeWan, Ruth LeFaive, Jan Stinchcomb, and Denise Tolan.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/best-small-fictions-2018-anthology-reading

Jill Soloway & She Wants It at Pages Bookstore

Join us to hear author and creator of TV’s Transparent, Jill Soloway, whose poignant memoir of personal transformation, She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy, takes us on a patriarchy-toppling emotional and professional journey. Jill’s evolution from straight, married mother of two to identifying as queer and nonbinary is an intense and revelatory metamorphosis that continues to shape our collective worldview.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/meet-jill-soloway

Gary Busey & Buseyisms at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear actor Gary Busey discuss and sign his book co-authored with Steffanie Samson, Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

In this book the author weaves in personal anecdotes along with his musings on how he lives life successfully according to his experiences.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:  https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/gary-busey-discusses-and-signs-buseyisms-gary-buseys-basic-instructions-leaving-earth

Michael Vinson on Book Rogue Johnny Jenkins at the Huntington Museum

Please join us to hear author Michael Vinson share the tale of John Holmes Jenkins III (Johnny Jenkins), a Texas antiquarian bookseller, publisher, historian, and gambler who, in 1971, helped the FBI recover a valuable set of original engravings of Audubon’s The Birds of America.

Where: Huntington Museum, Rothenberg Hall

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/calendardetail.aspx?id=25900

WCCW Reading Series: UNSCHOOLING at WCCW 

Join our quarterly literary series and hosts Nina Rota and Sara Finnerty to hear a group of strong writers and performers for an evening of unlearning and new learning, including:

Frankie Norstad is a comedic storyteller, and is the host of the Little Miss Addict podcast.

Amina Cain is the author of the short story collection, Creature, and a forthcoming novel in 2019, Indelicacy. She is a literature contributing editor at BOMB.

Laura Vena is a writer, translator, teacher, animal activist, and editor, and winner of the 1913 Press First Book Prize by John Keene for her mauscript, x/she: stardraped. She is fiction editor at Entropy Magazine and founder and creative director of Blockhead Brigade.

Adrienne Walser is an Assistant Professor at Bard College MAT in Los Angeles and works as the Academic Specialist for Youth Policy Institute. She also is the Contributing Arts and Culture Editor for Entropy Magazine.

NOTE: Free admission, but RSVP is required.

Where: Women’s Center for Creative Work

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/275708453064746/

Kristen Tracy & Half-Hazard at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to welcome author Kristen Tracy to discuss her collection of poetry, Half-Hazard. This is a book of near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck, and follows the author’s wide curiosity. Her observant narratives are accompanied by a ringing lyricism, and she is  a vibrant new voice in American poetry: a voice of resilience, faith and joy.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/kristen-tracy-discusses-her-collection-poetry-half-hazard  

Guided Autobiography Workshops at the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL – Seniors Event

Are you 55+ and looking for a way to make a record of your life story? GAB is a process that helps you recall and record the significant moments of your life, through an interactive class experience. Returning students are welcome.

This event is open to those 55 or older. To register, call: 310-840-2142.

Where: Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Address: 2920 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/guided-autobiography-workshops-3

Amanda Lucidon & Reach Higher at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids and Family Event

You are welcome to join us to see the release of a collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama, coupled with personal reflections and stories from official White House photographer and New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Light, Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format for young readers.

This stunning collection of 70 photos celebrates Mrs. Obama’s White House years and her dedication to improving the lives of young people.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/amanda-lucidon-discusses-and-signs-reach-higher

Jason Starr & Fugitive Red at Book Soup 

Join us to hear Jason Starr, with Jerry Stahl, discuss his book Red Fugitive. This contemporary murder mystery is reminiscent of Gone Girl, and involves a series of sinister events following a character’s interest and participation in an extramarital dating app called Discreet Hookups.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/jason-starr-jerry-stahl-discusses-and-signs-fugitive-red

Wayetu Moore & She Would Be King at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Wayetu Moore, in discussion with Allison Noelle, present her debut novel, She Would Be King, a reimagining of the dramatic story of the formation of Liberia through the eyes of three unforgettable characters.

This debut is a spectacular blend of history and magical realism, and a novel of profound depth about a country whose history is inextricably bound to the U.S.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/wayétu-moore-discusses-her-debut-novel-she-would-be-king-allison-noelle-conner

Literary Readings at Poetic Research Bureau

Join us to hear Noah Warren and Elizabeth Metzger read new work by Max Ritvo:

Noah Warren is the author of The Destroyer in the Glass (2016), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he is currently a PhD student in English at UC Berkeley and the deputy editor of The Threepenny Review.

Elizabeth Metzger is the author of The Spirit Papers, which won the 2016 Juniper Prize in Poetry, as well as author of The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, published in 2017.

Max Ritvo (1990-2016) was a poetry editor at Parnassus: Poetry in Review and a teaching fellow at Columbia University. His debut collection, Four Reincarnations, came out in 2016, and he was awarded a 2014 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for his chapbook, AEONS.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.poeticresearch.com/

Cynthia Leonor Graza & Lucia the Luchadora at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Join us to hear children’s author Cynthia Leonor Garza present her book for ages 3-8, Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks.

This book series returns with a splendiferous follow up to 2017’s Lucia the Luchadora, and the author will lead an interactive reading. There will also be a collection jar for RAICES at he event.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

Naomi Hirahara & Vroman’s Walk of Fame at Vroman’s Bookstore

You are welcome to join us for the Walk of Fame dedication Ceremony honoring Naomi Hirahara.

Naomi Hirahara is an award-winning mystery novelist and nonfiction writer of the Japanese American experience in the U.S. She is most well-known for the Mas Arai mystery series, creator of the Ellie Rush series, and a new series set in Hawaii to be published in September 2019. The former editor of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, she has also published stories, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction books, including: Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles and Life after Manzanar.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 12 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vroman’s-walk-fame-dedication-ceremony-honoring-naomi-hirahara

Chris Erskine & Daditude at Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Please join us to hear LA Time columnist and author Chris Erskine discuss his latest book, Daditude, where he continues to mine the rich worlds of fatherhood, marriage and suburbia.

A book sale and signing follows the program. Book sales are courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.

Where: MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Websitehttp://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28150

Marla Frazee & Little Brown at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us to hear author Marla Frazee, who will present her book Little Brown, a story about a cranky canine no one ever plays with at the dog park. She will talk about her book, her art, and the sign books.

Where: Once Upon a time Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 2207 Honoulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/marla-frazee-signing-little-brown

Deep Poetry Critique Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library 

Please join us for Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library for a Dep Poetry Critique Workshop led by G.T. Foster. Bring 15 copies of your poem-in-progress.

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/  

Chris Erskine & Daditude at the Montrose Fall Wine Walk

Join us to hear LA Times Columnist and author Chris Erskine, who will present his book Daditude, a collection of essays that makes us laugh at the absurdities of suburban fatherhood.

NOTE: In order to participate in the Montrose Wine Walk, you must purchase a ticket. If you just want to come to the book signing, the event is free. See website link for details.

Where: Once Upon a time Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 5 pm

Address: 2207 Honoulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/marla-frazee-signing-little-brown

Bohemian Bacchanal 50th Anniversary at Beyond Baroque

Beyond Baroque celebrates its 50th anniversary with a night of revelry. We’ll honor Viggo Mortensen and Will Alexander, pay tribute to our founder George Drury Smith, and dance the night away to the music of John Densmore, Bobby Bradford, Mike Watt, Chris D. & Julie Christensen, Vince Bell, John Doe & Exene Cervenka, and more.

Join us for cocktails, dinner, and an art auction. Your hosts are Puma Perl & Brendan Constantine.

NOTE: See website for costs and details.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time:  5:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Poetry Reading: Find the Goddess Within at Whittier Art Gallery

Please join us for a poetry reading on Find the Goddess Within and Love Her Fiercely, featuring female poets and women’s issues, curated by Sarah Thursday, and featuring:

Lynne Thompson, Armine Iknadossian, Alyssa Matuhniak, JL Martindale, Ra Davis, Chestina Craig, Shella Sadr, Melissa Lussier, Robin Axworthy, and Sarah Thursday.

Where:  Whittier Art Gallery

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 8035 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/465764397165191/

Jordan Matter & Born to Dance at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to meet portrait and dance photographer and author Jordan Matter present his new book, Born to Dance. The author previously of Dancers Among Us, Jordan will share stories from his 10 Minute YouTube Challenges, select someone from the audience to take photos with on-stage, and give away some tee shirts.

NOTE: See website to RSVP, buy a book and reserve your seat.

Where:  The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Poetry Readings at Poetic Research Bureau

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

Elizabeth Treadwell is the author of eleven books, most recently Starlit, and has written seven chapbooks, plus ephemera and songs.

Danielle Pafunda is a poet and writer and the author of The Dead Girls Speak in Unison. She was formerly an Assistant Professor for the Department of English at the University of Wyoming, and now lives and works in Mojave.

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections: the last will be stone, too, Elements, and Our Parenthetical Ontology. She is associate professor of English at Pace University.

Where:  Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/637815406612671/

Rachel MacFarlane & Spencer Laudiero & Eleanor Wyatt at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear author Rachel MacFarlane and illustrator Spencer Laudiero discuss and sign their book, Eleanor Wyatt: Princess and Pirate.

In this children’s picture book a young girl discovers that playtime is as boundless as imagination. Eleanor’s parents have taught her she can be anything she wants to be, and can even star in her own book.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 11 am

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

Website:  https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/rachael-macfarlane-illustrator-spencer-laudiero-present-and-sign-eleanor-wyatt-princess-and

Soap Box Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our monthly Soapbox Open Reading hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

The End of World War I at Homestead Museum

Spend Veterans’ Day commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The program will include a staged reading of R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End, a moving play that follows a group of British officers on the front line in a dugout in the trenches in France.

NOTE: This event is free, but RSVP at website link to ensure seating.

Where: Homestead Museum

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.homesteadmuseum.org/upcoming-events/special-tours

Elliott Kalan & Horse Meets Dog at Skylight Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear author Elliott Kalan present and discuss his new children’s book, Horse Meets Dog.

According to Dog, Horse is just an oversize dog—with funny paws. And Dog…just a tiny, baby horse with a weird tail. That’s what Horse thinks anyway. Then Horse and Dog meet to try to figure out what the other is all about, and their hijinks will leave kids in stitches. The book’s inherent message of accepting others, differences and all, will resonate long after the last page is turned.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/elliott-kalan-presents-his-childrens-book-horse-meets-dog

Livia Blackburne & Umbertouched at Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Join us for a book launch and preorder event with author Livia Blackburne, and a reading of Umbertouched: A Rosemarked Novel.

How do you fight a war when the enemy is within? The author will answer questions about the series, or writing in general. She has an inspirational story and it is a treat to hear her speak. See website for details and to sign up for extra gifts, swag, etc.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Websitehttp://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/umbertouched-book-launch-and-preorder

Theresa Yugar & Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to meet feminist author Theresa Yugar, who will present her biography of a seventeenth century proto-feminist and ecofeminist on her lifelong journey within three communities of women in the Americas, in Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

This book is about Sor Juana’s goal to reconcile inequalities between men and women in central Mexico and between Spaniards and the indigenous Nahua population of New Spain.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/sor-juana-/

Roar Shack Presents Resistance Poetry Show at 826LA Echo Park

Please join us for a special poetry show featuring poets whose work has been published in the 2017 resistance anthology, Not My President:  the Anthology of Dissent. The eight guest poets include: Nicelle Davis, Amy Davis, Kit Bacon-Gressitt, Gerda Govine Ituarte, Bonnie S. Kaplan, Anita McLaughlin. Terry Stevenson, and Jacqueline Derner Tchakalian.

Curated and hosted by David Rochlin

Where: 826LA Echo Park

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/286972818811807/

Rattle Poetry Series & Open Mic at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to hear the Rattle Poetry series, presented the second Sunday of every month, and hosted by the editor, Timothy Green, and also featuring an Open Mic.

Kim Bridgeford is the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, and was editor of Mezzo Cammin. She is the author of ten books of poetry, including The Blue Whale Sonnets and Human Interest. Two of her poems appear in Rattle #61.

Prartho Sereno’s most recent collection is Indian Rope Trick. She is a 20-year Poet in the Schools and was Poet Laureate of Marin County from 2015-2017. “A Few Questions Before We Go On” appears in Rattle #61.

Nasreen Yazdani is a comedy writer based in San Diego, CA. Her poem “How to Turn Off a Ceiling Fan” appears in Rattle #61’s themed section, dedicated to first publication.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/11/11/rattle-poetry-series

The Pity of War at Beyond Baroque

November 11, 2018 marks the centennial of Armistice Day, 1918, the end of World War I. We will celebrate the life and poetry of Wilfred Owen and read from the works of a number of British and American poets who fought and died in the “war to end all wars,” including: Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Thomas, Alan Seegar (Pete Seegar’s uncle), Robert Graves, Isaac Rosenberg, John McCrae.

Hosted by Ross Altman

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Marissa Meyer & Archenemies at the Last Bookstore

We are pleased to welcome bestselling author Marissa Meyer to celebrate the release of the highly-anticipated second installment in her Renegades trilogy, Archenemies. The Renegades Trilogy continues, from the author of the Lunar Chronicles.

Although nova and Adrian fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator, it was a short-lived victory. The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists—but that could mean the end of the world—as they know it.

NOTE: You may RSVP, buy a book, and reserve a seat at the website link.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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