Los Angeles Literature Events 11/26/18 –12/02/18

BV1Opera Talk at Buena Vista Branch, Burbank Public Library

Please join us for an Opera Talk with members of LA Opera’s Community Engagement Program, and featuring Larry Verdugo discussing the opera Hansel & Gretel.

Where: Buena Vista Branch, Burbank Public Library

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Address: 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505

Website: http://www.burbank.lib.ca.us/events/opera-talk-2

Roxanne Veletzos & The Girl They Left Behind at Book Soup

Join us to hear Roxanne Veletzos present her book, The Girl They Left Behind. In January 1941 a Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest, placed in an orphanage, and then adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. She soon assimilates and almost forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. After Romania falls under Soviet occupation, she must choose whether to seek her freedom and confront her past.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/roxanne-veletzos-discusses-and-signs-girl-they-left-behind

Words from the Soul at the Last Bookstore

Join us to welcome author Soulace Seeker and her first self-published book, Words from the Soul. This is a compilation of articles on various topics such as relationships, spirituality, travel, and women and empowerment.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Catherine Coan & Friends at the Annenberg Beach House

Join us for Writer-in-Residence Catherine Coan’s second event, Cross-Disciplinarity, in which she moderates a conversation with artists working between worlds, across disciplines or genres. Guests include: Leslie Brown, oil painter, printmaker, and poet; Mathieu Callier, children’s book writer; Cindy Rinne, sculptor and poet; and Sheree Winslow, author of memoir and flash fiction.

Please RSVP at website link.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/activities/cultural-programs-events-and-tours.aspx#BEACH=CULTURE

Workshop: How to Tell and Love Your Story at 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us for the Creative Writing Workshop: How to Tell and Love Your Story. In an era of rapid social change, every individual has a unique story to share. Become proficient with confidence, integrity and self-mastery through the process of unconditionally loving your story.

Christine Thuy Huong will help you tell and love your story. She is a Vietnamese Pop Singer turned Doctor of nursing Practice and creator of BAMF—a women’s wellness platform—and a professor at Cal state Fullerton.

NOTE: This workshop costs $15, and tickets can be purchased at website.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://1888.center/calendar/workshop-how-to-tell-and-love-your-story/

Jen Bilik & This Is (Not) LA at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear Jen Bilik discuss and sign her book, This Is (Not) L.A.: An Insider’s Take on the Real Los Angeles. Think you know L.A.? Dive into this expert debunking that disproves myths and cliches about the world’s most misunderstood city, then think again.  Full of little-known factoids, a forward by food critic Jonathan Gold, and a cover blurb by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/jen-bilik-discusses-and-signs-not-la-insiders-take-real-los-angeles

Tara Westover Reading at the Hammer Museum 

Join us for our Some Favorite Writers Series, to hear Tara Westover discuss and sign her debut book, Educated: A Memoir.

This book tells the incredible story of the author’s upbringing by survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, and her dogged pursuit of a formal education at age 17. Readings are followed by a discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series, and there will be a book signing afterwards.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/11/some-favorite-writers-tara-westover

Literary Journal Launch & Reading at Stories Books & Café  

Join us for the launch of the literary art journal SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT. Featured participants include the editor, Aaron Tilford, and contributors Carson Beker, Mark Gindi & Brandi Spaethe.

Aaron Tilford is a graphic designer, art director, writer, editor, curator, and DJ. He is also a 2017 Lambda Literary Emerging Fellow in Non-Fiction.

Carson Beker is a fiction writer, playwright, and story teller, and former fiction editor of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review and co-founder of the pirate art school The Escapery. They are a Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Fellow in Fiction, and a former Tin House Scholar.

Mark Gindi is a writer and psychiatrist living in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review and the Hastings Center Report, among others. He is the psychiatric consultant to the Netflix show Maniac.

Brandi Spaethe is a writer, poet, educator, and literary arts advocate. Her chapbook, To You Who Wants In, was released in 2012, and she is the former program coordinator for Poets & Writers’ California Office. She now works for Lambda Literary and teaches at CSULA.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/331626597634135/

Gothic Book Club with John Palisano at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for gothic Book Club, with John Palisano, as we discuss the last novel of Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

This book contains a spooky house, a twisted family, mysterious deaths, and magical protections that may or may not work—just in time for the holidays.

Author John Palisano is the author of several scary books, and his first short story collection, All That Withers, is available from Cycatrix Press. Night of 1,000 Beasts is also available.

NOTE: See website link to RSVP and pre-purchase the book.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 27th

Time: 9:30 pm

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

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

PEN America Book Club & Read the Resistance at the Edison

Please join our Read the Resistance Book Club, and our host, Neelanjana Banerjee, to hear Fatima Farheen Mirza discuss her book, A Place for Us, a collection of first-person accounts from survivors of hate crimes.

Where: The Edison

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.twitter.com/NeelanjanaB

Travis Richardson & Bloodshot & Bruised at Book Soup

Join us to hear Travis Richardson present his book, Bloodshot & Bruised Crime Stories from the South and West. This is a blistering collection of crime, retribution, and the fragile humanity that survives. Settings range from excessive mansions and freeway gridlock of California to clapboard houses and frozen hunting grounds of the South. Pathos and humor mix to create a complex portrait of America under pressure, and leave an indelible impression on any reader.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/travis-richardson-discusses-and-signs-bloodshot-and-bruised-crime-stories-south-and-west

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

Join us to hear Juliet Huck present her book, 50 Ways to get Your Way. In this book the author shares the lessons she learned growing up on her family’s farm in rural Ohio, and teaches readers how to be persuasive in a manner that is honest and respectful, while making genuine human connections.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Montana Book Club & A Gentleman in Moscow at Montana Branch of Santa Monica Public Library

Please join us for a Book Club discussion of Amor Towles’ bestselling book, A Gentleman in Moscow.

Where: Montana Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 1704 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28380

Darby English, In Conversation, at the Hammer Museum

Join us to hear art historian Darby English probe art’s interaction with instituted forms of historical subjectivity and experience, focusing on artistic and other cultural manifestations of discomposure and optimism. He is a University of Chicago professor and an adjunct curator at the Museum of Modern Art.

Darby English is the author of: 1971: A Year in the Life of Color: How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness; and the forthcoming To Describe a Life: Essays at the Intersection of Art and Race Terror.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/11/darby-english-ucla-department-of-art-lecture/

Ari Banias at Otis Visiting Writers Series, Otis College 

Join us to welcome poet and writer Ari Banias to discuss his work. His collection of poems, Anybody, was named a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and he is the author of the chapbook, What’s Personal is Being Here with All of You.

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

Date: Wednesday the 28th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Symposium: Euterpe at Play / Euterpe Comediante at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 

Join us for a genre-bending exploration of musical responses to Spanish Golden age lyric poetry, featuring a symposium and concert, at 1:30 pm & 6 pm, respectively, with Symposium guests: Alvaro Torrente, professor at the Universidad complutense de Madrid; Barbara Fuchs, professor in the UCLA Departments of English and Spanish & Portuguese; and Elisabeth LeGuin, professor of Musicology at UCLA.

The concert at 6 pm will feature guitarist Eloy Cruz and members of Son del Centro, and in preparation EME members will work with hip hop sensation Maya Jupiter and viola da gamba virtuoso Niccolo Seligmann.

NOTE: These events are FREE, but first come, first seated. See website for further details.

Where: Charles E. Young Grand Salon – Kerckhoff Hall, UCLA

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 1:30 pm & 6 pm

Address: UCLA Campus Student Union, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Website: http://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/symposium-euterpe-at-play-euterpe-comediante/

Reading Book Discussion: Pamela Weir-Quiton at Craft in America Center

Join us for our next book discussion on books that have influenced artists, during Pamela Weir-Quiton’s Made to Play exhibition. The artist has fifty years of woodworking experience and will discuss her take on the two books she has chosen to compliment her work:

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, by David Lynch, and

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield.

Where: Craft in America Center

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm (reception); 7pm -8 pm (discussion)

Address: 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Website: http://www.craftinamerica.org/events/reading-craft-book-discussion-pamela-weir-quiton/

Christian Krecht & The Dead at Book Soup

Join us to hear Christian Krecht present his book, The Dead: A Novel, a World War Ii story of the expansion of international film and cinema influences from Berlin to Japan, and how events conspire artists to confront their demons.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/christian-kracht-discusses-and-signs-dead

Jill Soloway & She Wants It at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Jill Solway present her poignant memoir, She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy, which charts the author’s personal evolution from straight, married mother of two to identifying as queer and non-binary. The metamorphosis challenges the status quo and reflects shifting power dynamics that continue to shape our world view.

Soloway is the author and creator of the award-winning Amazon TV series, Transparent.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/jill-soloway

Open Door Poetry Reading at Battery Books, Pasadena

Join us to hear Adolfo Guzman Lopez, Sara Borjas and Armine Iknadossian present and discuss their work at our open Door Poetry Reading, with a Q&A following each reader.

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is a journalist and poet. In 1994 he co-founded the performance poetry group The Taco Shop Poets. Since 2000 he’s been a reporter at NPR affiliate KPCC-FM in Los Angeles, and he won the L.A. Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year in 2007.

Sara Borjas is a Chicana, a pocha, and a Fresno poet. Her debut collection, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2019. She teaches Creative Writing at UC Riverside.

Armine Iknadossian immigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon in 1978 to escape the civil war. She is the author of All That Wasted Fruit, and after teaching English for 20 years, she wrote United States of Love & Other Poems (2015).

Where: Battery Books, Pasadena

Date: Thursday the 29th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2220188358307743/

Dan DeWeese & Gielgud at Book Soup

Join us to hear Dan DeWeese, in conversation with Daniel Quartz, present and sign his book, Gielgud: A Novel, a story of men and women who, in a world of streaming video and nonstop commentary, quietly struggle through personal crises almost entirely unobserved.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/dan-deweese-daniel-quartz-discusses-and-signs-gielgud

Derek Leebaert & Grand Improvisation at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Derek Leebaert discuss and sign his book, Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957.

An enduring myth of the 20th century is that the U.S. rapidly became a superpower after World War II. In fact, the author argues, the idea that a traditionally insular U.S. suddenly transformed itself into the leader of the free world is illusory, as is the notion that the British colossus was compelled to retreat. This book covers the events and changes during the formation of a new world order.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website:  https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/derek-leebaert-discusses-and-signs-grand-improvisation-america-confronts-british-superpower

Three Doug Night Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear three great poets read, discuss and sign their work, in an event hosted by poet Wyatt Underwood, featuring:

Douglas Brown is an educator, writer and DJ. He is the author of ICON, a new collection of poetry form Writ Large Press in 2018, and Zero to Three (University of Georgia, 2014), winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored a chapbook with Geoffrey Davis, Begotten (URB Books, 2016), and is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able – The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series.

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016). His collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015) was called “an extraordinary book” by Publisher’s Weekly, and his third poetry collection, Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014) examined miscarriage infertility, and parenthood and was a finalist for the California Book Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Doug Knott has been writing and performing poetry in Southern California for more than 20 years. He is the author of the collection, Small Dogs Bark Cartoons, and many chapbooks. He has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, and has written, produced and taught poetry video production.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

A Staged Reading of Angels in America at Loyola Marymount University

Join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tony Kushner’s epoch-defining play, Angels in America, with a staged reading of selected scenes from the play. This heartbreaking classic of American theatre traces the rise of AIDS and AIDS activism through the lives of a small group of people in New York in the 1980s.

NOTE: Voluntary donations are accepted at the door to benefit local AIDS charities.

Where: LMU, Strub Theatre

Date: Friday the 30th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/a_staged_reading_of_selected_scenes_from_angels_in_america_tony_kushner#.W_Wyc-hKiUk

Storytime with Mr. Steve at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us for our twice-weekly children’s event, Storytime with Mr. Steve.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 10 am

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

Website:  https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-mr-steve-243

Ann Paul & Michelle Markle at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Please join us for a Holiday Story Time & Book Signing with acclaimed local authors Ann Paul & Michelle Markle, for readings of their wonderful new holiday books for children of ages 3-7.

In Michelle Markle’s charming book, Hanukkah Hamster, a little hamster has been left behind by one of Edgar’s passengers, so he brings it to his apartment to care for it, and names it Chickpea. But what happens when Chickpea’s owner is found?

In Ann Paul’s delightful book, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, she imagines how different members of the animal kingdom might spend the Christmas season.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

AIDS Activists Talk Stories about Resisting the Plague 

Please join us as APAIT brings early AIDS activists together for a community story telling session, and listen to how they fight AIDs with courage, humor and creativity. See website link for details.

Where: APAIT

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Address: 3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2036775383076229/

Emerging Poets Workshop at Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library 

Please join us for Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library for an Emerging Urban Poets Workshop led by Raundi Kai Moore-Kondo.

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/  

Bruce W. Talamon & Photographs: 1972-1982 at Book Soup

Join us to hear Bruce W. Talamon, in conversation with Verdine White (Earth Wind & Fire), present and sign his book, Bruce W. Talamon: Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs 1972-1982.

This book contains almost 300 photographs of the aesthetic magic of the 1970s, featuring icons such as: Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Al Green, Gil Scott-Heron, James Brown Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, Donna Summer, etc., etc.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/bruce-w-talamon-conversation-verdine-white-earth-wind-fire-discussing-signing-bruce-w-talamon

Supernova 2018 Get Lit Gala Fundraiser at Get Lit-Words Ignite

Join us to for the annual Get Lit-Words Ignite Fundraising Gala. See website link to purchase tickets or learn details.

Where: Get Lit-Words Ignite

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 672 S. La Fayette Park Pl., Ste. 10, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2159752130965413/

Poets Curtis Hayes & Alexandra Umlas at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Join us to hear two poets and to also hear live music by Jumping Chollas.

Curtis Hayes will present and sign his poetry collection, Bottleneck Slide. A native Southern Californian, he has held many jobs, and graduated from the CSULB creative writing program.

Alexandra Umlas recently took first place in the 2018 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest. She holds an MFA in Education with an emphasis in cross-cultural teaching.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/events-2/#/poet-curtis-hayes-music-by-jumping-chollas-sat-dec-1st-7pm/

Book Release with Andrew Choate & Friends at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us for the book release party for Andrew Choate and his book, Learning, recently published by The Accomplices (Writ Large Press, Civil Coping Mechanisms & Entropy).

Andrew Choate will read from his book, Learning.

Haoyan of America has made a film for this event.

Patrick Shiroishi will perform a saxophone solo titled “benkyou” written by Radu Malfatti, a piece which was also written for this event. This will be the world premiere performance of this piece for solo saxophone.

Free! Thank You!

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/481536375666866/

Michael Lally at Beyond Baroque 

Please join Poetry in motion to hear legendary poet Michael Lally read from his new book, Another Way to Play.

Hosted by Eve Brandstein

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 1st

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Malcolm Friend Poetry Reading & Conversation at the Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside

Inlandia Institute hosts a poetry reading event and conversation to hear Pittsburg poet and winner of the 2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize, Malcolm Friend, in a celebratory reading and launch of his prize-winning collection, Our Bruises Kept Singing Purple.

In the spirit of community-building, Friend will read alongside three other poets: Sara Borjas and Micah Chatterton, both Hillary Gravendyk Prize finalists, and Rachelle Cruz, whose Hillary Gravendyk Prize-winning book, God’s Will for Monsters, also won a 2018 American Book Award.

Sara Borjas is a Chicana, a pocha, and a Fresno poet. Her debut collection, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2019. She is the recipient of the 2014 Blue Mesa Poetry Prize and is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She teaches Creative Writing at UC Riverside.

Micah Chatterton is a writer, editor, teacher, and tends library at various locations in the Inland Empire, where he grew up. His work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies.

Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, California, and is the author of: God’s Will for Monsters, which won the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize (Inlandia, 2017), Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), and co-editor with Melissa Sipin of Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology of Philippine Myths (Carayan Press, 2015). She lives, writes and teaches in Southern California.

Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He is the author of the chapbook mxd kd mixtape (Glass Poetry, 2017), and the full-length collection Our Bruises Kept Singing Purple (Inlandia Books, 2018), winner of the 2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize.

Where: Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 1:30 pm – 3 pm

Address: 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/187888838824087/

Holiday Kickoff for LitFest Pasadena 2019 at Private Residence

Kick off the holiday season with us, for a great cause, and enjoy a celebration of Light Bringer Project and LitFest Pasadena 2019.

NOTE: This is a ticketed fund-raising event for Light Bringer Project. $20 per person charge is for food, drink, music, readings, friends & mingling. See website for ticket purchase; also available at the door.

Where: Private Residence of Bill & Mary Lea Carroll

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Address: 1075 E. Topeka St., Pasadena, CA 91104

Websitehttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3899613?fbclid=IwAR296uhoVLGwLLQY_EFmqvxMbUfFioXcJz9ZjHAoHdWt9bzCjrnC94lUCg4

Mary E. Torregrossa & My Zocolo Heart at Avenue 50 Studio

Join us for the book launch celebration of My Zocolo Heart, by Mary E. Torregrossa.

Joining the author in her book launch reading will be:

Ron Baca is a Boyle Heights resident, longtime educator at Cal State L.A., at Hollenbeck and Belvedere Junior High Schools, and at Roosevelt High School. He is the author of the chapbook, An Encounter with Amiri Baraka in Los Angeles.

Lory Bedikian is the author of The Book of Lamenting (Anhinga Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. She teaches poetry workshops in Los Angeles.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/273194810000071/

Low Tea & Literature Reading Poetry at Book Show LA 

Please join us for Low Tea & Literature, when Moss Havisham & Shawna Kenney present a special TROUBLED TIMES edition, featuring:

Sarah Corbett, author of How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest (UK);

Myriam Gurba, author of Mean and Painting Their Portraits in Winter (Long Beach);

Beth Pickens, author of Your Art Will Save Your Life (LA).

Join us for tea, tarts, and tactics.

Where: Book Show LA

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 5503 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, CA 90042

Websitehttp://http://bookshowla.com/event/low-tea-literature-w-myriam-gurba-sarah-corbett-and-beth-pickens/

Rachel Cobb & Mistral at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear photographer and author Rachel Cobb, in conversation with journalist Renee Montagne, present and sign her photography book, Mistral, a portrait of Provence as seen through its legendary wind that funnels down the Rhone Valley.

Where: Diesel Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-november-25th-4pm-gil-garcetti-and-larry-livingston-sign-protea-magic-and-mystery

First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for our popular monthly open reading, hosted by Steve Goldman.

Sign-ups begin at 4:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 5 pm

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

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

La Poesia Festival Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for our monthly mic featuring Latin-American poets, hosted by, Antonieta Villamil.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 5 pm

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

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

Holly Prado & Harry Northrup at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to celebrate 50 years of poetry with 2016 George Drury Smith Award winner Holly Prado & actor/poet Harry Northrup.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 2nd

Time: 8 pm

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

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

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