Los Angeles Literature Events 1/07/19 –1/13/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWinter Author Series & YA Author Aditi Khorana at Memorial Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Join our Winter Author Series to hear YA author Aditi Khorana discuss her latest novel, The Library of Fates, a romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore. All interested teens (6th – 12th graders) are welcome, and refreshments are provided. Lucky winners will receive a free copy of her book.

Where: Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/winter-author-series-ya-author-aditi-khorana

Wreck a Journal Event at Washington Irving Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Begin the new year of 2019 by experiencing creative journaling. Join us for this teen program that will have you re-thinking the art of journaling. This event is designed for youth ages 11-18.

Where: Washington Irving Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 4117 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/lets-wreck-journal

Conchas y Café- Adult Writing Class at Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Conchas y Café is a program offered by DSTL Arts, and is a 10-week creative writing class, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages. Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine making, and have the opportunity to publish and present their work in a quarterly anthology of writing produced through this program.

A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 10-week series.

Where: Vernon – Leon H, Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-cafe-adult-writing-class

Author Event Introducing  theLAnd Magazine at Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

This will be a panel discussion with the founders of the new publication theLAnd: Bret Berg (Voyager Institute) and George Chen present a talk with theLAnd’s Jeff Weiss and others TBA.

A year ago, the new owners of the LA Weekly fired its existing staff which led to a boycott movement. Today, former writers and editors from that paper have come up with their own vision for a print magazine that recaptures the rebellious spirit of the alternative weekly tradition. Copies of the first issue will be available at this event.

Where: Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 PM

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/introducing-theland-magazine

Workshop: There Is No Dirty Laundry at 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us for the Creative Writing Workshop: There Is No Dirty Laundry – Writing Through and Towards Insecurities. Writing can stir a person’s deepest insecurities and inadequacies, and this creative anxiety is only amplified when one’s material is a lived experience. Join us for a series of life writing workshops where we get over it all.

Julie Schulte has ghostwritten memoirs and her essay on handbags, memory and shame was included in The Atlantic’s Object Lesson series. She was Fiction Editor at Faultline Journal of Arts and Letters at UC Irvine, and is finishing a novel.

NOTE: This workshop costs $25 – $60, and tickets can be purchased at website.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://1888.center/calendar/workshop-there-is-no-dirty-laundry-writing-through-and-towards-insecurities/

Janet Clare & Time Is the Long Distance at Book Soup

Join us to hear Janet Clare present her book, Time Is the Long Distance, in conversation with David Francis. Set in the harsh desert of the Australian outback, this is a moral story if immorality in a place where “night comes like a door slamming shut.” Crossing the dead heat of the Great Sandy and Gibson deserts, Lily is joined by her half-brother Grant, and his adult daughter Jen. After she becomes entangled in an unlikely love affair and witness to an unsavory death, she is forced to examine her own imperfections, and learns about the power and destruction of secrets and sexual taboos, and the thrill of transgression.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/janet-clare-discusses-and-signs-time-long-distance-conversation-david-francis

Brittany Ackerman & The Perpetual Motion Machine at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to welcome author Brittany Ackerman, in conversation with Ron Koertge, who will present and discuss her book, The Perpetual Motion Machine. Inspired by her brother’s high school science project—a perpetual motion machine that could save the world—this is a memoir in essays that attempts to save a sibling by depicting visceral pain that accompanies longing for some past impossibility. The collection has been a science project in its study of memory, in the calculation and plotting of the moments that make up a childhood. The preparation has been “in the field” and built upon lived experience, and the project has been one giant experiment—to see if they can all make it out alive.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www. vromansbookstore.com/event/brittany-ackerman-conversation-ron-koertge-discusses-and-signs-perpetual-motion-machine

Queer Book Club with CB Lee at the Last Bookstore

Join us for the January edition of our new Queer Book Club, led by our host and Lambda finalist CB Lee, when we read and discuss the YA book, This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story, by Kheryn Callendar. When two childhood friends reunite in high school, one’s jaded stance on true love is put to the test.

NOTE: All Last Bookstore book clubs require a ticket, and details are available at the website.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Winter Author Series & Jen Wang at Harbor City Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Please join us for an author talk with award-winning cartoonist, author, and illustrator Jen Wang, whose books include: The Prince and the Dressmaker, In Real Life, and Koko Be Good.

Free books and refreshments will be available on a first come, first served basis at this event.

Where: Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 24000 S. Western Blvd., Harbor City, CA 90710

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/winter-author-program-jen-wang

Winter Author Series & Isabel Quintero at Memorial Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Please join us for an author talk with Isabel Quitero, author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, who will discuss her new graphic biography of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbeide. Follow the artist’s journey through Mexico, the U.S. and India via her actual photos and new illustrations by Zeke Pena.

Free books and refreshments will be available on a first come, first served basis at this event.

Where: Vernon-Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 5 pm

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/winter-author-program-isabel-quintero

Poetry Open Mic at Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us to share your masterpiece, or to just listen and enjoy, at our monthly Open Mic, hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

Where: Westwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-open-mic-2

Brendan Constantine Hosts January Poetry at Chevalier’s

Join us to hear Brendon Constantine host three poets:

Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection, Her Mouth Is a Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University of Utah Press, as well as two chapbooks, Sore Songs and Flyover. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.

Douglas Manuel has served as poetry editor for Gold Line Press as well as one of the managing editors of Ricochet Editions. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at USC.

Lynn Thompson won the 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize for her forthcoming manuscript, Fretwork. She is Reviews and Essays Editor for Spillway.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Jason Primrose & Zosma (Lost Children of Andromeda #1) at Book Soup

Join us to hear Jason Primrose present his book, Zosma (Lost Children of Andromeda #1). By 2052 A.D. natural disasters have ravaged entire regions and will continue to inflict irreparable damage. When the efforts of world powers and the wealthy fall to ruin, a rogue organization is formed, and Allister Adams, a young superhuman, is sent to find Zosma Caster, a missing refugee and vessel for an otherworldly energy source from Andromeda Galaxy. He soon finds there is no truth, only perception.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/jason-primrose%C2%A0discusses-and-signs%C2%A0zosma-lost-children-andromeda-1

Alison Hart & Mostly White at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear Alison Hart discuss and sign her book, Mostly White. This book is a family saga; four generations of mixed-race African American, Native American, and Irish women experience intergenerational trauma as well as the healing brought on by nature and music, leading to triumphant resilience. This story begins in 1890 when Emma, a mixed-race Native American and African American girl is beaten by nuns, and confined to a closet for speaking her language at an Indian Residential school in Maine. From there, the tale spans four generations of women, descendants who struggle and fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/alison-hart-discusses-and-signs-mostly-white

Alias: Readings & Music at Stories Books & Café  

Join us to hear Alias readings and music, hosted by Deenah Vollmer & Ginger Buswell, and featuring:

Christina Catherine Martinez is a writer and comedian, whose first book of essays is forthcoming from Hesse Press in early 2019.

Jacqueline Suskin is a performance poet and educator, and the author of three books: The Collected (2010), Go Ahead & Like It (2014), and The Edge of the Continent Volume One (2018).

Jonathan Ames is an American author who has written a number of novels and is the creator of two TV series, Bored to Death and Blunt Talk.

John Searcy is the author of Signs in Our World.

Maia Ipp is a senior editor at Jewish Currents.

Kris Angelis is a performance artist and writer, whose works include Everyday Holiday and Pieces Were Stolen.

Taleen Kali is a musician whose debut solo album Soul Songs is out now on Lolipop Records.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

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

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Orange Plaza Writer’s Group at 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us for a weekly focused Writer’s Group for writers of all genres and levels. The goal of this group is to get words on paper, whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, academic papers, or professionally. We are not a critique group. Come prepared and ready to write, for a great way to establish a regular writing habit in a quiet and supportive atmosphere.

NOTE: Please RSVP at website, as seating is limited.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

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

Website: http://heritagefuture.org/events/orange-plaza-writers-group/

Justin Murphy & Whiskey Jelly Blues at Book Soup 

Join us to hear Justin J. Murphy discuss and sign his book, Whiskey Jelly Blues: A Novel. Cassidy is a long-haired, Choose Your Own Adventure author and part-time bartender, who drinks too much and takes refuge in phone calls with his friend Cliff in Los Angeles. When their idea for a whiskey jelly donut and franchise scheme goes awry, he arrives home to a fresh start.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/new-date-justin-murphy-discusses-and-signs-whiskey-jelly-blues

Thelma Reyna & Reading Tea Leaves After Trump at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear poet Thelma T. Reyna discuss and sign her book, Reading Tea Leaves After Trump. This collection of poetry and fictional prose explores Trump’s effects on the nation during his first, pivotal year in office, and weaves factual news with real and imagined characters for reality-based context to this untraditional presidency.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/thelma-reyna-discusses-and-signs-reading-tea-leaves-after-trump-0

Tom Barbash & Dakota Winters at Chevalier’s

Join us to hear Tom Barbash present his book, Dakota Winters, in conversation with author Ivy Pochoda. This is an evocative and wildly absorbing novel about the Winters, a family living in New York’s famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination, in 1979

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/tom-barbash

Anansi Writers Feature Miguel Salcedo at Chevalier’s

Join us to hear Miguel Salcedo present his work, poems that try to serve as a mirror to the audience, so that we may resonate in the reflection of what it means to feel, to lose, to hurt, and to love fully and unconditionally.

Workshop at 7:30 pm. Feature at 8:30pm. Open Mic at 9:05 pm.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/228630458027023/

UCI Reading Series Presents Kevin Young at 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us as the UC Irvine Reading Series presents Kevin Young, the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, most recently, Brown: Poems (2018), a powerful collection of 32 taut poems that meditate on blackness and brownness in America.

The author is also Poetry Editor of the New Yorker. The Illuminations reading group is open to everyone

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

Website: http://heritagefuture.org/events/kevin-youngs-brown-poems/

Greg Reitman & Rooted in Peace at Book Soup

Join us to hear filmmaker and author Greg Reitman present his book, Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace Within. The author shares the transformative power in taking notice of the world we live in, stopping the cycle of violence, and proactively seeking ways to find personal and social balance.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/greg-reitman-discusses-and-signs-rooted-peace-inspiring-story-finding-peace-within

David Kipen & Dear Los Angeles at Chevalier’s

Join us to hear David Kipen present his book, Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018, in conversation with author Joe Donnelly. This is a collection of a slice of life in L.A. through the years, arranged by date, and featuring selections from different decades and centuries to show the tapestry of insights, personal discoveries, and wry observations that together distill the essence of the city.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/david-kipen

A Night of Poetry with 4 Poets at The Pop-Hop

Join us for a night of poetry at Pop-Hop Books in Highland Park, featuring four voices:

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge, a 2016-2017 Steinbeck Fellow, former Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee. She is a co-founder of Women Who Submit and the curator of HITCHED.

Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection, Her Mouth Is a Souvenir, and two chapbooks, Sore Songs and Flyover. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University, the Writing Salon, and as a teaching artist for Performing Arts Workshop, a youth arts education non-profit.

Joseph Rios is the author of Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations (Omnidawn). In 2016 his debut poetry collection was chosen by Claudia Rankin as a finalist for Omnidawn’s first book prize. He has won numerous awards, including an American Book Award in 2018.

Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry selected by Amy Nezhukumatathil (2018). Her chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef, won the inaugural Rick Campbell Prize. She is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing & Literature at USC.

Where: The Pop-Hop

Date: Thursday the 10th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 5002 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2416963745044110/

Thomas Kohnstamm & Lake City at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Thomas Kohnstamm present his book, Lake City, in conversation with Bronson Pinchot. The setting is Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood during the 2001 holiday season, and its first wave of high tech gentrification. Lane Beuche straddles two cultures, classes and worlds, and must choose between doing the right thing and reclaiming the life of privilege he so recently had, and feels he so richly deserves.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/thomas-kohnstamm-conversation-bronson-pinchot-discusses-and-signs-lake-city

Matt Coyle & Wrong Light at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear author Matt Coyle discuss and sign his new book, Wrong Light, A Rick Cahill Novel. In this book Rick Cahill has been hired to protect a mysterious radio host who’s being stalked by a shadowy figure bent on making her a character in is sick fantasy. But before he can help her, he must save himself from the vicious criminals demanding either his help– or his life.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 11th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/matt-coyle-discusses-and-signs-wrong-light

Winter Author Program & Shawn Harris at Central Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us to meet Shawn Harris, illustrator of Her Left Foot and What Can a Citizen Do?, both written for kids by acclaimed author Dave Eggers. Learn how he creates his amazing mixed media collages and more!

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/winter-author-program-shawn-harris   

Play Reading Series at Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Please join your friends and neighbors in a cold reading of an entire play (no preparation). This month we’ll be reading from a selection of new short plays.

Where: Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 2:30 pm – 5 pm

Address: 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/play-reading-0   

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library

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

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/  

Graphic Novel Author Event at Studio City Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Join us to talk to graphic novelists and illustrators about their work.

Currently scheduled panelists include: Kara Leopold (Pandora’s Legacy), writer LaToya Morgan (Robyn Hood), writer Isabel Quintero (Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide), writer and illustrator Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), writer Nicole Andelfinger (Lumberjanes: A Midsummer Night’s Scheme), and writer and illustrator Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World).

The panel will be moderated by Tina Lerno, chair of the ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee, 2019 and 2020.

Where: Studio City Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/author-event-graphic-novelists

Penelope Moffet & Mary Torregrossa at Beyond Baroque

Join us as community activist Penelope Moffet, author of My Zocolo Heart, and solitude-loving Penelope Moffet, author of It Isn’t That They Mean to Kill You, discuss their poems and celebrate their unlikely friendship.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Rocio Carlos & Rachel Kaminer at Cellar Door Books

Please join us to hear Isabel Quintero moderate In Conversation with: Rocio Carlos & Rachel McKleod Kaminer.

Please see website for costs and details, as registration is required through Eventbrite link.

Where: Cellar Door Books

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 5226 Canyon Crest Dr., Ste. 30A, Riverside, CA 92507

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/357874188105380/

You Can Get There From Here at Beyond Baroque 

Please join us as dancers interpret the poetry of Los Angeles, turning metaphor into movement. This is a joint effort by Liz Hoeffner Adamis and Laurel Ann Bogen, with the majority of poetry from Beyond Baroque’s 2015 anthology, Wide Awake.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 12th

Time: 8 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Writers Resist at Beyond Baroque 

Please join us for this year’s list of participating readers, including:

Doug Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Elena Karina Byrne, Robin Coste Lewis, Eileen Cronin, Marsha de la O, Geoff Dyer, Janet Fitch, Lynell George, Liz Gonzalez, Brian Ingram, Mark Irwin, Dana Johnson, Doug Manuel, Alicia Portnoy, Sherman Pearl, Steven Reigns Joseph Rios, Mona Simpson, Hiram Sims, Phil Taggert, Amy Uyematsu, Vanessa Angelica Villarreal.

FREE

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 1 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Soap Box Open Mic at Beyond Baroque 

Please join us for the monthly Soap Box Poets Open Mic, hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

CAAM Reads Book Club & Song of Solomon at CAAM

CAAM’s monthly book club continues this winter with titles associated with The Notion of Family. January’s selection is The Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison. Our discussion will be moderated by Denise L. Mc Iver.

Please RSVP at website for this FREE event.

Where: CAAM

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Websitehttp://caamuseum.org/programs/talks-and-workshops/caam-reads-song-of-solomon

Susan Jaques & The Caesar of Paris at Diesel Bookstore

Join us as author Susan Jaques presents her book, The Caesar of Paris: Napolean Bonaparte, Rome and the Artistic Obsession That Shaped an Empire. This book explores how Napoleon’s dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into “the new Rome.” He had a tradition of appropriating the greats to legitimize his regime.

Where: Diesel Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-january-13th-300pm-susan-jaques-discusses-and-signs-caesar-paris

Michelle Britton Rosado Launch at Avenue 50 Studios

Avenue 50 Studios & Wisconsin Poetry Series invite you to join us in celebration of the release of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, by Michelle Brittan Rosado, featuring:

Michelle Brittan Rosado is currently pursuing her PhD at USC, and is the author of the collection, Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, as well as the chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef.

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder is the author of the award-winning collection of poetry, Inked, and is currently a PhD candidate at USC.

Douglas Manuel is the author of Testify, which won the 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, and is book of potent poems that testify to the ambivalent moments that might rend or right us. He is also pursuing his PhD at USC, and is former Poetry Editor for Goldline Press.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/344323912791414/

Roar Shack Reading Series at 826LA Time Travel Mart

Please join us for our popular quarterly open reading, with the theme Daybreak, hosted by David Rocklin, and featuring:

Brian Dunlap is a poet, writer and educator, and the author of the chapbook, Concrete Paradise. He is the 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize winner from december magazine, judged by former Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez. He runs the blog site www.losangelesliterature.wordpress.com, a resource to explore L.A.’s vast literary culture.

Charles Degelman is the creator of The Resistance Series, two award-winning novels which celebrate those who dare buck the system, set in the resistance movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and A Bowl Full of Nails and Gates of Eden.

Valerie Burns is a writer and the author of Autumn Gilt.

Julia Ingalls is an essayist and writer for the LA Times, Salon, Guernica, LARB, Dwell, The LA Weekly, and KCRW among others.

Marty Weiss

Where:  826LA Time Travel Mart

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook/events/2086106978117149/

Dystopian Book Club with Peter Clines at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for our Dystopian Book Club, hosted by Peter Clines, and discuss Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood, a dystopian story about a tangle of relationships and madness that ended humanity.

NOTE: All store book clubs are ticketed, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 13th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

 

 

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