Los Angeles Literature Events 1/14/19 –1/20/19

downloadMain Library Book Group & Snow Flower and the Secret Fan at Santa Monica Library, SMPL

Join our long-running book discussion group, which is always welcoming new members, and alternates between fiction and nonfiction on a month-to-month basis. Our January selection is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See.

Where: Community Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28509

Daniel Nieblas & My Battle with Terrorism at Book Soup

Join us to hear Daniel Nieblas present his book, My Battle with Terrorism, in conversation with David Francis.

The setting is Disneyland, 2016. A self-radicalized American terrorist nearly succeeded in his plan to attack the resort. I would know; as a reporter for the Anaheim Gazette, I protected him as my source. I tried to save him from himself, and almost wound up dead. My story will help you understand what happened, as I’m certain it will happen again.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/daniel-nieblas-discusses-and-signs-my-battle-terrorism

Mickey Flacks & Dick Flacks & Making History / Making Blintzes at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to welcome progressive activists Mickey Flacks & Dick Flacks, who will present and discuss their book chronicling the story of their political and personal lives, Making History / Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America. Rooted in “old left” childhoods, shaped by the sixties New Left, and culminating in intellectual and community leadership, it is a valuable first-hand account of how progressive American activism has evolved over the last 100 years.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www. vromansbookstore.com/event/mickey-dick-flacks-discuss-and-sign-making-history-making-blintzes

Jeremy Goldberg & It’ll Be Okay at The Last Bookstore

Join us to hear Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, when he presents his new book of tear and share poems to make kindness cool, It’ll Be Okay, and You Will Be Too. Learn more about the man behind Long Distance Love Bombs, as well as share an evening of spoken word poetry, discussions, tangents, laugher and Q&A.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Create Your Own Comics & Ashley Robinson at Canoga Park Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for a workshop titled, Create Your Own Comic Books, led by Ashley Robinson. This event is for adults, kids and teens.

Where: Canoga Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/create-your-own-comic-books

Popcorn for Poetry at Central Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Please join us for a teen discussion and workshop titled Popcorn for Poetry. 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: Teen’Scape, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time:  4 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/popcorn-poetry-3

Roland E. Coate Architectural Retrospective at Chevalier’s

Join us to hear authors Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons, and Steve Vaught present the remarkable career of architect Roland E. Coate, one of the most admired and influential residential architects ever to practice in Southern California. For more than three decades he worked in a variety of styles and created exceptional designs for important and influential figures of the era.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/roland-e-coate

Brian Belovitch & Trans Figured at Book Soup

Join us to hear Brian Belovitch present his book, Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. This is the true story of life as a gender outlier and of the author’s dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/brian-belovitch%C2%A0discusses-and-signs%C2%A0trans-figured-my-journey-boy-girl-woman-man%C2%A0

Some Favorite Writers & Evgenia Citkowitz at Hammer Museum 

Join us to hear Evgenia Citkowitz discuss and sign her novel, The Shades, in our Some Favorite Writers Series hosted by author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson. This book is a haunting tale about a British family reeling in the aftermath of tragedy. The author’s debut novella and short story collection, Ether, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/01/some-favorite-writers-evgenia-citkowitz/

True Crime Tuesdays with James T. Bartlett at the Last Bookstore

Join us for True Crime Tuesdays with James T. Bartlett, a book club exploration of our dark side. We will be discussing Little Shoes: The Sensational Depression-Era Murders That Became My Family’s Secret, by Pamela Everett. Learn more about a tragic triple murder of little girls in the 1930s, and the not-so-convincing trial and execution of the accused.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Mark Valley & Lesley-Ann Brown at Stories Books & Café  

Join us to hear actor Mark Valley, in conversation with author Lesley-Ann Brown.

These two literary friends met in the early ‘90s when they worked together at a local coffee shop in Manhattan, and were brought together by a love of literature. Join them and listen as they catch up and discuss Brown’s latest book, Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son (Repeater Books, 2018). It will be the first time they have seen each other in almost 10 years!

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time: 8 pm – 9 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, Tristan Moffat, and participate in our weekly Open Mic.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 15th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Winter Author Program & Helena Ku Rhee at Pio Pico-Koreatown Branch Library, LAPL – Children’s Event

Please join us to meet Helena Ku Rhee, author of The Turtle Ship, a book written for kids, and more!

Where: Pio Pico-Koreatown Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 694 S. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/winter-author-program-helena-ku-rhee

Workshop: Writers Circle at 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us for the Creative Writing Workshop: Writers Circle. Do you ever just want someone to read your work and give you some feedback? Award-winning author Abbey Lenzie will be leading an intimate writer’s circle for group discussion and feedback on each other’s writing. For an additional fee you can also submit up to 50 pages of your work in advance and you’ll go home with detailed feedback from the instructor.

Abbey Lenzie is the author of the award-winning novella IN THE DESERT.

NOTE: This workshop costs $20 – $50, and tickets can be purchased at website.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://1888.center/calendar/workshop- writers-circle/

Corky Hale & Uncorked at Book Soup 

Join us to hear Corky Hale discuss and sign her book, Corky Hale Uncorked: A Life of Music, Marriage, and Making a Difference. The author is the irrepressible jazz harpist/pianist/vocalist, pioneering political and social activist, and philanthropist.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/corky-hale-discusses-and-signs-corky-hale-uncorked-life-music-marriage-and-making-difference

A.G. Howard & Stain at Vroman’s Bookstore – Teen Event

Join us to hear author A.G. Howard discuss and sign her book, Stain. After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest…disguised as a boy known only as Stain. To win back her kingdom, and save everything else, she must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she is everything a traditional princess is not.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/ag-howard-discusses-and-signs-stain

Tony Abetemarco & Action / Items at Chevalier’s

Join us to hear Tony Abetemarco present his book, Action / Items, with a guest reading by Michael Kearns. This is a collection of four produced plays, including the award-winning FOUR FATHERS, a monologue/adaptation of his short story COLOGNE or The Ways Evil Enters the World, and his two multi-character plays, BEAUTIFIED, and FOREVER HOUSE.

The author is a faculty member at USC School of Dramatic Arts, and currently serves as Co-Artistic Director of the Skylight Theatre Company.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/tony-abatemarco

WeHo Reads & The Liberation of Ivy Bottini at West Hollywood Library

Join us for a WeHo Reads event to hear feminist, LGBTQ activist, and West Hollywood icon Ivy Bottini, in conversation with biographer Judith V. Branzber, discuss her book, The Liberation of Ivy Bottini, A Memoir of Love and Activism.

Tickets for this free event are available at Eventbrite link at website.

Where: City Council Chambers, West Hollywood Library

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Website: http://www.pw.org/calendar?metroarea[hidden_longitude]=-118.25067055601606&metroarea[hidden_latitude]=34.05216127966009&metroarea[city_autocomplete]=Los+Angeles%2C+CA

Benjamin Madley & An American Genocide at Huntington Museum

Join us to hear Benjamin Madley present and discuss  An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873. A book signing follows this Billington Lecture on the near annihilation and survival of California’s indigenous population under United States rule.

Where: Rothenberg Hall, Huntington Museum

Date: Wednesday the16th

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.huntington.org/events/grid/month

Shakirah Peterson & The Letting of a Little Water at World Stage Press

Join us to hear Shakirah Peterson present her debut book release of The Letting of a Little Water, a collection of poems and polaroids. This is a magnetic collection in which each poem was either written to match the polaroid or the polaroid was taken to match the poem. It is a visual example of being in tune with your emotions and able to see yourself in the world around you.

Anansi Writers Workshop at 7:30; Open Mic at 8:30; Reading at 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Please see website and Eventbrite links for costs and details.

Where: World Stage Press

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1366357583530970/

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore & Sketchtasy at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore present her new novel, Sketchtasy, which takes place in that late-night moment when everything comes together, and everything falls apart. It’s an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-‘90s.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/mattilda-bernstein-sycamore-reads-her-new-novel-sketchtasy

Dark Ink Anthology Reading at the Ugly Mug Coffee Shop

Moon Tide press presents a new anthology, Dark Ink: A Poetry Anthology Inspired by Horror, featuring 66 amazing poets from around the country. If you are a fan of poetry or horror or both, this is a book for you!

Featured readers for this spooktacular event will be announced soon.

$3 cover fee, Cash only

Where: The Ugly Mug

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/261886751156198/

Mar Vista Mystery Book Club at Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Please join the Mar Vista Mystery Book Club to discuss this month’s selection, Cotton Comes to Harlem, by Chester Himes. A classic entry in his trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, this book is a hard-hitting, entertaining thriller that displays Himes brand of hard boiled crime fiction at its best.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 17th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/mar-vista-mystery-book-club   

Lili Anolik & Hollywood’s Eve at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Lila Anolik, in conversation with Mirandi Babitz, discuss and present her book, Hollywood’s Eve, the story of the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory—L.A.

The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. She was an instant icon of art and sex. Then, at age thirty, she was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion, and produced seven books. Now in her mid-seventies, she is recognized as an essential L.A. writer. Anolik tracked her down in 2012, and her biography is equal parts biography and detective story.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/lili-anolik

Blair Imani & Modern Herstory at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear author Blair Imani discuss and sign her book, Modern Herstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History. This book is a radical and inclusive approach to history, and celebrates seventy women and nonbinary champions of progressive social change in a bold, colorful, illustrated format for all ages to inspire you to do the same.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/blair-imani-discusses-and-signs-modern-herstory

Daniel Torday & Boomer 1 at Pages Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Daniel Torday present and discuss Boomer 1: A Novel. This is the story of a man who arrives at his thirties with significant debt and no steady prospects.  When his musician girlfriend refuses his proposal he returns to his childhood home and begins to post online video monologues that critique Baby Boomers, which go viral. As he loses control of what he began, consequences ensnare them in a matter of national security. This is a timely, suspenseful novel.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

Address:904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA  90266

Websitehttp://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/meet-author-daniel-torday

Will Alexander & Neelanjana Banerjee at Poetic Resarch Bureau

Please join us to hear writers Will Alexander & Neelanjana Banerjee discuss their work. RAD! Residencies is a new critical-creative literary event series, hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid at PRB.

The structure consists of three separate evenings at PRB focused around an issue or idea that the writer brings to the residency:

Part One is a reading and conversation, and we pair the writer with someone. Part Two is a reading and conversation, and writers pair themselves with someone. Part Three is a collaborative community event that emerges through the residency.

This event is Part One, and Will Alexander, Poet-in-Residence at Beyond Baroque presents Language as Interior Alchemical Archery.

Neelanjana Banerjee is an acclaimed writer, anthology editor, and managing editor of Kaya Press. She teaches writing at UCLA and with Writing Workshops Los Angeles.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Thursday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/369663197153494/

Jenn Stroud Rossmann Debut at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Jenn Stroud Rossmann discuss her debut novel, The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh, which takes on race, class, and anxiety in Silicon Valley. It offers a picture of a family and neighborhood that is both heartbreaking and hilarious, sometimes at once.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

I Took My Barrio on a Road Trip Re-Launch at Homeboy Industries

Please join us to hear a book presentation of I Took My Barrio on a Road Trip by Edward Vidaurre, the 2018-2019 McAllen Texas Poet Laureate and author of five collections of poetry. This book was first released in 2013 with an intro by Father Greg Boyle.

Where: Homeboy Industries

Date: Friday the 18th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://www..facebook.com/events/2228407320748947/

Frank Girarot Jr. & Burned at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear Frank Girardot Jr. present and discuss his book, Burned: Pyromania, Murder, and a Daughter’s Nightmare. For years Lori Orr believed her L.A. firefighter dad was a selfless hero. When he was arrested and charged with four murders and countless arson fires, it was her testimony that helped him avoid death row. Eventually, Lori’s search for the truth led her to the dark secrets lurking in her family’s past.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 18th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/frank-girardot-jr-discusses-and-signs-burned    

Brittany Ackerman & The Perpetual Motion Machine at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Brittany Ackerman, in discussion with Davy Rothbart, present and discuss her collection of essays, The Perpetual Motion Machine. When her brother was in high school he attempted to build a perpetual motion machine to save the world. This is the text where the author dissects their relationship and tries to understand herself. As her brother once said, “We color these memories differently.” This is her science project, inspired by his.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.brittany-ackerman-discusses-her-collection-essays-perpetual-motion-machine-davy-rothbart

Difficult to Name Reading Series at Stories Books and Café

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

Lina Abascal is a writer and content strategist living in Los Angeles. She hosts the reading series “Tweeting & Deleting”

Alana Levinson is a writer/editor of things on the internet, including MEL magazine.

Olivia Mascheroni is a writer, producer, cinematographer and filmmaker.

Edgar Momplaisir is a comedian, writer, director and performer based in L.A., most recently credited on Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.

Brandon Scott Wolf is a stand-up comedian and television writer.

Moises Zamora is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, and is a staff writer on American Crime.

And a screening of Places, Thank You Places, written by Gary Richardson and directed by J.J. Adler.

Where: Stories Books and Café

Date: Friday the 18th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Stephen W. Martin & Stewart’s Best Pen at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear Stephen W. Martin present and discuss his children’s book, Stewart’s Best Pen. Stewart may be a boy, and Craig may be a pen, but they are definitely best friends. So it’s a catastrophe when Craig disappears!

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/stephen-w-martin-presents-and-signs-stewart’s-best-pen

Loose Lips Poetry Reading at Topanga Library

Please join us for the Loose Lips Poetry Reading, a quarterly event designed to bring a diverse array of contemporary poets to Topanga and to provide a poetic forum and community.  Feature TBA.

Where: Topanga Library

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290

Websitehttp://www.pw.org/calendar?metroarea%5Bhidden_longitude%5D=-118.25067055601606&metroarea%5Bhidden_latitude%5D=34.05216127966009&metroarea%5Bcity_autocomplete%5D=Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA&page=1

Henry Lien & Peasprout Chen at Children’s Book World Kids Event

Please join us for the Book Launch Party & Signing of Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions, by Henry Lien, the second book in this exciting middle grade (ages 9-14) Asian fantasy series about the imagined sport of kung fu figure skating.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 2:30 pm

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

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

Saturday Afternoon Poetry Reading & Open Mic at Santa Catalina Library

Please join us for the Saturday Afternoon Poetry Reading, and Open Mic, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell and featuring: Rae Anne Chanelle, Doren Damico & Jane M. Engleman.

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Wendy Heard & Hunting Annabelle at Book Soup 

Join us to hear Wendy Heard, in conversation with audiobook narrator Tim Chion, discuss and sign her debut novel, Hunting Annabelle.

Sean Suy is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can’t resist Annabelle—who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. When she disappears, he’s sure she’s been kidnapped, but the police are convinced Sean is at the center of this crime. But Sean can’t let go without a fight, and must do more than confront his demons…He’ll have to let them loose.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/wendy-heard-conversation-audiobook-narrator-tim-chiou-discusses-and-signs-hunting-annabelle

Dr. Shahir Masri & Beyond Debate at Gatsby’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear Dr. Shahir Masri discuss and sign his book, Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change.  

Join is for a fascinating look at the science that proves that: Climate Change is Real and Beyond Debate. There will be a discussion, Q&A, and Book Signing Party.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/events-3/#/beyond-debate-climate-change-with-dr-shahir-masri-sat-jan-19th-3pm/

Tommy Pico & Junk at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Tommy Pico, in conversation with Joseph Osmundson, present his new collection of poetry, Junk.

Building on IRL and Nature Poem, Tommy Pico’s Junk is a book-length break-up poem that explores the experience of loss and erasure, both personal and cultural.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/tommy-pico-reads-his-new-collection-poetry-junk-joseph-osmundson

Poetry at the Carnegie – The Jackson Wheeler Series at Carnegie Art Museum

Join us to hear Poetry at the Carnegie Art Museum, organized by Phil Taggert and hosted by Marsha de la O, and supported in part by Poets & Writers and Cam Cornerstones.

Our featured guests will be Mary Kay Rummel (What’s Left Is the Singing) and Lois P. Jones (Foal).

Where: Carnegie Art Museum

Date: Saturday the 19th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/520617428760410/

Writing Earth Workshop Series with John Brantingham at dA Center for the Arts

In the Writing Earth workshop, John Brantingham will teach you about how to write about the natural world, both in the classroom and in the field. This eight week course includes four field trips to natural spaces in and around the Inland Empire and Pomona Valley, and we will revise and develop our work at the dA center. Participants may have their art included in California Imagism, the April show John is curating.

NOTE: Tickets range from $22.29-$208.59 for this eight-week series, but discounts and scholarships are available. See schedule and cost details at site.

Where: dA Center for the Arts

Date: Sundays, January 20th – March 10th

Time: 11 am

Address: 252 S. Main St., Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/528699280972158/

Young Adult Authors at Santa Monica Library

Join us to hear mother/daughter author team Rachel Roy & Ava Dash discuss their debut YA novel, 96 Words for Love, a romantic coming-of-age story based on a classic Indian legend, with National Book Award-winning author Robin Benway (Far From the Tree).

A book sale and signing follows the event.

Where: Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor, Main Library

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28853

Christine S. O’Brien & Crave at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to welcome author Christine S. O’Brien to discuss her book, Crave” A Memoir of Food and Longing, a story of family turmoil and incessant hunger hidden behind luxury and privilege in New York’s famed Dakota apartment building. Craving a cure for a malady that the doctors said had no physical basis, the author’s mother resorted to increasingly bizarre nutritional diets before beginning to follow a rigid dietary regime known as “The Program.” This tyranny of the dinner table led the author to her own cravings, for family, for food, and for the words to tell the story of her hunger.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-january-20th-300pm-christine-s-obrien-discusses-and-signs-crave

Marvin Farber Memorial at Beyond Baroque

The late Marvin Farber was a stalwart of the Tuesday morning Green Poets Workshop, much loved by the poet community. All are welcome to attend.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Tribe of Endless Reading Group at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

This month the Tribe of Endless Reading Group will read Winterhouse, by Ben Guterson, an enchanting middle-grade debut—the first book in a trilogy—set in a magical hotel of secrets.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/tribe-endless-reading-group

Rachelle Cruz Meet & Greet at Cellar Door Books

Please join us to meet the newly appointed Inlandia Institute Literary Laureate Rachelle Cruz and hear the programs and collaborations she has planned. She is the author of God’s Will for Monsters, the Hillary Gravendyk Prize #2 winner, now available in paperback.

Please see website to register to attend through Eventbrite link.

Where: Cellar Door Books

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 4:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.cellardoorbookstore.com/event/meet-greet-inlandia-laureate

Ingrid Rojas Contreras & Fruit of the Drunken Tree at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Ingrid Rojas Contreras, in conversation with author Lilliam Rivera, discuss her novel, The Fruit of the Drunken Tree.

Inspired by the author’s life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, this novel contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked coming-of-age stories. This is a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/ingrid-rojas-contreras-reads-her-novel-fruit-drunken-tree-lilliam-rivera

Amnesty International Reading Group at Vroman’s 

Please join us for the Amnesty International Reading Group discussion of this month’s selection, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, by Roxanne DunbarOrtiz.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website:  http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/amnesty-international-reading-group

Red Stories Presents Peter J. Harris & Adenike Harris at Cirivello’s 

Please join us as Red Stories presents literary artists Peter J. Harris & Adenike Harris reading and presenting their work, hosted by Jaha Zainabu.

$10 cover charge, and tickets are available at Eventbrite link.

Where: Cirivello’s

Date: Sunday the 20th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 4115 N. Viking Way, Long Beach, CA 90808

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/535430643615118/

 

 

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