Los Angeles Literature Events 1/28/19 –2/03/19

downloadWally Rudoplph & Christine Yoo at Annenberg Beach House 

Join us for Writer-in-Residence Wally Rudolph’s first of three public conversations at the Annenberg Community Beach House. In Creating Art in Times of Strife, Rudolph presents a series of one-on-one conversations with socially conscious artist across disciplines, informing how current political polarization and environmental crisis affect and inform each artist’s process and practice.

Christine Yoo’s forthcoming documentary, 26.2 to Life, chronicles a year in the life of San Quentin’s 1000 Mile Club, a prison running group training for an annual marathon inside the prison’s crowded lower yard: 105 laps to complete 26.2 miles. Wally and Christine discuss how the making of the film has affected her view of the prison industrial complex and the human cost of our justice system

NOTE: Tickets for this free event are available at Eventbrite link.

Where: Annenberg Beach House, Pacific Coast Hwy. at Beach House Way

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-art-in-times-of-strife-filmmaker-christine-yoo-in-conversation-with-wally-rudolph-registration-52542197126

Greg Hurwitz & Out of the Dark Launch at Diesel Bookstore  

Come and celebrate the book launch of the fourth book in the Orphan X series by Greg Hurwitz, titled Out of the Dark. Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X, and after breaking with the program he reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man. In this book it becomes Orphan vs. Orphan as he must protect himself against opponents while the future of the country—and the world—is on the line.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-january-29th-630pm-publication-party-gregg-hurwitz-discusses-and-signs-out-dark

Bootsy Holler & Treasures at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Bootsy Holler present her book, Treasures, a humorous look at the objects people live with, that we build our lives around, and how they tell our stories. The photographs are of simple objects from the author’s mother’s home, and serve as a portrait not only of her mother, but also of their relationship. The author is strongly influenced by stories of family, history and place.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/bootsy-holler

Two Authors & The Promise of Change at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event 

Join us to hear children’s authors Jo Ann Boyce & Debbie Levy discuss and sign their book, The Promise of Change, which is based on Boyce’s experience as one of the 12 black students who integrated a public high school in 1956, a year before Little Rock. The book features archival materials and notes from the author.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/jo-ann-allen-boyce-debbie-levy-discuss-and-sign-promise-change

Audrey Harris and Matthew Gleeson & The Houseguest at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Audrey Harris and Matthew Gleeson discuss their translation of Amparo Davila’s, The Houseguest.

Like those of Kafka, Poe and others, Amparo Davila’s stories are terrifying, mesmerizing, and expertly crafted—you’ll finish reading each one gasping for air. She is a writer obsessed with obsession who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday. This is her debut collection in English.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/audrey-harris-and-matthew-gleeson-discuss-their-translation-amparo-davilas-houseguest

Tess Brown-Lavoie, Tommy Pico & Harmony Holiday at Poetic Research Bureau

Join us for a special Tuesday night event, and to hear three artists read and discuss their work:

Tess Brown-Lavoie is the winner of FENCE Modern Poets Prize for Lite Year, which renders the agricultural year in a classical frame, grounded in the soil figuratively and in the digital world literally.

Tommy Pico is a writer and karaoke enthusiast. Original from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he currently lives in Brooklyn.

Harmony Holiday is a poet and choreographer, daughter of the late Northern Soul singer/songwriter Jimmy Holiday. She is the author of Negro League Baseball (2011), winner of the FENCE Books Motherwell Prize, among others, and is now working on a biography of Abbey Lincoln and an epic called M a a f A (2019), an exploration of reparations and the body.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Reading begins at 8 pm)

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2220717861301002/

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

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

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Author Book Talk with Staci Gem Scheiwiller at UCLA

Please join us to meet author and educator Staci Gem Scheiwiller, author of: Liminalities of Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Iranian Photography: Desirous Bodies (2017), and an edited volume with Markus Ritter titled The Indigenous Lens: Early Photography in the Near and Middle East (2017); plus Performing the Iranian State (2013).

This talk examines the public figure of the female “prostitute” as an agent in driving photographic practices in late nineteenth-century Iran, in particular her role in participating in and shaping a visual modernity that was in flux at the time.

Where: 365 Kaplan Hall, Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA

Date: Wednesday the 3oth

Time: 4 pm

Address: 10286 Bunche Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Websitehttp://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/event/13561

PEN Book Club Los Angeles & Fruit of the Drunken Tree at Blu Elefant Café   

Join us for the PEN Los Angeles Book Club to discuss a new book by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree. Our discussion will be led by author Sara Borjas, a Xicanx pocha and a Fresno poet, whose debut collection of poetry, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in March 2019.

This event is free, but you are asked to RSVP at the website link to attend our January event at our new location. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Where: Blu Elefant Café

Date: Wednesday the 30th

Time:  6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 2024 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

Website: http://pen.org/event/los-angeles-book-club-fruit-of-the-drunken-tree/

Thomas Perry & The Burgler at Vroman’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear author Thomas Perry discuss and sign his book, The Burgler, which is the story of a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But after stumbling on a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the house of a wealthy art dealer, she discovers she is not the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her. As she realizes the murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 30th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/thomas-perry-discusses-and-signs-burglar

Dhuri Vijay & The Far Field at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Dihuri Vijay present and discuss her debut novel The Far Field. This is an elegant, epic debut from a Pushcart Prize winner, and follows one woman’s search for a lost figure from her childhood, a journey that carries her from cosmopolitan Bangalore in Southern India to the mountains of Kashmir and to the brink of a devastating political and personal reckoning. It takes on Indian politics, class prejudice, and sexuality through the lens of an insider, offering a profound meditation on grief, guilt, and the limits of compassion.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 30th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/madhuri-vijay-reads-her-debut-novel-far-field

Andre Dubus III at Visiting Writers Series at Otis College of Art and Design

Join us for the Otis Visiting Writers Series to hear author Andre Dubus III discuss his work. Author of seven books, his most recent is Gone So Long (2018). House of Sand and Fog was a #1 New York Times bestseller, a fiction finalist for the National Book Award and was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated motion picture. Garden of Last Days is soon to be a motion picture, and he has received many other awards and honors. His books are published in over 25 languages.

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

Date: Wednesday the 30th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

Sin Filtro Workshop with Sara Borjas & Michael Jaime-Becerra at Garcia Center for the Arts

Join us for our third Sin Filtro Workshop for poets and writers, hosted by PoetriE and sponsored by a grant from the California Humanities Council, and featuring authors and educators Sara Borjas and Michael Jaime-Becerra. The workshop begins at 6 pm, with readings and conversation at 7 pm. A book signing will follow.

Refreshments will be available. See website for full details and note that this event is FREE for the first 15 attendees.

Where: Garcia Center for the Arts

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 536 W. 11th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1972135549761393/

PEN Emerging Voices Welcome Party at LACE 

Join us for the PEN 2019 Emerging Voices Welcome Party to meet our new Fellows and for short readings.

Judy Choi was most recently head case manager for InsideOUT Writers, Los Angeles. She is now at work on a short story collection based on her Texas childhood.

Anthony Hoang is a commercial insurance underwriter living in L.A. He is currently working on a novel telling the story of two generations of a Chinese-Vietnamese family set in 1972 Vietnam and present day America.

Fajer Alexander Khansa was born and raised in Lattakia, Syria and Tokyo, Japan. In 2005 he moved to the U.S., where he completed his studies at USC. He is working on a short story collection.

T.K. Le is a VONA Voices summer writing workshop alum, and her essay “Part of Memory is Forgetting” appears in the anthology Inheriting the War. Her current collection of poems is inspired by the Lambretta her father threw into the ocean in the hours before he left Vietnam in 1975.

Dare Williams is an HIV-positive poet, artist, and activist An alum of Home School Claremont, he is working on a collection confronting the erasure of queer culture..

Tacos and drinks will be served!

This event is free, but you must RSVP at the website link to attend.

Where: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time:  7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website: http://pen.org/event/emerging-voices-welcome-party/

Judges Ahnn & Weisberg & Tough Cases at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Judge Michelle Ahnn & Judge Frederick Weisberg discuss and present their book, Tough Cases, where judges from all over the country write about the cases that proved to be most difficult for them to decide. Some of these cases received international attention, and others are less well-known, but equally fascinating.

Relatively few judges have publically shared the thought processes behind their decision making. This makes for interesting and compelling reading for those who enjoy the legal field.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/michelleahn-frederickweisberg

Los Lobos’ Louis Perez & Good Morning Aztlan at La Plaza De Cultura y Artes

Come hear Los Lobos’ Louie Perez discuss and present his book, Good Morning Aztlan: The Words, Pictures, and Songs of Louis Perez. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The evening ends with an acoustical musical performance by Louie, Cesar Castro, Xochitl Flores, and Raul Perez. Working with his songwriting partners he has written more than 400 songs. Many of these songs, along with previously unpublished poems and short stories, as well as paintings and sketches, are collected in this volume.

Where: La Plaza De Cultura y Artes

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://lapca.org/content/los-lobos-louie-perez-conversation

Chris Erskine & Daditude at Pages Bookstore 

Join us to hear best-selling humor writer, LA Times columnist, and author Chris Erskine discuss and sign his third book, Daditude.

These are wise, wry, and witty essays on fatherhood, where the author distills, mocks, and makes us laugh at the absurdities of modern family life and fatherhood. These essays are annotated with updated commentary, so they won’t be too snarky.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so see website for costs & details.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/meet-la-times-columnist-and-author-chris-erskine

Megan Griswold & The Book of Help at Gatsby’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear author Megan Griswold discuss and sign her book, The Book of Help.  

The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind in a tragically funny memoir-in-remedies.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/events-3/#/the-book-of-help-with-author-megan-griswold/

Sam Lipsyte & Hark at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Sam Lipsyte present and discuss his novel, Hark. This is the story of Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery”–a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and archery—is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status.  This is a social satire of the highest order and takes a hard look at those who seek meaning and dignity in a chaotic, ridiculous, and often dangerous world.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/sam-lipsyte-reads-his-new-novel-hark

Open Door Poetry Reading at Battery Books Pasadena

Please join us to hear three poets present and discuss their work:

Anders Sanchez Montoya currently works as a coordinator for an HIV program assisting adolescents in connecting and staying in care.

Sophia Rivera is a Chicana storyteller, scholar and writer, whose writing explores ancestral and embodied memory, inter-generational trauma and healing while centering de-colonial love. She has been published in numerous journals including the Coiled Serpent anthology.

Nadire Luna is a queer Latina from the Southside of Chicago. Since moving to LA her love for writing about love has been remembered, and she works towards collective healing and vulnerability.

Where: Battery Books

Date: Thursday the 31st

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2406461582701825/

Lee Herrick & Joseph Rios at Civic Center Studios

Please join us to hear poet and writer Lee Herrick present and discuss his third book, Scar and Flower, and Joseph Rios present his debut book Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations.

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera describes Scar and Flower with the following words: “A stellar project. Rare and gifted, a timely arrival.” In this book Herrick explores violence, gun violence, trauma, and how we cope. Born in South Korea and adopted to the U.S., he served as Fresno Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and teaches at Fresno City College and the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College.

Shadowboxing received an American Book Award in 2018, and Rios is a VONA alumnus and Macondo fellow. He was named one of the notable Debut Poets by Poets & Writers magazine for 2017. and received scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Canto Mundo.

Where: Civic Center Studios

Date: Friday the 1st

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 207 E. Broadway, Suite One, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Websitehttp://www.leeherrick.com/events   or  https://www.facebook.com/events/756524624720469/

Five Neverspeak Poets & Open Mic at Poetry First Fridays

Come and enjoy a night of spoken word at First Fridays, with:

Shy but flyy, Dr. V, Philosophy, Nerd, Tommy Domino, Jragonfly Jon.

Where: EXPO Arts Center /New location for this month: Alley next to Ej malloys, Burlinghall and Atlantic

Date: Friday the 1st

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807

Website: http://www.book.com/events/2502247746484634/?active_tab=about

Amina Akhtar & #fashionvictim at Book Soup

Join us to welcome Amina Akhtar, who will discuss and sign her novel #fashionvictim. fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. Not like Sarah Taft, who sits one desk away and become her top competition for a promotion. Friendly competition may turn fatal.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 1st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/amina-akhtar-discusses-and-signs-fashionvictim        

Emily Yoon & A Cruelty Special to Our Species, at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Emily Yoon present and discuss her poetry collection, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, with Muriel Leung and Morgan Parker. In her debut collection the author confronts the histories of sexual violence against women, focusing in particular on so-called “comfort women” and those who were forced into sexual labor to serve the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II. “What is a body in a stolen country?” Yoon asks. “What is right in war?”

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 1st

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/emily-yoon-discusses-her-collection-poetry-cruelty-special-our-species-muriel-leung-and-morgan

Milo Martin & Vivian Hanson at Beyond Baroque

Join us for a Poetic Union of Mother & Son, featuring LA poet Milo Martin and his mother Vivian Hanson (TV, radio, actress, performer of Prison Poetry at San Quentin), who take the stage together for the first time to read poetry and share life stories.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 1st

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Conspiracy Fiction & Gray Basnight at Santa Monica Library

Join us for author Gray Basnight’s edgy talk about how the world in which we live “is so complicated and confusing that suspicion of conspiracy is not only reasonable, it’s healthy.” At this program the author reads from his novel, a run-for-your-life political thriller, Flight of the Fox. A book sale and signing follow the program.

Where: MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library

Date: Saturday the 2nd

Time: 2 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=29082

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 an Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop led by Gia Scott Heron.

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 2nd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Chavela: Think of Me at Beyond Baroque

Written and performed by Stephanie Trudeau, this “docu-cabaret” combines stories about the iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas with performances of key songs of her career. This is a multi-media show and a ticketed event. See website link for details.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 2nd

Time: 5 pm

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

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

Michelle Tea & On Hell at Skylight Bookstore – YA Event

Join us to hear Michelle Tea, in conversation with Brendan Scannell, read from the final installment of her young adult trilogy, Castle on the River Vistula.

When Sophie Swankowski surfaces from the freezing waters, she finds herself in an ancient castle in Poland—and in the center of an ages-old battle. Even with her magic powers and resources, how can one thirteen-year-old from scrappy Chelsea Massachusetts, really save the world?

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 2nd

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/michelle-tea-reads-final-installment-her-young-adult-trilogy-castle-river-vistula-brendan

Genna Rose Nethercott & Jos Charles at Poetic Research Bureau

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

Genna Rose Nethercott is the author of The Lumberjack’s Dove (2018), selected by Louise Gluck as a winner of the National Poetry Series. She has toured nationally and internationally.

Jos Charles is a poet and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series and longlisted for the 2018 National Book award in Poetry, and feeld is her latest from Milkweed Edition.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 2nd

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://poeticresearchbureau.com

Writers Resist Anthology at Book Show LA

Please join us to hear authors and writers read and discuss their work from the 2018 Writers Resist Anthology, and to celebrate the newly elected Democratic majority in the House.

Where: Book Show LA

Date: Saturday the 2nd

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 5503 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/319517572164723/

826LA Workshop for Kids at the Hammer Museum

Join us for a Workshop for Kids ages 8-14, How to Design a Dangerous and Dastardly Dungeon, and learn how an exciting setting can come alive and become a central part of a story. Take home a dungeon adventure that you can use in your storytelling.

This workshop is led by game designer, crisis intervention counselor, and documentary film editor Mike Jorgensen.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/02/826lahammer-how-to-design-a-dangerous-and-dastardly-dungeon/

Brontez Purnell & the Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett at Skylight Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us to hear Brontez Purnell, Whiting Award winner for Since I Laid My Burden Down, present his first children’s book, In the Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett. This is the story of an eleven-year-old child charged with caring for his baby brother when his mom is out at night. The book is brought to life through vibrant and textured images of his world by artist Elise R. Peterson.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/brontez-purnell-reads-his-new-childrens-book-nightlife-jacuzzi-gaskett

Four Thriller Authors at Book Carnival, Orange County

Please join for a multi-author thriller event featuring: NY author Gray Basnight and his new political thriller Flight of the Fox, and also to meet LA authors: Eric Beetner, with All the Way Down; Tom Pitts, with his book; and Samuel Gaily with The Guilt We Carry.

Where: Book Carnival

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 3 pm

Address: 348 S. Tustin St., Orange, CA 92866

Websitehttp://www.annesbookcarnival.com/events/

First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Our popular monthly Open Reading is hosted by Steve Goldman, and sign-ups begin at 4:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 5 pm

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

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

La Poesia Festival at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our Open Mic and featured Latin American poets, hosted by Antonieta Villami.

FREE, but donations are appreciated.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 5 pm

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

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

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Event at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear five authors discuss and present their work:

Janet Fitch is the author of the #1 national bestseller White Oleander, a novel translated into 24 languages, the novel Paint It Black, and an epic novel of the Russian Revolution, The Revolution of Marina M.

Derek D. Brown is a poet, spoken word artist and newly published author who seeks to speak for those too embarrassed or proud to claim their truth. His debut collection is Articulate Scars.

John Tottingham is the author of The Inertia Variations, an epic cycle on the subject of work-avoidance and, indolence, and failure.

Diana Wagman is the author of six novels, most recently her first for young adults, Extraordinary October. Her second novel, Spontaneous, won the 2001 USA PEN West Award for Fiction.

Sandy Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer whose story collection was named a semi-finalist for the 2018 Iowa Short Fiction Award.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/its-5oclock-somewhere

This Is Definitely Not the Super Bowl Reading at Kaffebaren

Please join us for this Is Definitely Not the Super Bowl, hosted by Why There Are Words LA and Patrick O’Neil, to hear six authors read and discuss their work:

Dennis Cruz has been writing and performing his poetry for over 20 years. He is the author of No One: Poems 2009 and Moth Wing Tea. His new collection, The Beast Is We, is out now on Punk Hostage Press.

Alex Espinoza is the author of Still Water Saints and The Five Acts of Diego Leon. He has written for numerous journals and periodicals, and his latest book, Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime, is forthcoming in June 2019 from Unnamed Press.

Anita Gill is the winner of the 2018 Iowa Review Award in non-fiction, and her humor and essays have been published widely. She now resides in L.A. and is at work on a memoir.

Natalie Graham is a Cave Canem fellow and associate professor of African America Studies at CSU Fullerton.  Begin with a Failed Body is her first full-length collection of poems, and it won the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

Lauren Marks spent a decade in professional theatre and was an Emerging Voices Fellow for PEN America. She is an active advocate for those who live with language disorders like aphasia, and has recently been published in the Chicago Tribune and Nautilus Magazine. A Stitch of Time is her first book.

Sarah Stone’s new novel, Hungry Ghost Theatre, appeared in the Millions Most Anticipated list for October and LitHub‘s 21 Books You Should Read This October. Her previous novel was The True Sources of the Nile. She is co-author with her spouse Ron Nyren of Deepening Fiction: A Practical Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Writers. Her short stories have been widely published

Where: Kaffebaren (Olive at Olympic)

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 1000 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/552077155296288/?active_tab=about

Andi Lew & #instalovers at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Andi Lew discuss her book, #instalovers—Digital Dating, DM Disasters and Love Stories.

This is the author’s seventh book, and she pulls back the curtain on new age dating and shares secrets you didn’t know you needed.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Noir at the Bar Authors at the Mondrake Bar, Culver City

Please join us for a multi-author event featuring NY author Gray Basnight and his new political thriller, Flight of the Fox.

Several LA authors will also present their work, including author Eric Beetner, with his new crime/suspense novel All the Way Down.

Where: Mondrake Bar

Date: Sunday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm – 11 pm

Address: 2692 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Websitehttp://mandrakebar.com/

 

 

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