Los Angeles Literature Events 2/04/19 –2/10/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Social Justice Book Club for Kids at Eagle Rock Branch Library

Join us for a new activity for kids (ages 5-12) and their families: A is for Action: A Social Justice Book Club for Kids.

Literature can transform the way we look at the world, deepening our understanding of even the most complex issues of the day. February’s book is Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markle. Library copies are available to borrow at the information desk.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/action-social-justice-book-club-kids

The 42nd Annual Writers Week Conference at UC Riverside

Join us for the first week of special events of the annual Writers Week at UCR, the longest-running, free literary event in California, featuring renowned authors of the day alongside those at the start of promising careers. Tom Lutz is Writers Week director.

All events are free and open to the public, and parking is free (permits available at the Kiosk).

At our first event we will present the LA Review of Books – UCR Department of Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award to Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her recent novels are The Heart Goes Last and the MaddAddam trilogy: the Giller and Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam. Other novels include The Blind Assassin, The Robber Bride, and the modern classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, now a critically acclaimed TV series.

Where: UC Riverside, CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South-
Screening Room, INTS 1128

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

Website: http://writersweek.ucr.edu/schedule/

Sarah McColl & Pam Houston at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us to hear two authors, Sarah McColl & Pam Houston, discuss and sign their books:

Joy Enough, by Sarah McColl, is the debut of an author sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother as she mines the dual losses of both her young marriage and her beloved mother. Even as her own marriage splinters she drops everything to return to the family farmhouse to try to nourish her back to health. This is a story that booms with life and the discovery of personal identity.

Deep Creek, by Pam Houston, contains essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air and describes her life on the Colorado ranch that becomes her sanctuary after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect. Through her travels she discovers what ties her to place and home, and learns “to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive.”

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/sarah-mccoll-pam-houston-present-and-signs-joy-enough-memoir-deep-creek-finding-hope-high

Chloe Benjamin & The Immortalists at Book Soup

Join us to welcome Chloe Benjamin, in conversation with Nicole Richie, who will discuss and sign, The Immortalists.

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? The sage of this book takes place over five decades, and probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/chloe-benjamin-conversation-nicole-richie-discusses-and-signs-immortalists

Poets & Allies Event & Open Mic at Sidewalk Cafe

Join host Khadija Anderson, and guest host Peter Woods (Writ Large Press) for the bi-monthly Poets & Allies for Resistance Reading and Open Mic on social justice issues. Bring 1-2 poems to read or just come to listen. Our features are:

Nikki Blak is the author of four volumes of poetry and fiction, and has performed at numerous poetry slam events, including the National Poetry Slam. She is now working on her third full length collection of poetry, essays, and short stories, and continues to conduct writing workshops and perform nationally.

Monique Mitchell is a Los Angeles writer and educator, and serves disenfranchised youth through the non-profit Get Lit-Words Ignite. She strives to create safe spaces for all to write, speak, and empower themselves.

Where: Sidewalk Café HTS

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

Address: 2057 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/382129155929628/

Queer Book Club with CB Lee at The Last Bookstore

Join CB Lee to read and discuss the selection of the Queer Book Club, Pulp, by Robin Talley. The life and work of a lesbian pulp fiction author from the 50s becomes a subject of research and connection for a modern high school girl.

NOTE: This event requires a ticket, and costs and details are available at the store website.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Creative Writing Club for Teens at Palms-Rancho Park Library, LAPL  

Come and be part of our Creative Writing Club for Teens. Get inspired with fun writing exercises, tips on how to craft the perfect story, and feedback from your peers. Whatever your choice of genre, you are welcome to attend.

Sign up is recommended, but not required. Please visit the reference desk or call (310) 840-2142.

Where: Palms-Rancho Park Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

Literary Uprising Event at Antioch University Los Angeles

Join us to hear four AULA creative writers as they share their latest literary works at this free public reading.

Gary Phillips is the author of Batman: The Killing Joke with Christina Faust, 3 the Hard Way, and as faculty reader will read with MFA alum reader Armine Iknadossian, author of the newly released poetry collection, All That Wasted Fruit.

Eric Landsdown is a writer from Jim Krusoe’s SMC Advanced Fiction Class, and will be joined by BA student reader Helen Doremus.

Where: Antioch University Los Angeles

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/323405435182490/

Michelle Brittan Rosado & Cynthia Guardado Reading at LibroMobile 

Join us for a special reading of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, by Michelle Brittan Rosado, also featuring local writer Cynthia Guardado reading from her debut collection, Endeavor.

Why Can’t It Be Tenderness won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry in 2018, and her Theory on Falling into a Reef won the inaugural Rick Campbell Prize. Rosado is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing & Literature at USC.

Guardado is a professor of English at Fullerton City College and the faculty advisor for their literary journal LiveWire. Her debut collection, Endeavor, was published by World Stage Press in 2017.

Where: LibroMobile, Santa Ana

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 220 E. Fourth St, Suite 107, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/379831426122931/

The 42nd Annual Writers Week Conference at UC Riverside

Join us for the first week of special events of the annual Writers Week at UCR, the longest-running, free literary event in California, featuring renowned authors of the day alongside those at the start of promising careers. Tom Lutz is Writers Week director.

All events are free and open to the public, and parking is free (permits available at the Kiosk).

At our second event we will feature our keynote speaker: Rachel Cusk.

Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and spent much of her childhood in Los Angeles before finishing her education in a convent school in England. Her first novel, Saving Agnes (1993), won the Whitbread First Novel Award. A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother (2001) is a personal exploration of motherhood. In The Lucky Ones (2003), she uses a series of five narratives to write of life’s transformations. Her most recent books include: the memoir of a 3-month stay in Italy, The Lost Supper: A Summer in Italy (2009); The Bradshaw Variations (2009); and the trilogy: Outline (2014), Transit (2017), and Kudos (2018).

Where: UC Riverside, CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South-
Screening Room, INTS 1128

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

Website: http://writersweek.ucr.edu/schedule/

Robin Lafevers & Courting Darkness at Vroman’s Bookstore   

Join us to hear author Robin Lafevers discuss and sign her book, Courting Darkness, in conversation with Sarah Enni (Tell Me Everything).

First in a duology set in the world of the author’s bestselling His Fair Assassin series. When Sybella learns that another trained assassin from St. Mortian’s convent is undercover in the French court, she must find her sister in arms before her time—and that of the newly crowned queen—runs out.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/robin-lafevers-sarah-enni-discusses-and-signs-courting-darkness

Eric Moraga & Poetry Workshop at Whittier First Friends Church

Join us for Your Poem, Your Voice: Poetry Writing Workshop led by Eric Moraga, open for all skill levels and Beginning February 5th and continuing for eight weeks, on Tuesday nights at 7 pm. This event is designed to help poets find/nurture their individual style and voice through the use of writing prompts and engaging in constructive peer feedback and discussion.

NOTE: Cost is $75 for eight weeks, due at the first class. Register early to receive a discount. See website for details.

Where: Whittier First Friends Church

Date: Tuesday the 5th (and the following seven weeks at his time)

Time: 7 pm

Address: 13205 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/287466515296034/

Johannes Lichtman & Such Good Work at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Johannes Lichtman discuss his debut novel, Such Good Work.

This story follows a teacher whose arrival in Sweden in 2015 at the height of the refugee crisis provokes a deep reckoning in his life. It is grounded in the humor of everyday human nature, but its themes of addiction, immigration, and activism are essential and timely.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/johannes-lichtman-reads-his-debut-novel-such-good-work

Komal Kapoor & Unfollowing You at The Last Bookstore

Join us to welcome Komal Kapoor and celebrate the launch of his book, Unfollowing You, a love-ish story told through poems, text messages and letters.

An anthem for the modern relationship, this book serves as a true companion for those who seek a voice that explores the complexities and absurdity of contemporary romance.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

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

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Creative Writing Workshop with Tony DuShane at Los Feliz Branch Library, LAPL

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

Where: Los Feliz Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/creative-writing-workshop-3

Ben Winters & Golden State at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to meet author Ben Winters, who will discuss and sign his new thriller, Golden State.

In a strange alternate society that values truth and law above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year-old veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, and a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/wednesday-february-6th-630-pm-ben-h-winters-discusses-and-signs-golden-state

GennaRose Nethercott & The Lumberjack’s Dove at Vroman’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear author and poet GennaRose Nethercott, in conversation with poet and actor Jeremy Radin, discuss and sign her book, The Lumberjack’s Dove, which is the story of a lumberjack who cuts off his hand with an axe—and instead of merely being severed, the hand shapeshifts into a dove. This incident spirals outward to explore countless facets of being human, prompting profound reflections on sacrifice and longing, time and memory, and finally considering the act of storytelling itself.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/gennarose-nethercott-jeremy-radin-presents-and-signs-lumberjacks-dove

Samuel W. Gailey & The Guilt We Carry at Book Soup

Join us to welcome Samuel W. Gailey, who will discuss and sign his book, The Guilt We Carry.

Since the tragic accident that brutally ended her childhood, Alice O’Farrell has been haunted by the negligence that led to the death of her younger brother, so she runs away from home at age fifteen.  After living on the streets she finds a duffle bag full of cash and takes the money and runs, only to find herself on the run from a drug dealer as well as her past. Ultimately this is a story of redemption nd forgiveness, but at what cost?

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/samuel-w-gailey-discusses-and-signs-guilt-we-carry

Nikki Darling & Fade Into You at Skylight Bookstore – YA Event

Please join us to hear author Nikki Darling present and discuss her debut novel Fade Into You. In this debut work of auto-fiction, high school junior Nikki Darling roams the uncanny suburban sprawl of the San Gabriel Valley. Left to her own devices by absent parents, she flings herself into puck music and counterculture, hoping to evade the intergenerational silence passed down through the women in her family. This is a tribute to the discomfort and joy of growing up in the in-between—between Mexican and white, earnest and unruly, street smart and vulnerable.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/nikki-darling-reads-her-debut-novel-fade-you

Creatin’ After Hours Event at The World Stage

Back by popular demand! Creatin’ After Hours is all about holding a safe space for the artist to come, be inspired, and create. From writing prompts, music and lighting, to paper and pens for creating the next project, or getting out that story or poem that has been playing in your head, you can do it here!

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 11 pm – 1 am

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/277934239549020/

Langston Hughes Birthday Celebration at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

Blues and jazz Poetic Café re-opens with a Langston Hughes Birthday Celebration. Bring your favorite Hughes poem and read it on stage! Write your own poem related to his literary legacy. There will also be a movie about the poet, and birthday cake!

Where: Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 12 am

Address: 4305 Degnan Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/360156838117151/

Open Mic Night at Anaheim Central Library

Poets, singers, songwriters, storytellers, musicians, writers and spectators of all ages are welcome to perform and listen. Sign-ups begin at 5:45 pm, and based on the number of participants, readers will be allowed 4-8 minutes to perform.

This event will include a featured reading by poet Dania Ayah Alkhouli (aka Lady Narrator) who will sell and sign copies of her book at the event.

Where: Anaheim Public Library

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 500 West Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/834587470266306/

Gary Sweeney & Manhattan Beach Memoir at Pages Bookstore

Join us to hear artist Gary Sweeney discuss and present his book, Manhattan Beach Memoir: Artist Gary Sweeney Says Goodbye to His Childhood Home, based on his most popular art installation  Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015. The book documents the installation at 320 35th Street in Manhattan Beach, CA, made as a tribute to his family as they owned and occupied the home for over 70 years.

The site-specific installation pays homage to the Manhattan Beach of the past. The photography exhibit consisted of 11 large-scale graphics of personal family photos, which were printed on MDO plywood and covered the entire outside of the home. Later the photos were removed and the home replaced by a new development.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/meet-artist-gary-sweeney-manhattan-beach-memoir

Speculative Fiction Anthology at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Join us for a group event presenting and signing the anthology, A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers.

Editors Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams invited a talented group of writers to share stories that explore new forms of freedom, love and justice, and asked for narratives that would challenge oppressive American myths, release us from the chokehold of history, and give us new futures to believe in. The result is these twenty-five tales, and contributors who will read their work include:

Charles Yu is the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his collection, Third Class Superhero.

Ashtok Banker is an author and screenwriter, and his crime novels and mythologies include the eight-volume Ramayana Series.

Tananarive Due is the author of twelve novels and a civil rights memoir. Her novella Ghost Summer received a Kindred Award, and her short stories appear in many anthologies.

Lizz Huerta is the author of mythic fiction, bruja lit indig high fantasy, wildness, and writes in fiction, nonfiction and other genres.

John Joseph Adams is a science fiction author, most recently of Creatures of Want and Ruin. He is also the editor and publisher of the magazines Nightmare and Lightspeed, and a podcast producer.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/group-event-presenting-and-signing-people’s-future-united-states-speculative-fiction-25

Isabel Quintero & Photographic at the Riverside Public Library

Please join Inlandia to hear author Isabel Quintero present and discuss, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. This is a graphic biography commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Foundation, and it follows the artist’s life as she inspires us through her resolve, ability, and curiosity.

Isabel Quintero is also the author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, Ugly Cat and Pablo, and My Papi Has a Motorcycle. She also writes poetry and essays.

Where: Riverside Public Library, upstairs meeting room

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 3581 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2120132008024839/

Victoria Loustalot & Future Perfect at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Victoria Loustalot present and discuss, Future Perfect. This is a memoir of the author’s own experiences as she searched out what is real, or not, and why we feel we need psychics, astrologers, and shamans in our lives.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Thelma Reyna & Reading Tea Leaves After Trump at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear poet Thelma T. Reyna weave factual public records with real and imagined characters to give a reality-based context to our fears, hopes and dreams in Trump’s first pivotal year. Reading Tea Leaves After Trump won first place in its category at the Latino International Book Awards in 2018.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

A Mic and Dim Lights Reading Event at A Mic and Dim Lights

Join the AMDL crew for SuperB!

$5 admission at door

Where: A Mic and Dim Lights

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Address: 252 Main St., Suite #D, Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/985980694926487/

A Night of Unhealthy Poetry at Book Soup

A group of Book Soup employees will present an evening of poetry readings and discussion, featuring readings from both booksellers and emerging local artists, (and Wine!), offering a fun new platform for up and coming poets to share their work.

This event is hosted by Sarah Nivala & Molly Ash.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/book-soup-presents-night-unhealthy-poetry-hosted-sarah-nivala-molly-ash-0

Shakespeare Reading Group & Divine Comedy Cantos at Vroman’s Bookstore  

Join us for our monthly Shakespeare Reading Group and read the Divine Comedy Cantos 2 & 3.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/shakespeare-reading-group-1

Suzanne Stein, Steve Benson & Jermane Cooper at Poetic Research Bureau

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

Suzanne Stein is the author of The Kim Game, Tout Va bien, and Passenger Ship. With author Steve Benson, she is the author of Do Your Own Damn Laundry, which documents 36 improvisational dialogues performed in 2011-2012. She has been a publisher, editor and curator.

Steve Benson is a poet influential in creating Language Poetry, and is known for exploring improvisation in composition and performance. He is the author of Open Clothes, Roaring Spring, and Reverse Order, among many others.

Jermane Cooper is a writer who explores common issues though fantastical elements. his work can be found online at Timbooktu.com under the pen name ‘Tyiako,’ or his blog at wordsmithshelf.blogspot.com.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Website: http://poeticresearchbureau.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/930352660491534/

Dani Fine & Separate No More, at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Dani Fine present and discuss her new book of poetry, Separate No More, with special guests. This is a collaborative performance of songs and poetry reflecting on our interconnectedness by a group of artists, including Dani Fine and Zariya Allen, and others. All original work used in creating this book will be sold for one night only, with 100% of proceeds going to the Downtown Women’s Center.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/dani-fine-reads-her-new-book-poetry-separate-no-more-special-guests

America We Call Your Name Event at Beyond Baroque

Join us for the America We Call Your Name anthology reading, born in response to the 2016 presidential election, and featuring poets:

Eliot Schain is the author of American Romance and Westering Angels, and served as Program Director for the Poetry Society of America. He has run poetry series on both coasts, was a teacher for 20 years, and now is a psychotherapist in the East Bay.

Martin Ott has published eight books of poetry and fiction, and his work appears in more than 200 magazines and 20 anthologies. He is the author of Fake News Poems.

Tania Pryputniewicz is a poetry instructor at San Diego Writers, Ink and her ongoing projects feature collaboration and draw on poetry, myth, music, photography, sculpture and more.

Murray Silverstein co-authored the books A Pattern Language and The Oregon Experiment. He is the author of a poetry collection titled Any Old Wolf.

David St. John is the author of many acclaimed books, including The Last Troubadour, The Window, and The Auroras. He has taught at Oberlin College Johns Hopkins, and most recently at USC where he serves as Chair and one of the founding members of the USC PhD in Creative Writing & Literature.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html or https://www.facebook.com/events/299190377621929/

Women Who Submit (WWS) Workshop & New Member Orientation at Exposition Park Regional Library, LAPL

If you have been waiting to join WWS, now is your chance! We will start with a workshop on creating an author website with Liyun Alvarado, then break into groups for orientations and goal setting sessions. See website link for details on schedule of the day, necessary materials, recommended reading, bios, and more!

Where: Exposition Park Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/769453246754028/

Black History Storytime & Michael D. McCarty at Children’s Book World

Master storyteller Michael D. McCarty will present a program of stories from African American history and culture that will inform, educate and entertain. Come for the great stories and enjoy our themed book display. (for ages 5-105)

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

John August & Arlo Finch at Chevalier’s Bookstore – YA Event

Join us to hear author John August present his book, Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon, which continues the spellbinding fantasy adventure series about the magic that lies just beyond our world. For Arlo and the Pine Mountain Company, summer camp is more than canoeing and hiking. But when Arlo and his best friends stumble upon clues about the long-lost Yellow Patrol, he uncovers a stunning history that leads back to his own family.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 12:30 am

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

Websitehttp://www.chevaliersbooks.com/john-august-2019

Gil Garcetti & Protea at Vroman’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear photographer and former LA District Attorney Gil Garcetti present his book, Protea: The Magic and the Mystery. He discovered Protea flowers at the Santa Monica Farmers Market and found them magical and thrilling when he focused his camera lens on them, and now hopes his photos bring joy to others.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/gil-garcetti-presents-and-signs-protea-magic-and-mystery

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 a Deep Poetry Critique Writing Workshop led by G.T. Foster. Bring 15 copies of your poem-in-progress.

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Humans of Long Beach Reading at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to meet author Matt Roberts, see the photographs, and hear the stories in Humans of Long Beach, a collection of street portraits focusing on the vibrantly eclectic inhabitants of Long Beach. Inspired by HONY, the Humans of New York collection by Brandon Stanton.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 91104

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-3/#/humans-of-long-beach-with-author-matt-roberts-sat-feb-9th-3pm/

Tuscon Salvage Reading at Beyond Baroque

Brian Smith and Violet Paley read from award-winning columns from Brian’s new book, Tuscon Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera, with a screening of the documentary based upon the book and joined by special musical guests.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Dark Ink Readings at Beyond Baroque

Dark Ink is a collection of poetry inspired by, or in response to, the genre of horror as found in film, literature, folklore, or monster tropes. This event is hosted by Eric Morago.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Soap Box Poets Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours.

Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm, and there is a five minute limit. Hosted by: Jessica Wilson Cardenas.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 2 pm

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

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Anne Ward & If Paintings Could Talk at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to hear professional artist Anne Ward present her book, If Paintings Could Talk, which expresses one artist’s desire to explain her creative process and explain how using an iPad has changed her relationship to her creativity. This book is a reminder to see and feel the small moments of life while making time for oneself.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-february-10th-3-pm-anne-ward-discusses-and-signs-if-paintings-could-talk

Banoo Mehr & The Swan at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to meet author Banoo Mehr present his book, The Swan, a powerful portrait of one woman finding a way to start again against a backdrop of revolution and instability. Anahita has a happy childhood in Iran until a debilitating illness blinds her brother, while growing up in a world of political and religious conflict. After the 1979 revolution they face unbearable tragedies and find a way to escape to build a new life.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 91104

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-3/#/the-swan-with-author-banoo-mehr/

Narratives of the Southwest: Mexican Schools at Beyond Baroque

Join us for the first installment of a groundbreaking quarterly series that combines storytelling, history, and poetry to share narratives about events past and present that continue to shape this country from this region we call home.

Mexican Schools will feature poets/educators: Matt Sedillo, Irene Sanchez, Angelina Saenz, and Fernando Salinas, with narration by Sean Arce. Collaboration for this series includes Beyond Baroque and Mark Torres of the Pacifica Radio archives for research support.

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

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

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

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

Evelyn De Wolfe & Hanadai at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Evelyn De Wolfe present her book, Hanadai:

The Price of the Flower, which speaks to the cost of ambition and of home life, the righting of cultural wrongs, and the value of lifelong friendship, shared across distance and time.

Freelance reporter De Wolfe looks back at a period in the early 1960s when she was a freelance reporter in Kyoto and struggles to bring new insights to try to understand two women from different backgrounds and lives, with new perspectives.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/evelyn-de-wolfe

Roar Shack Reading Series: Rituals at 826LA Echo Park

Roar Shack Reading Series presents “Rituals” with our features:

Armine Iknadossian is the author of the poetry collection, All That Wasted Fruit.

Aruni Wijesinghe works for Affinis labs, a social innovation firm, is a TESOL teacher, and her poem “Walking in Santiago After Midnight” was published by Angel’s Flight Literary West.

Josh Tager is a private investigator and freelance writer, and is working on his memoir, Nancy Jew.

Karen Stefano writes short fiction, and her story “Seeing” was nominated for the XXXVIII Pushcart Prize. She is at work on a novel.

Terry Wolverton is a literary artist, author and editor, founder of the Woman’s Building, and teacher of creative writing. Her most recent chapbook, Blue Hunger, was published in 2018, and her most recent collection, Ruin Porn, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. She is now working on a nonfiction book, Guru Grrrl, about women and power.

Susan Rubini is 2019’s first Live Write winner.

Where: 826LA Echo Park

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.losangeles.carpe-diem.events/calendar/9465344-roar-shack-presents-rituals-on-sunday-february-10-at-826la-echo-park/

Rattle Poetry Series at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us for our monthly reading series to celebrate recent issues of Rattle magazine.

Alex Hoffman-Ellis is a recently retired professional football player and author of a chapbook, No Rainbow Without Rain. His poem “Modern Day Gladiator” appeared in Rattle #60’s tribute to athlete poets.

Deborah P. Kolodji works as a technical consultant for a software firm, and is moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group, among other commitments. Her book of haiku, Highway of Sleeping Towns, was published in 2016, and four of her haiku appear in Rattle #62.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm

Address: 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91110

Websitehttp://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/2/10/rattle-poetry-series

Rachelle Cruz & Experiencing Comics at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Rachelle Cruz present her book, Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics, with Yumi Sakugawa and Nilah Magruder. This book shows students how to critically examine the craft and elements inside a graphic novel or comic and spotlights groundbreaking work. This is an accessible, introductory guide and encourages the application of literary theory and social politics to encourage discussion in the larger social context.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/rachelle-cruz-discusses-her-book-experiencing-comics-yumi-sakugawa-and-nilah-magruder

Voice in the Well at Beyond Baroque

Join host Eric Vollmer for Voice in the Well: Hearts Abounding, an evening of lively arts programming celebrating talented writers, musicians, and comics every month.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

Susan Berman & Down Under at the Federal NOHo

The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, presents Down Under and other stories by UCLA Kirkwood Prize winner, Susan Berman. The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast Fiona Lakeland (The Shoaks) and Karen Praxel (Blood Corral).

Where: The Federal NoHo

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2192861500930562/

Barracoon Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston at Skirball Cultural  Center

In 1927, acclaimed African American novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston interviewed the last living feed slave who arrived on a slave ship from Africa. This remarkable history was published in 2108. In this tribute, Tony Award winner L. Scott Caldwell and the venerable Bill Cobbs from the Ebony Repertory Theatre will present a staged reading from Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo.’

UCLA historian Wade Dean will provide a short overview, and an audience discussion with producer-director Wren T. Brown follows the program.

NOTE: Tickets are required for this free event, so see website link for details.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1843775452400445/

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