Los Angeles Literature Events 3/04/19 –3/10/19

a31b92325fb22b69271fe9c1df385a041c564062 (1)An Evening with Carl Phillips at Claremont McKenna College

Join us for Readings and Reflections: An Evening with Carl Phillips.

Poet and author Carl Phillips is a professor of English and of African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He will read some of his award-winning poetry and share personal reflections.

Where: Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 5:30 pm

Address: 385 East 8th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://events.cmc.edu/event/poetry_reading_and_reflections_with_carl_phillips#.XGyGpKJKjX4

Robert H. Mnookin & The Jewish American Paradox at Chevalier’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear author Robert H. Mnookin, in conversation with Rabbi John Rosove, discuss and sign his book, The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World, a look at who should count as Jewish in America and what is the American Jewish identity. This question is deeply paradoxical due to their acquisition of unprecedented integration, influence, and esteem in every facet of American life. But can the community sustain a generation with a sufficient sense of Jewish identity to preserve its identity into the next generation and beyond.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www. chevaliersbooks.com/robert-h-mnookin

Queer Book Club & A Tiny Piece of Something Greater at The Last Bookstore

Join us for our Queer Book Club with CB Lee, when we read and discuss the book A Tiny Piece of Something Greater, by Jude Serra.

Midwest heads to the Keys to better manage a mental illness, and an unexpected relationship with his Brazilian diving instructor leads to unexpected growth.

NOTE: All of our book clubs require a ticket, which includes copies of the book, refreshments, etc. See website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Writing Wrongs: Call-Outs, Correctness, and Culture Wars

Amid polarized politics, heightened awareness of the entrenched legacies of sexism, racism, and other forms of intolerance, and the rise of digital platforms where norms and boundaries are constantly renegotiated, writers and artists have been prompted to reconsider their roles. This event will begin with remarks from PEN America President Jennifer Egan, who will announce the results of PEN America’s annual Trustee election and reflect on the organization’s progress and goals. PEN America Chief Executive Officer, Suzanne Nossel, will moderate a panel which includes: playwright Ayad Ahktar, historian and former New York Review of Books Editor Ian BurumaSlate‘s Inkoo KangThe New York Times’ Wesley Morris, and novelist Francine Prose. A discussion with the audience will follow.  

Where: Penguin Random House

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address: Live Stream

Website: https://pen.org/event/agm-2019-writing-wrongs/

Chris Kraus in Conversation at Scripps College

Please join us to hear Chris Kraus, Mary Routt Chair of Writing 2019, in conversation with German writer Heike Geissler. They will talk about the recent English publication of Geissler’s much-praised work of investigative fiction, Seasonal Associate (2019) and how the brutalities of working life are transformed into exhaustion, shame and self-doubt.

Where: Clark Humanities, Scripps College

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/seasonal-associate-chris-kraus-in-conversation-with-heike-geissler

An Evening with Michael Ondaatje & Warlight at USC

Please join us for an evening with acclaimed author Michael Ondaatje, in discussion with renowned writer-in-residence Geoff Dyer. Ondaatje is the Man Booker Prize winning author of The English Patient, and author most recently of the novel, Warlight. His new novel is the story of a brother and sister raised by other unexpected characters during their parents’ absences for undercover service during World War II, and the price each family member had to pay for their lives of loneliness and secrecy during the following decade.

This Visions and Voices event is the inaugural reading of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation Distinguished Speakers Series. A book signing will follow the event.

NOTE: RSVP for this free event at website link.

Where: Bovard Auditorium (ADM), USC

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website: http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu

Ayser Salmon & The Wrong End of the Table at Chevalier’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear author Ayser Salmon discuss and sign her book, The Wrong End of the Table, part memoir and part how-not-to guide. This is a mostly comic memoir of a Muslim Arab American woman just trying to fit in, and gets at all the good stuff happening out of earshot for an immigrant, as well as an open letter to Trump.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www. chevaliersbooks.com/ayser-salman

KPCC’s Unheard Stories of L.A. at Crawford Family Forum  

Join us for KPCC In Person’s community centered story telling series, Unheard LA, which explores the nuances and complexities of Southern California through the first person experiences of our fellow Angelenos. Spoken word? music? poetry? magic? That’s up to you.

Before our third season begins later this spring, we invite you to join KPCC In Person producers and past participants as we share stories from our first two seasons, discuss our submission and editing process, answer your questions, and listen to your story ideas.

NOTE: RSVP and see more details at website link.

Where: Crawford Family Forum

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

Website: http://www.scpr.org/events/2019/03/05/2690/unheard-la-salon-kpccs-crawford-family-forum/

Julie Berry & Lovey War Launch at Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Join us to hear author Julie Berry present and sign her book Lovely War, which is a sweeping, multilayered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I & II. The story of four characters, as told by goddess Aphrodite, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that the force of war is no match for the transcendent power of love.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time:  7 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://www. shoponceuponatime.com/event/lovely-war-book-launch-party-julie-berry

Dr. Sunita Puri & That Good Night at Vroman’s Bookstore   

Join us to hear author Dr. Sunita Puir, in conversation with Anglea Morales, discuss and sign her book, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour.

In this book, the author claims her place as an illustrious physician-writer and explores the gulf between medicine and spirituality. It was that tension that drew her to palliative care—attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality-of-life care. This book can transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us.

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/dr-sunita-puri-conversation-angela-morales-discusses-and-signs-good-night-life-and-medicine

Michael Bodine & A Psychic’s Life at Book Soup

Join us to hear Michael Bodine discuss and sign his book, A Psychic’s Life: What It’s Really Like.

This is the story of how the author deals with the experience of growing up in a psychic family, and how he deals with his skill and with celebrity clients.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/new-date-michael-bodine-discusses-and-signs-psychic’s-life-what-it’s-really

Mallory O’Meara & The Lady From the Black Lagoon at the Last Bookstore

Join us to hear author Mallory O’Meara read and discuss her book, The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy.

This bo0k is about Milicent Patrick, the forgotten feminist trailblazer, one of Disney’s first animators and the only woman to design one of Hollywood’s most iconic movie monsters, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The author will discuss the book with her Reading Glasses co-host Brea Grant.

NOTE: All of our events require a ticket, which includes copies of the book, etc. See website for details.

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

Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett & Circle at Skylight Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear authors Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett present and discuss their final children’s book in the Shape trilogy, Circle. This book is about Circle, and his friends Triangle and Square. It is also about a rule that Circle makes, and how she has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www. skylightbooks.com/event/ jon-klassen-and-mac-barnett-read-final-book-their-shape-trilogy-circle

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

Please join us for Redondo Poets, to welcome our featured poet, Meagan Thalia, 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

Soapbox Sessions Open Mic at Maui Sugar Saloon

Soapbox Nation’s adventure began in 2006 when founder, Jason Brain, started an open mic at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Encino, CA. This event for musicians, poets, and comedians began slowly building a word-of-mouth following and really hit its stride in 2008. Now Soapbox is at a new location, but still in the Valley.

Where: Maui Sugar Saloon

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 8 pm – 12 pm

Address: 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

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

Open Mic at Da Poetry Lounge, Fairfax District

All you have to do is put your name on the signup list. The first half signup happens outside before doors open (around 8ish). Signing up for first half does not guarantee entry, so stay in line! For the second half signup, line up next to the microphone on stage during the five minute break in between halves and wait for the list to get to you. Keep in mind that each half has its own signup list. So if you don’t get called during the 1st half, you need to re-signup for the 2nd half. Sorry, you can only perform at one half per night. They usually call up about 12-15 people each half at an Open Mic, depending if they have a special feature or not. Sadly, they cannot guarantee that all who signup will read. So, remember: arrive early. There is a TIME LIMIT. You have 3 minutes at the mic to do your poem. Please be respectful of time as we try to accommodate as many people as possible.

$10 cost

Where:The Greenway Court Theater

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

Address: 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website: http://dapoetrylounge.com/visiting-dpl/openmic/

Lisa See & The Island of Sea Women at Chevalier’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear bestselling author Lisa See discuss and sign her book, The Island of Sea Women, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Two girls from different backgrounds are best friends, and when they begin working in the sea with an all-female diving collective their differences are impossible to ignore. This story is an epoch set over decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism, and then going through World War II and the era of wet suits and cell phones for the divers. This beautiful thoughtful novel illuminates a world in which the women are in charge, and the larger forces that shape them.

Where:  Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www. chevaliersbooks.com/lisa-see-0306

Taylor Jenkins Reid & Daisy Jones & the Six at Book Soup

Join us to hear Taylor Jenkins Reid discuss and sign her book, Daisy Jones & the Six.

This is a gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. The story brilliantly captures a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/taylor-jenkins-reid-discusses-and-signs-daisy-jones-six

Erwin Raphael McManus & The Way of the Warrior at Vroman’s

Please join us to welcome author Erwin Raphael McManus to present and sign his book, The Way of the Warror: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.

The author shows that encouraging peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful invention. Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness.

Where: Vroman’s Main Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www. vromansbookstore.com/event/erwin-raphael-mcmanus-presents-and-signs-way-warrior-ancient-path-inner-peace

G.R.R.R.L. Collective Open Mic at Rainbow Juices

Join G.R.R.R.L. Collective for their monthly feminist and queer open mic! This month’s theme is intersectional, but there will still be space for performances unrelated to this prompt! Your response to the theme may be a song, spoken word piece, short story, dance/movement performance (of about 5min or less, please), etc. Create however you create, but consider using this as a prompt!

The courtyard behind Rainbow Juices is concrete, so please BYO blanket or camping chair to be more comfortable!

***All G.R.R.R.L. Collective events strive to create a safer space for all and are completely sober. We ask that attendees of the open mics be sensitive to performers’ courage and vulnerability in sharing their performances — please do not take video or photos of performers without their explicit consent.***

Where: Rainbow Juices

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 246 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA 90802

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

Anansi Writers Workshop & Open Mic at the World Stage

The Anansi Writers Workshop was founded in 1990 by Kamau Daáood, Akilah Oliver, Nafis Nabawi and Anthony Lyons. In 1993, Michael Datcher initiated the development of a three-part format for the workshop. Their tradition of a community workshop began in the late 1960s at the Watts Writers’ Workshop, where World Stage co-founder Kamau Daáood started his writing career. The Anansi Writers Workshop is coordinated by V. Kali and Conney Williams.

Tonight’s workshop is titled “Creatin’ After Hours: a guided writing night cap,” created and facilitated by Jessica Gallion. This month’s theme is “The Art of Being Loved Properly” and tea and snacks are provided. Come write with us!

NOTE: Admission is $5

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm –10 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage.org/anansi-writers-workshop/

Just Write for an Hour! at Book Show LA

Please join us for a simple concept. Everyone receives a writing prompt, and everyone writes for an hour. This is a fun way to get out of the house an do some writing amongst a group of fellow scribes.

We will provide water and light snacks, and you are welcome to BYOB if that is your choice. RSVP is on the ticket link.

NOTE: Tickets are $5

Where: Book Show LA

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 8 pm –9:30pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/429153084495091/

Recess Open Mic at Search to Involve Philipino American (SIPA)

Join us for a Filipino open mic hosted by Lady Baso.

$10 cash entrance fee

Where: Search to Involve Philipino Americans (SIPA)

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 3200 W. Temple St., Filipinotown, CA 90012

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

Lisa See & The Island of Sea Women at Diesel Bookstore  

Join us to welcome back bestselling author Lisa See discuss and sign her new novel, The Island of Sea Women. This book is about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Two girls from different backgrounds are best friends, and when they begin working in the sea with an all-female diving collective their differences are impossible to ignore. This story is an epoch set over decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism, and then going through World War II and the era of wet suits and cell phones for the divers. This beautiful thoughtful novel illuminates a world in which the women are in charge, and the larger forces that shape them.

Where:  Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/thursday-march-7th-630-pm-lisa-see-discusses-and-signs-island-sea-women

Irvine Welsh & Dead Men’s Trousers at Book Soup

Join us to hear Irvine Welsh, in conversation with Mark Haskell Smith, discuss and sign his book, Dead Men’s Trousers.

Four no-longer-young men, who constantly think back to their bawdy, drug-filled youth, decide they want to join forces for one last caper. Careful what you wish for…

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/irvine-welsh-conversation-mark-haskell-smith-discusses-and-signs-dead-men’s-trousers

Adam Hochschild & Letters from a Dark Time at Chevalier’s Books

Join us to hear author Adam Hochschild, in conversation with Arlie Russel Hochschild, and moderated by Henry Weinstein, present his new book, Lessons from a Dark Time, a rich collection of essays and journalism bound by their concern for social justice. All are stories of those who took a stand against despotism, spoke out against unjust wars and government surveillance, to dream of a better and more just world.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/adam-hochschild

Sunita Puri & That Good Night at Pages Bookstore

Join us to welcome author Sunita Puri, who will discuss her book, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour. As the American born daughter of immigrants, she knew from a young age that there was a gulf between her parents’ experiences and her own, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. That tension drew her palliative medicine, a new specialty attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality-of-life care.

This is a stunning meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event which includes a copy of the book, so check website for details.

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-author-sunita-puri

Poets Jazz House

A Spoken Word and Music Lounge where spilling your heart is art and searching your soul is mandatory to get in the door. They are a beatnik Tea House where there’s snapping instead of clapping. The atmosphere is lax but it Sssizzles. They invite you to come touch, be touched, hear the answer and heed the call. We’re just a cozy little house where everyone feels at home.

Where: Irie Vibes Art Space

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 6563 Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044

Website:  https://breezevz.wixsite.com/poetsjazzhouse?fbclid=IwAR16YKOhnWGK-123naGFDD4pKMD2kkekRsUEUMKO5-dNiB0HB9PqH53RYLg

Victoria Riskin & Fay Wray and Robert Riskin Memoir at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Victoria Riskin present and discuss her book, Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir. This is a dual biography of two lives lived in Hollywood’s golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer. Fay Wray was most famous for her role in King Kong, and starred in more than 120 movies. Robert Riskin was one of the greatest screenwriters of all time, nominated for five Academy Awards, and wrote great women characters. Here are their lives, from fairy tale marriage to a tragic end.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/victoria-riskin-discusses-and-signs-fay-wray-and-robert-riskin-hollywood-memoir

Nina Revoyr & A Student of History at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Nina Revoyr present and discuss her new novel, A Student of History. This story explores both the beginnings of Los Angeles and the present day dynamics of race and class.

Rick Nagano is a struggling graduate student in the history department at USC, when he lands a job as an assistant to the elderly Mrs. W–, heir to an oil fortune. Gradually he gets drawn into a world of wealth and privilege far different from his racially mixed, blue collar beginnings. Like in Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby, Nagano is a young man of modest means navigating a world where he doesn’t belong.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Websitehttp://www. skylightbooks.com/event/nina-revoyr-reads-her-new-novel-student-history

Al Epifanio & Alichan at The Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Al Epifanio present and discuss his book, Alichan: Facing the Shadow of Doubt. Join us for a celebration of food, family and faith!

Once upon a time, there existed a legendary Mesoamerican creature known as the Alichan. It clearly resembles a prehistoric animal that most scientists now believe faced its extinction long before the Jurassic era—or did it? Diving into family history took the author to the Sierras of Durango, Mexico and inspired the writing of this book, about facing that everything you always believed may not be true. What is your Alichan?

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

Lisa See Luncheon & The Island of Sea Women at Pages Bookstore

Join us for an author luncheon to welcome Lisa See, who will discuss her new book, The Island of Sea Women. Her new novel is about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island and follows two friends from their girlhood through World War II and beyond, as their lives change and are impacted by world events and changing roles for women in society.

This is a fierce and unforgettable story about the female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event which includes a copy of the book, so check website for details.

Where: Tin Roof Bistro (Pages off-site event)

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Address: 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/join-new-york-times-bestselling-author-lisa-see-lunch

Elinor Lipman Author Luncheon & Good Riddance at Diesel Bookstore  

Join us for a luncheon event at Amici Brentwood with author Elinor Lipman, to discuss her new novel, Good Riddance.

In this story Daphne Maritch doesn’t know what to make of the heavily annotated high school year book she inherits from her mother, a teacher to whom the yearbook was dedicated. After a fit of decluttering, the book is found by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, and leads to a series of events both poignant and absurd.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, costs $75, so check website for details.

Where:  Amici Brentwood (half a block from the bookstore)

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 12 pm

Address: 2538 San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/friday-march-8th-12-pm-author-luncheon-elinor-lipman-discusses-and-signs-good-riddance

ArtNight Pasadena at Red Hen Press & Other Sites  

Join us for a free evening of art, music, and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors for ArtNight Pasadena.

Celebrate Red Hen Press and its 25th anniversary. Watch a book grow from seed to flower, fight crime with our fitness superhero, attend an eco-friendly cooking demo, and get FREE books!

NOTE: See website links for full schedule and details.

Where:  Red Hen Press

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Address: 1450 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Website: http://www.artnightpasadena.org/?fbclid=IwAR0lF8NFikr6902dPa4sxhKg8CST7om_QkbXwjfL7FL2HIg8dBoDAZ7FwwY

Piper Cochrane & Marc Wanamaker & The Cochrane Brothers at Book Soup

Join us to hear Piper Cochrane and Marc Wanamaker present and sign The Cochrane Brothers and the Making of Universal Pictures.

This coffee table book of 192 pages shares untold stories and unseen photos of Hollywood’s beginnings. Most think it was Carl Laemmle who did it all for Universal, but it was the five Cochrane brothers that made it happen, along with and for Carl.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/piper-cochrane-marc-wanamaker-present-and-sign-cochrane-brothers-and-making-universal-pictures

Lisa See & Island of Sea Women at Vroman’s Books

Join us to hear New York Times bestselling author Lisa See discuss and sign her new novel, Island of Sea Women, a story about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

Two young girls who are best friends, but from different backgrounds, begin their adult lives by working in their village’s all-female diving collective, and a take on a life of responsibility and danger. This is an epoch set over many decades, beginning in colonial colonialism in the 1920s and continuing through World War II and the Korean War, through the era of cell phones and wet suits. These two lives are dramatically shaped by historical forces beyond their control.

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/ event/lisa-see-discusses-and-signs-island-sea-women

Lilliam Rivera & Dealing in Dreams at Skylight Bookstore – YA Event

Please join Jack Jones Lliterary Arts and Skylight Books to hear author Lilliam Rivera, in conversation with Virginia Isaad, present and discuss her YA novel, Dealing in Dreams, a book about sisterhood and the cruel choices people are forced to make to survive.

In this fast-paced dystopian novel, sixteen-year-old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. But she grows weary of this life and must choose her loyalties and her limits to be able to reach her goal.

Lilliam Rivera is also the author of the YA novel The Education of Margot Sanchez, among her other work. Virginia Isaad is a freelance writer/editor and a regular contributor to FiercebyMitu.com and Hipl.atina.com.

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/lilliam-rivera-reads-her-new-ya-novel-dealing-dreams-virginia-isaad

SCBWI: LA Writer’s Day Event at Skirball Cultural Center

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Los Angeles Chapter will host:

Who’s Reading? Keeping It Fresh for Today’s Generation, an event featuring keynote speakers:

Frances Gilbert (Dear Author: This Is Why I Rejected Your Manuscript);

Tamora Pierce (Teen Readers Are Infectious);

Cornellia Funke, and a conversation with the award-winning author, illustrator and philanthropist.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 8 am – 4:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/scbwi-la-writers-day-2019   or

https://losangeles.scbwi.org/events/la-writers-day-2019/

9th Annual Ontario Teen Book Fest at Colony High School – YA Event

The Ontario City Library is proud to present the 9th Annual Ontario Teen Book Fest at Colony High School, an all-day event featuring multiple young adult authors in a series of panels, breakout sessions, and keynote presentations Once Upon a Time Bookstore is proud to provide the books for this special event.

NOTE: For full details and schedule please refer to the Ontario Library’s website at:

Where: Colony High School

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Address: 3850 E. Riverside Dr., Ontario, CA 91761

Website: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/ontario-teen-book-fest-2019  or  https://www.facebook.com/events/341824036547166/

The Big Read Discussion at Palisades Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for a Big Read discussion on the award-winning book, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Megestu. It is the story of an Ethiopian immigrant who runs a failing grocery store in a poor African American section of Washington D.C.

There is a sign-up sheet to participate in the discussion, and the first 12 people who sing up will receive a copy of the book to own.

Where: Palisades Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 10 am

Address: 861 Alma Real Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/events/big-read-7

Kerry Madden & Ernestine’s Milky Way at Vroman’s Books – Kids Event

Join us to hear author Kerry Madden discuss and sign her children’s book, Ernestine’s Milky Way. This is an empowering picture book set in the 1940s about a determined five-year-old girl who embarks on a journey to deliver milk to her neighbors in the holler. Here is a celebration of American history and a plucky girl who knows that helping a family in need is worth the trouble.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 11 am

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/kerry-madden-discusses-and-signs-ernestine’s-milky-way

The Big Read Discussion at Washington Irving Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for a Big Read discussion on the award-winning book, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Megestu. It is the fictional story of an Ethiopian immigrant who runs a failing grocery store in a poor African American section of Washington D.C. NEA Big Read Program will address timely and resonant themes, including displacement, identity, cultural convergence, memory and the American Dream.

NOTE: Limited free copies of the book are available, so stop by the Information desk.

Where: Washington Irving Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 12 am

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

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/nea-big-read-book-discussion-beautiful-things-heaven-bears-dinaw-mengestu-0

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Hammer Museum

Please join us for our Art + Feminism global do-it-yourself campaign to combat gender bias and improve coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. Bring your laptop and learn to create and edit Wikipedia articles at this annual event to close the gender gap. All are welcome!

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 12 pm – 5 pm

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

Website:  http:// hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/03/art-feminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon/

Waystations Poetry Workshop & Brendan Constantine at Camera Obscura Art Lab

Please join us for Waystations, a Poetry Workshop led by poet, author and educator Brendan Constantine. We will be focusing on the “stanza” in poetry while creating new poems. Everyone will go home with a month’s worth of extra prompts to keep you writing through National Poetry Month!

NOTE: This is a ticketed even, so see website for costs and details.

Where: Camera Obscura Art Lab

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Address: 1450 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/2296840020591968/

NEA Big Read: A Lesson in Poetry at Anaheim Central Library

Please join us for a special event for our Big Read of the book, A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines.

A Lesson in Poetry will welcome artists and poets Librecht Baker, Bridgette Bianca, and Shameka Cunningham for a discussion on the dynamics of poetry, performance art, and the importance of black visibility in the arts.

Librecht Baker is the author of vetiver (Finishing Line Press, 2017), writer in The Vagrancy’s Playwrights Group, a Sundress Publications’ Assistant Editor, and an English professor.

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles who has performed her work in many venues, locally and abroad. She has featured at the World Stage, the SoCal Poetry Fest, LA Lit Crawl, LitFest Pasadena, the Table Lit, the un::fade::able reading series, and much more.

Shameka Cunningham is a writer, poet, and performance artist from Los Angeles who has performed her work around the country and abroad. She is a Watering Hole Poetry Fellow and is obsessed with poetry, ice cream, and road trips.

Where: Anaheim Central Library

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805

Websitehttp://anaheim.net/Calendar.aspx?EID=19894&month=3&year=2019&day=9&calType=0

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library

Please join us for Saturday Afternoon Poetry, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell and featuring a Deep Poetry Critique 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/

The Big Read Discussion at Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for a celebration of the 11th anniversary of The Big Read with a film screening of The Good Lie. A copy of the Big Read book, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Megestu, will be given to participants at the end of the program.

NOTE: Limited free copies of the book are available at the end of the program.

Where: Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 3:15 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/big-read-6

Jennifer E. Smith & Field Notes on Love at Vroman’s Books –YA Event

Join us to hear author Jennifer E. Smith, in conversation with Morgan Matson, discuss and sign her YA book, Field Notes on Love. This is a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/ jennifer-e-smith-conversation-morgan-matson-discusses-and-signs-field-notes-love

Nikki Barthelmess & The Quiet You Carry at Skylight Bookstore – YA Event

Please join author Nikki Barthelmess, in conversation with Autumn Krause (A Dress for the Wicked), to discuss her new book, The Quiet You Carry.

Victoria knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a bit unusual, but then she found herself locked out of the house at 3 am, surrounded by flashing police lights. Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, she must cope with a domineering foster mother, get through senior year, and somehow salvage her college dreams. But some secrets won’t stay buried.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/nikki-barthelmess-reads-her-debut-young-adult-novel-quiet-you-carry-autumn-krause

Women of a Certain Age Reading at Beyond Baroque

Women of a Certain Age Comedy is a show straight from the unfettered minds of the funniest, most daring and experienced people—women who have seen it all. Hosted by Carol Montgomery, with special admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Jack Grapes & Richard Long Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us for a literary presentation of readings by Jack Grapes and Richard Long, with special admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 1 pm

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

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

Kerry Madden & Ernestine’s Milky Way at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us to hear children’s author Kerry Madden present and sign her new book, Ernestine’s Milky Way. This is a story of courage and friendliness. In the 1940s, Ernestine is a five-year-old girl who carries fresh milk to needy neighbors, despite her fears.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/ernestines-milky-way-book-signing

Soap Box Poets Open Mic at Beyond Baroque

Join us for our monthly Soap Box Poets Open Mic, hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 2 pm

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

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

LA MADE Event & The Liberator at Central Library, LAPL

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion about the many contributions African-American residents have made to the history of Los Angeles. The impetus for this program is the library’s recent digitization of The Liberator, L.A.’s first African American newspaper, owned and edited by Jefferson Edmonds. His descendent, Arianne Edmonds, will participate, along with Tina Watkins-Quaye, whose grandfather Ted Watkins, Founded the Watts Labor Community Action Committee. Sherwin “Keith” Rice, historian at CSUN, will provide historical context, and our moderator will be Tyree Boyd-Pates, curator at the California African American Museum (CAAM).

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1993027240812222/

Janet Clare & Time Is the Longest Distance at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Janet Clare present and sign her book, Time Is the Longest Distance. Set in the harsh desert of the Australian outback, this is a moral story of immortality in a place where “night comes on like a door slamming shut.” On a family trek across a difficult outback rack, Lilly is forced to examine her life, her own imperfections, and the power and destruction of secrets and sexual taboos and transgressions.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://gatsbybooks.com/events-3/#/time-is-the-longest-distance-author-janet-clare-sunmar-10th-3pm

Lindsey Freeman & This Atom Bomb in Me at Book Soup

Join us to hear author Lindsey Freeman discuss and sign, This Atom Bomb in Me. In this book the author traces what it felt like to grow up suffused with American nuclear culture in and around the atomic city of Oak Ridge Tennessee. This is a critical and nostalgic look back, both tender and alarming, at recent history, which resonates in our tense nuclear present.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/lindsey-freeman-discusses-and-signs-atom-bomb-me

Victoria Riskin & Fay Wray and Robert Riskin at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Victoria Riskin present and sign her memoir, Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir.

This is a dual biography of the author’s parents: Fay Wray, a famous actress and Robert Riskin, a great screenwriter. It tells the story of their lives, work, and their fairy-tale marriage that ended so tragically.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 3 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-march-10th-3-pm-victoria-riskin-discusses-and-signs-fay-wray-and-robert-riskin

Jim Natal & Dorothy Barresi Reading at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear Jim Natal debut his new collection of poetry, Spare Room. He is joined by Dorothy Barresi, who will present her collection, What We Did While We Made More Guns.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Roar Shack Reading Series at Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Join host David Rocklin as Roar Shack presents “Third Wind.” Our diverse lineup of literary talent includes:

Jose Garcia Davis is a film and theatre artist, and in 2007 he directed the premiere of his musical The Magdalena Cantata. He has performed and directed nationally and internationally, on the stage and on film, and has produced visual art as well.

John Fukuda is an artist and author, a potter and poet.

Ariel Beesley is a model, actor, poet, songwriter and musician.

Angela Stubbs is a poet examining the body and states of being while celebrating the carnal with sweet, dark humor.

Rachel Kahn is a poetry and fiction instructor at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and a poet DJ.

Brendan Constantine is a poet, educator, and the author most recently of Dementia, My Darling.

Where: 826LA Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 1417 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1031522507034456/

Rattle Poetry Reading Series at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us to hear the Rattle Poetry Series, featuring:

Jefferson Carter has published his poems in numerous journals, and his ninth collection, Get Serious: New and Selected Poems, was chosen as a Southwest Best Book of 2013. Diphthera Festival is now available from Main Street Rag. Two of his poems appear in Rattle #62.

Florence Weinberger is the author of four published books of poems. Her poem “Nascent January, 2018, After Rain” appears in Rattle #62.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Website: http://www. flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/3/2/storytime

Four LGBTQ Authors & Headcase at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear four LGBTQ authors present the anthology, Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness.

Teresa Theophano, LMSW, is a licensed social worker, writer/editor, who co-founded the New York City Queer Mental Health Initiative.

Stephanie Schroeder is a freelance writer who has appeared in numerous anthologies, and is author of the memoir, Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies and Suicide (2012).

Thomas Mondragon, LMFT, has a private practice in West Hollywood, focused on the principals of gay-centered and affirmative psychotherapy. He is founding instructor at Antioch University’s Los Angeles LGBT specialization, the first program of its kind.

Bill Konigsberg is the award-winning author of four young adult novels, including the PEN award-winning Porcupine of Truth (2016) and the 2014 Lambda Literary Award-winning Openly Straight. His most recent novel is Honestly Ben.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 5 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.skylightbooks.com/event/teresa-theophano-stephanie-schroeder-thomas-mondragon-and-bill-konigsberg-discuss-their-new

Voice in the Well: Carry On at Beyond Baroque

Join us to for Public Works Improvisational Theatre’s presentation of an evening of lively and diverse arts performances, focused on a topical theme and hosted by Eric Vollmer.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

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

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

The New Short Fiction Series at The Federal Bar

The New Short Fiction Series, the longest running spoken word series in L.A, presents Exciting Times, Jim, and other stories by g c Cunningham, at The Federal NoHo. The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guests Jim Hanks (Two Minutes to Midnight), Stuart McClean (Conan, NCIS) and Adam William Quirch (Loves Park).

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

Where: The Federal Bar

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 5303 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91601

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/562003760941957/

Dystopian Club & A Tiny Piece of Something Greater at the Last Bookstore

Join us for our Dystopian Book Club with Peter Clines, when we read and discuss the book Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami.

Before there were hunger games, there was this book. You’ve seen the crazy movie, now read the full, original vision, in all its horrific detail in this new translation from the Japanese.

NOTE: All of our book clubs require a ticket, which includes copies of the book, refreshments, etc. See website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

 

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