Los Angeles Literature Events 3/18/19 –3/24/19

52457308_2198477393546820_8264162323325779968_oPoesia Narrativa: Write Narrative Poetry

Join California Poets in the Schools, teachers, Juan Cardenas and Jessica Wilson on a journey through narrative poetry. Write in your own voice and learn new ways to express yourself.

This 6 series workshop will include food, so get ready for some delicious learning, and connection building through creative writing.

Remember the smell of sizzling carne asada, the taste of calabasas con queso, the first time you made arroz, or papas.
Our senses deliver us into memory, and our memories will fuel our poems and our palates.

This workshop series is FREE and made possible by the Los Angeles Poet Society. www.lapoetsociety.org Register by emailing: losangelespoetsociety@gmail.com with your name, email, and phone number.

Where: Tía Chucha Central Cultural

Date: Monday the 18th                                             

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 13197 Gladstone Ave, Unit A, Sylmar, California 91342

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/788178538206800/

Gretchen Rubin & Ladies, Lunch & Literacy at the Belmar Hotel  

Join Ladies, Lunch & Literacy to welcome bestselling author Gretchen Rubin who will discuss her book, Outer Order, Inner Calm.

The author will suggest dozens of manageable steps for creating a serene, orderly environment to help create the life you want.

NOTE: Reservations are required and are limited.

Where: The Belmar Hotel

Date: Monday the 18th                                            

Time: 7 pm

Address: 3501 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website: http://gretchenrubinmb.brownpapertickets.com  

Pushcart Prize for Poetry Celebration & Reading at Altadena Main Library  

Enjoy a special reading by talented nominees for the Pushcart Prize for Poetry from the Altadena poetry Review 2018 hosted by editors, Elline Lipkin and Pauli Dutton, with publisher Thelma Reyna.

The nominees include:

Thom Cagle is an alumnus of the long-running Wednesday night poetry workshop at Beyond Baroque, a past student of Laurel Ann Bogen, and lives in Santa Monica.  

Stephen Colley is a retired software engineer/manager, has written meter and rhyme poetry for over thirty years, and has also written classical music.

Briony James has dedicated the last decade to poetry, learning Asian forms, such as tanka and haiku, and has published in Bright Stars, Ribbons, Spectrum, and the Altadena Poetry Review.

Sabrina Kaleta has been a poet, music journalist, publicist, and boho hostess, gracing both literary magazines and the pages of punk zine Flipside.

Mary Torregrossa is a story listener, honed by her years as an ESL teacher. Her chapbook My Zocolo Heart is published by Finishing Line Press, and her poems have been published in numerous literary journals.

Kathabela Wilson has been published by many international journals, and she is the author of The Owl Still Asking, Tanka for Troubled Times, and Driftwood Monster, Haiku for Troubled Times, Locofo Chaps, Chicago. She hosts poetry events and creates a weekly salon at ColoradoBoulevard.net.

Where: Altadena Main Library, Community Room

Date: Monday the 18th                                            

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001

Website: http://www.altadenalibrary.org/programs/#/?i=1 

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

Join us to hear author Erwin Raphael McManus discuss his book, The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.

McManus is a bestselling author, pastor, futurist, and cultural thought leader who believes that to experience and establish peace, we must first confront the battels that rage within, by artful intention.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 18th                                            

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/erwin-raphael-mcmanus

Maura Roosevelt & Baby of the Family at Vroman’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear author Maura Roosevelt, in conversation with Katya Apekina (The Deeper the Water, The Uglier the Fish) discuss and sign her book, Baby of the Family.

In this book, the author writes about the Whitbys, a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real estate agents who were considered “the landlords of New York.” This is a family saga about three siblings faced with a question they have been running form all their lives: What do they want their future to look like, if they can finally escape their past?

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 18th                                           

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/maura-roosevelt-conversation-katya-apekina-discusses-and-signs-baby-family  

Every Ocean Hughes & Pandora Syndrome at USC

Join us to hear a conversation with artist and writer Every Ocean Hughes, F.K.A. Emily Roysdon, who lives and works in Stockholm.

This program is free and open to the public.

Where: USC MFA Art Studios

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time:  6 pm

Address: 3001 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://roski.usc.edu/events/every-ocean-hughes  

un::fade::able Reading Series for Sandra Bland

Please join us for un::fade::able, a reading series honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland, hosted by F. Douglas Brown. This ongoing series is an effort to keep Sandra Bland’s voice and legacy alive through education, music and poetry, all revolving around the topics of: the safety of black lives, the criminal justice system, and police brutality. Since 2016 the series and workshops have been curated by F. Douglas Brown, Rocio Carlos, and BA Williams, with assistance from a team of educators, community organizers, poets and musicians.

This month’s event is part of the LHS inaugural social justice week and featured guests will address the theme: What do voices of social justice sound like?”

Where: Loyola High School

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 1901 Venice Blvd. 3, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Website: http:www.facebook.com/events/388380791956773     

Itzá Book Tour: Featuring author Rios de la Luz & Local Writers

LibroMobile Presents:

A Special Literary Reading of “Itzá” by Rios de la Luz, Featuring Local Writers
Local Writers: Alma Rosa Rivera, Monique Quintana, Marilynn Montano.

In her debut novella, Rios de la Luz examines the lives a small family of water witches living near the US-Mexico boarder. Exploring issues of race and trauma along with beauty and magic, Itzá is a powerful reclamation of body and identity.

Rios de la Luz is a queer xicana and chapina living in El Paso. She is the author of the short story collection, The Pulse Between Dimensions and The Desert, and the novella, Itzá. Her work has been featured in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Luna Luna Magazine, Corporeal Clamor, Entropy, Broadly, The Fem Lit Magazine, World Literature Today, WOHE Lit and St. Sucia. She was a semi-finalist for the Corporeal Writing Writing is a Muscle Grant, and her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Where: LibroMobile

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 220 E. Fourth St., Ste. 107, Santa Anna, California, CA 92701

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/608681826237866/

John Lanchester & The Wall at Vroman’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear author John Lanchester, in conversation with David Ulin, discuss and sign his book, The Wall.

In this book, ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall—an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanaugh has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls trapped amid rising seas outside that are a constant threat. This story blends the most compelling issues of our time into a suspenseful story of love, trust and survival.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/john-lanchester-conversation-david-ulin-discusses-and-signs-wall

Redondo Poets Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

Please join the Redondo Poets to welcome this week’s feature, Gabrielle McCullough and participate in their weekly Open Mic. Redondo Poets is recommended by Mike “The Poet” Sonksen, and has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles Poetry scene for 20 years.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 19th

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 different location, but still in the Valley.

Where: Maui Sugar Saloon

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 8 pm – 12 pm

Address: 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

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

Da Poetry Lounge-Slam!

About: A poetry slam is a competition at which poets perform their own original work, and are then judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. In a standard slam, there are five judges. Before the competition begins, the host will often bring up a sacrificial poet. A sacrificial poet is not competing in the slam, but is scored by the judges in order for them to calibrate their judging. After each competing poet performs, judges award a score to that poem. Scores generally range between zero and ten. The highest and lowest score are dropped, giving each performance a rating between zero and thirty points. A single round at a slam consists of performances by all eligible poets. Most slams last multiple rounds, and many involve the elimination of lower-scoring poets in successive rounds. A standard elimination rubric might run 8-4-2, with eight poets in the first round, four in the second, and two in the last. Some slams do not eliminate poets at all. Additionally, most slams enforce a time limit of three minutes (and a grace period of ten seconds), after which a poet’s score will be docked according to how long the poem exceeded the time limit.

Where: The Greenway Court Theater

Date: Tuesday the 19th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

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

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

Leigh Bardugo & King of Scars & The Severed Moon at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Leigh Burdugo present and sign King of Scars & The Severed Moon. This next release in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and a beautiful journal, The Severed Moon, will be presented following a journaling hour from 6 pm – 7 pm, and allows fans access to an exclusive giveaway.

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

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 6 pm journaling; 7 pm signing

Address:  126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com.event/leigh-burdugo  

WeHo Reads Andrew Rannels & Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood at WeHo City Council Chambers 

Join us to hear author Andrew Rannels discuss and sign his book, Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood, a coming-of-age story and the author’s memoir.

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

Where:  West Hollywood City Council Chambers, West Hollywood Library

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, Ca 90069


Jonathan Evison & Lawn Boy at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Jonathan Evison present and sign Lawn Boy, the story of Mike Munoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State. His life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen, After being fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew, he’s determined to shake things up. In this funny, touching, angry, and ultimately inspiring novel, the reader joins a young man’s journey to discover himself and find the American dream of happiness.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbooks.com/events/   

Women Writers of Place at La plaza de Cultura y Artes

Join us for “Women Warriors/Mujeres Guerreras: A Celebration and Protest through Writing,” and hear a panel of women speak about their activism and writing, their struggles as artists and their fight for their families and communities:

Yareli Arizmendi is our moderator.

Reyna Grande is the author of the memoirs, The Distance Between Us and A Dream They Called Home.

Jean Guerrero is an investigative journalist and the author of Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir.

Julissa Arce is an immigrant civil rights activist.

Where: La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: www.lapca.org/events  

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

The Richard W. Smith Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, noted author, activist, and educator as she discusses her latest book An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, offering a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples.

NOTE: This is a ticked event.

Where: California State University, Northridge

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1062797447232515/

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.

This week features is the 2019 Community Literature Initiative poetry class, including: Ashley Wilkerson, Monique Nicole Meriweather and Andy Martinez.

NOTE: Admission is $5

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 20th

Time: 7:30 pm –10 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage.org/anansi-writers-workshop/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/429705901108435/

Thelma Reyna & Reading Tea Leaves after Trump at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to welcome author and poet Thelma Reyna, and hear her read and discuss her new book, Reading Tea Leaves after Trump. This collection covers the first year of the current administration and all of its drama and transitions.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 20th  

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://thelastbookstore.com/events  

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 20th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

L.A.’s Changing Landscapes at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Enjoy a night of music and poetry celebrating the Land Dwellers exhibition, with music by East L. A.-based  jazz band Hayokaht, and poetry by: Rocio Carlos and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo (Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge), who are inspired by Rafael Cardenas’ photographs which explore the relationship between people and place,

Where: La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://ww.facebook.com/events/544945495920914/

Mathieu Cailler at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Park

Join the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre for their Talking Books event, to hear Pulitzer Prize nominated author and poet Mathieu Cailler read from his work, including Loss Angeles: Stories and The (Underappreciated) Life of Humphrey Hawley. He has been called a master of the short story format.

Where: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 5 pm

Address:  4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 900028

Website:  http://oxy.edu

Ethiopian Book Club / NEA Big Read

Please join us for a discussion of this year’s NEA Big Read selection ‘The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears’ by Dinaw Mengestu. A limited quantity of the books are available to give away to those interested in participating in discussion. Please ask for Eugene.

Where: Exposition Park Regional Library

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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


Gary Grossman & Ed Fuller & Red Hotel at Vroman’s Bookstore

Please join us to welcome authors Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller, and hear them discuss his new book, Red Hotel. When a bomb rips the façade off the Kensington Hotel in Tokyo, dozens are killed and injured, while one man walks away. As Dan Reilly searches for answers, the clock ticks down on a climatic event that threatens NATO and its member nations, Soon he learns these are not acts of terror, but acts of war.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 21st

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://vromansbook.com/events/

PEN Presents: Quarter Life Poetry

Join PEN for a conversation with creator, writer, and star Samantha Jayne and co-creator and director Arturo Perez Jr. Based on Samantha Jayne’s viral Instagram and Tumblr account @QuarterLifePoetry, Quarter Life Poetry will debut on FX this spring. The event will include a conversation and question-and-answer session with the audience. A cocktail reception with a cash bar and book signing with Book Soup will follow.

NOTE: Free: Members Event

Where: NeueHouse Hollywood

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website: https://pen.org/event/pen-presents-quarter-life-poetry/

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 21st

Time: 7 pm

Address: 6563 Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 9o044


John McMahon & The Good Detective at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author John McMahon present and discuss The Good Detective, the story of Detective P.T. Marsh, a rising star on the Mason Falls, Georgia police force until his wife and son die in an accident. When called to his next case he finds the very man he beat up the night before is the victim. Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny he finds he might have killed the number one suspect of a horrific crime, and is facing a life-altering showdown.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 22nd  

Time: 7 pm

Address:  693 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website:  http://www.vromansbookstore.com/events/

Women of the World Stage Press Reading at Other Books L.A.

In celebration of International Women’s Month, World Stage Press has teamed up with Other Books Store to bring you the Women of World Stage Press Show.

Enjoy poems and fiction readings by our fabulous women authors such as Cynthia Guardado, Shakirah Peterson, Alyssa Matuchniak, Heather Parker, Carol Anne Perini, Nadia Hunter Bey, Vida Montez, Camari Carter Hawkins and more!!!!!

Mark your calendars! See you there!

Where: Other Books

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 2006 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1262290353933553/

Robbie Nester & Narrow Bridge at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear poet Robbie Nester present her new poetry collection, Narrow Bridge. Sonia Greenfield says of this book, that the poems “are either huge in scope…or they’re faded snapshots sharpened by language into clear renderings of a girl’s life.”

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://beyondbaroque.com/calendar

Patricia Rust & Step Away from the Phone at Book Soup

Please join us to welcome Patricia Rust to present and sign her book, Step Away from the Phone. This book was inspired by the need for parental awareness as children are increasingly raised by distracted parents dependent on their phones and “training their kids to follow a similar path.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 1 pm

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

Website:  http://www.booksoup/events/patricia-rust

Storyteller at Pasadena Museum of History – Kids & Family Event

Storyteller Ed Landler uses his many voices and props to tell factual and poetic accounts of historic events, including the discovery of gold, the naming of Death Valley, and the exploits of bandit Joaquin Murrieta.

NOTE: Please RSVP for this event.

Where: Pasadena Museum of History

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 2 pm

Address:  470 W. Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91104

Website: http://pasadenahistory.org

Womxn of Color Zine & Print Pop Up

They’re back for their 2nd Annual Womxn of Color Zine and Print Pop-up!! Celebrate womxn of color, femme, two-spirit, gender-queer and transgender artists. Come network and be inspired by the beauty and power of our community.

Where: Eastside Cafe

Date: Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th

Time: Saturday: 3 pm – 8 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Address: 5469 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295979770436419/?event_time_id=2295979780436418

Traer Scott & Radiant at Book Soup

Please join us to hear author Traer Scott present his book, Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal. This presentation features behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes, and the reasons why factory farming is an evil that we should all be working to end.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/traer-scott-discusses-and-signs-radiant-farm-animals-close-and-personal 

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library

Print & Internet Publishing Workshop led by LUIS PASTOR.

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104


Valerie Wallace & Bruce Willard

Join Beyond Baroque for a reading with Valerie Wallace (House of McQueen, Four Way Books 2018) and Bruce Willard (Violent Blues, Four Way Books 2016). The Chicago Review of Books describes House of McQueen as “a gorgeous translation of reality into something mythical and timeless.” Library Journal says that “many readers will identify with Willard’s quietly troubled thoughts and small-town settings” in Violent Blues. Regular admission. Members FREE.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm

Address: 681 Venice Blvd., Venice CA 90291

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

Laila Lalami Book Party & The Other Americans a Diesel Bookstore

Join us to welcome acclaimed prize-winning author Laila Lalami, in conversation with author and critic David Ulin, for the publication party and celebration of the release of her new book, The Other Americans. Caffe Luxxe will provide free samples and vouchers for their delicious coffee for event guests.

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor’s Account, this is a timely and powerful novel about the death of a Moroccan immigrant—at once a  family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://dieselbookstore.com/events/

Aatif Rashid & Portrait of Sebastian Khan at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Aatif Rhasid present and read from his debut novel, Portrait of Sebastian Khan. For art-loving (and lady-loving) Sebastian Khan, does college really have to end? This book is part satire of college life, and part serious exploration of art’s fundamental unreality. A humorous coming-of-age novel, it is about a Muslim-American Don Draper-type who wins as many hearts as he breaks.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbookstore.com/events/ 

Queer Poetry Night!

Poets Hanna Harris, Erin Sternstein, Bekah Fly, Edwin Bodney, and Claire Glass will be reading their original works! Come celebrate queer poetry with the Influx Collectiv and enjoy some wine and queer art.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/304895933553133/

Tia Chucha’s 18th Anniversary Celebration at Tia Chucha Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Join Tia Chucha’s 18th Anniversary celebration honoring the spring equinox and the feminine, with readings, dance, food, ceremonies, arts activities, and the Hearts and Hands Mercado.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 23rd

Time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Address:  13197 Gladstone Ave., Sylmar, CA

Website: http://tiachucha.org

The Nebraska Girls Open Reading

The third of Beyond Baroque’s open mics, referred to as a monthly open reading. Hosted by poet Wyatt Underwood. Five-minute limit. Sign-ups at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

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

La Palabra Poetry Readings at Avenue 50 Studios

The range of these artists’ contributions to society, lived experience and poetic work assures that this will be an afternoon of inspiration and reflection. Please join us to welcome L.A. native and poet Rocío Carlos, Joshua Evans, Maquebeo and Harry Gipson. There will also be a book signing and books for sale by Rocio Carlos’ just released book (the Other House).

Where: Avenue 50 Studios

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 2 pm – 4 -pm

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

Website:   www.facebook.com/events/

Village Poets Reading at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga

Please join The Village Poets of Sunland & Tujunga for their third presentation in 2019, when they feature Mandy Kahn. After is an open mic with light refreshments.

Where: Bolton Hall Museum

Date: Sunday the 24th

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042

Website: www.villagepoets.blogspot.com



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