Los Angeles Literature Events 6/03/19 – 6/09/19

eagle-rock-2.jpgA is for ACTION: A Social Justice Book Club for Kids at Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Literature can transform the way we look at the world, deepening our understanding of even the most complex issues of today.

Check out the book of the month from the library, read it, then come join us for the conversation and crafts! Children ages 5+ and their families are welcome.

Our book for June is: El deafo, by Cece Bell. Library copies are available to borrow at the Information Desk.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 3rd

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

Amanda Stern & Little Panic at the Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Amanda Stern, in conversation with Lisa Edelstein, who will discuss her book, Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life. In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness, comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly funny memoir about living life on the razor’s edge of panic.

NOTE: All of the bookstore’s book clubs and programs are ticketed events, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time:  7:30 pm

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

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

Poets & Allies for Resistance & Open Mic at Sidewalk Café

Poets & Allies for Resistance is a social justice-themed poetry/spoken word event and Open Mic, which happens bi-monthly on the first Monday of the even-numbered months (Feb., Apr., June, etc.) and features artists of color.

This event is curated by Khadija Anderson, and this month the featured poets and writers are:

Lynne Thompson is guest host and author of Start with a Small Guitar and Beg No Pardon.

George Hammons is a poet and photographer, and author of the chapbook Hungry to Bed, Love Poems by George Hammons.

Shonda Buchanan is an educator and the author of BLACK INDIAN: A Memoir.

Where: Sidewalk Café, Altadena

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time: 7:30 pm10 pm

Address: 2057 N. Los Robles, Altadena, CA 91004

Website: http://www.blackculturalevents.com/event/poets-allies-with-lynne-thompson-shonda-buchanan-george-hammons/

Book to Action Children’s Event: Author K-Fai Steele at Studio City Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Join us to hear author K-Fai Steele present her children’s book, A Normal Pig, which teaches multicultural appreciation. The author will then help children make cards and small pillows to give to unaccompanied minors through the International Rescue Committee.

This program is intended for children of all ages and their caregivers.

About Book to Action: This program builds on the traditional book club concept by creating a series of dynamic events tailored specifically to connect with adults and multigenerational groups In addition to an opportunity to read and discuss a book, it enables readers to put their knowledge into action by engaging in a community service project related to the book’s topic. This year the library will be exploring the theme of immigration with author Ingrid Rojas Conteras’ book, Fruit of the Drunken Tree. You may pick up a free copy from the branch beginning June 6, while supplies last.

Where: Studio City Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91604

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/book-action-childrens-event-author-k-fai-steele

Jason Turbow Publication Party & They Bled Blue at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to meet and hear author Jason Turbow discuss and sign They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers. In the David Halberstam tradition of capturing a season through its unforgettable figures, this is a sprawling, mad tale of excess and exuberance, the likes of which could only have occurred in that place at that time.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 4th            

Time: 6:30 pm

Address:  225 26th St., #33, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-june-4th-630-pm-publication-party-jason-turbow-discusses-and-signs-they-bled-blue   

Wendy Smith Baruc & Accepting Your Blended Family at Book Soup 

Join us to hear author Wendy Smith Baruc, in conversation with Michael Stradford, discuss and sign, Accepting Your Blended Family: A Handbook for Life After

This book by a relationship counselor has helped hundreds of couples and families negotiate the difficult issues and bumps in the road that come with divorce, remarriage, and new blended families, and offers the same transformational tools and proven strategies she uses in her practice.  You’ll learn from healthy blended families who share the secrets they’ve discovered on how to make it work.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/wendy-smith-baruc-conversation-michael-stradford-discusses-and-signs-accepting-your-blended

Nikesh Shukla & The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Nikesh Shukla, in conversation with Jade Chang and Dani Fernandez, discuss and sign, The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America, an anthology of “…righteous rage [that] is perfectly matched by its literary rewards,” according to The Washington Post.

This book hands the microphone to an incredible range of writers whose humanity and right to be here is under attack, including: Chigozie Obioma, Jenny Zhang, Fatimah Asghar, and Alexander Chee, among others.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/nikesh-shukla

Bradley Trevor Greive & The Blue Day Book at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Bradley Trevor Greive discuss and sign the relaunch of his book, The Blue Day Book Illustrated Edition: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up.

Not only are the words designed to lift the spirits of anyone who’s got the blues, the whimsical illustrations create a beautiful, visual story for readers to follow along. No one who has lips will be able to read it without smiling; it’s guaranteed.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/bradley-trevor-greive-presents-and-sings-blue-day-book-illustrated-edition-lesson-cheering

Conversations: Virginia Heffernan & Howard Rodman at the Hammer Museum

Join us to hear the Hammer Conversations discussion between leading cultural critic and author Virginia Heffernan and author Howard Rodman, whose new novel The Great Eastern pits two great antiheroes of 19th century literature, Captain Nemo and Captain Ahab, against each other in “a historical phantasmagoria and ripping adventure” (Jonathan Lethem). Rodman is a screenwriting professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting labs.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/06/virginia-heffernan-howard-rodman/

Stephen M. Silverman & The Amusement Park: L.A.’s Pioneers of Fun at the Last Bookstore

Please join us to hear Stephen M. Silverman present and discuss his book, The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them. He leads readers on a journey back to the pre-Knott and pre-Disney beginnings of the Southern California amusement industry and tells us of the quirky and distinctive businesses that started it all.

NOTE: All of the bookstore’s book clubs and programs are ticketed events, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time:  7:30 pm

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

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

Jen Pastiloff & Being Human at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear Jen Pastiloff, in discussion with Lidia Yuknavitch, discuss her memoir, Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard, which is the story of how she transformed her life of depression, anxiety and hopelessness through yoga and caring for others. Her yoga workshops have evolved into lifelong networks of love and support, and shared healing.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 4th            

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jen-pastiloff-discusses-her-memoir-being-human-lidia-yuknavitch

Tuesday Night Café & Tuesday Night Project Open Mic at Aratani Courtyard

Please join us for the Pre-Sumer Chill Show in the longest running mic series in the country, an event that highlights new work in visual and performing arts from the Los Angeles and Asian American artistic community in Little Tokyo.

Hosted by Sean Miura (L.A.-based Yonsei writer and artist) with Beats by DJ Waxstyles, we welcome our features tonight:

Ami Dang is a South Asian-American vocalist, sitarist, composer and producer, whose work references her hybrid identity as well as the chaos and spirituality of the landscapes of both Baltimore and urban India. Ami is one half of Raw Silk, who released their self-titled debut album in 2018.

Charlotte Nguyen is a mindfulness educator and teaches mindfulness programs for change-makers in the Los Angeles area.

Joyce Kwon is an artist and musician, and has a New American Folk Album, Dream of Home.

Angeline Dy is an artist, poet, and inspired spoken word artist and SLAM performer.

The Young Sun N/A

and The Open Mic (sign-ups and lottery at 7pm)

Where: Aratani Courtyard/Union Center for the Arts

Date: Tuesday the 4th            

Time: 7:30 pm

Address:  120 Judge John Aliso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org/tnc-schedule/2019/6/4/tuesday-night-cafe-june-4-2019 or https://www.facebook.com/events/430737644423664/   

Redondo Poets & Open Mic at Coffee Cartel

Please join the Redondo Poets to welcome this week’s feature, Emily Eaton, and participate in the 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 4th

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 4th

Time: 8 pm – 12 pm

Address: 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

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

Da Poetry Open Mic at Greenway Court Theatre

About: All you have to do is put your name on the sign-up list. The first half sign-ups occur before the doors open, and sign-ups for the second half do not guarantee entry, so stay in line! Keep in line that each half has its own sign-up list so check details at website or at event.  Sorry, you can only perform at one half per night, and 12-15 people are typically called up for each half’s open mic, depending on whether there is a feature that night. There is a time limit of three minutes at the mic to do your poem, as we try to accommodate as many people as possible. So please, arrive early!

Where: The Greenway Court Theater

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

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

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

Larissa Theule & Born to Ride at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us to hear children’s author Larissa Theule discuss and sign her book, Born to Ride: A Story about Bicycle Face.

Louise Belinda Bellflower lives in Rochester, New York in 1896. She spends her days playing with her brother Joe. But Joe gets to ride a bicycle, and Louise Belinda doesn’t. In fact, Joe issues a solemn warning: If girls ride bikes, their faces will scrunch up and get stuck that way forever! Louise Belinda is appalled at his nonsense, and strikes out to discover the truth about this “bicycle face.” Set against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement, this book is the story of one girl’s quest to prove she can do everything the boys can do.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/larissa-theule-presents-and-signs-born-ride-story-about-bicycle-face

Your Author Children’s Series & Eren Uten at Chinatown Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us for a discussion and reading with author, animator, and illustrator Eren Uten. She will be reading and presenting I Am Kind and I Am Helpful, which are part of her Positive Power series of books for children.

Where: Chinatown Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 3 pm4 pm

Address: 639 N. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/your-author-sereis-starring-eren-uten

826LA’s Tell Me a Story Fundraiser at the Vibiana

826LA invites you to celebrate the power of one-on-one attention through the power of the written word at “Tell Me a Story: Raise a Voice.” Join us for a special evening to raise crucial funds to support 826LA’s free writing and tutoring programs, which honor the powerful voices of more than 9000 students from under-resourced LA communities each year, our wonderful volunteers, and the power of one-on-one attention.

NOTE: This event requires RSVPs, so check website for costs and further details.

Where: The Vibiana

Date: Wednesday the 5th       

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Address:  214 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://826la.org/event/826las-tell-me-a-story-on-june-5-2019-at-the-vibiana-in-dtla

Matt McCarthy & Superbugs at Book Soup 

Join us to hear and meet author Matt McCarthy, in conversation with Charles Finch, read and discuss his book, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic. This book is the story of the author’s work on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal. As we meet the patients whose lives are hanging in the balance, readers are kept on the edge of their seats.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/matt-mccarthy-conversation-charles-finch-discusses-and-signs-superbugs-race-stop-epidemic

Allie Larkin & Swimming for Sunlight at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us to meet and hear Allie Larkin, in conversation with Julie Buxbaum, discuss and sign her sweet novel about hope and renewal, and friendships that span generations. After aspiring costume designer Katie gave up everything in her divorce to gain custody of her recue dog, Barkimedes, she then went of Florida to live with her grandmother, Nan. She quickly learns there’s a lot she doesn’t know about Nan, and also realizes Bark’s fears are connected to her own.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th       

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/allie-larkin

YA Authors Margaret Rogerson & Jessica Cluess at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – YA Event

Please join us to meet two YA fantasy authors in conversation about magic, power, and strong female characters, and stay for a Q&A and book singing.

Margaret Rogerson will discuss and sign her books, An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns. Although Elizabeth knows all sorcerers are evil, she hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom form their power. When an act of sabotage, and her desperate intervention, implicates her in the crime, she begins to question everything she’s been taught.

Jessica Cluess is the author of A Sorrow Fierce and Falling, the stunning conclusion to the Kingdom on Fire series. Henrietta must choose between the love form her past, the love from her present, and a love that could define her future. The fate of the kingdom rests on her decision: Will she rise up to become the woman who saves the realm?

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th       

Time: 7 pm

Address:  2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/ya-authors-margaret-rogerson-conversation-jessica-cluess

Maria Hummel & Still Lives at Skylight Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Maria Hummel, in conversation with Rebecca Morse, present and discuss her novel, Still Lives.

Kim Lord is an avant-garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. When she never shows up to her own gala, fear mounts and suspicion falls on gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, though many eccentrics and rogues in the art world could have motives. Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence, this is a page turner of a book.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 5th       

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/maria-hummel-reads-her-novel-still-lives-rebecca-morse

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.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm –10 pm; Reading at 8:30– 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage.org   OR  https://www.facebook.com/events/

Sonia Greenfield at the Ugly Mug Café

Join us to hear Sonia Greenfield is author of the chapbook American Parable, which won the 2017 Autumn House Press/Coal Hill Review prize. Her first full-length collection, Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market, won the 2014 Codhill Poetry Prize. Her collection of prose poems, Letdown, is forthcoming in 2020 with White Pine Press as part of the Marie Alexander Series. She is editor of Rise Up Review and directs the Southern California Poetry Festival.

NOTE: $3 cover fee, cash only.

Where: The Ugly Mug Café

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 4321 Degnan Blvd., Orange, CA 90008

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/854657658220987/

Creatin’ After Hours: Pause Edition at the World Stage 

WE ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.

This event is about holding a safe place for artists to come and be inspired, and create. From writing prompts, music and lighting, to paper and pens, you can work on your next project here.

This event is created and facilitated by Jessica Gallion.

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

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 5th

Time: 11 pm – 1 am

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage.org    or https://www.facebook.com/events/679475185836822/

2019 MUSE Literary Launch at Mind & Mill, Riverside CA

To celebrate this year’s 2019 Book Launch of MUSE Literary Magazine by Riverside Community College, join us at Mind & Mill!

Where: Mind & Mill

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 3615 Main St., Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

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

Open Mic Night & Shannon Phillips at Anaheim Central Library

Poets, singers, storytellers, musicians, writers, and spectators of all ages are welcome to perform and listen. Sign-ups begin at 5:45 pm, and a sign-up sheet will be provided at the event for performers to register to participate. You will be allotted 3-6 minutes to perform, based on number of sign-ups collected. All ages are welcome.

The event also will include a featured reading by published poet Shannon Phillips.

Where: Anaheim Central Library

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 500 West Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/410635746440982/

Dolce Stein Presents Brian Dunlap & Mary Torregrossa & Open Mic at The Neutra Institute Museum of Silver Lake

Please join the Dolce Stein Artists & Poetry Series, curated by artist and poet Cindy Rinne.

The first half of the event features artists Barbara Nathanson, Renee Amitai, and Rosalyn Myles, from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.

The second half of the event and the open mic features poets and writers Mary Torregrossa and Brian Dunlap, who will present their work, from 7:30pm – 9 pm. Mary Torregrossa is the author of the collection My Zocalo Heart, and Brian Dunlap is the author of the chapbook, Concrete Paradise.

Where: Neutra Institute Museum of Silver Lake

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm (Art presented 6 pm – 7:30 pm; Poetry presented 7:30 pm – 9 pm.)

Address: 2379 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/811412745897719/  

Vroman’s Ed – Storytelling Techniques with Laurie Viera Rigler at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us for a six-week writing workshop course led by Laurie Viera Rigler on Storytelling Techniques.

Writing a compelling story is about revealing the world of your protagonist in a way that keeps the reader engaged and eager to know what happens next. In this class we will explore how to “show, don’t tell” and breathe life into a page. There will be writing exercises as well as the opportunity to have the instructor read and comment on your work.

In this six-week course, you will be enrolling in all six weeks. Laurie Viera Rigler is a best-selling novelist and nonfiction author whose work has been translated into six languages. See website for details on class and the author’s bio.

NOTE: See website for costs and details for this writing workshop.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore, Meeting Room in the Atrium

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 709 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 120, Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromans-ed-storytelling-techniques-laurie-viera-rigler

Activating Artists: From Trauma to Transformation with Luis Rodriguez at Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural

Join us for a community dialogue and creative action utilizing the arts and ancestral knowledge to support movement against mass incarceration. This event is free with registration, so check website for details and enrollment.

Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running, and Tia Chucha’s co-founder, will discuss his work in the community and lead a dialogue with community members. We will learn about local efforts of Maria Juarez and the SFV 2nd Chance Foundation, and attendees will be asked to participate in a writing activity for the foundation’s pen pal program.

This event is presented by Center for Cultural Innovation in partnership with Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, by Luis J. Rodriguez and Maria Juarez.

NOTE: See website for costs and details for this writing workshop. This event is sold out, but since it is free we anticipate some no-shows and you are welcome to attend stand-by on the night of the event.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2283738111894101/

Howard Rodman & The Great Eastern at Book Soup 

Join us to hear and meet author Howard Rodman read and discuss his book, The Great Eastern, in conversation with bestselling author Janet Fitch. This book is a sprawling adventure pitting two of literature’s most iconic anti-heroes against each other: Captain Nemo and Captain Ahab. Caught between them is real-life British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the world’s greatest ship, The Great Eastern. But when he’s kidnapped by Nemo to help design a submarine with which to fight the laying of the Transatlantic cable—linking the two colonialist forces Nemo hates, England and the U.S.—Brunel finds himself going up against his own ship, and the strange man hired to protect it, Captain Ahab, in a battle for the soul of the 19th Century.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/howard-rodman-conversation-janet-fitch-discusses-and-signs-great-eastern

Peter Houlahan & NORCO 80 at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to meet and hear author Peter Houlahan, in conversation with Deputy Sheriff Rolf Parkes, discuss and sign his book, NORCO 80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History.

NORCO 80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men –led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian—attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in U.S. history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement. Part action thriller and part courtroom drama, it’s set in 1970s Southern California, when a group of landscapers turned murderous gang with military-grade weapons, turned a desperate getaway into a series of war zones with three dead and almost twenty wounded. The resulting trial raised many issues that still confront society, from epidemic PTSD within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/peter-houlahan-conversation-deputy-sheriff-rolf-parkes-discusses-and-signs-norco-80-true-story

Sujata Massey & The Satapur Moonstone at Chevalier’s Bookstore  

Join us to hear author Sujata Massey present her book, The Satapur Moonstone.

This book is set in India in 1922. Two royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, they live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house but arrives to find the palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/sujata-massey

Poets Jazz House Open Mic at Irie Vibes Art Space

About: 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. They’re just a cozy little house where everyone feels at home.
Where: Irie Vibes Art Space

When: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7pm – 10pm
Address: 6563 Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044
Website: Poets Jazz House

Kathryn Scanlan & Aug 9 — Fog at Skylight Bookstore

Join us as we welcome debut author Kathryn Scanlan, who will present and sign her debut book, Aug 9–Fog.

This book is a stark, elegiac account of unexpected pleasures and the progress of seasons. Fifteen years ago, when the author found a stranger’s five-year diary in an state auction in a small town in Illinois, she learned the owner was 86 years old when she began recording details of her life in it. It was a small, worn, partly illegible book, but magnetic to Scanlan, who began cutting, editing and rearranging it into the composition that became Aug 9 – Fog, after fifteen years of reviewing it. She chose the title from a note tucked in the diary, and the author’s collaging is an utterly compelling, deeply moving meditation on life and death.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/kathryn-scanlan-reads-her-debut-work-fiction-aug-9-fog

Saidiya Hartman & Arthur Jafa in Conversation at the Hammer Museum

Saidiya Hartman’s new book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval, delves into the lives of young black women in the early 20th century, exploring the forms of kinship and intimacy that created a revolution of black intimate life.

Arthur Jafa is a filmmaker, artist, and award-winning cinematographer, and creator of video essays such as The White Album and Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death..

Where: The Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/06/saidiya-hartman-arthur-jafa/

The 500 Presentation of Project 1521 at Beyond Baroque

Join us to hear The 500!, an evening presentation of Project 1521, a collaborative program bringing together ten illustrious California literary artists, curators, visual artists, educators, and museum experts, tasked with exploring the history, import, and resonance of the 500th year anniversary of the Conquest of Mexico by Cortes (1519-1521). The 500! present’s the group’s current writings and visual art as they begin to assemble a literary anthology and visual archive that will begin to tour over the next seasons of the quin-centenary..

NOTE: See website link for advance tickets and further details.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

A Mic & Dim Lights at Pomona Arts District 

Join us to hear A Mic & Dim Lights Open Mic event, held the first Thursday of each month. Hip hop lives here, but the lineup also includes political poets, spoken word artists, and page poets. Besskeep is open to all, and he is known for mentoring hundreds of teen poets from high schools across the San Gabriel Valley.

NOTE: See website link for further details.

Where: Pomona Arts District

Date: Thursday the 6th

Time: 9:15 pm

Address:  300 2nd St., Pomona, CA 90266

Website: http://amicanddimlights.com

Poetry Bleeding 2019, #5 Reading & Open Mic at Vienta y Agua Coffee House  

Join us for the fifth night of the 2019 edition of this reading series, which happens every first Friday of the month, and is hosted by Alan Passman.

Our featured readers are Alyssa Matuchniak (Small Wars, Little Revolutions) and Darren McKenzie Taylor! As always, the first ten minutes will be an Open Mic, and then there will be presentations by our featured readers and a Q&A with your host, Alan Passman.

Where: Viento y Agua Coffee House

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8:15 pm

Address: 4007 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1379098145561344/

Judith Branzburg & The Liberation of Ivy Bottini at Book Soup 

Join us to hear and meet author Judith Branzburg read and discuss her book, The Liberation of Ivy Bottini: A Memoir of Love & Activism. This book is the story of the woman who was at the forefront of the National Organization for Women (NOW) movement and the second wave of feminism. After founding the New York chapter of NOW, she moved to Los Angeles and became an LGBT activist. This is Ivy’s story, in her own words, of personal transformation, courage, love, activism, sacrifice, and an insider’s view and a model for activism in two of the most important liberation movements of the past half-century.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/judith-branzburg-discusses-and-signs-liberation-ivy-bottini-memoir-love-and-activism

Kimberly Robeson & The Greek Persuasion at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Kimberly Robeson, introduced by Superintendent/President of Pasadena City College Erika Endrijonas, present and discuss her book The Greek Persuasion, which explores human sexuality, the complexity of mother-daughter relationships, and the choices women of different generations make when choosing—or settling—for “Mr. (or Ms.) Good Enough.”

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 7 pm  

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore,com/event/kimberly-robeson-discuses-and-signs-greek-persuasion    

House Open Mic at Book Show LA (Formerly EAT ART)

Join us for the HOUSE Open Mic, a safe space for people who need a safe space, dedicated to amplifying under-heard voices. We invite writers and performers to share their work in an intimate gathering every first Friday of the month. Sign-ups start at 8 pm, preceding the readings.

Where: BookShowLA

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://bookshowla.com/events/2019-06/    

Margaret McMullin Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear author and writer Margaret McMullin present and discuss her work.

Margaret McMullin is the author of eight ward-winning books, including the novel In My Mother’s House and the anthology Every Father’s Daughter. She received a NEA Fellowship and a Fulbright in Hungary to research her new book, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Macondista Readings & Launches of Zarzamora & Cruising at Avenue 50 Studios

Please join us to celebrate the 2019 releases of Vincent Cooper’s book Zarzamora: Poetry of Survival (Jade Publishing) and Alex Espinoza’s book Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Past Time (The Unnamed Press) with an all-star lineup of Macondo Writers Workshop writers from Los Angeles and San Antonio:

Vincent Cooper is the author of the forthcoming book Zarzamora: Poetry of Survival.

Alex Espinoza is the author of the forthcoming book Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Past Time.

Liz Gonzalez is the author of the collection Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds.

Claudia Rodriguez is the author of her debut collection of poetry, Everybody’s Bread.

Victoria Valenzuela is the author of Con permiso para amar and El hambre de las bestias.

Event is co-hosted by Francisco Aviles Pino & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo.

Where: Avenue 50 Studios

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/314644886127962/

First Fridays Reading Series & Open Mic with Abel Salas, Mike Sonksen, Khadija Anderson & Bridgette Bianca at Rapp Saloon

Please join us to hear poet, writer, educator and guest host, Bridgette Bianca, present her work and that of three additional writers:

Abel Salas is a journalist and poet whose work has been widely published in magazines, journals and anthologies. He is editor and publisher of Brooklyn & Boyle, a community, arts, and cultural monthly, and is co-author of the recently released Yo Tambien: Stories of Healing & Hope, an Amazon bestseller.

Mike Sonksen is equally a scholar and performer, also known as Mike the Poet, and is acclaimed for poetry performances, published articles, and mentoring teen writers. He has published over 500 essays and poems, and has taught at Cal State LA, Southwest College, and Woodbury University, among others. His most recent books are Letters to My City (2019) and Poetics of Location (2017).

Khadija Anderson is a poet published expensively in print and online, and she reads frequently around Los Angeles. In 2009 she was a Pushcart nominee, and her first book, History of Butch, was released in 2012 by Writ Large press. Her chapbook, Cul-de-sac: an american childhood, will be released in 2019 by Dancing Girl Press.

Where: Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 7th

Time: 8:30 pm – 10 pm (Open Mic sign-ups, 8 pm – 8:30 pm)

Address:  1436 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2063493570621246/

Write Back to You Book Release & Journaling Workshop at Cielo Galleries/ Studios

The Write Back to You journal by Camari is a guided journal for writing yourself back into your life. The journal was crafted with intention in mind, with the creative in mind, with the hard-working individual who is you in mind—excited about your days and looking forward to writing/creating/living. Life got in the way but this journal aims to get you back in touch with yourself and asking the right questions.

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

Where: Cielo Galleries/Studios

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Address: 3201 Maple Ave., Los Angeles. CA 90011

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/413423569210523/

Women Who Submit Workshop at Exposition Park Regional Library, LAPL

The next public session by Women Who Submit will be a workshop on finding an agent, with novelist and author of the novel Grace, Natashia Deon. After the workshop the attendees will break into two groups for new member orientations and returning members’ news and goal setting.

NOTE: See website for schedule for the day and further details.

Where: Exposition Park Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/682195245533767/

Vanessa Bayer & How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Please join us to meet children n’s author Vanessa Bayer to celebrate her new book, How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear? Pick out your favorite teddy bear and join us for a fun party themed storytime event with actress and comedian Vanessa Bayer, and hear her present her picture book for children ages 2-6. There will also be a craft activity to make some get well cards for children in area hospitals.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Website: http://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/

Memoir Writing Workshop with Margaret McMullin at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for an intensive Memoir Writing Workshop with Margaret McMullin.

Margaret McMullin is the author of eight ward-winning books, including the novel In My Mother’s House and the anthology Every Father’s Daughter. She received a NEA Fellowship and a Fulbright in Hungary to research her new book, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return.

NOTE: See website for costs and further details.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 11 am – 3 pm

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

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

K.G. Campbell & A Small Zombie Problen at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Please join us to meet children’s author and illustrator K.G.Campbell to celebrate his new fiction debut, A Small Zombie Problem. This strange and wonderful story about a lonely boy who is followed home by a zombie, and lives with his aunt Hydrangea, is a series launch for children ages 8-12.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 2:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/

Deep Poetry Critique Workshop at Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Please join us for Saturday Afternoon Poetry for 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 8th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address:  999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Website: http://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/

Mary Lea Carroll & Saint Everywhere at Gatsby’s Bookstore, Long Beach

While visiting Siena, Italy, author Mary Lea Carroll became fascinated with the remarkable story of St. Catherine of Siena and made a resolution: Whenever she was lucky enough to travel, she would visit any shrine to a female saint that was located nearby. What started as a hobby grew into a journey she never expected, and in this book she takes readers with her to learn something from a few great women of history.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore, Long Beach

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/event#/saint-everywhere-with-author-mary-lea-carroll-sat-june-8th-3pm

Florence Weinberger & Ellen Reich at Beyond Baroque

Please join us to hear two poets read and discuss their work:.

Florence Weinberger is the author of five published books of poetry, the most recent Ghost Tattoo (Tebot Bach). Four times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she has been published innumerous literary journals

Ellen Reich is the current Poet Laureate of Malibu. She teaches creative writing and autobiography for the Emeritus division at Santa Monica College Her four books of poetry are: Reverse Kiss, The Gynetic Papers, Sleeping Guardian, and Sacrifices Have to Be Human.

NOTE: See website for costs and further details.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Kris Waldherr & The Lost History of Dreams at Book Soup 

Join us to hear and meet author Kris Waldherr, who will read and discuss her novel, The Lost History of Dream: A Novel. The author effortlessly spins a sweeping and atmospheric gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between the past and present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/kris-waldherr-discusses-and-signs-lost-history-dreams   

LBLAC Reading Series & Open Mic at Caffebene Long Beach

Please join us for the last event of our day of fundraising activities.

We will present a fabulous lineup of experienced and emerging writers, so come out and support great talent and the Long Beach Literary Arts Center. Our featured artists include:

Derek Brown is the author of the collection, Articulate Scars.

Reuben “Tihi” Hayslett is a writer, storyteller and activist, who writes queer Brown magical realism and is the author of Dark Corners.

Dauta Janiszewski is a writer for the online publication Barkley.

Gennyvera Pacheco N/A

Where: Caffebene Long Beach

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address:  5751 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90803

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1071532459704026/  

William E. Jones, M Kichell & Jarett Kobeck at Poetic Research Bureau 

Join us to hear and meet three poets and writers who will read and discuss their work.

William E. Jones is an artist, filmmaker and writer, who has published several books, most recently Flesh and the Cosmos (2014), and True Homosexual Experiences (2016). His first novel, I’m Open to Anything, is forthcoming in 2019.

M Kichell is the author of Hour of the Wolf (2013) and Slow Slidings (2012), among others.

Jarett Kobeck is the author of the novel, I Hate the Internet (2016). 

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.poeticresearch.com   

7th Annual La Di Dada Event at Beyond Baroque

If you think artificial intelligence will mark the end of humanity then think again. Look at the world around you. Where is the intelligence? Where?

MAINTENANT 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art concentrate on exposing the ignorance with this issue’s theme, “Artificial Ignorance.”

Event participants include: Linda J. Albertano, Bob Branaman, Mona Jean Cedar & Jeff Boynton, Exene Cervenka, Kip Duff, Alejandro Escude, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescue, S.A. Griffin, Mark Hoefer, VinZula Kara, Bibiana Pedilla Maltos, Richard Modiano, Mike Mollet & Neal Skooter Taylor, Harry E. Northrup, Silvia Wagensberg and Voxx Voltaire.

Event is hosted by Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges.

NOTE: See website for advance tickets and further details.                      

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 8th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Storytime with Isabel Quintero at Cellar Bookstore, Riverside – Kids Event

Please join local author and host, Isabel Quintero, for a special storytime to celebrate the release of her new picture book, My Papi Has a Motorcycle! This is a perfect pick just in time for Father’s Day. Please RSVP for this event. Book bundles are also available.

NOTE: See website for further details.

Where: Cellar Books, Riverside CA

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 11am

Address:  5225 Canyon Crest Dr., #30A, Riverside, CA 92507

Website: http://www.cellardoorbookstore.com/event/storytime-isabel-quintero

Soap Box Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

Please join your host, Jessica Wilson Cardenas, for this monthly Open Reading. 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.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 2 pm

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

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

Conchas y Café Zine, Vol. 4, Issue 4: “Victoria” Release Party at East Los Angeles Library

Please join DSTL Arts for the celebration of our latest issue of our Conchas y Café Zine. Ending our program year, and wrapping up four years of creative writing classes offered in the communities of East LA and South LA, “Victoria” explores the theme of emotions through various forms of poetry. Our reading will also provide refreshments, and the zine will be available for purchase for $8, with all proceeds going to the continuation of our community-based writing classes.

Where: East Los Angeles Library – Chicano Resource Center

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 2 pm

Address:  4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90022

Website: http:///www.facebook.com/events/2305956562975229/   

Multiple Author Appearances Event at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to welcome three different authors with three different books of varying themes for an afternoon about: travel in Tuscany; Route 66 in California; and staying fit and healthy during pregnancy.

Janet Davidson is the author of Meet Us in Tuscany: A Memoir of Life at the Villa. Fulfilling a life-long dream, in the summer of 2018 the local author created an unforgettable experience in Tuscany Italy, and gives us a “blueprint” of how we too might do something similar. The author is an attorney, now focused on family, travel, non-profits and writing.

Joanna Kalafatis is the author of Abandoned Southern California, which takes readers through old settlements and institutions for a glimpse into the waves of migration that shaped our area.

Dawn Weyland is the co-author, with Sonia Marie, of Natal Health: A Complete Guide to Pregnancy Wellness: Exercise Videos, p, and Nutrition for All Three Trimesters.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address:  110 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Website: http:///www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/6/9/a-multiple-author-appearance-with-janet-davidson-joe-sonderman-amp-dawn-weyand

Maggie Nelson & Sarah Lucas in Conversation at the Hammer Museum

The artist Sarah Lucas is joined in conversation by critic, author, poet, and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Maggie Nelson. Both women have challenged cultural conventions through smart, provocative work in their respective fields. Lucas has subverted gender, class and social norms through a wide-ranging practice rooted in sculpture. In literary works such as genre-defying The Argonauts, “Nelson slays entrenched notions of gender, marriage, and sexuality with lyricism, intellectual brass, and soul-ringing honesty.” (Vanity Fair).

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

Where: The Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 2:30 pm

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

Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/06/maggie-nelson-sarah-lucas/

Christopher X. Shade & Saint Everywhere at Gatsby’s Bookstore, Long Beach

Please join us to hear author Christopher X. Shade present and sign his book, The Good Mother of Marseille. This book is comprised of interwoven stories of Americans who have come to wander and sightsee in a European capital of culture. Each person outs a Marseille experience in the context of their own histories, and reflects individual turbulence and fears.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore, Long Beach

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/event#/the-good-mother-of-marseille-with-author-christopher-x-shade-sun-june-9th-3pm

The Open Discussion Project & Between the World and Me at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to discuss Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, as the next book selected for our Open Discussion Project. Please note that the author will NOT be attending the event.

NOTE: Please RSVP at the website and review the purpose and details about this discussion event.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/open-discussion-project-–-between-world-and-me

Our First Well-Read Black Girl Reading at Book Soup 

Join us for our first Well-Read Black Girl meeting to discuss the book Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, by Glory Edim.

NOTE: Please RSVP at website and check details of event.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/our-first-well-read-black-girl-book-club-meeting

Roar Shack “Gathering Sky” Reading at 826LA 

Join us for an incredible summer show, “Gathering Sky,” hosted by David Rocklin & featuring:

Rachel Warecki, Marni Goodfriend, Janet Clare, Patrick O’Neil, Cynthia Prochaska and Debora Kaya.

Where: 826LA Mar Vista

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 12515 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/323794901840743/

Final Rattle Poetry Reading Event at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to welcome three poets to our FINAL Rattle poetry reading:

Benjamin Aleshire is based in New Orleans and travels the world as a poet-for-hire, composing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter. The second edition of his artist-book of visual poems, Currency, was released in 2017. An excerpt of his novel, Poet for Hire, is forthcoming in LitHub. He serves as assistant poetry editor for the Green Mountain Review. His poem “Good Manners” appears in Rattle #64.

Alexis Rhone Fancher is the author of How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen and Other Heart Stab Poems (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies (2015), and the brand new erotic LA-centric collection Enter Here. She is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly, and her poems appear in Rattle #41, #52, and #61..

Pavana Rhone is a Los Angeles-based poet and songwriter, most known for her first book of poetry, Rangoli, as well as a song titled “Remain the Sea” written for the acclaimed album Land of Gold by Anoushka Shankar.  She is about to release her second book of poems, Where Do You Go Alone, and has two poems in Rattle #64.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Address:  110 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Website: http:///www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/6/9/a-multiple-author-appearance-with-janet-davidson-joe-sonderman-amp-dawn-weyand    

Voice in the Well: June Moon at Beyond Baroque

Please join us for our Voice in the Well event, an evening of variety arts programming hosted by Eric Vollmer. This month’s theme is June Moon.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

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

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