Los Angeles Literature Events 9/16/19 – 9/22/19

downloadRachel Cline & The Question Authority at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Rachel Cline, present and sign her new book, The Question Authority, which was featured in a list of upcoming thriller novels dealing with the topic of the #MeToo movement from Publishers Weekly.

Nora Buchbinder—formerly rich, and now broke—would be the last woman in Brooklyn to claim #MeToo, but when a work assignment reunites her with her childhood best friend, Beth, she finds herself in a hall of mirrors. Was their eighth grade teacher Beth’s lover or her rapist?

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/rachel-cline  

Ben Folds & A Dream About Lightening Bugs at Book Soup Off-site at Regent Theatre DTLA

American singer-songwriter Ben Folds, in conversation with Bob Saget, will discuss and sign his memoir, A Dream About Lightening Bugs, an artistic coming-of-age, from recalling his earliest dream, to learning not to skip steps in the creative process, and his hard=earned wisdom about art and life.

The author will perform a couple of songs at this event, which will take place at the Regent Theatre DTLA.

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

Where: Regent Theatre DTLA

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address:  448 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/book-soup-spaceland-presents-evening-ben-folds

Meg Waite Clayton & The Last Train to London at Vroman’s Bookstore – YA Event

Join us to hear and meet author Meg Waite Clayton when she presents her new novel, The Last Train to London.

In 1936, the Nazi are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year-old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright. His best friend is the brilliant Zofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive newspaper. Their innocence is shattered when the Nazis take control, and their hope rests in Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, who smuggles Jewish children to other nations that will take them. Their perilous journey becomes a race against time

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/meg-waite-clayton-discusses-and-signs-last-train-london

Susan Straight & In the Country of Women at the Huntington Museum

Author Susan Straight will discuss and sign her memoir, In the Country of Women.

The award-winning author of eight novels, essays, and professor at UC Riverside, Susan Straight, in conversation with bestselling author Lisa See, will discuss her powerful new memoir, In the Country of Women. A reception and book signing will follow the program.

This book is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women These are stories of the ancestors of both Susan straight and her ex-husband Dwayne Sims, which reflect the hardship and resilience of women, whether escaping violence post-slavery or pushing onward through immigration from elsewhere to California.

NOTE: RSVP for this free, but ticketed event, per information provided at website.

Where: Huntington Museum, Rothenberg Hall

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

Website: http://www.huntington.org or http://www.facebook.com/events/2348168608835648

An Evening with Malcom Gladwell at Frost Auditorium, Culver City

This LiveTalks event, An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell, will feature the bestselling author discussing his new release, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. This book offers a power examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.

This is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, an excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight form the news. He has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

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

Where: Frost Auditorium, Culver City

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 8 pm

Address:  4401 Elenda St., Culver City, CA 90230

Website: https://livetalksla.org/events/malcolm-gladwell/

Literary Luncheon with Professor Mary Beard & How Do We Look at Diesel Bookstore Off-site

Diesel Bookstore’s Author Literary Luncheon Series will host will host author Professor Mary Beard, when she discusses and signs her book, How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization.

This book begins: “The history of art is about how we look.” The author breaks down the multitudinous ways in which we gaze to make sense of how culture has grappled with both the human body and the divine through art, in two parts: The Body in Question and The Eye of Faith.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event so check website for further details and to RSVP.

Where: Amici Brentwood

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm                     

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

Website: https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-september-17th-1200-pm-literary-luncheon-mary-beard-discusses-and-signs-how-do-we-look

Book Group Talk with Nina Revoyr & A Student of History at Diesel Bookstore

Diane Leslie’s Book group will host author Nina Revoyr, when she discusses and signs her novel, A Student of History.

This book explores both the beginnings of Los Angeles and the present-day dynamics of race and class. It offers a window on the usually hidden world of high society and the influence of historic families on current events, through character Rick Nagano, a young man of modest means who is navigating a world where he doesn’t belong.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event so check website for further details and to RSVP.

Where: Diesel Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm                       

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

Website: .https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-september-17th-500-pm-diane-leslies-book-group-nina-revoyr-discuss-student-history

Red Hen Press Reading & Agent Talk at Annenberg Beach House

Join us for a talk with authors Rachel Cline, Raymond Luczak, and Susan Straight, for a reading followed by a talk with literary agent Elise Capron.

Rachel Cline is the author most recently of The Question Authority which was featured in a list of upcoming thriller novels dealing with the topic of the #MeToo movement from Publisher’s Weekly.

Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of 22 books, including Flannelwood (Red Hen Press).

Susan Straight is the author of eight books and many essays, and most recently of a memoir, In the Country of Women.

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 91401

Website:.https://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/activities/calendar.aspx

Colson Whitehead in Conversation & Nickle Boys at Scripps College

Pulitzer Prize-winning and genre-defying literary phenomenon, Colson Whitehead, brings his new novel, The Nickle Boys, to Scripps College. Inspired by the dark and disturbing history of a reform school in Florida’s Panhandle, The Nickel Boys is also a timely and essential meditation on America’s troubled times. Kima Jones, founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, joins him for a conversation.

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

Where: Garrison Theatre, Scripps College

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 241 E. 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://www.https://www.evensi.us/colson-whitehead-in-conversation-garrison-theater/316062391

Atticus & The Truth about Magic at Book Soup

Author Atticus will discuss and sign his book, The Truth about Magic: Poems

In his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on an adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking inward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/atticus-presents-and-signs-truth-about-magic-poems

Colette Sartor & Once Removed: Stories at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear and meet author Colette Sartor, the author of Once Removed: Stories, winner of the 2018 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.

The women in this linked story collection  carry the burdens imposed in the mane of intimacy—the secrets kept, the lies told, the disputes initiated—as well as the joy that can still manage to triumph.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/colette-sartor

Stephen Mitchell & Joseph and The Way of Forgiveness at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear and meet author Stephen Mitchell when he presents his book, Joseph and The Way of Forgiveness.

This book breathes new life into an ancient classic, offering us a novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob’s favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt. He brings fresh insight to this foundational legend of betrayal and all-embracing forgiveness.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/-stephen-mitchell-discusses-and-signs-joseph-and-way-forgiveness

Avan Jogia & Mixed Feelings at The Last Bookstore

Join us to hear and meet actor and author Avan Jogia when he presents his book, Mixed Feelings: Poems & Stories.

The author presents excerpts from this book set to musical and visual accompaniment, and explores what it means to be mixed-race within a world increasingly fixated on racial identity. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: http://thelastbookstorela.com/events

Jennifer Croft & Homesick at Skylight Bookstore

Author Jennifer Croft will present and discuss her memoir Homesick, in conversation with author Marisa Silver.

The author tells the story of two sisters who are homeschooled due to the health issues and seizures one experiences. She complements her coming-of-age story with stunning prose and beautiful color photography to tell about learning to love language in its many forms, healing through words, and the promise and perils of empathy and sisterhood.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website:  http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jennifer-croft-reads-her-debut-memoir-homesick-marisa-silver

Tuesday Night Café Project & Open Mic at the Aratani Courtyard, Little Tokyo 

Join us to hear the Tuesday Night Café & Open Mic, presented every first and third Tuesday, April to October, in Little Tokyo.

More information TBA!

NOTE: This event is also available as a podcast.

Where: Aratani Courtyard/Union Center for the Arts

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://.tuesdaynightproject.org/tnc-schedule/2019/8/6/tuesday-night-cafe-september-17-2019                

Redondo Poets Open Mic with Tomas Benitez at Coffee Cartel

Please join the Redondo Poets to hear poet & writer Tomas Benitez, and to 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 17th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Da Poetry Lounge 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 17th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

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

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

Your Author: Jennifer Torres at Vermont Square Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Come to hear author Jennifer Torres present and read from her picture book, Finding the Music, and her chapter book, Flor and Miranda Steal the Show! Lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book. Refreshments will be served.

Where: Vermont Square Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 4 pm5 pm

Address: 1201 W. 48th St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/376739859674718

Harris & Nick Katleman & You Can’t Fall Off the Floor at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us as authors Harris & Nick Katelman, present their book, You Can’t Fall Off the Floor.

This book recounts the tales acquired from Harris Katelman’s front row seat in the development of the TV industry. It shares what really happened in the early careers of Hollywood stars and the development of iconic programs.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/harris-katelman

Jennifer Croft & Homesick at Skylight Bookstore

Author Jennifer Croft reads from and signs her debut memoir, Homesick, in conversation with author Marisa Silver.

Sisters Amy and Zoe grow up in Oklahoma where they are homeschooled due to Zoe’s debilitating and mysterious seizures condition. While she spends her childhood in hospitals undergoing surgeries, Amy flourishes intellectually, and her first love is her Russian tutor Sasha. But at age 15 her life changes drastically with tragic results. The author’s stunning prose is complemented by color photography, and the story covers the perils of empathy and sisterhood.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jennifer-croft-reads-her-debut-memoir-homesick-marisa-silver

Anansi Writers Workshop 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: Anansi Writers Workshop

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm– 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage

Alexandra Umlas Reading at the Ugly Mug

Alexandra Umlas is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominated poet. You can find her work in Rattle, Connotation Press, Poetry Super Highway, Cultural Weekly, Foothill Journal, and New limestone Review, among others. She has many literary honors, and serves as a reader for Palette Poetry and on the Board of Directors of Tebot  Bach.

NOTE: $3 cover fee, cash only.

Where: The Ugly Mug

Date: Wednesday the 18th

Time: 8 pm10 pm

Address: 261 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1293747700799386/

Gabby Rivera & Juliet Takes a Breath, with Yesika Salgado, at Cellar Door Bookstore, Riverside

Celebrate the release of Gabby Rivera’s release of Juliet Takes a Breath, moderated by the incredible poet, Yesika Salgado, author most recently of Hermosa.

Gabby Rivera is a Bronx-born queer Latinx babe on a mission to create the wildest and most fun stories ever. She was the first Latina to write for Marvel comics, penning the solo series AMERICA, and now lives on both coasts.

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

Where: Cellar Door Bookstore, Riverside

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: .https://www.cellardoorbooks.com/even/reading-signing-gabby-rivera

Amir Alexander & Proof! Book Release at Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Join us to welcome author Amir Alexander, who will discuss and sign his book, Proof!: How the World Became Geometrical.

This book is an eye-opening narrative of how geometric properties fundamentally shaped our world. An award-winning historian, Alexander traces the geometrical vision of the world as it coursed its way from the Renaissance to the present, shaping our societies, our politics, and our ideals. Geometry came to stand for a fixed universal order, and that vision was carved into the landscape of modernity.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.diieselbookstore.com/event/thursday-september-19th-630-pm-amir-alexander-discusses-and-signs-proof

Sarah M. Broom & The Yellow House, with Terry McMillan, at Book Soup

Author Sarah M. Broom will discuss and sign her memoir, The Yellow House, in conversation with author Terry McMillan.

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the promising area of New Orleans East and built her world inside it. The neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant and postwar optimism seemed assured. This book is the story of a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home, even after Hurricane Katrina wiped the yellow house off the map. It’s a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, and the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that also follows.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/sarah-m-broom-discusses-and-signs-yellow-house-conversation-terry-mcmillan

Contemporary Art Writing: Authors at Art + Practice

Points of Access: Contemporary Art Writing features a conversation for and about artists, with:  Harry Gamboa Jr., Lynell George, Carolina Miranda, & Lindsay Preston Zappas.

Harry Gamboa Jr. is a Chicano essayist, director, photographer, and performance artist. His books include Aztlangst: La La Fotonoverla (2011), Pix (2011), Fallen (2010), and Rider (2009).

Lynell George is an L.A. based journalist and essayist, and has worked for The L.A. Times, and L.A. Weekly, and as an arts and cultural columnist for KCET. She won a 2017 GRAMMY for her liner notes “Otis Redding Live at the Whisky A Go G,” and her new book is After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame.

Carolina Miranda is an American arts journalist and columnist for The Los Angeles Times, where she writes the paper’s Cultural High and Low blog.

Lindsay Preston Zappas is an artist, writer, and critic, and runs a contemporary art magazine, Carla, founded in 2015, when she moved to L.A.

NOTE: See website to RSVP and for further details.

Where: Art + Practice

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 4334 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Website: https://artandpractice.org

Meg Waite Clayton & Last Train to London at Pages Bookstore

Author Meg Waite Clayton is the author of six novels and she writes Listening In, a monthly audiobook review column for The San Francisco Chronicle. She will present and sign her new book. Last Train to London, set in 1936, when the Nazis are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year-old Stephen Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright.  His best friend and companion is a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive anti-Nazi paper, and their innocence is shattered when the Nazis take control. But there is hope in the form of the Dutch resistance, which smuggles Jewish children to nations that will take them.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: https://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/m/event/join-author-meg-waite-clayton

Gary Marcus & Rebooting AI at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Gary Marcus presents his book, Rebooting Al: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust.

Despite the hype surrounding AI, creating an intelligence that rivals or exceeds human levels is far more complicated than believed. The real world is wildly complex and open-ended. How can we bridge the gap, and what will the consequences be when we do? This book offers a lucid, clear-eyed assessment of the current science and an inspiring vision.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/gary-marcus-discusses-and-signs-rebooting-artificial-intelligence-we-can-trust

Reflections/Refractions: Ten Works Inspired by “At First Light” at JANM

Join authors and literary artists who will present five-minute performances based on works they selected from “At First Light: The Dawning of the American Asian Pacific America” exhibition.

Artists performing include: Teresa Mei Chuc, Naomi Hirahara, Miya Iwataki, traci kato-kiriyama, Kenji Liu, Koji Steven Sakai, Irene Soriano, Amy Uyematsu, Eric Wat, and Stan Yogi.

NOTE: Please RSVP to this free event and check website for details.

Where: Japanese American National Museum

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: https://janm.org/events

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 19th

Time: 7pm – 10pm

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

Website: Poets Jazz House

Chasing the Illusive Dream with Made in L.A. Writers at The Last Bookstore

Join authors from the latest Made in L.A. fiction anthology: Chasing the Illusive Dream, Vol 2. They discuss stories of obsession, longing, addiction, and ambition, and how L.A. makes for the perfect setting for short fiction.

NOTE: All bookstore events are ticketed, so check website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: https://lastbookstorela.com/events

Carolina De Robertis & Cantoras at Skylight Bookstore

Join author Carolina De Robertis when she presents and signs her new book Cantoras, a novel about five wildly different women who, in 1977, the midst of the Uruguayan dictatorship, find one another as lovers, friends, and ultimately as family. Throughout, the women will be challenged by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/carolina-de-robertis-reads-her-new-book-cantoras

History of Venice at Beyond Baroque

History of Venice is part of a series of special programs held in conjunction with our art gallery exhibit. See website for further details.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Thursday the 19th

Time: 8 pm

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

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

Southern California Writers Conference at Windham, Irvine

The 17th annual Southern California Writers Conference, September 20- September 22, is offered to all writers, regardless of which path to publication you are pursuing, or what level of experience you have.

Guest speaker and crime novelist August Norman will discuss his debut, Come and Get Me: A Caitlin Bergman Novel, and his path from dreamer to published author.

NOTE: Check website for costs, full schedule, and further details.

Where: Windham Irvine

Date: Friday the 20th – Sunday the 22nd

Time: 11 am – varies

Address: 17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92620

Website: http://facebook.com/events/2300931826891725    or    http://writersconference.com

Peter Seth & What It Was Like at Book Soup 

Author Peter Seth will present and discuss What It Was Like, set in the summer of 1968.

This book is a very simple love story which soon turns into a passion with the power to destroy. This is an intimate, raw, and revealing journey through the landscape of all-consuming love and it announces the debut of a remarkable storyteller.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/peter-seth–discusses-and-signs-what-it-was  

Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall & Letters from Hollywood at Vroman’s Bookstore

Authors Rocky Lang & Barbara Hall will present and sign Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking. 

This book reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from the silent era to the golden age and through the 1970s. This is the gift book of the season for fans of Hollywood.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/rocky-lang-and-barbara-hall-discuss-and-sign-letters-hollywood-inside-provate-world-classic

Poesia y Pan Open Mic at Café con Libros Press

Join host Irene Sanchez for the Poetry y Pan Open Mic at Café con Libros Press!

Where: Café con Libros

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 280 2nd. St., Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/463916837726484

Claudia D. Hernandez & Knitting the Fog at Avenue 50 Studio

Author Claudia D. Hernandez will present and sign her book, Knitting the Fog, with special guest Josie Mendez-Negrete.

Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Claudia D. Hernandez’s lyrical debut follows her tumultuous adolescence and fraught homecomings as she crisscrosses the American continent.

This book illustrates migration and movement, and special guest Josie Mendez-Negrete will read from Las hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Friday the 20th             

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/440545630137938

Jess Row & White Flights at Skylight Bookstore

Author Jess Row will present and sign his newest book, White Flights.

At the heart of White Flights is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture, and the author ties this movement of Americans into segregated communities–whether in suburbs or newly gentrified downtowns—to white writers setting their stories in isolated or emotionally insulated landscapes. He uses brilliant and close readings of various celebrated authors to examine the ways writers have sought imaginative space for themselves at the expense of engaging with race.

This book aims to move fiction to a more inclusive space, and Row looks beyond criticism to consider writing as a reparative act, examining his own family heritage, as a way to interrogate his position.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 20th             

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jess-row-reads-his-nre-bookwhite-flights

Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words & DSTL Arts  & Open Mic at BookShowLA

Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words is a Reading Series and Open Mic hosted by Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins

Open Mic – 8 pm – 9 pm

Featured Poets: DSTL Arts with Luis A. Pichardo and Mauricio Moreno – 9 pm

Where: BookShow LA

Date: Friday the 20th             

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/650419642083120

Third Friday Rapp Salon Poetry Reading Series & Open Mic at Rapp Saloon

The Third Fridays at Rapp Salon Poetry Reading Series, hosted by Elena Secota, will feature:

Alexis Rhone Fancher is the author of five published poetry collections, most recently Junkie Wife (Moon tide Press, 2018), and The Dead Kid Poems (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). EROTIC: New & Selected is forthcoming in 2020. She is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.

Conney Williams is a poet, actor, community activist, and performance artist. He has two collections of poetry: Leaves of Spilled Spirit from an Untamed Poet (2002) and Blues Red Soul Falsetto (2012). In 2015 he released two critically acclaimed CDs of his work titled River Moon and Unsettled Water. He is artistic director at The World Stage and coordinator for the Anansi Writers Workshop.

Lisa Segal is a poet and artist and winner of the 2017 Los Angeles Poet Society Poetry Month Contest. Her two books, Metamorphosis: Who Is the Maker? An Artist’s Statement, and Trips (a three-poet collection), will soon be joined by her solo collection, Kicking Towards the Deep End and Method Writing: The Brush-Up.

Where: Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 20th

Time: 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Address: 1236 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1615715521897389

Billy Jean King Main Library Grand Opening at Long Beach Public Library

Join the Long Beach Public Library for the grand opening of the all new Billy Jean King Main Library!

There will be entertainment, breakfast food trucks, face painting, and other fun activities. After the opening ceremony, come in and view the space and check out some books.

Where: Long Beach Public Library

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 9:30 am – 5 pm

Address: 200 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1164861930367958

Silent Book Club Pasadena at Red Car Coffee Shop Courtyard at Huntington Library

The Silent Book Club is a book club for people who don’t love book clubs.

Come and meet some fellow bookish folks for silent reading, socializing, drinks and a bite to eat. It’s a great way to meet new friends and get recommendations for your TBR list. There’s no assigned book, just bring along what you’re currently reading.

Where: Courtyard in front of Red Car Coffee Shop, Huntington

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Address: Courtyard outside the Huntington, Pasadena, CA

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2463930197159643

Angela M. Sanchez & Scruffy and the Egg at Avenue 50 Studio – Kids Event

Join author-illustrator Anglea M. Sanchez as she launches her new book which continues the story of the L.A. Times-featured picture book, Scruffy and the Egg

Scruffy and the Egg: Adventures on the Road is about Scruffy, a stray dog, and his half-hatched Egg, and although they don’t have a home they have each other. But is that enough when the going gets tough? They will need to use their wits and find new friends as they tackle far distances, explore a big city, and even take the Egg to the first day of school.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 10:30 am

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2517400165155924

1st Annual Small Press Book Festival at Wende Museum, Culver City

Join sponsors Beyond Baroque, The Culver Arts Foundation and Vagabond Press for the 1st Annual Small Press Book Festival. There will be workshops, performances, and presentations throughout the day, and many small press publishers will be represented.

NOTE: Check website links for further details and schedule.

Where: Wende Museum, Culver City

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 11 am – 4:30 pm

Address: 10808 Culver Blvd.., Culver City, CA 90230

Website: https://www.vagabondbook.net or https://beyondbaroque.org

Writing Workshop Series Cycle V at Art Share LA

This course is a 12-week, extensive group workshop series taught by our lead instructors and exceptional guest facilitators, and is open to any poets ages 13 and up. The format consists of about 1.5 hours of writing and 1.5 hours of performance instruction. Topics are wide-ranging, and financial aid is available.

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

Where: Art Share LA

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Address: 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/490433675067174

Social Justice Book Club & One Person, No Vote at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Join us for a critical discussion on the book One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, by Carol Anderson.

Copies of this book are now available at Tia Chucha’s. Shop and support your local stores!

Where: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/481325129081781

Pasadena Loves YA Book Festival 2019 at Pasadena Public Library

Please join us for the free Pasadena Loves YA Book Fest 2019 with panels, book signings, and more! YA authors who will be speaking about their work include:

Julie Berry, Lovely War

Demetra Brodsky, Dive Smack

Dana L. Davis, The Voice in My Head

Clare Di Liscia, Neliem

Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning

Maureen Goo, Somewhere Only We Know

Mary McCoy, I, Claudia

Maura Milan, Eclipse the Skies

Derek Milman, Swipe Right for Murder

Lauren Morrill, Better Than the Best Plan

Abdi Nazemian, Like a Love Story

Christine Riccio, Again, but Better

Caitlin Seal, Twice Dead

Andrew Smith, Rabbit & Robot

Amy Spalding, The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

The full schedule will be released soon.

Where: Pasadena Public Library

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

Address: 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/678724399266856

Guest Author: Ivy Pochoda & Wonder Valley at Memorial branch Library, LAPL

Join us to hear author Ivy Pochoda present and discuss her work. Her critically acclaimed novel Wonder Valley, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Time Book Prize, and her earlier novel, Visitation, which was an Amazon Best Book. Her first collaboration is with Kobe Bryant, a middle grade novel titled Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof, which will be released in November.

Where: Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/539121480231173

An Authors Afternoon at the Arlington Public Library, Riverside

Please join us for An Authors Afternoon at the Arlington Branch Library, hosted by Friend sof the Library and the Inlandia Institute, and featuring local authors:

Stephanie Barbe Hammer is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. She is the author of the magical-realist novel, The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior, the prose poem chapbook Sex with Buildings, the poetry collection How Formal?, and a how-to- write magical realism manual, Delicious Strangeness.

Judy Kronfeld is the author of four full-length collections and two chapbooks of poetry, most recently Bird Flying Through the Banquet. Her poems have appeared widely, and she is Lecturer Emerita, Creative Writing Program, UC Riverside, and is an Associate Editor of the online poetry journal, Poemeleon.

Ben Stoltzfus is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, and French at UC Riverside, and is a novelist, poet and translator. His most recent books include Fall-ing and Other Stories, Dumpster, For God’s Sake, and Alliecats, a collaboration with his granddaughter. Allie Kirschner.

Where: Arlington Public Library, Riverside

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 9556 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/388778495388917

Lambda LitFest Los Angeles

Saturday begins the annual week long Lambda LitFest Los Angeles, now in its 3rd year. LitFest, brings together LGBTQ writers at all levels of their careers, providing a week of readings and celebrations, the beginnings of many conversations and connections. As Los Angeles’ first and only LGBTQ literary festival, LitFest brings over 1,500 readers and writers together in a week of free community-curated literary events across the city. The festival culminates in a Lambda-curated Main Day of featuring some of the most crucial andinnovative voices of our community.

This years’ LitFest theme is: All the Feelings. For this year’s Lambda LitFest, Lambda has created a weeklong celebration of feeling–of queer joy, tears, rage, passion, and all the feelings. As people and writers who’ve  been accused of feeling too much, gather and listen to LGBTQ+ voices that report back from places of feeling.

Events begin at 2pm with Dog Dyke Afternoon: Queering the History of Man’s Best Friend. An afternoon of storytelling, canine agility, and feelings-sharing that brings dog dykes together in celebration of our book Dog Dykes. It’s time to queer the history of “man’s best friend!” Where: Book Show Books Address: 5530 N. Figueroa Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Where: Various venues throughout L.A.

Date: Saturday the 21st – Saturday the 28th

Time: Various, but usually events start as early as 6pm on weekdays and Noon on weekends

Address: Various venues throughout L.A.

Website: The following links are to the LitFest schedule and all other info: https://lambdalitfest.org/events/2019-09/ and https://lambdalitfest.org/

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Lamanda Park Library, Pasadena

Please join Saturday Afternoon Poetry for readings at the Lamanda Park library, featuring:

Ricardo Lira Acuna

Boris Ingles

Pat Payne

Where: Lamanda Park Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address:  140 S. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA 91104

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

Publisher James Preston Allen & Cover Story at Page Against the Machine

Legend has it that San Pedro literary icon Charles Bukowski “only read two papers, Random Lengths News and the Daily Racing Forum.” Page Against the Machine is proud to present an exhibit of provocative Random Lengths News front covers spanning the 40-year history of the free bi-weekly paper, which also serves to chronicle the ever-present struggles and challenges of maintaining an unapologetically independent and progressive press.

Join us for the opening reception of Cover Story, featuring a conversation with Random Lengths founder and publisher James Preston Allen. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Where: Page Against the Machine Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Address:  2714 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1139658786422584   

Lambda Lit Fest: When I Was a Young Lesbo at Beyond Baroque 

Beyond Baroque, Lambda Lit Festival and The Los Angeles Press are proud to present “When I Was A Young Lesbo.” Performers include: Linda Ravenswood, Lauren White, Terry Wolverton, Gina Young, Bernadette McComish, Kamala Puligandla, Amanda-Faye Jimenez, and Carla Sameth.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

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

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

Caleb Crain, with Elaine Blair, & Overthrow at Book Soup

Come to hear Caleb Crain, in conversation with Elaine Blair, discuss and sign his book, Overthrow: A Novel.

This book is a story about the aftermath of the search for a new moral idealism, in a world where new controls on us—through technology, surveillance, the law—seem to be changing the nature and shape of the boundaries we imagine around ourselves. This is a beautiful novel about the redemptive possibilities of love and friendship.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 4 pm

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

Website:  https://www.booksoup.com/event/caleb-crain-elaine-blair-discusses=and-signs-overthrow

Paddy Hirsch & Dear Haiti at Vroman’s Bookstore – YA Event

Author Paddy Hisrsch will present and sign Judson’s Kill: A Justice Flanagan Thriller.

This book is set in New York in 1803, rife with tension as the city expands, and whoever knows where the city will build can control it. Violence builds as the city’s black and Irish gangs are pitted against each other, and both Justy Flanangan, now a City Marshall, and Kerry O’Toole, now a school teacher, decide separately to go after the killer.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/paddy-hirsch-discusses-and-signs-hudson’s-kill-justice-flanagan-thriller

Peter Seth Book Launch & When I Got Out at Flintridge Bookstore

Author Peter Seth will present his new book: When I Got Out: A Novel.

Larry Ingber fell deeply in love once…and it cost him forty years of his life. Branded “The Ivy League Killer” by the media that followed the sensational story of obsession and its consequences, Larry has been freed from prison and tossed into a world he barely understands. But Larry has surprises instore for him that will put him in grave danger, reunite him with his past, and teach him what it is like to have someone who cares about you.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st          

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/event/peter-seth-when-i-got-out=1  

Colette Sartor Reading & Once Removed at Skylight Bookstore

Author Colette Sartor will present her debut short story collection Once Removed, with Liz Hamer.

Once Removed, by Colette Sartor, is a winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.

The women in this linked short story collection carry the burdens imposed in the name of intimacy—the secrets kept, the lies told, the disputes initiated –as well as the joy that can still manage to triumph. For all these women, grief lies at the core of love.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 21st          

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/colette-sartor-reads-her-debut-short-story-collection-once-removed-liz-hamer

One Mic Collective Showcase & Open Mic at Skylight Bookstore

Join us for the One Mic Collective Showcase and hear our features read and perform their work:

6:00pm  – DJ Nina Ross & Welcome

6:45pm – Youth Poet

6:55pm – Maggie May

7:05pm – Open Mic

7:35pm – DJ / Vendors spotlight

7:50pm – Steve Valenzuela

8:00pm – BessKepp

8:15pm – Fuzzzy

8:35pm – Astrid

8:55pm – Roboflor

9:45pm – DJ Nina Ross and DJ Meta-Beats until 10:30pm.

OMC will host a special edition end of the summer showcase featuring past performers,  plus a few new guests.

Where: One Mic Collective

Date: Saturday the 21st          

Time: 6 pm – 10:30 pm

Address:  3541 Temple City Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/theonemiccollectiveshowcase/

Jorge Ortega, with Anthony Seidman & Johnny Payne, at Poetic Research Bureau 

Poetic Research Bureau presents a bilingual reading with Mexican poet Jorge Ortega and translators Anthony Seidman and Johnny Payne.

Jorge Ortega is a Mexican poet and essayist whose poems, book reviews and articles have appeared widely. His books include Ajedrez de polvo, Estado del tiempo, Guia de forasteros, and Bedouins. He is a teacher at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at CETYS University in Baja, California.

Anthony Seidman is a poetry translator from Los Angeles. His translations include: Smooth-Talking Dogs: Poems by Roberto Castillo Udiarte, For Love of the Dollar, and A Stab in the Dark by Facundo Bernal. His latest collection of poetry is A Sleepless Man Sits Up in Bed (Eyewear Publishing).

Johnny Payne is the author of the novels The Hard Side of the River, La muerte de Papi, Bedfellows, Silver Dagger, and Kilcairn. His books of poetry are Vassal and Heaven of Ashes. His most recent plays are Los Feliz and Cannibals. He directs the MFA in Creative Writing at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 21st

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/514529062692781

Mac Barnett & Top Secret Smackdown at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Join author Mac Barnett, who will present and sign his children’s book, Top Secret Smackdown.

In this Kid Spy #3 book, ravens have been stolen from the Tower of London! Mc B’s top secret mission is to travel to Iceland and retrieve the ravens…or Britain is ruined! Catch the latest in this totally smart ad sidesplittingly funny series.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 12 pm

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

Website: http://www.vroamnsbookstore.com/event/mac-barnett-presents-and-signs-top-secret-smackdown

DSTL Arts Takes Over La Palabra Reading Series at Avenue 50 Studios

DSTL Arts will take over the La Palabra Reading Series & Open Mic hosted by Angelina Saenz, with special guest feature:  La Poeta Violeta.

Jenise Miller, the DSTL Arts inaugural Resident Poet/Artist, will debut her chapbook, The Blvd.

Where: Avenue 50 Studios

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

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

Nebraska Girl Open Reading at Beyond Baroque 

Beyond Baroque presents the monthly Nebraska Girl Open Reading, hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm

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

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

Fourth Sundays: Timothy Steele & Frances Ruhlen McConnel  at Claremont Library

Fourth Sundays Poetry at the Claremont Library presents two featured readers”

Frances Ruhlen McConnel is retired from reaching in the Creative Writing Program at UC Riverside, and is a member of the steering committee that runs the Fourth Sundays series. Her books include: The Direction of Longing, White Birches, Black Water, and Gathering Light. Her new chapbook, Girl, Discovered was recently released from Kelsey Press. Her haiku sometimes appears in the Claremont Currier.

Timothy Steele is the author of four collections of poems, the most recent being Toward the Winter Solstice. He has published two widely discussed books about literary history, Missing Measures, and All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing, and he has edited the poems of J.V. Cunningham. He formerly taught in the English Department at Cal State LA.

Where: Claremont Library

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://www.facbook.com/events/264451478892026

Shonda Buchanan Reading & Black Indian at the Autry Museum 

Author and educator Shonda Buchanan will present Black Indian: A Memoir, which explores her family’s legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with not just society’s ostracization, but the consequences of this dual inheritance. She will also read and sign her collection of poetry, Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?

NOTE: RSVP at website for this free event, included with museum admission.

Where: The Autry Museum

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm

Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Website: http:/theautry.org/events/lectures-and-workshops-black-indian-memoir l

Well Read Black Girl Meet Up & Dear Haiti, Part 2 at Café con Libros 

Join us for another great discussion in our Well Read Black Girl Meet Up of the book, Dear Haiti, Love Alaine, a story structured in diary form.

Where: Café con Libros Press

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 2 pm

Address: 280 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http:/www.facebook.com/event/389402768434637

Spillway Issue 27 Reading at Beyond Baroque 

Celebrate the release of Spillway Issue 27, featuring some of Southern California’s most accomplished and iconic poets, including: Elena Karina Byrne, James Ragan, David St. John, and many others. Spillway is published by Marsha de la O, Phil Taggert, Lynne Thompson, and Candace Pearson.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm

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

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

Jared Wilson & Tom Danger Book Launch at Gatsby’s Bookstore –Kids Event

Author Jared Wilson will launch and sign his children’s book, Tom Danger.

This children’s book is about and adventurous adventurer and an ice snake in need of protection, and the amazing world that Tom Danger inhabits.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/tom-danger-book-launch-meet-childrens-author-jared-wilson-sun-sept-22-1pm      

CAAM’s Book Club Reads The Warmth of Other Suns at CAAM

Calling all book lovers! CAAM’s monthly Book Club will read and discuss The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson. See the exhibition “Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection,” then join with fellow readers to share ideas and conversation.

Where: California African American Museum (CAAM)

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 600 State Dr., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/1153782351499424 

Nancy Boyarsky & The Ransom: A Nicole Graves Mystery at Book Soup

Author Nancy Boyarsky will discuss and sign her new book, The Ranson: A Nicole Graves Mystery..

As a newly minted PI, Nicole Graves expects to take on legal cases for corporate clients. But when her client’s son is killed trying to protect his wife from a home invasion-turne- kidnapping, the firm is hired to investigate. She soon discovers the wife is not who she claims to be, but her real identity remains a mystery. Later, when someone dear to Nicole is kidnapped in the same manner, she finds it is not so easy to hand over the money and work with the police. Should she risk going alone?

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1802564383222770

Patty Seyburn & Threshold  Delivery & Open Mic at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Poet and author Patty Seyburn will launch and sign her new collection, Threshold Delivery.

This collection takes a lyrical look at how we approach the death of our loved ones – and how we confront the various thresholds in our lives. It looks at interweaving cultural histories and how the social world affects our behavior, while considering what we inherit, what we pass down, as we “draw and discard.”

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/threshold-delivery-book-launch-with-poet-patty-seyburn-open-mic-sun-sept-22-3pm      

My Lit Box Book Club & Searching for Sylvie Lee at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

Join My Lit Box Book Club to discuss Searching for Sylvie Lee, by Jean Kwok.

Imagine the panic you would be in if a loved one were to disappear. But how would you feel if as you searched for them, you realized you didn’t know them well after all? This is the dilemma one sister faces as she searches for the other in Searching for Sylvie Lee.

Where: Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 3 am – 5 pm

Address: 4427 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2406267986099133

PEN Presents Re-Writing the Family at A Love Bizarre, Los Angeles

Re-Writing the Family will be a program of curated readings exploring the ideas of family, and how we break down the notions placed on us as LGBTQIA + POC folx and how we build and place ourselves within the context of family today. How our families of origin inspire us to bridge-build or to reconfigure our place within that framework. This program is presented as part of LAMBDA LitFest 2019.

Where: A Love Bizarre, Los Angeles

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address:  3042 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/654929964993601

Zenobia Neil & The Queen of Warriors at Skylight Bookstore

Author Zenobia Neil will present and sign her new novel The Queen of the Warriors.

Alexandra of Sparta vowed her sword and her heart to the goddess Artemis, and the goddess blessed her. But no warrior lives at peace, and soon Alexandra loses her title, her troops, and all she holds dear. Soon she must face her violent past and discover the truth of her captor’s identity before it’s too late.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 22nd           

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/zenobia-neil-reads-her-new-novel-queen-warriors

Author Book Signings at Dark Delicacies

Join us for a book signing and to meet the authors:

Troy A. Hill is an author, editor, photographer, educator and docent. He is the author of A Cup of Blood, among others.

Vanessa Ravel

Camilla Ochlan

Bonita Gutierrez

Where: Dark Delicacies

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address: 822 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91515

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/2403173423077636

Peter Seth Launch of When I Get Out at Flintridge Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Peter Seth present and sign his novel, When I Get Out.

Larry Ingber fell deeply in love once…and it cost him forty years of his life. Branded “The Ivy League Killer” by the media that followed his sensational story of obsession and its consequences, Larry has been freed from prison and tossed into a world he barely understands.  When he discovers his lawyer stole the money his parents set aside for him, he finds many more surprises that will put him in danger, reunite him with his past, and teach him what it means to have someone who truly cares about you.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/292005355015778

Write con Nosotros at Café con Libros Press, Pomona

Start writing that book you’ve been putting off… Come write in community! La Luchas con Letras begins!

Where: Café con Libros Press

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: 280 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2362106677146514

Beatnik Café Poetry Night, One Year Anniversary at Hey Hey

Beatnik Café presents another night of hearing truth from lesser heard perspectives, and marks our one year anniversary at Hey Hey. The schedule will be:

Open Mic Sign-up – 6:50 – 7pm

Intro – 7 – 7:10pm

Kuahmel Allah Reading – 7:10 – 7:30 pm

Hannah Pachman Reading – 7:30 pm – 7:50 pm

Poetry Open Mic – 7:50 – 8:50 pm (3 minutes per poet)

Where: Hey Hey Café

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 1555 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/673535646459913

Bari Weiss, with Matthew Weiner & How to Fight Anti-Semitism at Skirball Cutural Center

As part of Writers Bloc Presents, we welcome author Bari Weiss to discuss her new book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism, in conversation with TV writer & producer Matthew Weiner. We will explore the cycle of hatred toward Jews, how to be vigilant against its dangers, and how to address it politically and in the media. The core exhibition, Visions and Values, also will be open from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

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

Where: Skirball Cutural Center

Date: Sunday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skirball.org/programs/words-and-ideas/bari-weiss-conversation-matthew-weiner

 

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