Los Angeles Literature Events 10/21/19 – 10/27/19

downloadMichael Connelly & The Night Fire at L.A. Times Book Club, Ricardo Montalban Theatre

The Los Angeles Times Book Club welcomes bestselling author Michael Connelly, who will present and sign his new book, The Night Fire, in which Los Angeles Detectives Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard team up on an unsolved case that obsessed Bosch’s longtime mentor.

Connelly is also the executive producer of Bosch, the Amazon series based on the Harry Bosch book series, which is now filming season 6. Prior to his successful writing and publishing career, he was a journalist and reported for the L.A Times.

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

Where: Ricardo Montalban Theatre (with L.A. Times Book Club)

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm             

Address: 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1602268483231442

Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme: Womxn in Her Story Writing Salon at Casa 0101 Theater

Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme 2020 is approaching, and we are gearing up for CCC’s New Works Festival: Womxn in Her Story Telling, opening in March 2020. If you want to be one of the storytellers, join us on Monday, October 21 for application and submission details. Writers must attend with 5 pages written on the theme!

Where: Casa 0101 Theater

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm                     

Address: 2102 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/405604993721562

Justin Murphy & Let Me Tell You How It Isn’t at Book Soup

Join us at Book Soup to hear author Justin Murphy present and sign Let Me Tell You How It Isn’t.

This book follows the life of the author, a rwenty-two-year-old searching for his estranged Lebanese father through London. Raised primarily by his Irish Catholic grandparents in Los Angeles, he struggles to identify with his Middle Eastern heritage and embarks on a booze-fueled journey of self-discovery. This is a story of culture clash, identity, and love.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/justin-murphy-discusses-and-signs-let-me-tell-you-how-it-isnt

Josh Kun & The Autograph Book of L.A. at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Josh Kun will present and discuss his new book, The Autograph Book of L.A, the third in his trilogy of books sponsored by the Library foundation of Los Angeles and based on the Special collections of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/josh-kun   

Leroy Chatfield & To Serve the People: My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor  at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Leroy Chatfield will present and discuss his book, To Serve the People: My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor.

In his collection of Easy Essays, he recounts his childhood, explains the social issues in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw too frequently. His life was dedicated to equality of opportunity for all, and an unwavering focus on organizing communities and expanding their agency.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/leroy-chatfield-discusses-and-signs-serve-people-my-life-organizing-cesar-chavez-and-poor

Joe Posnanski & The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini at The Last Bookstore

Author Joe Posnanski will present and discuss his new book, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini.

Join the author and Nick Offerman for a night full of magic and wonder as they discuss the legendary magician and illusionist Harry Houdini. They discuss his impact on American culture and why his legacy endures to this day.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://thelastbookstore.com/events      

Leroy Chatfield & To Serve the People: My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor at Cellar Door Bookstore, Riverside

Author Leroy Chatfield will present and discuss his book, To Serve the People: My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor.

In his collection of Easy Essays, he recounts his childhood, explains the social issues in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw too frequently. His life was dedicated to equality of opportunity for all, and an unwavering focus on organizing communities and expanding their agency.

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

Where: Cellar Door Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm                                   

Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Suite 30A, Riverside, CA 92506

Website: https://www.cellardoorbookstore.com/event/reading-signing-leroy-chatfield-

Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston at San Bernardino Library

Newberry Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander, bestselling author of 32 books,, will discuss the power of poetry and literature to inspire, engage, and empower young people. As the recently appointed inaugural Innovator-in-Residence at the American School in London, he continues to lead effort for international literacy and cultural exchange.

Randy Preston is a singer-songwriter, educator and storyteller, who grew up on three different continents. He has been touring with Kwame Alexander to entertain and engage through original songs for the author’s latest novels in verse: Rebound, Solo, and Swing.

NOTE: Please RSVP at website for this free event.

Where: Norman F. Feldheym Public Library

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm                  

Address: 555 W. 6th St., San Bernardino, CA 9009

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newbery-award-winning-auhtor-kwame-alexander-tickets-74045822047

Creative Writing Class for the Community with Cynthia Guardado at CSU Fullerton Grand Central Art Center

This is the next session in a free six-week Creative Writing Workshop with Cynthia Guardado,  offered to writers in the community of all ages and ability levels who are over age 18, in collaboration with Crear Studio and LibroMobile, supported in part by CSUF Grand Central Art Center.

We will be reading a diverse group of contemporary authors (Latinx, South East Asian, and Black), and will focus on craft and intention for the six weeks of the course. Multi-lingual writers are welcome. Space is limited, and registration is required: http:bit.ly/creativewrting4community.

For questions, email the professor: cguardado@fullcoll.edu.

About the professor: Cynthia Guardado is Salvadorean-American and received her MFA in Creative Writing from CSU Fresno. She is a Professor at Fullerton College and her debut collection of poetry, ENDEAVOR, was published in 2017.

Where: CSUF Grand Central Art Center

Date: Tuesday the 22nd of Oct. (weekly: Tuesday Oct. 8th through Tuesday Nov. 12)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm             

Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: https://facebook.com/event/475497333296544

Stephanie Jimenez & Angela Morales Present Their Books at Book Soup

Join us at Book Soup to hear authors Stephanie Jimenez & Angela Morales discuss and sign They Could Have Named Her Anything & Girls in My Town

Stephanie Jimenez presents and signs her book, They Could Have Named Her Anything. As a bond develops between unlikely friends at a private high school, they find they share a jealousy of each other’s lives. Soon they begin to commit small betrayals as they strive to get closer to their ideals regardless of the consequences.

Angela Morales presents and signs her book, The Girls in My Town. This unforgettable portrait of a family in Los Angeles contemplates the moments of loss and longing, truth and beauty, motherhood and daughterhood. Poignant, serious and funny, this book is an exploration of how a writer finds her voice.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/stephanie-jimenez-angela-morales-discuss-and-sign-they-could-have-named-her-anything-girls-in-my-town

Jake Brennan & Disgraceland  at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Jake Brennan, in conversation with Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark, will present and discuss his new book, Disgraceland, a collection of the best of these stories about some of the music world’s most beloved stars and their crimes. It mixes all-new, untold stories with expanded stories from the first two seasons of the Disgraceland podcast.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/jake-brennan

Judith Orloff & Thriving as an Empath at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Judith Orloff will present and discuss her book, Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People.

Highly sensitive people (empaths) often give too much at the expense of their own well-being—and end up absorbing the stress of others. So you ust protect yourself with daily self-care practices that work, and the author provides them in this book.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/judith-orloff-discusses-and-signs-thriving-empath-365-days-self-care-sensitive-people

Ronan Farrow & Catch and Kill at the L.A. Times Book Club at The Orpheum Theatre

Join the Los Angeles Times Book Club and Ideas Exchange to hear journalist and author Ronan Farrow discuss his new book, Catch and Kill and the #MeToo movement.

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

Where: The Orpheum Theatre

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1120390544826201

Lulu Wang & Lost & Found at the Movies: True Lies at ALOUD Reading Series at Central Library

Join us to hear featured guest Lulu Wang (The Farewell), in conversation with Sundance’s John Nein, discussing the topic Lost and Found at the Movies: True Lies. They explore the creative journey of her film “The Farewell” which was first told as a segment of “This American Life” and then beautifully transformed into one of the year’s best films.. Blending truth is a time-honored storytelling tradition, and blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction is part of that.

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

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lafl.org/event/lost-found-at-the-movies-true-lies  

Michael Scott Moore &Pirates and Islam: The Desert and the Sea at The Last Bookstore

Author Michael Scott Moore, in conversation with trranslator Peter Theroux, presents and discusses his book, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast. This memoir is about the author’s experience being held hostage by pirates for almost three years in Somalia, a deeply Muslim part of the world.

In early 2012 the author traveled to the Horn of Africa to research a book about Somali piracy, and was captured and moved from camps in the desert to barren prison houses, and also held on a hijacked tuna ship. Written with dark humor, candor, and a journalist’s eye for detail, this is a topic few have managed to cover.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: https://thelastbookstore.com/events /

Hanif Abdurraqib & A Fortune for Your Disaster at Skylight Bookstore

Join us poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib present and discuss his collection, A Fortune for Your Disaster.

This book of poems is about how one rebuilds oneself after a heartbreak, the kind that renders the a different version of themselves than the one they knew. It’s; about a mother’s death, about forgiveness, and wrestling with histories, personal and shared. He uses touchstones from the world outside to create a mirror inside of which every angle presents a new possibility.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/hanif-abdurraqib-reads-his-newpoetry-collection-fortune-your-disaster  

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 22nd

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

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

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

Dana Gioia: American Poetry & Public Life at Cal Lutheran University

Internationally-acclaimed poet and literature professor, and former California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia will read from and discuss his work, and discuss how community engagement in poetry and in all the arts fosters a vibrant public sphere.

Gioia holds the Judge Widney Chair of Poetry and Public Culture at USC. The Cal Lutheran choir, conducted by Wyant Morton, will perform a musical setting of Gioia’s poem “Prayer” composed by Morton Lauridsen.

Where: Samuelson Chapel, CLU

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm

Address: 60 W. Olson Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 90277

Website: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/4567#event/4567#event   

Rabbi Michael Lerner & Revolutionary Love at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to hear author Rabbi Michael Lerner present and sign his book Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World.

The author challenges liberal and progressive forces to move beyond weak-kneed and visionless politics to build instead a movement that can reverse the environmental destructiveness and social injustice caused by the relentless pursuit of economic growth and profits.

Revisiting the hidden injuries of class, he shows much suffering and the addictions and the growing embrace of reactionary versions of fundamentalism are driven by frustrated needs for community, love, respect, and connection to a higher purpose in life. Yet these needs are too often missing from liberal discourse.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/wednesday-october-23rd-630-pm-rabbi-michael-lerner-discusses-and-signs-revolutionary-love

Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Memoir at Book Soup

Join us at Book Soup to hear Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon present and sign his memoir: Beautiful on the Outside.

Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious big-hearted memoir. It looks at his journey form a home-schooled kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania to a self-professed American sweetheart on the world stage and all the disasters and self-delusions it took to get him there.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/olympic-figure-skater-adam-rippon-signs-beautiful-outside-memoir

Beth Piatote & The Beadworkers at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Beth Piatote will present and discuss her mixed-genre works in her debut collection, The Beadworkers.

Told with humor, subtlety, and beautiful sparseness, the book’s unifying themes in the strength of kinship, the pulse of longing, and the language of return, draws on Indigenous aesthetics and forms to offer a powerful, sustaining vision of Native life in the Americas.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/beth-piatote

Joe Posnanski & The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Joe Posnanski, in conversation with John Cox, will present and discuss his book, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini.

This is a book about a man and his extraordinary life, but it’s also about the people he has inspired in death. Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, the author draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, and blends biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine the subject’s legacy.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/joe-posnanski-conversation-john-cox-discusses-and-signs-life-and-afterlife-harry-houdini

Rob Paulson & Voice Lessons at The Last Bookstore

Author and voice actor Rob Paulson will present and discuss his memoir, Voice Lessons.

In this memoir the author describes his terrifying journey following a diagnosis of throat cancer, which put his entire livelihood in jeopardy and threatened to rob the world of the voices of many beloved animated characters.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm                              

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website:  https://lastbookstorela.com/event/voice-lessons-with-rob-paulson

Molly Lambert, Geoff Dyer & Tosh Berman  & The Rest of Eve Babitz at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Molly Lambert, Geoff Dyer & Tosh Berman discuss the book, I Used to Be Charming: The Rest of Eve Babitz..

From the 1970s through the 1980s, Babitz wrote on a variety of subjects for the largest publications, and was not shy about sharing her thoughts. Previously uncollected, these pieces range from sharp personal essays to playful meditations, plus celebrity profiles, reviews, vignettes and short stories.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: http://skylightbooks.com/event/molly-lambert-geoff-dyer-and-tosh-berman-discuss-i-used-to-be-charming-rest-eve-babitz

Daniel Jones & Terri Cheney & Modern Love at ALOUD Reading Series at Central Library, LAPL

Author Daniel Jones has edited the weekly “Modern Love” column for the New York Times since 2004, which was first expanded into a podcast and now is a new Amazon Original Series. He will bring some of the most beloved columns to life with a stellar cast that includes: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, and more.

Jones will be in conversation with writer Terri Cheney, author of Manic: A Memoir, as they explore the ever-evolving forms of storytelling around the complications and beauty of love.

NOTE: Check website for RSVP and stand-by seating guidelines for this free event.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lafl.org/event/modern-love-/ 

In Conversation: Naomi Klein & On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal at the Hammer Museum

Join us to hear the next presentation of In Conversation, with author Naomi Klein discussing her new collection, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.

One of the foremost chroniclers of the economic war waged on both people and planet, Klein champions a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. She argues we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we transform the systems that produced the crisis. She is joined in conversation by Aquilina Soriano Versoza, executive director of the Pilipino Worker’s Center of Southern California.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.hammer.edu/programs-events/2019/10/naomi-klein-the-case-for-the-green-new-deal/

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 23rd

Time: 7:30 pm– 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage

Drunken Masters Event Returns at General Lee’s Cocktail House in Chinatown

The Drunken Masters event presented by Writ Large Press returns with three writers who will read/perform short excerpts form a  work-in-progress in front of a panel of three established writers in the field who will provide on-the-spot feedback. The only catch is that the three master writers may not be sober. This leads to a laid-back, entertaining (and sometimes riotous) reading!

Starting with this event, Drunken Masters will be recording for their podcast.

The theme for this month is: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, and features:

Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night)

Cecil Castellucci (Girl on Film)

Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex novels)

Where: General Lee’s Cocktail House in Chinatown

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 8 pm– 10 pm

Address: 475 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2065840150391545

Lois Chapin Poetry Reading at The Ugly Mug in Orange

Poet Lois Chapin will present and discuss her work at this week’s event, presented by Two Idiots Peddling Poetry. Her most recent collection, Paddle to Paddle! is raw and powerful. At its core it is about striving to become a better mother, and it has a pragmatic feminism as well as a compelling free verse style.

NOTE: $3 cover fee, cash only

Where: The Ugly Mug

Date: Wednesday the 23rd                 

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: https://www.twoidiotspeddlingpoetry.com

One Campus, One Book Discussion: Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer at CSULA

Author Alberto Ledesma’s book, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer is the focus of our One Campus, One Book reading for the 2019-2020 academic year, and a panel of students, faculty and staff from numerous disciplines will discuss its themes.

Where: University Student Union Theater, Cal State Los Angeles

Date: Thursday the 24th                     

Time: 12 pm

Address:  5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: https://www.calstatela.edu/event/one-campus-one-book-panel-diary-reluctant-dreamer

Stephanie Jimenez & They Could Have Named Her Anything at Scripps College

Author Stephanie Jimenez will read from and talk about her debut novel, They Could Have a Her Anything. This novel centers on how race, class and feminism intersect for two teenage girls growing up in New York.

Where: Hampton Room, Scripps College

Date: Thursday the 24th         

Time: 12:15 pm

Address:  1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91766

Website: https://collegescalendar.org

Authors & Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization & Digital Capitalism at UCLA

Authors Nicolas Berggruen & Nathan Gardels will present and discuss their book, Governing in the Age of Globalization & Digital Capitalism.

The rise of populism in the West, and the rise of China in the East, have stirred a rethinking of how democratic systems work—and how they fail. The impact of globalism and digital capitalism is forcing worldwide attention to the starker divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots” and is challenging how we think about the social contract.

NOTE: Please RSVP and check further details at website.

Where: Luskin School of Public Affairs, Room 2355, UCLA

Date: Thursday the 24th         

Time: 1:15 pm

Address:  Luskin School, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Website: https://international.ucla,edu/burkle/event/13915 

Author Venita Blackburn & Black Jesus and Other Superheroes at USC

Author and educator Venita Blackburn will present and discuss her book of short stories, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes.

The author is founder and president of Live, Write, an organization offering free creative writing workshops to people of color, and is also a professor of creative writing at CSU Fresno.

NOTE: Please RSVP and check further details at website.

Where: Taper Hall, THH 309K, USC Campus

Date: Thursday the 24th         

Time: 4:30 pm

Address:  3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website: https://calendar.usc.edu/event/a_reading_with_venita_blackburn#afZpPRIcdM 

Elizabeth Copland & Grief Dialogues at Flintridge Bookstore

Editor & author Elizabeth Copland will present and discuss her book, Grief Dialogues: Stories of Love and Loss.

The editor/author is an essayist/playwright and this book is an attempt to start a conversation about death, dying, and grief. Death is natural, and out of grief comes art, as shown in the plays music, art poems, and essays we share.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 24th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm                  

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

Website: https://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/10/24/grief-dialogues-stories-of-love-and-loss

Lee T. Bycel & Refugees in America at Diesel Bookstore

Join us to hear author Lee T. Bycel present and sign his book Refugees in America: Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words.

In each chapter, this book focuses an individual from a different country who came to the U.S. for refuge and a better life. The author gives a voice to refugees from all over the world, and weaves together a rich tapestry of human resilience, suffering, and determination.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Thursday the 24th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/thursday-october-24th-630-pm-lee-t-bycel-discusses-and-signs-refugees-in-america

Paul McAlpine & Iggy Pop – Bare & Real at Book Soup

Author Paul McAlpin will present and discuss his book, Iggy Pp – Bare & Real..

The author presents a collection of photographs spanning 1977 through 2016, and focuses on various tours and events in the career of this performer. He has worked with many musicians and rock groups over a long career.

Where: Book Soup

 Date: Thursday the 24th

Time: 7 pm                                   

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Website: https://www.boksoup.com/events/paul-mcalpine-discusses-and-signs-iggy-pop-bare-real

Steph Cha, with Walter Mosley & Rachel Howzel Hall & Your House Will Pay at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Steph Cha, in conversation with Walter Mosley and Rachel Howzel Hall, will present and sign her latest book, Your House Will Pay.

This book is a suspenseful thriller that spans generations of LA natives. In the wake of a police shooting of a black teenager, L.A.is as tense as it’s been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems in their own families and communities. And both must face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 24th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/steph-cha

Arthur Dong & Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Arthur Dong present and discuss his book, Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films.

This book presents an intimate look at the Chinese American role and influence in Hollywood, and is filled with over 500 stunning, vintage photos, movie posters, lobby cards, and assorted ephemera, covering hyper-stereotyped portrayals to exoticized romances to the controversial casting of white actors in Asian roles, known as “yellowface.” Richly detailed and comprehensive in scope it shows how the industry has evolved, and includes interviews with notable actors directors and producers.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 24th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbooksotre.com/event/arthur-dong-duiscusses-and-signs-hollywood-chinese-chinese-american-feature-films

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 24th

Time: 7pm – 10pm

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

Website: Poets Jazz House

Jana Prikryl & No Matter at the Hammer Museum

Poet and author Jana Pikryl will present her latest poetry collection, No Matter.

This collection guides the reader through cities—remembered and imagined—toppling past the point of decline and fall. In reactionary times, these poems say, we each have a responsibility to use our imagination. The author is a senior editor and the poetry editor for the New York Review of Books.

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

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 24th         

Time: 7:30 pm.

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

Website: https://hammer.ucls.edu/programs-events/2019/10/poetry-jana-prikryl/

Cyrus Grace Dunham & A Year Without a Name at Skylight Bookstore

Author Cyrus Grace Dunham will discuss the memoir, A Year Without a Name.

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body, living a life of a series of limitations. Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 24th         

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/cyrus-grace-dunham-reds-their-new-memoir-year-without-name

Sharon Kunde, Anna Scotti & Meriwether Clarke & at Open Door Poetry at Battery Books

Join us for the Open Door Poetry Reading hosted by Steve Abee, to hear poets and writers Sharon Kunde, Anna Scotti and Meriwether Clarke read and discuss their work.

Sharon Kunde has a PhD from UC Irvine, where her dissertation proposes a post-humanist reframing of the traditional American Transcendentalist canon. Her stories and poems have been published in numerous journals, and she as a blog, Throughhike: Down in the Dirt of the California Backcountry.

Anna Scotti’s poetry has been published in the New Yorker since 2016, and elsewhere. She also writes fiction, and her short stories are regulars in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Her novella, Big and Bad, is coming from Texas Review press in April. She teaches at French International School in Burbank and offers seminars and workshops to local businesses.

Meriwether Clarke is a poet, essayist, and educator , and served as Poetry Editor of Faultline Journal od Arts and Letters and her work appears in many literary journals. She serves as Contributing Editor for Entropy, where she is a volunteer editor for Trumpwatch. Her chapbook, twenty-first century woman, was recently released from Dancing Girl Press.

Where: Battery Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 24th         

Time: 8 pm

Address:  26 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/599025670632681/?active_tab=about

Remi Lai & Pie in the Sky at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Author Remi Lai will present a book for kids ages 9-13, Pie in the Sky. This story is a poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy’s immigration experience, his annoying little brother and their cake-baking hijinks!.

NOTE: This is a school visit, but the public is invited—please contact store for details.

Where: Children’s Book World (off-site at local school)

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: TBA

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

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

Michael Connelly The Night Fire at Pasadena Central Library 

Author Michael Connelly will present and discuss his latest book in the Harry Bosch series, The Night Fire, as part of his national book tour

This book brings Harry Bosch and LAPD detective Renee Ballard together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor, the man who trained him to be a detective.

Where: Pasadena Public Library (Entry on west side of building)

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 4:45 pm – 7:30 (doors open at 4 pm)

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

Website: http://www.cityofpaasadena.net/library/event/a-conversation-with-michael-connelly

Stephen Tapert & Best Actress: The History of Oscar at Book Soup 

Author Stephen Tapert presents and discusses his book, Best Actress: The History of Oscar (R) – Winning Women.

This book traces the history of women in Hollywood, and offers a lavishly illustrated of the first 75 women who won the Best Actress Oscar over the span of 90 years. Showcasing 200 photos, and honoring the legacies of these women, it also scrutinizes the roadblocks they continue to overcome.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/stephen=tapert-discusses-and-signs-best-actress-history-oscar-r-winning-women

Nicholas Buccola & The Fire Is Upon Us at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Nicholas Buccola will discuss and sign The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America.

On February 18, 1965, an overflowing crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge England to witness a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual, William F. Buckley, Jr. The topic was “the American dream is at the expense of the American Negro,” and no one who saw it will soon forget it. This book tells the full story of that event, how it continues to illuminate our racial divide today, and reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of a conflict that continues to haunt our country’s politics.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/nicholas-buccola-discusses-and-signs-fire-upon-us-james-baldwin-william-f-buckley-jr-and

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 25th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

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

The Definitive Soapbox Open Mic at Fox Coffee House

Join TDSB’s October snoopy Open Mic featuring touring poet Wil Gibson, who is currently promoting his book, Unease At Rest.

NOTE: See website for further humorous details on Wil and his work,

Where: Fox Coffee House.

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/546741856140238/  

Gail Collins &No Stopping Us Now at The Los Angeles Theatre Center

Join the Los Angeles Times Ideas Exchange to welcome New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins to present and discuss her new book, No Stopping Us Now. In this book she addresses the most perplexing questions about what it means to be an “older woman” in America.

Where: The Los Angeles Theatre Center

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/741280102999658/

Poetry Reading Event: Correspondence at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us for CORRESPONDENCE, a celebration of two new releases from The Operating System:

The Grass is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow, by Sarah Rosenthal and Valerie Witt; and STREET GLOSS, by Brent Armendinger.

Featuring additional readings performed by Sesschu Foster and Janet Sarbanes.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Friday the 25th             

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.poeticresearch.com/

Mimi Lok & Last of Her Name at Skylight Bookstore

Author Mimi Lok, in conversation with Amelia Gray, will present and sign her debut collection of stories, Last of Her Name.

This is an eye-opening story collection about the intimate, connected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born into. Set in a wide range of time periods and locales, it features an eclectic cast of outsiders, and is a meditation on female desire and resilience, family, and the nature of memory.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 25th             

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/mimi-lok-discusses-her-debut-colleciton-stories-last-her-name-amelia-gray

Anthology: Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea at Beyond Baroque

Celebrate great weather for Media’s latest anthology, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea, featuring contributors and editors and special guests:

Thom Cagle, Dan Dissinger, Alejandro Escude, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescu, Tanya Ko Hong, Julian Mithra, Jose Osegura, plus editors David Lawton and Jane Omerod.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Friday Night Poetry & Open Mic: They’re Just Words at Book Show Los Angeles

Friday Night Poetry Night & Open Mic is hosted by Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins, and tonight’s features include:

Jessica M. Wilson (Los Angeles Poet Society founder, poet, author of Serious Longing, educator & curator)

Deshaun (actor, writer, performance artist)

Heather Neumann (musician, writer, performance artist)

Where: Book Show LA

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2233220073594462/     

Matthew Rivera Presents Two Children’s Books at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Illustrator Matthew Rivera will present and sign his two new books for children:

Operation Photobomb is a story about what happens when Monkey finds a camera, and Chameleon has fun photobombing all the other animals and ruins one picture after another.

Dinosaur Yoga is a picture book that introduces children to the joys and benefits of yoga—through dinosaurs! It includes a parents’ guide and glossary as well.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Website: https://wwwvromansbookstore.com/event/matthew-rivera-presents-and-signs-his-books-operation-photobomb-and-dinosaur-yoga

Fairytales and Scarytales with Storyteller Gillian Cameron at Flintridge Bookstore

Storyteller Gillian Cameron will present a family show for ages kindergarten and up, featuring tales and songs, both traditional and original.

These stories and songs for Halloween are an entertaining addition to your family entertainment plans.    

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 26th         

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/10/26/october-tales-with-gillian-cameron

Dave Pilkey &Dog Man Do Good Tour Off-Site at Santa Monica High School – Kids Event

Author Dave Pilkey’s Do Good Tour will bring together kids, families, and educators to highlight the many ways books inspire—and how each individual can make a difference wherever they are. In addition to meeting Dave and hearing his inspiring story about his struggles with ADHD and dyslexia, attendees will be treated to fun activities, signed books and giveaways, and more.

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

Where: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School (with Children’s Book World)

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 1 pm

Address:  600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402

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

Thelma Reyna Poetry Workshop at Altadena Library District

Author and Poet Laureate Emerita Thelma Reyna will lead an interactive Poetry Writing Workshop on the Elements of Poetry.

NOTE: This is a teaching and interactive event, so check website for further details.

Where: Altadena Library District

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1708656522599703

Sasha Sagan & For Small Creatures Such as We at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Sasha Sagan will present and sign For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World, in conversation with Mat Kaplan.

The daughter of astronomer Carl Sagan, the author learned that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, but began her own search for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions when she became a mother.—growing a new set of rituals for families and beliefs that bring us together.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 2 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/sasha-sagan-conversation-mat-kaplan-discusses-and-signs-small-creatures-such-as-we-rituals

Book Talk & Paper Son at Gallery Nucleus

Writer Julie Leung, illustrator Chris Sasaki, and daughter Kim Wong will present and sign Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant & Artist.

This is a picture book biography of the Chinese-American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney’s Bambi to life.

Where: Gallery Nucleus

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Address: 210 E. Main St., Alhambra, CA

Website: https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/739

Last Saturday of the Month Poetry Open Mic at Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, LAPL

Join us for the Last Saturday of the Month Poetry Reading hosted by Wyatt Underwood, and featuring Greg Bell, who is often at Beyond Baroque. His poems speak to your emotions and your mind at the same time. Bring your own work to participate in the Open Mic.

Where: Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, LAPL, Community Room

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/370630287154604

Saturday Afternoon Poetry & Open Mic at Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena

Please join us for Saturday Afternoon Poetry & Open Mic.

Events curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell.

Where: Santa Catalina Branch Library, Pasadena (Back Room)

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

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

Keven Bellows & Regina O’Melveny at Beyond Baroque 

Join us to hear poet Kevin Bellows and award-winning poet Regina O’Melveny discuss their  recent books, Late Harvest and The Shape of Emptiness, respectively.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 4 pm

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

Webshttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Jarett Kobek & Only Americans Burn in Hell at Book Soup

Hear author Jarrett Kobek, in conversation with author Ivy Pochoda, discuss his book Only Americans Burn in Hell. This book is a comic novel and the last honest book of your lifetime. Your only guide to 2020 and beyond, it reminds us that every suicide needs its note.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website:  https://www.booksoup.com/event/jarrett-kobek-conversation-ivy-pochoda-discusses-and-signs-only-americans-burn-hell

Tia Chucha Annual Fundraising Gala at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Join the Tia Chucha Annual Fundraising Gala to celebrate Resilience through the Arts, and our four inspirational honorees: Sheila Kuehl, Harry Gamoboa Jr., Barbara Carrasco, and Louie Perez.

NOTE: This isa  ticketed event so check website for costs and details,

Where: La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/714628058955082/

Amanda Yates Garcia & Initiated at Skylight Bookstore

Author Amanda Yates Garcia discusses her debut memoir, Initiated: Memoir of a Witch, with Pam Grossman.

This is a gorgeously written and deeply inspiring memoir about finding meaning, beauty and power through a life in witchcraft. Descending inot underworlds of poverty, sex work, and misogyny, this book describes the author’s journey to return to her body, harness her power, and create the magical world she longed for through witchcraft.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 26th         

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/amanda-yates-garcia-discusses-her-debut-memoir-initiated-pam-grossman

The Valley Poets: George Hammons, Kevin Ridgeway, and Open Mic at The dA Center for the Arts, Pomona

The Valley Poets Reading presents two great poets and our Open Mic (bring your work)!

George Hammons is author of the chapbook Hungry to Bed/ Love Poems (2017) He refers to himself as a “People’s Poet” and is dedicated to his craft and to writing about social justice, family and love.

Kevin Ridgeway is the author of the collection Too Young to Know, and has been widely published. He has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and best of the Net.

Where: The dA Center for Arts

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 5503 N. Figueroa St., Ste. D, Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/528406207725885

Devin King, Evan Kleekamp & Patrick Durgin at Poetic Research Bureau

Please join us for a poetry reading by three poets who will read and discuss their work.

Devin King is the poetry for The Green Lantern Press, and his narrative poem, The Grand Complication, is out from Kenning Editions.

Evan Kleekamp live in L.A., a 2019Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant finalist.

Patrick Durgin’s PORS: A Poets Theatre Script was published in 2013. He is co-author with Jen Hofer, of The Route and editor of Hannah Weiner’s Open House. He also makes artist’s books, most recently Zenith.

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 27th         

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.poeticresearch.com/   or http://www.facebook.com/events/73364055039454

Influx Collective & Queer Poetry Night at Book Show Los Angeles

Influx Collective presents Queer Poetry Night at Book Show Los Angeles.

Where: Book Show Los Angeles

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/411902039514954/

Alvaro Huerta & Salomon Huerta at Beyond Baroque 

Join us to hear noted scholar/activist Alvaro Huerta & his brother artist Salomon Huerta discuss their collaborations and present their timely book on defending immigrants in the era of Trump and beyond

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 8 pm

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

Webshttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Nebraska Girl Open Reading at Beyond Baroque 

Join us for the monthly Nebraska Girl Open Reading hosted by poet Wyatt Underwood and arrive for sign-ups beginning at 1:45 pm.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 2 pm

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

Webshttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

La Palabra Readings & Open Mic at Avenue 50 Studio

Join us as Angelina Saenz hosts the La Palabra Poetry Readings & Open Mic, featuring:

Giovanni Stewart N/A

Jessica Gallion (aka YELLAWOMAN) was inspired by the works of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes and decided she too had a story to tell. Her collection, Can’t No Woman, Woman Like Me, is a powerhouse of expression of the strength and the fragility of the contemporary woman.

Daniel Romo is a poet and fiction writer whose new book is titled Apologies in Reverse!!! Waving goodbye to any past requires re-examining lands of inadequacies.

Audrey Kuo is a poet, writer, and community organizer who is deeply committed to disability justice. She teaches at UCLA.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.avenue50studio.com   or  http://www.facebook.comevents/41545549136604

Dave Pilkey & Dog Man Tour at Pages Bookstore (SOLD OUT) – Kids Event

Join us when author Dave Pilkey presents his Dog Man & Captain Underpants Tour.

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

Where: El Segundo Public Library

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 640 Main St., El Segundo CA 90245

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/dav-pilkey-returns-south-bay-special-guests

Carl Bernstein: Nick Beck Investigative Journalism Lecture at LA City College

Author and award-winning journalist Carl Bernstein will kick off the inaugural event in the Nick Beck Investigative Journalism Lecture Series.

In the early 1970s, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for the Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

The author of five bestselling books, he is now working on several multi-media projects, including a memoir and a dramatic TV series. He is also on-air political analyst for CNN.

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

Where: The Camino Theatre, LACC

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: http://lacitycollege.edu/Calendar/Events/-Calendar/All/2019/924

Eric Moreno & Wrath of the Undead at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Author Eric Moreno presents and discusses his book, Wrath of the Undead.

Life for a child entering the teen years can be rough, especially if there’s a 50% chance they’re carrying a mutated virus. Learn how one fights off the curse of the undead.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: http://gatsbybooks.com/event#/

Local Author at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us for Local Authors Day to hear local authors present their work:

Miguel Lopez De Leon presents and signs It Took Billy, the journal of a missing boy named Billy who which is a dark tale for adult readers about a teenager and an ancient demon.

David Alan Arnold presents and signs Help From Above: How I Went from Sweeping the Floor to Painting the Sky. This is a real-life adventure full of suspense and humor.

Karen Rae presents and signs Loving Alcoholics, a beautifully honest, compassionate and non-judgmental book to bring greater understanding to alcoholism.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Unidentifiable Asians Readings at Beyond Baroque 

Join us for Unidentifiable Asians, featuring readings, book signings, and Q&A from Farooq Ahmed and Leland Cheuk. Both authors recently published new work reinventing the American immigrant narratives.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 4 pm

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

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

Fourth Sunday Poetry Reading: Marsha de la O & Jericho Brown at Claremont Library

Join Fourth Sundays Poetry at the Claremont Library to hear two acclaimed poets:

Marsha de la O will present her new book, Every Ravening Thing, as well as read from her work. Together with her husband, Ventura Poet Laureate Phil Taggert, she edits the journal Spillway.

Jericho Brown will read from his third collection, The Tradition, (Copper Canyon 2019). He is an associate professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

Where: Claremont Library

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 4:30 pm

Address: 208 N. Howard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://allevents.in/claremont/fourth-sundays-marsha-de-la-o-and-jericho-brown/200017735188021

Honorary Membership in California State Poetry Society Awarded to Suzanne Lummis & Open Mic at Village Poets Reading in Tujunga 

Join Village Poets in welcoming poet extraordinaire Suzanne Lummis who will give a reading of her work and accept her honorary membership in California Poetry Society. After the featured reading there will be some time for Open Mic readers and refreshments will be served.

Where: Bolton Hall Museum

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 4:30 pm

Address: 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042

Website: http://villagepoets.blogspot.com/2019/10/suzanne-lummis-receives-honorary.html

Scott Boyer, Florian Louisoder & Lacy Weston at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us to hear three authors present their work:

Scott Boyer presents Bobby Ether & the Jade Academy (YA Fantasy).

Florian Louisoder presents Shock Wave (Fantasy/Action & Adventure).

Lacy Weston  presents She Was Worth It All (Memoir).

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 27th            

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2149919748640586

What Books Presents 4 Authors Reading at Skylight Bookstore

What Books presents four authors reading and discussing their work:

L.I. Henly presents her book, Whole Night Through, her fifth collection. With her husband, poet and percussionist Jonathan Maule, she edits the literary and visual art journal, Apercus.

Mariano Zaro is the author of four bilingual books of poetry, and has two forthcoming collections: Padre Tierra and Decoding Sparrows. His poems are included in anthologies and journals in the USA, Mexico and Spain. He is a professor at Rio Hondo Community College.

Cathy Colman won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her first book, Borrowed Dress. Her second collection, Beauty’s Tattoo, was published by Tebot Bach. Her new collection is Time Crunch. She is a former freelance reviewer for The New York Times Book Review.

Katherine Silver is a prize-winning literary translator and former director of the Banff International Literary Translation Center. Echo Under Story, from What Books Press, 2019, is her first published novel.

This is an inspirational book for children looking for support when facing a new challenge. It highlights the connection that brings families together, because no matter how far they fly or who they become, they will always have home.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 27th            

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/what-books-presents-li-henley-mariano-zaro-cathy-colman-and-katherine-silver-they-read-their

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 27th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

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

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

Beatnik Cafe & Open Mic at Hey Hey

Beatnik Café presents another night of hearing truth from lesser heard perspectives!

Our features include: Arm Ikna, Christian Elder, and Sarah Wheeler, plus an Open Mic.

Where: Hey Hey

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/537143853754498

An Evening with Alice Hoffman at the Skirball Cultural Center

Acclaimed author Alice Hoffman will present her sweeping new novel, Kerouac: The World That We Knew, which follows three young women in Berlin in 1941 who must act with courage and love to survive. The work asks: how much can one person sacrifice for love? And in a world where evil can be found at every turn, can we still hope that love will prevail? The author will be in conversation with Mary Hendra.

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

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Sunday the 27th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://skirball.org/programs/word-and-ideas/evening-alice-hoffman

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