Los Angeles Literature Events 11/04/19 – 11/10/19

KieseLaymonKiese Laymon & “What’s Good: Reckoning with the Horror” at The Athanaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Author and comparative literature scholar Kiese Laymon will discuss “What’s Good: Reckoning with the Horror of One of Our Most Overused Words” and will also discuss and sign his book, Heavy.

The author and his presentation will explore the unspoken traumas and joys embedded in the word “good” in his home, region, and in the nation.

Where: The Athanaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 5:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.clarmeontmckenna.edu/mmca

Amanda Yates Garcia & Initiated: Memoir of a Witch at Book Soup

Author Amanda Yates Garcia will present and sign her book, Initiated: Memoir of a Witch.

Traditional Wiccan initiates are usually brought into the craft through a ceremony with a High Priestess. Even though the author’s mother was a practicing witch herself, initiated when she was only age 13, Amanda’s real life as a witch only began when she underwent a series of spontaneous initiations of her own. Declaring oneself a witch and practicing magic has everything to do with claiming power and authority for oneself, and deciding to stand up and be brave.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/amanda-yates-garcia-discusses-and-signs-initiated-memoir-witch

Rabbi Laura Geller & Getting Good at Getting Older at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Rabbi Laura Geller will present and discuss her new book, Getting Good at Getting Older, in conversation with Ben Pomerantz.

This is a tour for all of us at a certain age through the resources and skills we need to navigate the years between maturity and old age. it brings humor, warmth, and more than 4,000 years of Jewish experience to the question of how to shape this new stage of life.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/rabbi-laura-geller

Adrienne Brodeur &Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Adrienne Brodeur will present and discuss her book, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me.

When the author was fourteen, her mother woke her at midnight with five words that would set the course of both their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me.

Adrienne quickly became her mother’s confidente and helpmate, as her mother began an epic affair with her husband’s closest friend, which would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved. This is a remarkable story of resilience and a timeless memoir about how the people closest to us can break our hearts.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/adrienne-brodeau-discusses-and-signs-wild-gmae-my-mother-her-lover-and-me

Monday Night Fiction Workshop at Beyond Baroque

Join us for the Monday Night Fiction Workshop led by Jessica Dolby. This seminar will focus on generating creativity and on exploring various topics related tow writing fiction, including narrative technique, language, and plot.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://beyondbaroque.com/calendar

Susan Orlean & Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Huntington Museum

Join us to hear award-winning author Susan Orlean and prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen. They will discuss writing in and of California, and include in their conversation her latest work, The Library Book, and his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Sympathizer.

NOTE: Please RSVP at website for this free event.

Where: Huntington Museum

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://huntington.org

Queer Book Club with CB Lee at The Last Bookstore

Led by Lambda finalist CB Lee, this month we will read and discuss Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, by Mariko Tamaki (art by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell). This book tells the queer coming-of-age story of Freddy as she learns the distinctions between healthy and unhealthy relationships of all kinds.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events

Derek Sandhaus & Drunk in China at The Last Bookstore

Author Derek Sandhuas will read and discuss Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture. The author, in conversation with chef Jenny Gao, will discuss Chinese alcohol and how Chinese culture, rituals, and civilization has been inspired by the world’s oldest drinking culture.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events

Poets & Allies Nov. Reading & Open Mic

Join features Fraji & Dig Wayne, come read a social justice themed poem at the open mic, and maybe win a book in the giveaway!

Where; My Place Café

Date: Mondaythe 4th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 2057 N. Robles Ave., Pasadena, Ca 91104

Website: https://facebook.com/events/2943786872301415/?ti=as

Timothy Yu Poetry Reading at Pomona College

Author, poet and scholar Timothy Yu will read and discuss his work at a poetry reading on campus. Yu is associate professor of English and Asian American Studies and director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of 100 Chinese Sciences (Les Figues Press), Race and the Avant-Guarde: Experimental and Asian Poetry since 1965 (Stanford University Press), and editor of the collection, Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets (Kelsey Street Press).

Where: Ena Thompson Reading Room Crookshank Hall #108, Pomona College

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm              

Address: 333 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/3164115273661975/

Ken Gonzalez-Day & Bone Grass Boy at Cal State Los Angeles

Renowned L.A.-based Chicanx artist Ken Gozalez-Day will present his multi-media artwork, part creative fiction, part creative autobiography and part photography titled Bine Grass Boy.

Where: U-SU theatre, Frist Floor, University Student Union, CSULA

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm                   

Address: 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: https://www.calstatela.edu/event/ken-gonzalez-day-bone-grass-boy

Fall Lit Uprising Quarterly Event at Antioch University

In collaboration with the Antioch Literary Uprising series, this quarter’s event will host faculty and students sharing their latest work:

B.A. Faculty Reader Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture and Resistance; and MFA Alum Reader Claudia D. Hernandez, author of the recently released cross-genre memoir Knitting the Fog, winner of the Feminist Press’ Louise Merriwether First Book Prize.

They will be joined by Linda Abrams, from UCLA Extension Writers Program, and winner of their Allegra Johnson Prize, John Fukuda, a writer from Jim Krusoe’s SMC Advanced Fiction Class, and B.A. Student Reader Kathryn Berenson,

Come for wine and soft drinks, delicious appetizers, words, conversation, community, and books for sale. Free Parking Passes!

Where: Antioch University, Los Angeles, Room A1000

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm (Reception begins at 6 pm; Readings at 6:30 pm)         

Address: 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2480259792094349

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 5th of Nov. (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

Tori Eldridge & The Ninja Daughter at Book Soup

Author Tori Eldridge will present and sign her book, The Ninja Daughter.

This is an action-packed thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja with Joy Luck Club family issues who fights the Los Angeles Ukrainian mob, sex traffickers, and her own family to save two desperate women and an innocent child.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/tori-eldridge-discusses-and-signs-ninja-daughter

Hillary & Chelsea Clinton & The Book of Gutsy Women Presented by Book Soup: SOLD OUT!

Authors Hillary & Chelsea Clinton will present and sign their book, The Book of Gutsy Women..

This book celebrates the women who have inspired them throughout their lives, and discusses the women through history who have had the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

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

Where: Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm                                   

Address: 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/sold-out-book-soup-presents-evening-hillary-and-chelsea-clinton

Ann Patchett & The Dutch House at All Saints Church: SOLD OUT!

Acclaimed bestselling author Ann Patchett presents and signs her new novel, The Dutch House.

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. He buys the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside Philadelphia, which sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

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

Where: All Saints Church (with Vroman’s Bookstore)

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7 pm                                   

Address: 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/sold-out-vroman’s-bookstore-pleased-present-evening-ann-patchett-celebration-release-dutch

Poetry Reading: Dorianne Laux & Michelle Bitting at Loyola Marymount University

Please join us for a poetry reading featuring: Dorianne Laux & Michelle Bitting.

NCSU’s Dorianne Laux and LMU’s own Michelle Bitting will read from their latest collections of poetry. Refreshments will be served after the reading.

Where: English Village, University Hall, Third Floor, Suite 3800, LMU

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/poetry_reading_dorianne_laux_and_michelle_bitting

Marc Grossberg & The Best People at The Last Bookstore

Author Marc Grossberg will present and discuss his new book, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors.

This is a social satire set in Houston, which offers a glimpse of the high stakes conflict of money and power through the biggest small town in Texas.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://thelastbookstore.com/events  

Josh Kun & Autograph Book of L.A. at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (off-site with Skylight Bookstore)

Join us author Josh Kun presents and discusses his nonfiction book, The Autograph Book Of L.A.: Improvements on the Page of the City, from Angel City Press.

This book is 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. When Charles Lummis was the city librarian he created an autograph collection by soliciting a cache of famous people’s signatures on the library’s own embossed stationary, and the concept and the collection grew form there. This book is launched with a companion exhibition curated by Kun that will be on display at the Central Library downtown.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 5th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/josh-kun-discusses-his-nonfiction-book-autograph-book-la-

Redondo Beach Poets Open Mic & Rob Lamphar at Coffee Cartel

Please join the Redondo Beach Poets to hear feature Rob Lamphar 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 5th

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 5th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

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

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

Listening to Art with Dawn Lundy Martin at CAAM

Inspired by the works of “Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection,” hear a reading of selected poems by Dawn Lundy Martin, presented in collaboration with Claremont University’s Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.

Where: California Africa American Museum (CAAM)

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm                       

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/800762890341702

Singing the Body Electric: Whitman Event at UCLA Fowler Museum

Poets and UCLA faculty members, Drs. Amber West and Susannah Rodriguez Drissi will honor the legacy of the father of American poetry with a lively evening of original poetry, puppetry, and music by diverse L.A. artists.

This event is part of Fowler Out Loud, an evening concert series that is also part of the Whitmania celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday in 2019.

Where: UCLA Fowler Museum

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm                       

Address: 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website: https://whitmania.ucla.edu/poetry-puppetry-music/wednesday-november-16-singing-the-body-electric-at-fowler-out-loud/

Freestyle Competition by Get Lit: Words Unite at Actors’ Gang Theatre

Get Lit: Words Unite will be hosting Verses: A Freestyle Competition for anyone between the ages of 13-19. There are 12 slots open on the ballot and 100 slots for those two wish to come and watch. The competition consists of four rounds and one final winner, and the winner will receive: free studio time; a music video created by the Actors’ Gang Studio; a chance at $100 at the individual slam in May.

NOTE: See website for further details and guidelines.

Where: Actors’ Gang Theatre

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm                       

Address: The Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA  90232

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/393185334968383

Nick Neely & Alta California at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Nick Neely will present and discuss his new book, Alta California, in conversation with Dean Kuipers.

Braiding nature and humanity, past and present, urban sprawl and rural landscapes, the author follows the trail of the first overland Spanish expedition into California 250 years ago.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/nick-neely

Boyd Varty &The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life at Book Soup

Join us at Book Soup to hear Boyd Varty present and sign his book The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life.

Boyd Varty is a lion tracker and life coach, and using the wisdom from the ancient art of tracking, he can teach you how to recognize the essential ingredients in a meaningful life and find a life of fulfillment. Much the same way that the classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was a vehicle to examine how to live out our values, this one-day adventure uses the ancient art of tracking to convey how to life a purposeful, meaningful life of greater harmony.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm                     

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/boyd-varty-discusses-and-signs-lion-tracker’s-guide-life

Otis Visiting Writers & David Shields at Otis College of Art and Design

Join the Otis Visiting Artists Reading Series to hear David Shields discuss and sign his work.

David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-two books, including most recently, The Trouble With Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn and Power.  His work has been published in many journals and periodicals, and has been translated into two dozen languages.

Where: Otis College of Art and Design, Goldsmith Campus, The Forum

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm                  

Address: 4500 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: https://www.otis.edu/mfa-writing/visiting-writers-series

Dorothea Lasky & Alex Dimitrov Read New Work at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov read from Astro Poets, in conversation with Melissa Broder.

These two critically acclaimed poets met at a party nearly a decade ago. There a lengthy conversation about their mutual love for astrology first planted the seed of what would become @poetastrologers, a Twitter account they started for their own amusement. It went viral and they now have more than 500,000 followers

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

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: http://skylightbooks.com/event/dorothea-lasky-and-alex-dimitrov-read-their-new-book-astro-poets-melissa-broder

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 6th

Time: 7:30 pm– 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage

Creatin’ After Hours Workshop & Conney Williams at the World Stage

You are invited to another Creatin’ After Hours event, a guided writing night cap presented by Jessica Gallion, and featuring Conney Williams guiding us on our “Authentic Voice.” This event is all about holding a safe space for artists to come, be inspired, and create.

This event is free, but donations to cover materials and snacks are appreciated.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 6th

Time: 11 pm– 1 am

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage    or

http://www.facebook.com/events/535817066984382

Ken Miller Literary Reading at Pitzer College

Author Ken Miller will read and discuss his work and read from his book, War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience,  about people caught up in migration crises.

Where: Crookshank Hall, Pomona College

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 12 pm (noon)                     

Address: 150 W. 6th St, Claremont, CA 91711

Website: https://www.collegescalendar.org/

Poetry Salon Fall Class – Fullerton    

The Poetry Salon is a fun, nurturing environment where advanced writers share their work and develop their craft. This quarterly 8-week workshop deepens your craft and writing practice, so you can hone your work into powerful written pieces.

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

Where: Fullerton Location TBA

Date: Thursday the 7th           

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Address:  Fullerton Area Location TBA, Fullerton, CA

Website: https://facebook.com/events/457252281665295

Valeria Luiselli & Tell Me How It Ends, LMU Common Book Discussion at Loyola Marymount University

Please join us for a discussion of the LMU Common Book read for this year with author Valeria Luiselli, and Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. This book is a touchstone for discussing meaningful and contemporary issues relating to immigration, child detention and border control. The author is an acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and the winner of many awards. Her work has been published into more than twenty languages.

Where: Ahmanson Auditorium, LMU

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 1 pm

Address: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: https://librarynews.lmu.edu/2019/10/valeria-luiselli-lmu-common-book-author-talk/

Santee Frazier Poetry Reading at Scripps College

Please join us for a poetry reading by author Santee Frazier, reading from his latest collection Aurum (University of Arizona Press, 2019). He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and received his BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his MFA from Syracuse University.

Where: Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: https://scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/aurum-a-reading-by-santee-frazier  

Dawn Lundy Martin Artist Talk at Claremont Library

Poet-in-Residence Dawn Lundy Martin will read and discuss her recent work, including Good Stock Strange Blood (2017). She is a poet and activist, and her work is at once innovative and emotionally fraught. She co-edited The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism (2004), and co-founded both the Third Wave Foundation and the post-theorist Black Tool Collective.

Where: Claremont Library, Claremont Graduate University

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 5:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.collegescalendar.org/

Chip Jacobs & Arroyo at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us to hear author Chip Jacobs present and sign his book, Arroyo, in conversation with noted Southern California historian Paul Ayers.

Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena California, Arroyo (a Rare Bird publication) tells the parallel stories of a young inventor and his clairvoyant dog, in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or “Suicide Bridge,” this debut novel digs into Pasadena’s most mysterious structure and the city itself.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th           

Time: 6 pm -7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/11/7/author-appearance-chip-jacobs-arroyo-a-novel

WRITE-IN: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)  at the 1888 Center

Writers gather together for weekly write-in sessions in the workshop at 1888 Center. Are your ready to write a novel in November? Participants work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel in 3 days. Come write with us as we tackle this challenge together. Bring snacks for sharing if you wish. Drop in any time!

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

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Thursday the 7th           

Time: 6 pm

Address:  116 N. Orange St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: https://facebook.com/events/1048194095557331

Nina Freudenberger & Bibliostyle at Pages Bookstore

Join us to hear author Nina Freudenberger present and sign her book, Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books.

This book offers a look at private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including famous authors and corporations who will inspire readers to live better with their own collections.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th           

Time: 7 pm

Address:  904 Manhattan Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90266

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/welcome-back-author-nina-freudenberger

Shannon Pufahl & On Swift Horses at Book Soup

On Swift Horses: A Novel, by Shannon Pufahl, is a debut of surprising power, a story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is falling apart even as it promises them everything. Muriel is a newly married and restless transplant to San Diego from her rural Kansas hometown, and she takes off to find her missing, itinerant brother-in-law in Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another.

 Where: Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 7th           

Time: 7 pm

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

Where:  Book Soup

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/shannon-pufahl-discusses-and-signs-swift-horses-conversation-justin-torres

Carolyn Campbell & City of Immortals at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Carolyn Campbell will present and discuss her new book, City of Immortals.

This first-person account of a legendary necropolis will delight Francophiles, tourists, and armchair travelers, while enriching the experience of taphophiles (cemetery lovers) and aficionados of art and architecture, mystery and romance.

The author’s evocative images are complemented by those of renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish, and celebrate the novelty and eccentricity of Pere-Lachaise Cemetary through the engrossing story of the history of the site.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/carolyn-campbell

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 7th

Time: 7pm – 10pm

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

Website: Poets Jazz House

Wadada Leo Smith & Nina Eidsheim: Conversations at the Hammer Museum

Join us to hear Cosmological Compostitions: Composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and musicologist Nina Eidsheim present and discuss his compositional language Ankhrasmation and their collaborative recording and book project. Eidsheim is a professor at UCLA School of music and author of Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice and The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/11/cosmological-compositions-wadada-leo-smith-nina-eidsheim

Lisa Congdon & Find Your Artistic Voice at The Last Bookstore

Author Lisa Congdon will present and discuss her new book, Finding Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic.

Illustrator and author Lisa Congdon will be in conversation with graphic memoirist Nicole Georges about her new book, followed by a signing. Developing a singular artistic vision requires effort and persistence. This book presents interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives to teach readers to identify and nurture their own visual identities, push through fear and insecurity. and appreciated the value of their unique personal journeys.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://thelastbookstore.com/events  

The Science of Poetry: A Reading at Skylight Bookstore

Five poets will read work that engages with scientific disciplines such as physics, mathematics, biology, and ecology. These readings will involve the audience  in a discussion of the embodied, material consequences, of experimental engagements for both scientists and poets.

Stepahanie Strickland’s ten books of poetry include How the Universe Is Made: Poems New & Selected (2019).

Karen Leona Anderson is the author of the collections Receipt and Punish, and she is an associate professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Adam Dickinson is the author of four books, and his latest is Anatomic, which involves the results of chemical and microbial testing of his body. He teaches at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

Kristin George Bagdanov is currently a PhD candidate at UC Davis. Her poetry collection, Fossils in the Making was published in 2019 by Black Ocean. She is poetry editor at Ruminate Magazine.

Amy Catanzano is the author of three books, including Starlight  in Two Million: a Neo-Scientific Novella. She is associate professor of English and poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/science-poetry-reading  

Paperback L.A. Anthology at Stories Books & Café   

Join us to hear from some of the L.A. writers in the three volumes of the Paperback L.A. anthologies, including:

Victoria Dailey (L.A.’s Early Moderns); Jim Gavin (Middle Men); Lou Matthews (L.A. Breakdown); Rosanne Welch (Why the Monkees Matter); and, series editor Susan La Tempa.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Thursday the 7th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1716 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/714403465710948

Dystopia Sci Fi Con at Los Angeles Convention Center (Day 1 of 3)

Join us for a three-day extravaganza of science fiction, panels, exhibitors, classic sci fi actors, immersive cinema and more!

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

Where: L.A. Convention Center

Date: Friday the 7th – Sunday the 9th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm (check exact times for each day at website link)

Address: 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dystopia-sci-fi-con-tickets-63888970631

Tenochtitlan 2019: 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance at Pico Youth & Family Center 

Tenochtitlan 2019: Quincentennial of Indigenous Resistance is presented by Xicana/o Pop-Up Book Movement and Pico Youth & Family Center. A ceremonial opening includes talks by Lupe Carrasco, Raul Mijares, Dr. Jose Maldonado, Norberto C. Laku (Maya scholar),, “Exploring the Gods” multi-media Aztec danza by Jennifer Sanchez & Danza Divina de Los Angeles, Ulama-Mesoamerican ballgame by Raul Herrera, poetry by Dr. Irene Monica Sanchez, Aztlan migration performance by UCR professor Johnavalos, Dr. Sean Arce on the Xican@ Paradigm, Xican@ Pop-Up Books, and much more!

This 500 year event—or series of events—following the 1519 invasion by Spanish invaders ad Tlaxcala allies led by Cortez, marks the beginning of European looting and colonization of native peoples, as well as a “beautiful struggle” of resistance against racism, colonization, and all systems of dehumanization, coercion, and exploitation.

Where: Pico Youth & Family Center

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm (reception at 6 pm)

Address:  715 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: https://facebook.com/events/428735347819724

Dawn Lundy Martin Artist Talk at Claremont Graduate University

Poet-in-Residence Dawn Lundy Martin will read and discuss her recent work, including Good Stock Strange Blood (2017). She is a poet and activist, and her work is at once innovative and emotionally fraught. She co-edited The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism (2004), and co-founded both the Third Wave Foundation and the post-theorist Black Tool Collective.

Where: Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 6 pm                                   

Address: 251 E. 10th St,, Claremont, CA 91711

Website: https://www.collegescalendar.org/     

On the Run: Australian Crime Writers at Diesel Bookstore

The On the Run: Australian Crime Writers in America Tour includes four established writers from four separate Australian publishers, writers who will read and sign their respective novels.

Jock Serong will present his book, Preservation,. which is ahistorical narrative based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove.

Emma Viskie’s novel, Resurrection Bay, is a gripping, original, fast=paced crime thriller set between a big city and a small coastal town, where profoundly deaf Caleb Zelic is forced to confront painful memories and unwelcome truths about a murdered friend.

Sulari Gentill is the author of A Murder Unmentioned, the sixth book of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, and shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel, The Australian Book Industry Award for best book by a small publisher, and Highly Commended in the Davitt Award for best adult crime novel.

Robert Gott is the author of The Holiday Murders! Set in Melbourne, Australia in 1943, the newly formed but undermanned Homicide Division of the Melbourne police force is called to investigate the vicious double murder of a father and son, and unravel the personal from the political.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Friday the 8th   

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/friday-november-8th-630-pm-run-australian-crime-writers-america-tour-jock-serong-emma-viskic

Kathleen Kaufman & Diabhal at Book Soup 

Author Kathleen Kaufman will discuss and sign her new book, Diabhal.

Diabhal (Devil) is the story of cults, exorcisms and the devil in 1980’s era Los Angeles. This exploration of the true nature of evil and how intention colors what our definition of wickedness truly is, explores how the devil may not be what we should truly fear.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/kathleen-kaufman-discusses-and-signs-diabhal        

Liska Jacobs & The Worst Kind of Want at Skylight Bookstore

Author Liska Jacobs, in conversation with Allie Rowbotom, will present and sign her book, The Worst Kind of Want.

A trip to Italy reignites a woman’s desires to disastrous effect in this dark ode to womanhood, death, and sex. In this unsettling follow-up to her book Catalina, the author again delivers hypnotic literary noir about a woman whose unruly desires and troubled past push her to the brink of disaster.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 8th               

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/liska-jacobs-launches-her-new-novel-worst-kind-want-allie-rowbottom

Poetry & The Language of Science at Beyond Baroque 

Beyond Baroques’ poet-in-residence Will Alexander is joined by acclaimed poets Adam Dickinson and Amy Calanzano for a discussion informed by their joint interests in the intersection of poetic and scientific language.

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

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 8th

Time: 8 pm

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

Webshttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Rattle Poetry Day & Open Mic at Red Hen Press

When Red Hen Press moved the Rattle Reading Series online, they decided to have local events from time to time, and this is the next installment. There will be a reading by two of the best poets from recent issues, A.M. Juster (Michael Astrue) & Francesca Bell, and each of them will be holding an intimate writing workshop beforehand.

Writing Workshops will be held form 10 am – Noon

Poetry Readings by A.M. Juster & Francesca Bell & Open Mic will be held from 1 pm – 2:30 pm.

See detailed schedule online.

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

Where: Red Hen Press

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 10 am – 2:30 pm

Address: 1540 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104

Website: .https://www.facebook.com/events/466831877372776/

Andrea J. Loney & Double Bass Blues at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Join children’s author Andrea J. Loney for a celebration of her new picture book for children ages 4-8, Double Bass Blues. .

This book is a joyous celebration of family, community, and the unifying power of music! It shows how dedication, music and family can overcome any obstacle. There will be a signing, music, snacks, and a Photo Fun station for taking pictures with friends and family.

Where:  Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 10:30 am

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

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

Walter Mosley Walk of Fame Ceremony at Vroman’s Bookstore’s 125th Anniversary

Celebrated and beloved author Walter Mosley will be inducted into the Vroman’s Walk of Fame, with his handprints and signature immortalized outside on the patio. After the dedication there will be a conversation between Walter Mosley and the previous honoree Naomi Hirahara, followed by a reception in his honor and in celebration of the store’s 125th Anniversary.

Walter Mosley is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, has won numerous awards, and is famous for his Easy Rawlins series of books, including most recently Charcoal Joe.

Naomi Hirahara is a mystery and nonfiction writer of the Japanese American experience in the U.S., and is most known for her Mas Arai series of books, A former editor of Rafu Shimpo newspaper, she has authored numerous other stories, books and histories.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 12 pm

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

Website: https://wwwvromansbookstore.com/event/vroman’s-walk-fame-dedication-ceremony-honoring-author-walter-mosley

I Asked the Blue Heron Event with Lisbeth Colman at Expositional Park Regional Library, LAPL

Lisbeth Colman will present her memoir, I Asked the Blue Heron, which addresses the stigma of living with mental illness. there will also be a panel discussion presented along with a video on these issues.

Where:  Expositional Park Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/422589528462330

Songs and Stories from Native America at Duarte Public Library

songs and Stories from Native America will explore the culture, songs, stories, and life ways of Indigenous people across the western hemisphere in a family friendly presentation that will honor the past and embrace the present.

Where:  Duarte Public Library

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address:  1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte, CA 91010

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/469999153835117

Art Without Walls: Zines for Justice at the Hammer Museum/Off-site Event – Kids Event

Art can transcend barriers of all kinds. Make a mini zine with artist Chynna Monforte in support of families separated at the border using powerful collage techniques inspired by artist Lari Pittman.

Where: Felipe de Neve Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 2820 W. 6th St.,, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Website: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/11/art-without-walls-zines-for-justice

Mile High Club Write-In at Spitfire Grill in Santa Monica

A mile high is 5,280 ft…and so our goal for this write-in is to write 5,280 words! Gasp! Can it be done in six hours? Are you up for the challenge?

Join us for a fun afternoon and challenge yourself to meet this goal, join us at Spitfire Grill in Santa Monica, where you can watch the planes come and go, eat and drink while writing, and enjoy prizes, encouragement, and some fun.

Free parking!

Where: Spitfire Grill in Santa Monica

Date: Saturday the 9th           

Time: 3 pm – 9 pm

Address:  3300 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/715106828957532

Poetry Reading & Open Mic at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Gatsby’s Bookstore presents four poets and an Open Mic, featuring:

Joan Jobe Smith is a Pushcart honoree and Forward Prize finalist, and has been published in more than 1000 publications—including a billboard. She is a founding editor of Pearl and Bukowski Review. She is married to the poet Fred Voss.

Fred Voss is the author of three collections of poetry published by Bloodaxe Books, and his first novel, Making America Strong, is available on Amazon.

Wendy Rainey was nominated for a pushcart Prize in 2012, and was the poetry editor for Cultural Weekly. She is working on a novel titled Nancyland.

Curtis Hayes is a poet and has worked in many working class jobs in Southern California. His collection, Bottleneck Slide was published by Vainglory Press.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 908008

Website: https://www.gatsbybooks.com/event#/poetry-reading-joan-jobe-smith-fred-voss-open-mic-sat-nov-9

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 9th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

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

Cameron Douglas & Long Way Home at Book Soup

Hear author Cameron Douglas present his book Long Way Home, a shocking and ultimately inspiring memoir detailing his struggle to regain his place in society after many years of drug abuse and almost eight years in prison.

As the son of Michael Douglas and grandson of Kirk Douglas, he was born to wealth and privilege and comfort. He only reversed his savage transformation  into drug addiction and thievery when he began to understand his psychological turmoil that tormented hi for years.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 4 pm

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

Website:  https://www.booksoup.com/event/cameron-douglas-discusses-and-signs-long-way-home

Montrose Fall Wine Walk at Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Hear author Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell present her book Worn on This Day: The Clothes That Made History, an event which is part of the annual Montrose Fall Wine Walk.

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

Where: Once Upon a Tome Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 5 pm

Address:  2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose CA 91020

Website:  https://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/montrose-fall-wine-walk-2019

On the Run Tour: Australian Crime Writers in America at Flintridge Bookstore

The On the Run: Australian Crime Writers in America Tour includes four established writers from four separate Australian publishers, writers who will read and sign their respective novels.

Jock Serong will present his book, Preservation,. which is ahistorical narrative based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove.

Emma Viskie’s novel, Resurrection Bay, is a gripping, original, fast=paced crime thriller set between a big city and a small coastal town, where profoundly deaf Caleb Zelic is forced to confront painful memories and unwelcome truths about a murdered friend.

Sulari Gentill is the author of A Murder Unmentioned, the sixth book of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, and shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel, The Australian Book Industry Award for best book by a small publisher, and Highly Commended in the Davitt Award for best adult crime novel.

Robert Gott is the author of The Holiday Murders! Set in Melbourne, Australia in 1943, the newly formed but undermanned Homicide Division of the Melbourne police force is called to investigate the vicious double murder of a father and son, and unravel the personal from the political.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th           

Time: 5 pm -6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/11/9/a-panel-discussion-with-visiting-australian-crime-writers

Rights Night: Our Rights, Our Issues at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library, LAPL

Hear author, distinguished attorney and Harvard Law School scholar Randall Kennedy, in conversation with Ninth Circuit judge and LMU professor Eric Miller, discuss the Bill of Rights, when Rights Night returns to ALOUD. Kennedy’s most recent books include For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law (2013) and The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency (2011).

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website:  https://lfla.org/event/rights-night-our-rights-our-issues/

Authors R.D. Kardon & Jan Steele at Sandpiper Bookstore

Hear authors R. D. Kardon, present the book Fly Girl, and Jan Steele Eric Miller present Shoes on the Stairs, as they discuss and sign their new books. Bring a friend and enjoy! Light refreshments will be served.

Where: Sandpiper Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address:  4665 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/784664541992959

Third Eye Mic Open Mic at Sabor y Culura

Third Eye Mic is an Open Mic in Hollywood that celebrates and supports local artists in the community. From music, to stand-up, spoken word, and everything else in between, we welcome your unique creativity. Come and hang out with us, laugh and enjoy a cup of coffee, and surround yourself with local artists inside the vibrant Sabor y Cultura!

Original content only, please. Sign-ups start at 6:30 pm.

Where: Sabor y Cultura

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm (sign-ups at 6:30 pm)

Address:  5626 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website:  https://swww.facebook.com/events/530202077550239

Poetry Reading Event at Poetic Research Bureau  

Please join hosts Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid for a celebration of three poets who will read and discuss their work:

Jacob Kahn is a poet and manager/ editor at E.M. Wolfman Books in Oakland CA. He is author of the chapbooks, Mine Eclogue (2019) and A Circuit of Yields (2014). He is a 2018 Frontier Fellow at Epicenter in Green River, Utah, and co-founding editor of the poetry chapbook press, Eyelet Press.

Eric Sneathan splits his time between Oakland and Santa Cruz, and his first collection, Snail Poems was published by Krupskaya in 2016. With Daniel Benjamin he has organized Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today and edited The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture (Wolfman Books, 2017).

Jeanne Vaccaro is a writer, curator, and scholar–in-residence at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC. Her chapbook, A Collective Mixtape, is out on Belladonna’s Lesbian All Star series…

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 9th           

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.poeticresearch.com/   or   http://www.facebook.com/events/2283197035327890

Dr. Abel H. Manoukian & The Origins of the Hnchakian Party in Geneva at Abril Bookstore 

Author Dr. Abel H. Manoukian will present his newly published book, The Origins of the Hnchakian Party in Geneva and the Legacy of the Twenty Gallows, with introductions by S. Peter Cowe, Professor of American Studies at UCLA and Garabet K. Moumdjian, historian.

This book explores in detail this historical event specifically from the perspective of the extensive reports and communications which appeared in the Swiss press, as well as Imperial German diplomatic correspondence. It highlights the first victims of the Armenian genocide.

Where: Abril Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 9th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

Website: https://www.abrilbooks.com/news/abel-manoukian-event/    

Art Without Walls: Zines for Justice at Hammer Museum – Kids Event

Art can transcend barriers of all kinds. Make a mini zine with artist Chynna Monforte in support of families separated at the border using powerful collage techniques inspired by artist Lari Pittman.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Website:  http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/11/art-without-walls-zines-for-justice

Dan Santat &The Great Santa Stakeout at Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Kids Event

Caldecott Medal author Dan Santat presents and discusses his book, The Great Santa Stakeout. The author lives in Alhambra with his family and you can visit his website at http://www.dantat.com.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com/event/dan-santat

Robert Kerbeck & Malibu Burning at Diesel Bookstore

Author Robert Kerbeck will present and sign his book, Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind L.A.’s Most Devastating Wildfire..

This book is a combination of investigative journalism and memoir, a series of real stories of real people who lost everything they owned. The author fought one of the worst fires in California history, the Woolsey Fire of 2018. Along with his wife and teenage son, they saved their Malibu home as a result of training and gear they acquired on their own.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 3 pm                                   

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

Website:.https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/sunday-november-10th-300-pm-robert-kerbeck-discusses-and-signs-malibu-burning

9th Annual Awards Dinner Event at Beyond Baroque’s Beyond Salon 

Join us to celebrate the next 50 years of Beyond Baroque with the Beyond Salon, and evening of words, music, food, wine and wit at the historic Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club. Join us in recognizing executive director emeritus Richard Modiano, visionary poet Harryette Mullen, Get Lit-Words Ignite founder and director Diane Luby Lane, and UCLA professor and writer Johanna Drucker.

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

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 5 pm

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

Webshttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Caity Schmidt & Hunters at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us to hear author Caity Schmidt present and sign her book, Hunters, Book One: The Wanderers War.

We all know the story of the kid who goes on a “magical adventure” only to return with a newfound appreciation for his home and family. But that’s not always how the story goes.

Ten years after her “magical adventure” as a pre-teen, Jac wants nothing more than to return to the magical world of Braora. When she finally has the chance, she learns her adventure wasn’t a psychotic break, as she’d been told, and her adventure is only beginning.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th            

Time: 5 pm -6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/11/10/author-appearance-caity-schmidt-hunters

UC Riverside MFA Reading at The Last Bookstore

Join us to hear UC Riverside MFA students and faculty as they read their work and welcome new members of the cohort.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th            

Time: 5 pm -7 pm

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

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/events

Fanny Howe & Love and I at Skylight Bookstore

Author and poet Fanny Howe will present her new poetry collection, Love and I, in conversation with Martha Ronk.

Set in transit even as they investigate the transitory, the cinematic poems in this book move like a handheld camera through the eternal, the minds of passengers, and the landscapes of Ireland and America. These are poems animated by belief and unbelief, and they fulfill the author’s philosophy of Bewilderment.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th            

Time: 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/fanny-howe-reads-her-new-poetry-collection-love-and-i-martha-ronk

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 10th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

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

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

Leave No Trace by Geri Ulrey: New Short Fiction at the Federal NoHo

Eat, drink, and be literate! The New Short Fiction Series presents Leave No Trace, by 2016 Gulf Coast Prize finalist Geri Ulrey. This performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast David Bickford (Life in Pieces, Scandal) and Siaka Massaquoi (S.W.A.T., Lethal Weapon).

Where: The Federal NoHo

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2894415873944689

Dystopian Book Club & Hollow Kingdom at The Last Bookstore

Join us for We’re All Gonna Die Dystopian Book Club, hosted by Peter Clines, when we will read and discuss Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton. In this book animals are sentient and must negotiate a post-human-zombie apocalypse world, with every challenge from getting organized to figuring out how to turn doorknobs.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 10th            

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/events

A Marvelous Life; The Amazing Story of Stan Lee at the Skirball Cultural Center

Discover how Stan Lee became known as the voice and face of comics at this conversation between Lee’s colleague and author Danny Fingeroth and animation historian Jerry Beck,

As editor, publisher, and co-creator of Marvel, Lee worked with creative partners, like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, to create world-famous characters including Spider Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers. But his career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Be amazed by Lee’s complex and accomplished life at his illuminating event.

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

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Sunday the 10th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skirball.org/programs/words-and-ideas/marvelous-life-amazing-story-stan-lee

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