Los Angeles Literature Events 11/11/19 – 11/17/19

9781086186703Andreina Perez & Tito, Piece of Heaven at Book Soup

Author Andreina Perez will present and sign her book, Tito, Piece of Heaven.

This is the story of an ordinary girl with no extraordinary abilities, on the contrary, she was quiet and lonely, her outfits were colorful to its maximum that the only thing that would stand out was the misery within the reflection in her eyes; only visible to those brave enough to see through her beyond what the eyes could reach. This ordinary girl without any ability is me: Amy.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/andreina-perez-discusses-and-signs-tito-peace-heaven

On the Run Tour: Australian Crime Writers in America Tour at Vroman’s 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: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 11th          

Time: 7 pm -8:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/run-australian-crime-writers-america

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 to writing fiction, including narrative technique, language, and plot.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://beyondbaroque.com/calendar

Tristan Blaine, Esq. & The Law Is Not For Lawyers at The Last Bookstore

Author Tristan Blaine, Esq. and friends will read and discuss The Law is Not For Lawyers (It’s for Everyone): Empower Yourself with the Basics of Law and Civics. This is the first book published by Law Soup, a media company which explains the law, simply.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events

Mutant Radio Poetry at Stories Books & Café  

Celebrate the return of Mutant Radio Poetry Night, featuring:

Sophie Weil, Evan Burrows, Alice Wynne.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm                     

Address: 1716 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: https://storiesla.com/?q=h.calevents

Joshua Simon Artist Talk at Otis College of Art and Design 

Fine Arts Visiting Lecture Series presents a conversation with curator, writer, filmmaker and editor Joshua Simon. He is co-founding editor of  the Tel Aviv-Jaffa based Maayan publishing together with Roy Chicky Arad. His writing has been taught among other places at the Royal College of Art London, UK, Northwestern University Chicago, US, and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Norway.

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

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 11 am                                 

Address: 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: https://www.otis.edu/calendar/fine-arts-visiting-artist-lecture-series-joshua-simon

Songs & Stories from Native America at La Canada-Flintridge Library 

Songs and Stories from Native America shares native wisdom past and present, remembering the original inhabitants of this land and exploring how indigenous cultures survive to this day, in a very different world. Everyone is welcome to attend this family friendly program.

Where: La Canada-Flintridge Library

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 3:30 m                                

Address: 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/372416350120292

Sarah Manguso Reading at USC PhD Program in Creative Writing & Literature

Acclaimed writer and author Sarah Manguso will present a reading of her work. She is the author of seven critically acclaimed books, including 300 Arguments (2017), a work of aphoristic fiction which was named a book of the year by more than twenty publications. She currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Antioch University.

Where: USC PhD Program in Creative Writing & Literature

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 4:30 pm                              

Address: 3501 Trousdale Parkway, IDE Room, THH 420, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/523288261816238

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

This is the last 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 12th 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

Writer Analisa Raya-Flores &at the Annenberg Beach House 

The Fall Writer-in-Residence, Analisa Raya-Flores, discusses “Save the Gay: A Conversation”, in which she talks about  the representation of minorities in modern mythology (films, TV shows, and even campfire songs).

This conversation, with playwright Veronika Shulman, will consider the stereotypical representation of queer folks in the media, and will also discuss new ways of exploring queer stories. During her tenure (October 16-December 18) she will be engaging guests in conversation about writing and what her work explores, and posts weekly updates about her progress.

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

Where: Annenberg Community Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm                  

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/analisssa-raya-flores-beachculture-save-the-gay-a-cpnversation-regstration-76844848009

Nadine Jolie Courtney &All-American Muslim Girl at Diesel Bookstore 

Author Nadine Jolie Courtney discusses and signs her debut novel, All-American Muslim Girl, at her publication party, and all are welcome to attend.

This book is a relevant relatable story of being caught between two worlds, and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place. When a yong woman witnesses Islamaphobia in her small town and across the nation, she decides to embrace the faith her family has not practiced during her childhood—to study, practice it, and even face misunderstanding for it. Who is she, as she sheds the façade of the “perfect” all-American girl?

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 6:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-november-12th-630-pm-publication-party-nadine-jolie-courtney-discusses-and-signs-all

Ryan Gattis & All Involved at Writers Blok PLUS

Author Ryan Gattis will present his work and a writing workshop, and a Q&A.

Ryan Gattis is the author of the novels All Involved and Safe, both of which are set in parts of Los Angeles rarely seen in books or on screen. He will talk about the extensive research his writing requires and learn what he has learned about writing fiction.

As in all PLUS sessions, this one includes 90 minutes of open writing with coffee, tea and light snacks. Free for Writers Blok members, and a limited number of tickets are available to non-members.

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

Where: Writers Blok PLUS

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm                       

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2426898560679132

Stephen Chbosky & Imaginary Friend at Book Soup

Author Stephen Chbosky will present and sign his book, Imaginary Friend.

Christopher is seven years old. He is the new kid in town, He has an imaginary friend.

Mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees a relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together they find themselves drawn to the community of mill grove—as far off the beaten track as they can get.

It seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes, for six long days. He returns with a voice in his head that only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete. No one will ever be the same again.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/stephen-chbosky-discusses-and-signs-imaginary-friend

Roy Scranton & I Love Oklahoma: A Novel at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Roy Scranton will present and discuss his new book, I Love Oklahoma: A Novel.

This book brings us a formally daring road trip into the heart of present-day America. When Suzie gets a chance to work with a maverick video artist on his movie about Donald Trump’s America, she signs up. What we get is a provocative, genderqueer, shapeshifting musical romp through a nightmare of contemporary America, capturing the violence at the heart of the American Dream/

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/roy-scranton

Alta Magazine’s Editors, David L. Ulin & Mary Melton, & Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s at Vroman’s Bookstore

Alta Magazine Books Editor David L. Ulin, in conversation with Alta Editor-at-Large Mary Melton, will discuss and sign Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s.

This new anthology gathers three novels and two works of nonfiction and focuses on Didion’s early iconic work. Ulin and Melton will discuss the work and the enduring impact of one of California’s most compelling voices.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 12th          

Time: 7 pm -8:30 pm

Address:  695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91001

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/alta-magazine-books-editor-david-l-ulin-conversation-alta-editor-large-mary-melton-discusses  

Afrofuturism Book Club & The Water Dancer at The Last Bookstore

Led by Tyree Boyd-Pates, this month we will read and discus the newly released novel, The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This book tells a story in the ante-bellum South, where young Hiram uses a kind of magical power to facilitate the Underground Railroad.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events   

Stories From the Border at Skirball Cultural Center

Please join us for Stories at the Border, a discussion with authors and photographers Tom Kiefer, Francisco Cantu, and Dora Rodriguez, in conversation.

Photographer Tom Kiefer and author Francisco Cantu (The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border) both worked along the border and felt compelled to share their stories. .Migrant rights advocate Dora Rodriguez joins the discussion.

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

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/702309896912932

Redondo Beach Poets Open Mic & Doug at Coffee Cartel

Please join the Redondo Beach Poets to hear feature Doug 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 12th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Second Draft Event at Art Share LA

Bring your writing, acting, or pacing for this new cold reading series. See website for details.

Where: Art Share LA

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 8:30 pm – 10 pm                

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/533276654157244

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 12th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

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

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

Poets & Writers Literary Roundtable with Luis Rodriguez at Avenue 50 Studio

Please join the next Poets & Writers Literary Roundtable meeting featuring L.A. Poet Laureate Emeritus Luis Rodriguez, and discover what’s going on in the local literary community, share ideas, and enjoy light refreshments and complimentary copies of P&W magazine.

Where: Avenue 50 Studio

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/438350450124956    

Songs and Stories for Native America at Pico Rivera Library

This event is an exploration of 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 future.

Where: Pico Rivera Library

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: 9001 Mines Ave., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Website: http://www.facebook.om/events/444991832898408     

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: Wednesday the 13th     

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Address:  Fullerton Area Location TBA, Fullerton, CA

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

WeHo Reads: Ryan O’Callahan Memoir at West Hollywood City Council Chambers

The WeHo Reads event welcomes Ryan O’Callahan, in conversation with Cyd Ziegler of Outsports.com, to present and discuss his memoir, My Life on the Line: How the NFL D*mn Near Killed Me and Ended Up Saving My Life.

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

Where: West Hollywood City Council Chambers

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Website: https://www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/weho-reads   

Jack Hartnell & Medievel Bodies at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Chevaliers’ Books welcomes Jack Hartnell to present and discuss his book, Medievel Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages..

Just like us, medieval men and women worried about growing older, fell in love, and had children. And yet their lives were radically different in a world in which deadly wounds might be healed overnight or by divine intervention. In this richly illustrated and unusual history the author throws light on the surprisingly sophisticated medical knowledge of the time, and how they can still teach us to be human.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/jack-hartnell

Andrew Marantz & Antisocial at The Last Bookstore

Author Andrew Marantz will read and discuss his book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians & The Hijacking of the American Conversation. Join us to learn “how Silicon Valley’s dream turned into democracy’s nightmare,” advises author Jane Meyer.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events

Dan Goldman & Chasing Echoes at Skylight Bookstore

Author Dan Goldman will read and discuss his graphic novel, Chasing Echoes.

Malka, the black sheep of her family, learns that her relatives are making a decades-in-the-planning pilgrimage to their grandfather’s pre-Holocaust home in Poland…and she wasn’t invited. She quickly becomes the self-appointed keeper of the Family Archives, and it soon becomes clear that everyone’s brought more baggage than just their suitcases. This is aa heartfelt tale about dysfunctional family dynamics, and what brings us together.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: .https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/dan-goldman-discusses-his-new-graphic-novel-chasing-echoes

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 13th

Time: 7:30 pm– 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage

An Evening with Mo Rocca at the Aratani Theatre at JACCC

Live Talks LA presents An Evening with Mo Rocca, discussing his book, Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving. the author is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of Innovation nation, and host and creator of the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli. He’s also a frequent guest on NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and spent four years on The Daily Show and four years on Jay Leno, among other endeavors.

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

Where: Aratani Theatre at JACCC

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 8 pm– 9 pm

Address: 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/621222068366708

Kelsey Bryan-Zwick Poetry Reading at The Ugly Mug

2019 Best of the Net nominee, Kelsey BryanZwick, is a Spanish and English speaking poet and artist from Long Beach CA, and the author of three chapbooks that intermix her art and poetry, the most recent being Watermarked (Sadie Girl Press). Disabled with scoliosis from a young age, her poems often focus on trauma, giving heart to the antiseptic language of hospital intake forms.

NOTE: $3 cover charge, cash only.

Where: The Ugly Mug

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2506546456103436

David Lee Rice & Angel House at Stories Books & Café  

Join us to hear author David Lee Rice, in conversation with Brian Evenson, in celebration of the release of Angel House, the newest novel from Rice.

This book is a surreal, haunted coming-of-age novel about two boys who exist simultaneously at multiple points in their lives, trying to negotiate the ever-shifting terrain of their small town, which may encompass all of existence. Drawing on New England and Southern Gothic traditions, as well as the Eastern European grotesque the story follows the exploits of numerous characters as they struggle to outrun certain doom.

Where: Stories Books & Café

Date: Wednesday the 13th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

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

Heather Christie Poetry Reading at CalArts Institute

Poet Heather Christie will read and discuss her recent work, including The Difficult Farm. The Trees The Trees, What Is Amazing and Heliopause.

Where: CalArts Institute

Date: Thursday the 14th

Time: 6 pm                                   

Address: 24700 McBean Parkway, F200, Valenica, CA 91355

Website: https://calarts.edu/news-and-events/events-calendar      

Ivy Claire & Epoca at Diesel Bookstore

Author Ivy Claire will present her launch the first book in her new series at her publication party: Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof.

This is a stunning new series created by NBA legend Kobe Bryant and written by Ivy Claire. Set in an alternate classical world, this is the story of two children, the lowly born Rovi and the crown princess Pretia who uncover and battle terrible evil and discover inner strength along the way.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Thursday the 14th

Time: 6:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/thursday-november-14th-630-pm-publication-party-ivy-claire-discusses-and-signs-epoca         

Barry Siegel & Dreamers and Schemers at Pages Bookstore

Join us to hear author Barry Siegel present and sign his book, Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis..

This book chronicles how Los Angeles pursued and staged the 1932 Olympic Games during the depths of the Great Depression and helped transform the city’s fortunes.. Leading that effort was the Prince of Realtors, Billy Garland. the author, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, and the author of seven previous books, is a former national correspondent for the LA Times and now directs the literary journalism program at UC Irvine.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 14th         

Time: 7 pm

Address:  904 Manhattan Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90266

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

Steven Pressfield & 36 Righteous Men at Vroman’s Bookstore

Steven Pressman will present and sign his book, 36 Righteous Men: A Novel.

When two detectives are called in to investigate a string of murders, they follow the trial to the Russian mafia in Brighton Beach to a sweltering maze of shops in Hong Kong, with scant leads on the killer. But when they apprehend a disgraced but brilliant woman –a rabbinical scholar—fleeing one of the crime scenes, they discover the truth: the Jewish legend of the hidden Righteous Men, the 36 who protect the world from destruction, is no legend at all. They are real, and they are being murdered. As the bodies pile up and the world tilts further into chaos, the two detectives set off on a perilous quest.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 14th         

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/steven-pressfield-discusses-and-signs-36-righteous-men

Nina Freudenberg & Bibliostyle at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Author Nina Freudenberg will present and discuss her new book, Bibliostyle, with photographer Shade Degges.

This book is a delight for everyone with a home library, and features some of the most amazing book collections of homeowners around the world. It inspires readers to live better with their own collecitons.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 14th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/nina-freudenberg

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 14th

Time: 7pm – 10pm

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

Website: Poets Jazz House

SHOUT! Open Mic at the Half Off Bookstore, Fullerton

Join us for the November SHOUT! Open Mic at Half Off Books, Records & Films.

Bring your poems, songs, music and performance art. Bring your friends and family too!

Where: Half Off Bookstore

Date: Thursday the 14th

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 141 W. Wilshire Ave., Suite A, Fullerton, CA 92832

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/3543945537893

Kazim Ali & Poetry & Dreams Event at Broad Museum

For millennia, poetry and literature have been at the heart of Persian culture and identity, forming the foundation for much of Shirin Neshat’s practice. Emerging form the work of poets and writers from Rumi to Forugh Farrokhzad and from Attar to Shahrnush Parsipur are themes including mysticism, metaphor, exile, politics, the natural world, feminism, and intimacy.

In connection with Shirin Neshat’s exhibition, poets and writers from a range of backgrounds will read, perform, and reflect on his works and these themes. This event is co-organized with independent literary curators Louise Steinman and Maureen Moore.

Writer and author Kazim Ali was born in the UK to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian, and Egyptian descent. His books encompass several volumes of poetry, including Inquisition: Sky Ward, The Far Mosque, The Fortieth Day, and the cross-genre text Bright Felon. His novels include the recently published The Secret Room: A String Quartet. Ali has taught at various universities, and is currently a professor at UC San Diego.

NOTE: All tickets for this free event must be reserved so check website.

Where: Broad Museum

Date: Thursday the 14th

Time: 7 pm – 7:30 pm                   

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

Website: https://thebroad.org/events/logic-poetry-and-dreams-kazim-ali

Vishal Judgeo: Conversations at the Hammer Museum

Join us to hear interdisciplinary artist, Vishal Judgeo in conversation. Judgeo is a Guggenheim Fellow and assistant professor at UCLA, and he uses video, installation. performance, and sculpture to construct experimental approaches to narrative.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Thursday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/11visual-judgeo-ucal-department-of-art-lectures

Jung Young Moon & Seven Samuai Swept Away in a River at Skylight Bookstore

Author Jung Young Moon will read from his book, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River, a literary meandering into the mythology of place and what a novel can be, inspired by the author’s time spent at an artist residency in small-town Texas.

In his inimitable, recursive, meditative style that reads like a comedic zen koan but contains universes, this book embraces the rambling landscape and the even more expansive space of his mind and muses on his outsider status in this unique place. He blneds fact with imagination, humor with reflection, and meaning with meaninglessness, in an absorbing novel of ideas.

Date: Thursday the 14th

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jung-young-moon-reads-his-new-book-seven-samurai-swept-away-river       

Rose Poets Collection 2019 Book Launch at Red Hen Press

Shabda Press invites you to the launch of Pasadena Rose Poets Collection 2019: Reflection, Resistance, Reckoning, Resurrection…edited by Gerda Govine Ituarte, with Alfred Haymond, collection Photographer at Red Hen Press in Pasadena. Pasadena Rpose Poets include Teresa Mei Chuc, Mel Donalson, Katie Gale, Damian Gonzalez, Hazel Clayton Harrison, Gerta Govine Ituarte, Shahe Mankerian, Toni Mosley, Carla Sameth, and Annette Wong. They authored fifteen poetry books and other works, and have appeared widely in other forms and venues.

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

Where: Red Hen Press

Date: Friday the 15th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Address: 1540 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104

Website: http://www.losangeles.eventful.com/events/book-launch-pasadena-rose-poets-collection-2019-/EO-001-131924812-4

Peter Asher & The Beatles from A to Zed at Book Soup

Author Peter Asher, in conversation with DJ Chris Carter (Breakfast with the Beatles) will present and sign his book, The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour.

Peter Asher met the Beatles in 1963, and started a lifelong association with the band and its members. He was a talented musician in his own right, and was asked to start Apple Records, and went on to work with James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Joni Mitchell and Cher, among others. This book is based on 26 episodes of his current and highly popular radio show “From Me to You.”

Where: Book Soup

Date: Friday the 15th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/peter-asher-conversation-dj-chris-carter-breakfast-beatles-discusses-and-signs-beatles-zed

Obi Kaufman & The State of Water at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Obi Kaufman will present and discuss his new book, The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource. He is also author of the bestselling California Field Atlas.

In this book,, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California’s water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources—a history that has led to its current precarious circumstances. Yet this built world depends on the biosphere, and conservation and restoration efforts are necessary as a matter of human survival. He reveals pragmatic but inspiring solutions , interspersed with trial paintings of animals that might yet survive under a careful water ethic.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Friday the 15th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/obi-kaufman-discusses-and-signs-state-water-understanding-californias-most-precious-resource

Dr. William Tarpeh & Dreams, Genes, & Machines at ALOUD Reading Series, Central Library

Author Dr. William Tarpeh, in conversation with Deborah Netburn, LA Times Features Writer, will present and discuss his work on how to innovate water conservation, filtering, and recycling. The Tarpeh Lab at Stanford University is researching how to create more efficient and less costly approaches to reducing harmful discharges to the environment. He will discuss how these cutting edge processes can change the infrastructure of future water systems.

NOTE: All ALOUD events request RSVPs so check website for details,

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Friday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lfla.org/event/dreams-genes-machines-are-we-living-science-fiction-3  

Stefano Bloch Memoir at Skylight Bookstore

Join us to hear Stefano Bloch read from and sign his debut memoir, Going All City.

In the age of Banksy, hipster street-art, and commissioned wall murals , it’s easy to forget graffiti’s complicated and often violent past in the U.S. From the 1970s to the 2000s, cities across the U.S. were at war against it, complete with brutal police task forces. Teenagers were the typical targets, those desperate to leave their mark as the city turned a blind eye to them.

This book is the mesmerizing, painful story of these young writers, told by one of their own. The author recounts his own background in this fierce, poignant memoir.

Where: Skylight Bookstore

Date: Friday the 15th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: http://skylightbooks.com/event/stefano-bloch-reads-his-debut-memoir-going-all-city

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

Book Show LA presents Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words & Open Mic, hosted by Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins, and featuring:

Destiny N/A

Brian Dunlap is author of the chapbook Concrete Paradise, which focuses on the intersection between race and place in Los Angeles. He also curates the blog on Southern California Literary events and writers: losangelesliterature.wordpress.com.

Alaska Lynch is an actor and artist, and a poet and experimental musician, some of whose work has been published in a special mini book with illustrations.

Where: Book Show

Date: Friday the 15th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/563409237481252   

Third Fridays Poetry & Open Mic 100th Show Event at Rapp Saloon 

Third Fridays Poetry & Open Mic, hosted by Elena Secota, celebrates its 100th event with spoken word, acoustic music and open mic performances, including many features: & surprises.

NOTE: Check website link for more details.

Where: Rapp Saloon

Date: Friday the 15th

Time: 8:30 pm – 11 pm

Address: 1436 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/420202372199713  

Discovering Your Story: A Writing Workshop at Vroman’s Bookstore (SOLD OUT)

Discovering You Story is an ongoing, once-a-month, three-hour workshop, structured to discover the possibilities of your story, and led by Barbara Abercrombie, and including writing exercises from her book, Kicking In the Wall.

You’ll also have the opportunity to read your work aloud for feedback. Fiction, as well as memoir and personal essay will be explored. Enrollment is limited.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event so check website for waiting list info and details.

Where: Vroman’s Meeting Room, Suite 120 of the Atrium

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 9 am – 12:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/now-full-vromans-ed-discovering-your-story-writing-workshop–1

Social Justice Book Club & I Am Not Your Negro at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Join the Social Justice Book Club to discuss the book and film of I Am Not Your Negro, by James Baldwin, with film by Raoul Peck.

No registration is required. Books are now available at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 12 pm

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/2437200326349812

No Fake NewsVolume 2 Release Party at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, LAPL

Join the No Fake News – Volume 2 Release Party for this DSTL Arts anthology and see the unveiling of the artwork on the bus shelter across the street from the library, by the talented teaching artist team of Abraham Jaramillo and Christian Valles who worked with the 10-week series of workshops titled No Fake News.

Enjoy an interactive Q&A with our authors, and stick around to make your own mini zine to be displayed with the public artwork being displayed. This event marks a time to give thanks and proclaim NO FAKE NEWS!!!

NOTE: There is a link at this event site to check for further details.

Where: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm

Address: 2200 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/70658937

Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas & Open Mic at Long Beach Public Library

Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas is a free poetry storytelling event & Open Mic featuring three Long Beach area poets sharing the stories behind their poems, and is hosted by Nancy Lynee Woo.

Alexandra Umlas is the author of the full-length poetry collection At the Table of the Unknown (Moon Tide Press). She serves on the Board of Tebot Bach and teaches 10th grade English.

Gustavo Hernandez is from Jalisco Mexico, and raised in Santa Ana California. His work has been published in Cactus Heart, Word Riot, Assaracus, and Reed.

Michelle Britton Rosado is the author of the poetry collections Theory on Falling into a Reef and Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry.

NOTE: Those participating in the Open Mic may each read one poem and share a brief story that goes with it— for about 3 minutes.

Where: Long Beach Public Library, Billie Jean King Main Library

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/701852083663021 

Fall Literary Tea at Chado Tea Room

Join the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association for a Fall Literary Tea Event at Chado Tea Room, featuring authors: Gwendolyn Womack, Susan Meissner, and Zara Raheem.

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

Where: Chado Tea Room

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 6810 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/754993094976006

Molly Ostertag & Emma Steinkellner, Graphic Novels, at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Join children’s author Molly Ostertag & Emma Steinkellner for a talk about their new books for kids ages 8-14, and how they create form their ideas and art on the page.

Molly Ostertag is the acclaimed author/illustrator of The Witch Boy graphic novel series, and her new book, The Midwinter Witch, is the thrilling conclusion to the epic adventures of Aster, the teen boy who seeks his identity aa a witch.

Emma Steinkellner is the author/illustrator of The Okay Witch, a hilarious one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything.

Where:  Children’s Book World

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 2:30 pm

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

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

Angie Cruz, with Alex Espinoza, & Dominicana at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Angie Cruz, in conversation with author Alex Espinoza (Cruising) will discuss and sign her new book, Dominicana, a timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.

Fifteen year old Ana Cancion agrees to marry Juan Ruiz so she can immigrate to New York City, and so her family is able to eventually do so—not for love. In 1965 she becomes Ana Ruiz, is confined to a six-floor walk-up n Washington Heights, and is lonely and miserable. When Juan returns to the DR to protect his family’s assets, he leaves brother Cesar to take care of Ana, and she then becomes free to take English lessons, lie on the beach at Coney Island, see a movie, and begins to imagine a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide between her heart and her duty to family.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website: https://wwwvromansbookstore.com/event/angie-cruz-conversation-alex-espinoza-discusses-and-signs-dominicana

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

Please join us for Saturday Afternoon Poetry & Open Mic, featuring readings from poets:

Lucia Galloway Dick, Kiyatana Sapp, and Elder Zamora, plus participants in the Open Mic.

Events curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell.

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

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

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

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton & The Revisioners at Book Soup

Hear author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, in conversation with Glory Edim, present her book The Revisioners, an elegant and historically inspired story of survivors and healers, of black women and their black sons, set in the American South.

In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. Now her white neighbor Charlotte seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. but Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, which jeopardizes Josephine’s family.

Nearly 100 years later, Josephine’s descendant Ava is a single mother who moves in with her white grandmother, Martha, a lonely but wealthy woman who pays her to be her companion. But Martha’s behavior becomes erratic, even threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge.

This book explores the depths of women’s relationships, the bonds between mother and child, and the dangers that upset those bonds. It also ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 3 pm

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

Website:  https://www.booksoup.com/event/margaret-wilkerson-sexton-conversation-glory-edim-discusses-and-signs-revisioners

A Very Berry Christmas with Julie Berry at Once Upon a Time Bookstore—Kids Event

Hear author Julie Berry present her book Long Ago, On a Silent Night, and celebrate the season by selecting one of her award-winning books.

Where: Once Upon a Tome Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 3 pm

Address:  2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose CA 91020

Website:  https://www.shoponceuponatime.com/category/event-categories/special-event

KPCC Unheard LA Stories – Live in Northridge at CSUN

KPCC presents Unheard LA Stories for its third season finale in Northridge, hosted by Bruce A. Lemon Jr. Following the live show there will be a mixer with the participants and your fellow attendees.

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

Where: Cal State Northridge University, Plaza del Sol Performance Hall

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm                   

Address: 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Website: https://www.scpr.org/events/2019/11/16/2735/unheard-la-live-in-northridge/  

Vroman’s Presents Senator Sherrod Brown, with Martin Sheen, & Desk 88 at All Saints Church (off-site)

Hear author and distinguished senator Sherrod Brown, in conversation with actor and activist Martin Sheen, discuss his book, Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America.

Since his election to the Senate in 2006, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown has sat at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88, he tells the story of the Senators who were there before him—from Hugo Black to Robert F. Kennedy, as well as others. Together these eight portraits in political courage tell a story about how hard fought many advances against special interests and for fairness actually were, and how they are now in peril as a U.S. president gives cover to bigotry. But the Progressive idea is not dead, and he calls for a renewal of the social contract and a new era of dignity and progress.

Where: All Saints Church

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 6 pm

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

Website:  https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vroman’s-presents-senator-sherrod-brown-conversation-martin-sheen-discussing-and-signing-desk

UC Irvine MFA Students Reading at The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore presents the UC Irvine Reading Series, in which students of the program will read and discuss their work.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events

Poetry Reading Event: Cry Salon at Poetic Research Bureau  

Please join us for a celebration of three poets who will read and discuss their work:

Chelsea Rector is a Los Angeles-based poet and performer. She has worked in experimental theater in starring roles, and in 2018 co-founded P/Sicho Street Theater Company with Jeremy Kennedy. Her essay “Immer Wieder Und So Weiter” is included in the book Cry List (Rebel Hands Press, June 2019).

Jeremy Kennedy has been creating and exhibiting art and ideas in both the community and academic setting. In 2009 he moved from Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles, and his work has been featured across the country. He is co-founder and playwright with P/Sicho Street Theater Company, and he is a founding editor of Rebel Hands Press.

Benjamin Bekey N/A

Where: Poetic Research Bureau

Date: Saturday the 16th         

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/1265909573600105

Poetry, Memory, Story Workshop & Richard Blanco & Kim Dower at Red Hen Press

This three-hour workshop will emphasize the golden rule of writing poetry –“show don’t tell.”

Lauded poets Richard Blanco & Kim Dower will together help writers discover how memory is a storehouse of who we are and what we have seen and done. Through conversation and exercises we will dive deep and discover how memory can inform our imaginations and awaken fresh poems, and that one memory often leads to another, and another, and how reading aloud can serve as jumping off points for work.

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

Where: Red Hen Press

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Address: 1540 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Website: https://redhen.org/workshops/blanco-dower

826LA Kids Event: Create a World: Setting in Film, TV, Plays & Books at the Hammer Museum – Kids Event

This Create a World: Setting is a Creative Workshop for kids ages 8-, led by playwright, TV writer, and journalist Yasaman Madadi, whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and Her Saturn Returns: Queer Women of Color Life Transitions.  The short play The Black Hair Diary was a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts selection.

Stories can be set anywhere, from made-up universes to your very own home. Create the world of your story, fleshing out details of setting and potential conflicts that make it real.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

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

Website: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/11/826lahammer-create-a-world-setting-in-film-television-plays-and-books

Jazz & Poetry Sessions, with Richard Blanco, Francesca Bell, Ron Koertge & Dr. Ray Briggs, at Red Hen Press

Red Hen Press is excited to present an afternoon of jazz and poetry! Relax to the sounds of music courtesy of Dr. Ray Briggs from Pasadena Conservatory of Music on saxophone, as we enjoy the poetry of Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, and critically acclaimed poets Francesca Bell & Ron Koertege.

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

Where: Red Hen Press

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 2 am – 4 pm

Address: 1540 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Website: https://redhen.org/workshops/jazz-with-richard-blanco-francesca-bell-ron-koertge-and-dr-ray-briggs/

Shelby Lorman & Awards for Good Boys at Dynasty Typewriter

Author Shelby Lorman will present her new book, Awards for Good Boys: Tales of Double  Standards and Doom, in conversation with Michelle Rial.

This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful.

Where: Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth

Date: Sunday the 17th            

Time: 2 pm

Address:  2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90077

Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/shelby-lorman-discusses-her-new-book-awards–good-boys-michelle-rial-dynasty-typewriter

Mark Thompson & Sinatra’s Tailor at Gatsby’s Bookstore

Gatsby’s Bookstore presents author Mark Thompson to discuss and sign his book, Sinatra’s Tailor, the remarkable story of Umberto Autore, who was orphaned as a young boy in Italy during World War II and raised by “nuns and Nazis.” Discover how he eventually immigrated to America and became Frank Sinatra’s tailor.

Where: Gatsby’s Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 17th

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     

The After School Workshop & Ryka Aoki at Beyond Baroque 

Join us for a work space and test platform for writers who are self-identified queers and people of color, facilitated by Ryka Aoki.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 3 pm

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

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

Dayna Leslie Hodges & BAM Poetry Event at Sideshow Books 

Join the next monthly BAM Poetry to hear poet Dayna Leslie Hodges read and discuss her work. She is a writer, photographer, and actor, and her poems “Foreign Land” and “Sigh” were published in Spectrum Poetry Journal. She is working on a book of poems to be published by International Word Bank.

Where: Sideshow Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 1639 S. La Cienega Blvd., Venice, CA 90035

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/602707110499832

Moonday Poetry East Side Reading at Flintridge Bookstore

Join us to hear featured poets Cynthia Anderson & Cindy Rinne present and discuss their work in the Moonday Poetry Series.

Cynthia Anderson lives near Joshua Tree National Park, and has been a Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee. She co-edited the anthology A Bird Black as the Sun and is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently Walking Life, Now Voyager, and Route, all from Cholla Needles Press.

Cindy Rinne creates fiber art and writes in San Bernardino. She is poet –in-residence for the Neutra Gallery and Museum, and is the author of several books: Letters Under Rock with Bory Thatch, Maples with Nikia Chaney, Listen to the Codex, and others. She was a finalist for the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Prize.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 17th            

Time: 4 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/11/17/moonday-poetry-series

Salient Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque 

Hosted by Radomir Luza & Patricia Murphy, this Open Reading is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 5 pm

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

Webshttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley Reading at The Last Bookstore

Join us to hear readings form the California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley’s Creative Writing Conservatory. Come support these talented students as they share their stories, poems, essays, and songs.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 17th            

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/events

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 17th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

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

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

All That Shines Under the Hollywood Sign Book Release at Soap Plant Wacko

All That Shines Under the Hollywood Sign is presented by author Iris Berry of Puck Hostage Press at the book release party. The illustrations for the book by artist Scott Aicher will be on exhibit for the night at LA Luz de Jesus. A stellar line-up of friends and fellow authors will also appear, including: Keith Morris, Jack Grisham, D.H. Peligro and Annette Zilinskas.

Where: Soap Plant Wacko

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2394733750743801

Jerome Rothenberg Reading at Beyond Baroque 

Beyond Baroque welcomes Jerome Rothenberg, the celebrated author of over 100 books of poetry and 13 groundbreaking anthologies, who will read from two new books, The President of Desolation and The Mystery of False Attachments.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 8 pm

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

Webshttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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