Los Angeles Literature Events 11/25/19 – 12/01/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConchas y Café: Bilingual Community Writing Workshops at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Our weekly Conchas y Café Zine – Bilingual Community Writing Workshops are free and open to adults.  This program offered by DSTL Arts, provides a 12-week creative writing workshop for adults of all ages. Participants learn more about creative writing, poetry, publishing, zine-making, and more, while receiving writing exercises and feedback on their work. Participants also have the opportunity to publish and  present their work in a zine of writing produced through the program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 12-week series.

Where: Vernon – Leon H. Washington, Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm                  

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-cafe-bilingual-community-writing-workshops

L.A. Poet Society 10th Anniversary Celebration Readings at East Los Angeles Library

The Los Angeles Poet Society is celebrating 10 years of service to the city and her many neighborhoods. Join us for an evening of creative community to celebrate this milestone..

There will be an awards & recognitions segment, along with some amazing performances, including: Susan Hayden, Antonieta Villamil, Teresa Mei Chuc, Don Campbell, Mark Lipman, Veronica Reyes & more!

Honoring: MAMA HAZZE, with our Spirit of Life Award.

Featuring poets: Iris De Anda, Juan Cardenas, Mike the Poet, Rosie Alons, OXC Lebran & more.

Refreshments will be provided. No alcohol is permitted.

NOTE: RSVP at website link and to learn more details.

Where: East L. A. Library

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm (Doors open at 6pm)       

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/593739688064995

Andy Espinoza Long & Tales from the Strip at Book Soup

Author Andy Espinoza Long will present and sign his book, Tales from the Strip.

The author is a male stripper, and Andy has performed over 600 shows over the years which he has mined for material and entertaining stories to include in this memoir. He believes authenticity trumps the “wow” factor in this book.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/andy-espinoza-long-discusses-and-signs-tales-stripper

Cathy Heller & Don’t Keep Your Day Job at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author Cathy Heller will discuss and sign her book, Don’t keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Career.

The pursuit of happiness is all about finding our purpose. This book w ill get you fired up to launch your ideas into your life’s work and add sparkle to this world. The author is the host of the popular podcast of the same name. and offers information on how to turn your passion  into profit and build a life you love.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 25th          

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/cathy-heller-discusses-and-signs-don’t-keep-your-day-job-how-turn-your-passion-your-career

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 25th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://beyondbaroque.com/calendar

Monday Open Night with Shy But Flyy at Roxnnne’s

Join us for the Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Shy But Flyy. This Open Mic welcomes people who share their unique perspective artistically, through comedy, dram, music, poetry, comedy and more: Fun!

This free event sets the stage for and precedes the Rox Jam that begins at 9:30 pm You are welcome to stay for this event as well. More information is available at website link.

Where: Roxanne’s

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm                  

Address: 1115 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, CA 90807

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/792736037725636

Jonathan Blum & Holiday Reinhorn Readings at The Last Bookstore

Authors, Los Angeles fiction writers, and longtime friends,  Jonathan Blum & Holiday Reinhorn and friends will read and discuss excerpts from their published work, including the influence they have had on each other from their earliest drafts to completion.

The Usual Uncertainties: Stories is Jonathan Blum’s most recent publication, and both this book and his previous one, Last Word, a novella, are from Rescue Press.

Big Cats: Stories is Holiday Reinhorn’s sparkling new collection, and it’s peopled with those who are doing the best they can with their broken down version of the American dream. The audiobook of this book features a cast of award-winning actors, and was released by Random House.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events

Queer Slam Poetry & Open Mic at AKBAR

Queer Slam is a poetry storytelling & open mic event hosted by Silverlake icon Tony Soto. This month we will feature pieces by headliners Gabriel Carnick & Philip Littell.

NOTE: See website for further details and guidelines.

Where: AKBAR

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

Address: 4356 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/768486043615587

Write Away Meet-Up & Workshop at Fairview Branch Library, SMPL

Come to the Write Away workshop to gain feedback and encouragement in your writing efforts from your fellow writers in this supportive meet-up/ workshop.

Where: Fairview Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm                     

Address: 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=31750

Lambda Lit Book Club & Less at WeHo library

Author Sean Green’s Pulitzer Prize winning book for fiction, Less: A Memoir, will be the Lambda Literary Book Club selection for November. This group meets the last Tuesday of each month in the Community Room of the WeHo Library.

Where: West Hollywood Library, Community Room

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm                                   

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Website: .https://www.facebook.com/events/396281851048408

Reza Farazmand & Poorlier Drawn Lines at Book Soup

Author Reza Farazmand will present and sign his book, Poorlier Drawn Lines.
This book is the hilarious third installment of the Poorly Drawn Lines series. It follows up the author’s 2017 hit Comics for a Strange World, and takes place in the same bizarre universe, bringing his signature snark and poignant observations of these singularly strange and confusing times.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 7 pm                                   

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

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/reza-farazmand-presents-and-signs-poorlier-drawn-lines

Lisa Pease & A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy at Vroman’s Bookstore

Author and longtime Kennedy researcher Lisa Pease will present and sign her book, A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

This book lays out how evidence was deliberately altered and, in some instances, destroyed, as the criminal justice system and  media failed to present the truth of the case to the public. The author also posits how the trial was essentially a sham, and how the prosecution did not follow the evidence where it led.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 26th          

Time: 7 pm -8:30 pm

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

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/lisa-pease-discusses-and-signs-lie-too-big-fail-real-history-assassination-robert-f-kennedy

Conversations: Alicia Garza & Ai-jen Poo at Hammer Museum

Civil rights activist, writer, and Black lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza joins Ai-jen Poo, labor activist and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in conversation.

Lifelong organizers and best friends, the two host a podcast, Sunstorm, in which they get real about what’s happening in the world, what we can do about it, and how we can take care of ourselves as we do it.

Where: Hammer Museum

Date: Tuesday the 26th          

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Website: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/11/live-podcast-alicia-garza-ai-jen-poo

Gothic Book Club & Carmilla at The Last Bookstore

Led by John Palisano, this month we will read and discus the novel, Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. This book probably kept Bram Stoker up at night.

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

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 26th

Time: 7:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://lastbookstore/#events

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 26th

Time: 9 pm – 12 pm

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

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

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 27th     

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Address:  Fullerton Area Location TBA, Fullerton, CA

Website: https://facebook.com/events/795123180942184

NaNoWriMo Write-In at Cahuenga Branch Library, LAPL

As you know, November is National Novel Writing Month, a fun and motivating way to encourage creative writing. Writers are welcome to visit our community room for an hour of distraction every Wednesday during this month as they try to reach their writing goals.

Where: Cahuenga Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 1 pm

Address: 4591 Santa Monica Blvd.., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: .https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/national-novel-writing-month-write-0

NaNoWriMo Write-In at Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial  Branch Library, LAPL

As you know, November is National Novel Writing Month, a fun and motivating way to encourage creative writing. Come to write and talk about writing.

Where: Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 4 pm  – 5 pm

Address: 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice,  CA 90291

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/nanowrimo

Get Together: SFPA Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry & Open Mic at Neotropolis Bar

Free all-ages reading event at Neotropolis Bar, featuring: Bryan Thao Worra, Mike Sonksen & Jan Bottiglieri.

Bring a poem of your own to share in this cool space!

Where: Neotropolis Bar

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 4 pm  – 6 pm

Address: 750 S. Broadway, Los Angeles,  CA 90014

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1204269099781019

Western Edge Writers: Story Development Group at Eagle Rock  Branch Library, LAPL

Western Edge Writers Group meets every fourth Wednesday of each month at Eagle Rock Branch Library. This workshop supports writers of all genres, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and memoirs. Write in this safe space to develop your craft and voice. Receive helpful constructive critiques on your work.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time:  5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Address: 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles,  CA 90041

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/western-edge-writers-story-development-0

Speak Easy Storytelling at Di Piazza’s Pizza, Long Beach

Please join us for a casual night of storytelling and community conversation!

Open call for storytellers to share a story about whatever is on your heart or mind—a true story from your life. Open format. No story is off-limits.

NOTE: This is NOT an open mic, so see website for further details.

Where: Di Piazza’s Pizza, Long Beach

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address:  5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach CA 90804

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/376455609677227/

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 27th

Time: 7:30 pm– 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.theworldstage

CELEBRATE Native American Poetry Night: Open Readings at The Ugly Mug

Two Idiots Peddling Poetry presents: Happy Native American Heritage Month!

On the day before Thanksgiving we give thanks to our open readers, with an Open Reading!

Bring some poems and hang out and be part of the feature!

NOTE: $3 cover charge, cash only.

Where: The Ugly Mug

Date: Wednesday the 27th

Time: 8 pm- 10 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/960444994329404




The Anna Broome Room: Performance at Art Share LA

This is a monthly live performance art show highlighting artists in poetry, spoken  word, dance, theatre, and other creative expression, all from Los Angeles.

Where: Art Share LA

Date: Thursday the 28th

Time: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm           

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

Website: https://www.artsharela.org/events/

40th Anniversary Sale & Celebration at Golden Apple Comics

To celebrate the store’s 40th anniversary, half of the shop will be marked down 40% off all new comics, Sidewalk sale and more!

Where: Golden Apple Comics

Date: Friday the 29th   (five days)

Time: 11 am – 7 pm                      

Address: 7018 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/534045430720379/

My Life Is Poetry: Steven Reigns Workshop at LGBTQ Senior Services

Join LGBTQ Senior Services for an ongoing writing workshop with Steven Reigns, “My Life Is Poetry.”  Transform  your  life experiences, life lessons, and the everyday into the sublime through poetry. No prior experience needed. Expect a supportive environment where you can freely write your stories.

Final performance on 12/21.

Where: LGBTQ Center, Senior Services, Anita May Rosenstein Campus

Date: Friday the 29th

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm             

Address: 1118 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Website: http://facebook.com/50pluslgbt   or  http://facebook.com/events/2473004992807735

Spotlight Café Open Mic at Moah Cedar, Lancaster

Join the Spotlight Café Open Mic every Friday, where everyone age 14 and up is welcome.

Do you have a song that needs to be sung? Are you looking for an audience for your poems or to see your dance? Then take the stage at MOAH CEDAR for a weekly open mic and pop up coffee bar. Each performer gets seven minutes, and  sign-ups start at 5:30 pm.

Where: Moah Cedar, Lancaster

Date: Friday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534

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

Viet Thanh Nguyen & Thi Bui & Sons & Chicken of the Sea at Vroman’s Bookstore – Kids Event

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen and Caldecott-winning illustrator Thi Bui, along with their respective sons, Ellison Nguyen & Hien Bui, will present and sign their new book, Chicken of the Sea, a whimsical and unexpected adventure tale.

In this unique collaboration between two generations of artists and storytellers you are able to come on board for adventure, even if you’re chicken. Maybe especially if you’re chicken.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 10 am

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

Website: https://wwwvromansbookstore.com/eventviet-thanh-nguyen-ellison-nguyen-thi-bui-and-hien-bui-present-and-sign-chicken-sea /

Author Appearances at Small Business Saturday at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us for a literary extravaganza on Small Business Saturday when an array of  masterminds will convene in the store to talk your ear off! Guests include:

10 am Appearances:

Derek Hass, author of The Silver Bear series and The Way I Die.

Abbi Waxman, author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, Garden of Small Beginnngs.

Naomi Hirahara, author of Mas Arai mystery series, Ellie Rush series, and Leslie Santiago mystery series.

Jen Wang, author of The Prince and the Dressmaker and Stargazing.

Tim Hallinan, author of the Junior Bender and Poke Raffety mystery series.

Wendall Thomas, author of Lost Luggage and Drowned Under.

Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank with Me.

11 am Appearances:

Kim Dower, author of Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave.

Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a B Minus.

Michael Tolkin, author of The Player, The Return of the Player, and NK3.

Suzanne Tenner, photographer of Twin Peaks, Because of Winn Dixie, The Kids Are All Right.

Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day.

Carole Koneff, librarian for Pilgrim School..

Julia Buxbaum, author of Tell Me Three Things, what to Say Next, Hope and Other Punch Lines.

Gary Phillips, mystery and crime writer, author of 19 novels, including Perdition USA.

Maryrose Wood, author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.

Kayla Cagan, author of Piper Perish and Art Boss.

Brendan Schallert, Boyle Heights educator (teacher/principal) and Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award nominee.

12 pm Appearances;

Christine Lennon, author of The Drifter.

Rich Ferguson, author of 8th and Agony and New Jersey Me.

Victoria Butler-Sloss, author of The Seamstress of Ourfa.

Rex Weiner, author of The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

Brandan Constantine, author of Dementia My Darling, Calamity Joe, Bouncy Bounce & more.

1 pm Appearances:

Devon O’Brien, author of Of Lice and Men.

Steph Cha, author of Follow Her Home, Beware, Beware, and Your House Will Pay.

2 pm Appearances:

Bali James, author of The Stories: Book One and The Stories: Book Two.

3 pm Appearances:

Michelle Latiolais, author of Widow and She.

Donna Spruijt-Metz, author of Slippery Surfaces.

Hilary Liftin, author of Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper.

Chris Harris, author of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming.

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum author of Ms, Hempel Chronicles.

4 pm Appearances:

Aline Brosh McKenna, author of Jane.

Heather John Fogarty, adjunct journalism instructor at USC and published essayist.

Leslie Margolis, author of Ghosted, Monkey Business, Party People and  more.

Schedule to be announced:

Dan Goor, co-creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Joe Donnelly, journalist and author of L.A. Man.

John Hamburg, screenwriter of Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Why Him? and  more.

Douglas Brown, poet and author of ICON and Zero to Three.

Kris Williams, librarian for Pilgrim School.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Pasadena, CA 90004

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/smallbusinesssaturday-2019

Small Business Saturday Author & Artist Event at Flintridge Bookstore

To celebrate Small Business Saturday there will be authors, artist, live music, story-times, poetry readings & Open Mic and other activities for all ages. Also; prizes, contests & giveaways!

Author appearances include: Stephen Gee, Philip Moynihan, Shonda Buchanan, Paula Finn, Kelly Nardoni. Antonio Gonzalez, Robert Inman. Neda Disney, and others. Check website for full schedule.

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 10:30 am – 5 pm                 

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

Website: https://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2019/11/30/small-business-saturday

Picture Book Month Program at Central Library, LAPL – Kids Event

To celebrate Picture Book Month we share the joy of reading and our very favorite stories and invite you to create a picture book of your own. This program is intended for children ages 3-8.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 11 am – 12 pm                    

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

Website: https://www./whatson/event/picture-book-month-program-0

Writers Workshop at Buena Vista Library, Burbank Public Library

Join us for Let’s Write! Writers Workshop led by the Quill & Pint  Writers Group. These two-hour monthly workshops are filled with writing games, discussions, and brainstorming. Bring your laptop or notebook, and commune with other wordsmiths. All experience levels are welcome.

Where: Buena Vista Library, Burbank Public Library

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 11 am – 1 pm                      

Address: 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505

Website: https://www./facebook.com/events/693263864471201

Crafting the Story Workshop at Writers at Work

Join us for our Crafting the Story Workshop led by poet, educator, and author of eleven books of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction, Terry Wolverton. In this ongoing weekly workshop we explore techniques and how to apply them  to our own writing. We also read  two submissions each session and provide feedback to assist the writer’s intentions, as well as discuss publication options.

Admission is by discretion of instructor and as space is available. Participants pay tuition monthly, and agree to provide 30 days- notice before withdrawing from a workshop. Please include a 3-5 page sample of your work, and your contact information for further consideration..

NOTE: See Website link for costs and more information.

Where: Writers at Work

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm                      

Address: 34022 Fountain Ave., Ste.202, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: https://www./facebook.com/events/662458460891920

Caity Schmidt & Hunters at Barnes and Noble /Burbank Town Center

Author Caity Schmidt will present and sign her book, Hunters: The Wanderers War Book 1, from Cypress Canyon Publishing.

Where: Barnes and  Noble /Burbank Town Center

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm                      

Address: 731 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502

Website: https://www./facebook.com/events/480459209210032

2018 Writing from Inlandia Book Launch at Arlington Branch Library, Riverside

Celebrate the launch of the 2018 Writing from Inlandia anthology, marking ten years of creative writing workshops.

The anthology brings together 84 authors in 426 pages, on the birthday of its late founder, Marion Mitchell Wilson. Scheduled readers include: Carlos Cortez, Laurel Cortes, Tim Hatch, Frances J. Vasquez, Nannette Friedley, Romaine Washington, Jane O’Shields-Hayner, and  many more.

Where: Arlington Branch Library, Riverside Public Library

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm                       

Address: 9556 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503

Website: https://inlandiainstitute.org/book-launch-2/

James Evert Jones & Open Reading at Fourth Saturdays Poetry at Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, LAPL  

Please join us for Four Saturdays Poetry, featuring James Evert Jones (formerly known as James “Boomer!” Maverick), spoken word artist and event producer based  in Los Angele. For over 30 years, James has curated and produced poetry and spoken word events, which inspired him to write and perform his work. He is also Executive Director of Expressions L.A., a literary arts program, with a flagship reading series at the Studio City Library, among other endeavors.

Events curated by Wyatt Underwood &Ron “Goose” Gregus. .

Where: Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address:  18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/720284911827285

Saturday Afternoon Poetry Presents Spectrum 21 Anthology at Pasadena Central Library

Please join us for Saturday Afternoon Poetry, featuring poets published in the Spectrum 21 Anthology. Note that this event will be held at the Central Library, rather than Santa Catalina Library this week.

Events curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell.

Where: Pasadena Central Library, Fourth Floor

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address:  285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91104

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

Andrew Rader Book Talk & Beyond the Known at Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Join us for author Andrew Rader’s Book Talk for his book, Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World..  This is a history/science crossover book examining how exploration has driven technological progress from the beginning of humanity and will continue to do so into the future. Divided into four sections, this book examines major periods of discovery, from Classical Times, to the Age of European Exploration, to the Era of Scientific Inquiry, to Our Spacefaring Future.  The author is Mission Manager of Space X and has written three books.

Where: Edendale Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address:  2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Website:  https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/andrew-rader-booktalk-beond-known

Mad Dash to Midnight: NaNoWriMo Westide Event at Denny’s, Culver City

Please join us any time between 6pm ot midnight to write, to support, to celebrate, to commiserate. Hosted by Julie, who will lead challenges and sprints, and we’ll all cheer you on.

NOTE: Limited capacity: 15 spots left. So check website to RSVP.

Where: Denny’s, Culver City

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 6 pm

Address:  10700 Jefferson Blvd.., Culver City, CA 90230

Website:  http://facebook.com/events/480475205883208

Healing Through Writing Workshop at Other Books

Join four featured writers for a Healing Through Writing workshop, and experience four different approaches to healing through writing. Roxana Preciado, Thea Monyee, Noriko Nakada, and Lisbeth Colman are the four diverse voices who will explore the intersection of mental health with immigration, identity, and oppression.

Where: Other Books

Date: Saturday the 30th

Time: 7 pm – December 1st at 8:30 am

Address:  2006 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/547874006069808

Comics and Collectibles Show Event at Claremont Packing House

Comic Books, Collectibles and Art Dealers from around Southern California will offer bargains galore. There will be comic book art demonstrations, original pieces of art and art prints will be available, and artists, writers and publishers will sign their novels and works.

Where: Claremont Packing House

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Address: 532 W. 1st St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/407983650026019   

HIV Write Out Loud Event at HIV Writers Workshop

The HIV WRITERS WORKSHOP presents a public reading of its new works, and will include a coffee reception at 10:30 am, and a lunch at 12:30, and conclude with a reception at 3 pm, following the two group readings.

Where: HIV Writers Workshop

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Address: 127 S. San Vicente Blvd.., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2430435917232315/     

Gail Gauldin Moore & Daughter of the Rain at Beyond Baroque 

Join us to hear poet Gail Gauldin Moore present and sign her new book, Daughter of the Rain.

This event is free.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 1 pm

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

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

Conversations at the Culver Center of the Arts with Eric Schwitzgebel

Join the Inlandia Institute in welcoming author and educator Eric Schwitzgebel to discuss his book, A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures. In this funny and accessible book the author wonders about the essence of “jerkitude,” and turns a philosopher’s eye n burning questions such as where moral reflection begins to turn against itself, lost among doubts and improbable conclusions.

Eric Schwitzgebel is Professor of philosophy at UC Riverside. He has published widely on self-knowledge, the nature of belief, moral psychology, the nature of consciousness, and science fiction.

Where: Barbara & Art Culver Center of  the Arts

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 1:30 pm – 3 pm

Address: 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501

Website: http://inlandiainstitute.org/a-theory-of-jerks-and-other-philosophical-misadventures/

Ten Dollar Book Store Story Time at Northridge Ten Dollar Book Store – Kids Event

Join us every week for our Story Time Event for Children, held every Sunday at the Northridge Ten Dollar Book Store. There will be crafts, snacks, and one free book per child provided!

Where: Ten Dollar Book Store, Northridge

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 2:30 am – 3:30 pm

Address: 8978 Tampa Ave.., Northridge, CA 91324

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/351373838860734 /     

Book Talk: Arthur and Lily at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Lilly Maier.  author of Arthur and Lilly, will present and tell the story of Arthur Kern, who was born in Vienna, and put on a Kindertransport at age ten. Arthur was eventually able to escape to America via France, but he never saw his family again. Sixty years later, as a retired rocket engineer who resided in Los Angeles, Arthur went back to visit his childhood apartment in Vienna and became acquainted with Lilly Maier. Lilly was only eleven at the time, but the two continued to shape each other’s lives from the moment of that meeting..

The original book is published in German. Lilly Maier is currently working on an English version, and her talk will be in German.

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

Where: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 3 pm

Address: 100 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/405653373448582

Randall Slavin & We All Want Something Beautiful at Book Soup

Author Randall Slavin will present and sign his book, We All Want something Beautiful,  a brilliant, raw collection of celebrity photography.  This is his debut collection, from Hollywood nightclubs to glossy New York cover shoots, and stunning portraits to spirited candids.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2432653056988778

First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque 

Join us for our popular monthly open  reading, hosted by Steve Goldman.  Sign-ups begin at 4:45 pm, and readers have a five-minute limit. FREE but donations are gratefully accepted.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 5 pm

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

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

Duende Nights Open Mic Event at Beyond Baroque 

Join us for our multimedia poetry performance experience, organized by America Poet Society founder Antonieta Villamil. FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 5 pm

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

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

Poetry Open Reading at Ironbark Ciderwork, Claremont

Come early to sign up and read your poetry or other creative work, or just come and listen.

Where: Ironbark Ciderworks

Date: Sunday the 1st

Time: 5 pm

Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 1078, Claremont, CA  91711

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/320204505365454/

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 1st

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

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

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

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