Los Angeles Literature Events 5/11/20 – 5/17/20

NOTE: All Events Are Online/Vritual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

FB_IMG_1589165147428Roots: Family History Project with VSU Bruins

The Roots; Family History Project is for those who want to share their Vietnamese and/or Southeast Asian-American stories or the stories of their parents, family or friends. You must fill out an interest form available online and a journalist will contact you to follow up.

Where: Online-Virtual event

Date: Monday the 11th & Tuesday the 12th         

Time: 12 am – 12 am

Address: Online/Virtual event (see website link for information)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2522207648097351/  

Let’s Read!/Vamos a Leer! Bilingual Storytime Via SMPL Facebook – Kids Event

Join Santa Monica Public Library Facebook Live for a live bilingual English/Spanish storytime at home via the Santa Monica Public Library Facebook page, Mondays at 1 pm PST.

Where: Santa Monica Public Library

Date: Monday the 11th           

Time: 1 pm – 1:30 pm

Address: FACEBOOK

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/147566246665825

Free Online Writing Class for All Ages with Writer Eric Kaplan

Join us for a free online writing event with writer Eric Kalan (Futurama, Big Bang Theory, etc.) for a “Learn to Write” class online. When this six-week class ends you will know how to tell a story and write a short script. It’s free to download and free to join.

Where: Online

Date: Monday the 11th           

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Address: ZOOM

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2611020332476071/

Free Online Kids Storytime with Actor Mayim Hoya Bialik – Kids Event

Join us for a free online event with actor/author Mayim Hoya Bialik (Beaches, Big Bang Theory) for a Kids Storytime online. It’s free to download and free to join.

Where: Online

Date: Monday the 11th           

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: ZOOM

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1303006029890408/

Monday Night Fiction Workshop at Beyond Baroque

The free Monday Night Fiction Workshop led by Jessica Dolby focuses on generating creativity and writing fiction, including narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, and the realization of an idea. Bring copies of 2-3 pages of fiction for critique and discussion.

Where: Beyond Baroque online (tickets at Eventbrite)

Date: Monday the 11th         

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

Address: Zoom Online

Website: https://beyondbaroque.com/calendar or https://www.facebook.com/events/534987650407119/

Creativity Unleashed – Artist’s Way Workshop

This ongoing 8-week workshop based on Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, will tap into the source of your creative nature in a comfortable, playful, and communal environment.

These are Tuesday Mornings and Evenings series, April 21 – June

NOTE: Registration costs, tickets, and details available at website.

Where: Playful Art Studio

Date: Tuesday the 12th   

Time: 10:30 pm – 1:30 pm or 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: Zoom Online Studio

Website: https://facebook.com/evetns/801405263703723/

Former Governor Jerry Brown & Man of Tomorrow presented by Writers Blok et al

Former Governor Jerry Brown, in conversation with journalist and author Jim Newton, will present and discuss his new book, Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown. Brown, a visionary of inexhaustible political ambition, and a public servant like no other, was the longest serving governor in California history, three time Presidential candidate, and has had a lasting impact on policies concerning climate change, immigration and more

NOTE: To purchase a copy of the book in advance of the event, go to the Book Soup link.

Where: Writers Blok, LA World Affairs Council & Town Hall Online

Date: Tuesday the 12th           

Time: 11 am – 12 am

Address: Online Event (webinar)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/279118813112932/

Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe: Book Presentation & Discussion

Join us on Zoom Online for a discussion of the book Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe, by Katherine Piechocki, an associate professor in Harvard’s Comparative Literature Department.

Where: UCLA Zoom Event Online (Registration required)

Date: Tuesday the 12th           

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Address: Zoom Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/160003486750198/   

The Blank Page Writing Club

Every Tuesday the Blank Page Writing Club hosts an eclectic group of writers who discuss all things writing or publishing. All adults are welcome to join and bring in any work you would like to read for feedback

NOTE: Check with site/bookstore re online platform and details.

Where: The Open Book Online

Date: Tuesday the 12th           

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Address: Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/206139583942738/

Mary Cecilia Jackson & Brandy Colbert at Vroman’s Live Online – YA Event

Authors Mary Cecilia Jackson Brandy Colbert, will present their latest releases, Sparrow and Only Black Girls in Town.

Jackson’s devastating but hopeful YA debut, Sparrow, is about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future.

Colbert’s debut middle grade novel, The Only Black Girls in Town, is about two girls who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

NOTE: Check with site/bookstore re online platform and details.

Where: Vroman’s Live, Crowdcast Online

Date: Tuesday the 12th           

Time: 5 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-mary-cecilia-jackson-brandy-colbert–present-their-latest-releaases-sparrow-only

Virtual Poetry Open Mic with Westwood Library, LAPL

Join us at the Virtual Westwood Library Open Mic, hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

NOTE: If you don’t know Zoom yet, look it up in Wikipedia, then download the app and be ready to use it for this event!

Where: Zoom Westwood Branch Library event

Date: Tuesday the 12th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: Zoom meeting # 879 6293 9510 OR http://us02web.zoom.us/j/87962939510

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/255301498994797

Author Maggie Downs Reading/Q&A on Writers Blok Online

Author Maggie Downs will present her memoir and travelogue, Braver than You Think.

This is Downs’ first book, and she’ll discuss the publication process and how she gets work done on the road.

NOTE: Check at site re online platform and details. Registration required for this free event.

Where: Writers Blok Online

Date: Tuesday the 12th           

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: Writers Blok Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/901408293653379  

HPBL Virtual Book Club

In this Virtual Book Club we will have a different theme or specific book to discuss every Tuesday. Join for one event or for all!

This week’s theme will be Branch Book Club books: The Art Forger and Lab Girl.

Register using the link provided at website.

NOTE: Check website link for details.

Where: Huntington Beach Public Library Online

Date: Tuesday the 12th  

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: ZOOM Online (check online link for details)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/535235583846049/

Kathy Valentine, with Kathleen Hanna, & All I Ever Wanted on Crowdcast Online

In this Online event Book Soup presents Kathy Valentine, in conversation with Kathleen Hanna, discusses her book, All Go I Ever Wanted, which traces her path from a Texas childhood to the height of rock ‘n roll stardom with the Go Go’s band and her quest to regain herself after its end.

NOTE: Check website link for details.

Where: Crowdcast Online

Date: Tuesday the 12th  

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/kathy-valentine-conversation-kathleen-hanna-discusses-all-i-ever-wanted-rock-n’-roll-memoir  

Aimee Liu, with Sandra Tsing Loh, & Glorious Boy Discussion Online

Diesel Online presents Glorious Boy, by Aimee Liu, joined in conversation by fellow author Sandra Tsing Loh.. We have moved online to meet on Crowdcast for this event.

It’s 1942. The Japanese have invaded Burma and are closing in on India/ Anthropologist Claire Durant and her husband Shep, a civil surgeon, must evacuate with their mute four-year-old Ty. They cannot, however, take Naila, the local girl whose ability to communicate with Ty has ma e them dangerously dependent on her. After both children disappear the morning of the evacuation, all then become enmeshed in a desperate odyssey in which they strive to save their beloved “glorious boy.”

NOTE: To RSVP and for details, check website link.

Where: Crowdcast Online Event

Date: Tuesday the 12th           

Time: 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website:  http://facebook.com/events/535714167379356   

Vanessa Schwatrz, with Britt Salvesen, & Jet Age Aesthetic at Skylight Books

Skylight Bookstore presents Vanessa Schwartz, in conversation with Britt Salvesen, to discuss her book, Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion, which is a stunning look at the impact of the jet plane on the mid-century aesthetic, form Disneyland to Life magazine.

NOTE: Check website link for details.

Where: Skylight Books (Check if online event)

Date: Tuesday the 12th  

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: Check site to determine if Online or Instore event

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/vanessa-r-schwartz-discusses-her-new-book-jet-age-aesthetic-britt-salvesen

Family Fun Zoom Meeting – Kids Event

Family Fun Zone is a virtual event full of kid-friendly activities and offering storytime, crafts, and more for children ages 0-5.

NOTE: Registration is FREE ticket for this event.

Where: Westside Infant Family Network (WIN)

Date: Wednesday the 13th   

Time: 11 am

Address: Zoom Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2818076744896424/

Red Hen Press Spring Book Tour Online: Felicia Zamora & Francisco Aragon

The RHP Spring Book Tour is a Virtual Reading & Conversation Series held on Wednesday nights at 4 pm.

Today’s event is our fourth episode, and it features Felicia Zamora, author of Body of Render, and Francisco Aragon, author of After Ruben who will discuss how they’re coping with quarantine, their inspirations, and the necessity of poetry during this time.

NOTE: Check with site/bookstore re online platforms and details. (Books are available for 30% off.)

Where: Red Hen Press Online

Date: Wednesday the 13th           

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: Online at Facebook or YouTube or linkedin.com (see site)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/1084738991919460

Graphic Novel Hangout for Teens (Virtual) – Teen Event

Valley Plaza Branch Library, LAPL presents a hangout for tens ages 11 and up to discuss wat they’ve been reading, as well as the possibility of establishing a regular hangout schedule.

Email YA librarian Tara at link at website for meeting information.

NOTE: Registration is FREE ticket for this event.

Where: Online event

Date: Wednesday the 13th   

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: Online event

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2523935031041606

Rufi Thorpe, with Cynthia Sweeney, at Vroman’s Live Online

Authors Rufi Thorpe & Cynthia Sweeney will discuss Thorpe’s book, The Knockout Queen.

The Knockout Queen presents a tragic and unflinching portrait of identity, a fascinating examination of our struggles to exist in our bodies, and an excruciatingly beautiful story of two humans aching for connection.

NOTE: Check with site/bookstore re online platform and details.

Where: Vroman’s Live, Crowdcast Online

Date: Wednesday the 13th           

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-rufi-thorpe-cynthia-sweeney-discusses-knockout-queen

Online Book Chat for Adults with Studio City Branch Library

Join us by phone or web to chat about books you enjoy! Come ready to talk about any book you want, or just listen to others as they tell you about books they have enjoyed.

NOTE: Register by email link for information on connection to event.

Where: Studio City Library Online

Date: Wednesday the 13th   

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: Library Online event

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/592644538033375/

Deborah Lott & Paul Lisicky Discuss New Books at Skylight Books

Skylight Bookstore presents Deborah Lott & Paul Lisicky, to discuss their new books, the writing life in quarantine, and what they’ve been reading.

Don’t Go Crazy Without Me is Deborah Lott’s tragic coming-of-age story of a girl who grew up under the seductive sway of her outrageously eccentric father. When he plunged from neurotic to full blown psychotic, she nearly followed him. Sanity is not always a choice.

Later: My LIfe at the Edge of the World is Paul Liscky’s book about finding an idyllic haven in Provincetown to search for love and connection, only to see it transform during the AIDS crisis. What might utopia look like during a time of dystopia?

NOTE: Register at Eventbrite link to get details and password.

Where: Skylight Books (Zoom online event)

Date: Wednesday the 13th  

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: Zoom Online event

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/live-zoom-deborah-lott-and-paul-lisicky    

Words Up Online Poetry Event

In this Virtual Live Online event presented by Steven Holmstead on Zoom we feature different poets to uplift us with the power of words:

Tonight’s feature is Erik Peterson. Future guests TBA.

NOTE: Check website link for details.

Where: Zoom Online

Date: Wednesday the 13th  

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: Zoom Online (check online link for details)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/517209732493562/

HPBL Storytime LIVE! Online – Kids Event

In this Virtual Live Storytime every Thursday morning, Miss Kari will host a preschool storytime!

Register using the link provided at website.

NOTE: Check website link for details.

Where: Huntington Beach Public Library Online

Date: Thursday the 14th  

Time: 10 am – 10:30 am

Address: Library Online (check online link for details)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/535235583846049/

Using Scene to Build Story: Workshop by SCBWI

By keeping a few crucial components in mind as you construct each scene, you can create a story with cohesion and flow – a novel that readers won’t be able to put down. FREE to SCBWI members.

NOTE: Check site to see if online event.

Where: Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)

Date: Thursday the 14th   

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Address: Check site to see if this is Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/944900519299726

Digital Open Mic Poetry Reading with Claremont University’s Tufts Poetry Awards

Please join us for our annual open mic reading.

Read your own creative work, or share a poem you love.

All are welcome! RSVP to tufts@cgu.edu to receive information on how to join the Zoom meeting.

Where: CGU Online event

Date: Thursday the 14th   

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Address: Zoom Online event

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/716122709129334  

Scripps Online Event with Samantha Irby & Wow, No Thank You

Join us for a conversation with blogger, humorist, and essayist Samantha Irby online, presented by Scripps College at Scripps Presents @ Home. Her latest book, Wow, No Thank You, addresses class, sexuality, and pop culture with inimitable hilarity and candor. Call Your Girlfriend’s Ann Friedman joins her for a conversation, and Skylight Books is our partner to provide you with a copy of Irby’s latest book,

Where: Scripps College Online

Date: Thursday the 14th   

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm

Address: Scripps College Online Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2586936748219840/  

How to Get Inspired, Stay Inspired & Keep Writing Workshop

Let’s strip away the common barriers and struggles that writer face, dispel the myths and troubleshoot writer’s block every time. Find your purpose as a writer and ignite inspiration that will guide you towards success. Guest speaker Aleisha Brooks will guide our efforts.

NOTE: See website for costs and details.

Where: Virtual Online Event

Date: Thursday the 14th   

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: Virtual Online event

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229125077284971   

Celia Stahr & Frida in America at Book Soup Crowdcast Online

Author Celia Stahr will discuss her new book, Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist.

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was thrilled to come to America to live and travel in November 1930. Only twenty-three and newly married to the famous artist Diego Rivera, she was pushed in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck twice. This book recreates her pivotal journey to becoming the world famous artist that was Frida Kahlo.

NOTE: Check with site/bookstore re online platform and details.

Where: Book Soup, Crowdcast Online

Date: Thursday the 14th           

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/celia-stahr-discusses-frida-america-creative-awakening-great-artist

Ishmael Beah & Little Family at Vroman’s Live Online

Author Ishmael Beah will discuss his new book, Little Family, a powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace homes they have lost with the one they have created together..

Little Family presents a story of five young people improvising a home in an abandoned airplane, a relic of their country’s tumultuous past. Hidden away from a harsh outside world, this is a tender and profound portrayal of the connections they have forged to survive the fate they are dealt.

NOTE: Check with site/bookstore re online platform and details.

Where: Vroman’s Live, Crowdcast Online

Date: Thursday the 14th           

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-ishmael-beah-discusses-little-famly  

Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink & The Faceless Old Woman at Diesel Bookstore Online

Authors Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink will read and discuss their book, The Faceless Old Woman Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home, in an online event.

This original adventure follows the compelling and chilling story of the elderly specter who lives in every home in Night Vale and the terrifying vengeance she is capable of. Told in a series of flashbacks, it takes place in early eighteenth century Europe where a spirit travels the world for decades before settling in Night Vale where her swashbuckling history haunts and sabotages a man named Craig.

This event is free but you must RSVP online.

Where: Diesel Bookstore Online

Date: Thursday the 14th           

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/virtual-event-thursday-may-14th-630-p-jeffrey-cranor-and-joseph-fink-discuss-faceless-old

Rock ‘N Roll Pajama Storytime – Kids Event

Put on your comfiest pajamas, snuggle up with a blanket and you favorite stuffed animal, and tune in to Facebook Live for Rock ‘N Roll storytime on the library Facebook page.

Where: Online Event

Date: Thursday the 14th         

Time: 7 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: Facebook Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2973609116024676/

Nikolai Garcia & Jenise Miller at LibroMoblile Online

Join LibroMoblie Instagram live for a virtual reading and conversation with authors Nikolai Garcia and Jenise Miller

Nikolai Garcia is the author of Nuclear Shadows of Palm Trees and is assistant editor for Dryland, a literary journal based in South Central. He is founding member of the Coleman Collective and lives in Compton.

Jenise Miller is the author of the chapbook The Boulevard and is an urban planner, a Pushcart-nominated poet, a VONA fellow, and writes about growing up in Compton in her poems.

Where: Online (see details at website link)

Date: Thursday the 14th   

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Address: See LibroMobile Instagram live website:

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/1593033324196670  

SHOUT! The Open Mic Poetry Night at Half Off Books (Check website)

Join the SHOUT Open Mic every second Thursday of every month to share your poetry, music, storytelling, comedy, and magic. We love our audiences as mush as our open mic readers.

Where: Check website to see if this is an Online Event

Date: Thursday the 14th         

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: Check website to see if this is Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/30367672392641/     

Storytime for Kids with LACE – Kids Event

Families, teachers, and children of all ages are invited to join this IGTV broadcast every Friday at Noon, to read a book from our Places + People Book List. Appropriate for ages 1-5.

This week the book is Nana in the City, and the activity is a City Scape.

Where: The L.A. Conservancy

Date: Friday the 15th            

Time: 12 pm

Address: Instagram Livecast on IGTV

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1289618847914999

Book Buzz Online Adult Book Club

Join us twice monthly on Fridays at noon on Instagram Live to get the buzz.

Book Buzz is unlike traditional book clubs as you get to choose what you read according to the current theme. Contact Upland Public Library for resources or to suggest themes.

For our first meeting we willb e reading a childhood favorite. Pick any book that you loved as a child, e,g, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Where: Upland Public Library Online

Date: Friday the 15th            

Time: 12 pm – 12:30 pm

Address: Instagram Livecast

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1962356527241383/   

Annual David Sedaris Humor Writing Contest at CAP UCLA

We are pleased to announce the “11th Annual David Sedaris Writing Competition.”

You may submit your stories at the submissions link at website.

Where: CAP UCLA Online Submissions

Date: Friday the 15th            

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Address: See website link for details.  

Website: https://www.faceebook.com/events/577601823113562   

A Story Like No Other with AAJA-LA Online

A Story Like No Other: On the Frontlines with Asian Americans Covering the Covid-19 Pandemic, An Online Conversation Presented by AAJA-Los Angeles Chapter.

Where: Online information and link at website

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Address: Online link at website

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/539070990142978

Family Storytime with Book Buddies Online – Family Event

Nurture your family’s love of books by joining us for a storytime led by our wonderful Book Buddies readers, who are performing artists and actors, for children of all ages.

Where: West Hollywood Library Online

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 11 am – 11:30 am

Address: West Hollywood Library Online

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/1618697054932239

Fireside Chat with Essayist Meghan Daum & Q&A on Writers Blok Online

Our Fireside Chats are a chance to learn from and build relationships with experts in the craft. They’re conducted AMA style and each lasts 50 minutes. Author Meghan Daum has written for The Los Angeles Tiemes. The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, and her books include:

Misspent Youth, The Unspeakable, and The Problem with Everything.

NOTE: This is a free event, but registration is required. See details at site.

Where: Writers Blok Online (see details at website link)

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Address: Writers Blok Online (see website)

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/260888028622051  

Paws and Pages At Home Event Offered by Wallis Annenberg PetSpace

Join the Paws and Pages event, a fun family online reading which features a new book every week, and an opportunity to “meet” one of our adoptable pets and post questions for one of our animal care and adoption specialists.

Where: Livestream link at website

Date: Saturday the 16th            

Time: 12 pm – 12:30 pm

Address: RSVP and get Livestream link at website

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/152933359478998/

Author Event with Dr. Dolan at Book Monster

Author Dr. Moira Dolan presents Boneheads and Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (Quill Driver Books, March 10, 2020), which profiles the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine from 1901 to 1950.

Where: Check website to check if this is an online event.

Date: Saturday the 16th            

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: Check details and link at website

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/662165980994992/    

Saturday Afternoon Poetry with Pasadena Public Library

Join Saturday Afternoon Poetry online at Zoom for an Open Reading  and to hear our featured guests:  Mariko Kita Kubo, Briana Munoz, Karo Ska.

Where: Online (see details at website link)

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: Zoom

Website; https://www.saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com

Virtual Poetry Open Mic with Oxnard Public Library Online

Join our Virtual Poetry Open Mic by listening to some local poets pour out their souls.

Where: Online (see details at website link)

Date: Saturday the 16th

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Address: Zoom or Facebook online

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/910950012664360

Gibby Haynes & Thomas Lennon & Present YA Books at Book Soup Crowdcast Online

Authors Gibby Haynes & Thomas will discuss their new books, Me and Mr. Cigar and Ronan Doyle and the Swamp of certain Death.

Me and Mr. Cigar is the surreal tale of seventeen-year-old Oscar Lester and his trusted dog, Mr. Cigar. Ronan Doyle (Book #2) is a detective in the Garda Special Unit that polices wee folk.

NOTE: Check with site/bookstore re online platform and details.

Where: Book Soup, Crowdcast Online

Date: Saturday the 16th           

Time: 4 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.booksoup.com/event/gibby-haynes-and-thomas-lennon-present-me-mr-cigar-and-and-ronan-boyle-swamp-certain-death   

Book Launch for A Rabbi at Sea in Northridge

Join the Book Launch for A Rabbi at Sea online through Jewish meeting place meetups.

Where: Online (see details at website link)

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 10:30 am – 1 pm

Address: To register, do so through meetup groups.

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/1148644138861249

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Chapter Readings with Huntington Beach Library – Kids Event

Listen to Miss Barbara read a different chapter-cure from the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald each Sunday online.

Who is Mrs. Piggle Wiggle? What is the radish cure and the Won’t Pick Up Toys Cure? Why is her house upside down?

Where: HBPL Facebook (register online)

Date: Sunday the 17th       

Time: 2 pm

Address: Facebook online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/525592941434979

Café Con Libros Book Club in Pomona

Join us as we discuss some of the top selling books at Cafe con Libros Press.

Where: Check to see if this is an online event.

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Address: Check to see if this is an online event.

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/570362047152552  

The After School Writing Workshop with Ryka Aoki

Join the After School Writing Workshop, a monthly work space and test platform for writers who are self-identified queers and people of color. Our goal is to develop your writing projects that subvert or repurpose how literature is made and read. Event is facilitated by Ryka Aoki and Assistant Facilitator Catherine Chen.

Where: Zoom online event with Beyond Baroque

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: Zoom online event.

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/851592265225751

Tim DeRoche & Glorio Romero & A Fine Line at Vroman’s Live Online

The authors will discuss their book, A Fine Line: How Most American Kids Are Kept Out of the Best Public Schools, in conversation with Jill Stewart. Sixty-six years after the Brown vs, Board of Educ ation decision, many of the best public schools remain closed to all but the most privileged families, as school districts often draw attendance zones around their best schools, which can determine whether certain students are on track for future success or are barely able to read.

Where: Vroman’s Live  crowdcast online

Date: Sunday the 17th       

Time: 3 pm

Address: Vroman’s Live crowdcast online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-tim-deroche-and-glorio-romero-discuss-and-sign-fine-line-how-most-americna-kids

Find Your Voice Amidst the Noise: Performance Anxiety

This workshop will explore ways that we can decolonize performance, stay grounded amidst anxiety, and perform as our authentic selves. In addition to the presentation and zine reading, the workshop will include introductory stretches & vocal exercises, as well as journaling prompts.

NOTE: Registration required online by Saturday May 16th. *** $5-$10 suggested donation.

Where: Zoom online event

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Address: Zoom link event.

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/2489068161407691

We’re All Gonna Die Dystopian Book Club with The Last Bookstore

Join the We’re All Gonna Die Dystopian Book Club with host Peter Clines, when we read and discuss Ling Ma’s debut, Severance, a unique post-apocalyptic critique of capitalism and its empathetic characters.

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

Where: Zoom online event with The Last Bookstore

Date: Sunday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: Zoom online event.

Website; https://www.facebook.com/events/639140120150381

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