Queer Poetry Night

By Brian Dunlap 

20190814_195120As a part of the Influx Colletiv’s free monthly queer poetry reading series, their August 22nd event will be held at Rabbit Hole Bar (24 W. Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801) and will feature LA based queer poets: Angie Guerrero, Rocío Carlos, librecht baker, and Ramy El-Etreby. The event begins at 8pm and they will start with an open mic. There will be happy hour during the entire evening. 

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/05/19 – 8/11/19

ATA070119vromans_img04Beer Tasting & Book Signing with J. Ryan Stradal at Pages Bookstore/Off-site Location

Please join us for a beer tasting and book signing as author J. Ryan Stradal discusses his new novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota.

Two sisters. One farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make a living, and wonders what her life would be like if she had a share of that money. Helen buys a successful brewery with the proceeds, and is rigid as a steel keg, while Edith has a heart as big as the state. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take decades, but it is surprising and moving when it comes.

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

Where: Los Angeles Ale Works (hosted by Pages Bookstore)

Date: Monday the 5th

Time:  7 pm

Address: 2918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

Website: http://www.pagesbookstore.com/event/beer-tasting-and-book-signing-j-ryan-stradal

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/29/19 – 8/04/19

downloadYour Author Series: Rilla Alexander at Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Rilla Alexander, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her books, Swarm of Bees and A Bear Sat on My Porch. She is an internationally acclaimed designer and illustrator, and she has worked with such brands as Puma, Volkswagen, and Nokia.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 29th

Time:  4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/your-author-series-starring-rilla-alexander

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/22/19 – 7/28/19

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Let’s do this again!

After the success of our first event, we’re back for another one! Join us for an evening of reading, community, and conversation with Patrick O’Neil.

Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon. He is a contributing editor for Sensitive Skin Magazine, a Pushcart nominee, and two-time nominee for Best of the Net. He is co-creator of the Why There Are Words reading series in Los Angeles.

The Open Mic starts at 7 pm, so if you are interested in reading send us a sample of your work and you will have 5 minutes to share it.

NOTE: See website link for further contact info and details.

Where: Chapman Crafted

Date: Monday the 22nd

Time:  7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 123 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1022881228102122

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Joint Mar Vista Artwalk/Venice Art Crawl and the 6th Annual Poetry Circus and the 6th Annual Poetry Circus

By Brian Dunlap

64461391_10104579167363754_3738690222813085696_oThere was poetry in all parts of Los Angeles this past Saturday, July 13. Not unlike most days in the city, where there are literary events on the Westside, downtown, Long Beach, even out at Cellar Door Books in Riverside. First, I was at a reading at the Venice Library, then drove to the Merry-Go Round at Griffith Park for more. The first a part of the joint Mar Vista Artwalk/Venice Art Crawl. The second, the 6th Annual The Poetry Circus.

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New L.A. Book Festival LitLit Announces Talks by Poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and More

By Michael Schaub
FROM: L.A. Times

EWGQUR43BFGK3ENGYAP6QJ37U4The Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers announced the panelists who will discuss literature, art and activism at LitLit, the Little Literary Fair, which will debut this weekend in L.A.’s Downtown Arts District. The city’s newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, which will also include more than 20 exhibitors from L.A. and other cities on the West Coast.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/15/19 – 7/21/19

245526Your Author Series: Tao Nyeu at John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Tao Nyeu, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her book, Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always, which shows us a glimpse into the life of two funny friends. She specializes in silk screens and water-based inks, giving her illustrations a distinctive style. Her work has won many awards, and has been influenced by Shel Silverstein, Richard Scarry, and Beatrix Potter.

Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 15th

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/your-author-series-starring-tao-nyeu

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