Los Angeles Literature Events 2/03/20 – 2/09/20

51rtU9SpehL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Tommy Davidson & Living Color: What’s Funny About Me at Barnes and Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market

Join us at Barnes and Noble, The Grove to hear actor and stand-up comic Tommy Davidson present and sign his book What’s Funny About Me, a revealing memoir about this 1990 start in the award-winning TV show In Living Color, a pioneering sketch comedy show. It featured a multi-racial cast of actors and dancers who spoke to an underrepresented new generation created by Hip Hop Nation.

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

Where: Barnes and Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm                                   

Address: 189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/528361937889844/   or http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062100856-0

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/27/20 – 2/02/20

download (1)Mietek Boduszynski & US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World at LMU

Author Mietek Bosduszynski will discuss and sign his book, US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World. Should the US offer more support to the Middle East and Northern Africa to democratize? Join us in a discussion with an expert on the Balkans and the modern Middle East and North Africa, especially Iraq, Libya and Egypt.

The author teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, and was a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State at postings in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq.

Where:  LMU, McIntosh Center, University Hall, 3999

Date: Monday the 27th

Time: 5 pm

Address:  1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/13/19 – 1/19/20

oWaraqah—Holistic Arabic Learning Playgroup at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Caregivers and children immerse their senses in the beauty of the Arabic language through dynamic and rhythmic activities delivered through stories, songs, creative movement and props. This event is led by Dina Halwani and is for children ages 1-6.

Where:  Children’s Book World

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 10:30 am

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

Website: http://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/waraqah-holistic-arabic-learning-playgroup-dina-hawani

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/06/19 – 1/12/20

download #2Docent Tour of Central Library at Downtown LA Central Library

Visit Los Angeles Public Library’s historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its distinctive sphinxes and rooftop pyramid. Wander through the 1993 Tom Bradley Wing, designed by architect Norman Pfeiffer, and gaze at the 8–story atrium with its whimsical chandeliers. Learn about the library’s comprehensive collections. All tours are FREE. Start the year by getting to know your LAPL central library!

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 12:30 pm                            

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

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/docent-tours-central-library

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La Palabra, A Great Way to End the Year

By Brian Dunlap

IMG_6619Avenue 50 Studio was packed with poets, folding chairs and powerful and difficult-but necessary-words. It was the third Sunday in December and Santa Ana winds sent a chill through Highland Park. But the front room inside the gallery dedicated to local Latinx art, with an emphasis on Chicanx artists, was a safe space filled with familiar faces. It was the final La Palabra open mic of the year.

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Holiday Break

noAs it’s the thick of the holiday season, Los Angeles Literature is taking this week and next week off from from compiling it’s weekly list of events as the literary community has gone dark to celebrate good times with loving family, no matter what form family may take. The list will return on January 5th with events for the week of the 6th-12th.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/16/19 – 12/22/19

71567610_10156051937837757_561355833359728640_o (1)Improvisational Workshop at The Artist’s Way Writer

Make the hard work of writing easier and better…in this transformational, small online workshop with Kelly Morgan.

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

Where: The Artist’s Way Writer

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 6 pm – 8:15 pm                  

Address: Online workshop; check website for details.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223729637821597/

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