Los Angeles Literature Events 6/18/18 –6/24/18

bigread2018eventThe Big Read Book Club & Citizen, at Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library

While supplies last, pick up a copy of Citizen:  An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine at the Information Desk. On Saturday, June 30 at 2 pm, please join your fellow Big Read readers for a discussion of Citizen in the Community Room.

Where: Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Address: 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/big-read-bookclub

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/04/18 –6/10/18

downloadStephen Gee & Los Angeles City Hall at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Stephen Gee joins us to present, discuss and sign his new book from Angel City Press, Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon, one of our most enduring local landmarks. When it opened its doors in 1928, the new Los Angeles City hall was the tallest building in the city and more than half a million people lined the streets to celebrate its dedication. It was a bold symbol of the ambition of America and its people. This book also contains a forward by Eric Garcetti and photographs by Sandra Stojanovi.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/stephen-gee-discusses-and-signs-los-angeles-city-hall-american-icon

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/28/18 –6/03/18

downloadFree Memorial Holiday Monday at LACMA 

Visitors and families of all ages are invited to a FREE day at the museum, with bilingual tours, campus-wide exhibits, including Hidden Narratives exhibit and others, all open to the public, and live music with Soft Streak.

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Date: Monday the 28th

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website: http://www.lacma.org/event/target-free-holiday-monday-10

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/21/18 –5/27/18

owen-toddTony Abbott & Mordicai Gerstein at Children’s Book World–Children’s Event  

Please join us to meet and hear from two authors receiving the Horace Mann Upstander Awards, given yearly to celebrate authors who publish fictional stories that encourage activism on the part of the protagonist. The authors will discuss their work, receive their awards from Antioch University Los Angeles, and the presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. For ages: 10-adult.

The Summer of Owen Todd, by Tony Abbott is the winner of the Annual Book Award.  Mordicai Gerstein is the Lifetime Achievement Award winner for his commitment to activism, and particularly for his latest book, The Boy and the Whale.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 6 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/dan-sheehan-and-daniel-abbott-discuss-and-sign-restless-souls-and-concrete

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/14/18 –5/20/18

downloadRestless Souls & The Concrete, Book Launch & Discussion at Book Soup 

Restless Souls, by Dan Sheehan & The Concrete, by Daniel Abbott, will be presented and discussed in conversation with Melissa X. Golebiowski of Literary Hub.

Restless Souls is a moving and darkly funny meditation on friendship, the emotional ravages of war, and the way our memories simultaneously comfort and restrict us from growing and moving on.

The Concrete is a striking literary debut that grapples with the effects of childhood trauma, lost dreams, human sexuality, and the difficulties of marriage.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/dan-sheehan-and-daniel-abbott-discuss-and-sign-restless-souls-and-concrete

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Six-week poetry workshop welcomes poets of all ages

by MARIEL ROSSI DEVRIES

From: The Occidental 

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The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is hosting a poetry workshop with the theme of intergenerational poetry, which welcomes individuals of all ages, every Tuesday until May 22. Jessica M. Wilson, founder of the Los Angeles Poet Society — a community organization for art and literature based in the city since 2009 — is leading the workshop. Members of the public can sign up for the full six weeks at a fee of $60 or attend a single workshop for $10. Five people attended the first workshop on April 17 and discussed works by beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg, author of “Howl.”

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/07/18 –5/13/18

downloadThe House of Broken Angels at Evening Book Club Discussion at Pages Bookstore 

This month we are discussing Luis Alberto Urrea’s new book, The House of Broken Angels, at our Evening Book Club event. From this Pulitzer Prize finalist we discover a powerful and unforgettable portrait of one Mexican American Family and the American Dream. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de la Cruz has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But just before the date, his 100-year old mother dies herself, leading a farewell double-header in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel’s half-brother, known as Little Angel, half gringo, who has not actually shared their life, although they have shared a father. This complex family reminds us of what it means to be first generation and live two lives across one border.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Address: 9904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/evening-book-club-discussion

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