Los Angeles Literature Events 1/16/18 –1/21/18

WriTeens Workshop at qmksmmkqiarzkpto, LAPL–Teen Event

Join us for our recurring WriTeens class/workshop throughout the year to work on a poetry book.

Where: Pacoima Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 16th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/writeens-and-poetry-books

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/8/18 –1/14/18

downloadGoogle Expeditions AR at John C. Fremont Branch Library–Adults, Teens, Kids Event

Please join us for our Science Fun, Winter Reading Challenge, as show-and-tell meets augmented reality. Expeditions AR uses Google’s AR technology to map a physical location and place 3D objects, and participants can walk around the objects, get in close to spot details, and step back to see the full picture.

Expeditions include: basic land formations, circulatory system, dinosaurs, DNA/RNA, the ocean floor, phases of the moon, Renaissance art, the solar system, the space race, etc.

Contact the library directly to find out which Expedition is being showcased at this location. This event is recommended for all, ages 5 and up.

NOTE: Check Edendale Branch Library and others for further offerings of this program.

Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

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

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/google-expeditions-ar-augmented-reality-11

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/2/18 –1/7/18


Storytime at Hastings Ranch, Vroman’s Bookstore–Children’s Events


Please join us every Tuesday morning at our Hastings Ranch store for Storytime for children.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore, Hastings Ranch

Date: Tuesday the 2nd

Time: 10 am

Address: 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Website:   http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-hastings-ranch-91 /

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Saying Good By to Dirty Laundry Lit

by Brian Dunlap

downloadEverything must come to an end. Eventually. Los Ángeles writer, author of Grace (Counterpoint, 2016), Natasha Deón, creator of Dirty Laundry Lit, has decided it’s time to end the wildly popular and successful reading series in Hollywood, after seven plus years. It’s best to let Natasha Deón say it in her own words. The following words are taken from a Facebook post she made yesterday.

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Los Angeles Literary Events

to-do-list-nothingAs Christmas and New Years fast approach, the Los Ángeles literary community is taking a vacation. There are no author readings at local independent bookstores around Los Ángeles. Open mics that usually take place the second half of the month have been cancelled. Enjoy the end of 2017 with friends and family. And remember books by local authors such as Cynthia Guardado, Alex Espinoza, Amy Uyematsu, Robin Coste Lewis, Charles Bukowski, Lilliam Rivera, and others, make great gifts.

Los Angeles Literature will be back posting its weekly list of literary events January 2nd. Have a safe and happy end to 2017.

New Open Mic in Pomona

by Brian Dunlap

downloadFriday was the second edition of the open mic Poetry y Pan at Café con Libros in Pomona, hosted by poets and educators Irene Sanchez and Matt Sedillo. The Reading began shortly after 7:30 pm, the Arts District coming to life with music and food. Next door it sounded like a band was playing a familiar Green Day song, kicking off the weekend.

The feature Besskepp had yet to arrive and in the back sat a pink box of pan for readers and audience alike. The population inside the two-month-old lending library appeared close to 15. When things kicked off Matt Sedillo made quick introductions, then announced the first open mic reader.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/11/17 –12/17/17

Father Gregory Boyle at Vroman’s Bookstore (Off-site at All Saints Church)

downloadCome to hear author and founder of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle, discuss and sign his new book Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

The author of Tatoos on the Heart leads the largest gang intervention program in the world, and his first book was hailed as an astounding literary and spiritual feat. Now, in a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, he offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins in Barking to the Choir. This book is guaranteed to shake up our ideas about God and about people with a glimpse at a world defined by more compassion and fewer barriers.

NOTE: You must RSVP at website link to eventbrite to pay $34 for admission for two and one copy of book.

Where: All Saints Church

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101


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