Los Angeles Literature Events 7/30/18 –8/05/18

downloadMary McCoy & Camp So-and-So at El Sereno Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Mary McCoy, who will present Camp So-and-So. She is a talented writer of stories about Los Angeles’s notorious past, AND a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5226 S. Huntington Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-mary-mccoy

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Poetry Circus #5

by Brian Dunlap

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Last Saturday was the 5th annual Poetry Circus and the first time I attended. I was an hour late, but the circus ran from 5 pm – 10 pm at the Merry-Go-Round at Griffith Park. 44 L.A. poets were scheduled to read over three rings. 44 L.A. poets with vastly different voices and stories to tell.

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PoetryLA Interview With Sarah Thursday

From: Poetry.LA

10997379_10153123132984168_646731247364234962_nThe most recent interview by Poetry.LA. is of Long Beach Poet Sarah Thursday. She is also the founder/publisher of Sadie Girl Press, which she founded in 2014 to create “print form collections of poetry, art, and beyond,” as the presses website states. As self-declared “poetry advocate,” she hosts readings series, leads workshops, organizes literary events, and promotes poets by publishing their work in chapbooks, anthologies. Her most recent chapbook is Seventeen Poems Not About a Lover from Arroyo Seco Press.

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Love is the Message

By Jason Toney
From: misterjt.com

I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE LOS ANGELES.
— JONATHAN GOLD

 

askmrgoldsil2-thumb-520x315_400x400We were standing in the non-fiction, cultural studies aisle of Book Star on Ventura Boulevard when a woman came around the corner and sternly said, “No laughing!” We blushed and then, she smiled.

“Sometimes when I do that, it’s to teenage couples that are smooching in the stacks,” she explained. I revealed that just before we had been looking at “adult books” like 101 Sex Positions and, yes, laughing like school children that were getting away with something.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/23/18 –7/29/18

51fAPak8k9L._SX389_BO1,204,203,200_Courtney Fletcher & The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm at Arroyo Seco Regional Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet illustrator Courtney Fletcher, who will present The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. She is the talented illustrator of popular children’s picture books like The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton and Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Schaefer Bernardo. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-courtney-fletcher

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/16/18 –7/22/18

5107ufkv4+L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_Regina Louise & Someone Has Led This Child to Believe at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Regina Louise joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Memoir.  This is the story on what happens after the events outlined in Somebody’s Someone, and covers her beleaguered adolescent years and her eventual departure for the system as she aged out and tired, against all odds, to pursue her dream of a college education. The story of her adult life culminates with her being reunited with the woman closet to her during her fragmented childhood—and whose long effort to adopt Louise finally came to fruition.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/regina-louise-discusses-and-signs-someone-has-led-child-believe

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