Los Angeles Literature Events 5/22/17 –5/28/17

Asian Pacific Heritage at Valley Plaza Library, LAPL

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll adults, kids, and pre-school ages are invited to join us to celebrate Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage month with a special morning story-time and craft activity.

Where: Valley Plaza Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 22nd

Time: 11 am

Address: 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood, CA 91605

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/asian-pacific-heritage-storytime-craft

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Book Love: LitFest and Author Fair

by By Alysia Gray Painter

From: NBC4

LitFest-Crowd‘Tis the season for beach-ready reads to pop up at the top of various web pages, those hot, upcoming picks readers can tear into while on vacation.

But book buffs, though they do love a juicy, ocean-close novel, are also reading while they’re packing their suitcase, and lining up the vacation hotel, and before they even decide to take a trip, too.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/15/17 –5/21/17

Maria Felipe at Pico Branch Library, SMPL

Idownloadnspired, lively and fun, author Maria Felipe will discuss and sign , a real-world approach to living based on A Course in Miracles, to guide you toward a life released from fear and doubt and filled with joy and power.

Where: Pico Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Monday the 15th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 2201 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website:   http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=23533

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IN [Los Angeles] LITERARY NEWS

by Daniel Olivas

From: Labloga.com

Life has been a bit busier than usual of late. Not only has my day job revved up a notch or two, I have the great fortune to have two books coming out this year. My short-story collection, The King of Lighting Fixtures, will be released by the University of Arizona Press in September. Here is the cover which incorporates a wonderfully evocative painting by the great Eloy Torrez.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/08/17 –5/14/17

Asian Artists at Play Reading at Mar Vista Branch Library

downloadLA Made-Artists at Play will perform The Untold Yet Spectacular Story of (a Filipino) Hulk Hogan by Victor Maog, the story of an immigrant boy who conjures a pro wrestling fantasy to escape his new life. Artists at Play is a collective of Asian-American creative professionals who curate quality theater in Los Angeles to reflect underrepresented communities, with a focus on the Asian American experience.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/made-la-asian-artists-play-reading

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/01/17 –5/07/17

The Big Read Finale at North Hollywood Regional Library

downloadIn our last branch library meeting to celebrate The Big Read this year, join us to read a poem by Emily Dickinson. Actors, poetry lovers, students, and children are invited to join us and participate.

Where: North Hollywood Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 1st

Time: 3 pm

Address: 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/read-emily-dickinson-poem

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