Los Angeles Literature Events 7/22/19 – 7/28/19

66160534_960444180953449_5856483053953613824_nWrite to Read Event & Open Mic at Chapman Crafted

Let’s do this again!

After the success of our first event, we’re back for another one! Join us for an evening of reading, community, and conversation with Patrick O’Neil.

Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon. He is a contributing editor for Sensitive Skin Magazine, a Pushcart nominee, and two-time nominee for Best of the Net. He is co-creator of the Why There Are Words reading series in Los Angeles.

The Open Mic starts at 7 pm, so if you are interested in reading send us a sample of your work and you will have 5 minutes to share it.

NOTE: See website link for further contact info and details.

Where: Chapman Crafted

Date: Monday the 22nd

Time:  7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 123 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1022881228102122

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/22/19 – 4/28/19

Colin Dayan & In the Belly of Her Ghost at Chevalier’s Bookstore

308b68_17d20a51e1304e0d8b701ec40036fcfa_mv2Join us to hear Colin Dayan, author of In the Belly of Her Ghost. The author has one of the most original minds in America and also one of the fiercest. Here for the first time she turns her rigorous intellect toward her vexed relationship with her mother, and subsequent suffering. Plus, she does so with her usual uncompromising clarity in a book that is not exactly an easy read, but one that’s hard to put down, according Madison Smartt Bell.

Colin (Joan) Dayan is the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, and the author of: Haiti, History, and the God, The Story of Cruel and Unusual, The Law Is a White Dog, and With Dogs at the Edge of Life. her memoirs of growing up in Georgia have been published in The Yale Review, Southwest Review, and LARB, among others.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 22nd                                                          

Time: 7 am

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90008

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks/event/colin-dayan

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/21/19 –1/27/19

downloadMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at CAAM

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. See the schedule for complete details, including a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, as well as his 1968 Los Angeles speech introduced by James Baldwin, and much more!

NOTE: Tickets and details available at Eventbrite link.

Where: California African American Museum (CAAM)

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Address:  600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Website: http://caamuseum.org/programs/special-events/martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration-2019    or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration-tickets-53894614242

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/14/19 –1/20/19

downloadMain Library Book Group & Snow Flower and the Secret Fan at Santa Monica Library, SMPL

Join our long-running book discussion group, which is always welcoming new members, and alternates between fiction and nonfiction on a month-to-month basis. Our January selection is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See.

Where: Community Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address:  601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28509

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/07/19 –1/13/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWinter Author Series & YA Author Aditi Khorana at Memorial Branch Library, LAPL – Teen Event

Join our Winter Author Series to hear YA author Aditi Khorana discuss her latest novel, The Library of Fates, a romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore. All interested teens (6th – 12th graders) are welcome, and refreshments are provided. Lucky winners will receive a free copy of her book.

Where: Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/winter-author-series-ya-author-aditi-khorana

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/10/18 –12/16/18  

WORKSHOP-Writing-From-Experience (1)Workshop: Writing From Experience at 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us for the Creative Writing Workshop: Writing From Experience, which will give participants tips on how to write novels loosely based on their own experience, and turn real life events into compelling fictional narratives.

Helene is an Orange County novelist and the author of Diary of a 99%-er, and its sequel Back in OC: Almost Homeless.

NOTE: This workshop costs $30, and tickets can be purchased at website.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: 115 N. Orange St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://1888.center/calendar/workshop-writing-from-experience/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/03/18 –12/09/18  

41TujTkRe5L._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_Joshua Rivkin & Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly at Book Soup

Join us to hear Joshua Rivkin present his book, Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly. Upon first seeing Twombly’s remarkable room-size paintings, the author became obsessed with this mysterious artist and has now reconstructed his life based upon years of archival research and interviews. From his time at legendary Black Mountain College, to his canonization in a 1994 MoMA retrospective, this book presents a more personal and searching type of biography, and brings to life the story of a more complex artist than we’ve known.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/joshua-rivkin-discusses-and-signs-chalk-art-and-erasure-cy-twombly

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