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 5/14/18 –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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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/09/18 –4/15/18

The Big Read of Citizen & Blackout Party at Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

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In celebration of The Big Read of Citizen, by Claudia Rankine, please join us by creating blackout poetry and displaying your poem on our branch’s wall. Event continues during normal branch hours.

See website for directions and details.

Where: Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 12 pm

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

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/big-read-blackout-poetry

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Fifty Years of Beyond Baroque: 1968–2018

By Johanna Drucker

From: LARB

downloadFOR HALF A CENTURY, Beyond Baroque, the literary arts center in Venice, has provided a venue for an eclectic array of voices from diverse communities. Its program flyers and press releases have featured punk poets and New Age mystics, as well as gay, feminist, Black, and Latinx lyricists, storytellers, songsters, and activists. While creating an essential platform for Los Angeles and Southern California writers, Beyond Baroque has also attracted high-profile figures of international renown like Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Jack Hirschman, Dennis Cooper, and Viggo Mortensen. If Southern California shows up on the literary map of late 20th-century America, it is in some significant part because of Beyond Baroque’s tireless activity and advocacy. And the prevailing spirit of inclusiveness in its programming can be attributed to George Drury Smith, who founded the institution in 1968.

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