Los Angeles Literature Events 8/26/19 – 9/01/19

66077978_2881784205184675_6814975529419014144_nConchas y Cafe Zine Workshop at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Join us to participate in DSTL Arts’ 10-week creative writing class, Conchas y Café, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages.

Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine-making and also have the opportunity to publish and present their work in a quarterly anthology of writing produced through the program. A public reading and party celebrate the culmination of each series.

Where: Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90011

Website: http://www.lapl.org/events/whats-on/events/conchas-y-café-bilingual-community-writing-workshops

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/19/19 – 8/25/19

downloadSanta Monica Main Library Book Club & Blink at Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Join us for the Santa Monica Main Library Book Club meeting, which is always welcoming new members and alternates between fiction and nonfiction on a month-to-month basis. This month’s nonfiction title is Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell.

Where: Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28527

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/12/19 – 8/18/19

iuPaul Smedley & Huntington Tracks at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Paul Smedley discuss and read from his book, Huntington Trades.

This book tells the story of how Collis and Henry Huntington built their railroading empire into Southern California between the 1870s and the Great Merger of 1911. It is a capitalist’s history, and includes the railroad companies and individuals who tried to stop the Huntington’s progress to forward their own plans and schemes. The birth of the Pacific Electric Railway grew into the most successful electric railway in the world; with 1.100 miles of track in four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The book is enhanced with photos, news clippings, and maps to tell the story the best way possible.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/paul-smedley-discusses-and-signs-huntington-tracks

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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 7/08/19 – 7/14/19

Author_Page_HeaderYour Author Series: Robin Benway at El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL – Teens Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes YA author Robin Benway, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be speaking about her YA novel, Far from the Tree, which received the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her work has won many awards and her novels have been published in more than twenty countries.

Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th

Time:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/your-author-series-starring-robin-benway

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/10/18 –9/16/18

downloadConchas y Café Adult Writing Class at Vernon-Washington Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

This writing program for adults, seniors, and Spanish speakers is a 10-week creative writing class offered by the nonprofit DSTL Arts and results in a quarterly anthology of the writing produced in this program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 10-week series.

Where: Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-cafe-adult-writing-class

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/26/18 –4/01/18

Poets Reading on Oscar “Zeta” Acosta at Redwood Bar & Grill

downloadPlease join us for, Hunting the Brown Buffalo: Poets Read and Reflect on Oscar “Zeta” Acosta. Chicano Movement icon Oscar “Zeta” Acosta’s novels, Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo and Revolt of the Cockroach People, are testaments to the movement’s focus on criminal justice, civil rights, cultural identity and affirmation, and discrimination.

Six writers read new work that reflects on his legacy and ask what his life and writing can teach us today. The reading will be followed by a screening of Phillip Rodriguez’s documentary, The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, at Civic Center Studio, 207 S. Broadway, Suite One, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Featured readers include:

Adrian Arancibia is a co-founder of Taco Shop Poets, authored the collections, Atacama Poems and The Keeper/El guardador, and will release Poems of Exhaustion in 2018. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Miramar Community College.

Darren J. de Leon, is an award-winning poet, playwright, performance artist, radio journalist, taquero, DJ, teacher, and community activist. In 1995 he founded Los Delicados: Poetas del Sol, San Francisco’s avant garde leaders of the Latino Spoken Word scene.  

Carribean Fragoza has published fiction and poetry, as well as arts/culture reviews and essays. Her chapbook, K-12 was published by Eohippus Labs, and she is co-director of the South El Monte art Posse (SEMAP).

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is a poet and journalist. In 1994 he co-founded Taco Shop Poets. He’s been a reporter at NPR-affiliate KPCC 89.3FM in  Los Angeles since 2000.

Joseph Rios is the author of Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations (Omnidawn). He is a VONA alumnus and a Macondo Fellow, and was named one of the notable Debut Poets by Poets & Writers Magazine for 2017.

Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, culture, and brown body. She is co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and is an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Her first book, Corazon, was published with Not a Cult in fall of 2017.

FREE event! Register at Eventbrite link.

Where: Redwood Bar & Grill

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 6:30 pm: Meet for sidewalk performance on sidewalk on east side of Hill St, between 2nd and 3rd at 252 Hill St.

7 pm: Poetry Reading at Redwood Bar & Grill.

8:15 pm: Screening of documentary at Civic Center Studio.

Address: 316 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunting-for-the-brown-buffalo-poets-read-reflect-on-oscar-zeta-acosta-tickets-43869941175?aff=efbneb

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