Los Angeles Literature Events 2/24/20 – 3/01/20

download (1)Father Gregory Boyle at Cal State University Los Angeles

Activist priest Father Greg Boyle will discuss his latest book, Barking at the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. A book signing will follow the discussion. The Mind Matters Champion Award recipients will be announced during the event.

Where:  CSULA, Golden Eagle Ballrooms

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 91711

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/event/mind-matters-speaker-series-rev-gregory-j-boyle

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Not A Cult, A New Bookstore In Los Angeles, Puts Authors of Color At The Forefront

By Melissa Ximena Golebiowski
FROM: Lit Hub

Not-A-Cult-Bookstore-Credit_-Rhiannon-McGavinThe door of Los Angeles’ newest bookstore is propped open on a quiet section of Hollywood Boulevard, the front window displaying books on a handmade wooden bookshelf. Inside the front room, you’ll find more books and merchandise below a neon light thought bubble and a sign that reads, “I still haven’t figured out all the people I am.” The staff is friendly, warm and eager to listen. In the back room, separated by curtains, art hangs on the yellow walls. The large space is waiting to be used by Not a Cult, an independent publisher turned bookstore.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/13/19 – 1/19/20

oWaraqah—Holistic Arabic Learning Playgroup at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Caregivers and children immerse their senses in the beauty of the Arabic language through dynamic and rhythmic activities delivered through stories, songs, creative movement and props. This event is led by Dina Halwani and is for children ages 1-6.

Where:  Children’s Book World

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 10:30 am

Address:  10580 ½ W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: http://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/waraqah-holistic-arabic-learning-playgroup-dina-hawani

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Friday Night Poetry: There’re Just Words

By Brian Dunlap

IMG_6577Friday night at Book Show in Highland Park was a goodbye of sorts. Local poets from places such as Santa Clarita, Mar Vista and Long Beach gathered there as if moths drawn to a flame. Drawn to share their experiences. They’d been coming to Book Show on the third Friday of the month for the past two years to share in community at Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words, hosted by L.A. poet Ingrid Calderon-Collins.

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Pasadena Landmark Vroman’s, Southern California’s Oldest Bookstore, Celebrates 125th Anniversary

By Erik Pedersen
FROM: The Daily News

A nighttime view of Vroman's, Nov. 12, 2019. (Photo by Erik Pedersen)At Vroman’s bookstore, you can buy a book, attend storytime, meet an author or — on at least one special occasion — eat a piece of anniversary cake.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/31/19 – 11/03/19

71142984_2401972393403732_4310975910422511616_oPoetry Salon Fall Class – Fullerton    

The Poetry Salon is a fun, nurturing environment where advanced writers share their work and develop their craft. This quarterly 8-week workshop deepens your craft and writing practice, so you can hone your work into powerful written pieces.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event so check further details at website.

Where: Fullerton Location TBA

Date: Thursday the 31st         

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Address:  Fullerton Area Location TBA, Fullerton, CA

Website: https://facebook.com/events/457252281665295

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Sad News For Highland Park Bookstore Book Show

By Jen Hitchcock

NOTE: The following was posted to Book Show’s Facebook page today, October 1, 2019 by the owner Jen Hitchcock.

70998279_10104669909885014_6294625252072751104_oAfter over five years in Highland Park, I am extremely sad to announce that Book Show will be closing our store here at the end of 2019.

Our landlord decided to double our already high rent and is forcing us out. Therefore Book Show will be looking for a new space starting in 2020.

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