Los Angeles Literature Events 6/15/20 – 6/21/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

20200614_154528Free Online Writing Class for All Ages with Writer Eric Kaplan

Join us for a free online writing event with writer Eric Kalan (Futurama, Big Bang Theory, etc.) for a “Learn to Write” class online. When this six-week class ends you will know how to tell a story and write a short script. It’s free to download and free to join.

Where: Online

Date: Monday the 15th

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Address: ZOOM

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223428574716573/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/01/20 – 6/07/20

All Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

31934473_1611006878969028_8047571185627561984_nVroman’s Live: Stephen Haff & Kid Quixote at Crowdcast Online

Author Stephen Haff presents his book Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. The author is the founder of Still Waters in a Storm, which serves Spanish speaking immigrant children in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Where:  Crowdcast Online event (Register in advance)

Date: Monday the 1st

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-stephen-haff-presents-kid-quixote-group-students-their-teacher-and-one-room

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/11/20 – 5/17/20

NOTE: All Events Are Online/Vritual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

FB_IMG_1589165147428Roots: Family History Project with VSU Bruins

The Roots; Family History Project is for those who want to share their Vietnamese and/or Southeast Asian-American stories or the stories of their parents, family or friends. You must fill out an interest form available online and a journalist will contact you to follow up.

Where: Online-Virtual event

Date: Monday the 11th & Tuesday the 12th         

Time: 12 am – 12 am

Address: Online/Virtual event (see website link for information)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2522207648097351/  

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/10/20 – 2/16/20

Writers-Week-2020-320x320The 43rd Annual Writers Week Conference at UC Riverside (Day 1 of 5)

Join us for Day 1 of the 43rd Annual Writers Week at UCR, the longest-running, free literary event in California, featuring renowned authors of the day alongside those at the start of promising careers. Tom Lutz is Writers Week director.

All events are free and open to the public, and parking is free (permits available at the Kiosk).

12:30 pm: Tom Lutz is the author, most recently, of Born Slippy: A Novel. He is founding editor of Los Angeles Review of Books and a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UCR. His other work includes two books of travel essays, plus the cultural histories Crying and Doing Nothing, and the literary histories Cosmopolitan Vistas and American Nervousness, 1903.

1:30 pm: Norma Cantu (Steven Minot Lecture) is the author, most recently, of Cabanuelas: A Love Story and Meditacion Fronteriza: Poems of Life. She has published articles on a number of academic subjects as well as poetry and fiction. Her publications on border literature and other subjects have earned her an international reputation as a scholar and folklorist. Her award-winning Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera chronicles her childhood experiences on the border. She edits the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Cuture and Traditions book series at Texas A&M University Press.

3:00 pm: Jerry Stahl is a writer of memoir (Permanent Midnight, OG Dad), novels (Perv, I Fatty, Pain Killers, Happy Mutant Baby Pills, Bad Sex on Speed), television (Twin Peaks, Hemingway and Gellhorn, CSI, Maron, Escape at Dannemora), and film (Permanent Midnight, Bad Boys II, Urge, Chuck), and other works.

4:30 pm: Lisa Teasley (Steven Minot Lecturer) is the author of the acclaimed novels Heat Signature and Dive, and the award-winning story collection, Glow in the Dark. Her frequently anthologized essays, stories and poems have appeared widely and in mumerous journals. She is writer and presenter of the BBC TV documentary “High School Prom” and Senior Fiction Editor at LARB. She is also a painter, represented by Marie Baldwin Gallery.

7:00 pm: Walter Mosley – (LARB/ UCR Lifetime Achievement Award) is one of the most versatile and admires writers in America. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the recently released Elements of Fiction, a non-fiction book about the art of writing fiction, and the best-selling mystery series featuring “Easy Rawlins.” His work has been translated into 25 languages, and he is also writer and executive producer on the John Singleton FX show, Snowfall. He is a winner of numerous awards, and lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

Where: UC Riverside, CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South-
Screening Room, INTS 1128

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 12:30 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

Website: https://writersweek.ucr.edu/schedule/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/04/19 – 11/10/19

KieseLaymonKiese Laymon & “What’s Good: Reckoning with the Horror” at The Athanaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Author and comparative literature scholar Kiese Laymon will discuss “What’s Good: Reckoning with the Horror of One of Our Most Overused Words” and will also discuss and sign his book, Heavy.

The author and his presentation will explore the unspoken traumas and joys embedded in the word “good” in his home, region, and in the nation.

Where: The Athanaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 5:30 pm                              

Address: 385 E. 8th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: https://www.clarmeontmckenna.edu/mmca

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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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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/30/19 – 10/06/19

41sZ-j5jXRL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Distinguished Author Series: Patty Seyburn & Andrew Tonkavich at Laguna College of Art + Design

The Laguna College of Art + Design’s (LCAD) Leslie Power Library Presents: Distinguished Authors Lecture Series, with:

Patty Seyburn has previously published five collections of poems, her most recent release being Threshold Delivery (Finishing line Press 2019). She is a proud professor at CSU Long Beach.

Andrew Tonkavich edits the West Coast literary magazine, Santa Monica Review, and hosts Bibliocracy, a weekly books show on listener-supported Pacifica Radio’s KPFK (90.7) in Southern California. He is a regular contributor to the OC Weekly and is co-editor of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide (Hey Day 2017). He teaches composition at UC Irvine.

NOTE: Free Admission / Public Invited

Where: Laguna College of Art + Design

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 6:30 pm9 pm                  

Address: 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: https://facebook.com/events/2350061018589583

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/23/19 – 9/29/19

Lambda LitFefst 2019Lambda LitFest Event: Modern Love, Mental Wellness & Healing in LGBTQ Literature at Cal State LA

This event is part of the 2019 Lambda LitFest, and most events will be free, unless otherwise posted, and offered at various venues throughout Southern California during the next week.

Join us today at CSULA to hear Thea Monyee, therapist with Counseling and Psychological Services at CSULA, moderate a discussion with Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar Cruz, authors of In Case You Forgot, exploring themes of wellness, and healing in LGTBQ literature.

NOTE: See website link for complete schedule, free tickets, and further details.

Where: University Student Union/San Gabriel Room, 3rd Floor, CSULA

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 12 pm                                 

Address: 5154 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: https://lambdalitfest.org/event/modern-love-mental-wellness-and-healing-in-lgbtq-literature-2/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/16/19 – 9/22/19

downloadRachel Cline & The Question Authority at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Rachel Cline, present and sign her new book, The Question Authority, which was featured in a list of upcoming thriller novels dealing with the topic of the #MeToo movement from Publishers Weekly.

Nora Buchbinder—formerly rich, and now broke—would be the last woman in Brooklyn to claim #MeToo, but when a work assignment reunites her with her childhood best friend, Beth, she finds herself in a hall of mirrors. Was their eighth grade teacher Beth’s lover or her rapist?

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm                                   

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/rachel-cline  

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/09/19 – 9/15/19

Always-Running_Website-Banner-2Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running in Theatre Adaptation at Casa 0101

The stage adaptation of the acclaimed Luis J. Rodriguez memoir and award-winning book, Always Running, is being performed at the CASA 1010 Theatre August 31 – October 20, 2019, so check website links to purchase tickets and select dates from the full schedule. This play/memoir tells the story of a young man who escapes a life of gang violence, discrimination, depression, and drug addiction through art, the Chicano movement poetry and service.

Where: Casa 0101 Theatre

Date: September through October 20, 2019 (Check theatre’s Eventbrite link & schedule)

Time: 5 pm & 8 pm

Address:  2101 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/339435536938591/ or  www.facebook.com/CASA0101Theatre/

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