Los Angeles Literature Events 7/27/20 – 8/02/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 7/27/20 – 8/02/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

FB_IMG_1595883507604The Gathering Summer Book Club Event via Zoom Online

Welcome to The Gathering Summer Book club, an opportunity to read, reflect, and discuss some of the most significant Asian (American) Literatures. Please join us today as we discuss our next book, Unaccustomed Earth, by award-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.

Where: Zoom online (see site)

Date: Monday the 27th  

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: Zoom online event (see site)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/3100251813364003

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/06/20 – 7/12/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 7/06/20 – 7/12/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

1200px-Robert_Louis_Stevenson_Branch_Library,_Los_AngelesBilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingue via Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library Instagram Online – Kids Event

Join us on Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library’s Instagram for Bilingual Storytime for children, to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and English.  

Where: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Instagram online

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 3 pm

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/bilingual=storytimela-hora-de-cuentas-binlingue   

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/29/20 – 7/05/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

101824415_2938018659584926_7961281379935715328_oDig Deeper Virtual Storytime via South Pasadena Library Online – Kids Event

Our Children’s Librarians read stories, share finger-plays, songs and flannel-board stories, weekly through July 27th. Each week’s event will be available for viewing starting at 10:30 am Monday, and will be available to view through Thursday of that week. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, visit the library website.

Where: South Pasadena Library Online (see event site)

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 10:30 am – 11 am

Address: Online event

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/697708884358392/

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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 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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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/21/19 – 10/27/19

downloadMichael Connelly & The Night Fire at L.A. Times Book Club, Ricardo Montalban Theatre

The Los Angeles Times Book Club welcomes bestselling author Michael Connelly, who will present and sign his new book, The Night Fire, in which Los Angeles Detectives Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard team up on an unsolved case that obsessed Bosch’s longtime mentor.

Connelly is also the executive producer of Bosch, the Amazon series based on the Harry Bosch book series, which is now filming season 6. Prior to his successful writing and publishing career, he was a journalist and reported for the L.A Times.

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

Where: Ricardo Montalban Theatre (with L.A. Times Book Club)

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm             

Address: 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1602268483231442

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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 4/08/19 – 4/14/19

_DSC7461Maria Ure & Story Time in Spanish at Pages Bookstore – Kids Event

Join us to hear Maria Ure, founder and director of Spanish in Action, for a Story Time in Spanish. Her approach is radically different from teaching methods commonly seen in school settings, as she personally sits down with the kids and delivers her lessons through song. It’s her innate gift for teaching and ability to create beautiful songs for each lesson that set her apart as a teacher and as a school.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 8th                                                

Time: 10:30 am

Address: 904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, California 90266

Website: https://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/story-time-spanish-april-8th

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L.A. Is Lit: The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in Town

By Falling James
FROM: L.A. Weekly

beyond_baroque_exterior“It is the distillation of articulate animals calling to each other across a great gulf.”

—Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Poetry as Insurgent Art”

Spoken word is more popular than ever these days, with a seemingly endless array of live performances that pop up in a wide variety of formats and settings in the Los Angeles area. But what used to be a mainly underground pursuit — in which obsessive wordsmiths parsed and divined the arcane properties, hidden meanings and cryptic allusions buried in each loaded syllable of oblique poetry before a small crowd of like-minded true believers — has long since turned into a fairly mainstream spectator sport.

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