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 5/18/20 – 5/24/20

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

Lucy+SmithLucy Smith & The Dirt, Reading & Q&A on Facebook Live Online

Join us for a Facebook Live online event with author Lucy Smith for a reading and Q&A of her memoir The Dirt: An illustrated, 100% Uncensored Memoir of a Girl with Mental Illness.

Where: Facebook Live Online

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 1 pm – 1:30 pm

Address: Facebook Live

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/678273102965759

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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 5/04/20 – 5/10/20

FB_IMG_1588623618732All Events Are Online/Vritual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

The Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball: Safer at Home Edition

Although the original event date has passed, you may still participate—any time you choose. Select a book and get lost in the pages, and support the library’s fundraising efforts by donating what you would have spent on an evening’s entertainment.. Then share what you’re reading on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

This event will continue weekly through the quarantine period.

Where: Library Foundation of Los Angeles (LFLA) Online Event

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 9 am – 9 pm

Address: FACEBOOK

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/515180569168972/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/09/20 – 3/15/20

82769291_2423069571278714_8827620525997031424_nAtelier Manferdini & Portraits and Landscapes at SCI-Arc College & University

Join us for the Los Angeles launch of Portraits and Landscapes. The monograph collects the work created by Atelier Manferdini during the last six years of design activity. The projects are divided into two large families of explorations, Landscapes and Portraits.

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

Where:  SCI-Arc College and University

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://www.facebook.com//events/497164191219425

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/02/20 – 3/08/20

downloadChristine Carter & The New Adolescence at Polytechnic School, Pasadena

Adults in the Poly community and in the greater L.A. area are invited to hear highly acclaimed speaker, sociologist, and author Christine Carter, Ph.D., who will discuss her book, The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction.

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

Where:  Polytechnic School

Date: Monday the 2nd

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106

Website: http://www.facebook.com//events/519993178641291

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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 2/17/20 – 2/23/20

82958066_786278111841632_2859062984808857600_oVi Khi Nao Reading at Pitzer College

Author Vi Khi Nao is the author of four poetry collections: Human Tetris (11:11 Press, 2019), Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (Press 1913, 2017), The Old Philosopher (winner of the Nightboat Prize for 2014), the short story collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture (2016) and the novel Fish in Exile (2016), She was the Fall 2019 fellow at the Black Mountain Institute.

Where:  Pitzer College, Broad Center Performance Space

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Address:  1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/503535153700504

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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 2/03/20 – 2/09/20

51rtU9SpehL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Tommy Davidson & Living Color: What’s Funny About Me at Barnes and Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market

Join us at Barnes and Noble, The Grove to hear actor and stand-up comic Tommy Davidson present and sign his book What’s Funny About Me, a revealing memoir about this 1990 start in the award-winning TV show In Living Color, a pioneering sketch comedy show. It featured a multi-racial cast of actors and dancers who spoke to an underrepresented new generation created by Hip Hop Nation.

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

Where: Barnes and Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm                                   

Address: 189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/528361937889844/   or http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062100856-0

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