Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/31/20 – 9/06/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/31/20 – 9/06/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

download (2)Bilingual Storytime via Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Instagram Online – Kids Event

Join the Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library’s Instagram online link for the Bilingual Storytime event, to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in Spanish and English.

Where: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Zoom online

Date: Monday the 31st

Time: 3 pm                                   

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/bilingual-storytimela-hora-de-cuentos-bilingüe

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/10/20 – 8/16/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 8/10/20 – 8/16/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 8/10/20 – 8/16/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

413U81vYhYL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_Julian E. Zelizer & Burning Down the House at Book Soup – Crowdcast Online Event

Join author Julian E. Zelizer, in conversation with David Cross, to discuss his new non-fiction book, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.

When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, President Obama observed that Trump “is not an outlier; he is a culmination, a logical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party.” In this book the author pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path to bitterly partisan and ruthless politics: an era ignited by Newt Gingrich and his allies in 1989. This is the story of how they created a new normal in Washington D.C.

NOTE: Details and ticket information available at website.

Where: Book Soup – Crowdcast Online Event

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Live

Website: https://booksoup.com/event/julian-e-zelizer-conversation-david-cross-discusses-burning-down-house-newt-gingrich

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/03/20 – 8/09/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 8/03/20 – 8/09/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

41hp7M6PknLAnna David & Make Your Mess Your Memoir at Book Soup – Crowdcast Online Event

Join author Anna David, in conversation with Lisa Smith, to discuss her non-fiction book, Make Your Mess Your Memoir.

When Anna David got sober and sold a book about her recovery to the biggest publisher in the world, she thought she’d made it. She was wrong. Now she’s sharing what she learned and showing others how to do the same.

NOTE: Details and ticket information available at website.

Where: Book Soup – Crowdcast Online Event

Date: Monday the 3rd   

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Live

Website: https://booksoup.com/event/anna-david-conversation-lisa-smith-discusses-make-your-mess-your-memoir

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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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Jean Kyoung Frazier Thinks Fiction Should Have More Hot Cheetos

Jean Kyoung Frazier Thinks Fiction Should Have More Hot Cheetos

The author of Pizza Girl talks about what she learned during her own wayward summer delivering pizzas, as well as the complexity of grief and the irresistibility of voyeurism.

FROM: Esquire

gridvertical-2-1-1591631673Pizza Girl, Jean Kyoung Frazier’s explosive debut novel, everything changes on a Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Our nameless narrator is eighteen, pregnant, and feeling adrift as she stumbles through her days as a Los Angeles pizza delivery driver, all the while grieving the death of her alcoholic father and avoiding the smothering ministrations of her loving mother and boyfriend. When a suburban housewife named Jenny Hauser calls in with a peculiar order for a pepperoni and pickle pizza, Pizza Girl’s collision with Jenny sends her tailspinning into a psychosexual obsession with dangerous consequences.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/13/20 – 7/19/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 7/13/20 – 7/19/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

20200712_204040Dig Deep: Virtual Storytime via South Pasadena Library Online – Kids Event

Join us as Children’s Librarians read stories, share finger-plays, songs and flannel-board stories. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, visit the library website.

Where: South Pasadena Library Online (see event site)

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 10:30 am – 11 am

Address: Online event

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

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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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The Novel That Shows Us How to Face Our Past to Change Our Future

Lessons for current activists and allies from Nina Revoyr’s 2003 literary crime novel “Southland”

By Vallarie Wallace
FROM: Electrict Literature

3788114656_0ada14285f_k-e1591824424154After several grueling hours of protesting against systemic injustice (no one can prepare you for long hours on your feet, long hours screaming for recognition of your humanity), we stood with our signs tucked safely under our arms as the organizer introduced some parting words. The speaker was an older Black man, the weariness of the movement evident in his face and in the way he leaned against a streetlamp for support. But his passion was clear in his speech as he declared that we were not the first to fight for our rights, and we will not be the last: he was protesting in the streets back in his early adulthood, the same way we were today. It was then that I looked at the faces of the people around me; some couldn’t be older than sixteen, and some as old as the speaker, or older. It was in the aftermath of being surrounded by these people, all aligned in our goal for the abolishment of the systemic injustices that cause Black oppression, that Nina Revoyr’s literary crime novel Southland came to mind.

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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 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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