Los Angeles Literature Events 7/22/19 – 7/28/19

66160534_960444180953449_5856483053953613824_nWrite to Read Event & Open Mic at Chapman Crafted

Let’s do this again!

After the success of our first event, we’re back for another one! Join us for an evening of reading, community, and conversation with Patrick O’Neil.

Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon. He is a contributing editor for Sensitive Skin Magazine, a Pushcart nominee, and two-time nominee for Best of the Net. He is co-creator of the Why There Are Words reading series in Los Angeles.

The Open Mic starts at 7 pm, so if you are interested in reading send us a sample of your work and you will have 5 minutes to share it.

NOTE: See website link for further contact info and details.

Where: Chapman Crafted

Date: Monday the 22nd

Time:  7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 123 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1022881228102122

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/15/19 – 7/21/19

245526Your Author Series: Tao Nyeu at John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Tao Nyeu, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her book, Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always, which shows us a glimpse into the life of two funny friends. She specializes in silk screens and water-based inks, giving her illustrations a distinctive style. Her work has won many awards, and has been influenced by Shel Silverstein, Richard Scarry, and Beatrix Potter.

Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 15th

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/your-author-series-starring-tao-nyeu

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/24/19 – 6/30/19

downloadEmpathy & Heroism Book Club at Central Library, LAPL – Teen’Scape Event

The Empathy &Heroism Book Club for teens will meet to discuss the book, All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 24th

Time:  4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/empathy-heroism-book-club-15

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/03/19 – 6/09/19

eagle-rock-2.jpgA is for ACTION: A Social Justice Book Club for Kids at Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Literature can transform the way we look at the world, deepening our understanding of even the most complex issues of today.

Check out the book of the month from the library, read it, then come join us for the conversation and crafts! Children ages 5+ and their families are welcome.

Our book for June is: El deafo, by Cece Bell. Library copies are available to borrow at the Information Desk.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/action-social-justice-book-club-kids

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/13/19 – 5/19/19

downloadChip Cheek & Cape May at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Chip Cheek, author of Cape May: A Novl, present and discuss his debut. In this mesmerizing story the author explores the social and sexual mores of 1950s America through the eyes of a newly married couple from the genteel south, corrupted by sophisticated New England urbanites.

In late September, 1957, Henry and Effie, very young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey for their honeymoon only to find the town is deserted. Then they meet a glamorous set of people who sweep them up into their drama. The empty beach town becomes their playground, and the couple slips from innocence into betrayal, with irrevocable consequences. Erotic and moving, this novel is about marriage, love and sexuality, and the lifelong repercussions they reap.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 13th                                                          

Time: 7 am

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90008

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks/event/chip-cheek

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/06/19 – 5/12/19

UntitledRachel Howzell Hall & They All Fall Down at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to meet author Rachel Howzell Hall, in conversation with author and critic Steph Cha, who will read and discuss her suspense novel, They All Fall Down. This stand-alone novel brings seven sinners to a private island for a reckoning that will leave you breathless.

Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. But they have all been brought to the remote island under false pretenses—and they all harbor a secret.  They are trapped in paradise and strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one… they all fall down.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 6th

Time:  7 pm

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

Website: http://www. chevaliersbooks.com/rachel-howzell-hall

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/29/19 – 5/05/19

Mar VistaCelebrate National Poetry Month with Poets Reading at Mar Vista Library, LAPL

Join L.A. writer and host Brian Dunlap at the Mar Vista Library as he welcomes three powerful local poets of color to Send off National Poetry Month in style.

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. She has performed her poetry in venues all around Southern California, and is one half of the literary curating team, Making Room for Black Women, with Sanunra Williams of My lit Box. Her first book of poetry will be released by Writ Large Press in 2020.

Nikolai Garcia grew up in South Central Los Angeles; currently works with homeless youth in East Hollywood; and has been sleeping in Compton for the last fifteen years. He is an Associate Editor for Dryland, a literary arts journal based in South Central. His first chapbook, “Nuclear Shadows of Palm Trees,” will be released this summer through DSTL Arts.

Irene Sanchez, Ph.D, Poet, Teacher was born in South East Los Angeles and raised in LA and later the Inland Empire (Jurupa Valley, CA). She is a Xicana and mama, award winning poet, and writer. She is co-founder of the Southwest Political Report and founder of Xicana Ph.D. where you can find some of her writings.

Irene is the co-host of a monthly poetry open mic in Pomona, CA called Poetry y Pan at Cafe con Libros Press. In 2017 she received a fellowship to attend The Pink Door writers retreat. She is a VONA 2018 alum for the poetry workshop with Willie Perdomo. She is the 2018 winner of the Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award. Her work has been featured in/by Zócalo Public Square, KPCC, Remezcla, Huffington Post, Inside Higher Ed and more. Irene has spoken/presented at over 50 colleges/universities.

Now based out of the San Gabriel Valley in LA County, Irene teaches high school Latinx Studies and can often be found at a community/cultural event with her family. For more information: www.irenesanchezphd.com

Brian Dunlap is a native Angeleño who still lives in Los Ángeles. He explores and captures the city’s stories that are hidden in plain sight. He is the author of the chapbook Concrete Paradise (2018) from Finishing Line Press. Dunlap is the winner of the 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize from december magazine judged by former Los Ángeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez. His poems and book reviews have been published in Angel City Review, CCM-Entropy, California Quarterly and Dryland, among others. He has an article forthcoming in the June issue of L.A. Parent. He runs the blog site www.losangelesliterature.wordpress.com, a resource to explore L.A.’s vast literary culture.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 6 pm – 7:300 pm           

Address: 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90066

Website: https://www.lapl.org.whats-on/events/poetry-reading

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