Los Angeles Literature Events 2/25/19 – 3/03/19

cc7f7a9845992e30f8172fcc80a9fb96c895f2f9An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates at Claremont McKenna College

Join us for Readings and Reflections: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates, when the award-winning writer, essayist, poet, and novelist will read from her works, including Hazards of Time Travel (2018), and share personal reflections.

Joyce Carol Oates is a writer of more than 40 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry and nonfiction. She won the National Book Award for her novel them (1969), and two novels and two short story collections were each finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. She has taught at Princeton University since 1978 and is currently Professor Emerita in the Program in Creative Writing.

Where: Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 5:30 pm

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

Website: http://events.cmc.edu/event/readings

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/18/19 –2/24/19

PictureEboo Patel: Author of the 2018 LMU Common Book at LMU

Join LMU students, faculty and staff as we welcome author, educator, and interfaith leader Eboo Patel to talk about his book Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America. This event is free and open to everyone in the LMU community.

Eboo Patel is a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation and the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He is the author of: Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership, and Out of Many Faiths. Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is an expert on the topic of religious pluralism. For over fifteen years he has worked on and with many organizations to help realize a future where religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.

Where: Life Sciences Building Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: http://cal.lmu.edu/event/eboo_patel_author_of_the_2018_lmu_common_book#.XGC7YFxKiUk

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/11/19 –2/17/19

8c54beafbf6d715002d2c84d4713b2fb5a6134eaThe 42nd Annual Writers Week Conference at UC Riverside

Join us for the second week and first full-day of events of the 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).

11 am: Aimee Bender is the author of five books of fiction, including The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, and most recently The Color Master. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at USC.

1 pm: Arthur Sze is the author of ten books of poetry, including the forthcoming Sight Lines from Copper Canyon Press in 2019. He is also a translator and released The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese in 2001. He is professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and was first poet laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives.

2:30 pm: Yxta Maya Murray is a novelist, art critic, and law professor at Loyola Law School. Her latest, Advise and Consent, will be published this year by LARB Books.

4 pm: Quincy Troupe (Steven Minot Lecturer)

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

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

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

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/04/19 –2/10/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Social Justice Book Club for Kids at Eagle Rock Branch Library

Join us for a new activity for kids (ages 5-12) and their families: A is for Action: A Social Justice Book Club for Kids.

Literature can transform the way we look at the world, deepening our understanding of even the most complex issues of the day. February’s book is Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markle. Library copies are available to borrow at the information desk.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 4th

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 11/19/18 –11/25/18

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuthor Program: Cleo & Cornelius at Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Meet Cleo, Cornelius and two of their creators, Elizabeth Nicholson and Janine Pibal. Children and their families will follow along with courageous Cleo and “couch slouch” Cornelius from the children’s book, Cleo and Cornelius: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Kitties. The book is published on the occasion of the exhibition, Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World at the Getty Center.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/cleo-and-cornelius-library

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/12/18 –11/18/18

downloadWorkshop: Humor Writing with Lydia Oxenham at 1888 Center for the Arts

Humor Writing: Where to Begin is a workshop that teaches you how to turn a funny idea, joke or experience into something others can read (and Laugh at!). You’ll leave with tips for finding inspiration, strategies for getting the most out of your idea, and the motivation to finally go home and write with humor. Instructor Lydia Oxenham is a writer and studied comedy writing at UCLA and the Upright Citizens Brigade.

NOTE: The cost is $10 for the workshop, and you may purchase tickets at website link.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 115 N. Orange St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://www.1888.center/calendar/workshop-humor-writing-where-to-begin/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/22/18 –10/28/18

download30 Years of Homeboy Industries & Radical Kinship at Central Library, LAPL

Celebrate 30 Years of Homeboy Industries, which has provided hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.  This public panel will examine their work, and the evolution of Homeboy Industries, founded by Father Gregory Boyle, and recounted in his most recent book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/radical-kinship-celebrating-30-years-homeboy-industries

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