Los Angeles Literature Events 12/03/18 –12/09/18  

41TujTkRe5L._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_Joshua Rivkin & Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly at Book Soup

Join us to hear Joshua Rivkin present his book, Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly. Upon first seeing Twombly’s remarkable room-size paintings, the author became obsessed with this mysterious artist and has now reconstructed his life based upon years of archival research and interviews. From his time at legendary Black Mountain College, to his canonization in a 1994 MoMA retrospective, this book presents a more personal and searching type of biography, and brings to life the story of a more complex artist than we’ve known.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time: 7 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/joshua-rivkin-discusses-and-signs-chalk-art-and-erasure-cy-twombly

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/26/18 –12/02/18

BV1Opera Talk at Buena Vista Branch, Burbank Public Library

Please join us for an Opera Talk with members of LA Opera’s Community Engagement Program, and featuring Larry Verdugo discussing the opera Hansel & Gretel.

Where: Buena Vista Branch, Burbank Public Library

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Address: 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505

Website: http://www.burbank.lib.ca.us/events/opera-talk-2

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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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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/15/18 –10/21/18

download“Listen to This” Open Mic Poetry Night at Pico Branch Library, SMPL

Share your own poems, or read from your favorite writer. “Listen to This” allows you to listen or to take turns at the microphone, reading, reciting, or performing one poem at a time.

Where: Pico Branch Library, SMPL

Date: Monday the 15th

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 2201 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=27978     Continue reading

Los Angeles Literature Events 8/27/18 –9/02/18

40131372_781253112044894_5709637525102919680_nA Gathering of Tribes Poetry Reading at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us for A Gathering of Tribes, presented by Brendan Constantine, the author most recently of Dementia My Darling, and featuring:

Derek D. Brown is an author, poet and venture expressionist, and a graduate of CLI’s author training program at USC. He is author of the collection, Articulate Scars.

Mike Sonksen, aka Mike the Poet, is a scholar, author and performance artist, acclaimed for his articles, essays and poems, and for mentoring teen writers. He is the author of Poetics of Location.

Ra Avis is sometimes-poet, a once-upon-a-time inmate, a reluctantly optimistic widow, and an exponential storyteller. She blogs regularly at Rarasaur.com, and is the author of Sack Nasty: Prison Poetry and Dinosaur-Hearted.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/gathering-of-tribes

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/30/18 –8/05/18

downloadMary McCoy & Camp So-and-So at El Sereno Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Mary McCoy, who will present Camp So-and-So. She is a talented writer of stories about Los Angeles’s notorious past, AND a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5226 S. Huntington Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-mary-mccoy

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