Los Angeles Literature Events 12/02/19 – 12/08/19

downloadBook Writers Group at Robertson Branch Library, LAPL

The Book Writers Group meets every first Monday of the month at the Robertson Branch Library. Are you writing a book and looking for feedback? Need deadlines to help you reach your writing goals? Then this is the group for you!

For each meeting, please bring 5-10 double-spaced  pages of writing to share with the group. Every member will have time to present his/her writing and receive constructive feedback.

Depending on the size of the group, each person will receive 10-15 minutes of time to share and  receive feedback.

Where: Robertson Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 2nd

Time: 11 am                                 

Address: 1719 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/book-writers-group

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/25/19 – 12/01/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConchas y Café: Bilingual Community Writing Workshops at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Our weekly Conchas y Café Zine – Bilingual Community Writing Workshops are free and open to adults.  This program offered by DSTL Arts, provides a 12-week creative writing workshop for adults of all ages. Participants learn more about creative writing, poetry, publishing, zine-making, and more, while receiving writing exercises and feedback on their work. Participants also have the opportunity to publish and  present their work in a zine of writing produced through the program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 12-week series.

Where: Vernon – Leon H. Washington, Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm                  

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-cafe-bilingual-community-writing-workshops

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/07/19 – 10/13/19

downloadSamantha Power & The Education of an Idealist at USC’s Bovard Auditorium

In collaboration with Visions and Voices and other campus organizations, USC’s Speakers Committee presents acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author, former US Ambassador to the UN and Obama cabinet member, Samantha Power, who will discuss her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist, which chronicles her transition from outside activist to government insider and explores the impact one person can have on the world.

NOTE: This ticketed event is free to USC students and faculty and their guests, so check website for details.

Where: Bovard Auditorium, USC

Date: Tuesday the 8th

Time: 6:30 pm – 10 pm                 

Address: 3551 Trousdale Pkwy., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/241957690065378

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/30/19 – 10/06/19

41sZ-j5jXRL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Distinguished Author Series: Patty Seyburn & Andrew Tonkavich at Laguna College of Art + Design

The Laguna College of Art + Design’s (LCAD) Leslie Power Library Presents: Distinguished Authors Lecture Series, with:

Patty Seyburn has previously published five collections of poems, her most recent release being Threshold Delivery (Finishing line Press 2019). She is a proud professor at CSU Long Beach.

Andrew Tonkavich edits the West Coast literary magazine, Santa Monica Review, and hosts Bibliocracy, a weekly books show on listener-supported Pacifica Radio’s KPFK (90.7) in Southern California. He is a regular contributor to the OC Weekly and is co-editor of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide (Hey Day 2017). He teaches composition at UC Irvine.

NOTE: Free Admission / Public Invited

Where: Laguna College of Art + Design

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 6:30 pm9 pm                  

Address: 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: https://facebook.com/events/2350061018589583

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/09/19 – 9/15/19

Always-Running_Website-Banner-2Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running in Theatre Adaptation at Casa 0101

The stage adaptation of the acclaimed Luis J. Rodriguez memoir and award-winning book, Always Running, is being performed at the CASA 1010 Theatre August 31 – October 20, 2019, so check website links to purchase tickets and select dates from the full schedule. This play/memoir tells the story of a young man who escapes a life of gang violence, discrimination, depression, and drug addiction through art, the Chicano movement poetry and service.

Where: Casa 0101 Theatre

Date: September through October 20, 2019 (Check theatre’s Eventbrite link & schedule)

Time: 5 pm & 8 pm

Address:  2101 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/339435536938591/ or  www.facebook.com/CASA0101Theatre/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/12/19 – 8/18/19

iuPaul Smedley & Huntington Tracks at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear author Paul Smedley discuss and read from his book, Huntington Trades.

This book tells the story of how Collis and Henry Huntington built their railroading empire into Southern California between the 1870s and the Great Merger of 1911. It is a capitalist’s history, and includes the railroad companies and individuals who tried to stop the Huntington’s progress to forward their own plans and schemes. The birth of the Pacific Electric Railway grew into the most successful electric railway in the world; with 1.100 miles of track in four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The book is enhanced with photos, news clippings, and maps to tell the story the best way possible.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/paul-smedley-discusses-and-signs-huntington-tracks

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