Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

116742783_2715181558712186_4661525944619345215_nTeens Speak Up Against Injustice: The Assignment via American Jewish University Online Event

Join us on Zoom to heat how a chance meeting in a bookstore propelled author Liza Wiemer to write her book, The Assignment, which explores how two teens found the courage to speak up against antisemitism and hatred.

NOTE: See site for details and ticket information.

Where: American Jewish University – Online event

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 4 pm – 4:45 pm

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/398268867839936

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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 6/01/20 – 6/07/20



31934473_1611006878969028_8047571185627561984_nVroman’s Live: Stephen Haff & Kid Quixote at Crowdcast Online

Author Stephen Haff presents his book Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. The author is the founder of Still Waters in a Storm, which serves Spanish speaking immigrant children in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Where:  Crowdcast Online event (Register in advance)

Date: Monday the 1st

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-stephen-haff-presents-kid-quixote-group-students-their-teacher-and-one-room

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Recommended Los Ángeles Literature For Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

By Brian Dunlap

apahm-logoFor Asain/Pacific American Heritage Month, Los Āngeles Literature is recommending books about Asian L.Á. written by Asians and books written by Asian Angeleños. This history of the city’s Asian American literature extends at least as far back as the 1920s, as historian Valerie J. Matsumoto chronicles in the chapter “Sounding the Dawn Bell: Developing Nisei Voices” from her book City Girls. Continue reading “Recommended Los Ángeles Literature For Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month”

Los Angeles Literature Events 5/25/20 – 5/31/20


20200524_215116Call for Submissions Deadline of May 28 for Hombre Lobo Online

Announcement by Viva Padilla of Call for Submissions: real stories about spooky experiences for online zine HOMBRE LOBO dryland.org/hombre-lobo.

Send these goths your story about your real spooky experiences to be published in on online zine. Link for submissions is given at FB site below.

Where: Online deadline/event

Date: May submissions period ends this week

Time: Present – May 28 at 1am

Address: Submissions announcement/event (see website link for information)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/233703604712555/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/11/20 – 5/17/20


FB_IMG_1589165147428Roots: Family History Project with VSU Bruins

The Roots; Family History Project is for those who want to share their Vietnamese and/or Southeast Asian-American stories or the stories of their parents, family or friends. You must fill out an interest form available online and a journalist will contact you to follow up.

Where: Online-Virtual event

Date: Monday the 11th & Tuesday the 12th         

Time: 12 am – 12 am

Address: Online/Virtual event (see website link for information)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2522207648097351/  

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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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