Literary History: Poetic Research Bureau

bureau_pic2by Brian Dunlap

Located between commercial art galleries and tawdry Chinatown gift shops, the Poetic Research Bureau fosters a living room type atmosphere where poets and other wordsmiths share their words. This Chinatown literary space hosts a plethora of poetry reading year round. A place where L.A. poets, writers and others go to read.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/28/18 –6/03/18

downloadFree Memorial Holiday Monday at LACMA 

Visitors and families of all ages are invited to a FREE day at the museum, with bilingual tours, campus-wide exhibits, including Hidden Narratives exhibit and others, all open to the public, and live music with Soft Streak.

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Date: Monday the 28th

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website: http://www.lacma.org/event/target-free-holiday-monday-10

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/21/18 –5/27/18

owen-toddTony Abbott & Mordicai Gerstein at Children’s Book World–Children’s Event  

Please join us to meet and hear from two authors receiving the Horace Mann Upstander Awards, given yearly to celebrate authors who publish fictional stories that encourage activism on the part of the protagonist. The authors will discuss their work, receive their awards from Antioch University Los Angeles, and the presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. For ages: 10-adult.

The Summer of Owen Todd, by Tony Abbott is the winner of the Annual Book Award.  Mordicai Gerstein is the Lifetime Achievement Award winner for his commitment to activism, and particularly for his latest book, The Boy and the Whale.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 6 pm

Address: 10580 ½ W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/dan-sheehan-and-daniel-abbott-discuss-and-sign-restless-souls-and-concrete

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/14/18 –5/20/18

downloadRestless Souls & The Concrete, Book Launch & Discussion at Book Soup 

Restless Souls, by Dan Sheehan & The Concrete, by Daniel Abbott, will be presented and discussed in conversation with Melissa X. Golebiowski of Literary Hub.

Restless Souls is a moving and darkly funny meditation on friendship, the emotional ravages of war, and the way our memories simultaneously comfort and restrict us from growing and moving on.

The Concrete is a striking literary debut that grapples with the effects of childhood trauma, lost dreams, human sexuality, and the difficulties of marriage.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/dan-sheehan-and-daniel-abbott-discuss-and-sign-restless-souls-and-concrete

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/07/18 –5/13/18

downloadThe House of Broken Angels at Evening Book Club Discussion at Pages Bookstore 

This month we are discussing Luis Alberto Urrea’s new book, The House of Broken Angels, at our Evening Book Club event. From this Pulitzer Prize finalist we discover a powerful and unforgettable portrait of one Mexican American Family and the American Dream. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de la Cruz has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But just before the date, his 100-year old mother dies herself, leading a farewell double-header in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel’s half-brother, known as Little Angel, half gringo, who has not actually shared their life, although they have shared a father. This complex family reminds us of what it means to be first generation and live two lives across one border.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 7th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Address: 9904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website: http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/evening-book-club-discussion

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/30/18 –5/06/18

CBW2018-LogoDates_hi-resChildren’s Book Week at Once Upon a Time Bookstore–Children’s Event

We are proud to be a 99th Anniversary Children’s Book Week Event Host! America’s Oldest Children’s Bookstore is partnering with Every Child a Reader for a week of events between the dates of April 30 – May 6, from coast to coast in all 50 states, including:

Twice daily storytimes, at 11 am and 2 pm.

Booksignings, special sales and giveaways, every day.

Voting, for the 11th annual Children’s and Teens Choice Book Awards.

Newberry Award winner Katherine Applegate signing of her new book, Endling: The Last, co-sponsored with Glendale Library.

Check website for details and updates.

Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Address: 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Website: http://w.shoponceuponatime.com/event/childrens-book-week-2018

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/16/18 –4/22/18

Chiwan Choi & Open Mic at Woodbury University  

downloadFirst Press Reading series and Moira Literary Magazine, welcome author Chiwan Choi, who will present his recent book-length poem, The Yellow House. Choi is also a partner at Writ Large Press, a Los Angeles-based indie publisher, focused on using literary arts to resist, disrupt, and transgress.

This second event in the series will also feature an Open Mic (one short piece and/or two minutes of reading time). Please join us and share some of your work. Also, please RSVP if you can at website link.

Where: Woodbury University, Enkeboll Library Courtyard

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504

Website: http://moriaonline.com/reading-series/

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