Joint Mar Vista Artwalk/Venice Art Crawl and the 6th Annual Poetry Circus and the 6th Annual Poetry Circus

By Brian Dunlap

64461391_10104579167363754_3738690222813085696_oThere was poetry in all parts of Los Angeles this past Saturday, July 13. Not unlike most days in the city, where there are literary events on the Westside, downtown, Long Beach, even out at Cellar Door Books in Riverside. First, I was at a reading at the Venice Library, then drove to the Merry-Go Round at Griffith Park for more. The first a part of the joint Mar Vista Artwalk/Venice Art Crawl. The second, the 6th Annual The Poetry Circus.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/08/19 – 7/14/19

Author_Page_HeaderYour Author Series: Robin Benway at El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL – Teens Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes YA author Robin Benway, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be speaking about her YA novel, Far from the Tree, which received the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her work has won many awards and her novels have been published in more than twenty countries.

Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th

Time:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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


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Poetry Circus #5

by Brian Dunlap


Last Saturday was the 5th annual Poetry Circus and the first time I attended. I was an hour late, but the circus ran from 5 pm – 10 pm at the Merry-Go-Round at Griffith Park. 44 L.A. poets were scheduled to read over three rings. 44 L.A. poets with vastly different voices and stories to tell.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/16/18 –7/22/18

5107ufkv4+L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_Regina Louise & Someone Has Led This Child to Believe at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Regina Louise joins us to present, discuss and sign her new book, Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Memoir.  This is the story on what happens after the events outlined in Somebody’s Someone, and covers her beleaguered adolescent years and her eventual departure for the system as she aged out and tired, against all odds, to pursue her dream of a college education. The story of her adult life culminates with her being reunited with the woman closet to her during her fragmented childhood—and whose long effort to adopt Louise finally came to fruition.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

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


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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/21/17 –8/27/17

solar-eclipseSolar Eclipse Viewing Parties at Various LAPL Libraries–Family Event

Join us to watch the 2017 Solar eclipse with a number of Solar Systems Ambassadors at your local Los Angeles public libraries. Free solar viewing glasses provided. Children, teens and families are welcome.

Check LAPL website for all locations.

Where: Various LAPL Branch and Regional Library Locations; for example, Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 10 am

Address: 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA 91042


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