Los Angeles Literature Events 10/02/18 –10/07/18

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Dennis Vaughn & The Longboat at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to hear author Dennis Vaughn discuss and sign his novel, The Longboat.

This book is a family saga, spanning multiple generations and continents, focused on two Burmese boys who are brought to the U.S. and the challenges they face in adjusting to the Western world and to changes in their own relationship. Over the span of thirty years they go from inseparable best friends to antagonists, and ends with the Saffron Revolution of 2007.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood

Date: Tuesday the 2nd

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Websitehttp://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-october-2nd-630pm-dennis-vaughn-discusses-and-signs-longboat

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/17/18 –9/23/18

downloadCourtenay Hameister & Okay Fine Whatever at Book Soup

Join us to hear Courtenay Hameister discuss and sign her book, Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things.

In this book the author has written a refreshing, relatable, and funny account of her adventures of fighting chronic dread and anxiety. It’s possible to fight complacency and become bold, or at least bold-ish, a little at a time.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/courtenay-hameister-discusses-and-signs-okay-fine-whatever-year-i-went-being-afraid-everything

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/10/18 –9/16/18

downloadConchas y Café Adult Writing Class at Vernon-Washington Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

This writing program for adults, seniors, and Spanish speakers is a 10-week creative writing class offered by the nonprofit DSTL Arts and results in a quarterly anthology of the writing produced in this program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 10-week series.

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

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 6:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-cafe-adult-writing-class

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/03/18 –9/09/18

Happy Labor Day!

IMG_2030Mark Gunther & Without Jenny at Diesel Bookstore

Please join us to welcome Mark Gunther, who will discuss and sign his debut novel, Without Jenny.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Tuesday the 4th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/tuesday-september-4th-630-pm-mark-gunther-discusses-and-signs-without-jenny

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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 7/23/18 –7/29/18

51fAPak8k9L._SX389_BO1,204,203,200_Courtney Fletcher & The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm at Arroyo Seco Regional Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet illustrator Courtney Fletcher, who will present The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. She is the talented illustrator of popular children’s picture books like The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton and Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Schaefer Bernardo. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-courtney-fletcher

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/26/18 –4/01/18

Poets Reading on Oscar “Zeta” Acosta at Redwood Bar & Grill

downloadPlease join us for, Hunting the Brown Buffalo: Poets Read and Reflect on Oscar “Zeta” Acosta. Chicano Movement icon Oscar “Zeta” Acosta’s novels, Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo and Revolt of the Cockroach People, are testaments to the movement’s focus on criminal justice, civil rights, cultural identity and affirmation, and discrimination.

Six writers read new work that reflects on his legacy and ask what his life and writing can teach us today. The reading will be followed by a screening of Phillip Rodriguez’s documentary, The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, at Civic Center Studio, 207 S. Broadway, Suite One, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Featured readers include:

Adrian Arancibia is a co-founder of Taco Shop Poets, authored the collections, Atacama Poems and The Keeper/El guardador, and will release Poems of Exhaustion in 2018. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Miramar Community College.

Darren J. de Leon, is an award-winning poet, playwright, performance artist, radio journalist, taquero, DJ, teacher, and community activist. In 1995 he founded Los Delicados: Poetas del Sol, San Francisco’s avant garde leaders of the Latino Spoken Word scene.  

Carribean Fragoza has published fiction and poetry, as well as arts/culture reviews and essays. Her chapbook, K-12 was published by Eohippus Labs, and she is co-director of the South El Monte art Posse (SEMAP).

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is a poet and journalist. In 1994 he co-founded Taco Shop Poets. He’s been a reporter at NPR-affiliate KPCC 89.3FM in  Los Angeles since 2000.

Joseph Rios is the author of Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations (Omnidawn). He is a VONA alumnus and a Macondo Fellow, and was named one of the notable Debut Poets by Poets & Writers Magazine for 2017.

Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, culture, and brown body. She is co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and is an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Her first book, Corazon, was published with Not a Cult in fall of 2017.

FREE event! Register at Eventbrite link.

Where: Redwood Bar & Grill

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 6:30 pm: Meet for sidewalk performance on sidewalk on east side of Hill St, between 2nd and 3rd at 252 Hill St.

7 pm: Poetry Reading at Redwood Bar & Grill.

8:15 pm: Screening of documentary at Civic Center Studio.

Address: 316 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunting-for-the-brown-buffalo-poets-read-reflect-on-oscar-zeta-acosta-tickets-43869941175?aff=efbneb

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