Los Angeles Literature Events 6/10/19 – 6/16/19

canoga-park-04Summer Author Series & Aditi Khorana at Canoga Park Branch Library, LAPL – Teens Event

Join us for a discussion with author Aditi Khorana as she presents her latest novel, Library of Fates. Aditi’s international upbringing included stays in India, Denmark, and New England. She has been a journalist for ABC News, CNN, and PBS, and is currently serving as a marketing consultant for the entertainment industry. In her spare time she enjoys the architecture of Los Angeles and the great outdoors.

Where: Canoga Park Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 10th

Time:  2 pm – 3 pm

Address: 20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/your-author-series-starring-aditi-khorana

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/03/19 – 6/09/19

eagle-rock-2.jpgA is for ACTION: A Social Justice Book Club for Kids at Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Literature can transform the way we look at the world, deepening our understanding of even the most complex issues of today.

Check out the book of the month from the library, read it, then come join us for the conversation and crafts! Children ages 5+ and their families are welcome.

Our book for June is: El deafo, by Cece Bell. Library copies are available to borrow at the Information Desk.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 3rd

Time:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/action-social-justice-book-club-kids

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/27/19 – 6/02/19

BookNew Book Club: Spiritual Classics with Nick Shindo Street at the Last Bookstore

At some point, everyone has to wrestle with personal belief and one’s orientation to the universe. Whether addressing origins or destiny, what lies inside or what’s “out there”—it’s a good bet that those who’ve come before have something to offer. In this club we dive into the best wisdom we can find, guided by author and journalist Nick Shindo Street. Nick is the senior writer at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and his biggest turn-ons are wonder, awe, and curiosity.

The choice for our first Book Club selection is The Undiscovered Self, by Carl Jung, and we will take stock of the individual in church and state.

NOTE: All of the bookstore’s book clubs and programs are ticketed events, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 27th

Time:  7:30 pm

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/06/19 – 5/12/19

UntitledRachel Howzell Hall & They All Fall Down at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Join us to meet author Rachel Howzell Hall, in conversation with author and critic Steph Cha, who will read and discuss her suspense novel, They All Fall Down. This stand-alone novel brings seven sinners to a private island for a reckoning that will leave you breathless.

Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. But they have all been brought to the remote island under false pretenses—and they all harbor a secret.  They are trapped in paradise and strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one… they all fall down.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 6th

Time:  7 pm

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Website: http://www. chevaliersbooks.com/rachel-howzell-hall

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/29/19 – 5/05/19

Mar VistaCelebrate National Poetry Month with Poets Reading at Mar Vista Library, LAPL

Join L.A. writer and host Brian Dunlap at the Mar Vista Library as he welcomes three powerful local poets of color to Send off National Poetry Month in style.

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. She has performed her poetry in venues all around Southern California, and is one half of the literary curating team, Making Room for Black Women, with Sanunra Williams of My lit Box. Her first book of poetry will be released by Writ Large Press in 2020.

Nikolai Garcia grew up in South Central Los Angeles; currently works with homeless youth in East Hollywood; and has been sleeping in Compton for the last fifteen years. He is an Associate Editor for Dryland, a literary arts journal based in South Central. His first chapbook, “Nuclear Shadows of Palm Trees,” will be released this summer through DSTL Arts.

Irene Sanchez, Ph.D, Poet, Teacher was born in South East Los Angeles and raised in LA and later the Inland Empire (Jurupa Valley, CA). She is a Xicana and mama, award winning poet, and writer. She is co-founder of the Southwest Political Report and founder of Xicana Ph.D. where you can find some of her writings.

Irene is the co-host of a monthly poetry open mic in Pomona, CA called Poetry y Pan at Cafe con Libros Press. In 2017 she received a fellowship to attend The Pink Door writers retreat. She is a VONA 2018 alum for the poetry workshop with Willie Perdomo. She is the 2018 winner of the Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award. Her work has been featured in/by Zócalo Public Square, KPCC, Remezcla, Huffington Post, Inside Higher Ed and more. Irene has spoken/presented at over 50 colleges/universities.

Now based out of the San Gabriel Valley in LA County, Irene teaches high school Latinx Studies and can often be found at a community/cultural event with her family. For more information: www.irenesanchezphd.com

Brian Dunlap is a native Angeleño who still lives in Los Ángeles. He explores and captures the city’s stories that are hidden in plain sight. He is the author of the chapbook Concrete Paradise (2018) from Finishing Line Press. Dunlap is the winner of the 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize from december magazine judged by former Los Ángeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez. His poems and book reviews have been published in Angel City Review, CCM-Entropy, California Quarterly and Dryland, among others. He has an article forthcoming in the June issue of L.A. Parent. He runs the blog site www.losangelesliterature.wordpress.com, a resource to explore L.A.’s vast literary culture.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 6 pm – 7:300 pm           

Address: 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90066

Website: https://www.lapl.org.whats-on/events/poetry-reading

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/22/19 – 4/28/19

Colin Dayan & In the Belly of Her Ghost at Chevalier’s Bookstore

308b68_17d20a51e1304e0d8b701ec40036fcfa_mv2Join us to hear Colin Dayan, author of In the Belly of Her Ghost. The author has one of the most original minds in America and also one of the fiercest. Here for the first time she turns her rigorous intellect toward her vexed relationship with her mother, and subsequent suffering. Plus, she does so with her usual uncompromising clarity in a book that is not exactly an easy read, but one that’s hard to put down, according Madison Smartt Bell.

Colin (Joan) Dayan is the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, and the author of: Haiti, History, and the God, The Story of Cruel and Unusual, The Law Is a White Dog, and With Dogs at the Edge of Life. her memoirs of growing up in Georgia have been published in The Yale Review, Southwest Review, and LARB, among others.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 22nd                                                          

Time: 7 am

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90008

Website: https://www.chevaliersbooks/event/colin-dayan

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/16/19 – 4/21/19

downloadRed Hen Press 25th Anniversary Poetry Reading at the Annenberg Beach House

Please join us to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Red Hen Press with a poetry reading event featuring four Red Hen Press poets:

Katherine Coles is a poet and educator who served from 2006-2012 as Utah’s third poet laureate, and currently serves as inaugural director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute and the co-director of the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature.

Matty Layne Glasgow is the author of the poetry collection, deciduous queen, selected by Richard Blanco as the winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award and forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2019.

Kim Dower is the author of four poetry collections, all from Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars (2010), Slice of Moon (2013), Last Train to the Missing Planet (2016), and her new book, Sunbathing on Tyrone Powers’ Grave (2019).

Jessy Randall is the author of the poetry collections: Suicide Hotline Hold (2016), There Was an Old Woman (2015), Injecting Dreams into Cows (2012), A Day in Boyland (2007).

The readings will be accompanied by jeweler Nicole Foos’ talk on “Stories from Stones.”

Where: Annenberg Beach House

Date: Tuesday the 16th

Time:  6:30 pm – 8 pm

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, at Beach House Way, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-hen-press-katherine=coles-matty-layne-glasgow-jessy-randall-kim-dower-registration-56671131881

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