Los Angeles Literature Events 3/18/19 –3/24/19

52457308_2198477393546820_8264162323325779968_oPoesia Narrativa: Write Narrative Poetry

Join California Poets in the Schools, teachers, Juan Cardenas and Jessica Wilson on a journey through narrative poetry. Write in your own voice and learn new ways to express yourself.

This 6 series workshop will include food, so get ready for some delicious learning, and connection building through creative writing.

Remember the smell of sizzling carne asada, the taste of calabasas con queso, the first time you made arroz, or papas.
Our senses deliver us into memory, and our memories will fuel our poems and our palates.

This workshop series is FREE and made possible by the Los Angeles Poet Society. www.lapoetsociety.org Register by emailing: losangelespoetsociety@gmail.com with your name, email, and phone number.

Where: Tía Chucha Central Cultural

Date: Monday the 18th                                             

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 13197 Gladstone Ave, Unit A, Sylmar, California 91342

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/788178538206800/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/25/19 – 3/03/19

cc7f7a9845992e30f8172fcc80a9fb96c895f2f9An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates at Claremont McKenna College

Join us for Readings and Reflections: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates, when the award-winning writer, essayist, poet, and novelist will read from her works, including Hazards of Time Travel (2018), and share personal reflections.

Joyce Carol Oates is a writer of more than 40 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry and nonfiction. She won the National Book Award for her novel them (1969), and two novels and two short story collections were each finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. She has taught at Princeton University since 1978 and is currently Professor Emerita in the Program in Creative Writing.

Where: Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 5:30 pm

Address: 385 East 8th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://events.cmc.edu/event/readings

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/13/18 –8/19/18

p382Conchas y Café Zine: Adult Creative Writing Workshop at Baldwin Hills Branch Library – Adults & Seniors Event

Please join us for Conchas y Café, a program offered by the nonprofit, DSTL Arts, a 10-week creative writing class, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine-making throughout the 10-week series, and also have the opportunity to publish and present their work in the Conchas y Café Zine, a quarterly anthology of writing produced through this program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each series

Where: Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Address: 2906 La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-café-zine-adult-creative-writing-workshop-classes-de-creativa-para-adultos

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/09/18 –7/15/18

download (1)Bilingual Poetry Workshops at Tia Chucha’s Bookstore 

Join us for the second in a series of Bilingual Poetry Workshops, to be held on Mondays, July 2 to August 13, from 4 pm – 6pm, for ages 12 and up, with poet/teacher Juan Cardenas from CA Poets in the Schools, sponsored by Poets & Writers Magazine.

Explore your cultural narrative by allowing your sense to guide you and recall your past experiences. Food will play a big role in this class, and other topics include: Codeswitch, Voice and Diction, Stream of Consciousness, Narrative, Slam, and more.

Where: Tia Chucha’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Address: 13197 Gladstone Ave., Unit A, Sylmar, CA 91342

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/221723651771115/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/11/18 –6/17/18

downloadSummer Author Series, with Anthony Sacre, at Mar Vista Library–Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author Series, and to hear Anthony Sacre discuss and read A Mango in the Hand. He uses stories, folktales and myths from his Cuban-American upbringing, as well as his many visits to Mexico, to encourage all listeners to find their own stories through the magic of books!

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your local library. Check LAPL website for events at various branch libraries and locations. Refreshments are provided, and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-antonio-sacre

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/09/18 –4/15/18

The Big Read of Citizen & Blackout Party at Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

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In celebration of The Big Read of Citizen, by Claudia Rankine, please join us by creating blackout poetry and displaying your poem on our branch’s wall. Event continues during normal branch hours.

See website for directions and details.

Where: Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 12 pm

Address: 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/big-read-blackout-poetry

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/19/18 –2/25/18

482706William Glassley and A Wilder Time at the Last Bookstore

Join us as William Glassley presents his new book, A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice, and learn about the mysteries and lessons embedded in wilderness above the Arctic Circle. This book recounts the experiences of the author and two Danish colleagues while conducting research in one of the world’s most extensive wilderness terrains. It gives new perspective on our place in Nature, the value of wilderness, and how climate change is affecting that landscape.

William Glassley is a geologist at UC Davis, and an emeritus researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of over seventy research articles and a textbook on geothermal energy. This is his first book for a general audience.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 (main entrance around the corner on 5th St.)

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/#events   or https://www.facebook.com/events/143760606278876/

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