Los Angeles Literature Events 8/19/19 – 8/25/19

downloadSanta Monica Main Library Book Club & Blink at Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Join us for the Santa Monica Main Library Book Club meeting, which is always welcoming new members and alternates between fiction and nonfiction on a month-to-month basis. This month’s nonfiction title is Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell.

Where: Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28527

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/05/19 – 8/11/19

ATA070119vromans_img04Beer Tasting & Book Signing with J. Ryan Stradal at Pages Bookstore/Off-site Location

Please join us for a beer tasting and book signing as author J. Ryan Stradal discusses his new novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota.

Two sisters. One farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make a living, and wonders what her life would be like if she had a share of that money. Helen buys a successful brewery with the proceeds, and is rigid as a steel keg, while Edith has a heart as big as the state. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take decades, but it is surprising and moving when it comes.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so check website for costs and details.

Where: Los Angeles Ale Works (hosted by Pages Bookstore)

Date: Monday the 5th

Time:  7 pm

Address: 2918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

Website: http://www.pagesbookstore.com/event/beer-tasting-and-book-signing-j-ryan-stradal

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/15/19 – 7/21/19

245526Your Author Series: Tao Nyeu at John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Tao Nyeu, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her book, Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always, which shows us a glimpse into the life of two funny friends. She specializes in silk screens and water-based inks, giving her illustrations a distinctive style. Her work has won many awards, and has been influenced by Shel Silverstein, Richard Scarry, and Beatrix Potter.

Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 15th

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

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

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/01/19 – 7/07/19  

51hEdFjUgNL._AC_SY400_A 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 July is: Last Stop On Market Street, by Matt de la Pena, which received the 2016 Newberry Medal and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Library copies are available to borrow at the Information Desk.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 1st

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 6/18/19 – 6/23/19

cahuenga-01Your Author Series & Ashlyn Anstee at Cahuenga Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Join us for a discussion with author Ashlyn Anstee as she presents her latest children’s book, Are We There Yet? Ashlyn has done it all: animator, author and illustrator. .She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three cats.

Where: Cahuenga Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 4591 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

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

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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 5/06/19 – 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 4/16/19 – 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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L.A. Is Lit: The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in Town

By Falling James
FROM: L.A. Weekly

beyond_baroque_exterior“It is the distillation of articulate animals calling to each other across a great gulf.”

—Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Poetry as Insurgent Art”

Spoken word is more popular than ever these days, with a seemingly endless array of live performances that pop up in a wide variety of formats and settings in the Los Angeles area. But what used to be a mainly underground pursuit — in which obsessive wordsmiths parsed and divined the arcane properties, hidden meanings and cryptic allusions buried in each loaded syllable of oblique poetry before a small crowd of like-minded true believers — has long since turned into a fairly mainstream spectator sport.

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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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