CEMENTING HER REPUTATION

Naomi Hirahara joins an exclusive club — Vroman’s Walk of Fame.
By J.K. Yamamoto
From: Rafu Shimpo

naomi-handsPASADENA — The atmosphere in front of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena last Saturday afternoon was reminiscent of a Hollywood paparazzi fest.

With dozens of well-wishers taking photos and videos, local mystery author Naomi Hirahara placed her hands in cement and signed her name to become a part of Vroman’s Walk of Fame.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/05/18 –11/11/18

download.jpgAnnie Leibovitz & Annie Leibovitz at Work at Book Soup

Join us to hear acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz discuss and sign her book, Annie Leibovitz At Work. Originally published in 2008, this revised and updated edition brings her bestselling book back into print. She will explain how her pictures are made and her process in developing one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. Please check website for signing line guidelines and details.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

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

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/annie-leibovitz-signs-annie-leibovitz-work

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/29/18 –11/04/18

downloadPage Turner Book Club & Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore at Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our monthly Page turner Book Club, where we post our selections for the upcoming months so you can plan ahead. For this month, October, we are reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

Where: Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 5 pm

Address: 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/page-turners-book-club-0

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/22/18 –10/28/18

download30 Years of Homeboy Industries & Radical Kinship at Central Library, LAPL

Celebrate 30 Years of Homeboy Industries, which has provided hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.  This public panel will examine their work, and the evolution of Homeboy Industries, founded by Father Gregory Boyle, and recounted in his most recent book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 630 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/radical-kinship-celebrating-30-years-homeboy-industries

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Overheard At Vroman’s

Reyna Grande In Conversation With Alex Espinoza

by Michel Sedano
From: Labloga.blogspot.com

Alex_Espinoza_Reyna_Grande_Vromans.jpgFriday night’s is an audience of readers, gente who have come on Friday night to the independent bookseller, Vroman’s, in Pasadena CA because reading matters to them. They want to hear Reyna Grande, whose stories to them mattered.

Reyna Grande has five books; two novels, three memoirs (one the YA Distance Between Us) and not including translations. She’s the kind of writer a passerby would want to sit and hear. But there’s SRO. And still they stand. She’s that kind of speaker.

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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 7/30/18 –8/05/18

downloadMary McCoy & Camp So-and-So at El Sereno Branch Library – Teen Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet author Mary McCoy, who will present Camp So-and-So. She is a talented writer of stories about Los Angeles’s notorious past, AND a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 30th

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-mary-mccoy

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