Los Angeles Literature Events 1/27/20 – 2/02/20

download (1)Mietek Boduszynski & US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World at LMU

Author Mietek Bosduszynski will discuss and sign his book, US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World. Should the US offer more support to the Middle East and Northern Africa to democratize? Join us in a discussion with an expert on the Balkans and the modern Middle East and North Africa, especially Iraq, Libya and Egypt.

The author teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, and was a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State at postings in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq.

Where:  LMU, McIntosh Center, University Hall, 3999

Date: Monday the 27th

Time: 5 pm

Address:  1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/mietek_boduszynski_us_democracy_promotion_in_the_arab_world

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/20/19 – 1/26/20

51w7QH3qEmL._SX367_BO1,204,203,200_Wild Cards Kids Book Release Party at Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Join Hope and Wade King for a night of fun, food, and entertainment to celebrate the launch of their all-new book, Wild Card Kids and relive your child with carnival-inspired fun and games  The celebration follows the first day of the Get Your Teach on Los Angeles conference, but you do not need to be a conference attendee to join the party..

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

Where:  Western Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Plaza Pool Deck

Date: Monday the 20th

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Address:  404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/782294382220609

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/13/19 – 1/19/20

oWaraqah—Holistic Arabic Learning Playgroup at Children’s Book World – Kids Event

Caregivers and children immerse their senses in the beauty of the Arabic language through dynamic and rhythmic activities delivered through stories, songs, creative movement and props. This event is led by Dina Halwani and is for children ages 1-6.

Where:  Children’s Book World

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 10:30 am

Address:  10580 ½ W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: http://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/waraqah-holistic-arabic-learning-playgroup-dina-hawani

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/06/19 – 1/12/20

download #2Docent Tour of Central Library at Downtown LA Central Library

Visit Los Angeles Public Library’s historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its distinctive sphinxes and rooftop pyramid. Wander through the 1993 Tom Bradley Wing, designed by architect Norman Pfeiffer, and gaze at the 8–story atrium with its whimsical chandeliers. Learn about the library’s comprehensive collections. All tours are FREE. Start the year by getting to know your LAPL central library!

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 12:30 pm                            

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

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/docent-tours-central-library

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/16/19 – 12/22/19

71567610_10156051937837757_561355833359728640_o (1)Improvisational Workshop at The Artist’s Way Writer

Make the hard work of writing easier and better…in this transformational, small online workshop with Kelly Morgan.

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

Where: The Artist’s Way Writer

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 6 pm – 8:15 pm                  

Address: Online workshop; check website for details.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223729637821597/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/25/19 – 12/01/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConchas y Café: Bilingual Community Writing Workshops at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Our weekly Conchas y Café Zine – Bilingual Community Writing Workshops are free and open to adults.  This program offered by DSTL Arts, provides a 12-week creative writing workshop for adults of all ages. Participants learn more about creative writing, poetry, publishing, zine-making, and more, while receiving writing exercises and feedback on their work. Participants also have the opportunity to publish and  present their work in a zine of writing produced through the program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 12-week series.

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

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm                  

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

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/conchas-y-cafe-bilingual-community-writing-workshops

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Pasadena Landmark Vroman’s, Southern California’s Oldest Bookstore, Celebrates 125th Anniversary

By Erik Pedersen
FROM: The Daily News

A nighttime view of Vroman's, Nov. 12, 2019. (Photo by Erik Pedersen)At Vroman’s bookstore, you can buy a book, attend storytime, meet an author or — on at least one special occasion — eat a piece of anniversary cake.

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