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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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/18/19 – 11/24/19

Door-Earth-Amy-WaldmanDiane Leslie’s Book Club: A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman at Diesel Bookstore 

Author Amy Waldman discusses and signs her new novel, A Door in the Earth at Diane Leslie’s Book Club..

This book is a about an idealistic young Afghan-American woman trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth. Galvanized by a book she reads in college by humanitarian Gideon Crane, sensitive student Parveen makes a pilgrimage to a remote village in the land of her birth to make a difference, only to find the many fabrications in the memoir and decide where her loyalties lie. The author reported form Afghanistan for the New York Times after 9/11, and has created a taut, propulsive novel about power, perspective, and idealism to reveal complicated truths in our living history.

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

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm                       

Address: 225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/monday-november-18th-500-pm-diane-leslie-book-club-author-qamy-waldman

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/04/19 – 11/10/19

KieseLaymonKiese Laymon & “What’s Good: Reckoning with the Horror” at The Athanaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Author and comparative literature scholar Kiese Laymon will discuss “What’s Good: Reckoning with the Horror of One of Our Most Overused Words” and will also discuss and sign his book, Heavy.

The author and his presentation will explore the unspoken traumas and joys embedded in the word “good” in his home, region, and in the nation.

Where: The Athanaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 5:30 pm                              

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

Website: https://www.clarmeontmckenna.edu/mmca

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/26/19 – 9/01/19

66077978_2881784205184675_6814975529419014144_nConchas y Cafe Zine Workshop at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Join us to participate in DSTL Arts’ 10-week creative writing class, Conchas y Café, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages.

Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine-making and also have the opportunity to publish and present their work in a quarterly anthology of writing produced through the program. A public reading and party celebrate the culmination of each series.

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

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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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 7/08/19 – 7/14/19

Author_Page_HeaderYour Author Series: Robin Benway at El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL – Teens Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes YA author Robin Benway, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be speaking about her YA novel, Far from the Tree, which received the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her work has won many awards and her novels have been published in more than twenty countries.

Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th

Time:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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

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

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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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