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December 2018

Beyond Baroque Reading: Valerie Wallace & Marcie Vogel

December 15 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Valerie Wallace is the author of House of McQueen, which was selected by Vievee Francis for the Four Way Books Intro Prize (March, 2018), and the chapbook The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping (2011, Dancing Girl Press). Marci Vogel is the author of Death and Other Holidays, winner of the inaugural Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, and At the Border of Wilshire & Nobody, winner of the inaugural Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize. Regular admission. Members FREE. Genre: Fiction

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Marc Zegans, “The Typerwriter Underground”

December 15 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Poet Marc Zegans will read from The Typewriter Underground, offering a literary performance that plunges its audience into the lives of a circle of renegades who have abandoned the Internet for the thrilling physicality and sensual allure of hot type. He will be joined by poet and novelist Kareem Tayyar, founding director of World Parade Books, who will read from his most recent work. Kareem’s latest work of fiction The Prince of Orange County, was released by Pelekinesis on November…

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Activity: A Special Holiday Market at Book Soup

December 16 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Journal of Alta California brings a California-themed market to Book Soup, featuring author book signings, gift items and products made in California, refreshments and more! Genre: Fiction

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Activity: A Special Holiday Market at Vroman’s

December 16 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Journal of Alta California brings a California-themed market to Vroman’s Bookstore, featuring author book signings, gift items and products made in California, refreshments and holiday musical performances. Genre: Fiction

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Activity: Letterpress and Block Printed Holiday Cards Workshop

December 16 @ 5:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

In this DIY card-making workshop, participants will learn to use antique letterpress type as well as linoleum carvings and mixed-media techniques to create one of a kind holiday cards. Light refreshments provided. Genre: Art

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Book Club: Amnesty International Reading Group

December 16 @ 6:30 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

This month the Amnesty International Reading Group will read From A Low and Quiet Sea by Ryan Donal. Genre: Fiction

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Book Club: True Crime Tuesdays with James T. Bartlett

December 18 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

There’s nothing like wheeling a dead body around in a baby carriage. The Hampstead murders don’t get the attention they deserve, for their connections to the more famous ones over in Whitechapel. Join us for Sarah Beth Hopton’s Woman at the Devil’s Door. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Discussion and Book Signing: Matthew Reilly, “The Three Secret Cities”

December 19 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet The New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Matthew Reilly when he joins us to celebrate his thrilling new novel featuring Jack West, Jr, The Three Secret Cities. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It's an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted. Genre: Fiction

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Feminist Book Club with Julia Callahan

December 19 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

"This club reads an intersectional variety of feminist lit – fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, etc. – led by publisher Julia Callahan of Rare Bird Books. Join us for fresh insights, perspectives and challenges, and – most importantly – fellowship. Michelle Obama’s Becoming is our December book. From her childhood in Chicago to Princeton, from her law career to her time developing young leaders for public service – this memoir covers all of that – not to mention her relationship with the…

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Phoebe MacAdams & Michael C. Ford

December 21 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna reads from her new chapbook Every Bird Helps: A Cancer Journal & Michael C Ford reads from his new “double” chapbook Block Island Latitudes/Manhattan Island Suite. Regular admission. Members FREE. Genre: Fiction

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Reading: “Hitched” with Ruben Quesada, Sara Borjas, Rocío Carlos, and Rachel McLeod Kaminer

December 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

This month HITCHED celebrates its 8 year anniversary! We will feature Ruben Quesada, Sara Borjas, Rocío Carlos, Rachel McLeod Kaminer, and a couple of special readers yet to be announced. HITCHED is a quarterly reading series that features writer couplings as a way of celebrating the relationships we build as writers that are integral to our success and the successes of those around us. HITCHED began in December 2010 at Beyond Baroque. HITCHED was created and is hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Venue: Other Books,…

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Book Club: Literature Reading Group

December 28 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

This month the Literature Reading Group will read Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Genre: Fiction

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Open Mic Poetry Night

December 28 @ 7:30 pm
Barnes & Noble – Burbank, 731 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502 United States
Free

Join in or come to enjoy the wonderful poets reading their original work on Open Mic Poetry Night. This long-standing group welcomes new poets and guests in our cookbook section's meeting space. Sign-ups at 7:30PM, performance at 8:00PM Genre: Poetry

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