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November 2018

Panel Discussion: “Illustrating Russia: Comic Art, Graphic Narratives & Book Illustration”

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Guest lecture at UCLA. Presentations by each of the three authors and illustrators whose work spans Russian culture and is connected by their medium: graphic art. Their presentations will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion of their work. Venue: 362 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States Genre: Graphic Novels

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Discussion: “Silicon City” by Cary McClelland with Kiran Deol

November 16 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

An intimate, eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom. San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city’s facade—rapid gentrification, an…

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Paloma Parfrey presents “After LA”

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

‘After L.A.’ is a lifetime as a moment. Not just a collection, but a consideration of what it means for an artist to have grown up, lashed out, and re-nested all within the extremely wide borders of Los Angeles. Paloma Parfrey’s ethos is immersed in LA history, both of the book smarts sort and the personally experienced. To some she is known as a chef. Others a punk diva. The majority of strangers in LA probably know her as the…

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Randy Shaw discusses his nonfiction book, “Generation Priced Out”

November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Generation Priced Out calls for action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Telling the stories of tenants, developers, politicians, homeowner groups, and housing activists from over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis, Generation Priced Out criticizes cities for advancing policies that increase economic and racial inequality. Shaw also exposes how boomer homeowners restrict millennials’ access to…

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Discussion: A Night of Crime with authors Tim Hallinan and Naomi Hirahara

November 19 @ 7:00 pm
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Tim Hallinan, author of the forthcoming NIGHTTOWN, and Edgar-Award winner Naomi Hirahara will tackle the ins-and-outs of crime fiction. It'll be a wide-ranging conversation about their works, the genre, and the perils, pitfalls and privileges of writing a series. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Discussion: BUSted! True stories about getting around LA, by nonmotorists

November 25 @ 5:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

BUSted returns to its home terminal in Echo Park! True stories about getting around LA, told by people who don't drive! Featured Storytellers Raymond Christian Katya Duft Adriane Hoff More TBA!! Genre: Nonfiction

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Discussion: “Words From the Soul” with Soulace Seeker

November 26 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Soulace Seeker and her first self-published book, Words From The Soul. Join us for an evening of getting to know the author as she speaks about the obstacles she endured that provoked her work and journey as a writer. Soulace Seeker’s first self-published book features a compilation of articles on various topics such as relationships, spirituality, travel, and women empowerment. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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December 2018

Bruce W. Talamon, in conversation with Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire), discussing & signing “Bruce W. Talamon: Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs 1972-1982”

December 1 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Bruce W. Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff photographer at SOUL Newspaper in LA in the early 1970s, just as soul, R&B, and funk were becoming part of the mainstream. He captured the…

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Live Talks L.A. Discussion: An Evening with Jon Meacham

December 3 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Required

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer. The author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Franklin and Winston, and Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, he is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, a contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review, and a fellow of the Society of American Historians. Venue: Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre New Roads…

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Live Talks L.A. Discussion: An Evening with Sally Field

December 5 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Required

Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actor who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. In 2012, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the Board of The Sundance Institute from 1994…

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Discussion: Iraqi-American Women in the Arts: A Reading and Conversation

December 9 @ 7:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present a reading and conversation between Iraqi-American author, Huda Al-Marashi, and stand up comedian and actress, Zain Shami. After a reading from Huda’s new memoir, First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story, Zain and Huda will share their unique perspectives on what it’s like to be members of a vibrant immigrant community while taking on the taboo topics of love, marriage, and sexuality in their art. First Comes Marriage is an Iraqi-American memoir…

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