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Author event! Jennifer Lang with Blair Glaser

1113 Montana Ave 1113 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

In person author event with Jennifer Lang and Blair Glaser at Zibby's Bookshop, 1113 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA, 90403!We're hosting Jennifer Lang as she discusses her book, Places We Left Behind: A Memoir-in-Miniature! Jennifer will be joined in conversation by Blair Glaser.About the book:When American-born Jennifer falls in love with French-born Philippe during the First Intifada in Israel, she understands their relationship isn't perfect. Both 23, both Jewish, they lead very different lives: she's a secular tourist, he's an observant immigrant. Despite their opposing outlooks on two fundamental issues—country and religion—they are determined to make it work. For the next 20 years, they root and uproot their growing family, each longing for a singular place to call home. In Places We Left Behind, Jennifer puts her marriage under a microscope, examining commitment and compromise, faith and family while moving between prose and poetry, playing with language and form, daring the reader to read between the lines.About the authors:Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jennifer Lang lives in Tel Aviv, where she runs israelwriterstudio. Her prize-winning essays appear in Baltimore Review, Under the Sun, Midway Journal, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and Read More ...

Vroman’s presents Kiley Reid, with Traci Thomas, discussing Come and Get It

All Saints Episcopal Church 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena

Join us as we hang out with Kiley Reid and dive deep into her captivating novel, Come and Get It—don't miss it!From the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age comes a fresh and provocative story about a residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students.It's 2017 at the University of Arkansas. Millie Cousins, a senior resident assistant, wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house. So when Agatha Paul, a visiting professor and writer, offers Millie an easy yet unusual opportunity, she jumps at the chance. But Millie's starry-eyed hustle becomes jeopardized by odd new friends, vengeful dorm pranks, and illicit intrigue.A fresh and intimate portrait of desire, consumption, and reckless abandon, Come and Get It is a tension-filled story about money, indiscretion, and bad behavior--and the highly anticipated new novel by acclaimed and award-winning author Kiley Reid. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)Traci Thomas is the creator and host of The Stacks, a weekly podcast about books and the ways they shape our cultural understandings. Traci writes a monthly bookish advice column on, is a contributor on NPR’s Here and Now, and created LAists live literary series, One for Read More ...

Ed Zwick with Patty Jenkins

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

"Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions: My Fortysomething Years in Hollywood"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Thursday, February 15, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on February 19 at 6pm PT/9pm ETEd Zwick with Patty JenkinsHits, Flops, and Other Illusions: My Fortysomething Years in HollywoodTICKETS:$47 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Ed Zwick's book$25 General Admisison ticketAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on Febryary 19, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueA heartfelt and wry career memoir from the director of Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall, About Last Night, and Glory, creator of the show thirtysomething, and executive producer of My So-Called Life, gives a dishy, behind-the-scenes look at working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.Ed Zwick’s long career has spanned four decades of directing, producing, and writing projects that have collectively received eighteen Academy Award nominations (seven wins) and sixty-seven Emmy nominations (twenty-two wins). His filmography as director includes Glory, Legends of the Fall, Blood Read More ...

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