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January 2019

Reading: Shades and Shadows #27

January 19 @ 2:30 pm
Purchase Required

Shades & Shadows is committed to bringing an eclectic mix of authors from across the broad spectrum of genre fiction to audiences looking to see their favorite authors and discover new ones. This year is going to be a big year, and we're coming out strong with an exciting lineup for you! And your eyes are not deceiving you, we've changed the time. The doors will open at 2:30 and we'll start the readings at 3 p.m. And, as always,…

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Tommy Pico reads from his new collection of poetry “Junk” with Joseph Osmundson

January 19 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Read BookSwell's Feature on Tommy Pico Building on IRL and Nature Poem, Tommy Pico’s Junk is a book-length break-up poem that explores the experience of loss and erasure, both personal and cultural. The third book in Tommy Pico’s Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets: ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese. In the static that follows the loss of a job or an apartment or a boyfriend, what can you grab…

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Ingrid Rojas Contreras reads from her novel “Fruit of the Drunken Tree” with Lillian Rivera

January 20 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness.…

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Reading: Drunken Masters “Love & Liberation”

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Drunken Masters is: 3 writers read/perform short excerpts from a work-in-progress in front of a panel of 3 established writers in the field who provide on-the-spot feedback. The only catch is that these master writers have been plied with drink or PG indulgence of their choosing. A laid-back, entertaining (and sometimes riotous) reading! January theme is: LOVE & LIBERATION Featuring: Tanzila Ahmed (#GOODMUSLIMBADMUSLIM Podcast) Natashia Deón (Grace) Sara Borjas (Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff) Come early to…

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Reading: “Words Performed”

January 24 @ 8:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Six idiots look for ways to perform writing, in order to see what can come from marrying the two. Words and performances by: DeMorge Brown, Bill O'Neill, Deenah Vollmer, Gemma Soldati, Sam Fishman, and John Norris Genre: Fiction

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Rabeah Ghaffari reads from her debut novel “To Keep the Sun Alive”

January 25 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, run an ancient orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries, and looking after several generations of family members. The days here are marked by long, elaborate lunches on the terrace and arguments about government corruption and the rise of religious fundamentalism, peppered with tales of ancient Persia…

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Ray Dizazzo & Special Guest

January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Check the website for more information. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Poets Charles Jensen, Stephen S. Mills, and Robert Siek Read from their new books

January 26 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Charles Jensen is the author of six chapbooks of poems and a collection, The First Risk, which was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award. A second collection, Nanopedia, was published in 2018 by Tinderbox Editions. His poem “Tucson” received the 2018 Zócalo Poetry Prize. A past recipient of an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, his poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Field, The Journal, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. He directs…

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Ntozake Shange Tribute

January 26 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Shonda Buchanan hosts a special tribute to the great Ntozake Shange, who passed away in 2018. Check the website for more information. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Madhuri Vijay reads from her debut novel “The Far Field”

January 30 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

An elegant, epic debut from a tremendous new talent and Pushcart Prize-winner, Madhuri Vijay The Far Field follows one young woman’s search for a lost figure from her childhood, a journey that carries her from cosmopolitan Bangalore in Southern India to the mountains of Kashmir and to the brink of a devastating political and personal reckoning. In the wake of her mother’s death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in…

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Sam Lipstye reads from his new novel “Hark”

January 31 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse, and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and—perhaps most immediately—just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery”—a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and, well, archery—is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status. It’s a role he never asked for, and one he is woefully underprepared to take on. But his inner-circle of…

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