All events listed below take place online. Please visit the organizers’ websites for details.

Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Walter Isaacson

Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Walter IsaacsonJoin us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Sunday, April 25, 2021, 3:00pm PT/ 6pm ET Malcolm Gladwellin conversation with Walter Isaacsondiscussing his book, “The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War“Tickets: $36ticket includes the audio bookTickets open to international orders. Your audio book will be e-delivered to your email on pub day, April 27)Malcolm Gladwell’s exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.Malcolm Gladwell is the author of six New York Times bestsellers including Talking to Strangers, David and Goliath, Outliers, Blink, and The Tipping Point. He is the cofounder and president of Pushkin Industries, an audiobook and podcast production company which produces the podcasts Revisionist History; Broken Record, a music interview show; and Solvable, in which Gladwell interviews innovative thinkers with solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.  The Bomber Mafia began as episodes Revisionist History, and the production team behind that show also produced the audiobook edition. Gladwell appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles for Talking to Strangers (video) and David and Goliath, and previously also interviewed Michael Lewis (video) on our stage.Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and Read More ...

NEH Reading and Conversation Series: Victoria Chang and Afaa Weaver

Continuing our poetry lecture and conversation series are Victoria Chang and Afaa Weaver, with conversation moderated by Kate Gale, on bending the rules of Formalism. With the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Red Hen Press is proud to bring a unique lecture and conversation series to the public, focusing on the history and future of formalism in poetry. The unifying thread of this conversation series is exploring formalist poetry and the role it plays in our culture as poetry continues to evolve. Why do we as readers and listeners to poetry continue to love the sound and rhythm of formal poetry? Why does it create a kind of heartbeat for us? Our series is organized with a movement from the traditional to the contemporary, bringing in diverse experiences and voices. Speakers will discuss poetry’s formal foundation and how teaching these building blocks allows for growth. In order for young people to do experimental poetry, they have to know what rules to break; to play with form, they have to know what form is. In poetry, traditional forms are the way we learn technique. If poetry were dance, form is ballet. Streamed live on redhen.org, facebook.com/redhenpress, and youtube.com/redhenpressbeats

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Beyond This Moment: A Beyond Baroque Virtual Benefit

We're celebrating poetry, literature, and renewed literary community with a virtual benefit in support of Beyond Baroque's reopening. PERFORMANCES BY:Abiodun Oyewole I Amanda Gorman I Amy Landecker I Bradley Whitford I Carolyn Foronda I E. Ethelbert Miller I Jaki Shelton Green I John Sinclair I The Linda Lindas I Louie Pérez I Luis J. Rodriguez I Lynne Thompson I Peter J. Harris I Ryka Aoki I Simon Callow I Tyehimba Jess I Wayne KramerHosts: Pat Thomas & Shonda BuchananOn May 6, we celebrate poetry, literature, and renewed literary community with Beyond This Moment, a virtual benefit in support of Beyond Baroque’s reopening later this year. After more than a year of being closed to the public, we are overjoyed at the prospect of welcoming our community back. Our space has nurtured thousands of writers and artists, ranging from internationally known figures like Amanda Gorman, Wanda Coleman, Dennis Cooper, Viggo Mortensen, John Doe & Exene Cervenka, and Mike Kelley, to our many beloved community members. Countless writers have taken their first workshop at Beyond Baroque, held their first reading in our theater, and met lifelong friends through our programs.Beyond This Moment gathers an array of notable writers and performers in celebration of those programs, and in Read More ...

An Evening with Niall Ferguson

An Evening with Niall Ferguson discussing his new book,  "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe"Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST  An Evening with Niall Ferguson*discussing his new book,  "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe"*interviewer to be announcedTICKETS:-- $40 includes a a copy of the book with a signed bookplate* (* we only ship to US addresses)-- Complimentary to view"All disasters are in some sense man-made." Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.Niall Ferguson is a historian and the author of sixteen books, including Civilization, The Great Degeneration, Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, and The Ascent of Money. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the managing director of Greenmantle LLC. He is also a regular Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His many prizes include the International Emmy for Best Documentary (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service (2010), and the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award (2016).“Niall Ferguson puts the Covid pandemic into the broadest of historical perspectives, and reminds us that this was not the first time that humans have had to Read More ...

Hen House at Home ft. Janice Dewey and Eleanor Wilner

Our next Hen House at Home virtual event features two poets from the newest addition to Red Hen Press, our Crooked Hearts imprint! Crooked Hearts Press focuses on work from writers over the age of 55, and we’re honored to have Janice Dewey and the incredible Eleanor Wilner as our first poets from this imprint. Janice and Eleanor will read from their upcoming collections, HOW TO FEED A HORSE and GONE TO EARTH respectively, before speaking with each other on the imprint and the importance of carving a space for senior writers to thrive. Tune in on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/redhenpress, our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/redhenpressbeats, or our website at www.redhen.org/virtual and order their books at our webstore now! https://shop.aer.io/Red_Hen_Press/cl/Spring_/218726 We hope to see you there!

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WeHo Reads Presents Creating Hollywood Chinese: Arthur Dong and Charles Yu

A conversation between Arthur Dong, author of "Hollywood Chinese," and Charles Yu, author of "Interior Chinatown."In celebration of Asian American History Month, Arthur Dong and Charles Yu (winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction) will go beyond the concept of representation in Hollywood to focus on the creative process for this craft talk and conversation.Program can be viewed on the WeHo Arts Youtube ChannelWeHo Reads is partnering with Book Soup for book sales and we highly encourage you to buy author books and to support your local brick & mortar bookshops. To purchase books please visit hereThis event is part of the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Reads literary series. To see details on the entire series visit www.weho.org/wehoreads

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

An Evening with Neil Gaiman to celebrate the release of "THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG:Two Tales of American Gods" Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00pm PT/ 9pm ET    An Evening with Neil Gaiman To celebrate the release of THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods (Vinyl Edition + MP3) * interviewer to be announced* This event premieres on May 13 at 6pm PT/9pm ET Ticketing Options: – $220 includes a signed copy* of THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods (limited edition and numbered vinyl+ MP3; includes shipping) – $245 for international orders *Note: While all boxsets are numbered, only boxsets bought with this launch event ticketing option will have signed bookplates – $45 includes digital audiobook of AMERICAN GODS (International orders welcome) – $30 includes new paperback edition of AMERICAN GODS (includes shipping to US addresses) ** PLEASE NOTE: BOOKS AND VINYL BOXSET SHIPS DAY AFTER OUR EVENT. AUDIO BOOK DELIVERED ON MAY 14 VIA EMAIL _______________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the world of AMERICAN GODS as you’ve never heard it before…  THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Read More ...

An Evening with Michael Lewis

An Evening with Michael Lewis discussing his book, "Premonition: A Pandemic Story"Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST  An Evening with Michael Lewisdiscussing his book,  "Premonition: A Pandemic Story" TICKETS:$39 US ORDERS includes the book with a signed bookplate$59 INTERNATIONAL ORDERS includes the book with a signed bookplateFrom Michael Lewis, a ‘Superhero Story’ About the PandemicThe author of “The Big Short” and “Moneyball” takes on a frightening subject in his new book “The Premonition”: how to prevent a viral outbreak even worse than Covid-19. (book announcement in the New York Times)Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of several New York Times bestselling books including The Fifth Risk, The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side.  Movie adaptations of The Big Short, Moneyball and The Blind Side were all nominated for Academy Awards. He is host of the podcast Against the Rules. He is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing writer to Audible. His articles have also appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, and Poetry Magazine. He grew up in New Orleans and but now lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children. For those who could read Read More ...

WeHo Reads Presents Alternative Futures: James Sie and Skylar Kergil

A reading and conversation between James Sie and Skylar Kergil. With musical guest Jiaqing Wilson-YangAlternative Futures: The Importance of Seeing Yourself in Young Adult Literature is a reading and conversation between James Sie, author of "All Kinds of Other" and Skylar Kergil, author of "Before I Had the Words". With musical guest Jiaqing Wilson-Yang, whose first novel "Small Beauty" won the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction.Program can be viewed on the WeHo Arts Youtube ChannelWeHo Reads is partnering with Book Soup for book sales and we highly encourage you to buy author books and to support your local brick & mortar bookshops. To purchase books please visit hereThis event is part of the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Reads literary series. To see details on the entire series visit www.weho.org/wehoreads

WeHo Reads Presents: Rajiv Mohabir, Jubi Arriola-Headley and Dare Williams

WEHO Reads Presents: Rajiv Mohabir, Jubi Arriola-Headly, and Dare WilliamsIn celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and as part of the City’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival – Poets read and discuss works by mentors they’ve never met along with their own work. With Rajiv Mohabir, author of "The Cowherds Son," Dare Williams, Jubi Arriola-Headley, author of "Original Kink," and musical guest Jayson Joseph of Elephants With Guns. Program can be viewed on the WeHo Arts Youtube ChannelWeHo Reads is partnering with Book Soup for book sales and we highly encourage you to buy author books and to support your local brick & mortar bookshops. To purchase books please visit hereThis event is part of the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Reads literary series. To see details on the entire series visit www.weho.org/wehoreads.

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