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Eric Weiner in conversation with Rainn Wilson (Virtual)

Eric Weiner and Rainn Wilson will discuss Weiner's THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS, which is now a new docuseries on Peacock hosted by Wilson. It is based on the NY Times bestselling book, which is part travel memoir, part humor and part twisted self-help guide, and takes the traveler around the globe searching for the secrets to the happiest societies on earth. In addition, they will discuss Weiner's BEN & ME: IN SEARCH OF A FOUNDER'S FORMULA FOR A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE. Not a conventional biography, the author follows Franklin from Philadelphia to Paris, and Boston to London, in an attempt to uncover Ben's life lessons, including a psychological phenomenon known as The Ben Franklin Effect, the printing press and of course, electricity. Weiner argues we'd all be better off if we acted and thought a bit more like Ben when it comes to curiosity, diligence and self-improvement.

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An Evening with Walter Mosley

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Walter Mosley discussing the writing life and his novel, "Farewell, Amethystine."Join us for an in-person Live Talks Los Angeles event, Thursday, May 15, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on June 25 (details below)An Evening with Walter Mosleydiscussing the writing life and his new novel, "Farewell, Amethystine."$20 General Admission ticket$48 General Admission ticket + book with signed bookVirtual event airs on June 25 at 6pm PT/9pm ET and is available to view for five days from when it airs.Tickets to the virtual event include a signed book and can be purchased in this link.Free parking at the venueASL interpreter arrangements made upon request (48 hrs advance notice)From “master of the genre” (Washington Post) Walter Mosley, Detective Easy Rawlins’ latest client sends him down a warren of memory and nostalgia—blinding him to reason and risk.Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated modern-day crime fiction writers. In 2020, he received the 2020 National Book Award’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. His work has been translated into 25 languages. As an executive producer, he adapted his novel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey for AppleTV+ and serves as a Read More ...

An Evening with Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley, one of America's most celebrated modern day crime fiction writers, returns to Live Talks Los Angeles to talk about Detective Easy Rawlins' latest client in FAREWELL, AMETHYSTINE. Set in January 1970, Amethystine Stoller disrupts Rawlins' world when she enlists his help to find her ex-husband. As Easy takes his first step in the investigation, he trips and falls into the memory of things past—loss, love, a world war, and a hunger that has eaten at him since he was a Black boy on his own on the streets of Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas.

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Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration Host: International Printing Museum Address: 315 W Torrance Blvd, Carson CA 90745 Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 Time: 10 AM to 4 PM Website: www.printmuseum.org Phone: 310-515-7166 General Admission is $15. Students, & Seniors are $12. Children 3 & under are free. Purchase tickets at www.printmuseum.org/events Space is limited in the theater. Purchase tickets online for best selection. Showtimes at 11am & 1pm Event Description Celebrate the birth of America at the Printing Museum! In the Heritage Theater at 11am and 1pm, a trio of Founding Fellows — Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson & Betsy Ross — will share fascinating stories about their role in the creation of our great nation. Franklin will also entertain guests with a Glass Armonica, the musical instrument he invented. Throughout the day, guests can print their own copy of the Declaration of Independence and other founding documents. There will also be interactive tours, printing demos, and hands-on activities to delight audiences young and old!

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Books in the Woods

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We are thrilled to invite you to an extraordinary celebration of literature and creativity at the upcoming Books in the Woods Book Fair! Set against the picturesque backdrop of Pine Mountain Club, CA, this event promises a day filled with the magic of books, insightful conversations, and enchanting music. **Date:** July 27, 2024 **Time:** 10:00am to 4:00pm **Location:** Pine Mountain Club, CA Dive into a world of imagination and discovery with a stellar lineup of New York Times Best Selling Authors, engaging guest speakers, and talented local California musicians. Whether you're a lifelong bibliophile or looking for your next favorite read, this fair is the perfect getaway into the heart of storytelling. Highlights Include: - **Exclusive Book Signings:** Meet your favorite authors and get your books signed. - **Inspiring Talks:** Attend talks to get insights into the creative process of writing and the latest trends in literature. - **Live Music:** Enjoy performances by local California musicians set amidst the serene beauty of Pine Mountain Club. - **Children's and Teen Section:** A special area dedicated to encouraging literacy among youth, with interactive activities and captivating stories to inspire our younger guests. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow book lovers, Read More ...

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Loscon 50 “Celebrating 50 Loscons”

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LOSCON is Los Angeles’ longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held Thanksgiving weekend by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS). Like all organized SF fandom conventions, Loscon is run by volunteers. Amateurs and professionals join as panelists (and a number of rooms host competing panels). There’s open discussion plus snacks in the con suite, a dealers room, an art show, nighttime parties in hotel rooms, dances, singing, gaming, and other activities.

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