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

Susannah R. Drissi, in conversation with Dr. Christina García, presents “Until We’re Fish”

An unforgettable coming-of-age story, Until We're Fishblends the romance, violence, mood, and ethos of the Cuban Revolution with a young man's hopeless and heroic first love. With the truth of experience and the lyricism of poetry, Rodríguez Drissi constructs an exquisite, gossamer tale of revolution and hearts set adrift. A Don Quixote for our times, Until We're Fish is an intimate exploration into the souls of people willing to sacrifice everything to be free

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An Afternoon with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

An afternoon with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver discussing their book, "Lights, Camera, Danger! (Alien Superstar #2)" Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event, ***Children's and Young Adult Event***Sunday, October 11, 2020, 3:00pm PST/ 6pm EST An afternoon with Henry Winkler & Lin Oliveron their book,  "Lights, Camera, Danger! (Alien Superstar #2)"This event premieres on October 11 at 3pm PST/6pm EST on the Live Talks Los Angeles YouTube channel and also on our Facebook page The event is free to register to watch, and you can purchase a signed book when you RSVP.$25 includes a book with signed book plate (shipping included and books ship week of October 18)Action-packed and full of laughs, LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANGER! (ALIEN SUPERSTAR #2) is the second book in the New York Times bestselling, highly- illustrated middle grade series from beloved writing team Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.Henry Winkler is an Emmy Award–winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has created some of the most iconic TV roles, including Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli on Happy Days and Gene Cousineau on Barry.Lin Oliver is a children’s book writer and a writer and producer for both TV and film. She is currently the executive director of the Society Read More ...

HH&Home: Reema Rajbanshi, Lara Ehrlich and Tracy Daugherty

We're so excited to host a reading and chat with Reema Rajbanshi, author of SUGAR, SMOKE, SONG, Lara Ehrlich, author of ANIMAL WIFE, and Tracy Daugherty, author of HIGH SKIES! Viewable on Facebook.com/redhenpress, redhen.org, redhenpress.org, youtube.com/redhenpressbeats, or linkedin.com/company/red-hen-pressDon't forget to pick up copies of these books and all books in our Fall season for 30% off using the code "HenHouseAtHome" here: https://shop.aer.io/red.../cl/HHHome_Fall_Book_Tour/217865

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James Patterson and Kwame Alexander present “Becoming Muhammad Ali”

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 13th. 4pm PST/7PM EST Kids hosts James Patterson and Kwame Alexander in partnership with the Ali Center as they present their new release, Becoming Muhammad Ali! From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.

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Virtual Book Launch for Rosie Mercado, “Girl With the Self-Esteem Issues” in conversation with Dr. Judy Ho

The Latina superstar shares the impossible true story of her fight to realize her dreams in this powerful memoir and inspirational guide.The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues is the remarkable story of Rosie Mercado's journey from helplessness to becoming a model, life coach, and daytime celebrity and one of the "top 25 most powerful Latinas" (People). But as Rosie reveals, that success came after years of pain.

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RHP x Institute for Latino Studies: Featuring Kristen Millares Young

Red Hen Press and the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame present a reading and conversation with Kristen Millares Young, author of SUBDUCTION! Fleeing the shattered remains of her marriage and treachery by her sister, a Latina anthropologist named Claudia takes refuge in Neah Bay, a Native whaling village on the jagged Pacific coast. Claudia yearns to lose herself to the songs of the tribe and the secrets of a spirited hoarder named Maggie. Instead, she stumbles into Maggie’s prodigal son Peter, who, spurred by his mother’s failing memory, has returned seeking answers to his father’s murder. Claudia helps Peter’s family convey a legacy delayed for decades by that death, but her presence, echoing centuries of fraught contact with indigenous peoples, brings lasting change and real damage. Through the ardent collision of Peter and Claudia, Subduction portrays not only their strange allegiance after grievous losses but also their shared hope of finding solace and community on the Makah Indian Reservation. An intimate tale of stunning betrayals, Subduction bears witness to the power of stories to disrupt—and to heal. Kristen Millares Young is a prize-winning journalist and essayist whose work appears in the Washington Post, the Guardian Read More ...

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Otis College of Art & Design Visiting Writers Series: Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai will read and discuss her work. Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for Wartime. The Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the L.A. Times Book Prize, among other honors. She is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

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Born This Way Foundation Team Member Aysha Mahmood, in conversation with Youth Reporters Juan Acosta, Tyrah Majors & Hana Mangat

Join Born This Way Foundation Youth Reporters Juan Acosta,Tyrah Majors & Hana Mangat in conversation with Aysha Mahmood on Wednesday October 14th at 5pm, for an inspiring evening filled with personal stories about the power of kindness. Since its founding in 2012, Born This Way Foundation has collected empowering stories from young people around the world who found their inner strength, prevailed in the face of bullies, started their own social movements, and decided to break through the mental health stigma. Readers will get an intimate look at some of these stories collected in CHANNEL KINDNESS as well as the chance to hear directly from Hana Mangat, Juan Acosta, Tyrah Majors, and Alex as they reflect on their own experiences defined by kindness and resilience.

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Rachel True, in conversation with Cree Summer, presents “True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck”

Rachel True, an actress best known for her role in The Craft, is a lifelong occultist--she had been reading tarot cards long before being cast in the 90s witchy cult classic. Now, True shares her tarot knowledge through her unique guidebook and deck boxed set. Each card in the deck is uniquely made following a beautiful, multicultural aesthetic. True's guidebook helps readers use the cards as she does: with an intuitive approach, rather than assigning one literal definition to each card.

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Book launch event for “After the Rain” by Alexandra Elle

Join bestselling author and self-care facilitator Alexandra Elle for an hour-long guided workshop weaving together storytelling, meditation, and journaling to help you embrace all the beauty, love, and opportunity life has to offer. Alex’s newest book, AFTER THE RAIN, will be the roadmap for this event, as she delivers lessons on how to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and cultivate abundance in an age of uncertainty.

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Poets for Climate Action: Vote to Survive!

Powerful voices in poetry from Los Angeles and across the country, together with a celebrated elder statesman of the L.A. stage, come together to draw attention to the environmental crisis facing us. Readers include Kingsley-Tufts Award winner Patricia Smith; Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez; Marsha Hawk Poetry Prize winner Lynne Thompson; Ovation Award-winning actor Alan Mandell; and the hosts of the program, COLA Fellow Suzanne Lummis & Director of the Literary Southwest Jim Natal.

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Phil Klay reads from “Missionaries” with Nate Dimeo

In the modern world, everything is connected, including how we kill. A group of Colombian soldiers prepares to raid a drug lord's safe house on the Venezuelan border. They're watching him with an American-made drone, about to strike using military tactics taught to them by U.S. soldiers who honed their skills to lethal perfection in Iraq. In his debut novel Missionaries, National Book Award-winning author and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay examines the globalization of violence through the interlocking stories of four characters and the conflicts that define their lives.

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Rebecca Roanhorse reads from “Black Sun”

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

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Reading the River: The Poetry of Lewis MacAdams

The Elysian Valley Arts Collective is proud to present Reading The River: The Poetry of Lewis MacAdams (1944 – 2020) in partnership with Los Angeles' renowned literary center Beyond Baroque as part of our bi-annual Frogtown (Virtual) ArtWalk. Join us in celebrating the poetry of MacAdams, who launched the revitalization of the Los Angeles River as a founder of Friends of the Los Angeles Rive

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David Hajdu presents “Adrianne Geffel: A Fiction”

Adrianne Geffel was a genius. Praised as the "Geyser of Grand Street" and the "Queen of Bleak Chic," she was a one-of-a-kind artist, a pianist and composer with a rare neurological condition that enabled her to make music that was nothing less than pure, unmediated emotional expression. She and her sensibility are now fully integrated into the cultural lexicon; her music has been portrayed, represented, and appropriated endlessly in popular culture. But what do we really know about her?

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David Byrne and Maira Kalman discuss “American Utopia”

From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman–an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all. The Spike Lee film adaptation of the Broadway hit American Utopia airs on HBO in Fall 2020.

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V.E. Schwab discusses “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” with Taylor Jenkins Reid

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

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An Afternoon with Gov. Andrew Cuomo

An Afternoon with Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussing his book, "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic" Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Sunday, October 18, 2020, 4:00pm PST/ 7pm EST An Afternoon with Gov. Andrew Cuomodiscussing his book, "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic"$38 includes a signed book (shipping included) and books ship week of October 26Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.Andrew Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, serving since 2011. He is the author of All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life and Crossroads: The Future of American Politics.When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global “ground zero” for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Quickly, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in Read More ...

Christina Hammonds Reed, in conversation with Liara Tamani, discusses “The Black Kids”

Los Angeles, 1992 Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It's the end of senior year and they're spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer. Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley's not just one of the girls. She's one of the black kids.

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L.A. Times Festival of Books presents Ayad Akhtar in conversation with Reza Aslan

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and author of American Dervish, an American son and his immigrant father search for belonging — in post-Trump America, and with each other. A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

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Eileen Myles discusses “For Now”

In this raucous meditation, Eileen Myles offers an intimate glimpse into creativity’s immediacy. With erudition and wit, Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time.

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HH&Home: Jim Peterson, Susan Ludvigson, Joshua Rivkin

We're so excited to host a reading and chat with Jim Peterson, author of THE HORSE WHO BEARS ME AWAY, Susan Ludvigson, author of WAVE IF YOU CAN SEE ME, and Joshua Rivkin, SUITOR! Viewable on Facebook.com/redhenpress, redhen.org, redhenpress.org, youtube.com/redhenpressbeats, or linkedin.com/company/red-hen-pressDon't forget to pick up copies of these books and all books in our Fall season for 30% off using the code "HenHouseAtHome" here: https://shop.aer.io/red.../cl/HHHome_Fall_Book_Tour/217865 Jim Peterson is the author of six collections of poetry, three chapbooks, numerous plays, and a novel, Paper Crown, published by Red Hen Press and recently made available on Audible. His poetry collection The Owning Stone won Red Hen Press’s Benjamin Saltman Award for 1999. His newest collection, Speech Minus Applause, was released by Press 53 in 2019. His poems have appeared widely in journals including Poetry, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, and many others. His stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review, South Dakota Review, and The Laurel Review. A collection of stories, Many Small Fires, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Retired Coordinator of Creative Writing at Randolph College, he is on the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Low-Res MFA Program in Creative Writing. He lives with his Read More ...

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Angie Bullaro and Manon Rhéaume present “Breaking the Ice: The True Story of the First Woman to Play in the NHL”

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Breaking the Ice, the inspiring true story of Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman to play a game in the National Hockey League. "One day, a woman will play in the National Hockey League. If no one prevents her," said a twelve-year-old Manon Rhéaume. Manon always dreamed of playing hockey. So, when the team her father coached needed a goalie, five-year-old Manon begged for the chance to play. She didn't care that she'd be the only girl in the entire league or that hockey was considered a "boys' sport" in her hometown of Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada. All she cared about was the game.

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Book launch for “Do You Feel Like I Do” with Peter Frampton and Cameron Crowe

Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020.

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Nancy Boyarsky, in conversation with Bill Boyarsky, discusses “The Entitled, Volume 5”

Travel to London and retrieve Abigail Fletcher, a 17-year-old in a study abroad program at the prestigious King's College in London. The assignment sounds simple enough. But Abigail's return is put on indefinite hold when she's charged with the murder of her boyfriend, a former student at King's. Nicole believes Abigail has been framed, but the victim's tight-knit circle of friends and relatives are most unwilling to talk to an American detective. Further complicating the case, is Abigail's defiant and uncooperative demeanor.

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Tattered Cover and Vroman’s present Bruce Cameron, his dog Tucker, and Gary Goldstein

The problems fracturing the Goss family as Christmas approaches are hardly unique, though perhaps they are handling them a little differently than most people might. But then a true emergency arises, one with the potential to not only ruin Christmas, but everything holding the family together. Is the arrival of a lost puppy yet another in the string of calamities facing them, or could the little canine be just what they all need Perfectly sized (and priced!) for stockings, A Dog’s Perfect Christmas is a beautiful, poignant, delightful tale of what can happen when family members open their hearts to new possibilities. You’ll find love and tears and laughter—the ideal holiday read.

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Book launch event for “A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky” by Lynell George

Join Lynell George as she discusses her new book A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler with Ayana A.H. Jamieson. A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler offers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and “MacArthur Genius” Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe—how to be in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger. Author Lynell George not only engages the world that shaped Octavia E. Butler, she also explores the very specific processes through which Butler shaped herself—her unique process of self-making. It’s about creating a life with what little you have—hand-me-down books, repurposed diaries, journals, stealing time to write in the middle of the night, making a small check stretch—bit by bit by bit. A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky draws the reader into Butler’s world, creating a sense of unmatched intimacy with the deeply private writer.

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Jessica Abughattas discusses “Strip” with Jeremy Radin and Olivia Gatwood

Winner of the 2020 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, Jessica Abughattas's Strip is a captivating debut about desire and dispossession and that tireless poetic metaphor--the body. Audacious and clear-eyed, plainspoken and brassy, Abughattas's poems are songs that break free from confinement as they span the globe from Hollywood to Palestine.

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David Leavitt discusses “Shelter in Place”

A comic portrait of the months immediately following the 2016 election, Shelter in Place is also a meditation on the unreliable appetites--for love, for power, for freedom--by which both our public and private lives are shaped.

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Jacquelyn Stolos, in conversation with Catie Disabato, discusses “Edendale”

In northeast Los Angeles, wildfires rage and coyotes stalk the neighborhood streets. The wind blows heavy with smoke and, inside a rented bungalow on hilly Lemoyne Street, the air grows heavy with something else.Ropey closes his checking account and transfers his net worth to his sock drawer. Megan sharpens pencils and chops produce to obsession. Lyle tightens his grip on his girlfriend Egypt, whose growing dependence makes her question everything, especially Lyle. And Captain America, the cat of the house, finds his orange coat giving way to a nest of bleeding sores. As the fires burn ever closer, will the four friends wake up to their false paradise?

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L.A. Times Festival of Books presents The Honorable Jerry Brown and Jim Newton, Author of “Man of Tomorrow,” in Conversation with Gustavo Arellano

Jerry Brown, the iconoclastic former governor of California, presidential candidate and mayor of Oakland, will join biographer Jim Newton, a former editor at large of the L.A. Times and author of Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown in a conversation about his storied life in politics. The L.A. Times’ California Columnist Gustavo Arellano will guide their discussion.

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Matthew McConaughey in conversation with John Grisham

Matthew McConaughey in conversation with John Grisham discussing his memoir, “Greenlights” Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST Matthew McConaughey in conversation with John Grishamdiscussing his memoir, “Greenlights”This event premieres on October21 at 6pm PST/9pm EST$37 includes a book with signed book plate (shipping included and books ship week of October 26)From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfactionAcademy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey is a married man, a father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. In 2009, Matthew and his wife, Camila, founded the just keep livin Foundation, which helps at-risk high school students make healthier mind, body, and spirit choices. In 2019, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. McConaughey is also brand Read More ...

Book release party for “Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe” by Alison Saar

The Armory and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College invite you to celebrate the release of Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe. This virtual publication lauch program will feature conversations with special guests, poetry readings, and a festive toast as we unveil the most comprehensive publication on Saar to date. Participants include Alison Saar and scholar Christina Sharpe with key representatives from both institutions who will read poems included in the catalogue. Saar will conclude the event with a libation created live, followed by a ceremonial blessing. The libation recipe will be provided to guests who RSVP for the event.

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Kamala Puligandla reads from “Zigzags”

When Aneesha returns to Chicago for the summer, all she wants to do is write and carouse with friends. Maybe rekindle things with her old flame, Whitney, who has a serious new job and relationship. Aneesha weaves through dance parties, dive bars, and all-night Mexican joints on her bike, but keeping old friends is complicated in this charming debut novel from Kamala Puligandla.

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Leigh Bardugo presents the paperback release of “Ninth House”

Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her?

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Red Hen Press – 26th Benefit Champagne Luncheon

Red Hen’s first-ever virtual gala!The event will run from 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.PT on October 25, 2020, via the Zoom platform. We are providing an immersive digital experience, using breakout rooms to give guests time with our featured authors. The regular programming will showcase Red Hen’s place in the literary community with performances from local students, a silent auction, and readings by presenting authors Allison Joseph, Aimee Liu, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Tickets start at $50 via https://one.bidpal.net/redhen26/welcome

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An Afternoon with Bill Nye

An afternoon with Bill Nye & Gregory Mone discussing their book,  "Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science" Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00pm PST/ 6pm EST  An afternoon with Bill Nye & Gregory Mone discussing their book,  "Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science" The event is free to register to watch, and you can purchase a signed book when you RSVP. $38 includes a book with signed book plate (shipping included and books ship week of November 2.) The must-have, everything-you-need-to-know science book from every kid’s favorite science educator, Bill Nye Bill Nye is a New York Times–bestselling author, mechanical engineer, and television host best known for his television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Gregory Mone is a New York Times–bestselling author and science journalist who has written several books for children, including the Jack and the Geniuses series, coauthored with Bill Nye. He lives in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Science educator, TV host, and New York Times–bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range Read More ...

Alyssa Cole, in conversation with Glory Edim, discusses “When No One Is Watching”

Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she's known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community's past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block--her neighbor Theo.

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