Award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut written with Quiara Alegria Hudes, now a major motion picture. In this eagerly awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Miranda and co-authors Hudes and Jeremy McCarter share the story behind the decades-long creative life of In the Heights and its unlikely journey to Broadway success and the movie screen.
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LA's own (and goop's favorite) Honest History Magazine is gearing up for the release of their first kids' books History Is Delicious and History Is Inventive August 10 with a virtual event with the LA Public Library on Tuesday, August 10 at 11 a.m. and an in-person event at Skylight Books on August 14 from 2-4 p.m. Join History Is Delicious author and LA food writer / Food GPS founder Joshua Lurie as he engages children of all ages about foods from around the world, featured in his book with recipes from L.A. chefs Ori Menashe, Petra Zavaleta, Sandra Cordero, Akira Yoshimura and more.
Welcome back to another season of the Red Hen Press Hen House at Home Virtual Series! We are so excited to kick off this season with our CLI-FI SPECIAL, featuring Thea Prieto, winner of the 2019 Red Hen Press Novella Award for FROM THE CAVES, and Cai Emmons, author of bestselling WEATHER WOMAN and now its standalone sequel, SINKING ISLANDS! Join us as we discuss their work, their exploration of environmental fiction and catastrophe, and how they came to write the stories we love. *This event was pre-recorded and will air Wednesday, August 25, at 4:00pm PT, viewable at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
Red Hen Press welcomes poets Nicole Stellon O’Donnell and Benjamin Saltman award winner M. Soledad Caballero in this virtual poetry special! Nicole and M. Soledad will discuss poetry and memory, history, and identity. We’ll explore a poet’s way of connecting with themselves, their pasts, and reconciling their identities as they juggle the various “roles” they play in their lives. This will certainly be a conversation you won’t want to miss! Viewable LIVE on Wednesday, September 8, at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
Liane Moriarty with Seija Rankin discussing her new novel, “Apples Never Fall“Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021, 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST Liane Moriarty with Seija Rankin discussing her new novel, “Apples Never Fall“TICKETS:$38 includes a signed bookWe only ship to US addressesBooks ship week of Sep. 13also includes access on video-on-demand for 72 hrs after the event.ASL interpreter available upon request.From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers comes a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.Liane Moriarty is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty; the New York Times bestsellers Nine Perfect Strangers, What Alice Forgot, and The Last Anniversary; The Hypnotist’s Love Story; and Three Wishes. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.Big Little Lies was adapted as a series for HBO by David E. Kelley, starred Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz. The series was critically acclaimed and won eight Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes. Actress/producer Nicole Kidman and Read More ...
Red Hen Press and Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and the Annenberg Community Beach House, are proud to present this fantastic virtual reading and conversation from four women authors who hold interesting, non-literary full-time professions. We’ll explore how these authors balance their jobs with the creativity and work that comes with writing and promoting a book. We welcome nurse Yu-Han Chao, lawyer Joan Nockels Wilson, fisher and engineer Mia Heavener, and researcher, activist, and educator Florencia Ramirez. Tune in to learn how these fantastic women balanced work with their literary love!
Red Hen’s next installment of our Hen House at Home series features two incredible fiction writers: Lily Hoang, author of UNDERNEATH, and Jaye Viner, author of JANE OF BATTERY PARK. Both of these fictional novels have a basis in today’s reality: UNDERNEATH inspired by real life events, and JANE OF BATTERY PARK drawing inspiration from the very extremes of extremist organizations. This event will explore and highlight the trauma their characters suffer, and the choices they make because of what trauma leaves behind.
Dantiel W. Moniz will read and discuss her work. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and has been named a "Writer to Watch" by Publishers Weekly and Apple Books. Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat, was an Indie Next Pick, an inaugural Roxane Gay Audacious Book Club pick, and has been hailed as "must-read" by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Tin House, One Story, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. Moniz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Journalist and bestselling author Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty -- his mother's family, the Vanderbilts. In "Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty," co-authored with historian Katherine Howe, Cooper traces the journey of his great-great-great-grandfather, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt who built shipping and railroad empires and became the richest man in America. Cooper's unique insider's viewpoint captures the family's outsized influence and unfettered wealth, and a look at the modern day family who would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all. The in-person event takes place Monday, September 27, 2021, 8pmPT; the virtual event is Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6pmPT/9pmPT. Tickets to the in-person event include a signed copy of "Vanderbilt:The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty" ($50) and a link to the virtual event. Tickets to the virtual event ($40) also include a signed copy of the book
An Evening with Gabrielle Union discussing her collection of stories, "You Got Anything Stronger?"Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 8:00pm *Limited capacity event . An Evening with Gabrielle Union**discussing her book, You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories**interviewer to be announced The virtual version of this event airs on September 30 , at 6pm PDT/9PM EDTTICKETS:$50 includes a copy of the book with signed book platealso includes opportunity to watch the virtual event on September 30 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDTMasks required for entry.Remember when we hit it off so well that we decided We’re Going to Need More Wine? Well, this time you and I are going to turn to our friend the bartender and ask, You Got Anything Stronger? I promise to continue to make you laugh, but with this round, the stakes get higher as the conversation goes deeper. -- Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, best-selling author and most recently, a Time100 cover honoree. Union formed her production shingle “I’ll Have Another” in 2018 with the goal of telling stories that center marginalized communities with their specific point of views in an authentic manner. In August of 2020, she relaunched her haircare brand “Flawless by Gabrielle Union” Read More ...
Jim Peterson, author of THE SADNESS OF WHIRLWINDS, and Beth Gilstrap, author of Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Award Winner DEADHEADING AND OTHER STORIES, join us for this installment of the Red Hen Press Hen House at Home series! This week, we’re focusing on short stories: the craft of writing them, the decisions and choices the authors make, and how their universal goal of leaving a lasting effect on the reader is reached through two differing collections that are unified in that quest to connect. We welcome guest moderator Fred Arroyo, who will help facilitate this conversation! Viewable LIVE on Thursday, October 7 at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
We are so excited to return to ArtNight Pasadena this fall! This October, ArtNight Pasadena returns in a hybrid capacity. Red Hen’s activities will be held ENTIRELY ONLINE, so keep an eye out on October 8 for our dedicated web page on our website! We’ll be hanging out on Zoom and talking about publishing, and you can enter for a chance to win free books! Hope to see you on October 8 at 6:00pm PT!
An online poetry reading and celebration of new published works by White Pine Press.Join us for an afternoon of readings featuring White Pine Press poets and translators: Christopher Merrill, Dennis Maloney, Gail Wronsky, and Yun Wang. Both Gail Wronsky and Yun Wang are celebrating new book releases published by White Pine Press! Christopher Merrill’s latest book, Flares, is a cross-genre text praised for its richly imagined fables, vignettes, and prose poems that reveal the elementary strangeness of this world. The book was published in Spring of 2021. Gail Wronsky’s latest poetry collection, Under the Capsized Boat We Fly, New & Selected Poems, published earlier this year, too, collects over forty years of the author’s work which explores environmentalism, and mortality in language that is both multi-layered and musical. Yun Wang’s forthcoming poetry collection, The Book of Mirrors, takes the reader on a journey of enlightenment through unexpected discoveries and heartbreaks. Her manuscript was the winner of the twenty-sixth White Pine Press Poetry Prize--judged by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs. The collection is set to release on September, 28, 2021. The virtual reading will be held via zoom and hosted by author David St. John. About White Pine PressWhite Pine Press is a Read More ...
Legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger opens up about his band's meteoric career in the tell-all "Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying and Playing Guitar with the Doors." Talking to Krieger in this virtual event which premieres October 12, 2021 at 6pmPT will be his co-author Jeff Alulis. Few bands are as shrouded in the haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and through a series of vignettes, Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened. There are many never-before-told stories from The Doors' most vital years and Krieger goes into heartbreaking detail about his personal struggles while sharing humorous anecdotes. Krieger was named among the "100 Greatest Guitarists" of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker offers a primer in logical thinking in his newest book "Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters." Pinker, a prize-winning experimental psychologist who focuses on cognition, language and social relations, helps us to understand why there is so much irrationality in the world today. How can a species that developed Covid-19 vaccines in less than a year also produce so much fake news, medical quackery and conspiracy theorizing? His conversation with historian and author Niall Ferguson premieres on October 13, 2021 at 6pmPT. In "Rationality" Pinker shares his ultimate message of positivity that humans, who have demonstrated throughout history its ability to use the powerful tools of reasoning to enrich lives, will use rationality again to create better choices for society in this uncertain time. RSVP for complimentary link to view event. Signed copies (bookplate) of "Rationality" available.
The 14th anniversary of the Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will celebrate National Book Month in October 2020 with one of America’s most acclaimed poets – that is, Nikki Giovanni. During a special virtual event on Saturday, October 16, 2021, award-winning photojournalist Miki Turner, who also serves as associate professor of professional practice at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will chat with Giovanni about her latest collection of prose, titled “Make Me Rain.” The virtual book fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Virtual Talk with Nikki Giovanni and Miki Turner will take place at 11:00 am PST. Register today! For more information, visit www.leimertparkbookfair.com.
Join us for the West Coast virtual launch of Jonathan Franzen's novel CROSSROADS. This event is presented in partnership with FSG and other stores! In Crossroads, bad decisions and bad faith weigh down the characters—and propel the novel to startling heights.Kathryn Schulz in The New Yorker Purchase tickets here. Ticket price includes a copy of Crossroads and access to the virtual event. A limited number of signed copies are available, while supplies last. *Signed books will ship/be ready for pickup after the event. Crossroads (FSG) Jonathan Franzen’s gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads. It’s December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless—unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college on fire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem’s sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Read More ...
It’s difficult to capture traumatic personal events in a memoir. How do you do it? We ask two memoirists from Red Hen Press’s Fall 2021 season: Jan Beatty, author of AMERICAN BASTARD, explores her journey trying to find her birth parents. Joan Nockels Wilson’s THE BOOK OF TIMOTHY: THE DEVIL, MY BROTHER, AND ME shares her experiences as she searches for the priest who molested her brother as a child. Both of these memorists explore their pain and family trauma in powerful ways. We’ll discuss what the process was like, putting their deeply personal experiences on paper. Viewable LIVE on Wednesday, October 20 at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
United States Representative Adam Schiff from California's 28th Congressional District issues a clarion call with his new book "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could." Representative Schiff's conversation with Larry Wilmore premieres on October 20, 2021 at 6pmPT. As the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, Schiff offers a vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour. He also warns that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever. Wilmore is perhaps best known as the host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," which ran for almost two years. Currently he hosts "Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air" for The Ringer Podcast Network. Tickets include a signed copy of "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could" ($39). Tickets to watch the event only available ($10). ASL interpreter available upon request.
An in-person memorial and celebration of Beyond Baroque's former executive directorPlease join us in celebrating the life and work of Fred Dewey. The former executive director of Beyond Baroque, Fred was a profoundly committed writer, editor, and thinker who devoted his life to championing artists and creating a public sphere for intellectual engagement. The memorial and tribute will feature readings and remembrances from poets, writers, artists, colleagues, and friends. It will be held outside on Beyond Baroque’s back patio, and food and drink will be served. For those unable to attend in-person, it will be streamed live to Beyond Baroque’s YouTube channel, where it will also be available for viewing after the memorial. Readings and remembrances by: Linda J. Albertano, Will Alexander, Laurel Ann Bogen, Mike Bonin, Dorit Cypus, Simone Forti, Amélie Frank, Chris Kraus, Pegarty Long, Suzanne Lummis, Matthew Mars, Janet Gollery McKeithen, Bill Mohr, Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna, Brooks Roddan, Amy Scholder, Jack Skelley, Judith Taylor, Suzanne Thompson, A.K. Toney, and others TBA. In-person at Beyond Baroque. All attendees must be vaccinated.About Fred Dewey: Fred Dewey (1957-2021) was a writer, teacher, editor/publisher, curator, and co-founder of the Neighborhood Councils Movement in Los Angeles. The author of The School of Read More ...
David Copperfield, hailed as the greatest illusionist of our time and as the most commercially successful magician in history, will talk about his new book "David Copperfield's History of Magic." This virtual event premieres on October 28, 2021 at 6pmPT. For more than 30 years, Copperfield has curated a private museum dedicated to preserving the history and art of magic. With this new book, Copperfield shares his unique collection with fans and readers for the first time. Tickets include a signed copy (bookplate) of "David Copperfield's History of Magic" ($50). Also includes the opportunity to watch the event on Video on Demand for 72 hours after the event.
Mojave Noir is back just in time for Halloween! Join us for ghost stories, sci fi, and more - all with a noir twist.You don't want to miss this event! We're bringing back Redblueblacksilver to open the show and provide the atmospheric music that made the last event so unforgettable. We've got the best desert writers waiting to rock your world with their best noir and cross-genre noir stories to get you feeling unsettled and spooky just in time for Halloween. Join us for music, great stories, drinks, at a fantastic venue - all for a good cause!
The extraordinary life and legacy of legendary journalist Cokie Roberts—a trailblazer for women—is remembered by her friends and family in this virtual conversation about "Cokie: A Life Well Lived" by Cokie's husband of 53 years, Steven V. Roberts. This loving tribute was penned not only to reflect on Cokie's many accomplishments, but to share how she lived each day with a devotion to help others. Cokie, who skyrocketed through glass ceilings at NPR and ABC, was a fixture on national television and radio for more than 40 years and wrote five bestselling books focusing on the role of women in American history. For Steve and Cokie's close friends and colleagues Nina Totenberg, Martha Raddatz and Judy Woodruff, Cokie's private life was a significant and inspirational as her public one. RSVP to receive a complimentary link to watch the event. Signed books are available ($38).
Red Hen Press is so honored to be publishing this important and vital anthology highlighting work by contemporary North American Muslims. In this special event, with an introduction by editor Kazim Ali, we celebrate this anthology with flash readings from over 20 contributors! Join us LIVE on November 3 at 4:00pm PT, viewable at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Tana French's newest novel "The Searcher" is her first to feature an American protagonist. It's a Western-inspired mystery rich with French's signature powerhouse characterizations and atmospherics. The New York Times proclaims, "she is in a class by herself." As the author of seven previous books, including "In the Woods," "The Likeness," and "The Witch Elm," she has sold over three million copies and won numerous awards, including The LA Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller and the Edgar Award. Talking to French is award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who is also a best-selling children's book author and host of the podcasts "Letters from Camp" and "Good Friend." $28 ticket includes a signed copy (book plate) of "The Searcher." $10 to watch event only. Also includes the opportunity to watch the event on Video on Demand for 72 hours after the event. ASL interpreter available upon request.
Literary Uprising Reading | Tuesday, November 9th | 5:00pm to 6:00pm PT FREE Come to Antioch University Los Angeles’ Virtual Literary Uprising reading! This quarter features 5 stellar readers: Writers at Work/Macondo Writers Workshop writer Pat Alderete, BA/MFA alum Gleah Powers (author of the novel Edna and Luna & the memoir Million Dollar Red ), PEN America Emerging Voices Alum & UCLA Extension Writer’s Program Reader Pete Hsu (author of the short story chapbook There Is A Man & the forthcoming story collection If I Were The Ocean, I’d Carry You Home), MFA Alum Reader Malia Malia Márquez, (author of the newly released novel This Fierce Blood), and MFA faculty reader Sarah Manguso (author of the memoir Ongoingness, the aphoristic essay 300 Arguments and the upcoming novel Very Cold People) FREE. Have a mocktail or cocktail at home and listen to some amazing work! Sponsored by the BA Program and Two Hawks Quarterly Literary Journal. Just click here to join: https://antioch.zoom.us/j/97649602273 or iPhone one-tap Phone one-tap: US: +16468769923,,97649602273# or +13017158592,,97649602273# Join by Telephone For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. Dial: US : +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 Webinar Read More ...
Join us virtually on Nov. 11th for an evening of poetry with authors of the World Stage Press.World Stage Press is celebrating new book releases! These include Conney D. Williams' latest poetry collection, The Distance of Observation, and a debut poetry book (Yellow) by spoken-word poet Ravina Wadhwani. Both books were released in 2021. They will be joined by more amazing poets and writers of the World Stage Press family, including October B.L.U., Shakirah Peterson, and AKoldPiece.About the Authors:RAVINA WADHWANI is a Los Angeles-based spoken word poet, educator & therapist who made her way to the West Coast by way of the East Coast. Ravina was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands and embraces her South Asian roots and multicultural upbringing. YELLOW is her first collection of published poetry and prose published by World Stage Press in 2021. RAVINA is a first-generation daughter of immigrants & uses writing as a tool for understanding identity, processing trauma, moving through experiences of struggle, empowerment, growth, joy, and healing. She has performed poetry from the East Coast to the West as well as overseas.CONNEY D. WILLIAMS is a poet, actor, community activist, and performance artist with three collections of poetry, The Read More ...
Model, actress, activist, entrepreneur and writer Emily Ratajkowski talks about her first book "My Body" to award-winning journalist and bestselling author Elaine Welteroth. "My Body" is a profoundly personal exploration of feminism, sexuality and power of men's treatment of women, and women's rationalizations for accepting that treatment. The essays chronicle Ratajkowski's life while investigating the culture's fetishization of girls and female beauty, its obsession with and contempt for women's sexuality, the perverse dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the grey area between consent and abuse. Welteroth, a judge on Bravo's "Project Runway" is known for her work at the helm of Teen Vogue, where in 2016, she was appointed the youngest ever Editor-in-Chief at a Conde Nast publication. In-person event will be held at Aratani Theatre, 244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. This is a limited capacity event and masks are required for entry into the venue. Live event tickets ($50) and virtual event tickets ($38) include a signed copy of "My Body." Virtual event is available for 72 hours after premiere.
Join Red Hen Press and Mount Tamalpais College (virtually) on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. for this special partnership event highlighting storytelling and the Muslim community. The event will feature writers Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, Umar Hanif, Tariq Luthun, and Faisal Mohyuddin from Red Hen’s New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims anthology, anthology editor Kazim Ali, filmmaker R.J. Lozada, and Mount Tamalpais College alum Sajad Shakoor, we are proud to present an important and vital conversation on the power and necessity of storytelling from members of underrepresented and too-often neglected communities. The event will feature brief readings, a short film screening, and a panel discussion.