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

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.

Hen House at Home ft. David Campos and Maceo Montoya

Our final Hen House at Home virtual event features David Campos and Maceo Montoya, who together conceptualized and created the gorgeous poetry/art hybrid collection AMERICAN QUASAR (available for purchase here: https://shop.aer.io/Red_Hen_Press/cl/Spring_/218726) David and Maceo will take us through the journey of how this book came to be, where their ideas came from, the complexities of creating art for poetry and poetry for art in tandem, and the fluidity of inspiration that ebbs and flows between both. 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. We hope to see you there!

Free

NEH Reading and Conversation Series: Douglas Manuel and Ron Koertge

Closing our 2021 poetry lecture and conversation series are Douglas Manuel and Ron Koertge, with conversation moderated by Jason Schneiderman on teaching formalism in the classroom. 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 Read More ...

Free

An Evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda

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.

Purchase Required

SKYLIGHT TREEHOUSE and the LA PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENT: JOSHUA LURIE, author of HISTORY IS DELICIOUS

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.

Free

The Hen House at Home: The Cli-Fi Special

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.

Free

Hen House at Home: Poetic Identity

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.

Free

Liane Moriarty with Seija Rankin

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 ...

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