Mary Pipher with Lisa Napoli (Virtual Event)

Mary Pipher with Lisa Napoli discussing her book, "A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence."Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, July 18, 2022, 6pm ET/9pm PTMary Pipher with Lisa Napolidiscussing her book, "A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence."TICKETS:$40  Virtual Admission + signed book*Complimentary to watch event with no book.24 hrs before the event you will get an email with info to watch the eventFrom the bestselling author of Women Rowing North and Reviving Ophelia-a memoir in essays reflecting on radiance, resilience, and the constantly changing nature of reality.Mary Pipher is a psychologist who has earned her the title of “cultural therapist” for her generation. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, Another Country and most recently, Women Rowing North. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.Lisa Napoli has had a long career in journalism, including staff reporting jobs at public radio’s Marketplace, the pioneering New York Times CyberTimes, and as a columnist/correspondent at MSNBC. She is the author, most recently, of Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.  Her previous books include Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News; a biography of NPR benefactor, the McDonald’s heiress, Joan Kroc, Ray & Joan, and a memoir about media’s Read More ...

Mark Leibovich with Jon Favreau

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Mark Leibovich with Jon Favreau discussing his book, "Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on July 24 at 4pm PT/7pm ETMark Leibovich with Jon Favreaudiscussing his book, "Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission."at the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center (Free parking at the venue)TICKETS:$46 General Admission + a signed copy of the book$20 General AdmissionAdditional books available for purchase at eventMasks required for entryFull vaccination proof required for entryTix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event The virtual version of this event airs on July 24, at 4pm PT/7PM ET. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIREDPresented in association with the Gloria Kaufman Performing Arts CenterFrom the author of the New York Times bestseller This Town, the eyewitness account of how the GOP collaborated with Donald Trump to transform Washington’s “swamp” into a gold-plated hot tub—and a onetime party of rugged individualists into a sycophantic personality cult.Mark Leibovich is the recipient of Read More ...

An Evening with Jenifer Lewis (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Jenifer Lewis discussing her collection of essays, "Walking in My Joy: In These Streets."*** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Jenifer Lewis discussing her book of essays, "Walking in My Joy: In These Streets"TICKETS:$40 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the bookTicket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days, thru September 11 at midnight.Books ship one week after the event.Walking in My Joy is a collection of electric stories by the one and only, super hilarious Jenifer Lewis. Her commentary on what’s happening in the world today, told through her outrageous real-life adventures, will have you laughing out loud, while her insightful messages touch your soul.Jenifer Lewis is an award-winning actress, entertainer, activist and bestselling author. She starred on ABC’s Black-ish, as the hilarious grandmother Ruby Johnson. She has appeared in over 400 episodic television shows, 68 movies, 40 animations, and 4 Broadway shows. Her credits include: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Friends; A Different World; Twenties;Castaway; What’s Love Got to Read More ...

P&P Live! Ekow Eshun | IN THE BLACK FANTASIC with Tina M. Campt

Join us to discuss Ekow Eshun's new book, In the Black Fantastic, with Tina M. Campt.A richly illustrated exploration of Black culture at its most wildly imaginative and artistically ambitious, In the Black Fantastic assembles art and imagery from across the African diaspora. Embracing the mythic and the speculative, it recycles and reconfigures elements of fable, folklore, science fiction, spiritual traditions, ceremonial pageantry, and the legacies of Afrofuturism. In works that span photography, painting, sculpture, cinema, graphic arts, music and architecture, In the Black Fantastic shows how speculative fictions in Black art and culture are boldly reimagining perspectives on race, gender and identity.Ekow Eshun is a writer and curator based in London. Formerly Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, he is the author of Black Gold of the Sun and Africa State of Mind. Eshun will be in conversation with Tina M. Campt, a Black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art, is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and a Research Associate at the VIAD (Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre) at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How Read More ...

Classical Chinese Poetry: On Li Bai and Du Fu

Whether you're passionate about literature or you're simply curious about China, join us for an evening of classical Chinese poetry.TanSuo Cultural Travel specialises in tours that take you off the beaten track in China. We pride ourselves on the extensive knowledge and cultural understanding of our travel experts, who will accompany you on your tour. Every fortnight on a Wednesday evening, we offer a free seminar on a certain topic related to Chinese culture.This week, we'll be heading back over 3,000 years ago to examine the birth of classical Chinese poetry and how these early poetic anthologies went on to influence two of the greatest poets in Chinese history.The first half of the seminar will concentrate on the Shijing or "Classic of Poetry," an anthology of classical Chinese poems that dates all the way back to the 11th century BC! During the second half, we'll be taking a closer look at the two most prominent poets in the Chinese canon, who are known as Li Bai and Du Fu. During this interactive seminar, you'll have the opportunity to track the historical timeline of Chinese poetry and discuss your love of poetry with like-minded individuals.On top of all that, you'll also Read More ...

A Reading with Fellows of The Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA

A night of poetry & prose inspired by the city of Angels; featuring Cody Sisco, Dana Johnson, Timothy Steele, and more LAIH fellows.The Los Angeles Institue for The Humanities and Beyond Baroque invite you to a night of poems, short stories, and non-fiction. Eight LAIH fellows will share their unique perspectives on the city they call home. Readings by Cody Sisco, Dana Johnson, Timothy Steele, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, Josh Kun, Lynne Thompson, Shonda Buchanan, and Peter J. Harris. Join us at 7 pm for a reception on the outdoor patio with food, refreshments, and music provided by LAIH.Readings will begin promptly at 8 pm. Ticket purchase: Tickets will be available at the Beyond Baroque bookstore on the day of the event, but we recommend registering in advance through Eventbrite. Masks are required while inside our center. No one will be turned away for lack of funds! Livestream: If you can’t join us in-person the event will be live-streamed on Beyond Baroque’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time of the event. Reservation Policy: Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. We accept walk-ins, but priority will be given to people that have registered. Limited seating is available; we Read More ...

To Aid & Abet: A Reading and Fundraiser for Abortion Access

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Poetry, storytelling, and resources in support of Abortion Access. In partnership with Shout Your Abortion!Shout Your Abortion and Beyond Baroque present an afternoon of poetry and storytelling dedicated to uplifting community voices protesting the recent overturn of Roe V. Wade by the Supreme Court. The event brings together several L.A. writers, activists, and artists for reproductive justice. Readings by bridgette bianca, Briana Muñoz, Lynne Thompson, Karla Lamb, Lisbeth Coiman, Alice Fulmer, Luivette Resto, Sam Chanse, Janine Lum, Shonda Buchanan, Alicia Voegl Sáenz, Cynthia Guardado and more! Mc'ed by writer and organizer Suhasini Yeeda. Keynote speaker, Amelia Bonow, co-founder of Shout Your Abortion, will also be sharing more on the resources SYA has been providing and what community members can do to remain involved.The event will be in-person at our historic location in Venice, where world-renowned writers and artists have shared their words to the public over the last 50 years. While readings will take place in the theatre, our back patio will be open for anyone who needs a safe space if guests need to step out. We understand the subject of some readings can be overwhelming. SYA will also be tabling outdoors with merch items and resources. As a Read More ...

Literary Conversations: Choice

Don't miss this Literary Conversation featuring R.O. Kwon, Joanne Ramos, Leni Zumas, and Elisa Albert!Reproductive choice is the third rail of American politics, but novelists have the power to explore the subject with an openness and curiosity so often missing from the news cycle. Join three acclaimed writers—R.O. Kwon, Joanne Ramos, and Leni Zumas—in a conversation led by moderator Elisa Albert about representations of choice, access, contraception, personal autonomy, and abortion in their work.We will provide live captioning. In order to ensure that our programs are widely accessible, tickets for all virtual PEN/Faulkner Literary Conversations are Pay-What-You-Will. We invite you to choose from the various ticket price options we have offered. All are welcome.We are proud to partner with Politics & Prose as our bookseller for this event. Buy our featured authors’ books at Politics & Prose and get a 10% discount using the code SPECIAL10:The Incendiaries by R.O. KwonThe Farm by Joanne RamosRed Clocks by Leni ZumasHuman Blues by Elisa AlbertR.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is being translated into seven languages and was named a best book of the year by more than forty publications. The Incendiaries was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Read More ...

L.A. Book Launch: Interstellar Theme Park by Jack Skelley

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA

In-person book launch of Jack Skelley's newest poetry collection "Interstellar Theme Park" (BlazeVox Books).Join Jack Skelley for an evening of celebration of a thrilling new poetry collection! Reunited with Beyond Baroque friends, poet Amy Gerstler and writer Benjamin Weissman, who will also read from their new work. Exploding pop archetypes ancient to modern, Interstellar Theme Park assembles decades of perverse verse and prose by the Los Angeles writer Jack Skelley. It excerpts work from Monsters (Little Caesar Press) and Skelley’s “secretly legendary” novel Fear of Kathy Acker (Semiotext(e)). It adds music-history fiction on Brian Jones (Rolling Stones), Led Zeppelin, and the Beach Boys/Charlie Manson. And its thrill-ride poems and stories spotlight pop divas, punk epiphanies, good acid, bad brains, adverse adverts, legalized fascism, economic meltdowns, psychedelic cave drawings, schizoid pronouns, the hallucinations of romance, Catholic sex, Disneyland, and Catholic sex at Disneyland. This event is Free & In-Person at Beyond Baroque. Masks are required while inside our center. Reservation Policy: Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. We accept walk-ins, but priority will be given to people that have registered. Limited seating available; we recommend arriving early.About the authorsJacks Skelley’s books include: Monsters (Little Caesar Press), Dennis Read More ...

Women…Water…Spirals Exhibition Launch

Red Hen Press is celebrating the re-opening of our art gallery space at the Hen House Literary Center! We’re thrilled and honored to welcome over 80 artists to our community center, including Rachel X Hobreigh, Renee Amitai, 50 artists from the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, and 30 local Los Angeles artists! These incredible artists are all donating some or all of their proceeds from art sales to Red Hen Press, and we are so grateful for their generosity. Join us at the opening party for this wonderful celebration and take home a unique, exclusive art piece! Refreshments will be provided! All attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, which will be verified at the door. Masks are required when not eating or drinking.

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Jose’s Book Launch

Fearless LA Church 1611 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA

It's finally HERE :) Join us for a night of fun, coffee, book signing + Q&A!!For the last 15 years, Jose has been working with some of the hardest to reach students. In his book, Rescue a Generation - Reaching the Least, the Lost, the Last, he compiles both his experience + his education in pratical principles that will help anyone. With that, we invite you to join us for the official Book Launch, where Jose will be signing books + answering questions! We hope you'll join us!

An Evening with Grant Morrison (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Grant Morrison discussing their novel, "Luda."*** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Sunday, September 18, 2022, 6pm PST/9pm ESTAn Evening with Grant Morrison discussing their novel, "Luda."TICKETS:$40 Ticket: Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the bookTicket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days, thru September 20 at midnight.Books ship one week after the event.A drag queen initiates her protégée into the magical arts in this phantasmagoric epic, the first novel from the legendary comics writer and New York Times bestselling author.Grant Morrison is best known for their innovative work on comics, from the graphic novel Batman: Arkham Asylum to acclaimed runs on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the X-Men, as well as their subversive creator-owned titles such as The Invisibles, Seaguy, The Filth, and WE3. In television, they have developed adaptations of their comic series Happy! for Syfy and Netflix and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World for Peacock. In addition, Morrison is an award-winning playwright, a musician, an occult practitioner, and a stray-cat magnet. They are also the author of the New York Times bestseller Supergods. Morrison was awarded an MBE for services to film and literature.“Grant Morrison is a modern mythmaker—a once-in-a-lifetime storyteller who has crafted some of the most evocative sagas of Read More ...

Randall Munroe with Conan O’Brien

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Randall Munroe with Conan O'Brien discussing his book, "What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions"Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, September 19, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on September 24 at 3pm PT/6pm ETRandall Munroe with Conan O'Briendiscussing his new book, "What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions"TICKETS:$48 General Admission + a signed copy of the book$20 General AdmissionAdditional books available for purchase at eventMasks required for entryFull vaccination proof required for entryTix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event The virtual version of this event airs on September 24, at 3pm PT/6PM ET. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIREDPresented in association with the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts CenterThe New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask.Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers How To, What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If?, and the popular web comic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full Read More ...

Recurring Event WeHo Reads 2022

WeHo Reads: Expansive Vistas and Hidden Corners

We examine our surroundings and find joy in searching the city with Lynell George and Marisela Norte. Do we take note of our surroundings as they shape-shift around us? How do we remember places that vanish? How do we preserve memories as fragile as morning fog? Artists and writers explore concepts of places, how they’re made, and how we understand, remember, and memorialize them. Lynell George is a journalist and essayist based in Los Angeles, who tells the city’s story one sentence at a time. She will be in discussion with Marisela Norte, an American writer, poet, and artist living in Los Angeles and known for poetry that explores the unseen city. Together, they will explore hidden corners of Los Angeles and the poetry of the city in images and text. BookSwell will organize a photography contest based on prompts provided by the authors. WeHo Reads is a literary series presented by the City of West Hollywood. More information and events at www.weho.org/wehoreads. BookSwell, a literary events and media company dedicated to lifting up writers from historically excluded communities, is producing the WeHo Reads 2022 season. Additional support is provided by UCLA Extension Writers’ Program as well as media partnerships Read More ...

An Evening with Jann Wenner

Audrey Irmas Pavilion at Wilshire Blvd. Temple 3643 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

An Evening with Jann Wenner discussing his memoir, "Like a Rolling Stone."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on September 25 at 3pm PT/6pm ETAn Evening with Jann Wenner discussing his memoir, "Like a Rolling Stone"TICKETS:$48 General Admission + a signed copy of the book$20 General AdmissionAdditional books available for purchase at eventMasks required for entryFull vaccination proof required for entryTix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event The virtual version of this event airs on September 25, at3pm PT/6PM ET. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIREDPresented in association with Wilshire Blvd. TempleRolling Stone founder, co-editor, and publisher Jann Wenner offers a "touchingly honest" and "wonderfully deep" memoir from the beating heart of classic rock and roll (Bruce Springsteen).Jann S. Wenner was born in New York City and raised in San Francisco and Marin County. He founded Rolling Stone in 1967. Over the ensuing decades, Rolling Stone won many awards for its design, photography, public service, and journalism, and was instrumental in launching the careers of many groundbreaking journalists Read More ...

Scott Turow with Jon Avnet

Audrey Irmas Pavilion at Wilshire Blvd. Temple 3643 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

An Evening with Scott Turow discussing his new novel, "Suspect."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on September 28 at 6pm PT/9pm ETScott Turow with Jon Avnetdiscussing his new novel, "Suspect"TICKETS:$46 General Admission + a signed copy of the book$20 General AdmissionAdditional books available for purchase at eventMasks required for entryFull vaccination proof required for entryTix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event The virtual version of this event airs on September 28, at 6pm PT/9PM ET. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIREDPresented in association with Wilshire Blvd. TempleThe New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent and The Last Trial returns with a riveting legal thriller in which a reckless private detective is embroiled in a fraught police scandal.Scott Turow is the author of many bestselling works of fiction, including The Last Trial, Testimony, Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and Read More ...

Randall Munroe with Conan O’Brien (Virtual Event)

Randall Munroe with Conan O'Brien, "What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 3pm PT/6pm ET Randall Munroe with Conan O'Brien discussing his new book, "What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" TICKETS: -- $40 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book -- Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days, thru September 27 at midnight. -- Books ship one week after the event. The New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask. Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers How To, What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If?, and the popular web comic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full time.  Conan O’Brien‘s path in comedy started when he served twice as the president of The Harvard Lampoon. He went on to become a writer and producer on several Read More ...

An Evening with Jann Wenner (virtual event)

An Evening with Jann Wenner discussing his memoir, "Like a Rolling Stone." *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Sunday, September 25, 2022, 3pm PT/6pm ET An Evening with Jann Wenner discussing his memoir, "Like a Rolling Stone" TICKETS: $40 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days, thru Oct 1 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. Rolling Stone founder, co-editor, and publisher Jann Wenner offers a "touchingly honest" and "wonderfully deep" memoir from the beating heart of classic rock and roll (Bruce Springsteen). Jann S. Wenner was born in New York City and raised in San Francisco and Marin County. He founded Rolling Stone in 1967. Over the ensuing decades, Rolling Stone won many awards for its design, photography, public service, and journalism, and was instrumental in launching the careers of many groundbreaking journalists and photographers. He also founded and published Outside, US Weekly, Family Life, and Men’s Journal. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he is Read More ...

An Evening with Scott Turow (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Scott Turow discussing his new novel, "Suspect." *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ET An Evening with Scott Turow discussing his new novel, "Suspect" TICKETS: $40 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days, thru Oct 1 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. The New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent and The Last Trial returns with a riveting legal thriller in which a reckless private detective is embroiled in a fraught police scandal. Scott Turow is the author of many bestselling works of fiction, including The Last Trial, Testimony, Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Read More ...

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