Hen House at Home: Exposed: Capturing Personal Trauma

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.

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US Representative Adam Schiff in conversation with Larry WIlmore (Virtual)

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.

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A Tribute to Fred Dewey

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

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 ...

An Evening with David Copperfield (Virtual)

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.

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Title: Hen House at Home: The New Moons Celebration

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.

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Ideas Exchange / Book Club Event with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Kevin Merida

The Montalbán 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA

Ideas Exchange in partnership with LA Times Book Club presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones and Executive Editor Kevin MeridaPulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will discuss her new book, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” with Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida on Nov. 30.In August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of 20 to 30 enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the system of American slavery that would last for the next 250 years. "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" expands on Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine project that reframed American history to place slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. “The 1619 Project” will be published on Nov. 16 and includes expanded versions of the series’ original essays as well as new fiction, poetry and photography that explores the legacy of slavery in present-day America. Contributors include Michelle Alexander, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jamelle Bouie, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Yaa Gyasi, Terrance Hayes, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Robert Jones, Jr., Ibram X. Kendi, Kiese Laymon, Darryl Pinckney, Claudia Rankine, Jason Reynolds, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Bryan Stevenson and Jesmyn Ward.Hannah-Jones also Read More ...

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