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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 ...

Recurring Event WeHo Reads 2022

WeHo Reads: Poets Laureate Across America

We look to anointed poets laureate for evidence of joy and creativity, and for lessons on forging paths out of darkness. In 2020, the Academy of American Poets awarded over $1 million to 23 poets laureate as part of a year-long Fellowship to support their creative and organizing work. One of these awards went to our West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Brian Sonia-Wallace who also serves as this event’s host. This reading brings together a group of these Fellows from across the country in the aftermath of their Fellowships to share what they did, read their writing, and reflect on the state of poetry across the United States. Readers include Semaj Brown, Poet Laureate of Flint, MI; Magdalena Gomez, Poet Laureate of Springfield, MA; Chasity Gunn, Poet Laureate of Elgin, IL; Luisa Igloria, Poet Laureate of Virginia; Georgina Marie, Poet Laureate of Lake County, CA; and Lloyd Schwartz, Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA. 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 Read More ...

Voices at the Center of American Literature

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Voices at the Center of American Literature will feature readings and conversations by and with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors to discuss visibility, community, and navigating multiple identities, plus the “own voice” and personal narrative. Award-winning journalist and novelist Kristen Millares Young will moderate this fascinating conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and award-winning novelist Carlos Allende.

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LMU Faculty Pub Night: NORA EPHRON: A BIOGRAPHY Book Signing & Discussion

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Join author Kristin Marguerite Doidge for a book signing & discussion of her new book, Nora Ephron: A Biography, at Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, CA. A reception with pub snacks and drinks will take place afterward.

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Steve Case with Brian Grazer

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

An Evening with Steve Case, "The Rise of the Rest:  How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream" NEW LOCATION Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034 Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 8pm *Virtual event airs on October 17 at 6pm PT/9pm ET An Evening with Steve Case discussing his book, "The Rise of the Rest:  How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream"   TICKETS: $46 General Admission + a signed copy of the book $20 General Admission Additional books available for purchase at event Masks required for entry Full vaccination proof required for entry Tix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event The virtual version of this event airs on October 17, 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 REQUIRED     Steve Case, cofounder of America Online and Revolution and New York Times bestselling author of The Third Wave, shows how entrepreneurs across the Read More ...

An Evening with Pete Souza

Robert Frost Auditorium 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA

An Evening with Pete Souza, sharing images and discussing his new book, "The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency."Join us for an in-person Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 8pm. An Evening with Pete Souzasharing images and discussing his new book,The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency TICKETS:$60  General Admission + signed coffee table book*$80 Two General Admission Tickets + one signed book*Additional books available for purchase at eventMasks required for entryFull vaccination proof required for entryASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIREDMeet the people inside the presidency and go behind the scenes of the West Wing—into the Oval Office and Situation Room, aboard Air Force One, and beyond—with #1 bestselling author and former presidential photographer Pete Souza.Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for the entire tenure of the presidency of Barack Obama. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.  A photojournalist since the late 1970s, Souza was also an official White House photographer during the Reagan administration, a freelance photographer for Life and National Geographic, and Read More ...

An Evening with Constance Wu

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

An Evening with Constance Wu discussing her memoir, "Making a Scene."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Thursday, October 13, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on October 19 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Constance Wu discussing her memoir, "Making a Scene."TICKETS:$46 General Admission + a signed copy of the book$20 General Admission TicketAdditional 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 October 19, 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 New Roads SchoolA powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays from Constance Wu, the star of Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers.Constance Wu is the Golden Globe Award–nominated star of Crazy Rich Asiansand Hustlers.  Her breakthrough role was starring as Jessica Huang in the television comedy Fresh Off the Boat(2015–2020). She has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild award, two Television Critics Association awards, and four Critics Choice awards. Timehas honored her as one of the 100 Most Influential People of Read More ...

Ron Koertge and Eloise Klein Healy: A Book Launch Celebration

Join South Pasadena poet laureate Ron Koertge and inaugural Los Angeles poet laureate Eloise Klein Healy as we celebrate their recent poetry book releases, I Dreamed I Was Emily Dickinson’s Boyfriend, and A Brilliant Loss. Enjoy refreshments, readings, conversation, and mingling, as each poem shared is bound to make you laugh, or cry, or both. This is a can’t-miss event for fans of the kinds of poetry that touch you with few words, or that stick with you long after you’ve closed the book.

Free

Black Futures Over Fear

Black Futures Over Fear ONLINE writing series for Black women to exhale, experiment and reimagine thriving Black Futures realties through guided writing exercises &prompts. NO PREVIOUS WRITING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

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An Evening with Steve Case (Virtual Event)

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

An Evening with Steve Case, "The Rise of the Rest:  How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream" *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Monday, October 17, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ET An Evening with Steve Case discussing his book, "The Rise of the Rest:  How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream" 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 11 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. Steve Case, cofounder of America Online and Revolution and New York Times bestselling author of The Third Wave, shows how entrepreneurs across the country are building groundbreaking companies, renewing communities, and creating new jobs—in the process reimagining the American landscape and bringing people together around a shared future. Steve Case is an entrepreneur, and a pioneer in making the internet part of everyday life. He cofounded America Online in 1985, when just three percent of people were online for an average of just one hour a week. He saw the possibilities of the digital Read More ...

An Evening with Temple Grandin

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

An Evening with Temple Grandin, "Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on October 24 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Temple Grandin discussing her book, "Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions."TICKETS:$45 General Admission + a signed copy of the book$65 Two General Admission Tickets + one signed bookAdditional 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 October 24, 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 New Roads SchoolA landmark book that reveals, celebrates, and advocates for the special minds and contributions of visual thinkers.Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Animals in Translation, Animals Make Us Human, The Autistic Brain, and Thinking in Pictures, which became an HBO movie starring Read More ...

An Evening with Constance Wu (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Constance Wu discussing her memoir, "Making a Scene." *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ET An Evening with Constance Wu discussing her memoir, "Making a Scene." 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 11 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. A powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays from Constance Wu, the star of Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers. Constance Wu is the Golden Globe Award–nominated star of Crazy Rich Asiansand Hustlers.  Her breakthrough role was starring as Jessica Huang in the television comedy Fresh Off the Boat(2015–2020). She has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild award, two Television Critics Association awards, and four Critics Choice awards. Timehas honored her as one of the 100 Most Influential People of the Year. “There were times when I was reading Making a Scene that I didn’t realize I was holding my breath; it’s that riveting and personal. Making a Scene is a treasure and so is Constance Wu. I feel Read More ...

An Evening with Kevin Nealon

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

An Evening with Kevin Nealon discussing book, "I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on November 13 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Kevin Nealon discussing his book, "I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame."TICKETS:$50 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 October 26, 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 Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts CenterYou may know Kevin Nealon as a celebrated comedian and Saturday Night Live alum—but he also happens to be a talented caricature artist. I Exaggerate is part art book, part memoir.Kevin Nealon is an actor and comedian who is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and received critical acclaim for his role in the hit Showtime series Weeds. Kevin currently produces and Read More ...

Amber Tamblyn with Roxane Gay

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

Amber Tamblyn with Roxane Gay discussing her book, "Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Thursday, October 20, 2022, 8pm*Virtual event airs on October 25 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAmber Tamblyn with Roxane Gay discussing her book, "Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition."TICKETS:$45 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 October 25, 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 Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts CenterListening in the Dark breathes new life into an ancient wisdom by taking a fresh and powerful look at our relationship to intuition and how we can harness it to change our everyday lives and the world. .Amber Tamblyn is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominated actress, writer, and director, and the author of seven books across genres, Read More ...

Yung Pueblo with Sah D’Simone (Virtual Event)

Yung Pueblo with Sah D’Simone discussing his new book, "Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future"*** 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, October 23, 2022, 3pm PT/7pm ETYung Pueblo with Sah D’Simonediscussing his book, "Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future"TICKETS:$36 Ticket: Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the bookTicket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days, thru October 26 at midnight.Books ship one week after the event.A radically compassionate plan for turning inward and lifting the heaviness that prevents us from healing ourselves and the world, from the New York Times bestselling author of Clarity & ConnectionDiego Perez is a meditator and New York Times bestselling author who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. The name is meant to convey that humanity is entering an era of remarkable growth and healing, when many will expand their self-awareness and release old burdens. He has an audience of over 2.2 million people Read More ...

Book Launch! Phil Rosenthal for Somebody Feed Phil: The Book

The Ebell of Los Angeles 4401 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate the release of Somebody Feed Phil The Book!Phil Rosenthal will screen an episode from the sixth season of Somebody Feed Phil, discuss the book with special guest Allison Janney, and meet attendees afterward. ***The ticket price for the evening includes the cost of the autographed book. ***“Wherever I travel, be it a different state, country, or continent, I always call Phil when I need to know where and what to eat. He’s the food guru of the world.” —Ray RomanoThe ultimate collection of must-have recipes, stories, and behind-the-scenes photos from the beloved Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil.Phil Rosenthal, host of the beloved Netflix series Somebody Feed Phil, really loves food and learning about global cultures, and he makes sure to bring that passion to every episode of the show. Whether he’s traveling stateside to foodie-favorite cities such as San Francisco or New Orleans or around the world to locations like Saigon, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, or Marrakesh, Rosenthal includes a healthy dose of humor to every episode—and now to this book.In Somebody Feed Phil the Book, Rosenthal presents never-before-heard stories from every episode of the first four seasons of the series, along with more than sixty Read More ...

An Evening with Kevin Nealon (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Kevin Nealon discussing book, "I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame." *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6pm PST/9pm EST An Evening with Kevin Nealon discussing his book, "I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame." TICKETS: $45 Ticket: Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book or portraits and stories Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for 3 days, thru October 29 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. You may know Kevin Nealon as a celebrated comedian and Saturday Night Live alum—but he also happens to be a talented caricature artist. I Exaggerate is part art book, part memoir. Kevin Nealon is an actor and comedian who is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and received critical acclaim for his role in the hit Showtime series Weeds. Kevin currently produces and hosts his digital series Hiking with Kevin, and tours his stand-up globally. Nealon’s television credits also include the CBS sitcom, Man With a Plan; two critically acclaimed stand-up specials for Showtime; and a number of Read More ...

An Evening with Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers

Robert Frost Auditorium 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA

An Evening with Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers discussing their book, "Inside Bridgerton."Join us for an in-person & virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Thursday, October 27, 2022, 8pm. An Evening with Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers*discussing their book, "Inside Bridgerton"*interviewer to be announcedTICKETS:$60  General Admission + signed book*Inside Bridgerton, a gorgeous coffee table book, is the official book about the show featuring never-before-seen photographsBooks available for pick up at the event.Additional books available for purchase at eventMasks required for entryFull vaccination proof required for entryTickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event that airs on November 1 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET.Virtual event only tickets for the November 1 event can be purchased here.ASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIREDInside Bridgerton brings together the creative minds that launched a cultural phenomenon to reveal the intimate behind-the-scenes story of how the hit Netflix series was made. Shondaland executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will discuss how Julia Quinn’s beloved novels transitioned to the screen, and share insightsabout the casting, costumes, set design, favorite scenes, and more during this special event. Shonda Rhimes is CEO of the global Read More ...

An Evening with Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers discussing their book, "Inside Bridgerton."*** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers*discussing their book, "Inside Bridgerton"*interviewer to be announcedTICKETS:$65 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the bookInside Bridgerton, a gorgeous coffee table book, is the official book about the show featuring never-before-seen photographsTicket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for three days, thru November 4 at midnight.Books ship one week after the event.Inside Bridgerton brings together the creative minds that launched a cultural phenomenon to reveal the intimate behind-the-scenes story of how the hit Netflix series was made. Shondaland executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will discuss how Julia Quinn’s beloved novels transitioned to the screen, and share insightsabout the casting, costumes, set design, favorite scenes, and more during this special event. Shonda Rhimes is CEO of the global media company Shondaland.  With a focus on innovation, Rhimes’s company approaches storytelling through brand partnerships, merchandise, and content for film, streaming, audio, digital, and editorial. In her career, Rhimes’s work has been celebrated with Read More ...

Russ Feingold & Peter Prindiville (Virtual Event)

Russ Feingold & Peter Prindiville, "The Constitution in Jeopardy."*** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Russ Feingold & Peter Prindiville discussing their book, "The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It."TICKETS:$40 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the bookTicket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for 3 days, thru November 5 at midnight.Books ship one week after the event.A former US senator and legal scholar examine the ongoing effort to radically change the laws of our land, and articulate a plan for how to handle it.Russ Feingold, as a lawmaker, diplomat, attorney, and professor has devoted his career to protecting the Constitution's bedrock guarantees. He served as United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011. Feingold was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act, citing civil liberty concerns, and cosponsored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain-Feingold Act), the most important campaign finance reform in decades. He sat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and chaired its Sub-committee on the Constitution.Feingold has also served as a U.S. special envoy and taught at Stanford, Read More ...

An Evening with Jon Meacham (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Jon Meacham discussing his book, "And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle." *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Tuesday, November 6, 2022, 3pm PT/6pm ET An Evening with Jon Meacham discussing his book, "And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle" TICKETS: $48 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for three days, thru Nov 9 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham chronicles the life and moral evolution of Abraham Lincoln and explores why and how Lincoln confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery in order to expand the possibilities of America Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. The Rogers Chair in the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, he is the author of the New York Times bestsellers His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, The Soul of America, The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Read More ...

An Evening with Geena Davis (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Geena Davis discussing her memoir, "Dying of Politeness." *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ET An Evening with Geena Davis discussing her memoir, "Dying of Politeness." TICKETS: $40 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for three days, thru Nov 12 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. From two-time Academy Award winner and screen icon Geena Davis, the surprising tale of her “journey to badassery”—from her epically polite childhood to roles that loaned her the strength to become a powerhouse in Hollywood. Geena Davis, a two-time Academy Award winner, is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, having appeared in several roles that became cultural landmarks, such as Thelma in Thelma & Louise, Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own, and Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief. She is also a world-class archer and is now recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls, as Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. "With saucy self-deprecation, robust glee, and touch of Read More ...

Siddhartha Mukherjee with D.A. Wallach

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

Siddhartha Mukherjee with D.A. Wallach discussing his book, "The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human" Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 8pm *Virtual event airs on November 13 at 3pm PT/6pm ET Siddhartha Mukherjee with D.A. Wallach discussing his book, "The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human" TICKETS: $48 General Admission + a signed copy of the book $20 General Admission Additional books available for purchase at event Face masks recommended Tix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event The virtual version of this event airs on November 13, at 3pm PT/6PM ET. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book) ASL interpreter provided upon request. Presented in association with the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center From the author of The Emperor of All Maladies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene, an exploration of medicine and our radical new ability to manipulate cells. Rich with Mukherjee’s revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors, and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, The Song of the Cell is the third book in this extraordinary writer’s exploration of Read More ...

Stacy Schiff with Lisa Napoli

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

Stacy Schiff with Lisa Napoli discussing her book, "The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams." Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 8pm *Virtual event airs on November 15 at 3pm PT/6pm ET Stacy Schiff with Lisa Napoli discussing her book, "The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams" TICKETS: $48 General Admission + a signed copy of the book $20 General Admission Additional books available for purchase at event Face masks recommended Tix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event The virtual version of this event airs on November 15, at 6pm PT/9PM ET. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book) ASL interpreter provided upon request. Presented in association with the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center A revelatory biography of arguably the most essential Founding Father—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.  Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award; Cleopatra: A Life, winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography; and most recently, The Witches:Salem, 1692. Schiff has Read More ...

An Evening with Siddhartha Mukherjee (Virtual Event)

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

An Evening with Siddhartha Mukherjee discussing his book, "The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human" *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 3pm PT/6pm ET An Evening with Siddhartha Mukherjee discussing his book, "The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human" TICKETS: $40 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for three days, thru Nov 16 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. From the author of The Emperor of All Maladies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene, an exploration of medicine and our radical new ability to manipulate cells. Rich with Mukherjee’s revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors, and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, The Song of the Cell is the third book in this extraordinary writer’s exploration of what it means to be human. Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Gene: An Intimate History, a  New York Times bestseller; The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize; and The Laws of Medicine. Read More ...

Ken Burns with Lisa Napoli (Virtual Event)

Ken Burns with Lisa Napoli discussing his book, "Our America: A Photographic History" *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Monday, November 14, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ET Ken Burns with Lisa Napoli discussing his book, "Our America: A Photographic History" TICKETS: $80 Virtual Admission + coffee table book with signed book plate *Includes shipping. US Orders only for ticket with book. $15 Virtual Admission Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for for 72hrs after it airs thru November 24 at midnight Books ship one week after the event. From one of our most treasured filmmakers, a pictorial history of America—a stunning and moving collection of some of Ken Burns’s favorite photographs, with an introduction by Burns, and an essay by longtime MoMA photography curator Sarah Hermanson Meister Ken Burns, the producer and director of numerous film series, including The Vietnam War, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, and The War, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His landmark film The Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. He Read More ...

An Evening with Stacy Schiff (Virtual Event)

An Evening with Stacy Schiff discussing her book, "The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams." *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 6pm PT/9pm ET An Evening with Stacy Schiff discussing her book, "The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams" TICKETS: $42 Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for three days, thru Nov 18 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. A revelatory biography of arguably the most essential Founding Father—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.  Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award; Cleopatra: A Life, winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography; and most recently, The Witches:Salem, 1692. Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. A member Read More ...

Recurring Event WeHo Reads 2022

WeHo Reads: Light in Our Hearts

Our journey’s last step leads us toward light with bridgette bianca, Cassandra Lane, and traci kato-kiriyama and close with Shonda Buchanan The culminating event in the Road to Joy series will bring together poets, writers, and artists who live and create at the intersection of joy and hope and reckoning with pain. bridgette bianca is a poet and educator from South Central Los Angeles. Her debut book of poetry, be/trouble (Writ Large Press, 2020), is a powerful love letter to oft-overlooked Los Angeles, one that offers as much danger as it does glamour and as much grit as beauty. traci kato-kiriyama is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer/author, actor, arts educator & community organizer. Her recently published book from Writ Large Press, Navigating With(out) Instruments, is a collection of poetics, micro essays, and notes to self (and other)—a journey of several years, navigating through death moments, past/present tensions of war and violence, trauma and ideation, excavation and memory. Cassandra Lane is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. Her first book, WE ARE BRIDGES: A Memoir (Feminist Press, April 2021), weaves personal and historical geographies, lineages, upbringings, and upheavals into a complete tapestry, validating her glorious existence as a Black mother. Read More ...

Book Talk! AMERICAN SEX TAPE by Jameka Williams

Chevalier's Books 133 North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

JAMEKA WILLIAMS discusses her most recent book, American Sex Tape ABOUT THE BOOK: Moving beyond a biting indictment of American popular culture, Jameka Williams captures the reader’s gaze and stares right back: “I’m sorry, America, but I’m rich in baby oil & paperback novels only these days. So finish paying for me with what is mint. No conditions.” In this stunning debut collection, Williams offers a deeply personal investigation into how Americans (herself included) have been duped, buying into classism, sexism, and racist beauty ideals, while sacrificing the freedom of self-love and self-determination. With whip-fast profanity and fiery humor, she charts a tender, exalting, and vibrant path to freedom from mirrors, stages, and screens. Fiercely feminist, Black, American, and powerful, Williams speaks for a generation of obsessive social media influencers and consumers, revealing the complex ways in which we are all actors, witnesses, and victims in our public and private performances. Though we may be permanent residents of this soulless cultural landscape, this stunning collection refuses to let it define us. ABOUT THE AUTHOR & INTERVIEWER: JAMEKA WILLIAMS holds an MFA in poetry from Northwestern University. Her poetry has been published in Prelude Magazine, Muzzle Magazine, and Gulf Coast, among Read More ...

Southern California Poetry Festival – A Celebration of Sesshu Foster

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

Southern California Poetry Festival Opening Night Reception, Reading, & Discussion! The 2022 Southern California Poetry Festival opens with a reading and discussion celebrating one of Los Angeles' most iconic poets, Sesshu Foster. Foster will read with poets Amy Uyematsu and Angel Dominguez, and with fiction writer Carribean Fragoza. A discussion focused on Foster's work, its poetics of place, and its grounding in Foster's East Los Angeles community will follow, moderated by Kaya Press Managing Editor Neelanjana Banerjee. Co-presented by Kaya Press. 7 pm - Reception 8 pm - Reading & Discussion Organized in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. All festival events are free. For information about the festival, including the complete schedule, visit beyondbaroque.org Masks are required while inside our center. Event attendees are expected to behave in a respectful and considerate manner while in our space. Beyond Baroque reserves the right to remove individuals from our events, virtual or otherwise, if they are not respecting the space, fellow attendees, or performers. Reservation Policy: Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. Limited seating is available in the theater, therefore seating may not be guaranteed in the case of a full program; we recommend arriving early.

Southern California Poetry Festival – Saturday, Nov. 19.

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

Day two of the 2022 Southern California Poetry Festival Day two of the 2022 Southern California Poetry Festival features acclaimed poet Kazim Ali reading with Pulitzer Prize finalists Mai Der Vang and Jos Charles; a zine-making workshop by Errant Press; readings curated by Moon Tide Press, Nightboat Books, and Kundiman; a generative workshop led by Brendan Constantine; and a reading and panel on the poetics of the borderlands featuring Anthony Cody, Vanessa Angélica Villareal, and others. Organized in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. All events are free. For information about the festival, including the complete schedule, visit beyondbaroque.org Schedule: Workshops 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: A zine making workshop with Errant Press 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: A workshop with Brendan Constantine 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Literary Showcase: Moon Tide Press, Nightboat Books, Kundiman Moon Tide Press:  Kelsey Bryan-Zwick Gustavo Hernandez Ellen Webre Nightboat Books: Jackie Wang Angel Dominguez Carlos Lara Kundiman:  Kien Lam Dorothy Chan Cynthia Dewi Oka 3:30 - 5:30 pm: With(out) Borders, a reading & panel discussion Anthony Cody Omar Pimienta Vanessa Angélica Villareal Sehba Sarwar 6:30 - 8:00 pm: A reading with Mai Der Vang, Kazim Ali, & Jos Charles Mai Der Vang Kazim Ali Read More ...

Southern California Poetry Festival – Sunday, Nov. 20.

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

Day three of the 2022 Southern California Poetry Festival Day three of the 2022 Southern California Poetry Festival features the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Lynne Thompson, and the Poet Laureate of San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin reading alongside Shonda Buchanan, Conney Williams, and bridgette bianca; workshops led by Douglas Manuel and Sarah Maclay; readings curated by The Offing, What Books Press, and the LA Review of Books;  and a reading by indigenous writers that includes Tommy Pico, Kinsale Drake, and others. Organized in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. All events are free. For information about the festival, including the complete schedule, visit beyondbaroque.org Schedule: Workshops: 10am - 12pm - A workshop with Douglas Manuel: Returning to Harlem  10am - 12pm - A workshop with Sarah Maclay: The Nocturne 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Indigenous Poets Across the Americas. Co-presented by Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural. Tommy Pico Kinsale Drake Moncho Ollin Alvarado 2:00 - 4:00 pm: SoCal Literary Showcase: The Offing, What Books Press, LA Review of Books The Offing:  Michael Reyes Jose Hernandez Diaz Gabrielle Civil What Books Press: Mariano Zaro Elena Karina Byrne Carolie Parker LA Review of Books:  Elizabeth Metzger Allison Hedge Coke Anna Journey 4:30 - 6:00 pm: Read More ...

Misty Copeland with Rachel Moore (Virtual Event)

Misty Copeland with Rachel Moore discussing her new book, "The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven " *** US orders only. We only ship books to addresses in the US. Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Sunday, November 20, 2022, 3pm PT/7pm ET Misty Copeland with Rachel Moore discussing her book, "The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven" TICKETS: $40 Ticket: Virtual Admission + a signed copy of the book Ticket includes opportunity to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days, thru November 24 at midnight. Books ship one week after the event. From celebrated ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland, a heartfelt memoir about her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson which captures the importance of mentorship, shared history, and honoring the past to ensure a stronger future. Misty Copeland is a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Life in Motion, Ballerina Body, Black Ballerinas, and the children’s picture book Bunheads, as well as the award-winning children’s book, Firebird. She made her Broadway debut in 2015’s On the Town, putting a show that had reportedly been suffering financially for months into Read More ...

The Mic @ Micky’s

Micky's Weho 8857 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA

Open mic night for LGBTQ+ & allies' poetry, stories, and music at one of LA's historic gay clubs! The Mic at Micky’s (dubbed by the LA Times as “Pride’s hottest new club”) is a space for creatives to gather, collaborate, and share their work every Tuesday night! Located in the heart of one of LA's oldest gay clubs, this space promises connection and community for folks across the LGBTQ+ spectrum (and allies!) before the untz untz starts. The open mic sign ups are first come, first serve. Each performer has 3-5 minutes at the mic: Poems, stories, and music are welcome. Originals & homages. Come share your voice and hear your community loud and proud. More information here. Hosted by West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Brian Sonia-Wallace, Nate Lovell, and Tony Moore.

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