The Calendar

Hen House at Home: What Trauma Leaves Behind

Red Hen’s next installment of our Hen House at Home series features two incredible fiction writers: Lily Hoang, author of UNDERNEATH, and Jaye Viner, author of JANE OF BATTERY PARK. Both of these fictional novels have a basis in today’s reality: UNDERNEATH inspired by real life events, and JANE OF BATTERY PARK drawing inspiration from the very extremes of extremist organizations. This event will explore and highlight the trauma their characters suffer, and the choices they make because of what trauma leaves behind.

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Otis College of Art & Design’s Visiting Writers Series: Dantiel W. Moniz

Dantiel W. Moniz will read and discuss her work. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and has been named a "Writer to Watch" by Publishers Weekly and Apple Books. Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat, was an Indie Next Pick, an inaugural Roxane Gay Audacious Book Club pick, and has been hailed as "must-read" by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Tin House, One Story, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. Moniz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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An Evening with Anderson Cooper (In-person & Virtual)

Journalist and bestselling author Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty -- his mother's family, the Vanderbilts. In "Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty," co-authored with historian Katherine Howe, Cooper traces the journey of his great-great-great-grandfather, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt who built shipping and railroad empires and became the richest man in America. Cooper's unique insider's viewpoint captures the family's outsized influence and unfettered wealth, and a look at the modern day family who would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all. The in-person event takes place Monday, September 27, 2021, 8pmPT; the virtual event is Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6pmPT/9pmPT. Tickets to the in-person event include a signed copy of "Vanderbilt:The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty" ($50) and a link to the virtual event. Tickets to the virtual event ($40) also include a signed copy of the book

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An Evening with Gabrielle Union

Aratani Theatre 244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles

An Evening with Gabrielle Union discussing her collection of stories, "You Got Anything Stronger?"Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 8:00pm *Limited capacity event . An Evening with Gabrielle Union**discussing her book,  You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories**interviewer to be announced The virtual version of this event airs on September 30 , at 6pm PDT/9PM EDTTICKETS:$50 includes a copy of the book with signed book platealso includes opportunity to watch the virtual event on September 30 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDTMasks required for entry.Remember when we hit it off so well that we decided We’re Going to Need More Wine? Well, this time you and I are going to turn to our friend the bartender and ask, You Got Anything Stronger? I promise to continue to make you laugh, but with this round, the stakes get higher as the conversation goes deeper. -- Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, best-selling author and most recently, a Time100 cover honoree. Union formed her production shingle “I’ll Have Another” in 2018 with the goal of telling stories that center marginalized communities with their specific point of views in an authentic manner. In August of 2020, she relaunched her haircare brand “Flawless by Gabrielle Union” Read More ...

Hen House at Home: The Lasting Impact of Short Stories

Jim Peterson, author of THE SADNESS OF WHIRLWINDS, and Beth Gilstrap, author of Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Award Winner DEADHEADING AND OTHER STORIES, join us for this installment of the Red Hen Press Hen House at Home series! This week, we’re focusing on short stories: the craft of writing them, the decisions and choices the authors make, and how their universal goal of leaving a lasting effect on the reader is reached through two differing collections that are unified in that quest to connect. We welcome guest moderator Fred Arroyo, who will help facilitate this conversation! Viewable LIVE on Thursday, October 7 at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.

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Nikki Giovanni in conversation with Miki Turner at 14th Annual Leimert Park Village Virtual Book Fair

The 14th anniversary of the Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will celebrate National Book Month in October 2020 with one of America’s most acclaimed poets – that is, Nikki Giovanni. During a special virtual event on Saturday, October 16, 2021, award-winning photojournalist Miki Turner, who also serves as associate professor of professional practice at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will chat with Giovanni about her latest collection of prose, titled “Make Me Rain.” The virtual book fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Virtual Talk with Nikki Giovanni and Miki Turner will take place at 11:00 am PST. Register today! For more information, visit www.leimertparkbookfair.com.

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