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5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
+12134389551 http://bookshowla.com/

January 2017

Reading: Vermin on the Mount

January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Jim Ruland's long running reading series. An evening of irreverent readings. More info coming soon!!! Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2017

Reading: Flannery Burke, “A Land Apart”

August 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

What do Virginia Woolf, the rotation of hurricanes, Babylonian kings, and Einstein's General Theory of Relativity all have in common? Eclipses. Always spectacular and, today, precisely predictable, eclipses have allowed us to know when the first Olympic games were played and, long before the first space probe, that the Moon was covered by dust. Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened, and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They were recorded on ancient turtle shells discovered in the Wastes of Yin in…

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Reading: Jim Ruland, Vermin on the Mount

August 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Jim Ruland’s long running literary night of irreverent readings! Genres: Literary Fiction

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September 2017

Reading: Hitched Reading Series

September 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

HITCHED is a quarterly reading series that features writer couplings as a way of celebrating the relationships we build as writers that are integral to our success and the successes of those around us. HITCHED began in December 2010 at Beyond Baroque. Genres: Literary Fiction

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A Second Reading at Book Show w/Matthew Sherling

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

welp, here we are again. i am truly happy that the last event went so well, & i’m hoping this one has the same big, vibrant turnout. i would love for this to be a way we can continuously build community, knowwhatimean? there will be poetry, comedy, chairs, a microphone, tons of awesome books & trinkets to buy at Jen’s fantastic book shop, & free wine. i’ll even give you a hi-5 or a hug or something, depending on if…

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Reading: CLS Ferguson, “Soup Stories: A Reconstructed Memoir”

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Soup Stories is a coming-of-age memoir set at a salad buffet and bakery restaurant. It is a “reconstructed” memoir; a mixture of memories and fantasies, combined with the truth of perspective and experience. While each short piece stands alone as a complete vignette, the collection also reads as a cohesive narrative. Beginning in 1998, the story follows Ferguson’s ten-year journey, from being hired for the first time (outside of babysitting and household chores) to finally completing a PhD in Communication,…

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October 2017

Reading: Historia: Shadow Self

October 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
$5

HISTORIA is a monthly personal storytelling show at Book Show in Highland Park, Los Angeles @historia_storyshow Join us in Highland Park for true stories about our shadow selves- just in time for Halloween! Genres: Speculative Fiction

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Reading: Vermin on the Mount

October 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Jim Ruland's long running reading series. An evening of irreverent readings. Line up and more info coming soon! Genres: Short Story Collections

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November 2017

Reading: Joe Clifford, Renee Asher Pickup, S.W. Lauden and Danny Gardner, “Just Watch Them Die”

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Reading celebrating Gutter Books release “Just Watch Them Die” Featuring: Renee Asher Pickup, Joe Clifford, S.W. Lauden, and Danny Gardner Genre: Mystery Crime Horror and Thriller

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Reading: Transparent Eyeball Series 3

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Local author Matthew Sherling hosts this eclectic evening of writers and entertainers. Recommended. Always a fun eclectic mix of folks! Genre: Literary Fiction

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Book Launch: Philip Barragan, “Fatizen: The Graphic Novel” and Kristin Dwan, “Baptism by Fire”

November 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Two friends coming together to jointly celebrate the release of their books! Philip will be celebrating the release of Fatizen: The Graphic Novel and Kristin will be celebrating the release of “Baptism By Fire” Genre: Literary Fiction; Graphic Novels

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December 2017

Performance: Eat Art Open Mic

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Our monthly open mic! Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song – whatever your form of storytelling, FUCKING DO IT!!! Just steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM Performances limited to 5ish minutes. Hosted by EAT Art DIY’s Sabrina Dropkick at BOOK SHOW & the Parlour of Wonders . Genre: Literary Fiction; Poetry

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Book Launch: Stacy Russo, “We Were Going to Change the World: Interview with Women from the 1970s & 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene”

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Genre: Music

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Reading: End of Year Cleansing: A Vodou Christmas Poetry Reading

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Hosted by the fantastic Ingrid Calderon! More info to come!! Genre: Poetry

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Performance: Historia “Extreme Discomfort”

December 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2018

Reading: EAT ART Open Mic

January 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Our monthly open mic! Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song – whatever your form of storytelling, FUCKING DO IT!!! Just steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM | Performances limited to 5ish minutes Hosted by EAT Art DIY’s Sabrina Dropkick at BOOK SHOW & the Parlour of Wonders, 5503 North Figueroa St, Highland Park. Lots of street parking, metered parking, and there is a public lot (metered) a block…

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Hello We Are Still Alive Reading Series 4

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Local author Matthew Sherling hosts this eclectic evening of writers and entertainers. Recommended. Always a fun eclectic mix of folks! Performers: Jen Hitchcock, Brooking Caldwell Gatewood, Kestutis Daugirdas, Ben Loory, and Michael Rahhal. Genre: Literary Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

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Reading and Signing: Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, “Swimming with Elephants”

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Not just your ordinary reading and signing… this will have some inspiring and fun interactive aspects to it! MORE INFO COMING SOON!!! After two decades in the study and practice of medicine, Sarah Seidelmann took a three-month sabbatical to search for a way to FEEL GOOD again. Having witnessed human suffering early in her career, and within her own family, she longed for a way to address more than just the physical needs of her patients and to live in…

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Reading: Historia “Promises”

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon... This month's theme is "Promises" Genre: Literary Fiction

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Reading: Vermin on the Mount

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Jim Ruland’s long running reading series. An evening of irreverent readings. More info coming soon!!! Genre: Literary Fiction

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Book Launch: Erica Garza, “Getting Off: One Woman’s Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction”

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

A courageous account of one woman’s unflinching and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn addiction. A fixation on porn and orgasm, strings of failed relationships and serial hook-ups with strangers, inevitable blackouts to blunt the shame – these are not things we often hear women share publicly, and not with the candor, eloquence and introspection Erica Garza brings to Getting Off. What sets this courageous and riveting account apart from your typical misery memoir is the absence of any…

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Reading: Lisbeth Coiman, “I Asked the Blue Heron”

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Venezuelan bilingual author will be reading excerpts from her debut memoir, I Asked the Blue Heron, which she released on Nov. 4, 2017. The night promises to be splendid with a line up of awesome memoir writers who will read with Lisbeth from their most recent work. Genre: Literary Fiction

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Book Launch: S.W. Lauden, “Hang Time”

January 27 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Join crime and mystery author, S.W. Lauden, as he celebrates the release of “Hang Time,” the final book in the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. trilogy. The event will feature Lauden in conversation with his publisher, Tyson Cornell of Rare Bird Books. There will probably be some cold drinks available. And maybe even a little live music for your earholes. Free and open to the public. Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2018

Open Mic: EAT ART

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Our monthly open mic! Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song – whatever your form of storytelling, FUCKING DO IT!!! Just steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM Performances limited to 5ish minutes Genre: Literary Fiction, Poetry

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Reading: Benita Roth, “The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA”

February 3 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Benita Roth, author of “The Life and Death of ACT UP LA” will read from her recently published history of the organization. Books will be available sale and signing by the author. ACT UP LA (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power Los Angeles) was the direct action powerhouse organization fighting for people with AIDS in LA County and beyond from 1987-1995 including the campaign for an AIDS ward at County USC Hospital, advocating for universal healthcare, treatment for infections that impact…

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Reading: Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Angel Avila Timothy J. Morris Ingrid Calderon John Collins Dean Stintson Since we’ll still be drunk with LOVE after Valentine’s Day, I encourage words of past love, current love, the one that got away, the one you crave, lost love, love love love etc… Just bring your words and give it to us straight! First hour is open mic, followed by our featured poets. Bring “drinks”, bring your…

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Performance: Historia “Old Fashioned”

February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. This month’s theme is "Old Fashioned" Genre: Literary Fiction

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Reading: Richard Risemberg, “Family Ties”

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Crime fiction author Richard Risemberg will be here reading from his new book Family Ties! Joining him will be authors: Ashley Erwin, Renee Asher Pickup, and Scotch Rutherford Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Activity: Los Angeles Poet Society Birthday Celebration

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Save the date! It’s a birthday picnic, Los Angeles Poet Society style! Happy birthday Los Angeles Poet Society! 2009 – 2018! www.lapoetsociety.org Genre: Poetry

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March 2018

CANCELLED! — Reading: EAT ART Open Mic

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Our monthly open mic! Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song – whatever your form of storytelling, FUCKING DO IT!!! Just steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM. Performances limited to 5ish minutes. Hosted by EAT Art DIY’s Sabrina Dropkick. Genre: Literary Fiction

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Book Launch: Madame Pamita

March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Come celebrate the release of Madame Pamita's Magical Tarot with us at Book Show and Parlour of Wonders on Saturday March 10th at 7PM! Madame Pamita will be doing her world-renowned Euphonious Prognostication Vaudeville Show and will be popping the champagne and signing books afterwards! Free! All ages! Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Performance: Historia

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is “Overloaded” Genre: Literary Fiction

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Reading: “Hello We’re Still Alive” reading series

March 16 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Matthew Sherling’s awesome evening of literary readings, comedy and performance. There will be poetry, stories, & music! There will be free wine. there will be lots of cool books & other small objects to purchase at Book Show. there will be chairs, a mic, & ambient lighting. Thanks for everyone who's been attending - bring your squads. There will be a fantastic welcoming host--local author Matthew Sherling Performers: Franki Elliot Christopher Frias Diana Salier John Tottenham Arlo Brooks Molly Spear more…

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Discussion and Book Signing: NASTY! Live

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Nasty! is a charity anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood, showcasing stories that range from body positivity to sexual empowerment to overcoming adversity and beyond. This live event will feature readings from from the following contributors: Sabrina F. Dropkick, Tara Dublin, Kathryn Louise, Kim Vodicka, Diana Kirk, and Eleanor R, Model. Genre: Identity

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Reading: “Obsession,” hosted by Stephen Brophy

March 24 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Local author Stephen Brophy will be reading with other featured readers. Featuring: Stephen T Trophy Endless Meghan Warner Robin Reiser Valerie Astra Powers Chuck Searcy Franki Elliot Genre: Literary Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words

March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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April 2018

Open Mic: “EAT ART”

April 6 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Our monthly open mic! Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song – whatever your form of storytelling, FUCKING DO IT!!! Just steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM. Performances limited to 5ish minutes Genre: Literary Fiction

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Reading: “Vermin on the Mount”

April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Jim Ruland’s irreverent reading series! More info to come… Genre: Literary Fiction

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Performance: Historia: “That’s When Things Took a Turn”

April 18 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is “That’s When Things Took A Turn” Genre: Literary Fiction

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Open Mic: Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words

April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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Reading: Pasadena Rose Poets

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Gerda Govine Ituarte will be here with her poetry collective The Pasadena Rose Poets! More info to come! Genre: Literary Fiction

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Book Launch: Emily Fernandez, “Procession of Martyrs”

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Come and join us for Emily Fernandez’s Procession of Martyrs Book Release Reading and Signing!! Also featuring: Georgia Tell, Camilla Marquette and other students from her PCC Poetry Writing Workshops About Procession of Martyrs… “The poems inside Emily Fernandez’s chapbook, Procession of Martyrs, hold a haunting beauty, much like an old cemetery at sunset. The language and imagery the poet often employs make up a “veil of stars:” “I sent my caterpillars in/ and out of your mouth butterflies/ fluttered,…

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May 2018

Reading: Memoir Mixtapes Mixer & Reading Meetup

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

More info to come! Genre: Memoir

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Performance: Historia

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is… Genre: Literary Fiction

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Reading: Erica Garza, Amy Dresner, and Timothy Gager

May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

About their books: My Fair Junkie A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean – In the tradition of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, Dresner’s book is a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman’s twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side. Getting Off – Erica Garza’s courageous account of her unflinching and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn addiction. A fixation on porn and orgasm,…

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Open Mic: Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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Reading: Hello, We’re Still Alive

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Reading and performances hosted by local author Matthew Sherling. More info coming… Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 2018

Open Mic: EAT ART

June 1 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song… Whatever your form of storytelling, JUST DO IT!!! But let’s steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM Performances limited to 5ish minutes Genre: Poetry, Fiction

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Book Launch: Coloring Night!!! Butch Lesbians of the 50’s 60’s 70’s

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

More info to come… get your crayons and colored pencils ready. Genre: Graphic Novels

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Reading: Friday Night Poetry: It’s Just Words

June 15 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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Book Launch: Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, “Flashes & Verses… Becoming Attraction”

June 16 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

There is already buzz on Adrian’s first poetry collection, here are some reviews of Flashbacks & Verses… Becoming Attractions: “This expansive, generous, collection is, at its heart, a love letter—it’s a love letter to movie stars and musicians, to poets and barbers, to art and margaritas and typewriters and birds; it’s a love letter to the English language and the Spanish language, to any language and its possibilities; it’s a love letter to Southern California and to the body, a…

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Performance: Historia

June 20 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is… Genre: Storytelling

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July 2018

Reading: Historia

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is… Genre: Storytelling

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Reading: Friday Night Poetry: It’s Just Words

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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Discussion and Book Signing: Marnie Olson, “Grateful”

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Marnie Olson will be here reading excerpts from her debut novel Grateful. There will also be a Q&A session and she will be available to sign books. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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August 2018

Open Mic: EAT ART

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song… Whatever your form of storytelling, JUST DO IT!!! But let’s steer clear of standup, please! Genre: Poetry, Literary Fiction

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Zoetic Press & Drunk Monkey’s READING EXTRAVAGANZA!

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Drunk Monkeys and Zoetic Press are teaming up for a series of readings, and this is the first! Join us at BOOK SHOW, in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, for a night of readings, ruminations, and snacks/wine. Genre: Poetry, Fiction

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Reading: Historia “Road Rash”

August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is… ROAD RASH!!!! Genre: Fiction

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Reading, Open Mic: Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words

August 17 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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Reading: “Obesssion” hosted by Stephen Brophy

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Obsessions. We all have them. Some worse than others. Writers sometimes more than most. A handful local authors will share some of their favorite, least favorite, most passionate and most disturbing Obsessions for your delight, disgust and amusement, and it’s all completely 100% free! Though you could show Book Show some love and buy something while you’re in the place. FEATURING: Stephen T Brophy (host, raconteur, author of The Villain’s Sidekick) Endless Meghan Warner (endless creator or infinite things) Robin…

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Book Launch: Andrew Stone, “All Hail the House Gods”

August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Come celebrate the release of Andrew’s new book All Hail The House Gods Featuring: Andrew J. Stone, Cody Goodfellow, Laure Lee Bahr, Geoff Nicholson, Anthony Trevino, and Char Simp Genre: Fiction

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September 2018

Eat Art Open Mic

September 7 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song… Whatever your form of storytelling, JUST DO IT!!! But let’s steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM Performances limited to 5ish minutes Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

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Performance: The Difficult to Name Reading Series

September 8 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Featuring readings and performances by Joel Kim Booster, Catie Disabato, Zack Fox, Natalie Graham, Kris Kidd, Jaboukie Young-White, and a conversation with Kima Jones. Hosted by Ryan Sartor. Genre: Fiction, Poetry

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Writing Workshop LA Poetry Workshop Culmination Reading

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Come join Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo as she hosts a reading featuring students unveiling the poetry they created in her workshop. Genre: Poetry

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Reading: Three Bisexual Poets

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

An evening of works by Bi folks…. Featuring: -- L.A.-based poet and photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher came out as bisexual at the age of 17 and has never looked back. -- HanaLena Fennel, when asked about herself, says she “was born on a goat farm to a Jewish hippie; after that, things got weird.” -- For two decades, Eric Howard worked as a book and magazine editor, which allowed him to write formal poems consisting entirely of quoted text. Genre:…

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Performance: Historia – “Anniversaries”

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is… ANNIVERSARIES!!!! Genre: Fiction

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Reading: Friday Night Poetry: It’s Just Words

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets FEATURING: TBA Genre: Poetry

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October 2018

Lambda LitFest Reading: “Yes Femmes”

October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Yes Femmes is a series of readings by writers who explore the limits of the body, aim toward transformation, sees plants and animals as models or collaborators, express saturated or hysterical emotion, and are campy, fannish, plagiaristic or regurgitative. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Made in L.A. Reading

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Spend Indie Author Day with Made in L.A. Writers! Join us at Book Show to hear stories about Los Angeles: the good, the bad, the strange the awkward, the fantastic, and the unbelievable. We will read from our first fiction anthology, "Made In L.A.: Stories Rooted in the City of Angels" and take you behind the scenes of indie writing and publishing. FEATURED READERS: Cody Sisco, Allison Rose, Gabi Lorino, Andre Hardy, and Amy Sterling Casil. Genre: Short Story Collections

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Performance: Historia

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is… FIGHT OR FLIGHT!!!! Genre: Fiction

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Discussion: Mary Ann Thomas, “Asking for Elephants: Stories of Bicycling Across India”

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Join us for the LA stop of Asking for Elephants by Mary Ann Thomas In 2014, Mary Ann Thomas bicycled across the US and Canada solo. In 2017, she bicycled across India with a travel partner and connected with local bike communities in cities across the nation. Accessing these bicyclist havens in India provided examples of community that Mary Ann, as a brown queer daughter of Indian immigrants, had only rarely seen in the US bike world. Genre: Memoir

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Open Mic: Friday Night Poetry: It’s Just Words

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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November 2018

Eat Art Open Mic

November 2 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song… Whatever your form of storytelling, JUST DO IT!!! But let’s steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM Performances limited to 5ish minutes Genre: Poetry

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Activity: Historia

November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is… INDULGENCE!!!! Genre: Fiction

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Open Mic: Friday Night Poetry: It’s Just Words

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets Genre: Poetry

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Influx Collective Queer Poetry Reading Series

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

An inaugural evening of poetry and intimacy! Featuring: Cori Bratby-Rudd Evan Kleekamp Hannah Rubin SA Smythe https://influxcollectiv.wixsite.com/website Genre: Poetry, LGBTQ+

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Activity: Holiday Bookbinding Workshop

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Purchase Required

Book artist and educator Rachel Curry will lead participants in the creation of 3 handmade books in this entry-level bookbinding workshop. We will learn to make one folded book, one sewn pamphlet, and one leather-bound journal. These books are perfect for original gifts as well as for personal use. Why support large corporations this holiday season when you could learn to make your own gifts and gain new skills in the process?! Genre: Art

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December 2018

Activity: “Low Tea & Literature” with Myriam Gurba, Sarah Corbett and Beth Pickens

December 2 @ 3:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Miss Havisham & Shawna Kenney present a special TROUBLED TIMES edition, featuring: Sarah Corbett, author of “How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest” (UK) Myriam Gurba, author of “Mean” and “Painting Their Portraits in Winter” (Long Beach) Beth Pickens, author of “Your Art Will Save Your Life” (LA) Join us for tea, tarts, and tactics! Genre: Fiction

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Eat Art Open Mic

December 7 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song… Whatever your form of storytelling, JUST DO IT!!! But let’s steer clear of standup, please! Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM Performances limited to 5ish minutes Genre: Poetry

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“What I Have To Tell You” Reading

December 8 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Come hear local author Antonia Crane’s UCLA intermediate essay class read their finished pieces! More info to come. Free! Genre: Nonfiction

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Historia Storytelling Night “Delusion”

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is "Delusion!" Genre: Fiction

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Friday Night Poetry Open Mic: It’s Just Words

December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets FEATURING: TBA Genre: Poetry

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