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Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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November 2019

UC Irvine MFA Presents: Poetry and Fiction Reading

November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Four readers from UC Irvine’s MFA program will be showcasing their work from this year. Please join us for an entertaining and inspirational evening of fiction and poetry.

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Creative Writing Open Mic Night

November 17 @ 6:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present readings from California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley’s Creative Writing Conservatory. Come support these talented students as they share their stories, poems, essays, and songs.

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Feminist Book Club reads “The Golden State”

November 20 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

This club reads an intersectional variety of feminist lit – fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, etc. – led by publisher Julia Callahan of Rare Bird Books. Join us for fresh insights, perspectives, challenges, and connection. At this meeting, the club will read Lydia Kiesling’s "The Golden State"

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Barry Siegel discusses and signs “Dreamers and Schemers”

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Barry Siegel will discuss "Dreamers and Schemers" at the Last Bookstore. This book gives the stranger-than-fiction treatment to the tale of hero-protagonist William “Billy” May Garland, who set out to win the 1932 Olympic Games for a fledgling Los Angeles and unwittingly gave us the city we know. Join us to learn more about this much-overlooked moment in LA history.

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Jonathan Blum and Holiday Reinhorn read from their work

November 25 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

The Last Bookstore presents Jonathan Blum and Holiday Reinhorn to read from their newest works, "The Usual Uncertainties" and "Big Cats." The stories in The Usual Uncertainties follow characters who live at the edges of the frame—among them, a community college dropout from Miami, a couple who meet at a 7-Eleven in Los Angeles, a religious boy whose mother arranges a square dance Bar Mitzvah party for him, the director of a competitive Scrabble club, and a widowed geriatric care…

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Diana Bellerose discusses and signs “The Light Within”

November 26 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Diana Bellerose will discuss "The Light Within" at the Last Bookstore. Each of us is born with amazing traits which we all forgot about because of the difficult times or painful events. Whatever the reason might be, we all have the capacity to bounce back and not allow darkness and negativity to alter our perception. When we align with the laws of the Universe which is a pivotal requirement in the process of creating the best possible existence for ourselves…

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Gothic Book Club reads “Carmilla”

November 26 @ 9:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

Ye olde Gothic worms its way into many genres and art forms, from horror to architecture to shoes. The books – old and new – have a lasting allure. Everlasting. At this meeting, the Gothic Book Club will read Sheridan le Fanu’s "Carmilla."

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