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November 2019

“Planting Wolves” Book Launch

November 14 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Please join us for a book launch and author reading of Neda Disney's debut novel, "Planting Wolves." Kirkus Reviews described it as "“An experimental debut novel-in-stories about artists wrestling with addiction and sexual frustration in Los Angeles. A surreal and darkly funny set of tales of West Coast strangers.” Wine and refreshments will be served. Location: Small World Books, 1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

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Writers’ Program Progress Party

November 16 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Instructor Cole Kazdin joins Kirkwood Prize winner Claire Lin, Allegra Johnson Writing Prize winner Linda Abrams, and master class student Kevin Yoder for the inaugural celebration of the writing process. Each writer will share a brief reading from an unpublished work-in-progress. Location: UCLA Extension, 1010 Westwood Blvd room 409

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Senator Sherrod Brown discusses and signs “Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America”

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
Purchase Required

Join Senator Sherrod Brown in conversation with Miriam Pawel at All Saints Church for a discussion of progressive Senators who changed history, as told in Brown's new book, "Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America."

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Influx Collectiv Presents: Queer Poetry Night

November 16 @ 7:30 pm
Free

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 16th 2019—As a part of our free monthly queer poetry reading series, our November event will be held at Other Books (2006 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033) and will feature LA based queer poets: Heather Neumann, Demeter Appel-Riehle, Day Heisinger-Nixon, Alexander The Greatest, and Nneka Jackson. The doors open at 7:30. We will serve water and wine for a suggested donation. Founded in 2018, Influx is now run by its original co-founder…

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Shelby Lorman presents “Awards for Good Boys”

November 17 @ 2:00 pm
Purchase Required

Come out to Dynasty Typewriter for an evening with Shelby Lorman and "Awards for Good Boys: Tales of Dating, Double Standards and Doom." Michelle Rial will join Lorman in conversation. This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Location: Dynasty Typewriter, 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Lindy West discusses and signs “The Witches Are Coming”

November 18 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Required

Come out to Barnsdall Gallery Theatre for an evening with Lindy West and "The Witches Are Coming." In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era. Location: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Carmen Maria Machado discusses and signs “In the Dream House”

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Purchase Required

Come see Carmen Maria Machado discuss "In the Dream House" at Dynasty Typewriter. With In the Dream House, she reinvents the memoir with a gut-wrenching tale of love gone wrong, exploring her personal history of psychological abuse while bearing witness to the history and reality of violence in queer relationships. Location: DYNASTY TYPEWRITER AT THE HAYWORTH: 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Writers Read reading series featuring Michael Dean Clark

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Come see faculty and students from Azusa Pacific University read their writing. Location: Azusa Pacific University, 901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702

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Autograph Book: Make Your Mark!

November 26 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Who gets recorded in the history books and in official archives? Who leaves their mark on the city, and by what means? What does the future hold for signatures in an age when credit card companies no longer require them and many schools have stopped teaching cursive? The Autograph Book of L.A. brings to life the Los Angeles Public Library’s unique and historic Autograph Collection. Now you too can be a part of it! The Autograph Book of L.A. program…

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Loscon 46

November 29 @ 11:00 am
Purchase Required

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS), the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club (founded Oct. 27, 1934), presents the 46th annual Loscon — Los Angeles’ longest running fan convention — over Thanksgiving weekend (November 29 – December 1). This family-friendly gathering includes a variety of panels, discussions, activities, a film festival, an art show, and shopping. Diverse participants include area authors, such as Steven Barnes, Harry Turtledove, and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. Guests of Honor are Nebula…

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