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LOS ANGELES BOOKS Calendar
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04/21/2018 to 04/22/2018
IRAN THROUGH BOOKS AT THE L.A TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089 - Free - Join Farhang Foundation at the country's biggest annual book festival, and learn about Iran Through Books. We will be at booth #951 April 21-22, 2018 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC ....

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04/24/2018
"SHOULD WE PRAISE THE MUTILATED WORLD? POETRY FROM CALIFORNIA TO KRAKOW"

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 - FREE - Two of the world’s greatest living poets come together for a rare Los Angeles reading and conversation. The work of Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate and long-time translator of Nobel Laureate ....

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04/25/2018
PEN AMERICA & THE EDISON APRIL BOOK CLUB

108 W 2nd St, # 101, Los Angeles, California 90012 - FREE - PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our April Book Club to discuss Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong. Hosted by Chiwan Choi. Free and open to all, both PEN America Members and non-m ....

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04/28/2018
PEN AMERICA PRESENTS THE 2018 EMERGING VOICES FELLOWS

1623 North Cahuenga Boulevard #1/2 N, Los Angeles, California 90028 - $6 at door - PEN America and Tongue and Groove present a reading by the 2018 Emerging Voices Fellows at The Hotel Cafe. Join us for a night of readings and drinks with musical guest Elephants with Guns. Featuring ....

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05/05/2018
DANICA MCKELLAR READING AND SIGNING

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd. 310-559-2665 - free - Join actress, math whiz, and bestselling author Danica McKellar for a reading, Q & A, and book signing at Children’s Book World. In her delightful new picture book in the McKellar Math series, Ten M ....

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05/09/2018
CELEBRATING THE CHILD - A DIA DE LOS NIÑOS SHOW

4990 Clark Avenue Lakewood, CA 90712 - FREE - Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre invites everyone to join in their fun interactive show filled with folk tales and fables to celebrate Dia de Los Ninos: "Celebrating the Child." The zany team of Lorr ....

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05/10/2018
THE MARS ROOM

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 - FREE - From the twice National Book Award–nominated and bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner offers a heart-stopping new novel, The Mars Room, that straddles the inside—and outside—of ....

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05/12/2018
RED HEN PRESS AT BERGAMOT STATION

2525 Michigan Ave, Ste F2 6263564760 - Free - Featuring Red Hen Press authors and poets and stunning photography, we invite you to the Bergamot Station to celebrate artistry in all of its forms! Have brunch and come on by, or head out for dinner ....

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05/17/2018
"TALKING TO MY DAUGHTER ABOUT THE ECONOMY: HOW CAPITALISM WORKS – AND HOW IT FAILS"

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 - FREE - Greece’s former finance minister, international bestselling author, and an activist working for the revival of democracy in Europe, Yanis Varoufakis pens a series of letters to his young daughter, e ....

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05/17/2018
"THE END OF CAPITALISM: MY BATTLE WITH THE EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN DEEP ESTABLISHMENT"

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 - FREE - "What happens when you take on the establishment? Renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis gives a blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest econo ....

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05/17/2017 to 05/17/2018
SPEND AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH AUTHOR DANZY SENNA

639 So. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 - $65.00; Student/Educator $35.00 - Join us at a very special literary salon. Mingle at a pre-event, hosted happy hour. Then enjoy a spirited exchange about race, gender and identity between Danzy Senna, breakout author of Caucasia and ....

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05/21/2018
TONY ABBOT & MORDECAI GERSTEIN AUTHOR TALK, BOOK SIGNING, & AWARD PRESENTATION

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd. 310-559-2665 - free - The Horace Mann Upstander Awards are given yearly to celebrate authors who publish fictional stories that encourage activism on the part of the protagonist. This year The Summer of Owen Todd by Tony ....

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05/23/2018
"PLANET OF THE BLIND: A POET’S JOURNEY"

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 - FREE - From the author of several collections of poetry and memoirs, including the New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” Planet of the Blind, Stephen Kuusisto discusses his latest book, Have Dog, Will ....

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05/24/2018
"A HIGHER LOYALTY: TRUTH, LIES, AND LEADERSHIP"

244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - SOLD OUT - "Tickets are currently sold out. Between his tenure as the director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017 under the appointment of President Obama, to his roles as the U.S Attorney for the Southern District o ....

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05/26/2018
ILENE COHEN PUPPET SHOW

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd. 310-559-2665 - free - Ilene Cohen and her puppet friends will entertain with stories to tickle your funny bone. For ages 3 to 7. ....

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05/26/2018
SOARING ON THE WINGS OF A TALE AT LOMITA LIBRARY

24200 Narbonne Avenue Lomita, CA 90717 - FREE - Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre invites everyone to join in their rollicking storytelling extravaganza, "Soaring on the Wings of a Tale.” The zany team of Lorrie Oshatz and Theresa Amy puts a fresh ....

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06/05/2018
25TH ANNUAL UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS' PROGRAM PUBLICATION PARTY

3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404 310-825-9415 - FREE - 25th Annual UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Publication Party Come join us for spirited readings by Writers' Program instructors of their recently published work, followed by book signings, refreshm ....

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08/25/2018
LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE BOOK FAIR

3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008 - 0 - 12th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
Saturday, August 25, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008
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BEYOND BAROQUE LITERARY ARTS CENTER

681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 90291 310-822-3006 - A literary arts center specializing in Los Angeles based poetry. They offer free writing workshops year round. The book store is open on Fridays from 11am to 6pm. They also offer books for sale onlin More ....

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD AMELIA EARHART BRANCH LIBRARY

5211 Tujunga Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91601 - Amelia Earhart , a resident of North Hollywood, disappeared in 1937 attempting an around-the-world flight. A statue, made of steel and fiberglass by local sculptor Ernest Shelton, was placed in the N More ....

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LOS ANGELES CENTRAL LIBRARY

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles 90071 Use Pershing Square or 7th St. Red Line Metro stations (213) 228-7000 - - From the Pershing Square Metro Station walk up 5th Street to the Central Library. This is the main library of the Los Angeles Public Library system and houses more than two million books. There are a ....

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