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LOS ANGELES BOOKS Calendar
Current Books Events in L.A. and surrounding areas
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01/24/2020
JOHN KEENE

631 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 213 237 2800 - $12 - Award-winning novelist, poet, and short fiction writer John Keene exemplifies the genre fluidity at the leading edge of literature today. In his REDCAT presentation as the 2020 Katie Jacobson Writer- ....

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01/26/2020
AN AFTERNOON WITH AARTI NAMDEV SHAHANI

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, 90049 - $12 General | FREE to Members - Come to the Skirball to see NPR contributor Aarti Namdev Shahani discussing her new book, Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares, with writer Eric Barker. In this heart-wrenching memoir, S ....

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01/27/2020
ELIZABETH POVINELLI: THE INHERITANCE

631 West 2nd Street 2132372800 - $12 - Karrabing Film Collective member and Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University, Elizabeth Povinelli will show images, and read from and discuss her new book The Inh ....

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01/28/2020
THE CHINESE IN AMERICAN FEATURE FILMS

1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108 626-300-0777 - free - Crowell Public Library is happy to welcome back Arthur Dong, whose latest book, Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films, provides a spectacular view of the Chinese American impact on ....

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02/07/2020 to 02/09/2020
CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 415-919-9220 - $15 - $25 - Featuring more than 150 of the foremost booksellers from across the country and around the world, the California International Antiquarian Book Fair lets you see, learn about and purchase the finest ....

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11/01/2019 to 02/09/2020
100 DAYS OF WRITING

Online (323) 201-1601 - $55.00 - Can you write 200 words a day for 100 days? ONLINE I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s ridiculous to think that on a specific day of the year, we can magically make major life ....

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02/18/2020
JEAN BURDEN POETRY READING: MARILYN CHIN

5151 State University Dr. 323-343-4140 - Free. - Marilyn Chin, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, will present the Jean Burden Poetry Reading at Cal State LA on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer ses ....

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02/20/2020
SHAKESPEARE ON STAGE & ON THE PAGE WITH STOTT & RABB

3352 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 - General $50.00, Student/Educator $35.00 - Join Open Book for the best of Shakespeare on stage and on the page. Andrew McConnell Stott discusses his book "What Blest Genius?" with Jeremy Rabb, Resident Artist at A Noise Within. The book tells ....

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02/20/2020
SHAKESPEARE ON STAGE & ON THE PAGE WITH STOTT & RABB

3352 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 - General $50.00, Student/Educator $35.00 - Join Open Book for the best of Shakespeare on stage and on the page. Andrew McConnell Stott discusses his book "What Blest Genius?" with Jeremy Rabb, Resident Artist at A Noise Within. The book tells ....

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02/23/2020
10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Address TBA Upon Registration (323) 201-1601 - 97.00 - Spend a day in Carlsbad, CA, a beautiful beach town only 1.5 hrs south of Los Angeles. Generate new material via creative and educational writing prompts. Make new writing friends. Get personal atten ....

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03/14/2020
AN EVENING WITH ANNE LAMOTT

6200 E. Atherton St. Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 985-7000 - - Utterly disarming and laugh-out-loud funny, author Anne Lamott is known for addressing complex subjects with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty. With wisdom and forthrightness, she is “a write ....

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01/01/2020 to 04/10/2020
100 DAYS OF WRITING ONLINE

ONLINE lawritersgroup.com (323) 201-1601 - $75.00 - Can you write 200 words a day for 100 days? For those of you who want to write more consistently, let’s get into the habit now starting on the first day of 2020! Develop a consistent writing habit o ....

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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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