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16 JANUARY 2018 — tuesday

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  • Screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky's recent film Endless Poetry, in collaboration with creative partner Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky; the film tells of Jodorowsky's years spend as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940s, where he meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, and Nicarnor Parra, all unknown at the time but who would later become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature, Q&A session with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky follows, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/01/endless-poetry-screening-and-qa)
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  • Open reading with an emphasis on poems about dealing with disaster, any disaster, any disaster, Community Room, Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Road, Ojai, 6:00-7:30 (805/646-1639)
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  • Colin Winnette reads from his novel, The Job of the Wasp, with fiction writer Amelia Gray, Isadora, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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17 JANUARY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Erica Garza discusses and signs her book Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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  • Eli Horowitz, David Ulin, and Aimee Bender discuss the acclaimed late poet, journalist, and fiction writer Denis Johnson's The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, short stories, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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18 JANUARY 2018 — thursday

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  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Pierpont Poets at its weekly series hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, share your own work, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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19 JANUARY 2018 — friday

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  • A Night of Revolutionary Poetry and discussion about possible solutions to a government gone awry and the role of poets in this fight with special guest panelists Jerry Quickley, KPFK; Vlad Popescu, Indivisible, readings by VAGABOND poets and much more, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • The launch and book signing of Billy Vera's memoir, Billy Vera: Harlem to Hollywood, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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20 JANUARY 2018 — saturday

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  • Alec Byrne discusses and signs London Rock: The Unseen Archive, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 3:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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  • UC Irvine MFA Creative Writing Showcase presents Katherine Damm, Justine Yan, and more, Gatsby Books, 5535 East Spring Street, Long Beach, free, 5:00 (gatsbybooks.com/artists)
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  • Poetry reading with winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize and Pulitzer nominee, Garrett Hongo, The Mirror Diary, and Jeffrey Shultz, Civil Twilight, two-time winner of the National Poetry Series, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students/seniors, free to members, 4:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Beyond Baroque presents An Enchanted Reading: Poetry and Translations with Martha Rhodes, The Thin Wall, John FitzGerald, The Mind, Hélène Cardona, Life in Suspension, and translator Carolyn Tipton, poet-translator Stephen Kessler, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Leni Zumas reads from her novel, Red Clocks, with Porochista Khakpour, Sick: A Memoir, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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21 JANUARY 2018 — sunday

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  • Beyond Baroque presents a reading with poet Tosh Berman, The Plum in Mr. Blum's Pudding, former Artistic Director of Beyond Baroque, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students/seniors, free to members, 4:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • A reading by George Christie, Marked, about his years as a Hells Angel, with a narrated slideshow of personal photos followed by open questions, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students/seniors, free to members, 7:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Krista Suh discusses her book DIY Rules for a WTF World, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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22 JANUARY 2018 — monday

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  • Poet Jacqueline Berger, author of The Gift That Arrives Broken, reads new work, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, general admission $10, students/seniors $6, members free, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Steve Dorff discusses and signs I Wrote That One, Too…: A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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23 JANUARY 2018 — tuesday

24 JANUARY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Richard Blade discusses and signs World in My Eyes: The Autobiography, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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25 JANUARY 2018 — thursday

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  • A celebratory reading of Eddie Krumble is the Clapper in support of Dito Montiel's new film The Clapper, which is based on the book, Dito Montiel will be joined by fellow authors Louis Cannizzarro To My Sweetheart and Shawna Kenney I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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  • Literary Women Book Club, January discussion: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet, new members welcome, meets every fourth Thursday, Gatsby Books, 5535 East Spring Street, Long Beach, free, 7:00 (gatsbybooks.com/artists)
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    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Catherine Abbey Hodges, Raft of Days: Poems, at its weekly series hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, share your own work, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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26 JANUARY 2018 — friday

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  • Writers and artists Viet Thanh Nguyen, Mimi Pond, and Jonathan Santlofer discuss It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, featuring work from more than thirty-five contemporary authors, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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  • Beyond Baroque presents the 8th annual Poetry of Venice Photography panel discussion by award-winning Venice Photographers, hosted by paramedia ecologist Gerry Fialka, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, panel discussion 2:00-4:00, gallery opening 4:00-6:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Dan Vining discusses and signs NightSun, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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27 JANUARY 2018 — saturday

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  • Open Mic featuring poets Wendy Rainey and Suzanne O'Connell, Gatsby Books, 5535 East Spring Street, Long Beach, free, 5:00 (gatsbybooks.com/artists)
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    SOUTH:
  • Evan Kindley, Questionnaire, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, Personal Stereo, and Anna Leahy, Tumor, discuss their books in the Object Lessons Series, Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 ()
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  • Nebraska Girl Open Reading, hosted by Wyatt Underwood, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free/donations welcome, sign up 1:30, reading 2:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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28 JANUARY 2018 — sunday

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  • Giving My Self to the Wind book launch party with author Kathryn Atkins, Gatsby Books, 5535 East Spring Street, Long Beach, free, 3:00 (gatsbybooks.com/artists)
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  • Walt Disney Studios award-winning animators Paul Briggs and Benson Shum, present their picture books, Catch My Breath and Holly's Day at the Pool, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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  • 15th Annual Venice Film Fest includes a deep history of films made in Venice, California, and happenings at the legendary Venice West Gallery, the birthplace of the So Cal Beats, with live performances, hosted by Gerry Fialka, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free/donations welcome, 7:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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29 JANUARY 2018 — monday

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  • Charity Tillemann-Dick discusses and signs The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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30 JANUARY 2018 — tuesday

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  • Warner Loughlin discusses and signs The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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31 JANUARY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Min Jin Lee, in conversation with Karen Grigsby Bates from NPR, discusses and signs Pachinko, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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  • Nick Nolte discusses and signs his memoir Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, $29.00 + tax (includes one entry and one book copy), $38.00 + tax (includes two entries and one book copy), 8:00 (www.booksoup.com/event)
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  • ALOUD presents Exiled from Cairo: Humor and Dissent with satirist Bassem Youssef, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (dola.com/venues/mark-taper-auditorium-central-library)
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