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21 APRIL 2018 — saturday

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  • The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books features a weekend of books, music, film, comedy, food, famous authors and celebrities, entertainment, and more; authors and speakers; Hoy Stage features readings in Spanish; Cooking Stage features demonstrations; Poetry Stage features an exciting line up: 10:00 a.m.: Juan Felipe Herrera, Jabberwalking; 10:20 a.m.: Carine Topal, In Order of Disappearance; 10:40 a.m.: David Baker, Scavenger Loop; 11:00 a.m.: Carol Muske-Dukes, Blue Rose; 11:20 a.m.: Shane McCrae, In the Language of my Captor; 11:40 a.m.: Alessandra Lynch, Daylily Called it a Dangerous Moment; Noon: Patricia Smith, Incendiary Art; 12:30: Wendy Willis, A Long Late Pledge, and Brittany Perham, Double Portrait; 1:00: Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash; 1:20: David St. John, The Last Troubadour; 1:40: Mary Jo Bang, A Doll For Throwing; 2:00: Ron Koertge, Olympusville; 2:20: Dana Levin, Banana Palace; 2:40: Evie Shockley, semiautomatic; 3:00: Cyrus Cassells, The Gospel According to Wild Indigo; 3:20: Christopher Merrill, reading from selected works; 3:40: Tarfia Faizullah, Registers of Illuminated Villages; 4:00: David Mason, The Sound; 4:20: Margo Berdeshevsky, Before the Drought; 4:40: Ari Banias, Anybody; 5:00: Peggy Shumaker, Cairn; 5:20: Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus; 5:40: musical performance by L.A. River Bend; visit Poetry Flash and Red Hen Press at Booth 182, see Poetry Flash broadsides and exciting new books from Red Hen; University of Southern California, University Park Campus, Los Angeles, panels and indoor conversations are free but require tickets available on site or online, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 (events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks)
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22 APRIL 2018 — sunday

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  • The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books features a weekend of books, music, film, comedy, food, famous authors and celebrities, entertainment, and more; authors and speakers; Hoy Stage features readings in Spanish; Cooking Stage features demonstrations; Poetry Stage features an exciting line up: 10:00 a.m.: Shauna Barbosa, Cape Verdean Blues; 10:20 a.m.: Gary Soto, The Elements of San Joaquin; 10:40 a.m.: Hieu Minh Nguyen, Not Here; 11:00 a.m.: Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf; 11:20 a.m.: Maurya Simon, The Wilderness; 11:40 a.m.: Carol Moldaw, Beauty Refracted; Noon: Susan Terris, Take Two; 12:30: Imani Tolliver, Runaway, and Steffi Drewes, Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow; 1:00: Kathy Fagan, Sycamore; 1:20: Sebastian Matthews, Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision; 1:40: Allison Joseph, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman; 2:00: Victoria Chang, Barbie Chang; 2:20: Dorothy Barresi, What We Did While We Made More Guns; 2:40: Allison Benis White, Please Bury Me in This; 3:00: Diana Arterian, Playing Monster::Seiche; 3:20: Gail Wronsky , Imperfect Pastorals; 3:40: Michael Waters, The Dean of Discipline; 4:00: Nan Cohen, Unfinished City; 4:20: Edoardo Ponti, Letters From a Young Father; visit Poetry Flash and Red Hen Press at Booth 182, see Poetry Flash broadsides and exciting new books from Red Hen; University of Southern California, University Park Campus, Los Angeles, panels and indoor conversations are free but require tickets available on site or online, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 (events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks)
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23 APRIL 2018 — monday

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  • Monday Night Fiction Workshop with screenwriter, playwright, and short story author Barra Grant meets each week, drop in, bring two–three pages of your own writing for reading and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, donation suggested, 7:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org/workshops.html)
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24 APRIL 2018 — tuesday

25 APRIL 2018 — wednesday

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  • Critical Resistance presents Alex Vitale discussing his nonfiction book The End of Policing, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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26 APRIL 2018 — thursday

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  • Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from his new essay collection The Displace: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, along with contributor Meron Hadero, and co-editor Jamison Stoltz, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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27 APRIL 2018 — friday

28 APRIL 2018 — saturday

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  • Winners of the 8th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest will read from their work, winners are as follows: First Place, "Immigration Algorithm" by Mark Svenfold; Second Place, "Algae" by Nikki Ochoa; Third Place, "Plenty: County Galway" by Lauren Conklin; runners up were "When the War Comes" by Kelly Grace Thomas, "Seeing the Big Dog" by Katherine Ogle, "sympathy cards" by Althea Irby, "The Blvd.s of Los Angeles" by Phillip West, "Surrender, She Said" by Steve McDonald, "Grass Eaters" by John Blair, and "The Famous Poet Asks Me For Naked Photos" by Alexis Rhone Fancher, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 4:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Skylight Books celebrates Independent Bookstore Day, featuring editors of Exposition Review in celebration of their third issue "Orbit," 2:00: literary trivia, prizes, you can come solo or with a team of up to four players; starting at 5:00, Exposition Review launch party and reading, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 10:00 a.m. to closing (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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29 APRIL 2018 — sunday

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  • Skylight Books and Poets At Work present a celebration of National Poetry Month with a reading of new poems and a discussion of their formal structure, and craft, featuring poets Yvonne M. Estrada, Dylan Cameron Gailey, Anthony Giambra, Eric Howard, Brett Hofer, Ann Pibel, Paula Rudnick, Terry Wolverton, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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30 APRIL 2018 — monday

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  • Monday Night Fiction Workshop with screenwriter, playwright, and short story author Barra Grant meets each week, drop in, bring two–three pages of your own writing for reading and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, donation suggested, 7:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org/workshops.html)
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