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7 APRIL 2019 — sunday

8 APRIL 2019 — monday

9 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

10 APRIL 2019 — wednesday

11 APRIL 2019 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Kristin George Bagdanov, hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, EP Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org/calendar)
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12 APRIL 2019 — friday

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  • The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes present the nominees and announce the winners for this year's awards: ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION: Katya Apekina, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish; Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry; R. O. Kwon, The Incendiaries: A Novel; Tommy Orange, There There: A Novel; Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People: Stories; BIOGRAPHY: David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Seymour M. Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir; Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic; Bob Spitz, Reagan: An American Journey; Tara Westover, Educated: A Memoir; CURRENT INTEREST: Francisco Cantu, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border; John Carreyrou, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup; Michael Lewis, The Fifth Risk; Michelle Obama, Becoming; Susan Orlean, The Library Book; FICTION: Esi Edugyan, Washington Black; Abby Geni, The Wildlands: A Novel; Tayari Jones, An American Marriage: A Novel; Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers: A Novel; Michael Ondaatje, Warlight: A Novel; GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMICS: Remy Boydell/ Michelle Perez, The Pervert; Eleanor Davis, Why Art?; Aisha Franz, Shit is Real; Jerome Ruillier, The Strange; Tillie Walden, On A Sunbeam; HISTORY: Julia Boyd, Travelers In the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism 1919-1945; J.H. Elliott, Scots & Catalans Union & Disunion; Ruby Lal, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan; Miriam Pawel, The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation; Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution; MYSTERY/THRILLER: Megan Abbott, Give Me Your Hand; Kent Anderson, Green Sun; Lou Berney, November Road: A Novel; Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, The Serial Killer: A Novel; Leila Slimani, The Perfect Nanny: A Novel; POETRY: Jos Charles, Feeld; Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assasin; Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost of; Carl Phillips, Wild is the Wind: Poems; Diane Seuss, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl: Poems; SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Mona Hanna-Attisha, What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City; Marcia Bjornerud, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World; Rose George, Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood; Eliza Griswold, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America; Beth Macy, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America; YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE: Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X; Kelly Loy Gilbert, Picture Us in the Light; Claire Hartfield, A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919; Jarrett Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo!; Emily X.R. Pan, The Astonishing Color of After: A Novel; the winner of the ROBERT KIRSCH AWARD, Terry Tempest Williams, will be honored, along with the INNOVATOR'S AWARD recipient Library of America; and the CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROSE recipient Kiese Laymon, Heavy: An American, Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California campus, Los Angeles, $10-$50, advance tickets available from website, 7:00 (events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/bookprizes)
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13 APRIL 2019 — 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.: Erica Jong, The World Began With Yes; 10:20 a.m.: Diane Seuss, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl; 10:40 a.m.: Carl Phillips, Wild is the Wind; 11:00 a.m.: Jericho Brown, The Tradition; 11:20 a.m.: Rigoberto Gonzales, The Book of Ruin; 11:40 a.m.: Rae Armantrout, Wobble; Noon: Chase Twichell, Things as it is; 12:30: Donna Spruijt-Metz, Slippery Surfaces; 12:45: Carol Muske-Dukes, Blue Rose; 1:00: Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic; 1:40: Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assasin; 2:00: Kathy Fagan, Sycamore; 2:20: Cyrus Cassells, Still Life With Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas; 2:40: Claudia Keelan, We Step into the Sea; 3:00: Charles Harper Webb, Sidebend World; 3:20: Deborah Landau, Soft Targets; 3:40: Ellen Dore Watson, Pray Me Stay Eager; 4:00: Dawn Lundy Martin, Good Stock Strange Blood; 4:20: Blas Falconer, Forgive the Body This Failure; 4:40: Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost Of; 5:00: Jos Charles, Feeld; 5:20: Joseph Rios, Shadowboxing: Poems & Impersonations; 5:40: Armine Iknadossian, All That Wasted Fruit; visit Poetry Flash and Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center at Booth 185, see Poetry Flash poem broadsides; 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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  • The Jackson Wheeler Series 2019 presents CSU Channel Student poets Corrine Contreras and Mariano Zaro, Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard, $4/members free/$2 seniors/ $3 students and students, 6:00 (805/385-8158, www.carnegieam.org)
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14 APRIL 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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.: Richard Blanco, How to Love a Country; 10:20 a.m.: Kim Dower, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave; 10:40 a.m.: Francesca Bell, Bright Stain; 11:00 a.m.: Monica Ferrell, You Darling Thing; 11:20 a.m.: Marsha de la O, Every Ravening Thing; 11:40 a.m.: Joe Jimenez, Rattlesnake Allegory; Noon: Bin Ramke, Light Wind Light Light; 12:30: Jennifer Holley Lux, , 12:45: Valerie Wallace, House of McQueen; 1:00: sam sax, bury it; 1:20: Michelle Bitting, Broken Kingdom; 1:40: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, These Many Rooms; 2:00: David Baker, Swift: New and Selected Poems; 2:20: Martha Rhodes, The Thin Wall; 2:40: Helene Cardona, Birnam Wood; 3:00: Kevin Prufer, How He Loved Them; 3:20: Lynne Thompson, Fretwork; 3:40: Noah Blaustein, After Party; 4:00: Marilyn Chin, A Portrait of the Self as Nation; 4:20: Rex Wilder, Open Late; 4:40: Michael C. Ford, Populated Wilderness; visit Poetry Flash and Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center at Booth 185, see Poetry Flash poem broadsides; 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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15 APRIL 2019 — monday

16 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

17 APRIL 2019 — wednesday

18 APRIL 2019 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Jim Natal, hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, EP Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org/calendar)
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19 APRIL 2019 — friday

20 APRIL 2019 — saturday

21 APRIL 2019 — sunday

22 APRIL 2019 — monday

23 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

24 APRIL 2019 — wednesday

    NORTH:
  • Thousand Oaks Library presents Ron Fullerton reading poetry in the bimonthly series, hosted by Ken Jones, open mic, share your work, Thousand Oaks, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, free, 6:00 (805/498-2139, www.tolibrary.org)
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25 APRIL 2019 — thursday

26 APRIL 2019 — friday

27 APRIL 2019 — saturday

28 APRIL 2019 — sunday

29 APRIL 2019 — monday

30 APRIL 2019 — tuesday


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