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10 MAY 2017 — wednesday

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  • CSULA Department of Pan-African Studies presents its Tenth Annual Pan-African Studies Forum featuring world-renowned poet, writer, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid, Love Poems, Black Feeling, Black Talk/Black Judgment, more, California State University Los Angeles, Luckman Theatre, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, free to the public but reservations are required, tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office, 7:30-9:30 (Luckman Box Office: 323/343-6600; for information: 323/343-2290, or email: pas@calstatela.edu, www.calstatela.edu)
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  • Novelist, young adult, and children's book author Jill Santopolo signs and discusses her upcoming book, The Light We Lost, with novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and film producer Amy Ephron, One Sunday Morning, Book Soup Bookstore, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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11 MAY 2017 — thursday

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  • The EP Foster Library features a poetry reading by Joy Manesiotis 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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  • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents "A Memorial Tribute to David Meltzer," featuring artists, poets, musicians, and friends, the celebration includes artist George Herms; poet Julie Rogers, Street Warp; poet S.A. Griffin, They Swear We Don't Exist; poet and memoirist Frank T. Rios, Memoirs of a Street Poet; poet Tosh Berman, The Plum in Mr. Blum's Pudding; artist Bob Branaman; poet, essayist, and memoirist Mary Kerr, Sinners Welcome; Jim McAuley; poet and executive director of the Beyond Baroque Foundation Richard Modiano; jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Theo Saunders; singer Bonnie Tamblyn; more, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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12 MAY 2017 — friday

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  • Poet Christian Elder reads from and signs his new poetry collection, Sexting, a revelatory book exploring sex, love, race, and disconnection in the digital age, Book Soup Bookstore, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, free, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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13 MAY 2017 — saturday

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  • New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy discusses and reads from her memoir, Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir, chronicling the adventure and heartbreak of a woman who is free to do what she chooses, Book Soup Bookstore, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, free, 4:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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  • The Arcade Poetry Series presents a poetry reading by Jean Colonomos, Art Farm, and poet and short story writer Shelba Cole Robison, hosted by Jackson Wheeler and organized by Phil Taggart, Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard, $5/CAM members free, 6:00 (805/385-8158, www.carnegieam.org)
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14 MAY 2017 — sunday

15 MAY 2017 — monday

16 MAY 2017 — tuesday

17 MAY 2017 — wednesday

18 MAY 2017 — thursday

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  • Whiskey distiller Troy Ball in conversation with Coldplay's Chris Martin, discussing her memoir, Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey, co-authored by Bret Witter, book signing will follow; also available this evening is Marshall Stewart Ball's Kiss of God: The Wisdom of a Silent Child, a collection of inspirational and remarkable poetry by a handicapped, nonverbal, child prodigy writer and thinker, with preface by Troy Ball, Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, tickets for this event now available online, one ticket will include a copy of the book which will be handed out at the event, $31 (includes tax), 7:30 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com; tickets: www.eventbrite.com)
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  • The EP Foster Library features a poetry reading by Ron Koertge and Kim Dower 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 MAY 2017 — friday

20 MAY 2017 — saturday

21 MAY 2017 — sunday

22 MAY 2017 — monday

23 MAY 2017 — tuesday

24 MAY 2017 — wednesday

25 MAY 2017 — thursday

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  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Paul Willis 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 MAY 2017 — friday

27 MAY 2017 — saturday

28 MAY 2017 — sunday

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  • Poetry at the Claremont Library presents a reading by Kevin Riel and Mari Werner, the series takes place every fourth Sunday, The Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 2:00 (909/621-4902, www.colapublib.org/libs/claremont)
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29 MAY 2017 — monday

30 MAY 2017 — tuesday

31 MAY 2017 — wednesday


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