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8 JUNE 2018 — friday

9 JUNE 2018 — saturday

  • PEN America presents the 2018 Emerging Voices Fellows event, with fellows, alumni, and mentors in conversation for the 2019 application cycle, evening includes summer cocktails, short readings, a fellowship overview, and audience Q&A, featuring Jubi Arriola-Headley, Ron Dowell, Natalie Mislang Mann, Angele M. Sanchez, Francisco Uribe, and more, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (
  • Vroman's Bookstore Education Classes present "Memoir Writing: Childhood," a writing workshop with author Ann Hamer, Writing It Your Way: A Step-by-Step Guide to Telling Stories of Your Life, that focuses on your earliest memories, Vroman's Meeting Room, Suite 120, 709 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, $75 per person, $25 materials fee to be paid day of class, 9:30 a.m. to noon (
  • Illustrator Chris Robertson presents and signs his new children's book, If I Didn't Have You, with author Alan Katz, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, free, 10:30 a.m. (
  • Kathryn Roszak's Danse Lumière performs a dance noir, "Schubertiana," featuring Marissa Head, Alisha Ragon, Linnea Snyderman, and actor Earll Kingston, an homage with films and poetry inspired by Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer; her new short film based on Tranströmer's poetry, "Secrets," and "Östersjöar," James Wine's film adaptation of Tranströmer's poem, "Baltics," will be screened, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10 admission, $6 students/seniors, members free, 4:00 (

10 JUNE 2018 — sunday

  • Contributors Susie Bright, Jon Bailiff, Margaret Elysia Gracia, Seana Graham, Naomi Hirahara, Lou Mathews, Liza Monroy, and Tommy Moore discuss their new anthology, Santa Cruz Noir, with editor Susie Bright, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (

11 JUNE 2018 — monday

12 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

13 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

14 JUNE 2018 — thursday

  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Richard Jarette, The Beatitudes of Ekaterina, 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,

15 JUNE 2018 — friday

16 JUNE 2018 — saturday

17 JUNE 2018 — sunday

18 JUNE 2018 — monday

19 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

20 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

21 JUNE 2018 — thursday

22 JUNE 2018 — friday

23 JUNE 2018 — saturday

  • Beyond Baroque presents a two-part workshop with poet Dorothy Barresi, American Fanatics, that is focused on "aboutness" or, more specifically, overturning "aboutness," Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $50 general, $35 members, $15 auditors, limited to fifteen participants, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 (
  • The Jackson Wheeler Series 2018 presents poets Laure-Anne Bosselaar and Mary Ann McFadden, Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard, $4/members free/$2 seniors/$3 students and children, 6:00 (

24 JUNE 2018 — sunday

25 JUNE 2018 — monday

26 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

27 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

28 JUNE 2018 — thursday

  • Novelist Glen David Gold reads from his new memoir, I Will Be Complete: A Memoir, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (
  • Dan Pfeiffer discusses the subject of his book, Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump, with Pod Saves America co-hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, $52 ticket includes a copy of Yes We (Still) Can, 8:00 (
  • Vroman's Bookstore and Alta Journal present David Sedaris for a discussion on his new collection of personal essays, Calypso, signing to follow, no photography or video, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, admission $28, book signing only is also $28, 6:00-9:00 (

29 JUNE 2018 — friday

30 JUNE 2018 — saturday

  • Poet RD Armstrong reads from and discusses his new collection of poetry, Orphaned Words: Forgotten Poems and a Haphazard Life, with Brendan Constantine, Letter to Guns, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 4:00 (

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