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Luis J. Rodriguez

LA Times Festival of Books: Luis J. Rodriguez, Rigoberto Gonzales, more

22 APRIL 2017 — saturday

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.: Luis J. Rodriguez, Borrowed Bones; 10:20 a.m.: Rigoberto Gonzalez, Unpeopled Eden; 10:40 a.m.: James Galvin, Everything We Always Knew Was True; 11:00 a.m.: Terese Svoboda, Professor Harriman's Steam Air-Ship; 11:20 a.m.: Christopher Buckley, Star Journal: Selected Poems; 11:40 a.m.: Stephen Yenser, Stone Fruit; Noon: Phillis Levin, Mr. Memory & Other Poems; 12:30: Carol Muske-Dukes, Twin Cities, Blue Rose, and Dawn McGuire, American Dream with Exit Wound; 1:00: BLUNT RESEARCH GROUP, The Work-Shy; 1:20: Mark Irwin, A Passion According to Green; 1:40: Hélène Cardona, Beyond Elsewhere, Life in Suspension; 2:00: Ishion Hutchinson, House of Lords and Commons; 2:20: William Wenthe, God's Foolishness: Poems'; 2:40: David Baker, Scavenger Loop; 3:00: Patrick Rosal, Brooklyn Antediluvian; 3:20: Molly Bendall, Watchful; 3:40: Alex Dimitrov, Together and by Ourselves; 4:00: Vievee Francis, Forest Primeval; 4:20: Joshua Bennett, The Sobbing School; 4:40: Chris Santiago, Tula; 5:00: Safiya Sinclair, Cannibal; 5:20: Marjorie Becker, Jeanette Marie Clough, and Mariano Zaro, Angle of Reflection; 5:40: spoken word performance by Get Lit Players; University of Southern California, 850 West 37th Street, 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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Southern California

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11 DECEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents "Joy to the World!" a celebration the holiday season in storytelling, poetry, and song, an evening of lively variety arts programming hosted by Eric Vollmer, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 5:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Monday Night Fiction weekly workshop with Barra Grant, short story writer, screenwriter, and playwright, focuses on narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, bring two to three pages of fiction for critique and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Beyond Baroque presents Soap Box Poets: This is Your Home, "bring your words, the mic is yours," five minute limit, hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations accepted, sign up at 1:45, reading 2:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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12 DECEMBER 2017 — tuesday

13 DECEMBER 2017 — wednesday

14 DECEMBER 2017 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Michael C. Ford 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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15 DECEMBER 2017 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Beyond Baroque presents new poetry from three Squaw Valley Community of Writers alumni: Dan Bellm, Deep Well, Lynne Thompson, Beg No Pardon, and Sarah Maclay, co-author of The "She" Series, hosted by acclaimed poet David St. John, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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16 DECEMBER 2017 — saturday

17 DECEMBER 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Beyond Baroque presents Beyond Words, a reading series that presents work by innovative and influential writers of prose, poetry, and creative nonfiction, hosted by Jon Hess, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 2:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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18 DECEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Monday Night Fiction weekly workshop with Barra Grant, short story writer, screenwriter, and playwright, focuses on narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, bring two to three pages of fiction for critique and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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19 DECEMBER 2017 — tuesday

20 DECEMBER 2017 — wednesday

21 DECEMBER 2017 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Scott Struman 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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22 DECEMBER 2017 — friday

23 DECEMBER 2017 — saturday

24 DECEMBER 2017 — sunday

25 DECEMBER 2017 — monday

26 DECEMBER 2017 — tuesday

27 DECEMBER 2017 — wednesday

28 DECEMBER 2017 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Tim Tipton 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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29 DECEMBER 2017 — friday

30 DECEMBER 2017 — saturday

31 DECEMBER 2017 — sunday


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