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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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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

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  • Robert Gordon discusses his new collection of essays Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music's Hometown, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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28 APRIL 2018 — saturday

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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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