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Juan Felipe Herrera

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Juan Felipe Herrera, Carine Topal, more

21 APRIL 2018 — 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.: Juan Felipe Herrera, Jabberwalking; 10:20 a.m.: Carine Topal, In Order of Disappearance; 10:40 a.m.: David Baker, Scavenger Loop; 11:00 a.m.: Carol Muske-Dukes, Blue Rose; 11:20 a.m.: Shane McCrae, In the Language of my Captor; 11:40 a.m.: Alessandra Lynch, Daylily Called it a Dangerous Moment; Noon: Patricia Smith, Incendiary Art; 12:30: Wendy Willis, A Long Late Pledge, and Brittany Perham, Double Portrait; 1:00: Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash; 1:20: David St. John, The Last Troubadour; 1:40: Mary Jo Bang, A Doll For Throwing; 2:00: Ron Koertge, Olympusville; 2:20: Dana Levin, Banana Palace; 2:40: Evie Shockley, semiautomatic; 3:00: Cyrus Cassells, The Gospel According to Wild Indigo; 3:20: Christopher Merrill, reading from selected works; 3:40: Tarfia Faizullah, Registers of Illuminated Villages; 4:00: David Mason, The Sound; 4:20: Margo Berdeshevsky, Before the Drought; 4:40: Ari Banias, Anybody; 5:00: Peggy Shumaker, Cairn; 5:20: Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus; 5:40: musical performance by L.A. River Bend; visit Poetry Flash and Red Hen Press at Booth 182, see Poetry Flash broadsides and exciting new books from Red Hen; 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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20 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

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  • Jonathan Evison reads from and signs his coming-of-age novel Lawn Boy, to get a book signed purchase at least one copy from Vroman's, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed, save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line, Vroman's Books, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, free, 7:00 (www.vromansbookstore.com)
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21 MARCH 2019 — thursday

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  • Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller read from and sign their new thriller set in Tokyo, Red Hotel, to get a book signed purchase at least one copy from Vroman's, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed, save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line, Vroman's Books, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, free, 7:00 (www.vromansbookstore.com)
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22 MARCH 2019 — friday

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  • Novelist John McMahon reads from and signs his thriller, The Good Detective, to get a book signed purchase at least one copy from Vroman's, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed, save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line, Vroman's Books, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, free, 7:00 (www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Robbi Nester reads from her new poetry collection, Narrow Bridge, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/members free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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23 MARCH 2019 — saturday

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  • Barbara Abercrombie leads an all-level writing workshop, "Discovering Your Story," meets once a month for three hours using Barbara's book Kicking in the Wall, limited enrollment, Vroman's Books Meeting Room, next to the main store, 709 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 120, Pasadena, $70 per session, 9:00 a.m.-noon (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Swan Huntley leads an all-level writing workshop, "Getting Unstuck," the workshop aims to move writers through difficult moments in the writing process by decisions and readings, limited enrollment, Vroman's Books Meeting Room, next to the main store, 709 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 120, Pasadena, $70 per session, 1:30-4:30 (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Shonda Buchanan hosts a special tribute to the great playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, who passed away in 2018, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/members free, 7:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Valerie Wallace reads from her collection House of McQueen, winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry, selected by Vievee Francis, with poet Bruce Willard, Violent Blues, also from Four Way Books, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/members free, 4:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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24 MARCH 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • 7 Dudley Cinema presents experimental films with discussion and live music, with host Gerry Fialka, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, free, donations welcomed, 7:00 (310/822-3006, Laughtears.com, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Celebration for Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th Birthday, with live music, films, readers, and more; films screened feature "Golden Mouth," by Bob Branaman, "The Beats: An Existential Comedy," by Philomene Long; music by Ross Altman; featuring readings from Ferlinghetti's poetry and prose by Ross Altman, Bob Branaman, Michael C. Ford, S.A. Griffin, Susan Hayden, Richard Modiano, Pamela Mosher, Lorrain Perrotta, A. Razor, Bucky Sinister, Daniel Yaryan, Fred Whitlock, and special guests, with a panel discussion by City Lights Books stalwarts Bob Branaman and Pamela Mosher, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 1:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • The Nebraska Girl Open Reading, hosted by Wyatt Underwood, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, free, donations welcomed, sign up 1:30, reading 2:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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25 MARCH 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Matt De La Peña reads and signs the latest in his DC Icon series Superman: Dawnbreaker, to get a book signed purchase at least one copy from Vroman's, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed, save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line, Vroman's Books, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, free, 6:30 (www.vromansbookstore.com)
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26 MARCH 2019 — tuesday

27 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

28 MARCH 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Memoirist, poet, and performance artist David Mura in conversation with playwright Valina Hasu Houston, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/members free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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29 MARCH 2019 — friday

30 MARCH 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Garrick Beck, son of Julian Beck and Judith Malina, co-founders of The Living Theater, reads from his memoir True Stories, with a special rare performance by The Living Theater in person, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/members free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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31 MARCH 2019 — sunday

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  • Laurel Blossom reads from Longevity, a book-length narrative prose poem and poet Patrick Donnelly reads from his new collection of poetry, Little-Known Operas, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/members free, 4:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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