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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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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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