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Dorothy Barresi

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Gary Soto, Dorothy Barresi, Allison Joseph, more

22 APRIL 2018 — sunday

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.: Shauna Barbosa, Cape Verdean Blues; 10:20 a.m.: Gary Soto, The Elements of San Joaquin; 10:40 a.m.: Hieu Minh Nguyen, Not Here; 11:00 a.m.: Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf; 11:20 a.m.: Maurya Simon, The Wilderness; 11:40 a.m.: Carol Moldaw, Beauty Refracted; Noon: Susan Terris, Take Two; 12:30: Imani Tolliver, Runaway, and Steffi Drewes, Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow; 1:00: Kathy Fagan, Sycamore; 1:20: Sebastian Matthews, Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision; 1:40: Allison Joseph, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman; 2:00: Victoria Chang, Barbie Chang; 2:20: Dorothy Barresi, What We Did While We Made More Guns; 2:40: Allison Benis White, Please Bury Me in This; 3:00: Diana Arterian, Playing Monster::Seiche; 3:20: Gail Wronsky , Imperfect Pastorals; 3:40: Michael Waters, The Dean of Discipline; 4:00: Nan Cohen, Unfinished City; 4:20: Edoardo Ponti, Letters From a Young Father; 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.-5:00 (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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