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Jericho Brown

LA Times Festival of Books: Jericho Brown, Ilya Kaminsky, more

13 APRIL 2019 — 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.: Erica Jong, The World Began With Yes; 10:20 a.m.: Diane Seuss, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl; 10:40 a.m.: Carl Phillips, Wild is the Wind; 11:00 a.m.: Jericho Brown, The Tradition; 11:20 a.m.: Rigoberto Gonzales, The Book of Ruin; 11:40 a.m.: Rae Armantrout, Wobble; Noon: Chase Twichell, Things as it is; 12:30: Donna Spruijt-Metz, Slippery Surfaces; 12:45: Carol Muske-Dukes, Blue Rose; 1:00: Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic; 1:40: Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assasin; 2:00: Kathy Fagan, Sycamore; 2:20: Cyrus Cassells, Still Life With Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas; 2:40: Claudia Keelan, We Step into the Sea; 3:00: Charles Harper Webb, Sidebend World; 3:20: Deborah Landau, Soft Targets; 3:40: Ellen Dore Watson, Pray Me Stay Eager; 4:00: Dawn Lundy Martin, Good Stock Strange Blood; 4:20: Blas Falconer, Forgive the Body This Failure; 4:40: Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost Of; 5:00: Jos Charles, Feeld; 5:20: Joseph Rios, Shadowboxing: Poems & Impersonations; 5:40: Armine Iknadossian, All That Wasted Fruit; visit Poetry Flash and Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center at Booth 185, see Poetry Flash poem broadsides; 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 (

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25 FEBRUARY 2020 — tuesday

  • Gatsby's Writers Group welcomes all writers to come share their works-in-progress in a supportive environment, facilitated by Francisco Uribe, every Tuesday night, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 7:00 (562/208-5862,
  • John Sayles reads from his fifth novel, Yellow Earth, set in the aftermath of a shayle oil discovery under Yellow Earth, North Dakota, and the Three Nations Indian reservation; he is a screenwriter, actor, and director whose work includes Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominees Passion Fish and Lone Star, and National Book Award and the National Critics’ Circle Award-nominee Union Dues, Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (

26 FEBRUARY 2020 — wednesday

  • Marcia Chatelain, South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, discusses her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, on the untold history of the relationship between fast food and black wealth in America, in conversation with Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in partnership with MoAD and Green Apple Books, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $20/members ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200,

27 FEBRUARY 2020 — thursday

  • Gatsby's Literary Women Book Club, new members welcome, every fourth Thursday, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 7:00 (562/208-5862,
  • Poetry reading by Scott Charles, Soft Water, open mic to follow, hosted by Phil Taggart, Ventura County Poet Laureate, EP Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free, 7:30 (

28 FEBRUARY 2020 — friday

29 FEBRUARY 2020 — saturday

  • Cafe Society presents Jenny Odell, multi-disciplinary artist, on her recent book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00-9:00 (
  • The Ellyn Maybe Band, a poetry/music group formed in 2010, who have performed across the U.S and Europe, presents Ellyn Maybe's Poetry Rodeo, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 8:00 (
  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, monthly literary reading series, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, two featured readers to be announced, theme to be announced at the end of the January reading, hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, show 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK,

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