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Kazim Ali

LA Times Festival of Books: Kazim Ali, Victoria Chang, Tess Taylor, more

21 APRIL 2024 — sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, hosted by the University of Southern California, is the largest free book festival in the Northern Hemisphere; this year's indoor and outdoor events will include over 200 conversations and performances, over 500 authors, with book signings, cooking demos, poetry readings, bilingual programming and more; POETRY STAGE SCHEDULE: 10:00 am: Victoria Chang, WITH MY BACK TO THE WORLD: Poems; 10:20 am: Kazim Ali, Sukun: New and Selected Poems; 10:40 am: Oliver de la Paz, THE DIASPORA SONNETS; 11:00 am: Tess Taylor, Leaning Toward the Light: Poems for Gardens & the Hands That Tend Them; 11:20 am: Cyrus Cassells, Is There Room for Another Horse on Your Horse Ranch?; 11:40 am: Jacqui Germain, Bittering the Wound; Noon: Megan Fernandes, I Do Everything I'm Told; 12:30 pm: Kaveh Akbar and Anahid Nersessian in conversation; 1:00 pm: Elizabeth Metzger, Lying In; 1:20 pm: Jubi Arriola-Headley, Bound: poems; 1:40 pm: Tennison S. Black, Survival Strategies; 2:00 pm: Lisa B. (Lisa Bernstein), God in Her Ruffled Dress; 2:20 pm: Diego Báez, Yaguareté White; 2:40 pm: Susan Rich, Blue Atlas; 3:00 pm: Saretta Morgan, Alt-Nature; 3:20 pm: Hélène Cardona, The Abduction; 3:40 pm: Mandy Kahn, Holy Doors; 4:00 pm: Jeremy Ra, Another Way of Loving Death; 4:20 pm: Jack Grapes, The Naked Eye; 4:40 pm: Poetry performance by Sofía Aguilar of WriteGirl; Poetry Flash (Booth 901), San Francisco's Manic D Press, and LA's Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center will be among more than 300 exhibitors at the outdoor event, University of Southern California, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, general admission is free, the festival will also feature ticketed events with authors and celebrities, outdoor programming doesn't require a ticket, 10:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT (For more information and to view the schedule of participants, visit: events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/schedule)




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23 MAY 2024 — thursday

  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes author and creator Miranda July, discussing her new novel, All Fours, Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $49, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.cityarts.net/event/miranda-july-4)

24 MAY 2024 — friday

25 MAY 2024 — saturday

  • Fourth Saturdays presents a reading with featured poets Tim Steele, Toward the Winter Solstice, and Angela Narciso Torres, Blood Orange, winner of the 2013 Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry, Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, free, 2:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry)

26 MAY 2024 — sunday

27 MAY 2024 — monday

28 MAY 2024 — tuesday

29 MAY 2024 — wednesday

30 MAY 2024 — thursday

  • City Lights Bookstore celebrates the publication of Gil Cuadros's latest collection, My Body Is Paper: Stories and Poems, hosted by editor Kevin Martin, professor Rafael Pérez-Torres, and filmmaker Amy Scholder with readings by Joseph Cassara, The House of Impossible Beauties, and Flavia Elisa Mora, City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: citylights.com/events/launch-party-for-gil-cuadros-my-body-is-paper)
  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring Diane Pendola, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, emceed by Michael Riedell, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, $5 suggested donation, 7:00 pm PDT (Email: innisfreeriedell@gmail.com for more information)
  • The Horror Writers Association presents Stokercon, the annual convention for horror genre authors; Guests of Honor include Jonathan Maberry, Rot & Ruin, Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World, and Paula Guran, New Cthulhu, with panels, the Bram Stoker Awards, readings, a dealer's room, parties, signings, and more, San Diego Mission Marriott Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, $300 in person or $75 virtual (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.stokercon2024.com)

31 MAY 2024 — friday

  • The Horror Writers Association presents Stokercon, the annual convention for horror genre authors of the horror genre; Guests of Honor include Jonathan Maberry, Rot & Ruin, Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World, and Paula Guran, New Cthulhu, with panels, the Bram Stoker Awards, readings, a dealer's room, parties, signings, and more, San Diego Mission Marriott Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, $300 in person or $75 virtual (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.stokercon2024.com)

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