Connecting Cultures

06/28/2018 - 8:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

POETS & WRITERS presents CONNECTING CULTURES, our 8th annual cross-cultural reading in Los Angeles. Since 1989, P&W's Readings & Workshops program has sponsored thousands of literary events in California, connecting diverse writers with diverse audiences. To celebrate this ongoing initiative, we ask R&W partner organizations to present some of their favorite local poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Join us! FREE

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Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

Caeli Wolfson Widger

05/29/2018 - 6:30pm
Fiction
Reading

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Caeli Wolfson Widger to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, Mother of Invention on Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm. Joining her in conversation will be author Julia Fierro. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. 

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DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Bloomsday 2018

06/16/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

James Joyce’s eyebrow-raising poetic language paints a vivid picture of a varied cast of characters on one summer day in Dublin. This year’s Bloomsday celebration features dramatic readings from Ulysses by veteran actors Sile Bermingham, James Lancaster, John Lee, Sonya Macari, and Johnny O’Callaghan and Irish songs performed by musicians Jared Jones, Kathryn Lillich, and Neal Stulberg. The celebration continues in the courtyard with Guinness and live Irish music by Rattle the Knee. Organized by Stanley Breitbard and directed by Darcie Crager.

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Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Joanna Novak and Joseph Scapellato

06/03/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Joanna Novak, the author of the novel I Must Have You, and Joseph Scapellato, the author of the story collection Big Lonesome.  Join us for a reading and a Q&A.

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The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Fran Hawthorne

05/27/2018 - 3:00pm
Fiction
Reading

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Fran Hawthorne to the store to discuss and sign her debut novel The Heirs on Sunday, May 27th at 3:00 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.

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DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Nicole Cooley, Donna Masini and Lee Briccetti @ Shakespeare and Company

06/05/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join poets Donna Masini, Nicole Cooley & Lee Briccetti for the publication of their new books!

Donna Masini is the author of two previous collections of poetry and a novel. Her new book is titled 4:30 Movie!. Lee Briccetti is the long-time Executive Director of Poets House. She recently published Blue Guide. Nicole Cooley has published five collections of poetry. Her just published book is titled Of Marriage.

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Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets
New York, NY 10065

Summer Writing Workshops

06/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Workshop

Our writing workshops are for creative writers of any experience level, from those just starting out, to seasoned writers. 

Our weeknight workshops are:

Experiments in Writing 

Instructor: Laurel Foglia 

 

Introduction to Poetry Writing

Instructor: Natasha Mijares 

 

Poetry from Page to Stage: Writing + Performance 

Instructor: Timothy David Rey 

 

Weekend Workshops include:

The Yes Within: Writing the Body

Instructor: Daniel Woody

 

Dreaming in Real Time

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Literacenter
651 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661

826DC Releases SPIT FIRE

05/30/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading

826DC is thrilled to unveil our latest book project written by DC students. Introducing “Spit Fire,” a powerful and timely collection of social justice poetry by students from the SEED Public Charter School of Washington, DC. Join us May 30 at the new Wharf location of Politics & Prose to hear exclusive student readings from the new book and mingle with recently published young authors. Proceeds from "Spit Fire" and all other 826DC publications directly support free writing programs and help amplify the voices of DC youth.

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Politics & Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Caroline Odom
2025251074

BINDERY: Jared A. Brock / The Road to Dawn

06/17/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

The Bindery hosts Jared Brock, in town to present his new book The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War and the corresponding 39-minute documentary film Josiah, narrated by Danny Glover, which we will screen before a Q&A and signing. Join us!

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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The Bindery

Bookswap at the Bindery: Pride! edition

06/13/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk

June is for Pride! So this month, we're asking you to bring, like, the queerest book you love. Maybe you love a lesbian road trip mystery, or a peachy bisexual love story set somewhere in Northern Italy, or a memoir from your favorite trans rockstar: bring on all the gay books! All of them.

And if that isn't your cup of tea, bring any book you love and want other people to love. Mostly, Bookswap is a social event, so bring a book and a friend, enjoy a premium cocktail, and relax in our cozy space.

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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The Bindery

BINDERY: Turk & Divis / Quiet Lightning album release party

06/12/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Performance

Turk & Divis (Evan and Miles Karp) launch the Quiet Lightning album, featuring 11 tracks of original music scored to excerpts of 50 Bay Area writers performing live in last year's QL shows. 

Come celebrate! Activities include:

> A listening/screening party

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

The Writer's Hotel fiction and nonfiction writers at The Cornelia Street Café!

06/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

The Writer's Hotel at The Cornelia Street Café! Come hear bold new fiction and nonfiction. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel. 

TWH fiction and nonfiction writers, reading on Friday, June 8th: Gary Seigel, Jamie Hare, Jean Waterman, Laura Goodman, Jodi Reneé Lang, Emily Sater, Gwen Mullins and KD Doucouré. Emcees are Adeeba Afshan Rana and Erica Vega. 

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The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street at W. 4th
New York, NY 10014

Charlie LeDuff presents SH*TSHOW!

06/04/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Charlie LeDuff to the store to discuss his new book, Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great, on Wednesday, June 6th at 7pm. 

A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy’s ranch to Donald Trump’s unstoppable campaign for President–at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.

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East Bay Bookselles
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

The Writer's Hotel poets at The Cornelia Street Café!

06/09/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading

The Writer's Hotel at The Cornelia Street Café! Come hear bold new poetry. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel. 

TWH poets, reading on Saturday, June 9, 6-7:30 PM: Martha Kalin, Heidi Seaborn, Cindy Huyser, James E. Trask, Linda Belans, C.W. Emerson, Sarah T. Jewell and Scott Branks del Llano. Emcees are Adeeba Afshan Rana and Erica Vega. 

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The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street at W. 4th
New York, NY 10014

The Writer's Hotel poets at Bowery Poetry!

06/11/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading

The Writer's Hotel poets at Bowery Poetry!  Come hear bold new poetry. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel.  

TWH poets, reading on June 11, 5:30-7:30:  Doris Ferleger, Tanner Stening, Bosch Jones, Amy M. Alvarez, Lee Woodman, Barbara Tramonte, Zoe Stoller, Tania De Rozario, Scott McDaniel, Marcia B. Loughran and Adeeba Afshan Rana. 

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Bowery Poetry
308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

The Writer's Hotel fiction and nonfiction writers at Bowery Poetry!

06/10/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

The Writer's Hotel fiction and nonfiction writers at Bowery Poetry!  Come hear bold new fiction and nonfiction. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel.  

This is the first of two TWH 2018 readings at Bowery Poetry!  TWH fiction and nonfiction writers, reading on June 10, 7-9 PM: Mimi Drop, Caren Siegel, Mary Lou Northern, Stephen Bryant, Debra L. Winegarten, Virginia Watts, Beth Grossman, Claire Solomon, Vicki Cohen, Mike Murphey and Erica Vega.  

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Bowery Poetry
308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Poetry Flash -- featuring Kim Addonizio, Donna Masini, and Brittany Perham

06/24/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Poetry
Reading

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, June 24th at 3pm. The month's feature poets are Kim Addonizio, Donna Masini, and Brittany Perham.

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East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

Elisabeth Cohen: The Glitch

05/23/2018 - 6:30pm
Fiction
Reading

A fast, funny, deeply hilarious debut, The Glitch is the story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a major glitch in her over-scheduled, over-staffed, over-worked life.

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Kramerbooks
1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Rudy Namdar: The Ruined House

06/07/2018 - 6:30pm
Fiction
Reading

The Ruined House is the first novel by Ruby Namdar, a work that marks the arrival of an important writer and sets a new standard in Jewish-American literature. A tale of the collision between tradition and contemporary life, it tells the story of Andrew Cohen, a professor at NYU whose happy, meticulously-arranged world begins to mysteriously unravel, disrupted by visions of an ancient religious ritual. Beautiful, mesmerizing, and unsettling, The Ruined House unfolds over the course of one year as Andrew's world unravels and he is forced to question all of his beliefs.

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Kramerbooks
1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Literary Guide to Washington DC with Busboys and Poets

06/28/2018 - 6:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

The site of a thriving literary tradition, Washington, DC, has been the home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers, including Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Henry Adams, Langston Hughes, Sinclair Lewis, and Zora Neale Hurston. DC poet and author Kim Roberts will discuss her new book, A Literary Guide to Washington, DC, which offers a guide to the city’s rich literary history.

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Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

826DC Reading with Busboys and Poets Books

06/14/2018 - 5:30pm
Poetry
Reading

Local youth writing nonprofit 826DC is thrilled to unveil its latest student publication by young authors from the SEED School of Washington. Reading excerpts from this new collection of poetry will be the writing mentors who supported students through the course of their year-long book project, from first draft to professionally bound publication. All proceeds from the book support 826DC's free writing programs for DC students.

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Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Pamela Druckerman - There Are No Grown-Ups

05/31/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

As she embarked on her forties, Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bébé, threw herself a party, then almost stayed away. She didn’t know what to expect—or what others would expect of her, now that she was no longer young but not really middle-aged. Expanding on her popular New York Times column, “What You Learn in Your Forties,” Druckerman set out to map this terra incognita, doing for the transitional decade what Lena Dunham did for the twenties and Nora Ephron for the sixties.

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Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

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