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4 FEBRUARY 2017 — saturday

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  • Poetry in Motion: "Siren's Songs," produced by Eve Brandstein, features readings and performances by Diane Sherry Case, Amelie Frank, Barra Grant, Vicki Juditz, Suzanne Lummis, Dina Regine, Maggie Rowe, and others, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, advance tickets $15/$20 door/$10 students, seniors/$8 members, purchase advance tickets online at Eventbrite, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • An afternoon of short stories with fiction writer Dale Heard, Empty Pockets, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 3:00-4:30 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • Sociologist Lizbet Simmons discusses her book, The Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (323/660-1175, www.skylighbooks.com)
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  • Ruth Spiro reads from and signs her new children's books, Baby Loves Quarks! and Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering, for a signed copy, purchase at least one copy of this author's new book from Vroman's, then three additional copies from home may also be signed, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 10:30 (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Poetry and fiction reading by graduate students of the University of California, Irvine MFA Creative Writing Program, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 5:00-7:00 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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5 FEBRUARY 2017 — sunday

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  • The Baggage Review Presents is a monthly get-together with a revolving group of bands, singers and songwriters play and read their poetry, song lyrics, or otherwise incorporate spoken word into their music performance, hosted by the improvisational band Baggage, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds, 2:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Beyond Baroque First Sunday Open Reading, featured reader to be announced, hosted by Steve Goldman, five-minute limit, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free/$5 donation, sign up 4:45, reading 5:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Michael Locke, contributing writer and photographer for Los Feliz Observer, and community activist and professor Vincent Brook present their book, Silver Lake Bohemia, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • Poets Leslie Monsour, Earth's Beauty, Desire, & Loss, and Georgia Heard, Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky, discuss and sign The Woman in This Poem: Women's Voices in Poetry, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, free, 3:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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6 FEBRUARY 2017 — monday

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  • Fiction writers Len Vlahos and Leah Thomas present and sign their books, Life in a Fishbowl and Nowhere Near You, for a signed copy, purchase at least one copy of this author's new book from Vroman's, then three additional copies from home may also be signed, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 6:30 (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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7 FEBRUARY 2017 — tuesday

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  • Novelist S. Jae-Jones reads from and signs Wintersong, and discusses her novel with fiction writer Marie Lu, for a signed copy, purchase at least one copy of this author's new book from Vroman's, then three additional copies from home may also be signed, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 7:00 (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, novelist and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Sympathizer, reads from his new collection of short stories, The Refugees, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • Remix Reading Series presents An Evening of Poetry with Peter Everwine, Listening Long and Late, Remix Reading Series, Tokyo Garden, 1711 Fulton Street, Fresno, free, 8:00-9:00 (619/261-2524, remixreadings@gmail.com)
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8 FEBRUARY 2017 — wednesday

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  • Young adult writer Stephanie Barber discusses and signs her debut YA novel, Caraval with YA writer Jessica Cluess, A Shadow Bright and Burning, for a signed copy, purchase at least one copy of this author's new book from Vroman's, then three additional copies from home may also be signed, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 6:00 (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Joel Whitney, co-founder and editor of Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics, discusses his new book, Finks: How the C.I.A Tricked the World's Best Writers, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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9 FEBRUARY 2017 — thursday

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  • Young Adult writer Carrie Arcos,Out of Reach, reads from her new YA novel, Crazy Messy Beautiful, where sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz confronts love, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • Award-winning screenplay writer Elan Mastai discusses and signs his first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, about a techno-utopian paradise, for a signed copy, purchase at least one copy of this author's new book from Vroman's, then three additional copies from home may also be signed, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 7:00 (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • The EP Foster Library features a reading to celebrate Lummix 5 at its weekly poetry series hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, share your own work, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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10 FEBRUARY 2017 — friday

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  • Poetry reading by Kevin Opstedal, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, and Julien Poirier, Out of Print, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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11 FEBRUARY 2017 — saturday

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  • Love Poem Writing Workshop with Kim Dower, learn to write a love poem with the Poet Laureate of West Hollywood and author of three collections of poetry, Last Train to the Missing Planet, Vroman's Bookstore, Atrium, 709 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 120, Pasadena, $120 for the session, 9:00 a.m.-noon (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Fiction authors MG Hennessey, Kristin Clark, and Brie Spangler present and sign their latest titles, The Other Boy, Jess, Chunk & the Road Trip to Infinity, and Beast, followed by a conversation about trans-characters in literature for kids, for a signed copy, purchase at least one copy of the new book from Vroman's, then three additional copies from home may also be signed, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 4:00 (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Illustrator Maral Sassouni presents and signs her debut book, The Green Umbrella, a tale of imagination, sharing, and friendship, for a signed copy, purchase at least one copy of this author's new book from Vroman's, then three additional copies from home may also be signed, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 10:30 a.m. (626/449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com)
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  • Tony nominee Marcia Rodd directs this debut staged reading of a new work by playwright/novelist Richard Setlowe, L.A. Women: The Confession, a middle-aged actress at the end of her rope recounts her life and career, this presentation stars Robin Ray Eller, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Poet and novelist Clifton Snider reads from his new poetry collection, The Beatle Bump, all about The Beatles rock 'n' roll band, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 3:00-4:30 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • The Arcade Poetry Series presents a poetry reading by Alicia Morris Soto, her work is featured in Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature By Women, and Nancy-Jean Pement, whose work has appeared in The Moorpark Review, hosted by Jackson Wheeler, Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard, $5/CAM members free, 6:00 (805/385-8158, www.carnegiem.org)
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  • Live from the CORE Poetry Series features poets Dian Sousa, The Marvels Recorded in my Private Closet, and L.I. Henley, These Friends These Rooms, CORE Winery Tasting Room, 105 W. Clark Avenue, Old Orcutt, free, 7:30-10:00 (805/937-1600, www.corewine.com)
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12 FEBRUARY 2017 — sunday

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  • Orange County: A Literary Field Guide book launch celebration with editiors Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 3:00-4:30 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • "Enemy In The Garden: Anti-Semitism in America, Fact or Fiction?" event with thriller writer Harriet Pike, Enemy in the Garden: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense, in a conversation with Rick Eaton, Simon Wiesenthal's Co-Director of Digital Terrorism and Hate Project, followed by a Q&A session on the reality of anti-semitism in today's America, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Soap Box Open Reading, hosted by Jessica Wilson, five-minute limit, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free/donations welcomed, sign up 1:45, reading 2:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Fiction and nonfiction writer Mark Sundeen discusses his new book, The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America, it follows a diverse group of Americans, urban and rural, female and male, black and white, on their complicated quest for a simpler life, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • Poetry at the Steynberg reading series features Virginia Mariposa Dale, from Santa Barbara, and Tim Tipton, from Ventura, Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, 3:00 (www.languageofthesoul.org)
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13 FEBRUARY 2017 — monday

14 FEBRUARY 2017 — tuesday

15 FEBRUARY 2017 — wednesday

16 FEBRUARY 2017 — thursday

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  • Novelist Steve Erickson, Zeroville, reads from his newest, Shadowbahn, the chronicle of a weird road trip into the meaning of American identity and of America itself, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • The EP Foster Library features a poetry reading by Louise Westerhout at its weekly series hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, share your own work, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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  • Writing to the Heart: Falling in Love with Yourself, a workshop with Lara Eisenberg, includes writing prompts that involve connecting with heart's desire, San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Second Floor, San Diego, members: $30/nonmembers: $36, 7:00-8:30 (616/696-0363, www.sandiegowriters.org)
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17 FEBRUARY 2017 — friday

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  • L.A. poet Lin Benedek celebrates her debut book, I Was Going to Be a Cowgirl, with a reading of "fearlessly earthy poetry," poets Alexis Rhone Fancher and Susan Hayden also read, reception and book signing to follow, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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18 FEBRUARY 2017 — saturday

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  • "Thinking With Sound: A Voice Class for Writers" workshop with Marie Chambers, 2014 winner of the Tallahassee Writers Association annual prize for creative non-fiction, explore how the physicality of spoken word impacts the emotional and intellectual powers of written word, limited to 15 participants, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $50/$30 for members/$15 to audit, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa discusses her nonfiction book, Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative, with Philadelphia-based artist Martha Rich, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (323/660-1175, www.skylight.com)
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  • Lummox Press-Scott Wannberg Tribute: celebrate the ten years the late poet and bookseller Scott Wannberg, "ambassador of Yes!," spent as a regular contributor to Lummox Press, featuring his friends and other surprises, food, drink, and copies on sale, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Mystery authors Janet Lynn and Will Zeilinger read from and sign copies of their new mystery in their Skylar Drake series, Desert Ice, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 3:00-4:30 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • "So Say We All's Long Story Short," improv storytelling night, five-minute stories told by audience, no notes, anyone can take stage, sign up when arriving or halfway through the show, San Diego Writers, Ink, The Ink Spot, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, 7:00-9:00 (616/696-0363, www.sandiegowriters.org)
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19 FEBRUARY 2017 — sunday

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  • Jon Hess in conversation with actor extraordinaire Xander Berkeley, Walking Dead, to discuss the art of action in cinema, Jon Hess will be joined by Richard Modiano, Beyond Baroque Executive Director, and Quentin Ring, Beyond Baroque Assistant Director, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 7:30 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Joanna Hoffman reads from her debut full-length poetry collection, Running for Trap Doors, on family dynamics, lesbian bars, religion, emoticons, and inner demons, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • Lunch BB 30, a new monthly program bringing together writers of prose, poetry and creative non-fiction, presents a reading by Eve Brandstein, Brendan Constantine, Greg Cope, and more, hosted by Jon Hess, Richard Modiano, and Quentin Ring, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 4:30 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Moonday Poetry Reading Series features Amy Uyematsu, Basic Vocabulary, and Lucia Galloway, The Garlic Peelers, Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, 4:00 (818/790-0717, moondaypoetry.com)
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20 FEBRUARY 2017 — monday

21 FEBRUARY 2017 — tuesday

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  • Cartoonist and illustrator Vanessa Davis launches her new graphic memoir, Spaniel Rage, the chronicle of her life as a single woman in New York, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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22 FEBRUARY 2017 — wednesday

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  • Emily Fridlund reads from her debut novel, History of Wolves, which follows fourteen-year-old Linda as she makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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23 FEBRUARY 2017 — thursday

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  • John Darnielle reads from his new novel, Universal Harvester, signing follows, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free but ticket required for signing, purchase copy of book to receive ticket, tickets available February 7, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • Reading by acclaimed poet Robert Pinsky, At the Foundling Hospital, former U.S. Poet Laureate for three terms, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, free tickets required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program, arrive early, paid parking under the museum, 7:30 (hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/02/robert-pinsky)
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  • The EP Foster Library features a poetry reading by Lance Mason at its weekly series hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, share your own work, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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24 FEBRUARY 2017 — friday

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  • The Annual Three Doug Night reading returns with new work by poets F. Douglas Brown, Douglas Kearney, and Doug Knott, hosted by Wyatt Underwood, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free to members, 8:00 (310,822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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25 FEBRUARY 2017 — saturday

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  • Science fiction author William Davidson signs his new book, The Remnant, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 3:00-4:30 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • Nonfiction writer Sarah Manguso, Ongoingness, discusses her new book, 300 Arguments, a foray into the frontier of contemporary nonfiction, with Ethan Nosowsky, Editorial Eirector at Graywolf Press, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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  • Poetry reading by Ruth Susskind-Schneider, daughter of Jewish immigrants, she reflects in her poetry the rich texture of her early childhood in Brooklyn to life in Venice since the 1960s, hosted by Mariano Zaro, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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26 FEBRUARY 2017 — sunday

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  • Poetry at the Claremont Library presents a reading by Lory Bedikian, The Book of Lamenting, and Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas, Serious Longing, the series takes place every fourth Sunday, The Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, free, 2:00 (909/621-4902, www.colapublib.org/libs/claremont)
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  • Nebraska Girl monthly open reading, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, sign up 1:30, reading 2:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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27 FEBRUARY 2017 — monday

28 FEBRUARY 2017 — tuesday


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