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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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    NORTH:
  • 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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    SOUTH:
  • 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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    SOUTH:
  • "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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    NORTH:
  • 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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