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9 APRIL 2017 — sunday

10 APRIL 2017 — monday

11 APRIL 2017 — tuesday

12 APRIL 2017 — wednesday

    SOUTH:
  • Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library presents "A Celebration of National Poetry Month," featuring readings by poets who are included in the 2016-17 San Diego Annual, and poems by the recipients of their inaugural Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, open to public, Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, Point Loma, free, 6:30 (619/531-1539, www.sandiego.gov)
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13 APRIL 2017 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • The EP Foster Library features a poetry reading by Jon Caligiuri, SPLASH!, 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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14 APRIL 2017 — friday

15 APRIL 2017 — saturday

16 APRIL 2017 — sunday

17 APRIL 2017 — monday

18 APRIL 2017 — tuesday

19 APRIL 2017 — wednesday

20 APRIL 2017 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • The monthly CAM Book Club meets to discuss novelist Laline Paull's debut book, The Bees, a brilliantly imagined dystopian society set within a beehive, Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard, CAM members free, $4 non-members, 6:00 (805/385-8158, www.carnegieam.org)
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21 APRIL 2017 — friday

22 APRIL 2017 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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.: Luis J. Rodriguez, Borrowed Bones; 10:20 a.m.: Rigoberto Gonzalez, Unpeopled Eden; 10:40 a.m.: James Galvin, Everything We Always Knew Was True; 11:00 a.m.: Terese Svoboda, Professor Harriman's Steam Air-Ship; 11:20 a.m.: Christopher Buckley, Star Journal: Selected Poems; 11:40 a.m.: Stephen Yenser, Stone Fruit; Noon: Phillis Levin, Mr. Memory & Other Poems; 12:30: Carol Muske-Dukes, Twin Cities, Blue Rose, and Dawn McGuire, American Dream with Exit Wound; 1:00: BLUNT RESEARCH GROUP, The Work-Shy; 1:20: Mark Irwin, A Passion According to Green; 1:40: Hélène Cardona, Beyond Elsewhere, Life in Suspension; 2:00: Ishion Hutchinson, House of Lords and Commons; 2:20: William Wenthe, God's Foolishness: Poems'; 2:40: David Baker, Scavenger Loop; 3:00: Patrick Rosal, Brooklyn Antediluvian; 3:20: Molly Bendall, Watchful; 3:40: Alex Dimitrov, Together and by Ourselves; 4:00: Vievee Francis, Forest Primeval; 4:20: Joshua Bennett, The Sobbing School; 4:40: Chris Santiago, Tula; 5:00: Safiya Sinclair, Cannibal; 5:20: Marjorie Becker, Jeanette Marie Clough, and Mariano Zaro, Angle of Reflection; 5:40: spoken word performance by Get Lit Players; University of Southern California, 850 West 37th Street, Los Angeles, panels and indoor conversations are free but require tickets available on site or online, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 (events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks)
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23 APRIL 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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.: Laurel Ann Bogen, Psychosis in the Produce Department; 10:20 a.m.: Phillip B. Williams, Thief in the Interior; 10:40 a.m.: Morgan Parker, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé; 11:00 a.m.: Robyn Schiff, A Woman of Property; 11:20 a.m.: Sholeh Wolpe, The Conference of the Birds; 11:40 a.m.: Monica Youn, Blackacre: Poems; Noon: David St. John, The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems; 12:30: Andrew Wessels, A Turkish Directory, and Elena Karina Byrne, Squander; 1:00: Anna Journey, The Atheist Wore Goat Silk; 1:20: Jane Mead, World of Made and Unmade; 1:40: Bruce Willard, Violent Blues; 2:00: Amy Uyematsu, Basic Vocabulary, with bass accompaniment by Taiji Miyagawa; 2:20: Michael Miller, The First Thing Mastered, Angels in Seven; 2:40: Kim Dower, Last Train to the Missing Planet; 3:00: James Meetze, Phantom Hour; 3:40: Michelle Bitting, The Couple Who Fell To Earth; 4:00: Rickey Laurentiis, Boy with Thorn; 4:20: Carol V. Davis, Because I Cannot Leave This Body; 4:40: Yuyutsu Sharma, Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems; University of Southern California, 850 West 37th Street, Los Angeles, panels and indoor conversations are free but require tickets available on site or online, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 (events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks)
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  • Poetry at the Claremont Library presents a reading by Ruth Nolan, No Place for a Puritan, and Elder Zamora, the series takes place every fourth Sunday, The Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 2:00 (909/621-4902, www.colapublib.org/libs/claremont)
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24 APRIL 2017 — monday

25 APRIL 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • SMC Spring Literary Series presents a reading by poet and fiction writer Siel Ju from her latest novel-in-stories, Cake Time, Santa Monica College, HSS 165, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, free, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 (310/434-4000, www.smc.edu/ACG/Associates/Pages/Events.aspx)
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26 APRIL 2017 — wednesday

27 APRIL 2017 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by John White 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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28 APRIL 2017 — friday

29 APRIL 2017 — saturday

30 APRIL 2017 — sunday


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