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8 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

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  • Annie Fadiman discusses and signs her new memoir The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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9 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

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  • Beverly Gray discusses and signs her latest book, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How "The Graduate" Became the Touchstone of a Generation, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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10 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

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  • Mira Bartok discusses and signs her debut novel The Wonderling, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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  • Kristina Marie Darling reads from her new poetry book, Dark Horse, special guests to be announced, hosted by Richard Modiano, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 4:30 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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11 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

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  • Richard Boch discusses and signs his memoir The Mudd Club, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 4:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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  • Celebration for MEDIA's new poetry and short fiction anthology, The Other Side of Violet, featuring Alejandro Escudé, Alexis Rhone Fancher, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescu, Doug Knott, Tanya Ko Hong, Julian Mithra, and Tina Yang, hosted by Jane Ormerod, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 4:30 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Book reading and signing with Marc Zimmerman from his new book of "memoir fictions," Lines on the Border, about his experiences with the United Farm Workers and a San Diego Barrio theater workshop, also reading: Salvadoran author Carolina Rivera, …after, and San Fernando Valley's own Guatemalan poet, Adolfo Hernandez, with Chilean singer/guitarist Angela Roa, Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar, 3:00 (info@tiachucha.org, www.tiachucha.org)
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  • Live from the CORE Poetry Series features poets Rick Lupert, creator of the Poetry Super Highway and host of the Cobalt Café reading series for over twenty years, and poet and author Nels Christianson, with emcee Michael McLaughlin, open reading, 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 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

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  • Beyond Baroque presents Spillway #25, hosted by San Francisco poet Susan Terris, So Cal poet Lynne Thompson, and Tebot Bach editor Mifanwy Kaiser, featuring Southern California poets from Spillway #25, including Ralph Angel, Mary Angelino, Dorothy Barresi, Jean Barrett Holloway, Vedran Husic, Holaday Mason, Jim Natal, Candace Pearson, Cathie Sandstrom, David St. John, Chad Sweeney, Lynne Thompson, Gloria Vando, and the new Spillway editors, poets Marsha de la O and Phil Taggart, Ventura County Poet Laureate, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 4:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Mick Foley discusses and signs his New York Times best selling memoir Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf, a copy of the book purchased from the store is required to attend this event, save receipt for check-in, do not line up before 9:00 a.m., first sixty people in line will be admitted inside for the discussion, no memorabilia, and more guidelines to come, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 3:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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  • Poetry by the Sea features a reading by Sean Gunning, Nancy-Jean Pément, and Joe Herrington, open mic follows, with hosts Ann Buxie, Ellen Reich, and Ellen Cohen, Malibu Methodist, 30128 Morning View Drive, Malibu, please use larger parking lot, 3:00 (ptagga@aol.com)
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  • Public Works Improvisational Theatre: Traveling Along Show presents an evening of lively variety arts programming, with writers, storytellers, poets, musicians, and comics, featuring Lee Boek, Robin Roberts, Richard MacDowell, Elena Secota, David Zucker, Lisa Marguerite Mora, Fred Rubin, and musician Vinnie Caggiano, hosted by Eric Vollmer, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 7:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • The Corners of the Mouth Series and San Luis Obispo County Library present "Language of the Soul": 34th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, featuring a poetry reading by Michael Hannon, Who on Earth, and Glenna Luschei, Singing and Dying, a Nebraska Book Award Poetry Honor book, Coalesce Bookstore/Wedding Chapel, 845 Main Street, Morro Bay, donations accepted at event, for more info email 2:00 (805/772-2880, Kevin Patrick Sullivan: kpsslopoet@charter.net, www.coalescebookstore.com)
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13 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

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  • Las lunas locas, a "safe space for self-identifying womyn to write, right, and rite," every Monday, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, Los Angeles, 7:30 (avenue50studio.org)
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  • Monday Night Fiction weekly workshop with Barra Grant, short story writer, screenwriter, and playwright, focuses on narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, bring two to three pages of fiction for critique and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Joe Zieja reads from and signs his new novelCommunication Failure, sequel to Mechanical Failure and part of his Epic Failure Trilogy, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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14 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

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  • Patty Schemel reads from her memoir, Hit So Hard: A Memoir, with Shirley Manson (of Garbage), signing follows, a copy of the book from the store is required to attend this event, save the receipt for check-in, do not lineup before 9:00 a.m., first sixty people in line will be admitted inside for the event, no memorabilia, more guidelines to come, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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15 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

16 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

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  • The EP Foster Library features a poetry reading by Tree Bernstein at its weekly poetry 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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17 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

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  • Jenne Fischer discusses and signs her memoir The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide, a copy of the book purchased from the store is required to attend this event, save the receipt for check-in, do not lineup before 9:00 a.m., first sixty people in line will be admitted inside for the discussion, no memorabilia, more guidelines to come, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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  • Sixteen Rivers Press poetry reading with Erin Rodini, Body, in Good Light, and Gillian Wegener, This Sweet Haphazard, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • The Corners of the Mouth Series and San Luis Obispo County Library present "Language of the Soul": 34th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, with a ten minute reading by visual artist Patti Sullivan and past Poet Laureate of San Luis Obispo Bonnie Young, and featured poetry reading by Jeanie Greensfelder, I Got What I Came For; The Glenna Luschei Distinguished poet Carolyne Wright, This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems; and California's Poet Laureate Emeritus Al Young, Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry, San Luis Obispo Library Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, donations accepted at event, 7:00 (805/781-5991, Kevin Patrick Sullivan: kpsslopoet@charter.net, www.slolibrary.org)
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18 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

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  • A reading of poems from John Binder's Before First Light, the readers include John Achorn, John Henry Binder, Josh Binder, Leigh Curran, Dennis Hicks, Susan Krebs, Darrell Larson, Leon Martell, Laurie O'Brian, Beth Ruscio, Stephanie Waxman, and Carl Weintraub, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 4:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Book release event and reading for Daniel A. Olivas and his new book, Crossing the Border: Collected Poems, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, Los Angeles, 8:00 (323/258-1435, avenue50studio.org)
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  • Ecstatic poet Ambika Talwar reads from My Greece: Mirrors & Metamorphoses, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • The Corners of the Mouth Series and San Luis Obispo County Library present "Language of the Soul": 34th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, with a ten minute poetry reading by Luke Johnson, After the Ark, and Samuel H. Duarte; and a featured reading by former San Luis Obispo Poet Laureate Dian Sousa, poet, author, and scriptwriter Indigo Moor, In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers, and poet Lisa Coffman, Less Obvious Gods, San Luis Obispo Library Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, donations accepted at event, 7:00 (805/781-5991, Kevin Patrick Sullivan: kpsslopoet@charter.net, www.slolibrary.org)
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19 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

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  • Beyond Words presents What Books Press, with Kate Haake, Assumptions We Might Make About the Postworld, sci-fi fabulist stories, Chuck Rosenthal, You Can Fly!, a sequel to the Peter Pan tales, novelist Forrest Roth, Gary Oldman is a Building You Must Walk Through, Gail Wronsky, Imperfect Pastorals, special guests to be announced, hosted by Richard Modiano, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 4:30 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • The Corners of the Mouth Series and San Luis Obispo County Library present "Language of the Soul": 34th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, featuring a poetry reading by Amber West, Hen & God, plus opening reading and the Festival's closing party, Linnaea's Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, donations accepted at event, 7:00 (805/541-5888, Kevin Patrick Sullivan: kpsslopoet@charter.net, www.linnaeas.com)
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20 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

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  • Jackson Galaxy signs his new book Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat, a copy of the book purchased from the store is required to attend this event, save the receipt for check-in, do not lineup before 9:00 a.m., no memorabilia, and more guidelines to come, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:00 (310/659-3110, www.booksoup.com)
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  • Las lunas locas, a "safe space for self-identifying womyn to write, right, and rite," every Monday, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, Los Angeles, 7:30 (avenue50studio.org)
    event page
  • Monday Night Fiction weekly workshop with Barra Grant, short story writer, screenwriter, and playwright, focuses on narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, bring two to three pages of fiction for critique and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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21 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

22 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

23 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

24 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

25 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

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  • Chingona Fire Open Mic featuring Poetic Moment, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, Los Angeles, $5, 7:00 (avenue50studio.org)
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26 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

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  • Beyond Baroque presents an open reading with features, hosted by Wyatt Underwood, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations accepted, open sign up at 1:30, reading 2:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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27 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

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  • Monday Night Fiction weekly workshop with Barra Grant, short story writer, screenwriter, and playwright, focuses on narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, bring two to three pages of fiction for critique and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, 8:00 (310/822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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28 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

29 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

30 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

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  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Christopher Buckley 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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