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1 AUGUST 2019 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading with Jennifer Leonardo, hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 East Main Street, Ventura, free, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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2 AUGUST 2019 — friday

    NORTH:
  • CalPoets-California Poets In The Schools three-day Statewide Symposium 2019 presents Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate 2015-2017, in a reading and workshops, this year's theme is "Creativity For Change"; the Symposium is open to the public and geared towards literary teaching artists (for all audiences), classroom educators, poets, MFA Candidates, and more; workshop themes include "How can poetry in the classroom be a transformational tool for positive change?," "Establishing a Youth Poet Laureate in Your County," and "Poetry-based Expressive Arts Programming for People With Cognitive Challenges," full list of workshops available online, registration closes on July 22, 2019, St. Francis Retreat Center, 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, $150-$480, scholarships and work-trade opportunities available to help with costs, Friday, 2:00-8:00; Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-9:30; Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-noon (californiapoets.org/events/creativity-for-change-calpoets-2019-statewide-symposium-with-juan-felipe-herrera)
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    SOUTH:
  • CalPoets-California Poets In The Schools three-day Statewide Symposium 2019 presents Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate 2015-2017, in a reading and workshops, this year's theme is "Creativity For Change"; the Symposium is open to the public and geared towards literary teaching artists (for all audiences), classroom educators, poets, MFA Candidates, and more; workshop themes include "How can poetry in the classroom be a transformational tool for positive change?," "Establishing a Youth Poet Laureate in Your County," and "Poetry-based Expressive Arts Programming for People With Cognitive Challenges," full list of workshops available online, registration closes on July 22, 2019, St. Francis Retreat Center, 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, $150-$480, scholarships and work-trade opportunities available to help with costs, Friday, 2:00-8:00; Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-9:30; Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-noon (californiapoets.org/events/creativity-for-change-calpoets-2019-statewide-symposium-with-juan-felipe-herrera)
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3 AUGUST 2019 — saturday

    NORTH:
  • CalPoets-California Poets In The Schools three-day Statewide Symposium 2019 presents Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate 2015-2017, in a reading and workshops, this year's theme is "Creativity For Change"; the Symposium is open to the public and geared towards literary teaching artists (for all audiences), classroom educators, poets, MFA Candidates, and more; workshop themes include "How can poetry in the classroom be a transformational tool for positive change?," "Establishing a Youth Poet Laureate in Your County," and "Poetry-based Expressive Arts Programming for People With Cognitive Challenges," full list of workshops available online, registration closes on July 22, 2019, St. Francis Retreat Center, 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, $150-$480, scholarships and work-trade opportunities available to help with costs, Friday, 2:00-8:00; Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-9:30; Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-noon (californiapoets.org/events/creativity-for-change-calpoets-2019-statewide-symposium-with-juan-felipe-herrera)
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4 AUGUST 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • TV critic Alan Sepinwall presents his new book The Sopranos, author Justin Halpern joins him for a discussion, Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 3:00 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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    NORTH:
  • CalPoets-California Poets In The Schools three-day Statewide Symposium 2019 presents Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate 2015-2017, in a reading and workshops, this year's theme is "Creativity For Change"; the Symposium is open to the public and geared towards literary teaching artists (for all audiences), classroom educators, poets, MFA Candidates, and more; workshop themes include "How can poetry in the classroom be a transformational tool for positive change?," "Establishing a Youth Poet Laureate in Your County," and "Poetry-based Expressive Arts Programming for People With Cognitive Challenges," full list of workshops available online, registration closes on July 22, 2019, St. Francis Retreat Center, 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, $150-$480, scholarships and work-trade opportunities available to help with costs, Friday, 2:00-8:00; Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-9:30; Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-noon (californiapoets.org/events/creativity-for-change-calpoets-2019-statewide-symposium-with-juan-felipe-herrera)
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5 AUGUST 2019 — monday

6 AUGUST 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Fiction writer Susan Straight reads from her new memoir, In the Country of Women, Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison joins her for a discussion, Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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7 AUGUST 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Brooklyn-based writer Chavisa Woods reads from her new memoir 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism, writer Michelle Tea will join her in discussion, Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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8 AUGUST 2019 — thursday

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13 AUGUST 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Journalist Billy Jensen reads from his new true crime story, Chase Darkness with Me, Karen Kilgariff, host of the true crime podcast "My Favorite Murder" will join him in a discussion, you must have a ticket to get your book signed, get a ticket online and leave a comment that you need a ticket, or ask when purchasing the book, Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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14 AUGUST 2019 — wednesday

15 AUGUST 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • The New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino reads from her new collection of essays, Trick Mirror, since this event is expected to draw a large crowd, you must have a numbered ticket to get a book signed, get a ticket online and leave a comment stating that you need a ticket, or ask when purchasing the book, Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (323/660-1175, www.skylightbooks.com)
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16 AUGUST 2019 — friday

17 AUGUST 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Kick Ass Women in the Arts presents a music, art, and poetry pachanga celebrating liz gonzález, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected, and her sixtieth birthday, joining the celebration will be playwright and poet Consuelo G. Flores, fabric artist Cynthia Kay Duran, writer and spoken word artist Frankie Hernandez, poet, writer, editor Jessica Ceballos y Campbell, memoirist/filmmaker Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley, with a visual art exhibit by Elisia Duran, light snacks and cake, and DJ with live music by singer/songwriter Luna, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, Los Angeles, free, free parking in back, 7:00-10:00 (323/660-1175, avenue50studio.org/event/lizgonzalezpachanga)
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