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Dorothy Barresi

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Gary Soto, Dorothy Barresi, Allison Joseph, more

22 APRIL 2018 — sunday

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.: Shauna Barbosa, Cape Verdean Blues; 10:20 a.m.: Gary Soto, The Elements of San Joaquin; 10:40 a.m.: Hieu Minh Nguyen, Not Here; 11:00 a.m.: Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf; 11:20 a.m.: Maurya Simon, The Wilderness; 11:40 a.m.: Carol Moldaw, Beauty Refracted; Noon: Susan Terris, Take Two; 12:30: Imani Tolliver, Runaway, and Steffi Drewes, Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow; 1:00: Kathy Fagan, Sycamore; 1:20: Sebastian Matthews, Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision; 1:40: Allison Joseph, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman; 2:00: Victoria Chang, Barbie Chang; 2:20: Dorothy Barresi, What We Did While We Made More Guns; 2:40: Allison Benis White, Please Bury Me in This; 3:00: Diana Arterian, Playing Monster::Seiche; 3:20: Gail Wronsky , Imperfect Pastorals; 3:40: Michael Waters, The Dean of Discipline; 4:00: Nan Cohen, Unfinished City; 4:20: Edoardo Ponti, Letters From a Young Father; visit Poetry Flash and Red Hen Press at Booth 182, see Poetry Flash broadsides and exciting new books from Red Hen; University of Southern California, University Park Campus, Los Angeles, panels and indoor conversations are free but require tickets available on site or online, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 (

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  • Beyond Baroque presents a two-part workshop with poet Dorothy Barresi, American Fanatics, that is focused on "aboutness" or, more specifically, overturning "aboutness," Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $50 general, $35 members, $15 auditors, limited to fifteen participants, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 (
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  • The Jackson Wheeler Series 2018 presents poets Laure-Anne Bosselaar and Mary Ann McFadden, Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard, $4/members free/$2 seniors/$3 students and children, 6:00 (
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28 JUNE 2018 — thursday

  • Novelist Glen David Gold reads from his new memoir, I Will Be Complete: A Memoir, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 (
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  • Dan Pfeiffer discusses the subject of his book, Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump, with Pod Saves America co-hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, $52 ticket includes a copy of Yes We (Still) Can, 8:00 (
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  • Vroman's Bookstore and Alta Journal present David Sedaris for a discussion on his new collection of personal essays, Calypso, signing to follow, no photography or video, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, admission $28, book signing only is also $28, 6:00-9:00 (
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29 JUNE 2018 — friday

30 JUNE 2018 — saturday

  • Poet RD Armstrong reads from and discusses his new collection of poetry, Orphaned Words: Forgotten Poems and a Haphazard Life, with Brendan Constantine, Letter to Guns, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors, members free, 4:00 (
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