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Lynne Thompson

LA Times Festival of Books: Lynne Thompson, Craig Santos Perez, Marsha de la O, more

20 APRIL 2024 — saturday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, hosted by the University of Southern California, is the largest free book festival in the Northern Hemisphere; this year's indoor and outdoor events will include over 200 conversations and performances, over 500 authors, with book signings, cooking demos, poetry readings, bilingual programming and more; POETRY STAGE SCHEDULE: 10:00 am: Lynne Thompson, Blue on a Blue Palette; 10:20 am: Maggie Milner, Couplets: A Love Story; 10:40 am: Simon Shieh, Master: Poems; 11:00 am: K. Iver, Short Film Starring My Beloved's Red Bronco; 11:20 am: Dean Rader, Before the Borderless: Dialogues with the Art of Cy Twombly; 11:40 am: Hala Alyan, The Moon That Turns You Back; Noon: Shelley Wong, As She Appears; 12:30 pm: LA Times Book Prize Poetry Finalist Roundtable, with K. Iver, Airea D. Matthews, Maggie Millner, Jenny Molberg, Simon Shieh, and one more; 1:00 pm: Sarah Maclay, Nightfall Marginalia; 1:20 pm: Derrick Brown, Love Ends in a Tandem Kayak; 1:40 pm: Jenny Molberg, The Court of No Record: Poems; 2:00 pm: Airea D. Matthews Bread and Circus: Poems; 2:20 pm: Kristina Marie Darling, Daylight Has Already Come: Selected Poems; 2:40 pm: Katie Farris, Standing in the Forest of Being Alive; 3:00 pm: Lynn Emanuel, Transcript of the Disappearance, Exact and Diminishing; 3:20 pm: A. Van Jordan, When I Waked, I Cried To Dream Again; 3:40 pm: Sam Sax, Pig; 4:00 pm: Paisley Rekdal, West: A Translation; 4:20 pm: Mag Gabbert, SEX DEPRESSION ANIMALS; 4:40 pm: Marsha de la O, Creature; 5:00 pm: Katherine Coles, Ghost Apples; 5:20 pm: Timothy Donnelly, Chariot; 5:40 pm: Poetry performance with Elena Secota and musicians Daniel Manoiu and Danny Moynahan; Poetry Flash (Booth 901), San Francisco's Manic D Press, and LA's Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center will be among more than 300 exhibitors at the outdoor event, University of Southern California, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, general admission is free, the festival will also feature ticketed events with authors and celebrities, outdoor programming doesn't require a ticket, 10:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT (For more information and to view the schedule of participants, visit:

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24 JUNE 2024 — monday

  • Left Margin Lit presents a two-day (June 17 and June 24) writing course, "Finding Your Voice on the Page," with author Lauren Aliza Green, The World After Alice, students will study narratives with strong voices then use the techniques to create voice in their own writing, virtual on Zoom, $195, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:
  • Science Fiction in San Francisco presents science fiction authors Robin Sloan, Moonbound, Rudy Rucker, Software, and Clara Ward, Be the Sea, for a reading and Q&A moderated by author Cliff Winnig, The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco, $10, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:

25 JUNE 2024 — tuesday

  • Left Margin Lit presents a two-day (June 18 and June 25) writing course as a part of their "Blank Page Series," with emerging author Rhea Bryce, day one will handle debunking writing myths and day two will discuss how writers can find inspiration when confronted with the blank page, Left Margin Lit, 1543 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, $60, 6:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit:
  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes novelists Gabrielle Zevin, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Rebecca Handler, Edie Richter Is Not Alone, Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $36, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

26 JUNE 2024 — wednesday

  • Afikomen Judaica welcomes poet Anna Goodman Herrick for a celebration of her new release, A Speaker is a Wilderness: Poems on the Sacred Path from Broken to Whole, Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:

27 JUNE 2024 — thursday

  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring Steve Hellman, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, emceed by Michael Riedell, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, $5 suggested donation, 7:00 pm PDT (Email: for more information)

28 JUNE 2024 — friday

29 JUNE 2024 — saturday

  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes memoirist, essayist, and critic Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses in conversation with filmmaker Brit Marling, A Murder at the End of the World, discussing Dederer's new book, Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma, an interrogation of art in the age of #MeToo and an elaboration of her essay, "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?" Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $39, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:
  • Writing from Your Soul, created and hosted by Fairfield Poet Laureate Suzanne Bruce, Her Visions—Her Voices, presents poetry and music by poet and cellist, Diane Frank, While Listening to the Enigma Variations, and an open mic, Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5500 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, free, 1:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:, or email

30 JUNE 2024 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Lucille Lang Day, Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place, Stephen Meadows, Winter Work, and Kurt Schweigman, Confluences of Solitude, Jered's Pottery, 5743 A Horton Street, Emeryville, refreshments, free, 3:00 pm PDT (,

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