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Below you’ll find a list of events taking place in and around Los Angeles with a focus on books and reading. If you or your organization is hosting an event that you wish to share with our community, fill out this form and if it meets our guidelines, we’ll share it here, free of charge!


OCTOBER

Attendance: Book Launch – Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:30PM
Avenue 50 Studio in conjunction with The Operating System is excited to invite you to the book launch of ATTENDANCE by Rocío Carlos and Rachel McLeod Kaminer along with with very special guests Sara Borjas, traci kato-kiriyama, and Ashaki Jackson

Erica Dawson & Morgan Parker @ Book Soup – Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 4:00PM
Erica Dawson & Morgan Parker discuss and sign When Rap Spoke Straight to God & There are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce.

PEN America & The Edison Book Club: The Sellout – Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 7 PM
PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our October Book Club to discuss THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty. Hosted by Chris Terry. Free and open to all, both PEN America Members and non-Members. Specialty cocktails will be offered all night, and happy hour prices are available.


NOVEMBER

Tesoro by Yesika Salgado – Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Tesoro is a celebration of family, love, heartache, and growth. Join us for an evening at the Lodge Room to experience and feel the life of Tesoro in a beautifully curated performance with Yesika Salgado. Opening music by Tona. Doors at 7:30pm. Book signing to follow performance. | COST: $20+ and tickets can be purchased here.

CAAM Reads! Parable of the Sower – Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 3 PM
CAAM’s monthly book club continues this fall with titles selected in conjunction with the exhibition “Robert Pruitt: Devotion.” Pruitt’s work investigates how black identity can reside at the intersection of spiritual traditions, fictional narratives, and technology. November’s selection is Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower.” Join us for spirited discourse moderated by CAAM’s research librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

Our Space: Reading & Discussion With Adoptees of Color (ep. 3) – Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 4 PM
November is National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) which in recent years adoptees have reclaimed to flip the script on the truth about their adoption experiences. The inaugural Our Voices: A Reading and Discussion with Adoptees of Color was hosted by Writ Large Press during #90x90LA at CIELO galleries/studios in September 2017. In December 2017, we launched a monthly writing & expression workshop. Our voices matter yet are often silenced by adoption and/or whiteness and sometimes this occurs within our own adoptive families. Through writing & discussion, we’ve reflected on our journeys as adopted people of color and how we navigate our identities. Please come and listen as we share our writing and engage in a discussion about our adoption journeys. Q & A to follow.