Below you’ll find a list of events taking place in and around Los Angeles with a focus on books and reading.
NEA Big Read: A Lesson In Poetry – Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Join artists and poets Librecht Baker, Bridgette Bianca, and Shameka Cunningham for a discussion on the dynamics of poetry, performance art and the importance of black visibility in the arts. | RSVP here.
My Lit Box Book Club discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Please join us Sunday, March 17th from 3-5pm at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen as we discuss Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere. This story follows the Richardson Family and their community in a small Ohio town comprised of husbands, wives, single mothers, and secrets. As space is limited please RSVP here.
A Tribute to Ntozake Shange – Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
When poet, playwright and activist Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” hit Broadway in 1976, this seminal play changed the lexicon of womanhood not only for women of color but for America. “For Colored Girls” became a banner for her generation and all those that followed. Shange’s novels and poetry wove a legacy of honest, searing and meticulous critique of society’s treatment of women, yet also how women needed to stop squandering their power.