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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.


MARCH

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. Shange died Oct. 27, 2018, but the spirit of her work will be evoked this night. Please join us for reading in tribute to Shange by Tchikonsase Aje, Nikia Chaney, Ruth Forman, V. Kali, Lynne Thompson, Pam Ward, and Jaha Zainabu. A Q & A will follow. Hosted by Shonda Buchanan. | Cost: $10, purchase tickets here.