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  • #LiteraryLA join us Sunday, Juy 28th from 3-5 PM at @findyourhilltop for an afternoon of community and conversation as we discuss Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala. "Speak No Evil explores what it means to be different in a fundamentally conformist society and how that difference plays out in our inner and outer struggles. It is a novel about the power of words and self-identification, about who gets to speak and who has the power to speak for other people." If you have a book loving friend in the Los Angeles area, tag them below so they don't miss out. RSVP using the link in our bio and we'll see you there!
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  • Where is the time going? Here were are, six months down in the year, and we've had the pleasure of sharing these six books with you so far! Which have been your faves?
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  • ***GIVEAWAY CLOSED*** Happy Sunday!!! Let's host a giveaway, shall we? We have 5 copies of Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (@bhathenatanaz) and one of them could be yours! To enter all you have to do is (1) Follow @mylitbox (2) like this post and (3) tag a book loving friend below. That's it! Winners must reside in the US and entries will be accepted through Wednesday (7/3) and the winners will be announced Thursday (7/4). Good luck!
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  • Our final June #MyLitBox is our Black Women are Lit! Box featuring Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Denn (@ndennisbenn). In this novel, we witness a mother grapple with tough decisions as she makes a choice between her first love and her daughter, leaving her daughter to grapple with some tough decisions of her own. We wanted the items in this month's box to serve as validation that everyone deserves the right to exist as their full selves and all that entails. .
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  • Next up is our YA box featuring With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (@acevedowrites). With the Fire on High introduces us to Emoni Santiago, a teenage single mother who makes magic in the kitchen but food isn’t the only thing on her plate. In addition to being a mother, she’s a student trying to figure out what’s next, like your average high school senior. With obligations to her family taking priority, she doesn’t know if her dreams can become realities and the items in this month's box would hopefully nudge her in the direction of those dreams.
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  • First up we're going to reveal our Adult Fiction #MyLitBox that features Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (@jeankwokauthor). Imagine the panic you’d go into if a loved one were to disappear. But how would you feel if as you searched for them, you realized you didn't know them well after all? This is the dilemma one sister faces as she searches for the other in Searching for Sylvie Lee. This is a story about family, rivalries, and secrets, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love and the items in this box hopefully serve as a reminder to leave your comfort zones and as a nod to the uniqueness of some of the destinations we are introduced to in this novel.
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  • *taps mic* Is this thing still on? We're back to celebrate this month's #MyLitBox(es)! We are so excited to feature two titles from authors you've seen in #MyLitBox before and three amazing stories that we'll spend more time with this week. So without further ado, our June #MyLitBox selections are Pasty by Nicole Dennis-Benn (@ndennisbenn), With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (@acevedowrites), and Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (@jeankwokauthor). Which will you read first? 📚
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  • Happy Saturday! This weekend we're reading The Atlas of Reds and Blues by @devislaskar. What about you? What good books are you reading this weekend? 📚
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  • Our goal is to make the #MyLitBox signup process as simple as possible. All you have to do is visit www.mylitbox.com/shop, select the box type you're most interested in, head to check out and you're all set, we'll take it from there! Be like the little alien and sign up today!
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  • We could all imagine the panic we'd go into if a loved one were to disappear, but how would you feel if as you searched for them, you realized you didn't know them well after all? We get to watch this play out as one sister searches for another only to realize she's looking for someone she barely knew. Link in bio.
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  • The saying goes "love is where the heart is," but what does it mean when your love spans across an ocean? Who wins and who loses? The title selected for our Black Women are Lit! Box grapples with this question as we witness a mother choose between staying with her daughter or following a love that takes her away from home. If your curiosity is piqued, sign up today! Link in our bio.
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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.


JUNE

COLA 2019 – A night of Spiritual Jazz, Poetry, and Literature – Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 8 PM

Grand Performances and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) present COLA: A night of spiritual jazz, poetry, and literature. This free event will showcase the works of the COLA fellows Suzanne Lummis, Alesia Rodriguez, and Dwight Trible. Join us on June 1 at 8:00 pm at the California Plaza Spiral Court (300 S. Grand Ave).

Daughters of Whitman – Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 5 PM

Join diverse women and non-binary artists for an evening of poetry and performance exploring the legacy of Walt Whitman, the father of American poetry. Featuring Cecilia Fairchild, Susannah Rodriguez Drissi, Amber West, and more, this event is part of Whitmania, a west coast celebration of Whitman’s 200th birthday produced by UCLA Writing Programs. Hosted by Amber West. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

Write Back to You Book Release and Journaling Workshop – Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 10 AM

Celebrate the release of Camari Carter-Hawkins’ Write Back to You. Entry is free but RSVP is strongly encouraged.

A Conversation with Common and Pastor Toure Roberts – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 7 PM

COMMON’s latest memoir, Let Love Have The Last Word, touches on God, self-love, partners, children, family, and community. Common explores the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to receive and, most important, to give love. He knows there’s no quick remedy for all of the hurt in the world, but love— for yourself and for others—is where the healing begins.

Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning artist, author, and activist COMMON, sits down for an intimate, thought-provoking and inspired conversation with One Church LA/Denver Pastor Toure Roberts. Hosted by Imagine Justice and Think Common Entertainment, this event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

What’s The Word Wednesdays – Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 7 PM

Daddy & Me Productions In Association with Inner City Cultural Center II, Inc. presents “What’s The Word Wednesdays” hosted by Gia Scott-Heron, the second generation spoken word artist and daughter of the legendary musician, singer, and poet Gil Scott-Heron. Gia stands on her own two feet spitting the powerful intensity of truth opening hearts and minds. Join us on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday Monthly for an evening filled with the Hottest Spoken Word Artists in the Country expressing their politics through poetry. | Admission: $5

Summer Salons: The Good Immigrant – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 6 PM

“What do we want America to be?” This is the question asked of first- and second-generation immigrant storytellers in the new anthology The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America. Join contributors Nicole Dennis-Benn (whose sophomore novel, Patsy, debuts this June); Jade Chang (The Wangs vs. The World); and Dani Fernandez (Ralph Breaks the Internet, “Nerdificent”) for readings and conversation in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and to consider how Angelenos fit into the national conversation on American identity. Pack a blanket and picnic on the lawn (no alcohol permitted), or purchase food from locals food trucks! This program is presented in partnership with the Music Center and PEN America.

What Now? After the Hashtag #MoreThanEnough w/ Elaine Welteroth – Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 7PM

Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media, fashion, and storytelling. She was the youngest person ever appointed editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and in 2012 had been the first African American ever to hold the post of beauty and health director at a Condé Nast publication. To celebrate the release of her timely memoir, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), Welteroth discusses her personal experiences as a barrier breaker and advocates for next-gen trailblazers to know they are #morethanenough. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Eso Won Books. Presented in partnership with PEN America.