Thursday, April 23, 2009

Embarrassment of Riches

Check it out:

On Friday at Goldenwest College, poets CAROL V. DAVIS and DAVID OLIVEIRA will read as part of the ongoing Tebot Bach reading series. 8 PM. Community Room 102. Open reading sign-up at 7:30. Free.

On Saturday and Sunday, UCLA hosts the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Tickets are still available for some of the events that require tickets (online or on-site) - but there are plenty of readings and other events that require none. I'll be hanging out in the Santa Monica College Booth (#504) on the lawn of Royce Hall in between Humanities and Haines. Drop by and say hello. Check out the festival schedule online by clicking here.

On Sunday, Poetry Open Mic Night debuts at Laguna Beach Books with host Oceana Callum. Reading begins at 5 PM with sign-ups beginning at 4:30. 1200 S. Pacific Coast Highway at the Old Pottery Barn.

Also on Sunday: UC Irvine MFA Reading at the Gypsy Den. 7:00 PM. 125 N. Broadway Ave. in Santa Ana. Free.

On Monday April 27, JOHN FREEMAN, editor of Granta, discusses the literary magazine with DAVID ULIN, editor of the LA Times Book Review and writer Maile Meloy. At UC Irvine in HIB 135 at 6 PM. Reception to follow. Free.


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