2:30 PM14:30

LA Times Festival of Books - Set Me Free: Novels of War, Internment, and Enslavement

In their most recent novels, authors Esi Edugyan, Christian Kiefer, and Crystal Hana Kim wrestle with some of the deepest traumas that one can experience, and examine the character of people living in the echoes of those struggles. Join us at the LA Times Festival of Books for this thought-provoking discussion, moderated by Scott O’Connor.

Click HERE for more information and tickets.

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WordTheatre: Astronauts and Falling Stars
12:00 PM12:00

WordTheatre: Astronauts and Falling Stars

WordTheatre® presents ‘Astronauts & Falling Stars’, a collection of cosmic-themed stories and poems by some of America’s premier Los Angeles-based authors.  From an empathetic astronaut battling creatures on a distant planet, to one the first female astronauts recruited by NASA, to UFO, lover and more, these varied explorations plumb the magic and mysteries of uestions as old as time. 

Actors im DeKay (White Collar, Get Smart, American Crime), Cassidy Freeman (Longmire, Smallville, Cortez), Jason George (Station 19Grey’s Anatomy, Mistresses), and Emma Hamilton (Fearless, Last Cab to Darwin, Mr. Selfridge) join actor/ personal essayist Stephen Tobolowsky (Silicon Valley, The Goldbergs, Groundhog Day), short story writers Meg Howrey, Ben Loory and Scott O’Connor, and poets Marie Chambers and Vandanna Khanna.

Astronauts & Falling Stars’ is produced and directed by WordTheatre® Artistic Director, Cedering Fox. Small World Books, will be on hand to sell books. Book signings to follow readings.


Location: Federal Bar, Noho (1 blk from Metro: Red-Line)

Date: April 15, 2018

Brunch noon-1pm / Performance 1pm-3pm

tickets: https://wordtheatre.com/event/astronauts-falling-stars/

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7:30 PM19:30

LA Lit Fic Book Club at The Last Bookstore

In April, the LA Lit Fic Book Club is reading A Perfect Universe by Scott O’Connor, a collection of short stories about people who live… well, right here.

Aaand, there’s a very good chance Mr. O’Connor is going to stop in to say “Hi”.

Siel Ju (Cake Time) moderates this book club, which reads LA writers & LA novels, sometimes from LA presses. The book is included with the price of your ticket, which you can get right here.

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