Events Listing

The Author Evening Series

The Author Evening Series celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture.

APRIL

April Book Club - Dietland by Sarai Walker
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
Happy Hour & Book Discussion
Free and open to all, members and non-members: R.S.V.P. on Facebook

Only Light Can Do That: Booktalk + Signing
Friday, April 14, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Laguna College of Art + Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach California 92651
Come hear authors reading their work from the new anthology, ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT — 100 Post-Election Poems, Stories & Essays. Emceed by the wonderful Michelle Franke—who is the book's editor, the Executive Director of PEN Center USA, and the founding editor of The Rattling Wall, a literary journal. Sure to be a great evening full of great people and great literature. It won't be sad. It'll be huge!

The 2017 Emerging Voices at Tongue and Groove
Saturday, April 29 at 6 PM - 7 PM
The Hotel Cafe - 1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd
PEN Center USA and Tongue and Groove present a reading by the 2017 Emerging Voices Fellows at Hotel Café. Join us for a night of readings, music, and drinks.

MAY

The Author Evening Series Presents
ROXANE GAY & RANDA JARRAR
Tuesday May 9, 2017

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
PEN Members receive early seating and signing line priority
The Author Evening Series celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will feature a conversation with Roxane Gay and Randa Jarrar followed by a signing.

May Book Club - EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
Happy Hour & Book Discussion
Free and open to all, members and non-members

CRAFT SESSION
Living in Your Own Narrative
Poetry Master Class with F. Douglas Brown
Thursdays in May
May 4, 11, 18, 25

June

June Book Club - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
Happy Hour & Book Discussion
Free and open to all, members and non-members

July

July Book Club - All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
Happy Hour & Book Discussion
Free and open to all, members and non-members


COMMUNITY EVENTS


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Sholeh Wolpe presents her modern translation of The Conference of the Birds by 12th century Sufi mystic poet, Attar, published by W. W. Norton & Co
Sunday, April 23 • 11:20am - 11:40am

The Snow Geese by Sharr White
at Independent Shakespeare Co.

March 11 - April 9
Friday, March 17 - Opening night reception following the performance
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm
Ticket prices:
$35 - Generous Admission
$20 - General Admission
A select number of FREE tickets are available for The Snow Geese, so that ticket price is not an obstacle to attending live theater.
Call 818-710-6306 or email us at indyshakes@iscla.org to learn more.

Book Launch for THE TINCTURE OF TIME: A MEMOIR OF (MEDICAL) UNCERTAINTY

Vroman's Bookstore
April 27, 2017
7:00 pm
Elizabeth L. Silver in conversation with Emily Rapp Black