"Marriage Counseling For Friends" Premiere
Tuesday September 17 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
"Marriage Counseling For Friends" a web-series premiere with Kimia Behpoornia, Nick Luciano, Tamera Fields and special guests
Join us on the patio for a premiere screening of "Marriage Counseling For Friends" a comedy web-series about two platonic friends who go to couples therapy to deepen their friendship. Starring Kimia Behpoornia (NBC's Abby's, Netflix Atypical), Nick Luciano (Upright Citizens Brigade), Anna Rajo (CBS Diversity Showcase). Written and Produced by Kimia Behpoornia and Nick Luciano. Directed by Tamera Fields (AFI). Hosted by the cast and crew and special guests!
An evening for "Indelible in the Hippocampus" w/ special guests
Wednesday September 18 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Come celebrate the release of "Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement"
Editor Shelly Oria will be in conversation with contributors Jolie Holland, Abigail Ulman, Kanika Punwani & Pallavi Dhawan
About the book:
"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter,” said Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when she testified to Congress in September 2018 about the men who victimized her. A year earlier, in October 2017, the hashtag #MeToo had shone a light on the internalized, normalized sexual harassment and abuse that’d been ubiquitous for
women for generations.
SHELLY ORIA is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), which earned nominations for a Lambda Literary Award and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, among other honors. In 2016 she coauthored a digital novella, CLEAN, commissioned by WeTransfer and McSweeney’s, which received two Lovie Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Oria is the editor of Indelible in the Hippocampus, an anthology of #MeToo fiction, nonfiction, and poetry (McSweeney's, Sep 2019). Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and elsewhere; has been translated to other languages; and has won a number of awards. Oria lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she has a private practice as a life and creativity coach. Her website is www.shellyoria.com
Over the span of her career, JOLIE HOLLAND has knotted together a century of American song—jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll—into some stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology.
ABIGAIL ULMAN is the author of Hot Little Hands (2017). She was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She has a bachelor of creative arts degree from the University of Melbourne and was a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.
PALLAVI DHAWAN is an editor of and contributor to Graffiti (Aunt Lute, Sep 2019), the inaugural anthology from the artist collective POC United (www.pocunited.com). She is a writer and lawyer living in Los Angeles. She received her bachelor of arts in political science and international relations as well as her juris doctor from University of California, Los Angeles. She is working on her first novel.
KANIKA PUNWANI is a contributor to Graffiti (Aunt Lute, Sep 2019), the inaugural anthology from the artist collective POC United (www.pocunited.com). She has an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers University–Newark, where she was also a professor of English. An editor and writer, her nonfiction spans the travel, lifestyle, and culture sectors and has appeared in several Indian publications. A VONA alum, she is currently working on a debut short-story collection that deals with themes of home, identity, and migrations.
The Difficult to Name Reading Series
Friday September 20 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
The Difficult to Name Reading Series
Hosted by Ryan Sartor
Featuring readings and performances by
Jevon Jackson Read by Shereen Lani Younes
And a conversation with Isaiah Lester & Yassir Lester, hosts of My
Stories Books & Cafe
Friday, September 20
All the Feels: homo-centric at Lambda Litfest
Tuesday September 24 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
homo-centric is part of the Lambda Litfest this week!
Join us tonight for readings from
++Jesus Daniel Cruz
++ Melian Radu
++ Hank Henderson
7:30PM || FREE || ALL AGES
Bushwick Book Club Los Angeles Chapter
Wednesday September 25 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday September 27 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sunday September 29 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
BUSted is true stories about getting around L.A., told by people who don't drive!
Los Angeles Times says of BUSted "Finding magnificence in the mundane"
Monday September 30 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Climate Change: Heading for Extinction
Tuesday October 01 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Heading for Extinction—And What to Do About It
The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.
Extinction Rebellion burst onto the scene in the UK in October 2018 and has already successfully pressured the British government to declare a climate emergency, through nonviolent direct action. Now, the movement has reached Los Angeles.
In this talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share an overview of the latest science on where our planet is heading, and—crucially—offer solutions.
Everyone is welcome, and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards—plus information about how to get involved in XR's International Rebellion on October 7th. Entry is free.
Ashley Wurzbacher reads from "Happy Like This"
Friday October 18 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM