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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Kaya Press and the USC PhD in Creative Writing & Literature bring you the Indie Lit Lounge at the LA Times Festival of Books — Booth #380

Come to USC for the LA Times Festival of Books this Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th and visit the Indie Lit Lounge to buy books from Kaya Press, Gold Line Press/Ricochet Editions and from a curated bookstore of LA indie presses and local authors, plus a special collection of zines and handmade comics and books from Seite Books. As usual, the Indie Lit Lounge will also feature hands-on activities (Write, edit and produce your own book! Decorate and write your own postcard and we’ll mail it anywhere in the world!), and an amazing program of intimate readings, discussions and more in our lounge.

Saturday April 9th

10 – 11 — Open Board Game Hour: Come play Scrabble, Boggle, or Bananagrams w/ the denizens of the Indie Lit Lounge.

11 – 12 — Las Lunas Locas Reading — A reading featuring writing from a group of womyn who write, rite, and right.

12 – 1 — Enter/Text & Griffith Park Reading Series: A conversation about literary organizing in LA.

1  – 2 — Coiled Serpent: Celebrate the new Tia Chucha Press anthology featuring LA writers w/ Luis Rodriguez and Daniel Olivas.

2 – 3 — Sesshu Foster + Kenji Liu + Angela Penaredondo — Sesshu Foster reads w/ Kenji Liu and Angela Penaredondo in celebration of their new poetry collections.

3 – 4 — Cutting Edge YA Lit: A discussion about YA lit w/ Lilliam Rivera, JJ Strong, and Chris Terry.

4 – 6 — Indie Lit Lounge Happy Hour: Come celebrate Indie lit in Los Angeles with drinks and snacks.

Sunday April 10th

10 – 11 — Open Board Game Hour: Come play Scrabble, Boggle, or Bananagrams w/ the denizens of the Indie Lit Lounge.

11 – 12 — Women Who Submit: Learn the ins and outs of submitting w/ Submission Experts: Ashaki Jackson, Melissa Chadburn, and Antonia Crane, plus The Amazing Submitting Woman Laura Warrell.

12  – 1 — Ashaki Jackson &  Tananarive Due — Hear these authors read their work and discuss the importance of writing communities like VONA.

1 – 2 — Kundiman is For Lovers — Cathy Linh Che & Melissa Sipin from Kundiman lead a session on radical self-care for writers.

2 – 3 — Kaya Press and Gold Line Press intern reading.

3 – 4 — Eric Weintraub & the 1888 Center — USC Alum Eric Weintraub reads from his debut novella published by 1888 Center.

4 – 5 —  Dum Dum Zine Workshop –Learn how to make a zine with these literary zine makers.

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