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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Come hang out, make things, get hands-on publishing experience, and meet some amazing literary artists at our booth at the LA Times Festival Of Books! OTHER BOOKS/Seite Books will be curating an amazing selection of comics, zines, and literature, plus we’ll be featuring books from Kaya Press, Kundiman, and other LA indie presses.

We’ll have publishing-and-bookmaking activities and fun writing prompts for authors of all ages–you’ll even get to use our typewriter!

The Lit Lounge will also be home to the USC PhD In Creative Writing and Literature. Stop by to find out more about this incredible program and their publications (Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions).

Catch us at booth 380, near the Poetry Stage! Here’s a full schedule of events:

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Friday, April 21

Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge Pre-Reading & Party at Other Books
2006 E Cesar Chavez Ave 90033
7:30 – 9:30 pm

Come party with us as we gear up for the LA Times Festival of Books, where Kaya and the USC PhD in Creative Writing and Literature will be hosting the Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge! The Festival starts on Saturday, so make sure to join us at Other Books on FRIDAY for a series of readings to pump you up for a weekend of literary fun. There’ll be food and drinks–don’t miss it!

Featuring:
Q.M. Zhang
Chris Santiago
Douglas Manuel
Siel Ju
Andrew Wessels
Amarnath Ravva

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Saturday, April 22

10 – 11:30: THEATER WORKSHOP W/ THE ROOTS AND WINGS PROJECT
Come engage in theater/performance writing prompts workshop with playwright Jesse Bliss and the amazing Roots & Wings Project, and stay for a mini-reading with professional actors! (therootsandwingsproject.com/)

11 – 12:30: OPEN BOARD GAME HOUR
Stop by our booth and play Scrabble, Boggle, Bananagrams and more with the denizens of the Lit Lounge!

1 – 2: LAS LUNAS LOCAS READING
Join us and listen to the fierce words of LAS LUNAS LOCAS, a Los Angeles-based women’s writing collective.

2 – 3:30: MAKING ART DURING FASCISM WORKSHOP
In light of our country’s political swing toward white supremacy and hatred, artists need the emotional, financial, physical, and spiritual support to sustain their work. Join Beth Pickens for a mini-workshop of this series, which was originally offered at the Women’s Center for Creative Work.

4 – 5: Kundiman & Kaya Press #Lit-inColor Literary Pub Quiz
Come test your literary knowledge at the second annual Kundiman and Kaya Press #Lit-in-Color Literary Pub Quiz. There will be prizes! (kundiman.org/)

5 – 6: Indie Lit Lounge Happy Hour
Stop by the Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge for snacks, drinks, games and general literary schmoozing!

Sunday, April 23

10 – 11: OPEN BOARD GAME HOUR
Come play Scrabble, Boggle, Bananagrams and more with the denizens of the Lit Lounge!

11 – 12:30: FOR LOVE OF SALT: EATING & READING w/ the SGV FOOD CLUB
Join poets from the San Gabriel Valley Food Club as they share SGV dumplings (and other treats), their poetry, and notes on community building.

1 – 2: KAYA PRESS AND GOLD LINE PRESS / RICOCHET EDITIONS INTERN READING
Come hear what the next generation of literary superstars has been working on.

2 – 3: POPS THE CLUB READING
A reading featuring stories and poetry by young people whose lives have been affected by the Pain of the Prison System (POPS), a nonprofit that supports clubs across Los Angeles, publishing members’ writings and artwork in annual anthologies. For more information, visit www.popstheclub.com

3 – 4:30: DISORIENTED COMEDY WORKSHOP WITH ATSUKO OKATSUKA
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at stand-up comedy? Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka will give you the tools and the courage to do so. Walk away from this workshop with a three-minute set! (www.disorientedcomedy.com/)

Brought to you by Kaya Press and the USC PhD In Creative Writing and Literature 

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— Junot Díaz