L.A. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA , 90071

    July 24, 2018

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    PEN America and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series present a reading, conversation, and celebration of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.  Editor Sahm Venter and granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela will share the stage with Ashaki Jackson, Colm Tóibín, and Amanda Gorman with music by DJ Nnamdi Moweta.Read more…

    California Plaza, 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90071

    July 27, 2018

    8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    Artist-educators Roger Guenveur Smith and Lula Washington celebrate the bicentennial of pioneering abolitionist and feminist Frederick Douglass in an electric evening of solo movement and performance featuring percussionist Marcus Miller. Douglass’ classic 19th-century texts inspire a radically remixed vision of the present American moment.Read more…

    Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    August 4, 2018

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    Avenue 50 StudiopresentsAMERICUSa reading and discussion with Dr. Michael DatcherAugust 4th, 20187:00 pm – 8:30pm Free. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Set circa 1917 in East St. Louis (13 miles from Ferguson), AMERICUS examines the recurrent intersection of race and violence in the region—and in America.Read more…

    The SOL Venue 313 E Carson St Carson, CA 90745

    August 18, 2018

    12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    FREE Event!!! Come out and check out the hottest authors in African American lit and even meet some of your favorite celebrity authors. Readers, Authors, everybody come out and join us! Meet authors of different genres of African American lit while enjoying, music, food and beverages.Read more…

    Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles 90008

    August 25, 2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Enjoy the 12th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair! All day literary event with author meet and greets, celebrity author sightings and signings, literary/educational exhibitors, Children’s Pavilion with book give-aways, panel discussions, writing workshops, musical entertainment/ poetry recitals, food trucks and more.Read more…