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 The City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts celebrates the literary community year-round with the author series WeHo Reads, featuring new and noteworthy authors at the West Hollywood Library.

To see an archive of 2015 events click here.

 


  

LGBT Writers Retreat LA Reading Series:
Fellows Reading WeHo

Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 PM
Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction and playwriting. The Retreat is an exceptional opportunity to be mentored by the very best writers in our community, to develop one’s craft, make connections with publishing industry professionals and build a strong community of peers.

Join us for a night of reading featuring 2016 Lambda Fellows in Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction, playwriting and Nonfiction. 
There will be a series of readings and discussions that are open to the public throughout the week. All public readings and discussions are free.

For more info click here!

 

 


 

2016 Past Events

WeHo Reads 1-15-16

 

David Ulin in Conversation with Samantha Dunn Followed by a Book Signing

Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:00 PM
Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

 In conjunction with the Friends of the West Hollywood Library, join us as we examine the illustrious career of Los Angeles literary icon David L. Ulin in conversation with renowned author, journalist and writing teacher Samantha Dunn. This will be followed by a reception and book signing, with books available for sale by Book Soup.
Free validated parking will be provided. To RSVP email westhollywood.friendsoflibrary@gmail.com or call (323) 929-2359.

 


 

 WeHo Reads 1-20-16

 

Lesbian Speaker Series: Meet Author, Entrepreneur, and Two-Time Olympian Ginny GIider

Wednesday, January 20, 2016,  7:00 PM
West Hollywood City Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Ginny Gilder is an Olympic silver medalist in rowing, the founder and CEO of an investment business, and co-owner of the Seattle Storm. 

"Gilder...describes the art of rowing in wonderful detail...she divulges the scars of her relationship with her parents, feelings of self-doubt...and the inner turmoil she experienced in accepting her own sexuality. This is a compelling account of one woman's sacrifices to be an elite athlete...at a time when "coming out of the closet" was done at considerable peril. A good choice for women's studies and sports-history collections." -- Craig Clark, Booklist 

 


 

Natalie Goldberg in Conversation with West Hollywood City Poet City Reigns

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:00pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Join us for this special conversation on the 30th anniversary of Natalie Goldberg’s classic Writing Down the Bones - Freeing the Writer Within and the release of her new book The Great Spring - Writing, Zen and This Zigzag Life. 7pm, West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission. Free parking.


Eileen Myles in Conversation with Rebecca Walker, WeHo Reads, Literary

 

Eileen Myles in Conversation with Rebecca Walker

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7:00 PM
Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

This is a joint event of the City’s Weho Reads program, the West Hollywood Library, Lambda Literary and Mazer Lesbian Archives.

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist who has authored nineteen books. Among many honors, Myles received the 2016 Lambda Literary Pioneer Award, afour Lambda Literary awards, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Rebecca Walker is an author, teacher and speaker with two decades of experience, insight. Time Magazine names her as one of the most influential leaders of her generation and her highly acclaimed books include the novel Adé and the memoirs Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love: Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence.