Readings & Special Events

Whether we’re scheduling the publication party for a local author’s new book, chartering a bus to take us to the LA Times Festival of Books, or celebrating the seasons, Inksters know how to make an event special. We believe in collaboration and look for creative ways to partner with other organizations to present unique and stimulating programs for the larger community. The Ink Spot offers a warm and welcoming spot for readings, large and small, and we also hold readings at other venues – the Poetry Bench in Balboa Park, on the stage at Lestat’s, and Rebecca’s in South Park to name a few.

Readings and Special Events:





09/08 Time and Time Again—Memoirists on Writing the Memoir

Panel Discussion  6:30-8:30 pm   Life is not what one lives, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.…

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09/18 Gina Frangello Reading: EVERY KIND OF WANTING

Gina will be reading from her just released book Every Kind of Wanting.  Please note she is also teaching a class directly before this…

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10/07 First Friday Reading With William Luvaas

Beneath The Coyote Hills explores the influence of choice and chance in our lives. Do we control our own destiny or is it dictated in part by…

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11/04 Writing Children’s Literature: An Overview/Q&A with Marcie Colleen

Ever think you might want to write for children? Join children's author, Marcie Colleen, as she shares an overview of the world of children's…

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Handwritten poetry

Weekly Wed 10am DROP IN: (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society

Join us on Wednesdays from 10-12pm for the (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet's Society, led by Anna DiMartino and Ron Salisbury. We will have a lively discussion…

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