Festival of Books After Dark

Literary Death Match

Date: Friday, April 19, 2018
Location: Dynasty Typewriter, 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Time: 7pm 
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To celebrate the launch of Literary Death Match founder Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel Collision Theory, Literary Death Match heads to the glorious Dynasty Typewriter as part of the LA Times Festival of Books' "After Dark" series for a night of excellent lit, rollicking wit, and all kinds of hilarity in between. Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion. 


Library Foundation of LA's 7th Annual Book Drop 

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: Central Library, 630 W 5th Street Los Angeles CA 90071 
Time: 8 PM – 11 PM 
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Celebrate the literary life of Los Angeles at the Library Foundation’s 7th Annual Book Drop Bash – the largest Library party, after dark! Party with Librarians and authors from the LA Times Festival of Books at the historic Central Library, while enjoying our legendary Book Swap, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music and more – and don’t forget to bring a book with you to swap!


​From USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, three different theatrical experiences.


​Don't Go

Created in association with Sojourn Theatre
​April 19–22, 2018
Scene Dock Theatre
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Join us for the premiere of a new theatrical work created by the innovative Sojourn Theatre Company — a nationally acclaimed ensemble that employs theatre to engage communities and create positive social change — in collaboration with our students. Blurring the borders between theatre and civic engagement, this participatory, site-specific theatrical work will bring diverse audiences together to create meaningful connections across differences.

Love's Labour's Lost

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kathleen Dunn-Muzingo
​April 20-22, 2018
McClintock Theatre
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​The King of Navarre and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the instant they take that vow, the Princess of France arrives with her all-too-lovely entourage, and all bets are off. Shakespeare’s boisterous romantic comedy is an unabashed celebration of idealism and young love.

New Works Festival: Counting

By Aja Houston​
April 20-22, 2018
Massman Theatre
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New Works Festival: Year Two - Play Three
The Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing Playwrights Workshop

For hundreds of years this place has existed with millions of black souls seeking redemption. Newcomer Proctor tests the veteran members Bland, Till, Martin, and Gray's ties to each other, their beliefs and resolve to keep working the program.