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Saturday, October 11

United Friends of the Children's 6th Annual CULTIVATE LA

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6:00pm

JOIN CHEF AMBASSADORS BRENDAN COLLINS, CURTIS STONE + DUFF GOLDMAN WITH VIP GUEST CHEFS ERIC GREENSPAN + RICARDO ZARATE at an elegant hilltop Beverly Hills estate that boasts outstanding views of the LA cityscape

6:00-7:00pm Sunset VIP Reception with craft cocktails and exquisite tastes offered by Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City and Larry's), Curtis Stone (Maude and Bravo Top Chef Masters), Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes and Duff's Cakemix), Eric Greenspan (The Foundry on Melrose, The Roof on Wilshire and Greenspan's Grilled Cheese), and Ricardo Zarate (Mo-Chica, Zarate, Paiche, and Blue Tavern).

7:00-10:00pm Garden Party + Auction, featuring L.A.'s best local food and wine vendors including many from last year and plenty of new favorites!

Huckleberry book signing with Zoe Nathan, co-owner of Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, Sweet Rose Creamery, and Milo & Olive.

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Sunday, October 12

Long Beach Marathon

Downtown Long Beach

Linden Ave. and E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA

6:00am

Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, “Run Long Beach”. Start and finish in Downtown Long Beach as you run by the historic Queen Mary, and then onto the beautiful beach path. As half marathoners finish down Ocean Blvd, the marathoners continue through world famous Marine Stadium, and into the student filled cheer alley at Long Beach State, home of the Walter Pyramid. Soon after you’ll be cruising downhill into Shoreline Village where cheering fans await your arrival at the finish line.  Sign up and share the 30th anniversary celebration with us this fall!

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Monday, October 13

Hudson House Brews Trouble with Smog City

Hudson House

514 North Pacific Coast Hwy , Redondo Beach, CA

7:00pm

Brooke Williamson & Nick Roberts of the Hudson House have partnered with Smog City Brewing Co.  for a 5-course beer pairing dinner featuring Hudson House’s elevated gastropub fare paired with craft beer from Smog City. 

1st Course

Hot Chicken Biscuit Bites & Shrimp Cakes

Paired with Smoked Smaug Lager

2nd Course

Roasted “Garden” Salad, mâche, cocoa nibs & coffee vinaigrette

Paired with Coffee Porter

3rd Course

Charred Octopus, coconut curry, grilled hen of the woods, pickled shimeji

Paired with L.A. Saison

4th Course

Pork Cheek, lentils, citrus vinaigrette, bacon, fried broccoli

Paired with Makeout Session

5th Course

Blueberry Buttermilk Beignets

Paired with Cali Love

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Abigail Haas & Elizabth Little present & sign their novels Dangerous Girls & Dear Daughter

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

7:00pm

In Dangerous Girls, it's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off on a wild trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But after Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. (Simon Pulse)

Dear Daughter tells the story of former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins - sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the killer she's looking for.  A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died--whatever the cost. (Viking Books)

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Seth Casteel discusses and signs Underwater Puppies

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.” (Little, Brown and Company)

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Tuesday, October 14

Red Hen Press at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join Red Hen in collaboration with the A Room of Her Own Foundation for a special reading featuring the winners of the To The Lighthouse Poetry Prize.

Genevieve Kaplan is the author of In the ice house (Red Hen, 2011), winner of the A Room of Her Own foundation poetry prize, and settings for these scenes (Convulsive Editions, 2013), a chapbook of continual erasures from a single paragraph of Virgina Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Her poems and essays have recently appeared in or are forthcoming from Tinderbox, Post45 Contemporaries, Zyzzyva, and Opon. She holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from USC and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Southern California, where she edits the Toad Press International chapbook series, publishing contemporary translations of poetry and prose.

Jessica Piazza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has a BS in Journalism from Boston University, an MA in Creative Writing from the UT Austin, and has completed a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She co-founded Bat City Review and Gold Line Press, is a contributing editor at The Offending Adam, and has blogged for The Best American Poetry and Barrelhouse. Her work has appeared in Agni, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, National Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, Rattle, Hobart, and Forklift, Ohio, among other journals. She is the winner of the 2011 A Room of Her Own Foundation To the Lighthouse Publication Prize. Interrobang is her first collection of poems. Her chapbook, This is not a sky, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2014.

Leia Penina Wilson recently graduated with her MFA from the University of Alabama. She's since then moved to the desert, and will be pursuing her PhD in poetry at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. She's proudly Samoan, and is thrilled to find taro in the grocery stores. When she's not writing she likes to play Magic the Gathering, watch movies, make cocktails, and bake.

Moderator:
Mary Johnson is author of the memoir An Unquenchable Thirst, named one of 2011′s best books by Kirkus Review. Her courage to tell her story was the catalyst for the founding of A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). Mary is AROHO’s Creative Director of Retreats and is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony. Her work has been widely published in places such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, O the Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg View, Feminism and Religion, Huffington Post, The Humanist, and NPR. She’s been featured in Poets & Writers and The Daily Beast and has appeared widely on radio and television, including Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Rosie Show, OutFront with Erin Burnett, Morning Joe, and PBS’s To The Contrary. Mary holds an MFA from Goddard College.

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