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Children’s Author Rips IL School District for Bowing to Homophobic Parent



Children’s author Robin Stevenson rips Illinois school district for bowing to homophobic parent

ILLINOIS (LGBTQ Nation) — A children’s book author has accused a school district of canceling her visit to one of their schools due to her book’s recognition of gay politician, Harvey Milk.

Robin Stevenson, an award winning Canadian gay author, just completed Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change, the second in her Kid Legends series.

She has embarked on a tour across schools in the United States to promote it, including a planned visit to Longfellow Elementary School in Wheaton, Illinois.

Yet abruptly, the school’s district office informed her the day before her visit that they were canceling, with no explanation. This came after the school’s vice president asked for a list […]

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WeHo Reads at Book Soup: Conversation With Author Sam Wasson Feb 5



WEST HOLLYWOOD — Mark your calendar for February 5 to join WeHo Reads at Book Soup. Sam Wasson will be there to greet fans and discuss his latest book, “The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood.”

He will be in conversation with director and screenwriter James Gray (Ad Astra, The Lost City of Z).

Chinatown is one of the best films of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting.

Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson’s telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history.

Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of “The Kid” Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne’s fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written.

Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the ’70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story,

Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 pm
City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069  

Ticket purchase required ($29+tax, includes one copy of the book). There is a limit of 2 tickets per person and tickets may not be resold.

For tickets: Questions about the event? Please call Book Soup at 310-659-3110 or visit

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Academy Award Nominated Noah Baumbach ‘Marriage Story’ Q&A Jan 18



WEST HOLLYWOOD — Filmmaker Noah Baumbach will be discussing and signing Marriage Story at Book Soup.

Marriage Story is filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, co-starring Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta.

The companion book, a box set from Assouline, contains two volumes—one for Nicole, one for Charlie—that allow the reader to see the film’s narrative through each half of the couple’s eyes.

Featuring film stills, set photography, quotes from cast and the filmmakers, and two lyrical introductions, this pair of books takes readers both behind the scenes and straight into the heart of this film.

Saturday, January 18 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Due to the limited capacity of our event space this is a ticketed event.

Primary Ticket Group: Due to the limited capacity of our event area, only the first 50 ticket buyers will be permitted inside for the presentation. This event is mainly standing room with limited seating available first come first served for the Primary Ticket Group once they have checked in and received their copy of Marriage Story (retail price $175).

Before the start of the event we will check in and line up the Primary Ticket Group outside in front of the store. Any ticket holders not checked in by 11:45am may forfeit their spot.

Secondary Ticket Group: Once the tickets for the Primary Group have sold out we will release tickets for the Secondary Ticket Group. These ticketed customers will not be allowed inside during the presentation, and will only be allowed in to get their books signed once the Primary Group has started to exit the store. Line placement, outside, will be first come, first serve once checked in. Tickets include one copy of Marriage Story (retail price $175) to be picked up at check-in.

Additional Event Guidelines:

* Noah Baumbach will sign copies of Marriage Story only. No memorabilia.

* We will not be accepting online orders for this event. Anyone who purchases a ticket to this event must be in attendance to get their copy signed. If a ticket holder is unable to attend an unsigned copy will be held for pick up after the event.

Questions? Please call Book Soup at 310-659-3110 or visit

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WeHo Women’s Book Club: ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney Jan 7



WEST HOLLYWOOD — The Women and Books club meets on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss books written by women authors.

January’s featured reading Normal People by Sally Rooney, a stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships. It’s been named in Entertainment Weekly’s ten best novels of the year and is on the New York Times best books list.

Sally Rooney was born in the west of Ireland in 1991. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta and The London Review of Books. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017, she is the author of Conversations with Friends and the editor of the Irish literary journal The Stinging Fly.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

Admission is free, but space is limited so RSVPs are encouraged.

Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park parking structure with validation at the event.

For more information, please visit womenandbooks.

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