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We are more than just a book club. We are a diverse group of ladies who gather every month in Downtown LA to socialize and discuss nonfiction books.

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Upcoming events (5)

📚March - The Everything Store

1000 Grand by Windsor

Join us for an engaging discussion of our March book-of-the-month Author: Brad Stone Title: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon Moderator: Alyssa • What to bring 🍷 Bring an appetizer, dessert, or beverage to share Important to know ✅ Space is limited. Only sign up if you are sure you will attend. The host reserves the right to cancel members RSVP who frequently drop out last minute or “No-Showed” their last event 🆗 If you RSVP “Yes”, remember to cancel if you’re no longer able to join us - Even if you’re “far down” the waitlist 🚺 If you’re on the waitlist reach out to your host after the RSVP window closes. Your host can add you to the “Going” list if you request to attend and there’s opening 🚗 No visitor parking inside building. Street parking or pay lot across the street only 🌸 Meet and greet your fellow book club members before discussion starts. Arrive early to allow for L.A. traffic and finding parking ☎️ If you need help, text your Meetup host: Mechell (949)[masked] 💖 “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” – Jeff Bezos ⏰ Agenda 1:00 Brunch Mingle 1:30 Book Discussion 2:45 Wrap Up 3:00 Farewell

🌸 She Reads DTLA Anniversary Poetry Tea Party

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

$5.00

🌸 Join us for an Afternoon Tea Party Located at the landmark Millennium Biltmore, Rendezvous Court is one of the city’s most spectacular rooms. Originally the hotel’s lobby, the Rendezvous Court features a soaring, elaborately carved and painted wood ceiling, travertine walls and a central tiered fountain • What to bring 💖 Your favorite poem 💰 Bring cash or card to cover your parking, afternoon tea service and gratuity • Important to know ☕️ Cost: $71 plus parking (Includes Afternoon Tea Service, tax and gratuity). $5 reservation fee will be applied to your bill. Please pay by Saturday April 13th. Payable via Venmo (@Mechell) or Apple Pay ✅ Space is limited. Only sign up if you are sure you will attend. The host reserves the right to cancel members RSVP who frequently drop out last minute or “No-Showed” their last event 🆗 If you RSVP “Yes”, remember to cancel if you’re no longer able to join us - Even if you’re “far down” the waitlist 🚺 If you’re on the waitlist reach out to your host after the RSVP window closes. Your host can add you to the “Going” list if you request to attend and there’s opening 🚗 Underground parking located at Pershing Square: 532 S. Olive St, Los Angeles. Cost $7 🚦 Plan your travel to arrive early or on time. Remember to allow for LA traffic and finding parking ☎️ If you need help, text your Meetup host: Mechell Text (949)[masked] 🦋 Poetry comes alive to me through recitation -Natalie Merchant ⏰ Timeline 2:00 Welcome 2:30 Poetry Time 3:45 Wrap up 4:00 Farewell

📚April - The Truths We Hold

west elm

Join us for an engaging discussion of our book-of-the-month held in the west elm’s beautiful, new Downtown LA store Author: Kamala Harris Title: The Truths We Hold Moderator: Priscilla • Important to know ✅ Space is limited. Only sign up if you are sure you will attend. The host reserves the right to cancel members RSVP who frequently drop out last minute or “No-Showed” their last event 🆗 If you RSVP “Yes”, remember to cancel if you’re no longer able to join us - Even if you’re “far down” the waitlist 🚺 If you’re on the waitlist reach out to your host after the RSVP window closes. Your host can add you to the “Going” list if you request to attend and there’s opening 🚗 No visitor parking inside building. Street parking or pay lot across the street only 🌸 Arrive early to allow for L.A. traffic and finding parking ☎️ If you need help, text your Meetup host: Mechell (949)[masked] 💖 You have to see and smell and feel the circumstances of people to really understand them - Kamala Harris ⏰ Agenda 1:00 Mingle 1:30 Book Discussion 2:45 Wrap Up 3:00 Farewell She Reads DTLA Code of Conduct: Currently under revision...

🌿Mum’s the Word - Book Signing Event

1000 Grand by Windsor

What happens when you receive a piece of information that changes your life? Mum's the Word is not just one way to react, but also a 40,000-word memoir that takes you through how the author handled such news. Suspense builds as a story of family secrets, unknown adoption, and an amazing search to find answers, the real truth, unfolds. This journey reveals the complexities of love, relationships, and coming to terms with unexpected life events. Within these pages is a true story of uncertainty, joy, pain, and faith in overcoming obstacles in order to make miraculous connections. Mum's the Word exposes what had largely been a quest in silence. After 30 years, a secret is revealed while applying for a passport to attend, of all things, a family reunion. A birth certificate request sent to London results in a document stamped certificate of adoption About the Author: Lorna Little is an author, devoted wife, motivational speaker, licensed clinical social worker, proud mother, president and CEO of St Annes, a premier organization focusing on supporting women, children, and families in Los Angeles KTLA 5 News spotlighted Lorna Little for their Black History Visionaries Tribute of Black Excellence • What we'll do 😃 Join us for an engaging discussion of our beloved book club member, Lorna Little’s intriguing memoir Author: Lorna Little Title: Mum’s the Word Moderator: She Reads DTLA member Stefanie • What to bring 🍷 Bring an appetizer, dessert, or beverage to share Important to know ✅ Space is limited. Only sign up if you are sure you will attend. The host reserves the right to cancel members RSVP who frequently drop out last minute or “No-Showed” their last event 🆗 If you RSVP “Yes”, remember to cancel if you’re no longer able to join us - Even if you’re “far down” the waitlist 🚺 If you’re on the waitlist reach out to your host after the RSVP window closes. Your host can add you to the “Going” list if you request to attend and there’s opening 🚗 No visitor parking inside building. Street parking or pay lot across the street only 🌸 Arrive early to allow for L.A. traffic and finding parking ☎️ If you need help, text your Meetup host: Mechell Text (949)[masked] 💖 “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” - Maya Angelou ⏰ Agenda 3:00 Meet And Mingle 3:30 Author Reading With Q & A 4:45 Book Signing 5:00 Farewell

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MacArthur Park Visual And Performing Arts Elementary

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