Our Monthly Literary Series

June 4th, 7:00pm

We are honored to welcome the authors Ben Loory, Isabel Quintero and Mary Woronov for the second event of our new monthly literary series. They will be reading from and signing their books on Thursday, June 4th, at 7:00pm.

This event will feature something for everyone – kids’ books, young adult, poetry, short stories, memoirs and novels.

Once again, the readings will be infused with a bit of open mic poetry, so please feel free to bring your own poems to share with the audience!

In celebration of our 75th year as your local independent bookstore on Larchmont Blvd, Chevalier’s Books has launched a monthly literary series. Under the aegis of our new owners, Bert Deixler and Darryl Holter and in tandem with authors Rich Ferguson, CLS Ferguson and Stephanie Hammer, and a bit of help from Liz at the bookstore, we will be hosting authors from across the spectrum of our vibrant, SoCal literary scene.

Our bookstore is delighted to reach out to the community through the power of words. On the first Thursday evening of every month, Chevalier’s will offer a space to gather, to chat, browse, and connect with your literature loving neighbors as you listen to some of the wonderful creative writers who live in our midst.

MaryActress, author & figurative painter Mary Woronov arrived in Warhol’s Factory on a college school trip and never went home. Among her books her terrific memoir Swimming Underground is the story of the years she spent there in a cavalcade of creative outcasts and over-the-edge experiences. She also starred in Warhol’s “Chelsea Girls” (wow!) as well as Roger Corman films and many others.
Mary’s painting and writing have a lot to do with something she calls imaginary reality. Others might call it out and out lying but that is the creative part.
She was born in the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Photo Credit: Claudi Ungar

BenBen Loory, rhymes with story, is the author of the short story collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day(Penguin, 2011), along with a picture book for children, The Baseball Player and the Walrus(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015). His fables and tales have appeared in, among others, The New Yorker, Gargoyle Magazine, Tin House, and Fairy Tale Review. Loory has been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts. He is also a screenwriter and musician, as well as an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program. He lives in Los Angeles, but admits to being a New Jersey native.

Photo Credit: Heather Conley

unnamedIsabel Quintero is the author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces from Cinco Puntos Press, the winner of the 2015 William C. Morris Award for Debut YA Novel. She was born and raised in the Inland Empire of Southern California and is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who made that journey for a better life many, many years ago. She got her love of words from her mother and her love of chorizo asado from her father. In addition to writing fiction, Isabel also writes poetry, and is on the board for a non-profit literary arts organization, PoetrIE. among others. She is also an adjunct faculty instructor at two community colleges.