Stories Books and Cafe Echo Park


Tuesday, May 23rd; 8:00pm

Live Music

Live Performances by

Louisa Ould

 Sasha Moret


Wednesday, May 24th; 8:30pm

Story Teller Song Writer

Echo Park's hottest weekly show of pre-summer: Story Writer Song Teller returns to Stories LA Books Cafe. Three top local singer / songwriters plus one storyteller who tells a story before each musician.

This week's featured musicians:
Jamie Brooks
Tasso Smith 
Jacob Summers (Avid Dancer)

This week's featured storyteller is Tanya White

Hosted by Avid Dancer and Scott Schultz


Thursday, May 25th; 7pm

Organizing for Action Meeting

 We meet once a month to discuss progressive issues and specific actions we as a group can take to help move them forward. More info can be found at


Saturday, May 27th; 5pm

The Good Heroin Comedy Show


Sunday, May 28th; 8:30pm


The award winning live storytelling show, returns to its Home Terminal in Echo Park at Stories LA Books & Cafe! BUSted is proud to be in its third year of providing a voice for the Green Commuters of Los Angeles with real people telling their true stories about getting around LA by bus, subway, bicycle, by walking, horseback, hot air balloon .... every way except for driving!

Typically absurd. Occassionally hilllarious. Often horrifying. Always riveting.

LA Weekly says Busted is
"perfectly tailored for a city where public transportation is so underutilized. BUSted is as much a celebration of ditching a car as comiseration of its frustrations

This month's storytellers include:
Katya Duft 
Rachel Knight
Kuahmel KuahAllah (poet)
Monte LeMonte

More surprises TBA!
Hosted as always by Scott Schultz
Audience participation is always encouraged, but it's never required.

Beer, wine and food are available from the cafe!


Friday, June 16th; 8:30pm

Bitches of the Drought Chapbook Release Party

Bitches of the Drought is Lauren Eggert-Crowe's fourth poetry chapbook. Selected by Staci R. Schoenfeld, it was a runner-up in Sundress Publications 2016 Chapbook Competition. It was published as an e-chapbook on the Sundress website this month. A special edition limited run of the chapbook to be sold at the launch party, with all proceeds benefitting Planned ParenthoodSisterSong, and Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights.

"Lauren Eggert-Crowe paints big, gorgeous, preternatural flora and fauna in this small luscious package of poetry. 'Hair aflame,' there are pink claws and a narrator who claims, 'I was a neon emergency.' Bitches of the Drought will burn a hole in your heart with the glow of these poems that deliciously straddle the line between delicate and fierce." 
-Wendy C. Ortiz, author of Bruja, Hollywood Notebook, and Excavation

"Bitches of the Drought is Rocky for riot girls—all ecstatic anger and beat-him-to-the-punch puns. Los Angeles's climate change induced, bone-dry summer is the perfect backdrop to an ambivalent end of the road love story, with its final moments of sad magic like 'a cupcake atop a gazelle,' 'a panic of silk,' and 'a slowed glacier.' A beautiful little book."
-Kate Durbin, author of E! Entertainment 

With Special Guest Readers
Kate Durbin
Ramona Pilar
Siel Ju
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo


Friday, June 16th; 8:30pm

Live Music

with performances by:

Pete Molinary

Reverend Jeff

+ Special Guests


Thursday, June 22nd; 8:30pm

Nature Nurture Oracle Deck Release Party!

The Nature Nurture Oracle is the 2nd self published divination tool created by Artist and Intuitive Marcella Kroll.   

This deck includes 45 cards created by the artist to not only offer something visually appealing to the world but with the idea of bringing education, healing, and awareness to the subjects painted in the deck. The focus is nature, animals, and archetypes that might soon be instinct if humanity continues consuming and abusing our resources, as well as forgetting where we come from. Included is a handy instruction booklet, and ways to work with the cards on a personal, and professional level. 

Marcella Kroll is a professional artist, medium, and metaphysical teacher. Her desire is to make the world a better place by giving others the support and insight to find empowerment through their purpose. She is the host of the podcast “Saved by the Spell", creator of the Sacred Symbols Oracle deck and author of the zine "Cutting the Cord; how to radically reset your whole psyche using baseline magic". 


Written by Stories LA — June 28, 2015


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****************************************************** Tuesday, May 23rd; 8:00pm Live Music Live Performances by Louisa Ould  Sasha Moret ****************************************************** Wednesday, May 24th; 8:30pm Story Teller Song Writer Echo Park's hottest weekly show of pre-summer: Story...