Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of October 15, 2018

Issue 111

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MONDAY


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Joseph Olshan discusses and signs Black Diamond Fall

Buy it on IndieBound.org
Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Walter Mosley reads from his new novel John Woman

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Monday, October 15, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Ed Lin, with Naomi Hirahara, discusses and signs 99 Ways to Die

Buy it on IndieBound.org
Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


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Kwame Alexander discussed his new book Swing with Nikki Giovanni and Wendy Calhoun

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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World Editions presents Jaap Robben and Esther Gerritsen

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


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Walter Mosley signs John Woman

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Eso Wan Books
4327 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008


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Susan Orlean, in conversation with author Attica Locke, discusses The Library Book

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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
7:30pm ~ Full, but standby tickets available
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

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Tuesday October 16, 2018
7:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


WEDNESDAY


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Thelma Reyna: Reading the Tea Leaves After Trump

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Kim Sagwa discusses Mina

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


THURSDAY


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The Consuming Fire with John Scalzi

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013



SATURDAY


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Tahereh Mafi discusses and signs her new book A Very Large Expanse of Sea

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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SUNDAY


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Joe Ide discusses and signs Wrecked

Buy it on IndieBound.org
Sunday, October 21, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Celebrate the new poetry and short fiction anthology Suitcase of Chrysanthemums

Featuring Daniel Dissinger, Alexis Rhone Fancher, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescu, Tanya Ko Hong, Richard Loranger, Sophie Malleret, and Yan Sham-Shackleton. This is a fabulous opportunity to meet an independent press looking for new voices.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
4:30pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


Three frequent contributors to the Santa Monica Review share their work

Introduced by longtime Santa Monica Review editor Andrew Tonkovich
Sunday, October 21, 2018
7:30pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


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Elana K. Arnold and Claire Legrand celebrate the release of their latest, ferociously feminist novels Damsel and Sawkill Girls

Buy Damsel Buy Sawkill Girls
Sunday, October 21, 2018
1:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232


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Candice Montgomery, with Rebekah Weatherspoon, discusses Home and Away

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
4:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of October 8, 2018

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Issue 110

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MONDAY


Deborah Harkness discusses and signs Time’s Convert

Buy the book
Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Tillie Walden, in conversation with Jen Wang, presents On A Sunbeam

Buy the book
Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


A Reading with Marisa Matarazzo

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Monday, October 8, 2018
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Hampton Room
2nd Floor, Malott Commons
Scripps College, Claremont


TUESDAY


SMR at Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
6:30 p.m. ~ Free admission (Parking $3/hour)
Readings by Stephen Cooper, David Ulin, Best American Short Stories winner Steve De Jarnatt, and debut novelist Katya Apekina.
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica


Andre Dubus III celebrates his new work Gone So Long

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


The Rule of One with Ashley and Leslie Saunders

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Book Launch: Static Flux by Natasha Young

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


UCLA presents the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series with Alberto Manguel

Buy the book
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5-6pm Conversation with the speaker
6-7pm Reception and Book-signing
Northwest Auditorium
UCLA Campus


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SUNDAY


Sherry Thomas signs her latest Lady Sherlock book, The Hollow of Fear

Buy the book
Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City


Santa Monica Review Presents their 30th Anniversary Reading!

Celebrate the 30th anniversary edition of Santa Monica Review with readings by founding editor Jim Krusoe (The Sleep Garden) and frequent contributors Vishwas Gaitonde, Dylan Landis (Normal People Don’t Live Like This) and Richard Wirick (Kicking In). Welcome by filmmaker and writer Steve De Jarnatt. Free parking, refreshments.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm ~ $10 includes copy of the magazine
The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Lydia Kiesling discusses her debut novel The Golden State with Edan Lepucki

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Cherise Wolas discusses and signs The Family Tabor

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Ronald S. Barak discusses and signs The Puppet Master

Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Library Girl Presents: That’s What You Get For Loving Me

Sunday, October 14, 2018
7:15pm
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series

Sunday, October 14, 2018
7:00pm
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601


Why There Are Words Los Angeles Presents A Pun Rock Extravaganza

Join host and emcee, Patrick O’Neil and co-host Ashley Perez, along with authors Iris Berry, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Jack Grisham, Patrick O’Neil, D. H. Peligro, Anna Joy Springer for an unforgettable evening.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
6:30pm
KaffeBaren
1000 South Olive St. (at Olympic Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of October 1, 2018

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MONDAY


Taran Matharu, with Maureen Goo, discusses and signs The Summoner’s Handbook

Buy the book
Monday, October 1, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


Kate Atkinson, in conversation with Susan Orlean, discusses her new novel Transcription

Buy the book
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:00pm
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Nicole Maggi discusses and signs What They Don’t Know

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


Dennis Vaughn discusses and signs The Longboat

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Acclaimed Bi Writers Read Their Works in Lambda LitFest

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


Laini Taylor and Lauren Oliver celebrate their latest novels Muse of Nightmares and Broken Things

Buy Muse of Nightmares Buy Broken Things
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:00pm
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


WEDNESDAY


Hank Green: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Buy the book
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:00pm ~ $30
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


Otis College of Art & Design Presents Venita Blackburn

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:30pm
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Kayla Cagan presents Art Boss

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:30pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Peter Stone celebrates his political thriller The Perfect Candidate

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:00pm
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


SPONSOR


Open Book Presents:
Unraveling the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enjoy a night of murder and mayhem at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Les Klinger, one of the world’s leading authorities on Sherlock Holmes. First, mingle with other guests at a pre-event, hosted happy hour. Then take in a spirited discussion of everything Holmesian with Les Klinger. Afterwards, join the author for a book signing and dessert reception. It’s the Sherlock Holmes adventure everyone’s dying to get into. For more information visit https://pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/open-book/


THURSDAY


Juan Gabriel Vásquez: The Shape of Ruins

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027



FRIDAY


LAMBDA Litfest Presents Trumpocalypse: Can Writing Books Help Save a Seriously F*cked World?

Friday, October 5, 2018
6:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


LAMBDA Litfest: Queer Writing Teachers from UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program

Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Kathleen Kaufman discusses and signs Hag

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Friday, October 5, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Author Luncheon with Juan Gabriel Vásquez for The Shape of the Ruins

Buy the book
Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Amici Brentwood
2538 San Vicente Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Rip Rap CSULB MFA Creative Writing Reading

Friday, October 5, 2018
5:00pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E SPRING ST.
LONG BEACH CA 90808


SUNDAY


Rebekah Weatherspoon and Zoey Castille Discuss and sign their books Rafeand Stripped

Buy Rafe Buy Stripped
Sunday, October 7, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City


Anne-Marie Kinney presents Coldwater Canyon

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


David Stromberg, in conversation with Aimee Bender, presents In the Land Of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
10:15am
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of September 24, 2018

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MONDAY


Book Soup celebrates Samuel Park’s The Caregiver with Jim Gavin and Marc Novak

Buy the book
Monday, September 24, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Vroman’s Presents: Kevin Kwan discusses and signs Rich People Problems

Buy the book
Monday, September 24, 2018
7:00pm – SOLD OUT
All Saints Church in Pasadena
132 N Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


Lisa Brackmann discusses Black Swan Rising with Steph Cha

Buy the book
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


PEN Presents: Myriam Gurba & Eileen Myles

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8pm
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038


V.E. Schwab celebrates her latest novel Vengeful

Buy the book
Tuesday September 25, 2018
7:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


SPONSOR


Open Book Presents:
Unraveling the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enjoy a night of murder and mayhem at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Les Klinger, one of the world’s leading authorities on Sherlock Holmes. First, mingle with other guests at a pre-event, hosted happy hour. Then take in a spirited discussion of everything Holmesian with Les Klinger. Afterwards, join the author for a book signing and dessert reception. It’s the Sherlock Holmes adventure everyone’s dying to get into. For more information visit https://pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/open-book/


THURSDAY


Jessica Hopper discusses her book Night Moves with Josh Kun

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Daniel Acosta discusses and signs Iron River

Buy the book
Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101



SATURDAY


Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs Liar, Liar

Buy the book
Saturday, September 29, 2018
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Bonnie Chau reads from her collection of short stories All Roads Lead to Blood

Buy the book
Saturday, September 29, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SUNDAY


I, Claudia with Mary McCoy

Buy the book
Sunday, September 30, 2018
6pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of September 17, 2018

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TUESDAY


Rebecca Serle discusses her new novel The Dinner List with Gabrielle Zevin

Buy the book
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SPONSOR


Open Book Presents:
Unraveling the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enjoy a night of murder and mayhem at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Les Klinger, one of the world’s leading authorities on Sherlock Holmes. First, mingle with other guests at a pre-event, hosted happy hour. Then take in a spirited discussion of everything Holmesian with Les Klinger. Afterwards, join the author for a book signing and dessert reception. It’s the Sherlock Holmes adventure everyone’s dying to get into. For more information visit https://pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/open-book/


WEDNESDAY


Gavin Scott discusses and signs The Age of Exodus

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Katya Apekina reads from her debut novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish with Michelle Huneven

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


THURSDAY


KOFA celebrates the release of his novel June Gemini

Buy the book
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:30PM – 8:30PM – FREE, but RSVP is required
WeWork Culver City
5792 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016


Robert Rorke discusses and signs Car Trouble, in conversation with Amy E. Wallen

Buy the book
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Sara Gran reads from her new novel The Infinite Blacktop

Buy the book
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


ALOUD presents Tommy Orange in conversation with author and professor Rigoberto González

Buy the book
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
7:30pm – SOLD OUT, but there is often standing room
Mark Taper Auditorium
Central Library
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Scripps College presents Charles Baxter

Buy the book
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711



FRIDAY


Flintridge Bookstore: An Evening of Literature & Fiction

Featuring three distinct fiction writers Bradley Bazzle, Bryan Hurt, and Mia Alvar, join Red Hen and Flintridge Bookstore on September 21st to hear excerpts from their latest books!
Friday, September 21, 2018
7pm – 8:30pm FREE
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd,
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011


Aminder Dhaliwal discusses her new graphic novel Woman World with Nicole Dong

Buy the book
Friday, September 21, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Alex Beard presents The Lying King

Buy the book
Friday, September 21, 2018
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


SATURDAY


Karl Ove Knausgaard with Mark Danielewski

Buy the book
Saturday, September 22, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SUNDAY


ALOUD presents Karl Ove Knausgaard with Tom Lutz

Buy the book
Sunday, September 23, 2018
5pm
Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA


Grady Hendrix presents We Sold Our Souls LIVE!

Buy the book
Sunday, September 23, 2018
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


The Nebraska Girl Open Reading

Sunday, September 23, 2018
2pm, Sign ups at 1:45
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of September 10, 2018

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MONDAY


Claudia Dey reads from her new novel Heartbreaker

Buy the book
Monday, September 10, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


TUESDAY


Book Soup at the Skirball presents Gary Shteyngart reading from Lake Success

Buy the book
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
8:00pm, $28-34
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049


WEDNESDAY


D. Wystan Owen discusses and signs Other People’s Love Affairs: Stories

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Rebecca Clarren reads from her debut novel Kickdown with Ken Bensinger

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


THURSDAY


Peter Blauner discusses and signs Sunrise Highway

Buy the book
Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Paula Saunders reads from her debut novel The Distance Home

Buy the book
Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Book launch event for Seamstress of Ourfa by Victoria Butler-Sloss

Buy the book
Thursday, September 13, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004



FRIDAY


John Carpenter & Anthony Burch present and sign Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 1

Buy the book
Friday, September 14, 2018
1:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Julia Whicker, in conversation with Edan Lepucki, discusses and signs Wonderblood

Buy the book
Friday, September 14, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Gerry Orz reads from Lucky or Not, Here I Come

Buy the book
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


SATURDAY


Zenobia Neil reads from her new novel The Jinni’s Last Wish

Buy the book
Saturday, September 15, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Call Me Anorexic: The Ballad of a Thin Man with Author Ken Capobianco

Buy the book
Saturday, September 15, 2018
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E SPRING ST.
LONG BEACH CA 90808


2018 Literary Soul Symposium

The 2018 Literary Soul Symposium is an annual event that promotes and supports the diverse literary efforts of LGBTQ Authors.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
8:30am to 5:00pm
California State University Los Angeles, Student Union
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


FEATURED EVENT


Cynthia Lim launches her powerful memoir Wherever You Are

Buy the book
Join Cynthia Lim for the launch of her memoir, Wherever You Are. Cynthia Lim thought she had the perfect life: a loving husband, two teenaged sons, and a home, filled with books, music and art. When her husband suffers a debilitating brain injury, a different person emerges. What do we do when our life is changed by one catastrophic event?

Sunday, Sept 16, 2018
3 – 4 pm
Diesel Bookstore
225 26th Street (inside Brentwood Country Mart)
Santa Monica, CA 90402


SUNDAY


Gerry Orz discusses Lucky or Not, Here I Come

Buy the book
Sunday, September 16, 2018
6:30 pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


The New Short Fiction Series presents Lana Turner Slept Here and Other Stories

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Doors open at 6pm, $10-20
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of September 3, 2018

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TUESDAY


Mark Gunther discusses and signs Without Jenny

Buy the book
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


WEDNESDAY


Patric Dewitt reads from his new novel French Exit

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Somaya Daud discusses her sci-fi/fantasy YA debut Mirage with Leigh Bardugo

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Otis College of Art and Design welcomes Lydia Millet

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:30pm
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Mark Gunther discusses and signs Without Jenny

Buy the book
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:30 pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


The Art of the Short

Debbie Graber, Michelle Blair Wilker, and Jacqueline Suskin will be at Stories BooksandCafe Saturday night to read from their collections!
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:30 pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


THURSDAY


Terence Harkin discusses and signs The Big Buddha Bicycle Race

Buy the book
Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Ben Marcus reads from his new collection of stories Notes From the Fog

Buy the book
Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Dana Gould celebrates his graphic novel Planet of the Apes Visionaries

Buy the book
Thursday September 6, 2018
7:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036



FRIDAY


Amy Meyerson, in conversation with Nova Jacobs, discusses and signs The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Buy the book
Friday, September 7, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Martin Jay Weiss discusses and signs The Second Son

Buy the book
Friday, September 7, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


SATURDAY


Jeri Westerson discusses and signs The Deepest Grave

Buy the book
Saturday, September 8, 2018
5:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


SUNDAY


Elliott Turner discusses and signs The Night of the Virgin

Buy the book
Sunday, September 9, 2018
1:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Signing with Author Tiffany Reisz

Buy the book
Sunday, September 9, 2018
12-1:30
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA, USA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of August 27, 2018

LitWeekLA August 27 2018

Issue 104


MONDAY


Mark Leidner will read from his new book Under the Sea with Ben Loory

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Monday, August 27, 2018
8pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


TUESDAY


Claire Naden discusses and signs Cache Under the Stacks: A Cate Wagner Mystery

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


WEDNESDAY


Laura Van Den Berg launches her new novel The Third Hotel with Aja Gabel

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of August 20, 2018

LitWeekLA August 20 2018

Issue 103


MONDAY


Stephen Markley celebrates Ohio

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Monday August 20, 2018
7:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


TUESDAY


Genevieve Hudson reads fro her debut collection of stories Pretend We Live Here with Henry Hoke and Myriam Gurba

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


John Larison discusses and signs Whiskey When We’re Dry

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


WEDNESDAY


JM Holmes discusses his debut collection of stories How Are You Going To Save Yourself with Natasha Deon

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


THURSDAY


Juliet McDaniel discusses and signs Mr. & Mrs. American Pie

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Lisa Hanawwalt discusses her new graphic novel Coyote Doggirl with Molly Lambert

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Pablo Cartaya, with Lilliam Rivera, discusses and signs Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
6:30pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101



FRIDAY


The Difficult to Name Reading Series

With authors Hallie Cantor, Helen Donahue, Seth Fischer, Jean Chen Ho, Ben Loory, Nathaniel Stein, and Yezmin Villarreal. Hosted by Ryan Sartor
Friday, August 24, 2018
8pm
Stories Books and Cafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles


Skylight Staff Showcase!

From their website: Ever wonder what your favorite, gentle-souled, booksellers do when they’re not recommending you hot books? That’s right, we got musicians and writers and photographers, folks who spin lore and drop sick beats and capture moments that would otherwise be lost with the ages. And it’s all going to be on display for your consumption. So come hang, get weird, and tell us how much you love us. Pretty please.
Friday, August 24, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Jo Piazza discusses and signs Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win

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Friday, August 24, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


SATURDAY


Tessa Dare launches The Governess Game

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA, USA


SUNDAY


Black Writers at The Table

Sanura Williams, founder of My Lit Box, and Bridgette Bianca, poet and professor, have teamed up once again to bring some color to your conversation and community! Produced by critically acclaimed novelist, Natashia Deón, The Table Lit is a monthly reading series dedicated to bringing a diverse collection of writers and readers together. Join us as we make room for more Black Writers at The Table! Celebrate and support the work of contemporary poets in Los Angeles at the historic Hollywood Hotel. Stop in early and grab a drink from the hotel’s Route 66 Bar & Lounge, pick up some goodies from the My Lit Box table, and settle in for a literary feast. Admission is FREE, however, we encourage a $5 donation to support.
FEATURED READERS: Jessica Gallion aka Yellawoman, Alyesha Wise-Hernandez, B.A. Williams, Imani Tolliver, Jaha Zainabu, Asia Bryant-Wilkerson, & Aleah Bradshaw aka Nyfe,
Sunday, August 26, 2018
3-5pm
Hollywood Hotel
1160 North Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029


The Nebraska Girls Open Reading

Sunday, August 26, 2018
2pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of August 13, 2018

Issue 102


MONDAY


Peter Myers discusses and signs Leonardo’s Secret: A Novel Based on the Life of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Monday, August 13, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


TUESDAY


Brandy Colbert reads from her YA novel Finding Yvonne with Lilliam Rivera

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Adam Greenfield launches Circa

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


WEDNESDAY


Lisa Locascio discusses her debut novel Open Me with Karolina Waclawiak

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Adam Walker Phillips discusses and signs The Big Con: A Chuck Restic Mystery

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


THURSDAY


Gina Wohlsdorf discusses Blood Highway with Steph Cha

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004



FRIDAY


Hot August Night: Matt Hewitt launches his comic Biker Party

Friday, August 17, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SATURDAY


Elisa Parhad presents and signs Los Angeles Is…

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:30am
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Vanessa Hua reads from her debut novel A River of Stars with Medaya Ocher

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SUNDAY


Kristan Higgins presents Good Luck With That with Karen Warner

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
5pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Koln Letters with author Mushroom Montoya

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808