Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of July 22, 2019

Issue 148

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Peter Orner, in conversation with Maile Meloy, discusses Maggie Brown and Other Stories

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

PEN Emerging Voices 2019

Judy Choi, Anthony Hoang, Fajer Alexander Khansa, T. K. Lê, and Dare Williams reading together for the last time, with introductions by mentors Steph Cha, James Sie, Venita Blackburn, Vickie Vértiz, and Sesshu Foster.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
7:30pm
HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

WEDNESDAY


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Deb Spera reads from her debut novel Call Your Daughter Home with Channing Dungey

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Lisa Locascio reads from Open Me

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Wednesday, July 24 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Kristen Arnett reads from her debut novel Mostly Dead Things with Tommy Pico

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Felicity McLean discusses and signs The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

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Friday, July 26, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

SATURDAY


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Author Deb Spera, in conversation with Peter Bechmann, discusses Call Your Daughter Home

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
5:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge

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Authors Tessa Bailey, Samanthe Beck and Robin Bielman discuss their latest work

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
3:00 pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Sarah Rose Etter reads from her new novel The Book of X with Tommy Pico

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Sunday, July 28, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of July 15, 2019

Issue 147

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MONDAY


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JL Ruiz discusses his new novel Irreversible Damage

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Monday, July 15, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Allison Raskin & Gaby Dunn celebrate Please Send Help: A Novel

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Monday, July 15, 2019
7:30pm
B&N at the Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

TUESDAY


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Frank Strausser, with Dr. Alexander Rivkin, discusses and signs Plastic

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30pm
Diesel Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Janet Fitch reads from her new novel Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Kimi Eisele discusses and signs The Lightest Object in the Universe

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Jamil Jan Kochai in conversation about his debut novel 99 Nights in Logar

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Jasmine Guillory discusses and signs The Wedding Party

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Lisa Taddeo discusses her new book Three Women with Clarissa Cruz

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Cristina Alger, with Allison Winn Scotch, discusses and signs Girls Like Us

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Andrea Dunlop, with Julia Whelan, discusses and signs We Came Here to Forget

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Authors Jasmine Guillory and Sonali Dev in conversation ,with Q&A and book signing to follow

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
7pm ~ $15 includes include book
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


FRIDAY


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Madeleine Henry discusses and signs Breathe In, Cash Out

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Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Made in L.A. Vol. 2: Chasing the Elusive Dream Launch Event

The Made in L.A. indie author co-op presents contributors to the latest installment of their annual fiction anthology series, including Sara Chisolm, Nick Duretta, Jude-Marie Green, Nolan Knight, Gabi Lorino, Allison Rose, Cody Sisco, Abigail Walthausen, and C. Gregory Thompson.
Friday, July 19, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Vroman’s Local Author Day introducing Jeffrey Kwitny, Tom King, and Richard Tarlow

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Library Girl Presents

Sunday, July 14, 2019
7pm ~ $10 includes Dessert
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The New Short Fiction Series presents The Fox Girl Revival by Jan Stinchcomb

Sunday, July 14, 2019
7:00pm ~ $12-15
The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of July 8, 2019

Issue 146

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TUESDAY


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Book Soup at the Skirball presents Linda Holmes, with Sam Sanders, discussing and signing Evvie Drake Starts Over

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:00pm ~ $28 includes the book
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Abbi Waxman discusses The Bookish Life of Nina Hill with Hilary Liftin

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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J.S. Breukelaar & Ben Loory

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:00pm
Stories Books & Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, California 90026

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Frank Strausser discusses his debut novel PLASTIC with Dr. Alexander Rivkin

Join Frank Strausser in conversation with plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Rivkin to discuss Hollywood’s obsession with beauty and image making, based on Strausser’s debut novel PLASTIC. Dubbed “Hollywood celebrity in the raw, combining celluloid glamour and criminal conspiracy” by Esquire writer Mike Sager, PLASTIC is a novel of psychological suspense that explores the ephemeral and diabolical world inside “the Capital of Good Looks.”
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30 pm – 8 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore 
  225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

THURSDAY


McSweeney’s Quarterly 56 Launch Event

Issue 56 delivers new work from Michelle Tea, Emerson Whitney, Jose Antonio Vargas, T. C. Boyle, Dantiel W. Moniz, Genevieve Hudson, Jincy Willett, to name a few, and a section of staggering fiction from emerging Nigerian writers soon to be household names, with an introduction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Lauren Kate celebrates her adult novel debut Orphan’s Song in conversation with Lydia Fitzpatrick

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
7pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


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FRIDAY


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David Marlett launches his new novel American Red

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Friday, July 12, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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SUNDAY


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Words Uncaged reading by Tobias Tubbs, George Sanchez, and Johana Diaz

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Publication Party! Ed Rucker discusses and signs Justice Makes a Killing

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
3:00pm
Diesel Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of July 1, 2019

Issue 145

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Lillian Li, in conversation with Jade Chang, discussing and signing the paperback release of Number One Chinese Restaurant

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Monday, July 1, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

TUESDAY


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Viken Berberian discusses his new graphic novel The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Tim Kirk, Rob Zabrecky, & Tim Davis discuss and sign The Feral Boy who lives in Griffith Park

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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WEDNESDAY


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Karol Ruth Silverstein & Chris Baron discuss and sign Cursed & All of Me

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Barbara Bourland, with Abigail Stern, discusses and signs Fake Like Me

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


SUNDAY


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The Last Bookstore presents The Feral Boy Who Lives in Griffith Park

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
7pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of June 24, 2019

Issue 144

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MONDAY


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Lauren Kate discusses and signs The Orphan’s Song

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Monday, June 24, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Rachel DeWoskin discusses and signs Banshee

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Monday, June 24, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

TUESDAY


June is for homo-centrics

Join London Alexander and Melian Radu for one of L.A.’s venerable LGBTQ reading series.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
7:30 pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90026

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THURSDAY


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Aja Gabel, in conversation with Adele Lim, discusses and signs The Ensemble

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Taffy Brodessar-Akner, in conversation with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, discusses and signs Fleishman Is in Trouble

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


FRIDAY


Switchblade Magazine Live Reading

Join the writers of Switchblade Magazine, a quarterly noir fiction digest-sized magazine now going into its 10th issue, for a selection of readings. Readers include: A.B. Patterson, Ashley Erwin, Andrew Miller, Jon Zelazny, Rex Weiner, Renee Asher Pickup, Lisa Douglass, Richard Risemberg, and Scotch Rutherford.
Friday, June 28, 2019
7:30pm
SkylightBooks
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Poets & Writers’ Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

SATURDAY


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LGBTQ+ YA LIT PRIDE PANEL

Join young adult authors Britta Lundin (Ship It!), Abdi Nazemian (Like a Love Story), Aminah Mae Safi (Tell Me How You Really Feel), and Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez) to celebrate LGBTQ+ YA lit with a discussion about its past, present, and future.
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Saturday, June 29, 2019
3:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Rachel Howzell Hall & Sheila Lowe sign their books They All Fall Down and Proof of Life

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
4:30pm
Mystery Ink Bookstore
8907 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA

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SUNDAY


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Vroman’s Local Author Day introducing Aliete Guerrero and Roberto Tostado M.D.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of June 17, 2019

Issue 143

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TUESDAY


The Good Immigrant: An Evening of Storytelling

Join contributors Nicole Dennis-Benn (whose sophomore novel, Patsy, debuts this June); Jade Chang (The Wangs vs. The World); and Dani Fernandez (Ralph Breaks the Internet, “Nerdificent”) for readings and conversation in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and to consider how Angelenos fit into the national conversation on American identity.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6pm
Grand Park
200 N Grand Avenue,
Performance Lawn (between Grand Avenue and Hill Streets)
Los Angeles, CA

WEDNESDAY


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Ocean Vuong reads from his debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous with Jade Change

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Pedram Navab presents his new novel This Will Destroy You

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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BA Shapiro discusses and signs The Collector’s Apprentice

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

THURSDAY


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Mona Awad reads from her new novel Bunny with Anna Joy Springer

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


FRIDAY


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Mona Awad reads from her new novel Bunny with Anna Joy Springer

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Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Skylight Books Presents Raphael Bob-Waksberg With His New Book Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory

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Friday, June 21, 2019
8:00pm ~ $15-$45
Typewriter Dynasty at the Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057

SATURDAY


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Two Book Launches – Two Fantasy Authors

Luke Tarzian & Nicole Mainardi
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
5:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA

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Author James S. Murray presents The Brink: An Awakened Novel

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
2pm
B&N at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA

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Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of June 10, 2019

Issue 142

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James Ellroy discusses and signs This Storm

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Monday, June 10, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Christopher X. Shade discusses and signs The Good Mother of Marseille

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Monday, June 10, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

TUESDAY


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Ted Chiang discusses his new story collection Exhalation

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Noir Night at The Last Bookstore

Join local authors Doug Cooper, Erik Tarloff, Frank Strausser, Sean Carswell, and Phoeff Sutton for a night of quintessential LA noir mystery.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Abdi Nazemian, in conversation with Robin Benway, discusses and signs Like a Love Story

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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James Ellroy discusses and signs This Storm

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Author Sarah Blake presents The Guest Book

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7pm
B&N at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA

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Author Diane C. McPhail discusses The Abolitionist’s Daughter with Jane Smiley

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
8pm ~ $28 with book (free without)
William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Sarah Gailey reads from their debut novel Magic for Liars with Mallory O’Meara

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


FRIDAY


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Cara Black discusses and signs Murder in Bel-Air

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June 14, 2019
1pm
Mystery Ink
8907 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA

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Cara Black discusses and signs Murder in Bel-Air

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June 14, 2019
5pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Alix Ohlin discusses and signs Dual Citizens

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Friday, June 14, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

SATURDAY


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Cara Black discusses and signs Murder in Bel-Air

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
10am-1pm
Southern California Writers’ Association
Luncheon meeting at Claim Jumper Restaurant
Fountain Valley, CA

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Cara Black discusses and signs Murder in Bel-Air

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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James Ellroy discusses and signs This Storm

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
5:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Author Evelyn Lozada presents The Perfect Date

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
1pm
B&N at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA

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SUNDAY


Bloomsday 2019

A dramatic reading of Ulysses featuring veteran actors Sile Bermingham, James Gallo, James Lancaster, John Lee, Johnny O’Callaghan, and Sonya Macari. The celebration continues in the courtyard with Guinness and more live music.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
7:30pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Virginia Heffernan & Howard Rodman

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7:30pm
Hamer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024


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LA Noir Mystery Event

Join Frank Strausser along with other local authors, Doug Cooper, Erik Tarloff, Sean Carswell, and Phoef Sutton for a night of quintessential LA noir mystery, an event, sponsored by The Last Bookstore in cooperation with Prospect Park Books and Rare Bird Lit. For tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noir-night-tickets-59022387550
June 11, 2019
7:30pm – 9 pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


WEDNESDAY


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Maria Hummel reads from her novel Still Lives with Rebecca Morse

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Allie Larkin discusses Swimming for Sunlight with Julie Buxbaum

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Kathryn Scanlan reads from her debut work of fiction AUG 9–FOG

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Howard Rodman, in conversation with Janet Fitch, discusses and signs The Great Eastern

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Sujata Massey discusses The Satapur Moonstone

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004



FRIDAY


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Kimberly Robeson discusses and signs The Greek Persuasion

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Friday, June 7, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


The Shrieking Garden – Book Release

Featuring contributions by an array of Los Angeles artists including Actually Huizenga, Kris Kidd, Christopher Zeischegg, LaBanna Babalon, Rhianna Martinez Yates aka Skuzi, and more. Curated by Chad Fjerstad.
Friday, June 7, 2019
8pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


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Kris Waldherr discusses and signs The Lost History of Dreams

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Saturday, June 8, 2019
7pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Authors Casey McQuiston and Taylor Jenkins Reid will be in conversation

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Saturday, June 8, 2019
6pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main Street
Culver City, CA

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SUNDAY


Library Girl Presents: I Should Have Kissed Her More

A Tribute to Willie Nelson in Words and Music Featuring Readings by: Chad Holley, Suzanna Regos, Tommy Swerdlow, Aruni Wijesinghe, and Conney Williams
Sunday, June 9, 2019
7 PM ~ $10 includes Dessert
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series presents Mandala and other stories by Sonja Alper

Sunday, June 9, 2019
7 PM ~ $12-15
The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


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The Good Mother of Marseille with Author Christopher X. Shade

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Sunday, June 9, 2019
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808


Authors Annabeth Albert, C.B. Lee and Anna Zabo in a Pride! conversation moderated by Erin Judge

Sunday, June 9, 2019
5pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main Street
Culver City, CA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of May 27, 2019

Issue 140

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TUESDAY


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Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore present and sign Bttm Fdrs

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


WEDNESDAY


WeHo Reads/One City One Pride: Lambda Lit Award Finalists Reading

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


THURSDAY


Dimitris Lyacos and Harold Abramowitz

Dimitris Lyacos visits Los Angeles for the final reading of his US tour on the occasion of the recent Box Set publication of his trilogy Poena Damni.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
8pm
Beyond Baroque
681 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291


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Adam Popescu discusses and signs Nima

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069



FRIDAY


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Joan Moran discusses and signs An Accidental Cuban

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Friday, May 31, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos discuss the new anthology Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture

With Ryan Cassata, Emerson Whitney, Texas Isaiah, Alex Blue Davis, and Michelle Tea.
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Friday, May 31, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SATURDAY


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Dana L. Davis discusses and signs Voice in My Head

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Saturday, June 1, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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SUNDAY


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Soup of the Month presents author Bryan Washington

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Sunday, June 2, 2019
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Sarah Kuhn launches her new book I Love You So Mochi with YA Author Maurene Goo

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Sunday, June 2, 2019
3pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of May 20, 2019

Issue 139

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MONDAY


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Christopher Castellani discusses and signs Leading Men, in conversation with Chip Cheek

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Monday, May 20, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


WEDNESDAY


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Chip Cheek discusses and signs Cape May

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Wendall Thomas discusses Drowned Under with Tim Hallinan

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Armando Lucas Correa celebrates his latest novel The Daughter’s Tale

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7pm
Barnes & Nobel at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


THURSDAY


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Authors Sheila Roberts, Meg Tilly and Linda O. Johnston discuss their latest work

Thursday, May 23, 2019
7pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA



FRIDAY


Beverly Jenkins in conversation with Maureen Lee Lenker

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Friday, May 31, 2019
7pm ~ Tickets Required
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


SATURDAY


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Blanc Noir Graphic Novel Launch Party with Phillip C. Barragan and Mason Arrigo

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA 90808


Beverly Jenkins in conversation with Rebekah Weatherspoon

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Saturday, June 1, 2019
7pm ~ Tickets Required
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


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SUNDAY


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Vroman’s Local Author Day introducing Kevin Foster, Maria A. Nodarse, and Beverley Clarkson

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Book Celebration: Sehba Sarwar and liz gonzález

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA 90808