Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of September 16, 2019

Issue 156

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Meg Waite Clayton discusses and signs The Last Train to London

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

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Rachel Cline discusses The Question Authority

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Monday, September 16, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Stephen Mitchell discusses and signs Joseph and The Way of Forgiveness

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

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Colette Sartor discusses Once Removed: Stories with Lisanne Sartor

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Colson Whitehead in Conversation with Kima Jones

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College
241 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

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David Yoon celebrates the launch of his debut novel Frankly In Love with Nicola Yoon

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Tuesday September 17, 2019
7pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Patricia Cornwell in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7:30pm ~ $20-30
El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

THURSDAY


Chasing the Elusive Dream with Made in L.A. Writers

The Last Bookstore welcomes Made in L.A. Writers on September 19 at 7:30 p.m. to read from and discuss their latest fiction anthology.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Carolina de Robertis reads from her new book Cantoras

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

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Writers Bloc Presents Salman Rushdie

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30 ~ $20-39
Ann & Jerry Moss Theater
Herb Alpert Educational Village
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica 90404


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Peter Seth discusses and signs What It Was Like

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

SATURDAY


Small Press Book Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019
4:30pm
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
10808 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA

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Caleb Crain, with Elaine Blair, discusses and signs Overthrow

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Colette Sartor reads from her debut short story collection Once Removed with Liz Harmer

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Paddy Hirsch discusses and signs Hudson’s Kill: A Justice Flanagan Thriller

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
5:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Batman Day Event

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Join us to celebrate 80 years of Gotham City’s greatest defender with a photo standee, memory game, and activities.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
2pm
B&N at the Farmers Market
The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Author Kristin Rockaway discusses How To Hack a Heartbreak with Robinne Lee

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
3pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA
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Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs The Ransom: A Nicole Graves Mystery

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3:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Zenobia Neil reads from her new novel The Queen of Warriors

Sunday, September 22, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of September 9, 2019

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Book Readings with Author Sula Miller

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Monday, September 9, 2019
1pm
Pan Pacific Senior Activity Center
141 S. Gardner St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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An Evening With Fantasy Authors D.J. Butler, Christopher Husberg, Christopher Ruocchio, and Luke Tarzian

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:30pm
Flintridge Bookstore
1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA
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Liza Palmer discusses and signs The Nobodies

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

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Robin Page discusses and signs Small Silent Things

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Scripps Presents Sehba Sarwar

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:15pm
Hampton Room
Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

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Emma Donoghue in conversation with Marisa Matarazzo

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
8pm ~ $20-43
William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Book Readings with Author Sula Miller

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
1pm
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys, Bldg. C-Library,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Drew Minh Launches His Debut Novel Neon Empire

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

THURSDAY


WCCW Reading Series: WORK & LABOR

Nina Rota and Bridgette Bianca welcome authors Sehba Sarwar, Irene Sanchez, Camari Carter-Hawkins, Amoni Thompson-Jones, and Miya King.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:30pm
Women’s Center for Creative Work – WCCW
2425 Glover Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Susan Steinberg reads from her debut novel Machine with Sarah Manguso

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

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Amy Waldman discusses and signs A Door in the Earth

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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A celebration of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments with local authors Julie Berry & Catherine Linka

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge


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Maika & Maritza Moulite discuss and sign Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

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Friday, September 13, 2019
7:00pm

SATURDAY


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Anthony McCann and Brian Evenson read from their new books Shadowlands and Song For The Unraveling Of The World

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

Penny Reid, April White & Cathy Yardley discuss their new collaborative series Smartypants Romance

Saturday, September 14, 2019
3:30pm ~ $5-10
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Author Janet Fitch discusses Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
3:00 pm
Pasadena Central Library
285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Cathleen Schine discusses and signs The Grammarians

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
3pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Failure Panel

Hear from authors Liza Palmer, Chaz Lamar, Frederick Smith, Maika and Maritza Moulite as they talk about the failures, the big risks and the inspirational stories that gave them the courage to keep going. Come, listen and walk away knowing it’s never just you who has battled feelings of giving up.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
3pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of September 2, 2019

Issue 154

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BRandy Colbert reads from her new YA novel The Revolution of Birdie Randolph with Jade Chang

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Gary Lippman discusses and signs Set the Controls for the Heart of Sharon Tate

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

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Katharine McGee discusses American Royals with The Fug Girls

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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Otis College of Art and Design Presents Deb Olin Unferth

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7:30p
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Howard Michael Gould discusses Below The Line with Wendall Thomas

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


FRIDAY


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Patrick Coleman reads from his debut novel The Churchgoer with Tod Goldberg

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1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Saul Lelchuk discusses and signs Save Me from Dangerous Men

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Friday, September 6, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Author Mary HK Choi discusses her latest novel Permanent Record with Bobby Hundreds

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Friday, September 06, 2019
7:00pm
B&N at The Grove
189 The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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SUNDAY


Library Girl Presents: Cahuenga Press Turns 30

Featuring Cahuenga Press Co-Founders: James Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams + Harry E Northup
Sunday, September 8, 2019
7pm ~ $10 includes Dessert
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of August 26, 2019

Issue 153

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Kimberly King Parsons reads from her debut short story collection Black Light with Leah Dieterich

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

THURSDAY


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Madeline Stevens reads from her debut novel Devotion

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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A night with Wendy Ortiz, Melissa Chadburn & Melissa Febos

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8pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026


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Sylvia Day signs Butterfly In Frost

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3pm ~ $10 includes book
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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T. Jefferson Parker discusses The Last Good Guy

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Saturday, August 31, 2019
2pm
Mystery Ink Bookstore
8907 Warner Ave #135
Huntington Beach

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An Afternoon With Louise Penny

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September 1, 2019
3:00pm ~ $45-55
Ace Hotel (Presented by Vroman’s Bookstore)
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of August 19, 2019

Issue 152

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Love and Death Among the Cheetahs with Rhys Bowen

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
7pm
Starbucks across the street from Mystery Ink Bookstore
8907 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

THURSDAY


SKYLIGHT STAFF SHOWCASE!

We play in bands. We write plays, poems, and short stories. We draw and paint and sculpt. We make films, zines and podcasts. We even tell jokes. Come and see us do the things we do.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


FRIDAY


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Aya De Leon discusses her new book Side Chick Nation with special guests

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Friday, August 23, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

SATURDAY


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Téa Obreht discusses Inland with Lydia Fitzpatrick

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
5:30pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Made In LA – Literary Showcase & Book Launch

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
7:00pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Howard Michael Gould discusses Below The Line

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
3pm
Mystery Ink Bookstore
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Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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SUNDAY


Celebrate Our Words

Featuring writers Sehba Sarwar, Jamie Asaye FitzGerald, Lisbeth Coiman, Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley, and Alicia Vogl Saenz. Two high school students, Sofia Barrios and Minal Saldivar, will read fresh work.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
2-4pm
Pasadena Central Library Dwight Wright Auditorium
285 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA

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Vroman’s Local Author Day introducing Jefferson Travis Croushere & Amina Warsuma

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Mexican Schools: A Reading of Resistance

With Angelina Sáenz, Matt Sedillo, Fernando Salinas, Irene Sanchez and Sean Arce.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
2-4pm
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Ave 50
Highland Park, CA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of August 12, 2019

Issue 151

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JL Ruiz discusses and signs Irreversible Damage: The Katie Suarez Social Justice Series

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Monday, August 12, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

TUESDAY


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Love Street with Leah Rachel in conversation with Alisha Rai

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Billy Jensen launches his debut crime Chase Darkness With Me with Karen Kilgariff

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

THURSDAY


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Nick Fowler discusses and signs My Virtuous Sister

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Zara Lisbon discusses Fake Plastic Girl with Melissa de la Cruz

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Friday, August 16, 2019
7pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

SATURDAY


Lit240! Reading Series

Presenting writers: Désirée Zamorano, Ravina Wadhwani, Jenise Miller, and Megan Dorame. Event also includes an open mic portion – open to all.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
7:00pm
Caffe Bene
5751 Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803

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Tupelo Hassman reads from her new book gods with a little g with Jim Krusoe

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of August 5, 2019

Issue 150

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Clare Di Liscia discusses and signs Neliem

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Monday, August 5, 2019
7:00pm
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695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

TUESDAY


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Melissa de la Cruz discusses and signs The Birthday Girl

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

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Hollie Overton celebrates her gripping new thriller The Runaway

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
7:00pm
B&N at Farmers Market
The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Publication Party! Robert Crais discusses and signs A Dangerous Man

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Gretchen McNeil celebrates the release of her latest book #murderfunding

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Robert Crais discusses and signs A Dangerous Man

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

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J. Ryan Stradal discusses The Lager Queen of Minnesota with Darryl Holter


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

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Chris Jaymes discusses and signs Sons of Chaos

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Scott Hylbert discusses and signs Task Lyst

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Friday, August 9, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry discuss and sign Hello Girls

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Friday, August 9, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Rob Zabrecky discusses and signs Strange Cures

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones celebrate their novel I’m Not Dying with You Tonight

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm
B&N at Farmers Market
The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Author Alisha Rai, in conversation with HelenKay Dimon, talks about her new book The Right Swipe

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
3pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Roar Shack Literary Reading Series presents Gathering Sky

Hosted by David Rocklin. Featured readers are Christina Hoag, Lynne Thompson, Angela Stubbs, Brendan Constantine, and Ciji McBrider.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
4pm
Time Travel Mart in Echo Park
1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles

Library Girl Presents: Ham on Rye – Celebrating Bukowski’s 99th!

Guest Curated by Iris Berry + S.A. Griffin. Featuring Readings by: Dave Alvin, Iris Berry, Michael C Ford, S.A. Griffin, Steve Hochman, Gerald Locklin, Michael Marcus, Chris Morris, Keith Morris, Henry Mortensen, Lorraine Perrotta, A. Razor, Bucky Sinister, Joan Jobe Smith + Fred Voss. Featuring Music by Mason Summit
Sunday, August 11, 2019
7pm ~ $10
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The New Short Fiction Series presents Exciting Times, Jim and other stories by g c cunningham

Sunday, March 10, 2019
7:00PM
The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of July 29, 2019

Issue 149

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Book Soup & Spaceland present Pierce Brown, in conversation with Eric Christian Olsen, discussing and signing Dark Age

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Monday, July 29, 2019
7:00pm ~ $38 includes book
Regent Theater
448 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

TUESDAY


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Ruchika Tomar discusses her debut novel A Prayer for Travelers with Xuan Juliana Wang

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

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Liz Kerin discusses and signs Phantom Forest

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

Authors Amy H.S., Cori Bratby-Rudd, and Phil Tarley in a LGBTQ reading series

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:30pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90026

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Daniel Nieh, in conversation with Steph Cha, discusses Beijing Payback

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Author JL Ruiz discusses Irreversible Damage

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Janet Fitch discusses and signs Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


FRIDAY


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J. Ryan Stradal reads from his new novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota

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

SATURDAY


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Authors Kerry Lonsdale and Victoria Helen Stone in conversation about their latest books

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Saturday, August 3, 2019
3:00 pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
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Andrew Shaffer discusses Hope Rides Again

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Sunday, August 4, 2019
5:30pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

WTAW Los Angeles Presents: A Radical Interpretation of Survival in Literature

Join curator and hosts Patrick O’Neil and Ashley Perez along with authors Rachel Howzell Hall, Arminé Iknadossian, Aatif Rashid, Carla Sameth, Sehba Sarwar, and David L. Ulin. Sunday, August 4, 2019
6:30pm
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Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of July 22, 2019

Issue 148

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TUESDAY


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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

THURSDAY


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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


FRIDAY


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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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SUNDAY


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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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WEDNESDAY


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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

THURSDAY


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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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SUNDAY


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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