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

Issue 134

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MONDAY


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Jessica Shattuck will discuss her New York Times bestselling novel The Women in the Castle

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Monday, April 15, 2019
7pm
Caltech
1200 California Blvd.
Dabney Lounge (building #40)
Pasadena, CA 91125


TUESDAY


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Naomi Claire Wallace presents her new novel Shakespeare’s Ripper

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Jo Giese presents her upcoming memoir, Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother

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This Mother’s Day, Giese’s book invites us to remember the lessons we learned from our mothers. With lessons ranging from “flowers never go out of style’ to ‘don’t be drab’ and ‘we all need someone waiting for us in the parking lot’” Never Sit If You Can Dance is a light-filled and universal tribute to love that will ring true with mothers, daughters, and their families in a time when we all need some old-fashioned civility in our lives.
Join us:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Diesel Bookstore
Public launch event, book reading, complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be served.
225 26th St #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402;
RSVP to Emanuela@WildboundPR.com or 323.644.2111


THURSDAY


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Lorraine Devon Wilke discusses and signs The Alchemy of Noise

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Sarah Skilton returns to Romantic Comedy with her new book Fame Adjacent

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:00 pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


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Daria Tessler discusses her new graphic novel The Cult of the Ibis

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


FRIDAY


The Difficult to Name Reading Series

Hosted by Ryan Sartor. Featuring readings and performances by, Chloe Bristol, Carmen Christopher, Michelle Marie, Christina Catherine Martinez, Edward Voccola, Ellington Wells, Caitlin White, A Skate Video by Jeremy Scharf, And Jonathan Handel Discusses The WGA, Agencies & Labor
Friday, April 19, 2019
8:00pm
Stories Books & Cafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026



SATURDAY


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Sally Rooney reads from her new novel Normal People with Karolina Waclawiak

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Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


University of California, Irvine’s Annual MFA Program Reading Series

Saturday, April 20, 2019
5:30pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Writers Resist! Poetry and Prose from The Resistance

Saturday, April 20, 2019
5pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808


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SUNDAY


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Ashlie Gibbs and her new mystery spy thriller #iRemember

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

Issue 133

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MONDAY


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Jacqueline Winspear discusses and signs The American Agent

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Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


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Rachel Cusk in conversation with Ann Friedman, Podcast Co-host of Call Your Girlfriend

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:30pm
Mark Taper Auditorium
630 West Fifth Street
Central Library
Los Angeles, CA 90071


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Brett Paesel discusses and signs Everything is Just Fine

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


WEDNESDAY


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Jeff Siger discusses and signs The Mykonos Mob

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


THURSDAY


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Tim Johnston, in conversation with Ivy Pochoda, discusses and signs The Current

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



FRIDAY


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Ladies, Lunch & Literacy with Debut Author Dana Czapnik

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April 12, 2019
11:30am to 1:30pm
Jackson’s Food + Drink
2041 Rosecrans Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90245


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Susan Choi discusses her novel Trust Exercise with Maggie Shipstead

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Friday, April 12, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


SATURDAY


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States.
Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Author Anna Todd celebrates the movie tie-in edition of After with a special guest from the cast

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Saturday April 13, 2019
2:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
Los Angeles, CA 90036


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SUNDAY


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States.
Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Book launch for Janice Margolis’s 2018 Juniper Prize For Fiction debut collection Termination Shocks

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April 14, 2019
6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


Library Girl Presents: Kiss Me, You Criminal!

Sunday, April 14, 2019
7:00pm ~ $10
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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

Issue 132

Dear readers,

The month of April is an exciting one for the Los Angeles literary community. We have the LA Festival of Books, the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, and Independent Bookstore Day. All the book lovers come out to play. It’s an awesome month because of you.

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Please consider becoming a patron of LitWeekLA. By giving just $1 a month (that’s just 25 cents an issue) you can support writers, readers and independent book stores across Los Angeles. Visit https://www.patreon.com/litweekla to sign up today. And thank you!

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MONDAY


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Jacqueline Winspear discusses and signs The American Agent

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Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Ari Rosenschein discusses and signs Coasting

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


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G. Willow Wilson discusses her new novel The Bird King

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Monday, April 1, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


TUESDAY


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Lydia Fitzpatrick reads from her debut novel Lights All Night Long with Aja Gabel

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


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Evan James discusses and signs Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Steven Rowley, in conversation with Taylor Jenkins Reid, discuss The Editor

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


WEDNESDAY


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Nathan Englander signs and discusses his latest novel kaddish.com, in conversation with David Ulin

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:30pm ~ $27.32
Chevalier’s Books
Pines Auditorium at Wilshire Blvd Temple
3663 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010


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Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game and 99% Mine in conversation with authors Christina Lauren and Alisha Rai, moderated by Maureen Lenker from Entertainment Weekly

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, California 90026


THURSDAY


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Pedram Navab discusses and signs This Will Destroy You

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Readings from new books by Rheea Mukherjee and Adam Nemett

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



FRIDAY


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Jeffrey Fleishman and LA Times columnist Carolina A. Miranda, discuss My Detective

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Friday, April 5, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


SATURDAY


Lights, Camera, WriteGirl

WriteGirl’s annual red carpet fundraiser features celebrities performing scenes and monologues written by WriteGirl teen mentees, with guidance from renowned female screenwriters. Join us for an unforgettable event with host Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and actors Seth Rogen (Superbad), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls), and more! The evening will include commentary by notable screenwriters, food and drinks, and a silent auction! All proceeds benefit WriteGirl, a local non-profit empowering LA’s underserved teen girls through creative writing mentorship.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:30-9:45 PM ~ $50-250
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood CA 90028


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Michael DeForge discusses his new graphic novel Leaving Richard’s Valley

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Bouquet of Rue Book Launch Party with Mystery Writer Wendy Hornsby

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St.,
Long Beach, California 90026

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Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of March 25, 2019

Issue 131

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MONDAY


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Matt de la Peña discusses and signs Superman: Dawnbreaker

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Monday, March 25, 2019
6:30pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


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Samira Ahmed reads from her new novel Internment with Brandy Colbert

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Homo-centric: Spring-loaded! with Rebecca Bendheim, Anthony Moses Sanchez, and Kyle T. Wilson

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:30 PM
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


WEDNESDAY


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William E. Jones reads from his debut novel I’m Open To Anything

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


Carol Anne Perini shares her new book of short stories, Inexplicably Irrational, with authors Penelope Lowder, Jaha Zainabu, and Wendy Rainey

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:30pm ~ $20
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, in conversation with Gregg Hurwitz, discuss Double Exposure

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


THURSDAY


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James Rollins discusses and signs Crucible: A Thriller

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101



FRIDAY


Matthew Spradlin discusses and signs The Devils

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Friday, March 29, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


SUNDAY


Santa Monica Review Presents…

Welcome by reviewer, editor and literary arts booster David Kipen
Erik Kongshaug introduced by Peggy Reavey
Kareem Tayyar introduced by Donna Hilbert
Marilyn Manolakas introduced by Katya Apekina
Suzanne Greenberg introduced by Stephen Cooper
Sunday, March 31, 2019
5pm
The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of March 18, 2019

Issue 130

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MONDAY


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Maura Roosevelt, in conversation with Katya Apekina, discusses and signs Baby of the Family

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


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Cory Doctorow celebrate his latest book Radicalized

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Monday March 18, 2019
7:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
Los Angeles, CA 90036


TUESDAY


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John Lanchester, in conversation with David Ulin, discusses and signs The Wall

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


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Andrea Bartz, in conversation with Heather Wood Rudúlph, discusses and signs The Lost Night

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


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Tom Rosenstiel discusses The Good Lie

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Eleanor Seigler reads from too much beauty with Matt Malloy and Meredith Westgate Russo

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013


WEDNESDAY


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Jonathan Evison discusses and signs Lawn Boy

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Mark Doten reads from his new novel Trump Sky Alpha

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Book signing with Leigh Bardugo!

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


THURSDAY


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Gary Grossman & Ed Fuller discuss and sign Red Hotel

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101



FRIDAY


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Christopher Cantwell Discusses his new graphic novel She Could Fly with Nick Dazé

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Friday, March 22, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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John McMahon discusses and signs The Good Detective

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


SATURDAY


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Aatif Rashid reads from his debut novel Portrait of Sebastian Khan

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Publication Party! Laila Lalami discusses and signs The Other Americans

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


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Cindy Pon celebrates the release of her new novel

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
4:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


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Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of March 11, 2019

Issue 129

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MONDAY


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April Wahlin reads from her second novel Pandora Syndrome

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Monday, March 11, 2019
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


TUESDAY


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Ottessa Moshfegh discusses McGlue with Amanda Stern

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:30pm
Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Mark Taper Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90071


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Deanna Raybourn celebrates her new novel A Dangerous Collaboration in conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s Maurene Lenker

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


WEDNESDAY


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Don Winslow reads from the final book in his Cartel trilogy The Border

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


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Otis College of Art and Design presents Daniel A. Olivas

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:30pm
The Forum
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Goldsmith Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045


THURSDAY


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Don Winslow reads from The Border

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Richard Chiem reads from King of Joy

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Erik Tarloff discusses and signs The Woman in Black

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069



FRIDAY


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Mesha Maren, in conversation with essayist Randal O’Wain, discusses and signs Sugar Run

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

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of March 4, 2019

Issue 128

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TUESDAY


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An Evening with Michael Ondaatje

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Tuesday, March 5
7 – 9 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium, USC
3661 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089


WEDNESDAY


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Taylor Jenkins Reid discusses and signs Daisy Jones & the Six

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


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Lisa See discusses and signs The Island of Sea Women

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


THURSDAY


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Nina Revoyr reads from her new novel A Student of History

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


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Irvine Welsh, in conversation with Mark Haskell Smith, discusses and signs Dead Men’s Trousers

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Lisa See discusses and signs The Island of Sea Women

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402



FRIDAY


ArtNight Pasadena

Stop by Red Hen Press on ArtNight to help celebrate their 25th anniversary! Watch a book grow from seed to flower, fight crime with our fitness superhero, attend an eco-friendly cooking demo, and get FREE books!
Red Hen Press
1450 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103


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Lisa See discusses and signs The Island of Sea Women

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Friday, March 8, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Lilliam Rivera reads from her new YA novel Dealing in Dreams with Virginia Isadd

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Friday, March 8, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Author Luncheon! Elinor Lipman discusses and signs Good Riddance

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Friday, March 8, 2019
12:00pm to 2:00pm, $75 includes the book
Amici Brentwood
2538 San Vicente Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402


SATURDAY


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Jennifer E. Smith, in conversation with Morgan Matson, discusses and signs Field Notes on Love

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Saturday, March 9, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Nikki Barthelmess reads from her debut YA novel The Quiet You Carry with Autumn Krause

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Saturday, March 9, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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SUNDAY


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


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Time is the Longest Distance with Author Janet Clare

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E SPRING ST.
LONG BEACH CA 90808

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of February 25, 2019

Issue 127

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TUESDAY


Homo-centric at Stories BooksandCafe

This is the 10th year of homo-centric! Come be a part of L.A.’s venerable LGBTQ reading series 7:30 pm Tuesday February 26th at Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7:30 PM
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


WEDNESDAY


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Otis College Presents: Ramona Ausubel

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:30pm
The Forum
Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045


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Nina LaCour discusses We Are Okay with Nicola Yoon

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00 PM
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232


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Chris Cander reads from her new novel The Weight of a Piano

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


THURSDAY


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Open Book Presents: An Evening with Leif Enger, Ten Years in the Making

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
7:00pm ~ $35-50.00
Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024



FRIDAY


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Jen Beagin discusses and signs Vacuum in the Dark

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Friday, March 1, 2019
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Jeff Johnson discusses and signs The Animals After Midnight

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Friday, March 1, 2019
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Christopher Rice celebrates his new novel Blood Echo with Eric Shaw Quinn

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
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Sarah Enni in conversation with Tahereh Mafi

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Sara Holland and Laura Sebastian, with Jessica Cluess discuss and sign Evermore and Lady Smoke

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Chloe Aridjis reads from her new novel Sea Monsters

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Mel’s Love Land with Melanie Lutz

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Marlon James In conversation with Roxane Gay

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6pm
Museum of African American Art
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LA Public Library
Los Angeles, CA 90008


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Charlie Jane Anders reads from The City in the Middle of the Night

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Melissa Scrivner Love, in conversation with Jade Chang, discusses and signs American Heroin

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Special Pre-Release Event for The Highly Anticipated Novel The Auctioneer

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
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Elizabeth McCracken reads from her new novel Bowlaway with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Percival Everett presents The Book of Training

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Alan Brennert discusses and signs Daughter of Moloka’i

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Friday, February 22, 2019
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Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer present To Night Owl From Dogfish

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Friday, February 22, 2019
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Marlon James reads from Black Leopard, Red Wolf

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Friday, February 22, 2019
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Marissa Kennerson, with Mai Bloomfield, discusses and signs Tarot

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Mystery writer Roger Angle

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Author & Country Musician Robert Hunter

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaesia (Volume 1: Eragon)

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Sunday February 24, 2019
3:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Elizabeth Letts discusses and signs Finding Dorothy

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Melissa Broder at The Forum

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:30
The Forum at Otis College
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Goldsmith Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045



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Janet Fitch and Sophia Shalmiyev in conversation with Lisa Mecham

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Friday, February 15, 2019
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Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
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Keith Scribner reads from his new novel Old Newgate Road

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Friday, February 15, 2019
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Jill Santopolo, in conversation with Taylor Jenkins Reid, discusses and signs More Than Words

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Friday, February 15, 2019
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Mercy Not Sacrifice with Author Dan Parks

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
3pm
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Angie Thomas discusses and signs On the Come Up

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
2pm
Barnes & Noble
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Los Angeles, CA 90036


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Darynda Jones Book Signing

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
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