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

Issue 167

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Aris Janigian discusses and signs Waiting for Sophia at Shutters on the Beach

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Monday, December 2, 2019
7pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

TUESDAY


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An Evening with Nafissa Thompson-Spires

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7pm
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd.
Dabney Lounge (building #40 on the campus map)
Pasadena, CA 91125

Devon O’Brien & Writer’s Group

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

WEDNESDAY


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Vroman’s Local Author Day featuring Treveal C.W. Lynch, Michael Nolan, and Brian Carmody

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


FRIDAY


CSULB MFA Creative Writing Reading Series

Friday, December 6, 2019
7pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

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SUNDAY


Library Girl + Roar Shack Present: Dark Days Are Over

Last-Show-of-the-Year Collaboration Between Susan Hayden + David Rocklin Featuring Readings by Writers: Zachary Asher, Angela Bullock, Kuahmel, Gwenyth Mapes, Peg Alford Pursell, Janice Rhoshalle + Jim Turner.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
7pm, ~ $10
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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The Front Wing with Author Mike Befeler

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Sunday, December 8, 2019
3pm, ~ $10
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

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

Issue 166

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Jonathan Blum and Holiday Reinhorn read excerpts from their latest work.

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Monday, November 25, 2019
7:30
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

THURSDAY


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SATURDAY


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY CELEBRATIONS

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
10:30 AM – 5 PM
AUTHOR APPEARANCES
10:30-Noon: STEPHEN GEE and PHILIP MOYNIHAN
12-2 SHONDA BUCHANAN, PAULA FINN and KELLY NARDONI

Chevalier’s Books
10:00 – 5 PM
10:00AM: Derek Haas, Abbi Waxman, Naomi Hirahara and Jen Wang
11:00AM: Kim Dower, Wendy Mogel, Michael Tolkin, Suzanne Tenner, Ben Loory, Carole Koneff, Julie Buxbaum, Gary Phillips, Maryrose Wood, Adam Greenfield and Kayla Cagan
12:00PM: Christine Lennon, Rich Ferguson, Victoria Butler-Sloss and Rex Weiner
1:00PM: Devon O’Brien
2:00PM: Bali James
3:00PM: Michelle Latiolais, Donna Spruijt-Metz,Hilary Liftin, Chris Harris
4:00PM: Aline Brosh McKenna
SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED:
Leslie Margolis, Steph Cha, Dan Goor, Joe Donnelly, Julia Claiborne Johnson, John Hamburg and Wendall Thomas

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of November 18, 2019

Issue 165

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Eric C. Wat, in conversation with Naomi Hirahara, discusses and signs Swim

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

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Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Author Amy Waldman

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Monday, November 18, 2019
5:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

TUESDAY


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Amy Waldman reads from A Door In The Earth

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

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Some Favorite Writers: Ben Lerner

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:30pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

WEDNESDAY


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Jami Attenberg discusses All This Could Be Yours with Alissa Nutting

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

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OTIS presents Ramona Ausubel

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:30pm
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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J. Ryan Stradal, in conversation with Chris L. Terry, discusses and signs The Lager Queen of Minnesota

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

THURSDAY


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Peter Mehlman Celebrates the Release of his New Novel

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:00-9:30pm
Budman Studios
361 Vernon Ave
Venice, CA 90291

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Henry Barajas presents and signs La Voz De M.A.Y.O Rambo Vol. 1

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


FRIDAY


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Alvin Orloff and Trebor Healey read from their new books Disasterama! and Falling with Tara Jepsen

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

SATURDAY


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Orlando Ortega-Medina reads from his new novel The Death of Baseball with screenwriter and director Tim Minear

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

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of November 11, 2019

Issue 164

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Andreina Perez discusses and signs Tito, Peace of Heaven

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

Poets & Writers’ Los Angeles Literary Roundtable Meeting with Luis J. Rodríguez

Meet people, find out what’s going on, share ideas, and learn about Poets & Writers’ resources for writers, including mini-grants for readings and workshops.
November 11, 2019
10:30am -12:30pm
RSVP to jfitzgerald@pw.org
Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

On the Run: Australian Crime Writers in America

It is the first tour of its kind, involving four established Australian writers from four separate Australian publishers. On the Run is comprised of: Jock Serong, Sulari Gentill, Emma Viskic, and Dr. Robert Gott.
Monday, November 11, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

TUESDAY


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Stephen Chbosky discusses and signs Imaginary Friend

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

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I ❤️ Oklahoma with Roy Scranton

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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Nadine Jolie Courtney discusses and signs All-American Muslim Girl

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:30
DIESEL, A Book Store
225 26th St., Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA

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Miriam Toews in Conversation

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:00pm
Balch Auditorium
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA

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Peter Mehlman Celebrates the Release of his New Novel

Join Peter Mehlman, essayist, artist, comic, filmmaker, and longtime writer/producer for the iconic television show Seinfeld, for the release of his new novel, #MeAsWell.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:00-9:30pm
Budman Studios
361 Vernon Ave
Venice, CA 90291

WEDNESDAY


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Liska Jacobs, in conversation with Janelle Brown, discusses and signs The Worst Kind of Want

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:30pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Dan Goldman Discusses His New Graphic Novel Chasing Echoes

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

THURSDAY


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Jung Young Moon Reads From His New Book Seven Samurai Swept Away In A River

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Steven Pressfield discusses and signs 36 Righteous Men

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Ivy Claire discusses and signs Epoca

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30
DIESEL, A Book Store
225 26th St., Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA

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Erin Morgenstern celebrates the release of The Starless Sea

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
7pm
B&N at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA

SATURDAY


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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, in conversation with Glory Edim, discusses and signs The Revisioners

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Saturday, November 16, 2019
3:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Angie Cruz, in conversation with Alex Espinoza, discusses and signs Dominicana

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Saturday, November 16, 2019
3:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of November 4, 2019

Issue 163

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Book Launch Party for The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Vroman’s Bookstore is pleased to present An Evening with Ann Patchett, in celebration of the release of The Dutch House

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00pm
All Saints Church
132 N Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91011

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Shannon Pufahl discusses and signs On Swift Horses, in conversation with Justin Torres

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

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Chip Jacobs, author of the novel Arroyo, in conversation with noted southern California historian Paul Ayers

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA


FRIDAY


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Kathleen Kaufman discusses and signs Diabhal

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

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Liska Jacobs Launches Her New Novel The Worst Kind of Want with Allie Rowbottom

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

On The Run: Australian Crime Writers in America Tour

Join us as we welcome Jock Serong, Emma Viskic, Sulari Gentill, and Robert Gott to the store to discuss and sign their respective novels Preservation, Resurrection Bay, A Murder Unmentioned, and The Holiday Murders! Friday, November 8, 2019
6:30
DIESEL, A Book Store
225 26yh St., Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA

SATURDAY


ON THE RUN: Australian Crime Writers in America

A panel with Sulari Gentill, Robert Gott, Jock Serong, and Emma Viskic. Moderated by Pasadena author Désirée Zamorano
Saturday, November 9, 2019
5:00 PM
Flintridge Books
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Vroman’s Walk of Fame Dedication Ceremony Honoring Author Walter Mosley

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Saturday, November 9, 2019
12:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Author Appearance: Caity Schmidt, Hunters

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
5:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA

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Robert Kerbeck discusses and signs Malibu Burning

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Library Girl Presents

Sunday, November 10, 2019
6pm
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The New Short Fiction Series presents Leave No Trace by Geri Ulrey

Sunday, November 10, 2019
7:00PM ~ $12-15
The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Ladies of Intrigue featuring J. A. Jance and Laurie R. King

Sunday, November 10, 2019
8:00am – 3:00pm $65
Mesa Verde Country Club
Costa Mesa
Register at www.ocsistersincrime.org

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of October 28, 2019

Issue 162

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Jim Tilley discusses Against The Wind with Kim Dower & Tobi Harper

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Monday, October 28, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

WEDNESDAY


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Monique Truong reads from her new novel The Sweetest Fruits with Diep Tran

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

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Book Soup presents Rhett & Link discussing their new novel, The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, live on stage!

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Sunday, November 3, 2019
6:00pm ~ $38
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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Jonathan Blum discusses his new short story collection The Usual Uncertainties

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Sunday, November 3, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Author Richard Morais reads from The Man with No Borders

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Sunday, November 3, 2019
5:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge

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Andrew Sean Greer In Conversation With Sloane Crosley

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Sunday, November 3, 2019
5pm ~ $29-49
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Royce Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

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Writers Bloc Presents André Aciman

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 4pm ~ $20-36 (includes book) Ahrya Fine Arts
8556 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of October 21, 2019

Issue 161

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Stephanie Jimenez & Angela Morales discuss and sign They Could Have Named Her Anything & Girls in My Town

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

WEDNESDAY


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Beth Piatote reads from The Beadworkers

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

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Pasadena Literary Alliance presents an Evening with Ben H. Winters

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
7pm ~ $35-50
Western Justice Center, Maxwell House
55 S Grand Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91105

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Steph Cha discusses Your House Will Pay with Walter Mosley & Rachel Howzel Hall

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

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Scripps Presents: A Reading and Conversation with Stephanie Jimenez

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:15pm
Hampton Room
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711


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Mimi Lok discusses her debut collection of stories Last of Her Name with Amelia Gray

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

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Poet and debut novelist Jim Tilley discusses Against the Wind with poet Ron Koertge

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Friday, October 25, 2019
6:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge

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A Conversation with Michael Connelly

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Friday, October 25, 2019
4:45pm
Central Library Pasadena
285 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA

SATURDAY


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Jarett Kobek, in conversation with Ivy Pochoda, discusses and signs Only Americans Burn in Hell

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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SUNDAY


Santa Monica Review celebrates their Fall 2019 Issue

Join Susan LaTempa, Abby Walthausen, Nicolas Bredie, Jamie Campbell, Morgan Read-Davidson, Catherine Sustana, Was Chen, Yxta Maya Murray and Andrew Tonkovich for readings and refreshments.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
5-7pm ~ $10
The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica

What Books celebrates the publication of four new books

Whole Night Through by L.I. Henley, Decoding Sparrows by Mariano Zaro, Time Crunch by Cathy Colman, and Echo Under Story by Katherine Silver.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Vroman’s Local Author Day introducing Miguel Lopez De Leon, David Alan Arnold, and Karen Rae

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Author Appearances: Scott Boyer, Florian Louisoder, Lacy Weston

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

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Wrath of the Undead with Author Eric Moreno

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Orange County Sisters in Crime presents Author Lisa Morton

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
2pm
Irvine Ranch Water District
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of October 14, 2019

Issue 160

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Gar Haywood discusses and signs Good Man Gone Bad

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Nicholas Meyer discusses and signs The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

WEDNESDAY


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Otis College Presents Xuan Juliana Wang

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:30pm
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90045

THURSDAY


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Los Angeles Pop-Up Cocktails with Melissa Broder & Petra Collins

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
7pm
Hollywood
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Book Soup and 826LA present an evening with Zadie Smith and Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:00pm ~ $32 includes book
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 South Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020

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Aziza Barnes discusses her debut novel The Blind Pig with Yesika Salgado

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, with Ryan Coogler, discusses his novel The Water Dancer

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30pm
West Angeles Cathedral
3600 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Steph Cha celebrates her new novel Your House Will Pay

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:00pm
B&N at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036


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Lucy Ives reads from her new novel Loudermilk

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

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Chip Jacobs discusses and signs Arroyo

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

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POC United launch their new anthology Graffiti

Join writers Gary Dauphin, Tamika Thompson, Pallavi Dhawan, Kanika Punwani, Ramy El-Etreby and Vickie Vértiz.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

PAG-IBIG: Celebrating Filipino Diaspora in Romantic Fiction

The Ripped Bodice is celebrating Filipino History Month with a panel featuring authors Tif Marcelo (The Key To Happily Ever After), Mia Hopkins (Thirsty), Maida Malby (Boracay Vows), and Sarah Smith (Faker). Moderated by Ezrah Lasolah-Tuble, bookstagrammer and book blogger at I Heart Romance & YA.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
3pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Christina Hoag reads from her YA novel Girl on the Brink

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
1-5pm
She-lon: Women’s Autumn Artists’ Salon
The Coffee Gallery
2029 Lake Ave.,
Altadena, CA

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Ashley Wurzbacher, in conversation with Allie Rowbottom, discusses and signs Happy Like This

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Michael Frank discusses and signs What Is Missing

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
3pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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The Pasadena Conservatory of Music discusses The Cellist of Sarajevo with performances by Salastina Music Society

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
6:30pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Marie Lu discusses and signs Rebel, Legend Series #4

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Wednesday October 09, 2019
7:00pm
B&N at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Patricia Smith discusses her thriller Remember

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Rene Denfeld and Janet Fitch in conversation, discussing and signing The Butterfly Girl and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

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


FRIDAY


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Kim Liggett discusses her thriller The Grace Year

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Friday, October 11, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

SATURDAY


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Stephen Chbosky discusses and signs Imaginary Friend

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
2:00pm
B&N at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Jason Reynolds celebrates his new novel Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
5:00pm
B&N at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Maura Milan, with Joanna Hathaway, launches her new book Eclipse the Skies

Saturday, October 12, 2019
3pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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SUNDAY


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Janette Winterson reads from her new novel Frankisstein

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Augusten Burroughs discusses and signs Toil & Trouble

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
3pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Library Girl Presents: Ford Drives America

A Tribute to Poet Michael C Ford
Co-Curated with S.A. Griffin
Sunday, October 13, 2019
6pm ~ $10
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of September 30, 2019

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MONDAY


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Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmquist discuss and sign The Woman in the Park

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

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Paul Krueger, in conversation with S. Jae-Jones, discusses and signs Steel Crow Saga

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Monday, September 30, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Stories of Resistance: E.R. Ramzipoor in Conversation with Deb Spera

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

TUESDAY


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Attica Locke reads from her new novel Heaven, My Home

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

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WEDNESDAY


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William Kent Krueger discusses and signs This Tender Land

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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OTIS College Presents: Chris L. Terry

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Wednesday, October 2 2019
7:30pm
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90045

THURSDAY


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Candace Bushnell, in conversation with Susan Feldman, discusses Is There Still Sex In the City?

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:00pm ~ $20-42
William Turner Gallery Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90404


FRIDAY


CSULB MFA Creative Writing Reading Series

Friday, October, 4, 2019
7pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

SATURDAY


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Maxim Osipov, in conversation with Boris Dralyuk, discusses and signs Rock Paper Scissors: And Other Stories

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Nina Varela in conversation with Audrey Coulthurst

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
3:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Nancy Boyarsky discusses The Ransom, A Nicole Graves Mystery

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
3pm
Mystery Ink
8907 Warner Ave. #135
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

SUNDAY


6th Annual Lit Crawl LA

Walk, bike, or board to hubs along the route, which will feature literary presentations from some of the best that Greater Los Angeles has to offer. Sunday, October 6, 2019
11am
Hosted by LitCrawlLA
Various Locations
Los Angeles, CA

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Author Appearance: Julie Sneed Womack Tea with Isabel

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Sunday, October 6, 2019
5:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge

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D.P. Lyle discusses Skin in the Game

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Sunday, October 6, 2019
3pm
Mystery Ink
8907 Warner Ave. #135
Huntington Beach, CA 92647