CANCELED: Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of March 16, 2020

Dear LitWeekLA readers,

For the time being I am suspending the LitWeekLA update. While I hate to withdraw my support of the local literary community (and believe me, I understand the plight of authors attempting to launch a book right now – I’m one of them), I can’t in good conscious encourage people to go out to events while the Coronavirus remains a threat.

Stay home. Stay healthy. Read a book (or two, or ten). And while I’m at it, allow me to suggest you check out a new novel called “142 Ostriches.” It makes for excellent quarantine reading…

I’ll get back to it once events are rescheduled.

Yours,
April Dávila

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of March 9, 2020

Issue 178

PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS. PLEASE BE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK THAT AN EVENT IS HAPPENING (OR, YOU KNOW, JUST STAY HOME)


MONDAY


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Elizabeth Crowens discusses and signs The Time Traveler Professor, Book Two: A Pocketful of Lodestones

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Monday, March 9, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

TUESDAY


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Scripps College Presents April Dávila @ Noon

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:15
Hampton Room, Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA

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Celia Laskey, with Amy Spalding, discusses and signs Under the Rainbow

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Neda Disney reads from her Debut Short Story Collection Planting Wolves

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Authors Deanna Raybourn and Jennifer J. Chow discuss Their Latest Works

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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Writers Bloc Presents Colum McCann

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30pm ~ $20-38
The Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA

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Robert Ward reads from his latest novel The Stone Carrier

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7pm
Small World Books
1407 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA

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“Tense, timely, and terrific!”
-Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series

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WEDNESDAY


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OTIS College presents Sawako Nakayasu

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:30pm
OTIS College Forum, Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90045

THURSDAY


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Roy Freirich, in conversation with Jeff Dorchen, discusses and signs Deprivation

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Scott Phillips discusses That Left Turn At Albuquerque

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Publish The Book You Want To Write at Beverly Hilton FREE Workshop

FREE workshop to get the secrets for writing and publishing the book you’ve dreamed of but didn’t know how to write. Bestselling author Cydney O’Sullivan, shares her “Author-ize” system at “Celebrity Fast Track” at Beverly Hilton March 13-15. More information here.

FRIDAY


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CANCELED: Julian Tepper discusses and signs Between the Records

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Friday, March 13, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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CANCELED: Jessi Jezewska Stevens discusses her debut novel The Exhibition of Persephone Q with Amina Cain

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Friday, March 13, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

SATURDAY


CANCELED: UC Irvine MFA Students Read From Their Work

Readers will include: Leandro Fefer, Lauren Swift, Maggie Love, and Steven Bankert
Saturday, March 14, 2020
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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SUNDAY


An evening of Literary Readings with Lou Mathews, Ron L. Dowell, Susan Berman, Sandy Yang, Michelle Latiolais, hosted by Nathalie Kramer

Sunday, March 15, 2020
4pm
Garden Terrace Room
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA

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Anita Abriel discusses and signs The Light After the War

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of March 2, 2020

Issue 177

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MONDAY


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Marianne Dissard discusses and signs Not Me

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Monday, March 2, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Lydia Fitzpatrick, in conversation with Amy Meyerson, discusses and signs Lights All Night Long

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Monday, March 2, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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“Tense, timely, and terrific!”
-Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series

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WEDNESDAY


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Emily Beyda reads from her debut novel The Body Double with Ivy Pochoda

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Jenny Lee discusses Anna K: A Love Story with Jordan Moblo

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

THURSDAY


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Lara Prescott presents her book The Secrets We Kept

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
11:45-1:15
Creveling Lounge (CC Building)
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

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Lara Prescott discusses her novel The Secrets We Kept

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
7pm
The Great Hall at Pasadena’s Central Library
285 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA

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Tom Lutz discusses Born Slippy with Steve Erickson

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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SUNDAY


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Sarah Kozloff discusses and signs The Queen of Raiders

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
3:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses and signs Untamed Shore

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Peter Meech discusses and signs Billy (the Kid)

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
3:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Library Girl Presents: Life’s A Gas, Celebrating 8 Years of Punk Hostage Press

Guest-Curated by Iris Berry. Featuring PHP writers: Jack Grisham, S.A. Griffin, Pleasant Gehman, Iris Berry, Annette Cruz, Annette Zilinskas, Dennis Cruz, Michael Marcus, Razor, Rich Ferguson, Richard Modiano, Susan Hayden + William S. Hayes. Bianca Smith + Blaise Smith pay tribute to Yvonne de la Vega.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Party 6pm, Reading at 7pm ~ $15 includes Dinner + Dessert
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The New Short Fiction Series presents: Ocean Park and Other Neighborhoods by Lisa Alvarez

Sunday, March 8, 2020
7:00pm ~ $15
The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Happy Birthday to The Ripped Bodice

Sunday, March 8, 2020
11am (first 100 customers get a free goodie bag)
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of February 24, 2020

Issue 176


MONDAY


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Barbara Rose Brooker discusses and signs Love Sometimes: A Novel about Risk, Hollywood, and Controversial Love

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Monday, February 24, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

TUESDAY


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Brandon Taylor reads from his debut novel Real Life with Mel’s Miles Klee

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Author Laila Lalami

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5:00pm
DIESEL Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Some Favorite Writers: Jamaica Kincaid

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:30pm
HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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“Tense, timely, and terrific!”
-Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series

Pre-order for FREE books here!

WEDNESDAY


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April Dávila, in conversation with Mark Sarvas, discusses and signs 142 Ostriches

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6:30pm
DIESEL Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Idra Novey discusses Those Who Knew

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:30pm
OTIS Visiting Writers Series
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Elizabeth Little discusses Pretty As A Picture with Sarah Weinman

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

THURSDAY


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April Dávila reads from her debut novel 142 Ostriches with Amy Meyerson

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Marlon James

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
8:00pm
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater
Kaufman Hall, UCLA

FRIDAY


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Amanda Goldblatt, with Katya Apekina, discusses and signs Hard Mouth

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Friday, February 28, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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The Red Tour: Elana K. Arnold and Anna-Marie McLemore Discuss Their New Books

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Friday, February 28, 2020
7:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

SATURDAY


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Rebekah Weatherspoon in conversation with Clarkisha Kent

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
3:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of February 17, 2020


Exciting News, LitWeekLA Readers!

Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.orgYour LitWeekLA editor, April Dávila, is at long last joining the ranks of published authors. Mark your calendars and come one out to celebrate her debut novel, “142 Ostriches,” at one of the three local events happening at the end of the month:
Tuesday, February 25 – Launch Party in South Pasadena
Wednesday, February 26 – West Side at DIESEL with Mark Sarvas
Thursday, February 27 – East Side at Skylight with Amy Meyerson
Check her website for further details.

MONDAY


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Charles Finch discusses and signs The Last Passenger

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Monday, February 17, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

TUESDAY


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Cal State LA presents Marilyn Chin

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
5:30pm
Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA

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Meg Gardiner, in conversation with Steph Cha, discusses and signs The Dark Corners of the Night

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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John Sayles discusses and signs Yellow Earth

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:300pm
DIESEL Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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The Paris Review’s Emily Nemens in Conversation

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
4:30pm
Hampton Room, Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

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Alexandra Monir discusses The Life Below

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Tuesday February 18, 2020
7:00pm
B&N at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Andrew McConnell Stott in conversation with Jeremy Rabb

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7 – 9 pm
At a Noise Within Theatre
Join Open Book for an entertaining look at the very first Shakespeare festival in 1769. Mingle at a pre-event, hosted happy hour, take in an animated discussion between Andrew McConnell as he discusses his book What Blast Genius! with Jeremy Rabb, and conclude with a book signing and dessert reception. Learn more about Open Book.

WEDNESDAY


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Gish Jen In Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:30pm
Library Foundation of Los Angeles
630 West 5th Street
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Arthur Phillips discusses and signs The King at the Edge of the World

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Jenny Offill discusses her newest novel Weather with Nate Dimeo

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Sherri Smith discusses and signs The Blossom and The Firefly

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Graham Moore discusses and signs The Holdout

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:300pm
DIESEL Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

THURSDAY


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Emily Nemens reads from her debut novel The Cactus League with J. Ryan Stradal

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Billy Mernit discusses and signs Writing the Romantic Comedy

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:300pm
DIESEL Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Nightshades of New Orleans with James Quinn

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


FRIDAY


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Kiran Bhat discusses and signs we of the forsaken world…

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Friday, February 21, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

SATURDAY


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Robert Desiderio discusses and signs The Occurrence

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Ebony Flowers discusses her debut graphic novel Hot Comb with Taneka Stotts

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
1:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Romance authors Karina Halle, Rachel Van Dyken, Renee Carlino and Lucy Eden talk about their new books!

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
3:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

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SUNDAY


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Katherine Coldiron reads from her debut novella Cermonials with Christopher Higgs

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Sunday, February 23, 2020
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of February 10, 2020


Exciting News, LitWeekLA Readers!

Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.orgYour LitWeekLA editor, April Dávila, is at long last joining the ranks of published authors. Mark your calendars and come on out to celebrate her debut novel, “142 Ostriches,” at one of the three local events happening at the end of the month:
Tuesday, February 25 – Launch Party in South Pasadena
Wednesday, February 26 – West Side at DIESEL with Mark Sarvas
Thursday, February 27 – East Side at Skylight with Amy Meyerson
Check her website for further details.

TUESDAY


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Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed in conversation about their new book Yes No Maybe So

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City

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Gigi Levangie discusses and signs Been There, Married That

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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NBF Presents: Family Matters with Sarah M. Broom and Natasha Trethewey

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6pm
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
1030 N Columbia Ave,
Claremont, CA

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Crissy Van Meter reads from her debut novel Creatures with Edan Lepucki

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Andrew McConnell Stott in conversation with Jeremy Rabb

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7 – 9 pm
At a Noise Within Theatre
Join Open Book for an entertaining look at the very first Shakespeare festival in 1769. Mingle at a pre-event, hosted happy hour, take in an animated discussion between Andrew McConnell as he discusses his book What Blest Genius! with Jeremy Rabb, and conclude with a book signing and dessert reception. Learn more about Open Book.

WEDNESDAY


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NBF Presents: Erika L. Sánchez and Kali Fajardo-Anstine

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:30pm
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
630 W 5th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90071

THURSDAY


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Billy Mernit discusses and signs Writing the Romantic Comedy

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Ceremonials with Katherine Coldiron

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Amina Cain reads from her new novel Indelicacy with Adam Novy

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


FRIDAY


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Valentine’s Day Best Women’s Erotica Los Angeles reading

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Join editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors Joanna Angel, Lauren Emily, CD Reiss, Jayne Renault and Sabrina Sol for a Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 reading and book signing. Lube and sex toy giveaways by sponsors überlube and Le Wand. Open to the public.
Friday February 14, 2020
7:30 PM
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

SATURDAY


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R.O. Kwon and Maureen Corrigan in Conversation

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
3:30pm
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
1030 N Columbia Ave,
Claremont, CA

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David Putnam discusses and signs The Heartless, Bruno Johnson Mystery #7

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
2pm
Mystery Ink
8907 Warner Ave. #133
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of February 3, 2020

Issue 173

For just 25 cents a week you can help me keep the LitWeekLA running and support the literary community in Los Angeles as a whole. Thanks! Become a Patron!

WEDNESDAY


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OTIS College Presents Ottessa Moshfegh

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:30pm
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Garth Greenwell reads from his new novel Cleanness with Sam Lansky

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Journal of Alta California presents Attica Locke discussing and signing Heaven, My Home

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Carla Malden discusses and signs Search Heartbreak

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

THURSDAY


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Catherine Linka discusses and signs What I Want You to See

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Book signing with Adalyn Grace and Tomi Adeyemi

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Thursday February 06, 2020
7:00 PM
B&N at the Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036


FRIDAY


Eleanor Rigby: A Reading for All the Lonely People

Friday, February 7, 2020
7:30
Stories Books and Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

SATURDAY


This Moment: Bold Voices from WriteGirl

Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Chris Hauty discusses his debut novel Deep State

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
2pm
Mystery Ink
8907 Warner Ave. #133
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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SUNDAY


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Lidia Yuknavitch reads from her new short story collection Verge with Roxane Gay

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Sunday, February 9, 2020
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Library Girl Presents: Of Love and Other Demons

A Valentine’s Tribute to Gabriel Gárcia-Márquez featuring Writers: Billy Burgos, Rick Bursky, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Rich Ferguson, Michael Harris, Leon Martell, Beth Ruscio, Deanne Stillman + Sandy Yang
Sunday, February 9, 2020
7pm ~ $15 includes cupcakes
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The New Short Fiction Series presents Pool Fishing and other stories by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Sunday, February 9, 2020
7:00PM ~ $12-15

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of January 27, 2020

Issue 172

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MONDAY


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Publication Party! Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs Into the Fire

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Monday, January 27, 2020
6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

TUESDAY


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Jeanine Cummins discusses and signs American Dirt

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Nina Sadowsky discusses The Empty Bed

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
7:00 PM
B&N at the Grove
189 The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

WEDNESDAY


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OTIS College Presents Álvaro Enrigue

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
7:30pm
OTIS Visiting Writers Series
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Joe Ide discusses Hi Five (An IQ Novel)

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Wednesday, January 28, 2020
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Chana Porter reads from her debut novel The Seep with Agnes Borinsky

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Friday, January 31, 2020
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Skylight Books
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Autumn Krause & Nikki Barthelmess discuss and sign their latest titles, A Dress for the Wicked & The Quiet You Carry

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
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Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha read from their new anthology Beyond Survival with Amita Swadhin and Raquel Lavina

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
6:00pm
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Thomas Perry & Jo Perry

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
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Mystery Ink
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Editor André Naffis-Sahely discusses and signs The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Some Favorite Writers: Tobias Wolff

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
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Maureen Johnson celebrates the conclusion of the Truly Devious series with The Hand on the Wall

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Tuesday January 21, 2020
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B&N at the Grove
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Diane Leslie’s Book Group welcomes Author Rachel Kushner to discuss The Mars Room

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:00 pm
DIESEL Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Adam Silvera discusses Infinity Son

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Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Caroline Zancan reads from her new novel We Wish You Luck with Aja Gabel

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Steven Pressfield discusses and signs 36 Righteous Men

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Friday, January 24, 2020
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Colleen Hoover signs Regretting You

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Friday, January 24, 2020
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The Last Bookstore
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William Gibson discusses Agency

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Friday January 24, 2020
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Chris Dennis, with Katya Apekina, discusses and signs Here Is What You Do: Stories

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
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Vroman’s Local Author Day featuring Ross Victory, Molly Brandenburg, and Neda Disney

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
4:00pm
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Ransom Riggs discusses The Conference of the Birds

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
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Tara Sim, in conversation with Nani Varela, discusses and signs Scavenge the Stars

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Monday, January 13, 2020
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Amy Spalding reads from he new YA novel We Used To Be Friends

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
7:30pm
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Kwei Quartey discusses and signs The Missing American

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Piper Kerman In Conversation with Rachel Kushner on JAN 30 at Royce Hall

Piper Kerman’s experiences inspired the bestselling memoir and Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black. Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room delivers a critique of the judicial system and the prison-industrial complex. Visit http://bit.ly/CAP_OITNB for a special Orange is the New Black BOGO offer for Lea DeLaria’s Jan 18 concert at the Theatre at ACE Hotel and Piper Kerman in Conversation with Rachel Kushner on Jan 30 at Royce Hall.

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Kiley Reid discusses and signs Such a Fun Age

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Claire Rudy Foster reads from their new collection Shine of the Ever

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Lance Rubin discusses Crying, Laughing with Julie Buxbaum

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Emery Lord discusses The Map From Here To There with blogger Ravayna

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
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Translator Katie Shireen Assef presents and signs Valérie Mréjen’s Black Forest


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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Tom Lutz reads from his debut novel Born Slippy with Steph Cha

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Miranda Popkey, in conversation with Rufi Thorpe, discusses and signs Topics of Conversation

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Friday, January 17, 2020
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André Naffis-Sahely and Fred D’Aguiar read from their new Anthology The Heart of a Stranger

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Skylight Books
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Kate Milford discusses and signs The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Story

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
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