Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of December 10, 2018

Issue 119

This will be our last update for 2018. Hope everyone has a lovely holiday and we’ll be back with more LitWeekLA goodness the week of January 1st. Cheers!


TUESDAY


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Simon Stålenhag present and sign The Electric State

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


WEDNESDAY


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Cassandra Clare celebrates the final novel in The Dark Artifices trilogy Queen of Air and Darkness

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7pm
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of December 3, 2018

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MONDAY


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Constantine Singer discusses and signs Strange Days

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Monday, December 3, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


StoriesLA Reading!

Creative reading with Brittany Ackerman, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, and Agatha French. Join these four ladies as they read works of literature!
Monday, December 3, 2018
8:00 PM – 10:00
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


WEDNESDAY


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Leland de la Durantaye presents Hannah Versus the Tree

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
8:00 PM – 10:00
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026



FRIDAY


Brittany Ackerman, Siel Ju, & Nicelle Davis discuss and sign Perpetual Motion Machine, Cake Time, & The Walled Wife

Friday, December 7, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


CSULB Creative Writing MFA Reading Series

Friday, December 7th 2018
7pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808


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SUNDAY


Why There Are Words – Los Angeles presents This Is Not a Christmas Reading

Join host and emcee, Patrick O’Neil and co-host Ashley Perez for an unforgettable evening with authors Sanjiv Bhattacharya, Devin Galaudet, Eric J. Guignard, Shawna Kenney, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Jim Ruland.Sunday, December 9, 2018
6:30pm
KaffeBaren
1000 South Olive St. (at Olympic Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Library Girl + Roar Shack Present: I Have Loved the Story of My Life.

Featuring Writers: liz gonzalez, Steve Hochman, Henry Mortensen, Tanya White
+ Mary Woronov reading from their work.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
7pm
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series

Sunday, December 9, 2018
7pm
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of November 26, 2018

Issue 117

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MONDAY


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Roxanne Veletzos discusses and signs The Girl They Left Behind

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Monday, November 26, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


TUESDAY


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Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Laila Lalami discuss The Moor’s Account

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


THURSDAY


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Calvin Gimpelevich discusses his short story collection Invasions

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Christian Kracht discusses and signs The Dead

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069



FRIDAY


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Dan DeWeese, with Daniel Quartz, discusses and signs Gielgud

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Friday, November 30, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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SUNDAY


Elizabeth Gilbert & Cheryl Strayed in Conversation

Sunday, December 2, 2018
3pm
Royce Hall, UCLA
10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of November 19, 2018

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MONDAY


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Anita Felicelli & Huda Al-Marashi discuss and sign Love Songs for a Lost Continent & First Comes Marriage

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Monday, November 19, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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A night of crime with authors Tim Hallinan and Naomi Hirahara

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Monday, November 19, 2018
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


SATURDAY


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SUNDAY


California School of the Arts Reading

Sunday, November 25, 2018
6:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of November 12, 2018

Issue 115

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MONDAY


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Michael Connelly discusses Dark Sacred Night with Paul Levine

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Monday, November 12, 2018
8pm
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404


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Margo Sorenson discusses and signs Secrets in Translation

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Monday, November 12, 2018
7pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


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Wayne Barton launches Peach

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Michelle Hodkin, in conversation with Daria Polatin, discusses The Reckoning of Noah Shaw

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Joseph Fink celebrates his novel Alice Isn’t Dead

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00pm
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


WEDNESDAY


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John Wray discusses and signs Godsend

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Nathan Englander: A Reading and Conversation with David Ulin

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00pm
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711


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Tom Hanks in conversation with Tim Long

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:00pm
Aratani Theatre
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012


THURSDAY


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Spaceland presents: Kat Gardiner reading from her new book of microfiction Little Wonder
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with author Amy Fleisher Madden

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7pm (21+, FREE)
The Love Song Bar
450 S Main Strett
Los Angeles, California 90013



FRIDAY


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Kayla Olson, with Sarah Enni, discusses and signs This Splintered Silence

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Friday, November 16, 2018
7pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


SATURDAY


UC Irvine MFA Reading Series

Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Shaun Barger discusses and signs Mage Against the Machine

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Meet Alan Brennert: Author of Molakai

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00pm ~ $25 get tickets here
ST. GREGORYS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
6201 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, California 90815


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SUNDAY


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Natasha Solomons reads from House of Gold

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
1:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Paul Kleiman discusses and signs Smoking in Bed

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
3:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of November 5, 2018

LitWeekLA November 5 2018

Issue 114

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MONDAY


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Home Fire: An Evening with Kamila Shamsie

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Monday, November 5, 2018
7 p.m.
Town and Gown
University of Southern California
665 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089


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Seth Greenland discusses The Hazards of Good Fortune with Tom Lutz

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Monday, November 5, 2018
7 p.m.
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


TUESDAY


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Éric Vuillard discusses his book The Order of the Day with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


WEDNESDAY


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Otis College of Art and Design, Visiting Writers Series presents Jade Chang

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:30pm
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045


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Well-Read Black Girl: Glory Edim

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:00
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711


THURSDAY


WCCW Reading Series: UNSCHOOLED

The WCCW Reading Series is a quarterly literary reading series organized by Sara Finnerty and Nina Rota, presenting Frankie Norstad, Amina Cain, Laura Vena, and Adrienne Walser.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30-9:30
Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031


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The Best Small Fictions 2018 Anthology Reading

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Contributors set to appear: Lori Sambol Brody, Christoper DeWan, Ruth LeFaive, Jan Stinchcomb, and Denise Tolan.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069



FRIDAY


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Jason Starr, with Jerry Stahl, discusses and signs Fugitive Red

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Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Wayétu Moore reads from her debut novel She Would Be King

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Friday, November 9, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SATURDAY


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Vroman’s Walk of Fame Dedication Ceremony Honoring Naomi Hirahara

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
12:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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SUNDAY


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Marissa Meyer celebrates the release of the second installment in her Renegades trilogy, Archenemies.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
7pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Library Girl Presents

Sunday, November 11, 2018
7pm
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series

Sunday, November 11, 2018
7pm ~ $10-20
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of October 29, 2018

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Issue 113

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MONDAY


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Jeffrey Lewis discusses and signs Bealport: A Novel of a Town

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Monday, October 29, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Vroman’s Presents an Evening with Sarah J. Maas

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Monday, October 29, 2018
7:00pm to 8:30pm ~ $24-48 tickets
The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


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Leif Enger discusses and signs Virgil Wander

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


WEDNESDAY


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Jennifer L. Armentrout celebrates her romantic YA science fiction series The Darkest Star

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Wednesday October 31, 2018
7:00 PM
B&N The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


THURSDAY


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Susan Orlean in conversation with Burbank’s Library Services Director Elizabeth Goldman

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
7pm
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505


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Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller discuss and sign OtherEarth

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Christian Kracht discusses The Dead

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004



FRIDAY


PEN American 2018 LitFest Gala

The PEN America LitFest Gala is a highlight of the Los Angeles literary and social calendars, with over 500 guests and an impressive group of leading writers and creatives who sit among them as Literary Hosts.
Friday, November 2, 2018
6pm
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills


SATURDAY


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Book Launch for Jasmine Guillory’s The Proposal with Maureen Lenker

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Saturday, November 3, 2018
5pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232


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SUNDAY


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YA panel with Bree Barton, Nicole Maggi, and Maura Milan

Three feminist authors join us to discuss their most recents works. Join Nicole Maggi (What They Don’t Know), Bree Barton (Heart of Thorns), and Maura Milan (Ignite the Stars) in a conversation about female-driven YA literature in the era of #MeToo.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
5pm
B&N The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of October 22, 2018

Issue 112

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MONDAY


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Louisa Hall, in conversation with Ivy Pochoda, discusses Trinity

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Monday, October 22, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


TUESDAY


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Christina Hoag discuss her novel Skin of Tattoos

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7pm
Lit Up OC
Bardot Bars and Coffee
662 El Camino Real, Tustin


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Joe Ide dicusses Wrecked, an IQ novel

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Edan Lepucki discuss Woman No. 17

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Celebrate MEDIA’s latest anthology Suitcase of Chrysanthemums

Featuring contributors and special guests including Daniel Dissinger, Tanya Ko Hong, Richard Loranger, Sophie Malleret, Yan Sham-Shackleton, Christian Georgescu, Doug Knott, and Daniel Yaryan, plus editor Jane Ormerod.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90026


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Some Favorite Writers: Emily Wilson and The Odyssey

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:30pm
HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


WEDNESDAY


Literature for Justice Launch Event

Join the National Book Foundation and the Los Angeles Public Library for the launch of the Literature for Justice program, a three-year initiative by the National Book Foundation to contextualize and humanize mass incarceration through the power of books. Readings by James Kilgore, Ayelet Waldman, Robin Levi and Theresa Martinez, Kalisha Buckhanon, and Antonio Baca.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00–8:00pm
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA


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Jeff Jackson reads from his new book Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel with Janet Fitch

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:30
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Maura Milan, with Romina Russell & Bree Barton, discusses and signs Ignite the Stars

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Translating The Odyssey with Emily Wilson

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Hampton Room, 2nd Floor, Malott Commons
Scripps College
Claremont, CA


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Neal Shusterman celebrates Dry

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00pm
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


THURSDAY


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Tammy Lynne Stoner, with Jillian Lauren & Siel Ju, discusses and signs Sugar Land

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs Liar Liar

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Book Launch for California Son by Tim Burgess

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011


FRIDAY


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Belletrist and The Paris Review present Jeffrey Eugenides, in conversation with Emma Roberts & Karah Preiss, discussing and signing The Virgin Suicides (25th Anniversary Edition)

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Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez and Stacy Wakefield present their book 131 Different Things

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Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Fairytales & Scarytales: Stories & Songs for Halloween

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011


SATURDAY


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Markus Zusak celebrates Bridge of Clay

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Saturday October 27, 2018
1:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Halloween Bash at The Ripped Bodice

Saturday, October 27, 2018
7:00-9:00pm ~ $30 includes a magic show, tarot reading and all the pumpkin flavored food and drinks you can eat
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232


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SUNDAY


Skylight Anniversary Party!

Back in 1996 Skylight Books was born and every year we get to celebrate with the community that keeps us alive. Come on down and hang out. We’ll have food, fun, and frolic! We’ll have discounts throughout the store! WE’LL HAVE A BRAND NEW TOTE BAG DESIGN!
Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of October 15, 2018

Issue 111

I am very excited to announce that, as of this week, LitWeekLA is done with Amazon. From now on, all the links in the LitWeekLA website and newsletter will take you to IndieBound.org and any money you spend will support their network of independent bookstores. A big thanks to Cheryl Ryan at Diesel Bookstore in Santa Monica for making the suggestion. It feels really good to be supporting indies over Amazon.

What’s more, for every book you buy, a few cents will come back to me to help cover the modest, but very real, costs of hosting and coding.

And on that note, a quick reminder that 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. Click the link below to go to my Patreon page where you can subscribe. Every dollar counts.
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MONDAY


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Joseph Olshan discusses and signs Black Diamond Fall

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Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Walter Mosley reads from his new novel John Woman

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Monday, October 15, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Ed Lin, with Naomi Hirahara, discusses and signs 99 Ways to Die

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Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


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Kwame Alexander discussed his new book Swing with Nikki Giovanni and Wendy Calhoun

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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World Editions presents Jaap Robben and Esther Gerritsen

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


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Walter Mosley signs John Woman

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Eso Wan Books
4327 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008


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Susan Orlean, in conversation with author Attica Locke, discusses The Library Book

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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
7:30pm ~ Full, but standby tickets available
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

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Tuesday October 16, 2018
7:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


WEDNESDAY


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Thelma Reyna: Reading the Tea Leaves After Trump

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Kim Sagwa discusses Mina

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


THURSDAY


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The Consuming Fire with John Scalzi

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013



SATURDAY


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Tahereh Mafi discusses and signs her new book A Very Large Expanse of Sea

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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SUNDAY


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Joe Ide discusses and signs Wrecked

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Celebrate the new poetry and short fiction anthology Suitcase of Chrysanthemums

Featuring Daniel Dissinger, Alexis Rhone Fancher, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescu, Tanya Ko Hong, Richard Loranger, Sophie Malleret, and Yan Sham-Shackleton. This is a fabulous opportunity to meet an independent press looking for new voices.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
4:30pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


Three frequent contributors to the Santa Monica Review share their work

Introduced by longtime Santa Monica Review editor Andrew Tonkovich
Sunday, October 21, 2018
7:30pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


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Elana K. Arnold and Claire Legrand celebrate the release of their latest, ferociously feminist novels Damsel and Sawkill Girls

Buy Damsel Buy Sawkill Girls
Sunday, October 21, 2018
1:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232


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Candice Montgomery, with Rebekah Weatherspoon, discusses Home and Away

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
4:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of October 8, 2018

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MONDAY


Deborah Harkness discusses and signs Time’s Convert

Buy the book
Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Tillie Walden, in conversation with Jen Wang, presents On A Sunbeam

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Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


A Reading with Marisa Matarazzo

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Monday, October 8, 2018
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Hampton Room
2nd Floor, Malott Commons
Scripps College, Claremont


TUESDAY


SMR at Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
6:30 p.m. ~ Free admission (Parking $3/hour)
Readings by Stephen Cooper, David Ulin, Best American Short Stories winner Steve De Jarnatt, and debut novelist Katya Apekina.
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica


Andre Dubus III celebrates his new work Gone So Long

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


The Rule of One with Ashley and Leslie Saunders

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Book Launch: Static Flux by Natasha Young

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026


UCLA presents the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series with Alberto Manguel

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5-6pm Conversation with the speaker
6-7pm Reception and Book-signing
Northwest Auditorium
UCLA Campus


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SUNDAY


Sherry Thomas signs her latest Lady Sherlock book, The Hollow of Fear

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City


Santa Monica Review Presents their 30th Anniversary Reading!

Celebrate the 30th anniversary edition of Santa Monica Review with readings by founding editor Jim Krusoe (The Sleep Garden) and frequent contributors Vishwas Gaitonde, Dylan Landis (Normal People Don’t Live Like This) and Richard Wirick (Kicking In). Welcome by filmmaker and writer Steve De Jarnatt. Free parking, refreshments.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm ~ $10 includes copy of the magazine
The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Lydia Kiesling discusses her debut novel The Golden State with Edan Lepucki

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Cherise Wolas discusses and signs The Family Tabor

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Ronald S. Barak discusses and signs The Puppet Master

Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Library Girl Presents: That’s What You Get For Loving Me

Sunday, October 14, 2018
7:15pm
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series

Sunday, October 14, 2018
7:00pm
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601


Why There Are Words Los Angeles Presents A Pun Rock Extravaganza

Join host and emcee, Patrick O’Neil and co-host Ashley Perez, along with authors Iris Berry, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Jack Grisham, Patrick O’Neil, D. H. Peligro, Anna Joy Springer for an unforgettable evening.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
6:30pm
KaffeBaren
1000 South Olive St. (at Olympic Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90015