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

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

FRIDAY


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Chana Porter reads from her debut novel The Seep with Agnes Borinsky

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Friday, January 31, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

SATURDAY


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

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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
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Thomas Perry & Jo Perry

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
2pm
Mystery Ink
8907 Warner Ave #135
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of January 20, 2020

Issue 171

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!

TUESDAY


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

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Some Favorite Writers: Tobias Wolff

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
7:30pm
HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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

WEDNESDAY


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

THURSDAY


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


FRIDAY


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Steven Pressfield discusses and signs 36 Righteous Men

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Friday, January 24, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Colleen Hoover signs Regretting You

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Friday, January 24, 2020
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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William Gibson discusses Agency

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Friday January 24, 2020
7:00 PM
B&N at the Grove
189 The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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SUNDAY


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

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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
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Ransom Riggs discusses The Conference of the Birds

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
7:00 PM
B&N at the Grove
189 The Grove
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of January 13, 2020

Issue 170

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MONDAY


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

TUESDAY


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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
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Kwei Quartey discusses and signs The Missing American

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Books
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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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.

WEDNESDAY


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Kiley Reid discusses and signs Such a Fun Age

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Claire Rudy Foster reads from their new collection Shine of the Ever

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Lance Rubin discusses Crying, Laughing with Julie Buxbaum

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Emery Lord discusses The Map From Here To There with blogger Ravayna

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA

THURSDAY


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Translator Katie Shireen Assef presents and signs Valérie Mréjen’s Black Forest


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Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Tom Lutz reads from his debut novel Born Slippy with Steph Cha

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


FRIDAY


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

SATURDAY


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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
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Kate Milford discusses and signs The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Story

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
3:00pm
Vroman’s Books
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of January 6, 2020

Issue 169

Happy New Year! And a special thank you to the newest LitWeekLA patron Tonia De Barros Barreto! Your support (and the support of all the LitWeekLA patrons) make this weekly newsletter possible.

You too can be a patron. 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!

TUESDAY


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Matt Coyle and Carl Vonderau discuss and sign Lost Tomorrows and Murderabilia

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

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Crissy Van Meter in conversation with Aja Gabel discuss and sign Creatures

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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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 https://cap.ucla.edu/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.

WEDNESDAY


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Chris Hauty discusses and signs Deep State: A Thriller

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Abigail Hing Wen, with David & Nicola Yoon, discusses and signs Loveboat, Taipei

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


SATURDAY


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Wendy Heard, in conversation with Layne Fargo, discusses and signs The Kill Club

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

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Book Party for Lee Goldberg

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
3pm
Mystery Ink
8907 Warner Ave. #135
Huntington Beach, CA

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SUNDAY


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Jennifer Dornbush discusses and signs Secret Remains

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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

Issue 168

Dear readers,
This is, traditionally, the time of year that literary readings slow down and it would seem that 2019 is no exception. So I’m signing off for the remainder of the year. But fear not! The LitWeekLA will be back in January, as ever.
Happy Holidays to you all.
Cheers,
April

SATURDAY


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Andy Weinberger discusses and signs An Old Man’s Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
3:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

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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MONDAY


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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


HAPPY THANKSGIVING! …and don’t forget to visit your local bookstore this Saturday for some Small Business Saturday goodness.

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