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