Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of May 13, 2019

Issue 138

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MONDAY


Chia-Chia Lin reads from her debut novel The Unpassing with Jamel Brinkley

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


Women’s Work

Join authors Scholastique Mukasonga and Randa Jarrar in conversation on writing womanhood. Moderated by Edwin Hill and presented in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles.
Monday, May 13, 2019
7-9PM ~ FREE with RSVP
LAXART
7000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, 90038


Karen Havelin, in conversation with author Lauren Wilkinson, discusses and signs Please Read This Leaflet Carefully: Keep This Leaflet. You May Need to Read It Again

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Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Chip Cheek discusses and signs Cape May

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Monday, May 13, 2019
7pm
Chevailer’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Event

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Monday May 13, 2019
4:30 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings celebrate the finale of The Androma Saga in Nexus

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Monday May 13, 2019
7pm
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036


TUESDAY


Sean Carswell reads from his new novel Dead Extra with Steph Cha

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


Seeing Beyond Satire and Stereotypes

Join authors Mohammed Hanif and Sehba Sarwar in conversation on the opportunities for revealing and withholding in South Asian literature. Presented in partnership with the USC Pacific Asian Museum Pakistani Arts Council and the South Asian Network.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7-9PM ~ FREE with RSVP
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, 91101


WEDNESDAY


Dylan Struzan discusses and signs A Bloody Business

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


CSULB Prof. Mike Whitlow Student Showcase

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
7pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808


THURSDAY


Scripps Presents: Cheryl Strayed in Conversation with Heather Havrilesky

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Garrison Theater, Scripps College
241 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711


Julie Orringer reads from her new novel The Flight Portfolio with Sarah Moanguso

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


FRIDAY


Xuan Juliana Wang Reads from her debut short story collection Home Remedies with Justin Torres

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


Elizabeth Acevedo discusses and signs With The Fire On High

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Friday, May 17, 2019
7pm
Chevailer’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


SATURDAY


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presents: Nebula Mass Autographing

The event will feature over 100 fantastic sci-fi and fantasy authors who’ll be signing books.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:30PM — 3:30PM
Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills – Grand Ballroom
21850 W Oxnard St,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Full details, including a list of authors, are here:


LitFest Pasadena

The city and Southland’s writer driven literary festival features two days of panels, discussions, readings, workshops, performances, and literary activities. Over 200 authors and special guest speakers appeared in over 60 events in LitFest Pasadena 2018. LitFest Pasadena is held throughout the historic Pasadena Playhouse District at Vroman’s Bookstore, the Pasadena Playhouse, and other local establishments.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
12-10pm
Pasadena Playhouse District
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101


The Roswell Award Reading

Celebrity guests deliver dramatic readings of seven original short science fiction stories written by writers from around the globe. These stories are selected during The Roswell Award writing competition, a nonprofit program of Light Bringer Project and Sci-Fest LA. The reading is presented at LitFest Pasadena.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7pm
Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Novelist Thaisa Frank reads from her work

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
8pm
Beyond Baroque
681 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291


UCI MFA Creative Writing Showcase

Saturday, May 18, 2019
5pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808


SUNDAY


LitFest Pasadena

The city and Southland’s writer driven literary festival features two days of panels, discussions, readings, workshops, performances, and literary activities. Over 200 authors and special guest speakers appeared in over 60 events in LitFest Pasadena 2018. LitFest Pasadena is held throughout the historic Pasadena Playhouse District at Vroman’s Bookstore, the Pasadena Playhouse, and other local establishments.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12-10pm
Pasadena Playhouse District
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Sarah Pinsker discusses her new story collection Sooner of Later Everything Falls Into The Sea with Rebecca Roanhorse

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


The Tomorrow Prize Reading

Celebrity guests deliver dramatic readings of six original short science fiction stories written by Los Angeles County high school students. These stories are selected during The Tomorrow Prize writing competition, a nonprofit program of Light Bringer Project and Sci-Fest LA. The reading is presented at LitFest Pasadena.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
5:00pm
Pasadena Playhouse District
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Library Girl Presents: I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)

Featuring Readings by Writers: Donny Jackson, Jim Turner, Armine Iknadossian, Chris Bailey, Steve Hochman, Shirley Loeb, Annette Zilinskas, Lisa Thayer + Iris Berry.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
7:00pm ~ $10
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series presents: 16th Annual Emerging Voices Group Show

Featuring new fiction by Elena Felix, Tatiana MacGillivray, Terence McVicker and Dyanne Stempel.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
7:00PM ~ $12-15
The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


LBCC Prof. Jeff Epley Student Showcase

Sunday, May 19, 2019
5pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808


Meet Mystery Author Mike Befeler

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808


Open Secrets: A Workshop

A pop-up workshop instructed by Emerging Voices alumna Rocío Carlos focused on the oral history of storytelling in communities of color and the writer’s navigation of private and public spaces. Presented in partnership with LitFest Pasadena.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
1-3PM ~ FREE with RSVP
New School of Cooking
525 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, 91101