Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of June 18, 2018

Issue 94


MONDAY


Andrew Sean Greer discusses and signs Less

Buy the book
Monday, June 18, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


TUESDAY


Lauren Groff discusses and signs Florida

Buy the book
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


WEDNESDAY


Rupert Thomson discusses and signs Never Anyone But You

Buy the book
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


THURSDAY


Rebecca Makkai, in conversation with J. Ryan Stradal, discusses and signs The Great Believers

Buy the book
Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Epic at Stores

Epic is a series that brings together emerging & established writers. June’s event features Mila Cuda, Beau Sia, Rhiannon McGavin, Yesika Salgado and hosted by Matthew Cuban Hernandez.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:30pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90026


Jessica Knoll and Caroline Kepnes kick off Entertainment Weekly’s Hot Summer Reads

Buy The Favorite Sister Buy Providence
Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:00pm
B&N at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036



FRIDAY


Caroline Kepnes & Lena Dunham discuss and sign Providence

Buy the book
Friday, June 22, 2018
7:00pm ~ $22 includes copy of the book
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Epic Fantasy Authors Christopher Husberg & D.J. Butler

Buy Witchy Eye Buy Blood Requiem
Friday, June 22, 2018
7:00 PM
Flintridge Bookstore
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011


Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung discuss the second volume in their comic series Snotgirl

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Friday, June 22, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SATURDAY


Queer Voices in YA

With Britta Lundin, Audrey Coulthurst, Amy Spalding and CB Lee. Moderated by Erin Judge.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
5pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232


Voices of LGBTQIA Narratives: In Conversation

Author/screenwriter Martin Aguilera talks to authors about LGBTQIA writing today. Authors currently scheduled to attend are C.B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Abdi Nazemian (The Walk-In Closet), Mark B. Perry (City of Whores), Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez), Rebekah Weatherspoon (Soul to Keep), and graphic novelist Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker).
Saturday, June 23, 2018
2:30pm
Studio City Branch Library
12511 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA 91604


SUNDAY


Michael Hughes reads from his novel Inland Intrigue

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Local Author Day with F. Howard Billings and others

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of June 11, 2018

Issue 93


MONDAY


A.M. Homes discusses and signs Days of Awe: Stories

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Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


YA event featuring Tamara Ireland Stone, Robin Benway, Robyn Schneider, and Gretchen McNeil

Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00pm
B&N at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


TUESDAY


Amy Meyerson reads from her debut novel The Bookshop of Yesterdays with J. Ryan Stradal

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Maria Hummel discusses and signs Still Lives

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Mark Haskell Smith discusses and signs Blown

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan Celebrate Guilty Pleasure

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:00pm
B&N at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


WEDNESDAY


Maria Hummel reads from her book Still Lives

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Book Soup@ the Skirball presents Michael Chabon discussing his new book Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
8:00pm ~ $20
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Dhonielle Clayton & Zoraida Cordova discuss and sign The Belles & Bruja Born

Buy The Belles Buy Bruja Born
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


THURSDAY


Michael Chabon discusses his collection of essays Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Buy the book
Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


A Road to Damascus with Meedo Taha

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Sabaa Tahir celebrates A Reaper at the Gates (Ember in the Ashes Series #3)

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00pm
B&N at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036



FRIDAY


Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar discusses and signs The Map of Salt and Stars

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Friday, June 15, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


SATURDAY


Spencer Wise reads from his debut novel The Emperor of Shoes

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Bloomsday 2018 featuring dramatic readings from Ulysses

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
7:30pm
HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of June 4, 2018

Issue 92


TUESDAY


Heather Abel, with Ben Winters, discusses and signs The Optimistic Decade

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Marisha Pessl reads from her YA novel Neverworld Wake

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Author discusses The Italian Party

Buy the book
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm ~ $20
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


PEN Presents Belletrist

LA-based authors Melissa Broder and Morgan Parker join Karah Preiss and Emma Roberts for a conversation on writing and reading in Los Angeles, literary community, and their favorite bookstores.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8:00pm
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038


WEDNESDAY


Adrienne Celt, with Edan Lepucki, discusses and signs Invitation to a Bonfire

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


David Arnold signs The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Barry Ghabaei reads from his latest book Marathon

Buy the book
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


THURSDAY


Tom Epperson discusses and signs Roberto to the Dark Tower Came

By the book
Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Brian Evenson, Adam Hirsch and Amelia Gray discuss the anthology Tiny Crimes

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027



FRIDAY


Meedo Taha discusses and signs A Road to Damascus

Buy the book
Friday, June 8, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


The California Retired Teachers Association presents Carol Fogel, author of Rosie Sees the Light

Buy the book
Friday, June 8, 2018
10:30am
Northridge Women’s Club
18401 Lassen Street
Northridge, CA


SATURDAY


PEN America Emerging Voices meet & greet

Saturday, June 9, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Claire Legrand celebrates her latest YA novel Furyborn

Buy the book
Saturday, June 9, 2018
2:00pm
B&N at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


SUNDAY


Why There are Words – A Reprieve From June Gloom

Join host and emcee, Patrick O’Neil and co-host Ashley Perez, with authors Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Jamie Moore, Toni Ann Johnson’s, Rich Ferguson, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, and Tony DuShane.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
6:30pm
KaffeBaren
1000 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Contributors from Santa Cruz Noir discuss the new anthology

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Library Girl Presents: An Evening with Cahuenga Press

Sunday Night, June 10th, 2018
7 PM ~ $10
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series

Sunday Night, June 10th, 2018
7 PM ~ $12-20
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601


Book launch party for The Second Mrs. Price with Author Toni Fuhrman

Buy the book
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring STreet
Long Beach, CA 90808


Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of May 28, 2018

Issue 91


TUESDAY


Boldly Bookish YA with A.C. Gaughen, Brigid Kemmerer, & Carolyn Mackler

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Caeli Wolfson Widger discusses and signs Mother of Invention

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Mark Oshiro and his YA debut novel Anger Is a Gift

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:00pm
B&N, The Grove, Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


WEDNESDAY


Brian Leung reads from his novel Ivy Vs. Dogg

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:30pm
Book Soup
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Fine Print presents readings..

by Dylan Krieger, Jessica Abughattas, Elizabeth Hall, Andres Parada.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:00pm
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026


THURSDAY


Vroman’s Bookstore Presents An Evening with Michael Ondaatje

Buy the book
Thursday, May 31, 2018
7:00pm ~ $34-50, buy tickets here
Colburn School – Zipper Hall
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012



SATURDAY


Ouchi High School Young Authors Anthology public reading

Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:00am
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


The Definition of Woke & Other Words that Matter, a literary reading/variety show

Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00pm ~ $15
Art Share
401 E. 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013


SUNDAY


Bethany C. Morrow discusses and signs Mem

Buy the book
Sunday, June 3, 2018
3:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Joanna Novak and Joseph Scapellato

Sunday, June 3, 2018
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of May 21, 2018

Issue 90


TUESDAY


North Morgan discusses and signs Into?

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


WEDNESDAY


Michael Imperioli discusses and signs his debut novel The Perfume Burned His Eyes

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Rachel Kushner reads from her new novel The Mars Room

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


THURSDAY


A Poetry/Prose Reading In recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month

A poetry/prose reading in conjunction with LGBTQ Pride Month. This event is moderated by Tobi Harper, founder and editor of Quill, a Queer publication series and imprint of Red Hen Press, Pasadena. Featured readers are novelist Martha K. Davis, playwright and author Josh Gershick, and poet Brandi Spaethe.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:00 pm
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011


Janna King discusses and signs The Seasonaires

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Rita Bullwinkel reads from her debut collection of stories Belly Up with Amina Cain and Elizabeth Ziemska

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris Celebrate My Boyfriend is a Bear

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:00pm
B&N, The Grove, Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036



FRIDAY


Helen Benedict discusses Wolf Season with Meredith Maran

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Friday May 25, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


SATURDAY


Poe Ballantine reads from his novel Whirlaway with Mimi Pond

Buy the book
Saturday, May 26, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Paperback LA

Join a host of Angelenos (former and current) as they discuss the casual new anthology, Paperback LA, that captures the pure magic, rich history and charisma that makes Los Angeles a haven for writers and creatives. Victoria Dailey, Robert Landau, Victor Valle, Justin Andrew Marks, Cecil Castelucci, Hector Tobar, and editor Susan La Tempa will all be present.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Book Launch Party with Author Ken Capobianco for Call Me Anorexic: The Ballad of a Thin Man

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
3:00pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808


SUNDAY


Fran Hawthorne discusses and signs The Heirs

Buy the book
Sunday, May 27, 2018
3:00pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Alexa Donne and Adrienne Young celebrate their novels Brightly Burning and Sky in the Deep

Buy the book
Sunday, May 27, 2018
2:00pm
B&N, The Grove, Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of May 14, 2018

LitWeekLA May 14 2018
Issue 89: LitFest Pasadena. This weekend.
Also, the fantasy/YA readers out there will be excited to see that Victoria Aveyard is promoting her new book, the fourth and final one of her Red Queen series. Lastly, a special nod to Todd Robert Peterson for having the best title in this week’s update. I love It Needs to Look Like We Tired.


MONDAY


Dan Sheehan and Daniel Abbott discuss and sign Restless Souls and The Concrete

Buy Restless Souls Buy The Concrete
Monday, May 14, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


TUESDAY


Carrie Arcos, in conversation with Sherri Smith, discusses and signs We Are All That’s Left

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Publication Party! Victoria Aveyard, with Marie Lu, discusses and signs War Storm

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


SPONSOR


Join us for an intimate evening with author Danzy Senna

On May 17th, at 7pm, the Pasadena Literary Alliance’s Open Book series will host Danzy Senna, in conversation with Chris L. Terry.
OPEN BOOK, not just an event, it’s an experience.
More information on our website.


WEDNESDAY


Aja Gabel reads from her debut novel The Ensemble with Maggie Shipstead

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Ece Temelkuran presents her recent novel The Time of Mute Swans

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Launch Party for Maureen Goo’s The Way You Make Me Feel

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main Street
Culver City, CA


THURSDAY


Julie Clark discusses and signs The Ones We Choose

Buy the book
Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Building Homes, Transcending Borders

Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:00pm
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
At this bilingual reading, listen to the groundbreaking work of some of Southern California’s most talented Mexican-American poets and writers: Viva Padilla, Ricardo Means-Ybarra, and Ramon Garcia, presented in partnership with Red Hen Press. Afterwards, continue the dialogue on what it means to build a home and peruse the authors’ titles during a reception in the PMCA lobby, courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.



FRIDAY


Todd Robert Peterson discusses his collection of stories It Needs To Look Like We Tried

Buy the book
Friday, May 18, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Jessica Knoll launches The Favorite Sister

Buy the book
Friday, May 18, 2018
7:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main Street
Culver City, CA


SATURDAY


LitFest Pasadena

The Southland’s free books-and-authors festival, returns for its 7th year with two-days of panels, discussions, readings, and literary activities with local authors. LitFest Pasadena is held at Vroman’s, Pasadena Playhouse, Zona Rosa Cafe, and many other local establishments!
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 9:00am to Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 9:00pm
Click here for more information.
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


UC Irvine MFA Students read from their work

The readers at this event are Julie Schulte (fiction), Inez Tan (poetry), Anna Hogeland (fiction) and Daniel Levin (poetry). Each writer will read a selection from their own work.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


SUNDAY


LitFest Pasadena

The Southland’s free books-and-authors festival, returns for its 7th year with two-days of panels, discussions, readings, and literary activities with local authors. LitFest Pasadena is held at Vroman’s, Pasadena Playhouse, Zona Rosa Cafe, and many other local establishments!
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 9:00am to Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 9:00pm
Click here for more information.
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Melissa Broder discusses and signs The Pisces

Buy the book
Sunday, May 20, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of May 7, 2018

LitWeekLA May 7 2018
Issue 88: Good morning lit lovers. Today is my birthday. Woo hoo! And I have a birthday request: help me spread the word about the LitWeekLA. Forward this email to one (two? ten?) friends. Don’t spam anyone. Just think for a second if you have any book-loving friends here in LA who might enjoy it as much as you do. And many thanks. I feel so loved.


MONDAY


Sheila Heti reads from her new novel Motherhood with Sarah Manguso

Buy the book
Monday, May 7, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Samuel Miller discusses and signs A Lite Too Bright

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


TUESDAY


Hilary Reyl, in conversation with Pseudonymous Bosch, discusses and signs Kids Like Us

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


Author Christina Hoag discusses researching her novel in a talk titled: Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:300pm
Redondo Beach Public Library
303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.,
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277


SPONSOR


Join us for an intimate evening with author Danzy Senna

On May 17th, at 7pm, the Pasadena Literary Alliance’s Open Book series will host Danzy Senna, in conversation with Chris L. Terry.
OPEN BOOK, not just an event, it’s an experience.
More information on our website.


WEDNESDAY


Julia Dixon Evans reads from her novel How to Set Yourself on Fire with Jim Ruland

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Dana L. Davis presents Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now, a reading, Q&A, and book signing

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


THURSDAY


Death Cat Comix (and Music) at L.A. Art Walk

DEATH CAT Comics is a blend of wacky, surreal, horror, mystery and true stories, mostly illustrated and some mixed media.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Rachel Kushner, with novelist Danzy Senna, discusses The Mars Room

Buy the book
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:30pm ~ this event is sold out, but there are often standby tickets available at the ALOUD events. If you’re excited about this one, just show up.
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


SATURDAY


Jeff Sweat discusses his young adult novel Mayfly with Christine Blackburn

Buy the book
Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Time Next with Carolyn Cohagan

Buy the book
Saturday, May 12, 2018
7:00pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Ouchi High School Young Authors Anthology Public Reading

The Last Bookstore is excited to host the public reading of the 2018 Ouchi High School AP Literature Anthology Publication!
Saturday, May 12, 2018
12 noon
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


SUNDAY


UC Riverside MFA students and professors read from their work

Join us as professors and students from UC Riverside’s Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts MFA read from their work. Readers include: Allison Benis White, Steve Erickson, Nora Woolley, Aleksandra Krzywicka, Kate Burns, Carissa Atallah, Carley Besl.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Library Girl Presents: It’s A Family Affair

Sunday Night, Mother’s Day Night, May 13th
7:00 PM ~ $10 Admission Includes Snacks + Dessert
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The New Short Fiction Series

Sunday, May 13, 2018
7:00pm
The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of April 30, 2018

LitWeekLA April 30 2018
Issue 87: Here’s one you don’t hear every day: on Saturday, Congressman Adam Schiff will be talking with former congressman-turned-novelist Steve Isreal about his book Big Guns – a story about fictional legislation mandating that every American must own a firearm. Follow that up on Sunday with Chuck Palahniuk discussing his new book and you’ve got a full weekend of literary goodness.


TUESDAY


Cheryl Du Bois & Debra Ann Pawlak discuss and sign Soldier, Spy, Heroine: A Novel Based on a True Story of the Civil War

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Melissa Broder reads from her novel The Pisces with Mish Way

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Alexa Donne discusses and signs Brightly Burning

Buy the book
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


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WEDNESDAY


Jamel Brinkely reads from his debut short story collection A Lucky Man

Buy the book
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


THURSDAY


Marinaomi discusses her young adult comic Losing the Girl

Buy the book
Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Christopher Moore discusses and signs Noir

Buy the book
Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Michael Barsa discusses The Garden of Blue Roses in conversation with Michelle Latiolais

Buy the book
Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004



FRIDAY


David Duchovny celebrates his latest novel Miss Subways

Buy the book
Friday, May 4, 2018
7pm
B&N at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036


SATURDAY


Steve Israel with Adam Schiff discusses and signs Big Guns

Buy the book
Saturday, May 5, 2018
4:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Red Hen Press Presents: Imagination Dead Imagine

A music/theatre performance featuring text by Samuel Beckett, music by Michael Roth, and the fantastic Quartet Nouveau string quartet!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
8-11pm – $25
Red Hen Press
1540 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103


SUNDAY


Library Girl welcomes SMR ~ A reading celebration of the Spring 2018 Issue

Buy the Santa Monica Review
Susan Hayden of Library Girl hosts the magazine at Santa Monica’s favorite intimate theater space. Introductions by editor Andrew Tonkovich, featuring readers Garrett Saleen, Grace Singh Smith, David Preizler and Diane Lefer.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
7:00pm, $10
Ruskin Group Theatre Company
3000 Airport Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Roger Johns presents and signs River of Secrets: A Wallace Hartman Mystery

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Hallie Bateman and Suzy Hopkins discuss their graphic novel What To Do When I’m Gone

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
5:00pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Vroman’s Bookstore presents Chuck Palahniuk signing Adjustment Day

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00pm – $33.40 includes a copy of the book
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Astronauts & Falling Stars

A performed collection of cosmic-themed stories and poems by some of today’s premier Los Angeles-based authors.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00-3:00pm
Upstairs at The Federal
North Hollywood
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of April 23, 2018

LitWeekLA April 23 2018
Issue 86: The big news this week is Indie Bookstore Day on Saturday. Six different bookstores in the area are hosting events with readings, music, book launches, food and more. Be sure to check the list below to see what’s on the calendar for your local store.


MONDAY


Tayari Jones discusses and signs An American Marriage

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Monday, April 23, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Christina Lynch discusses and signs The Italian Party

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Monday, April 23, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


TUESDAY


Julia Whelan discusses and signs My Oxford Year

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Some Favorite Writers: Alice McDermott

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:30pm
HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024


SPONSOR


Pen & Paper Writing Workshops

Fiction, Nonfiction & Screenwriting Classes
We offer writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting. For both beginning and more advanced writers. Classes are conducted in an online workshop environment. $20 discount off your first class when you sign up for our newsletter!
More information: https://www.penandpaperwritingworkshops.com/


WEDNESDAY


Otis College of Art and Design presents Charmaine Craig

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7:30pm
The Forum
Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90045


THURSDAY


Allegra Huston discusses and signs Say My Name

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


Lisa See discusses The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:00pm
B&N at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036



FRIDAY


Johm Freeman & Amy Gerstler

Friday, April 27, 2018
8pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


SATURDAY


Indie Bookstore Day

Events at Book Soup
Events at Skylight Books
As part of their festivities, at 5pm, Skylight will be celebrating the launch of “Orbit,” the latest edition of the Exposition Review. After party TBD.
Events at Vroman’s Bookstore
Events at Diesel Bookstore
Events at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Events at Gatsby Books


Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

WriteGirl’s annual red carpet fundraiser features celebrities performing scenes and monologues written by WriteGirl teen mentees, with guidance from renowned female screenwriters. The evening will include commentary by notable screenwriters, food and drinks, and a silent auction! All proceeds benefit WriteGirl, a local non-profit empowering LA’s underserved teen girls through creative writing mentorship.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:30 p.m.–9:45 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028


University of California, Irvine’s MFA Fellows

Chevalier’s is proud to present the University of California, Irvine’s Annual MFA Program Reading Series.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
5:30pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


A musical celebration of You Were Never Really Here with Jonathan Ames

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013


SUNDAY


A.J. Finn discusses The Woman in the Window

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Sunday, April 29, 2018
5:00pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Literary Events in Los Angeles for the week of April 16, 2018

litweekla April 16, 2018
Issue 85: This week is kind of all about the LA Festival of Books. It’s like Coachella for book lovers, am I right? That said, there are plenty of events happening in the days leading up to the festival… enjoy.


TUESDAY


Meg Wolitzer discusses and signs The Female Persuasion

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


SPONSOR


Pen & Paper Writing Workshops

Fiction, Nonfiction & Screenwriting Classes
We offer writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting. For both beginning and more advanced writers. Classes are conducted in an online workshop environment. $20 discount off your first class when you sign up for our newsletter!
More information: https://www.penandpaperwritingworkshops.com/


THURSDAY


KJ Howe, in conversation with Lissa Price, discusses and signs Skyjack: A Kidnap-And-Ransom Thriller

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Hilary Zaid discusses and signs Paper is White

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Between Thought and Expression: Stories About Stories with Laurie Anderson and author Maggie Nelson

Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:30pm
Presented by ALOUD
Mark Taper Auditorium
Central Library
630 W 5th St,
Los Angeles 90071


Colson Whitehead

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00pm
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095


FRIDAY


Join Mary Gaitskil and Geoff Dyer

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00pm
Regular admission. Members FREE.
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


All the Things I Lost in the Flood Laurie Anderson in performance

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Friday, April 20, 2018
7:30pm
Presented by ALOUD
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills 90210


SATURDAY


LA Times Festival of Books

Don’t miss it. It’s a big deal.
Here’s the website with all the details you need
USC Campus
Los Angeles, CA


Slick Deal: Mystery Authors Lynn & Zeilinger

Saturday, April 21, 2018
3pm
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808


SUNDAY


LA Times Festival of Books

Don’t miss it. It’s a big deal.
Here’s the website with all the details you need
USC Campus
Los Angeles, CA


The Nebraska Girl Open Reading

Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00pm
Regular admission. Members FREE.
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


Reading and Signing with Sasha Grey, author of Mismade Girl

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:00-10:00pm
Stories and Books Cafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90026