Saturday 5/25: Celebrate the release of Cecil Castellucci’s Odd Duck! She will read and sign this beautiful book illustrated by Sara Varon. 3 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Poets & Writers sponsors the California Writer’s Exchange contest, and this year’s winners Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and Laura Joyce Davis join previous winners Elaine Beale, Sean Bernard, Larry Colker, and Allison Benis White at this reading. 4 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Sunday 5/26: Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts is a major event featuring Lewis MacAdams, Yvonne De la Vega, Ashaki Jackson, Nicky Schildkraut, and many more! Hosted by Mike The Poet Sonksen. 5 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Monday 5/27: It’s Memorial Day and it’s Open Mic night at The Last Bookstore. Signups at 7:45, readings begin at 8 p.m.
Tuesday 5/28: Eve Ensler discusses and signs In the Body of the World: A Memoir. Doors open at 6 p.m. Event begins at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church. The event is free with the purchase of the book from Vroman’s Bookstore.
Wednesday 5/29: L.A. Zine Fest & The Pop-Hop combine forces to bring you an exquisite corpse zine-making workshop. Sign-up online and receive the prompt for the collaborative zine in advance! $10, 7 p.m. at The Pop Hop.
Literary Death Match is back, with readers Margot Leitman, Travis Sentell, Kathy Ebel, and Dan Crane. Judges are Rachel Kushner, Ali Wong, and Kurt Braunohler. Tickets are $7 preorder or $10 at the door. 21+ event. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:35 at Busby’s East.
Friday 5/31: Sascha Altman Dubrul reads from his new nonfiction work, Maps to the Other Side. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.