Monday 5/8: Write Club Chapter 63: Better Off Fed. Featuring Moramarco, Brian Sonia Wallace, Rachel Kann, Tanya White, Amy Gonzales, and Yelena Litvak. Co-hosted by Justin Welborn, Paula Killen, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at the Bootleg Theater. $10+ Pay What You Can (it goes to charity).
Stephen Sylvester, Mary Mallory, and Donovan Brandt present and sign Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Tuesday 5/9: PEN Center USA‘s Author Evening Series presents Roxane Gay and Randa Jarrar! Doors at 7 p.m. at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. $20 ($15 for members) tickets available here. Immediately after this is a membership month kickoff party. With cupcakes. (Hint: If you want to guarantee I include your event here, have pastries.)
Thursday 5/11: David George Haskell discusses and signs The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Gather with George Herms, Julie Rogers, S.A. Griffin, Frank T. Rios, Tosh Berman, Bob Branaman, Mary Kerr, Jim McAuley, Richard Modiano, Theo Saunders, Bonnie Tamblyn, and others to celebrate the life of poet David Meltzer. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Jenny Han celebrates her new novel Always and Forever, Lara Jean with a reading featuring a hair station, nail station, and some delicious treats! (See? Food gets you on the list!) 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Saturday 5/13: Students of Ouchi High School read from the anthology they made! Twenty-eight original stories written by students, specifically utilizing biblical, mythological, or cultural intertextual references. 11 a.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Sunday 5/14: You forgot about Mother’s Day, didn’t you. Think she’ll like a book?
Soap Box Poets. Open mic for your poetical words. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
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