Paul Kingsnorth discusses his new novel, Beast and his new book of essays, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist. And Martin Shaw discusses his new book, Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
90×90 presents: Poets & Allies for Resistance. A monthly poetry event focusing on social justice issues, featuring Black poets, a book give away and an open mic. Curated by Khadija Anderson. 7:30 p.m. at The Sidewalk Cafe.
Wednesday 8/9: 90×90 presents: Little Tokyo Cultural Spine Reading Series #4. 6 p.m. beginning at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC.
New York Magazine editor Carolyn Murnick presents her debut memoir, The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder. In conversation with Christine Pelisek. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Friday 8/11: Charles Taylor discusses and signs Opening Wednesday at the Theater or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Aaron James discusses and signs Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Peter Kalmus presents Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Sunday 8/13: Soap Box Poets Open Reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. in the gallery at Beyond Baroque.
90×90 presents: Banned Together: Writing the Immigrant Experience. Featuring a panel discussion with writers Dania Ayah Alkhouli, Amanda Choo Quan, harold terezón, and Zosimo Quibilan Jr. Moderated by Erika Ayón and Irene Suico Soriano. 2 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios. And then a reading featuring the writers at 7 p.m.
Susan Auerbach discusses and signs I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
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