Michelle Huneven reads from Off Course, in conversation with Mona Simpson. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Mario T. Garcia discusses and signs Latino Generation: Voices of the New America. 7:00 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Skylight Books presents Adam Resnick signing his new book, Will Not Attend. He will be in conversation with Jeff Garlin as part of Garlin’s “By The Way” series, and the event will feature guest Bob Odenkirk reading from the book. 7:00 p.m. at Largo (NOT AT SKYLIGHT). Tickets are $30 here, and do not include the book, which will be available for purchase as well.
Friday 5/16: Krista Bremer discusses and signs My Accidental Jihad. 7:00 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Phoenix Rising with John Landau. A multi-media rendition in iambic pentameter of the original Star Wars movie. 8:00 p.m. at Beyond Baroque, $10.
PEN Center USA presents DIRTY LAUNDRY LIT: BONDAGE. Featuring Wayman Ming, Jr., Maggie Downs, Emile Barrios, Kathy West, Jesper Andreasson, Asha Anchrum, and Charles Yu. Hosted by Jeff Eyres. 7:30 p.m. at The Virgil, $5.
Shades & Shadows 5. Featuring readings by Mike Buckley, Mike Robinson, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Adam Cushman, Sherri Smith, and Carl Crew. Hosted by Lauren Candia and Xach Fromson (me!). Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 8:30 at the California Institute of AbnormalArts. $10 at the door.
Sunday 5/18: Literature for Life Issue 2 Launch Party and unveiling of their new website. Featuring readings by Lainnie Capouya, Cheryl Klein, Miranda Morgan, Andrew Nicholls, Andrew Ramirez, Jervey Tervalon, and others. The fun begins at 3:00 p.m. See the Facebook event page for more information, including how to RSVP.