Notable Los Angeles: 10/6–10/12
Monday 10/6: Stephin Merritt presents and signs 101 Two-Letter Words. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Joshilyn Jackson discusses and signs Someone Else’s Love Story. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Speakeasy/Open Mic Night for you to practice that piece you’ve been working on in front of
your pets actual human beings. Signups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tuesday 10/7: Ron Perlman presents and signs Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Nayomi Munaweera discusses and signs Island of a Thousand Mirrors. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Ben Lerner reads from 10:04, in conversation with Rachel Kushner. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
The Moth presents Confrontation. 7 p.m. doors. 7:30 p.m. show at Zanzibar. $8 at the door. 21+ event.
Wednesday 10/8: John Lahr discusses and signs his new book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. 7 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.
Yumi Sakugawa discusses her book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 10/9: Joseph Di Prisco discusses and signs Subway to California. 7 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.
What Books Press presents Patty Seyburn, Judith Taylor, and Rod Val Moore. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Eri Brach discusses his book Conquering the Electron, with special guests Jennifer Ouellette, Alex Korb, and Kyle Hill. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Candy Leonard presents Beatleness – How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe. It’s John Lennon’s birthday; there will be cake.
The Loudest Voice presents readings by Stewart Grace, Chris Santiago, Neil Aitken, and Zoë Ruiz. 8 p.m. at Verdugo Bar. 21+ event.
Friday 10/10: Richard Riordan discusses and signs The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Kristiina Ehin reads from Walker on Water. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Saturday 10/11: Thomas Page McBee reads from Man Alive and Ali Liebegott reads from Cha-Ching! 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sunday 10/12: Soap Box Open Reading, hosted by Jessica Wilson, features Alexis Fancher and…you! Signups begin at 1:45 p.m., readings begin at 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.
Roar Shack: Zero Tolerance for Silence presents readings by Timothy Gager, Jeff Edwards, Allison Burnett, and Tanya Ward Goodman. 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.
Rhapsodomancy presents their 10th Anniversary Reading: 10 Writers Reading, 5 Minutes Each. Featuring readings by Billy Burgos, Melissa Chadburn, Antonia Crane, Michelle Detorie, J. David Gonzalez, Myriam Gurba, Kate Maruyama, Megan Milks, Tomas Moniz, and Lynne Thompson. 7 p.m. at The Good Luck Bar. $10 suggested donation ($1 per year!). 21+ event.