Notable Los Angeles: 10/27–11/2
Monday 10/27: T. Jefferson Parker presents and signs Full Measure. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
The Moth presents the Los Angeles Grand Slam Championship! Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. at The Echoplex. $20 presale or $21 at the door. 18+ event.
Tuesday 10/28: Book Launch Celebration for the short fiction and poetry collection I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand. Featuring readings by Linda Camplese, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Tim Hanson, Tina Yang, Daniel Yaryan, and editor Jane Ormerod. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Elizabeth Rosner presents and signs Electric City. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Jane Smiley discusses and signs Some Luck. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Wednesday 10/29: Kent Woodyard discusses and signs Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey Into Senseless Knowledge. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Nell Zink reads from The Wallcreeper, Amina Cain reads from Creature, and Suzanne Scanlon reads from Promising Young Women. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 10/30: ALOUD presents The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books with Azar Nafisi. 7:15 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. Free with RSVP. Standby tickets are released at 7 p.m.
Bob Odenkirk discusses and signs his new book A Load of Hooey. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Great Weather for Media presents an evening of readings by Los Angeles contributors. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Friday 10/31: David J. Haskins presents and signs Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Saturday 11/1: Peter Bebergal presents and signs Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
William Gibson reads from his novel The Peripheral. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
The California Prose Directory: An Evening of Non-Fiction Writing from the Golden State. Featuring readings by contributors Ann Friedman, Rico Gagliano, Amelia Gray, Deborah Vankin, and David Ulin, with editor J. Ryan Stadal. 7 p.m. at 862LA in Echo Park. Pre-order the book for the cover price of $18.50 and receive free admission to the event; or for event-only admission without book for $10, click here.
Amaranth Ravva reads from and signs his debut novel American Canyon. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Sunday 11/2: Roar Shack: Imaginary Day. Featuring readings by John Eder, Julie Stark, Janice Lee, and Wendy C. Ortiz. Also featuring a Live Write competition, two of the featured readers square off against two audience members by writing a response to a prompt given in the moment. The winner gets to read the polished piece at the next Roar Shack. 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.
Merritt Tierce reads from and signs her new novel Love Me Back. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Dolores DeLuce presents and signs Blow Jobs: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT! 5 p.m. at Book Soup.
First Sunday Open Reading, hosted by Billy Burgos. Signups begin at 4:45 p.m. Readings begin at 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Five minute limit. $5 suggested donation.