Notable Los Angeles: 11/10–11/16
Monday 11/10: Justin Simien presents and signs Dear White People. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Matthew Gavin Frank discusses his book Preparing the Ghost, in conversation with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Tuesday 11/11: Bill Duke presents and signs Dark Girls. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Claudette Sutton discusses and signs Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Wednesday 11/12: Rob Manning discusses and signs Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey discuss their book Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years of a Music Life. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Found Words presents seven storytellers telling seven stories in seventy minutes. Brian Baldini, Karin Bugge, Mikki Brisk, Jeanne Darst, Margaret Finnegan, Kelly Russel, and Desiree Zamorano read. 7:30 p.m. at The Ebell of Los Angeles. $12/$10 for members, available here.
Lindsay Hill reads and signs Sea of Hooks. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Thursday 11/13: Lorna Landvik presents and signs Best To Laugh. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Jonathan Lethem reads from his book Dissident Gardens, and Lydia Millet reads from her book Mermaids in Paradise. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 11/14: Drew Friedman with special guest William Stout discussing and signing Heroes of the Comics. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
David Meltzer and Julie Rogers read from new work and chapbooks, and indulge in their improv duet, “Fours.” 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 11/15: Will Alexander reads from his most recent poetry collections. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Elizabeth Dutton presents and signs Driftwood. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.
Joseph Abbruscato and Tanya Jones read from their new book, The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature: Essays on Stories from Grimm to Gaiman. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Shades & Shadows presents readings by Tom Voorhies, Lauren Perez, Tim Chizmar, Katarina Leigh Waters, Justin Robinson, Gretchen McNeil, and Christopher Allen Poe. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. at the California Institute of AbnormalArts.
David Meltzer, Bob Branaman, Marc Olmstead, and Richard Modiano present Outriders Tales: Stories of Ginsberg, Cassady & Others. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 11/16: Olimpia Zagnoli presents and signs The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Classics Reimagined). 3 p.m. at Book Soup.