Monday 3/23: When’s the last time you volunteered at 826LA? It’s probably been a while. You should fix that.
Tuesday 3/24: A Night with Robert Crane & Christopher Fryer. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Wednesday 3/25: &Now Festival of New Writing — Blast Radius: Writing and the Other Arts. This event runs March 25-28 and explores the integration of other art forms with writing to create new artistic endeavors. All events are held at CalArts. Tickets cost $35/day or $100/run, or less if you’re a student.
Ian Caldwell with Dustin Thomason discusses and signs The Fifth Gospel. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Kirk Honecutt discusses and signs his new book, Hughes: A Life in Film. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Dennis Lehane reads from his new novel World Gone By. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 2/26: Meili Cady discusses and signs Smoke: How a Small-Town Girl Accidentally Wound Up Smuggling 7,000 Pounds of Marijuana with the Pot Princess of Beverly Hills. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Jacqueline Winspear discusses and signs A Dangerous Place. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Unnamed Press, and Phoneme Media present Sci-Fiesta! Featuring a conversation and reading with Bangladeshi SF writer Saad Hossain, and the premiere of Phoneme Media’s new documentary short film about Yoss, Cuba’s leading science fiction writer. Hosted by Kennedy. 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.
Christine Blackburn reads from her debut memoir PIT to LAX: My Story Worthy Life. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 3/27: Barney Frank discusses and signs Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. 12 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Elmaz Abinader reads from her newest collection of poetry This House, My Bones. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
The Last Book Review will feature readings by Aisling Bea, Nikki Pierce, Lindsay Adams, Corey Rittmaster, and Emily Maya Mills. 8:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Saturday 3/28: Downtown Bookfest features a coalition of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers, featuring the Music Center’s Artizan Lab, Writ Large Press, and a full day of activities for adults and children alike. 12 p.m. at Grand Park.
Sunday 3/29: Hot Dish Reading Series is having its third annual brunch party. Featuring Dorothy Fortenberry , James Hannaham, Ana Kasparian, JJ Keith, Samantha Powell, and Lilliam Rivera, plus a full brunch spread and beverages. 12 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park. $10.
Joseph Nicks, Maral Boyadjian, Hadley Fitzgerald, and Judith Harte sign their works at Local Author Day. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.