Notable Los Angeles: 3/30–4/5
Monday 3/30: Garth Stein discusses and signs A Sudden Light. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Smith Henderson discusses and signs Fourth of July Creek. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tuesday 3/31: Jacob Rubin discusses and signs The Poser. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Alexis Landau discusses and signs The Empire of the Senses. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Kirker Butler reads from his debut novel Pretty Ugly. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Katz’s Deli and Writ Large Press present the second installment of Chiwan Choi’s Ghostmaker, an experiment in composing, destroying, and collectively reproducing a manuscript. He’ll write a chapter, destroy it, and it will be rewritten based on what people remember it being. 8 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.
Wednesday 4/1: Happy
April Fool’s Day National Poetry Month!
Self/Split brings together four renowned Asian diasporic artists—Sam Chanse, Chiwan Choi, D’Lo, and Nicolas Wang—for an evening of live performances and discussion. 7 p.m. at USC’s Ground Zero Performance Cafe. Free, but RSVP required here.
Bruce Ferber discusses and signs Cascade Falls. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Thursday 4/2: Tom Hayden discusses and signs Listen Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Friday 4/3: Jonathan Shaw discusses and signs Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Chris Tarry reads from his new short story collection How to Carry Bigfoot Home, and Mark E. Cull reads from his novel The King of the Sea Monkeys. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sean Bernard and Richard Lange read from their respective works. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Saturday 4/4: Cecilia Woloch reads from her novella Sur la Route. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Corina Copp, Lanny Jordan Jackson, and Andrew Maxwell read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
J.R. Phillips wraps up his book tour for Living in Lotus Land. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 4/5: It’s First Sunday Open Reading time. This month’s featured poet is Karin Spritzler. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Five-minute limit. Suggested donation $5.