Monday 3/2: It’s the first Monday of the month, which means Speakeasy is here for you to practice that thing you’ve been working on to someone other than your
cats friends. Signups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tuesday 3/3: Literary Death Match‘s 9-year anniversary show presents readings by Baratunde Thurston, Kseniya Melnik, Carson Mell, and M.G. Lord. They will be judged by Jason Reitman and Whitney Cummings. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8:35 p.m. at Largo at the Coronet. $30 online.
Zac Locke discusses and signs Beverlywood: Sex, Murder, Existentialism (a Tuesday in Los Angeles): A Novella. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
David Vienna reads from his parenting book Calm the Fuck Down. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wilde Words #3. Presenting readings of works in the style of Oscar Wilde by Vesta Vaingloria, Courtney King, Heather Noel Aldridge, Joseph Windowstosky, and Clay Kerrigan. Hosted by Vesta Vaingloria. 8 p.m. at The Wilde Thistle.
Wednesday 3/4: Kate Alcott discusses and signs A Touch of Stardust. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Arthur Bradford reads from his collection Turtleface and Beyond: Stories. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 3/6: Lenelle Moïse presents Haiti Glass. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Poets & Writers Magazine celebrates 25 years of being super awesome. Special guests include Gloria Alvarez, Olga Garcia Echeverria, Kate Gale, Dorothy Randall Gray, Peter J. Harris, Cheryl Klein, Richard Modiano, Ruth Nolan, Cati Porter, Ryan Tranquilla, and Terri Wolverton. There will also be an open mic emceed by Mike the Poet. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Poets Sharon Alexander and Carine Topal read from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 3/7: The Blk Grrrl Book Fair combines the worlds of feminism, film, visual arts and literary arts. It is actively antiracist, anti-colorist, antiheterosexist, antimisogynist, antiageist and anti-ableist. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cielo.
Kelly Hudson and Dan Klein discuss their book Fuds: A Complete Encyclofoodia From Tickling Shrimp to Not Dying in a Restaurant. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Corners of the Mouth: A Celebration of Thirty Years at the Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival. Readers include Laurel Ann Bogen, Lynne Bronstein, Jeanette M. Clough, Michael C. Ford, Tamara Madison, Harry E. Northup, Holly Prado, Nancy Shiffrin, Gabriel Spera, Lance Lee, E. R. Sanchez, Robert Krut, Marsha de La’o, Phil Taggart, Rachel Kann, Imani Tolliver, Jim Natal, J-son Wooi-Chin, Suzanne Lummis, James Cushing, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, and Patti Sullivan. 6 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.
Sunday 3/8: Jennifer Banash discusses and signs Silent Alarm. 3 p.m. at Diesel.
CalArts MFA creative writing students Sydney Barile, Anna Cruze, Regine Darius, and Michelle Cohen read from their works. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
SELFISH! is throwing a launch party for their brand new memoir zine with readings from issue one by Becky May, Alex Martin, Molly Kaplan, Christina Wolfgram, and Rachel Hochhauser. 6:30 p.m. at at The Last Bookstore.
Brent Armendinger and Elena Minor read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.