Notable Los Angeles: 6/1–6/7
Monday 6/1: Bruce McCulloch discusses his new memoir, Let’s Start a Riot. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
It’s the first Monday of the month, which means you get to take the mic and share that thing you’ve been working on! It’s the Speakeasy/Open Mic! Sign-ups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tuesday 6/2: Michal Lemberger presents and signs After Abel and Other Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Victoria Shorr discusses and signs Backlands. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Ryan O’Connell reads from and signs I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. He will be in conversation with Kyle Buchanan. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Aleksandar Hemon reads from his new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 6/3: Anna North, with Maggie Shipstead, discusses and signs The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Mark Haskell Smith in conversation with David Ulin to discuss and sign Naked At Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Robin McLean reads from her debut story collection, Reptile House. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 6/4: Ben Loory, Isabel Quintero, and Mary Wonorov read from their works, also featuring an open mic portion for poetry. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Bookstore.
Lea Black presents and signs Red Carpets & White Lies. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Dolen Perkins-Valedez reading from and signing her new novel, Balm. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.
Lou Ureneck discusses and signs The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Mick Ebeling discusses and signs Not Impossible. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Karl Taro Greenfeld reads from his new novel, The Subprimes. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Linda Lerner and S.A. Griffin read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Friday 6/5: Robert Guffey presents and signs Chameleo. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Asymmetrical Press, The Minimalists, and Exile Lifestyle present: WordTasting Tour 2015. From minimalism and travel to storytelling and humor, this tour provides a taste of something for everyone. Featuring Colin Wright, Josh Wagner, Shawn Mihalik, Joshua Millburn, and Ryan Nicodemus plus former Bitterrooter and violinist/songwriter Skye Steele. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Enter>text: Clearing. Featuring Karen Adelman, Brent Armendinger, Marcus Civin, Veronique d’Entremont, Nik Gelormino, Mark Gerard, Emma Zakes Green, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Elisabeth Houston, Joseph Mosconi, Ani Raya-Flores, Ana Reyes, Erin Schneider, Tom Trudgeon, Santi Vernetti, and Emerson Whitney. Directed by Henry Hoke and Marco Franco Di Domenico, in collaboration with Saehee Cho and Sam Bloch. 8 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.
Saturday 6/6: Fierce Reads presents Emmy Laybourne, Anna Banks, Jennifer Mathieu, and Courtney Alameda. 2 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. There will be pizza. And a photo booth. RSVP on their website.
John Palisano signs his novel, Dust of the Dead. 2:00 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Patrick O’Neil with Jim Brown discusses and signs Gun, Needle, Spoon. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Ricardo Quinones is joined by Lisa Robbins and Joshua Rosett for a presentation of his poetry. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Colin Winnette reads from his new novel Haints Stay, together with Karolina Waclawiak. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sunday 6/7: The Sumarr Reading Series is back! Featuring Anthony Abboreno, Amy Silverberg, Chris Muniz, and Douglas Kearney. 3 p.m. at Pop-Hop Books.
Christina McDowell presents and signs After Perfect: A Daughter’s Memoir. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
First Sunday Open Reading. This month’s featured reader is Lisa Montagne. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 p.m. Five minute limit. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.