Lambda Literary Festival kicks off a week-long series of events celebrating contemporary, diverse voices in SoCal! All of them are free and open to the public. We’ve included some highlights here, but for the full list go to their website.
Monday 3/6: Erika Lewis discusses and signs Game of Shadows. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Yes Femmes features readings and performances by Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Pauline Gloss, Ciriza, Jennifer Moon + Laub, JD Scott, Elizabeth Hall, Myriam Gurba, Anna Joy Springer, Edgar Fabian, Frias, Martabel Wasserman, and Saehee Cho. It also launches the Yes Femmes journal. Part of LitFest LA. 7 p.m. at Pieter.
Ginger McKnight Chavers discusses and signs In the Heart of Texas. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Tuesday 3/7: Nicolas Obregon discusses and signs Blue Light Yokohama. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Joe Lansdale discusses and signs Rusty Puppy. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Wesley Eisold presents Deathbeds, Thieves of Youth, and Max G. Morton presents The Devil’s Music. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Thursday 3/9: Contributors to the parenting mag MUTHA tell stories of modern queer parenthood. Featuring Elizabeth Earley, Jillian Lauren, Carla Sameth, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Tyler Cohen. Part of LitFest LA. 7 p.m. at Poetic Research Bureau.
Margaret Dunlap discusses and signs Bookburners. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Dan Chaon reads from his novel Ill Will. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 3/10: Paul T. Scheuring discusses and signs The Far Shore. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Philip Fracassi presents his new book Behold the Void. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Inside the Writer’s Studio. Featuring Patricia Nell Warren and Felice Picano, with moderator Eric Andrews-Katz, discussing their works and their place within LGBTQ+ literature. Part of LitFest LA. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Sunday 3/12: Femmes vs. U.S. Heteropatriarchy. Featuring Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Missy Fuego/Meliza Bañales-Van, Annah Anti-Palindrome, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, Jade Phoenix Martinez, and Ifasina/ThaHood AlKemist. Part of LitFest LA. 12 p.m. at Book Show.
Soap Box Poets Open Reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Julian Tyler discusses and signs his sci-fi novel Pharaoh. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
S.A. Stolinsky presents and signs Hot Shot. Hal Ackerman presents and signs The Boy Who Had a Peach Tree Growing Out of His Head, and David M. Hamlin presents and signs Winter in Chicago. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
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Logo art by Max Winter.