Notable Los Angeles: 7/31–8/6
Monday 7/31: Barnard Women in Entertainment’s Reading and Conversation with Sheila Nevins for her new book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
ALOUD presents Moving the Center: African Literature in African Languages. Featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Richard Ali A Mutu in conversation with David Shook. 7:15 p.m. at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Central Library.
90×90 presents: Only Voices Are Capable of Love. Featuring Gina Alexandra, Katherine Agard, Loretta McCormick, Sean Pessin, and Kim-Anh Schreiber. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.
Tuesday 8/1: Terry Jastrow discusses his new novel, The Trial of Prisoner 043, with Anne Archer. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
90×90 presents: Money, Value Statements. A discussion on the economy of art with panelists Sarah Filley, Kima Jones, Adam Leipzig, and Skira Martinez. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House.
Ryan Gattis reads from his new novel Safe. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 8/2: 90×90 presents: Little Tokyo Cultural Spine Tour + Reading #2. Featuring Ruben Guevara and more! 6 p.m. at Union Center for the Arts.
Potluck Mag presents Very Small Rooms. Featuring readings by Bill Lessard, Caroline Hayes, an. cinquepalmi, Amanda Choo Quan, jordan hoxie, and more. 7 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.
Christa Faust and Gary Phillips read from their comic Peepland. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 8/3: Elizabeth Austin discusses and signs Compass Rose. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
John Dvorak discusses and signs Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Saul Ramirez discusses and signs new book The Champions’ Game. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
90×90 presents: Mystery Summer School: Crime Writing for Beginners. Lead by Steph Cha and Désirée Zamorano. 7 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.
Friday 8/4: 90×90 presents: Poetry & Brunch Live with Cape Town. Featuring Cape Town poets Genna Gardini, Lerato Leilah Sello, Louise Westerhout, Ashley Makue, and Vusumuzi Dalisto Mpofu and Los Angeles poets Gia Scott-Heron, Skira Martinez, Khadijah Anderson, James Evert Jones, and Zoe Blaq. 11:30 a.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.
Gin Phillips discusses and signs Fierce Kingdom. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Saturday 8/5: Regina Robertson and contributors present and sign He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Danielle Davis reads from her book Zinnia and the Bees. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sunday 8/6: 90×90 presents: Interactive Storytelling 101. This workshop requires you to bring your laptop, and teaches you the basics of Madefire Motion Book Tool. 2 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.
Sumarr Reading Series is back! With readings by Chris L. Terry, Andrew Wessels, Kelli Anne Noftle, and James Meetze. 3 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.
Critical Resistance presents Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, discussing and signing City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
First Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.
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