Monday 8/14: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 66: Strange Magick. Featuring readings by Yasamin Safarzadeh, Anahita Safarzadeh, Justin Welborn, Raven Mystere, Marc Rigaud, and Vincent Lacey. Hosted by Paula Killen, Justin Wellborn, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $10–20/pay what you can.
Michelle Kuo discusses and signs Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tuesday 8/15: 90×90 presents: Beach=Culture: Community, Value Statements. Featuring a panel discussion with Hiram Sims, Terry Wolverton, Peter Woods, and Iris De Anda. Moderated by Chiwan Choi. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Joshua Davis signs From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.
Wednesday 8/16: 90×90 presents: Guess Who’s Cooking Dinner? Narratives from the Periphery. Conversation between Susan Park and Stephanie Parra. Hosted by Skira Martinez. 7 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.
Chiara Barzini signs her debut novel Things That Happened Before the Earthquake. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Thursday 8/17: Robert Leonard Reid discusses and signs Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tristine Rainer discusses and signs Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anais Nin. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Marne Cambell signs Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850–1917. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.
Editor Andrew Blauner and contributors David Hajdu and Mona Simpson, in conversation with David Ulin, present and sign In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Heaven Was Detroit. Featuring M. L. Liebler, Brian Smith, Herb Jordon, Jaan Uhelszki, Pat Thomas, George “Mosley the Punk” Moseman, Joel Martin, and Melba Joyce Boyd. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
EyeHeartStory, Powered by PechaKucha. Join Djuna Appel-Riehle, Marion Bright, Rafael Cardenas, Cecil Castellucci, Colleen Dunn Bates, Mark Haskell Smith, Curtis Krick, Sarah Linton, and Bill Wishner for a unique night of storytelling. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Maureen Cotter’s Annual Extravaganza. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Peter Moruzzi presents and signs Greetings from Los Angeles. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Gustavo Arellano leads a panel discussion for ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege. The panel will consist of contributors Erin M Curtis & Jessica Hough, along with Muralists Barbara Carrasco & David Botello. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Beyond Words: Beauty and Resistance. Hosted by Richard Modiano. 4:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
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