Notable Los Angeles: 9/11–9/17
Monday 9/11: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 67: Hot For Teacher. Featuring readings by Shawnna Woolridge, Ammy A. Ontiveros, Sam Kute, Erica Blumfield, Amie Segal, and Caroline Hanna. Hosted by Justin Welborn, Paula Killen, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $10–$20 pay what you can.
Gabriel Tallent discusses and signs My Absolute Darling. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Kathleen Menzie Lesko discusses and signs Jeanne Devereaux, Prima Ballerina of Vaudeville and Broadway: “She Ran Between the Raindrops.” 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Attica Locke reads from her new novel Bluebird, Bluebird. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Tuesday 9/12: Red Hen Press authors Amy Hassinger, Ellen Meeropol, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, and Peggy Shumaker read from their works. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free, but parking costs.
Zoë Quinn presents her new book, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Nelson George discusses and signs To Funk and Die in LA. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Meg Medina and Lilliam Rivera present and sign Burn Baby Burn and The Education of Margot Sanchez. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson signs The Trump Challenge to Black America. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.
Matthew Zapruder discusses his new book Why Poetry, with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 9/13: Ben Loory reads from and signs his new book, Tales of Falling and Flying, with Amelia Gray. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Nelson George signs To Funk and Die in LA. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.
90x90LA presents: Wellness Writing Wednesday. Hosted by traci kato-kiriyama, featuring Ashaki M. Jackson. 7:45 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre stage at JACCC.
Thursday 9/14: Dar Williams discusses and signs What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Romina Russell discusses and signs Thirteen Rising. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Danzy Senna reads from New People, in conversation with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Yes Femmes is celebrating Meghan Lamb‘s new book Silk Flowers, with readings by Meghan Lamb, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Nikki Darling, Brandi Wells, Vickie Vertiz, and Elizabeth Hall. 7:30 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.
Tod Goldberg reads from new novel Gangster Nation with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Susan Heldfond-Saunders and Julie Rogers read from their poetry, also joined by S.A. Griffin. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
90x90LA presents: Read Beats. 8 p.m. at Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Friday 9/15: Amy Dresner discusses and signs My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
William Kent Krueger discusses and signs Sulfur Springs. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Dr. Natalie J. Graham launches her debut book of poetry, Begin With A Failed Body. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Demetri Martin discusses his new book If It’s Not Funny, It’s Art. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Phoebe Ozuna reads from The Large Economy of the Beautiful, and Holaday Mason reads from new work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
90x90LA presents: Odes for Art Laboe. 8 p.m. at Civic Center Studios.
Release party for Diana Arterian‘s chapbook With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces, with readings from Ashaki M. Jackson and Muriel Leung. 8 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.
Saturday 9/16: 90x90LA presents: Youth Art & Literary Festival. 12 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.
826LA is having a Volunteering 101 workshop. Y’know, in case you want to help kids enjoy reading and writing. 1 p.m. at their Echo Park location. Sign up here.
Salman Rushdie signs The Golden House. 1 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Kathryn Sermak and Danelle Morton discuss and sign Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Alistair McCartney reads from his novel The Disintegrations with David Francis. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Shades & Shadows 4th Birthday Party! Featuring authors Steven Barnes, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Robert Payne Cabeen, Aditi Khorana, Meg Howrey, and one more TBA. Hosted by Lauren Salerno and Xach Fromson (me!). 8 p.m. at The Mystic Museum. $10 online or at the door.
Mark Irwin, Douglas Manuel, and Kate Partridge read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 9/17: Alex Dimitrov and Melissa Broder read from their works. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Jessica Koosed Etting discusses and signs The Lost Causes. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
90x90LA presents: Art, Disability, Access. Hosted by Loretta McCormick. Featuring Jackie Hymes, Jane Engleman, Katherine Schneider, Obed Silva, and Daniel Perez. 3 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studios.
Aileen Leijten discusses and signs her kids graphic novel Lint Boy. 4 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Daniel Sweren-Becker reads from his new book The Equals. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
L.A. Times Ideas Exchange and Skylight Books present Salman Rushdie in conversation with Patt Morrison discussing (amongst other things) his new novel, The Golden House. 5 p.m. at the Theatre at ACE Hotel. Tickets begin at $25.
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