Eboni K. Williams signs Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.
Carlos Allende reads from Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love. Specifically, from the chapter “Gage Weston’s Ballsack.” 7:45 at Wolf & Crane.
Tuesday 9/19: LARB presents An Evening With Wioletta Greg, in conversation with Piotr Florczyk, about her debut novel Swallowing Mercury. They will be joined by Martha Batalha, celebrating her debut novel The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao. 7 p.m. at The Study.
Pat Thomas discusses and signs Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Deborah Blum in conversation with Michael Wolfe, discuss her new book Coming of Age: The Sexual Awakening of Margaret Mead. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Scott Stabile reads from and discusses Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Soapbox Sessions Open Mic. Read what you got. Or sing it, if that’s your jam. Sign-ups start at 8 p.m. at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. 21+
Read to Me! Open mic night. Hosted by Jenny Funkmeyer. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Luis J. Rodriguez reads from his work. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at OTIS.
Thursday 9/21: Reshma Saujani discusses and signs Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
90x90LA presents: Through a Glass Darkly: Speculative, Horror, and Science Fiction as Resistance. Hosted by Kate Maruyama, and featuring Tananarive Due, Michael Gonzales, and Gina Ruiz. This event will feature a panel discussion and a writing exercise. 8 p.m., location TBA (but watch for it!).
Brian Peyton Joyner discusses and signs The Wisdom of Stones, Cass Grafton and Ada Bright discuss and sign The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen, and Roger J. Couture discusses and signs Surfing with Snakes & Dragons, and Other Tales of Suburbia. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
90x90LA presents: A Reading at the Bronson Caves, part of The Griffith Park Storytelling Series. Featuring Allison Conner, Lynell George, Siel Ju, Daniel Jose Ruiz, and Oscar Sagastume. 5 p.m. at The Bat Cave.
Beyond Baroque’s annual George Drury Smith Awards dinner. This years honorees are Paul Vangelisiti, Hilda Weiss, and Wayne Linder, and Jim Fleck. Tickets available here. 6 p.m. at the Church in Ocean Park.
Noir at the Bar. Featuring Rachel Howzell Hall, Ryan Gattis, Matt Goldman, Attica Locke, Nadine Nettman, and Earl Javorsky. 7 p.m. at The Mandrake Bar. 21+.
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