Robert Lustig presents and signs The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Red Hen Press presents Pope Brock and the release of his new book Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon, in conversation with with Alan Lightman and moderator Sandra Tsing Loh. 7:30 p.m. at The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theatre at Griffith Observatory. Tickets are here, and start at $25.
Tuesday 9/26: Tongue & Groove presents an Open Mic Night with featured authors. You can bring up to three minutes of your own fiction or one song, and get on stage with it. Then stick around for featured readers Kevin P. Gilday, Eddie Pepitone, Rick Lupert, Lianne Stokes, Nathan Elias, and Drennon Davis. Hosted by Rick Lupert. Sign-ups start at 6:15 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $5.
Mark Bowden discusses and signs Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Wednesday 9/27: Dan Jones discusses and signs The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Writer Types podcast co-hosts Eric Beetner and S.W. Lauden are joined by guests Jordan Harper, Harley Jane Kozak, and Nadine Nettmann for a live taping of their hit podcast. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Peter Afrasiabi reads from Burning Bridges: American’s 20-Year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader Harry Bridges in conversation with author/activist Darryl Holter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Live Talks Los Angeles presents An Evening with Daniel Goleman, discussing his upcoming book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20.
Christopher Meeks and Sam Gonzalez discuss and sign The Chords of War: A Novel Inspired by a True Story of Adolescence, War, and Rock ‘n’ Roll. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Perugia poets Lynne Thompson, Jennifer K. Sweeney, and L.I. Henley read from their works. There will be wine and snacks. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Vietnam veterans James Reston Jr. and Jack Walker discuss their new books A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial and Eye Corps: Coming of Age at the DMZ. They will be in conversation with Darryl Holter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
90x90LA presents: Writing on the Wall. A visual poem exhibit w/an open mic and a communal poem. This is closing night for this event, so expect it to be something truly special. Hosted by Skira Martinez. 8 p.m. at CIELO galleries/studios.
The Last Book Review. Hosted by Ever Mainard. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Peter Cherches reads from his work, joined by guest Lou Beach. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 9/30: 7th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Featuring poets Richard Modiano, Michael C Ford, Harry Grammer, and more. Segments hosted by poets Don Kingfisher Campbell, Juan Cardenas, and Jessica Wilson Cardenas. And a clothes and supplies drive for the homeless of Venice Beach. Bring your own issues to the mic as well. 11 a.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.
90x90LA presents: Pitch Fest. Bring your pitch for that thing you want to see/make/do in Los Angeles. After the pitches, everyone will have a chance to band together and offer advice, assistance, and more. 12 p.m. at CIELO galleries/studios.
Soup Stories: A Launch Party. Celebrate the release of CLS Ferguson’s collection of flash memoir. Featuring readings by Nicelle Davis, Rich Ferguson, David Rocklin, Shaunté R. Caraballo, Milo Martin, and CLS Ferguson. Hosted by Ashley Perez. There may or may not be soup. 2 p.m. at Book Show.
Sunday 10/1: Ian Gurvitz discusses and signs Freak-Out: The 2016 Election and the Dawn of the American Democalypse. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
La Poesía Féstival. Open mic night, with featured poet Ricardo Ventura reading from 21 POETS FOR PEACE – 21 POETAS POR LA PAZ, and more TBA. Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.
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