Jorn Weisbrodt discusses and signs Into the Culture Cave: Generator of Art and Community, Emotions, and Ideas. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Denise Kiernan discusses and signs The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Homo-Centric returns! Featuring readings by Charles Jensen and Adam McOmber. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Lindsey Fitzharris discusses and signs The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Wednesday 10/25: Lit Crawl L.A. is back! Three rounds, over three dozen events, all centered around the North Hollywood Metro Station. All events are free and open to the public! Some Rumpus highlights include:
- Revolutionary Readings, the release party for the new Revolution Issue of LARB’s quarterly journal. Featuring readings by Michelle Chihara, Jervey Tervalon, Jennifer Croft, Lisa Teasley, Boris Dralyuk, Megan Neuringer, and Martha Batalha. 7 p.m. at Skinny’s Lounge.
- Angel City Review. Featuring readings by Sesshu Foster, Rous Quezada, Nicelle Davis, Joe Ricciardi, and Ramon Garcia. 8 p.m. at Vicious Dogs.
- Shades & Shadows presents: Eat Your Heart Out. Featuring Ben Loory, Gretchen McNeil, Kathleen Kaufmann, Mercedes Yardley, and Laura Lee Bahr. 8 p.m. at Pitfire Pizza.
And, of course,
- The Rumpus presents: Whores and Heartache: How We Write Sexuality. Featuring readings from Janet Stern Capron, Antonia Crane, Ashley Perez, David Treuer, and Christopher Zeischegg! Comedian and writer Sara Benincasa will emcee the evening. 7 p.m. at Romantix.
Book Soup and Spaceland present Bruce Campbell reading from his new book Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor and hosting Last Fan Standing, a live game show. Tickets start at $42. 7 p.m. at The Regent Theater.
Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger discuss and sign The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Thursday 10/26: Deanne Stillman discusses and signs Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Joel Osteen signs Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
David Abel and Mark Wallace read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
The Last Book Review. Hosted by Ever Mainard and Sean White. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Saturday 10/28: Skylight Books 21st Anniversary Party! There will be cake at 3 p.m. (remember, food always gets your events listed), and 15% off (restrictions apply) all day! Beginning at 10 a.m. at Skylight Books.
Melissa Rivers discusses and signs Joan Rivers Confidential: The Unseen Scrapbooks, Joke Cards, Personal Files, and Photos of a Very Funny Woman Who Kept Everything. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.
Publication reading party for Lummox Poetry Anthology (#6). Featuring readings from contributing poets Lynne Bronstein, Calokie, Don Campbell, Micah Card, Mitch Cohen, Sharyl Collin, Bill Craychee, Alicia Viguer-Espert, Mark Evans, Gil Hagen-Hill, Bill Gainer, William Scott Galasso, Marie Lecrivain, Mike Meloan, Linda Neal, John Pappas, Lorine Parks, Kevin Ridgeway, Linda Singer, Paul Suntup, Maja Trochimczyk, and Vachine. Hosted by RD Armstrong. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 10/29: Nebraska Girls Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Rev. Jesus Garcia, D.S.S. presents and signs The Love of a Master, Luz Avila-Kyncl presents and signs Liberate Yourself: Your Past Is Not Your Prison, and R. Rachel Gauna presents and signs The Thinking Log. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
BUSted! Storytelling about living in LA without a car. Hosted by Scott Schultz. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
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