Notable Los Angeles: 2/12–2/18
Monday 2/12: Rachel Lyon, with Julia Fierro, discusses and signs Self-Portrait with Boy. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Scott O’Connor, in conversation with Rachel Harper, discusses and signs A Perfect Universe: Ten Stories. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Love Sick Sad Hour. Hosted by Zoe Zag and Quincy Larsen. It’s an open mic night “for all you tender-hearted people.” 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Tuesday 2/13: Steve Coll discusses and signs Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Jen Wang reads from her graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker, with Angie Wang. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 2/14: Happy Valentine’s Day!
Steven Seagle discusses and signs Get Naked. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Joanna Angel discusses her book Night Shift. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 2/15: Jon Fitzgerald discusses and signs Filmmaking for Change, 2nd Ed.: Make Films that Transform the World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Ragnar Jonasson discusses and signs Nightblind. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi reads from her new novel Call Me Zebra. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Writ Large Press presents Drunken Masters: Ghost Story. Featuring Natashia Deón and others TBA. 8 p.m. at The Escondite (Hideout).
Friday 2/16: Go see Black Panther. THEN pick from these options.
Deborah Reed reads from her novel The Days When Birds Come Back. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words. Open mic night with featured poets Angel Avila, Timothy J. Morris, Ingrid Calderon, John Collins, and Dean Stintson. Hosted by Ingrid Calderon. 7:30 p.m. at Book Show.
Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin present Human Highlight: An Ode to Dominique Wilkins. They will be joined by Fatimah Asghar, F. Douglas Brown, Dante Mitchell, Monique Mitchell, and host Mike Sonksen. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
An evening with Kevin Young. 8:30 p.m. at REDCAT. $20 tickets available here.
Saturday 2/17: Chris Finan discusses and signs Drunks: An American History. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tee Franklin reads from her new graphic novel Bingo Love, with Amanda Deibert. 5:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Rowan Blanchard celebrates the release of her book, Still Here. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Micah Tasaka, Angela Peñaredondo, Muriel Leung, Claudia Rodriguez, and Sabrina Im read from their poetry to celebrate the release of Expansions. 7:30 p.m. at Poetic Research Bureau.
Jazz musician (and more) Bobby Bradford and poet Will Alexander join words and music. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 2/18: Nikki Grimes discusses and signs Between the Lines. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Beyond Words. 4:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Tavi Gevinson presents Rookie on Love. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Author Tim DeRoche and illustrator Daniel González celebrate the release of their new book, a modern retelling of Huck Finn called The Ballad of Huck and Miguel. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
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