Notable Los Angeles: 3/19–3/25
Monday 3/19: Lynell George discusses and signs After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.
Karen Karbo discusses and signs In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tuesday 3/20: Junot Díaz presents his new children’s book Islandborn. 6 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Dean Sluyter discusses and signs Fear Less. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Kate Rorick, with Lindy Booth, discusses and signs The Baby Plan. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Celebrate the release of Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s How to Love The Empty Air and Derrick C. Brown’s Hello. It Doesn’t Matter. With Jessica Abughattas and Jackson Burgess. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Release party for Taylor Carnes Bennett’s Field of Letters. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Editor Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and contributor Mia Alvar in conversation about Go Home!. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Wednesday 3/21: David Correia and Tyler Wall discuss their nonfiction book Police: A Field Guide. 6:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Jonathan Ames discusses and signs You Were Never Really Here. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Live Talks LA presents An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discussing his new memoir, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.
Thursday 3/22: The 2018 Magill Poetry Reading featuring Arthur Sze. 4:30 p.m. at Taper Hall 431 at USC.
Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl discuss and sign The Wonder Down Under. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Write Bloody Publishing Presents: A night of poetry. Featuring Derrick C. Brown, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, and Bethany Toews. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Ryan Holiday discusses and signs Conspiracy. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Lynell George discusses and signs After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Book Soup and WeHo Reads present Chelsey Johnson discussing and signing her debut novel, Stray City, in conversation with Carrie Brownstein. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Public Library City Council Chambers. Tickets are $27 and include a copy of the book.
A.G. Lombardo reads from his novel Graffiti Palace, with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Karen Palmer, Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama, Cara Lopez Lee, and W F Umi Hsu will read from their work as part of the WCCW Reading Series: Health/Care, 7:30pm at the Women’s Center for Creative Work.
ALOUD presents Chris Kraus, Douglas Kearney, and Rigoberto Gonzalez reading from their own works, and responding to the works of a chosen writer. Part of Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth. 7:30 p.m. at Oculus Hall at The Broad. Tickets start at $15 and are available online or by calling The Broad at (213) 232-6250.
Friday 3/23: Jimmy Yang discusses and signs How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, in conversation with Jensen Karp (Drop the Mic), discusses and signs Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Jaap Blonk, Pauline Gloss, and Tom Comitta read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Aminatta Forna reads from her new novel Happiness, with Laila Lalami. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Novelists Bruce Ferber, David Kukoff, and David Rocklin and poet Jim Natal read from new work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 3/24: Karen Karbo discusses her nonfiction book In Praise of Difficult Women, with Dinah Lenney. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Diana Arterian, Manuel Paul López, Joseph Rios, and Vanessa Villarreal read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Sarah Kay presents her poem All Our Wild Wonder. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Shades & Shadows Reading Series. Featuring Mishell Baker, PJ Manney, JD Horn, Sean Patrick Traver, Christina Enquist, and Roh Morgan. Hosted by Xach Fromson (that’s me!). Tickets are $10 here. Doors at 8 p.m. at the Mystic Museum.
Beyond Spanish: Poetry in Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Spanish. Hosted and curated by Mariano Zaro. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Sunday 3/25: Matthew Dickman, with Emily Strelow, discusses and signs Wonderland: Poems. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Deborah Phipps and Delleon Weins present and sign Enlightenment of Hanna Krusher, and Whiskey Emerson presents and signs West of Hell. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
BUSted Storytelling. Tales of LA without a car. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Luis Alberto Urrea discusses and signs The House of the Broken Angels. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Venice Black History. Featuring Laddie Williams, Venice elders, Mike Bravo, Margaret Molly. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
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