Notable Los Angeles: 3/12–3/18
Monday 3/12: Sean O’Callaghan discusses his debut book, Fat Gay Vegan: Eat, Drink and Live Like You Give a Sh!t. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Live Talks L.A. presents Chloe Coscarelli discussing her book Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan in conversation with John Salley. 8 p.m. at Cross Campus Santa Monica. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.
Tuesday 3/13: Mark Sarvas discusses and signs Memento Park, in conversation with Marisa Silver. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
A Poet’s Night Out. Featuring Elizabeth Iannaci, Kim Dower, and June Melby reading from their poetry. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Thelma Reyna discusses and signs Reading Tea Leaves After Trump. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Farrah Penn reads from her debut novel Twelve Steps to Normal, with Nicola Yoon. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks L.A. presents An Evening with Robert Kirkman discussing his new comic book series Oblivion Song. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.
Wednesday 3/14: Patrick Nathan discusses and signs Some Hell, in conversation with Matthew Specktor. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Farrah Penn and Heather Ezell discussing and signing their latest titles, Twelve Steps to Normal and Nothing Left to Burn. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Ambassador Vicki Huddleston discusses her new book, Our Woman in Havana. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Cheston Knapp discusses his essay collection Up Up, Down Down, with Tom Bissell. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 3/15: Et tu, Brute?
Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker, with Cory Doctorow, Molly Knox Ostertag, and Tillie Walden. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Kristin Hannah discusses and signs The Great Alone. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Lars Kepler discusses and signs The Sandman. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Celebrate the paperback release of Jami Attenberg’s book All Grown Up. She will be joined in conversation with the Laila Lalami, Morgan Parker, and Patrick Somerville. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Live Talks L.A. presents An Evening with Diane Ackerman and Daniel Siegel. They will discuss the life and works of poet and philosopher John O’Donohue. 8 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here. Presented in association with the UCLA Interpersonal Neurobiology conference.
Friday 3/16: Shauna Barbosa launches her debut poetry collection, Cape Verdean Blues, with astrologer Chani Nicholas. Doors at 7pm at Civic Center Studios.
Alison Gaylin discusses and signs If I Die Tonight, in conversation with with S.W. Lauden. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Ramona Ausubel reads from her story collection Awayland, and Michael Andreasen reads from his story collection The Sea Beast Takes a Lover. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
LA poets, community members, and Get Lit Players perform Kaiko Haiku from May Sky: There is Always Tomorrow. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 3/17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
Rae Paris discusses and signs The Forgetting Tree: A Rememory. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Lynne McKelvey presents and signs A Real Daughter, Thomas A. Levitt presents and signs The Wire Recorder, and Thomas White presents and signs Conversation about America. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Planaria Price discusses her nonfiction book Claiming My Place. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Join poet Elizabeth Acevedo as she reads from and discusses her YA novel in verse, The Poet X. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Contributing authors, local poets and performers will read from Not My President: An Anthology of Dissent. Proceeds will be split between Beyond Baroque and the ACLU. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 3/18: BamBaz Press authors share their work. 1 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Drag Queen Story Hour! Featuring Tony Soto and hosted by Michelle Tea. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Edan Lepucki, in conversation with Christine Frerichs, discusses and signs Woman No. 17. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Lynell George discusses her literary collection After/Image. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
The Poetry Brothel presents Cabaret Voltaire (Dada Tour). Expect poetry in various forms, along with aerial acts, burlesque, magic, and other cabaret style performances. Silly and/or formal wear is encouraged. Doors open at 7 p.m. at El Cid. 21+. Tickets start at $20 + fees, available here.
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