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.
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.
Editor Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and contributor Mia Alvar in conversation about Go Home!. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jaap Blonk, Pauline Gloss, and Tom Comitta read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
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.
Diana Arterian, Manuel Paul López, Joseph Rios, and Vanessa Villarreal read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
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.
BUSted Storytelling. Tales of LA without a car. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Venice Black History. Featuring Laddie Williams, Venice elders, Mike Bravo, Margaret Molly. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
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