Monday 3/5: Jonathan Kauffman discusses his new book Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Live Talks LA presents An Evening with Patton Oswalt discussing his late wife Michelle McNamara’s book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. 8 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here (if there are any left).
Tuesday 3/6: Linor Goralik discusses and signs Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Clifford Johnson and Aimee Bender in conversation, followed by a signing of Johnson’s new book The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Nova Jacobs discusses and signs The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Chevalier’s Books presents Dr. Michio Kaku as he reads from his latest book, The Future of Humanity. 7 p.m. at Pilgrim School—First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Tickets are $38 and include the book.
Thursday 3/8: Eddie Hart signs Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.
Live Talks LA presents An Evening with Amy Tan, as she discusses her new memoir Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir. 8 p.m. at The Writers Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.
Friday 3/9: Epic Reads Meet-Up. Featuring Brittany Cavallaro, Rebecca Ross, and Alexandra Monir. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Beyond Beat: Featuring Bomb by Gregory Corso. Then, Neeli Cherkovsky reads from his new collection Elegy for my Beat Generation, with Paul Vangelisti. Followed by the Neo-Beats and a midnight group reading of Howl. Starting at 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $15.
Saturday 3/10: Beyond Beat: Punk, Venice West, and more. Featuring panels, discussions, readings, and other events with Brian Chidester, Bill Mohr, Paul Vangelisti, Frank T. Rios, Gayle Davis, Joseph Patton, Linda Albertano, Iris Berry, Jack Brewer, M. Lane Brunner, Doug Knott, A. Razor, V. Vale in conversation with DEVO co-founder Jerry Casale and S.A. Griffin, Livette Resto presents The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a tribute to Bob Kaufman with Will Alexander, Tate Swindell, and Neeli Cherkovski. And a screening of Billy Woodberry’s Kaufman documentary And When I Die I Won’t Stay Dead. Starts at 10 a.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20.
Tiegen Kosiak and Bill Taub join other panelists to discuss breaking into screenwriting. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
The Queer American Black Girl Tour with Jasmine Mans. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Sunday 3/11: Beyond Beat all-day programming. Marc Olmstead talks about Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics, followed by a Buddhism and the Beats panel with Julie Adler, Bob Branaman, Marc Olmsted and Richard Modiano. The day will also feature Steve Silberman, Don Rothenberg’s film on William Margolis, a gay culture/beat culture panel with WeHo’s former poet laureat Steven Reigns and others, and 8 p.m. film screenings. The day kicks off at 10 a.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20 covers your whole day.
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