Notable Los Angeles: 4/9–4/15
Monday 4/9: Ryan Walsh, in conversation with Kliph Nesteroff, discusses and signs . 7 p.m. at Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 Book Soup.
Tuesday 4/10: Anne Raeff discusses and signs , and Lori Ostlund discusses and signs Winter Kept Us Warm . 7 p.m. at After the Parade Book Soup.
Book Soup and WeHo Reads present Michael Imperioli discussing and signing his debut novel, . He will be interviewed by Mark Haskell Smith. 7 p.m. at the The Perfume Burned His Eyes West Hollywood Library. Tickets are $28 here.
America in the Age of Polar Fever: Hampton Sides reads from and discusses his book
. 7 p.m. at Baxter Hall at In the Kingdom of Ice CalTech.
Ron Koertge discusses and signs
7 p.m. at Olympusville. Vroman’s Bookstore.
Carol Muske-Dukes reads from and signs her new poetry collection,
. 7 p.m. at Blue Rose Chevalier’s Books.
Dana Walrath presents
, her award-winning verse novel about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. 7:30 p.m. at Like Water on Stone The Last Bookstore.
Mandy Kahn and Janet Fitch read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at
Stories Books and Cafe.
Wednesday 4/11: Join the Los Angeles City Council at an official Proclamation Ceremony in recognition of Literature and Poetry through DCA’s 2018 Big Read Program, and their 2018 selection by Claudia Rankine. 10 a.m. at Citizen: An American Lyric City Hall.
Christa Parravani reads from and discusses her work. 7:30 p.m. at
Otis College of Art and Design.
Mark Sarvas discusses his new novel
with Janet Fitch. 7:30 p.m. at Memento Park Skylight Books.
Thursday 4/12: Courtney Peppernell discusses and signs . 7 p.m. at Pillow Thoughts Book Soup.
Tony Castro presents and signs
. 7 p.m. at Gehrig and the Babe Chevalier’s Books.
Unfolding Lanugage. Hanif Abdurraqib reads from and responds to Frank O’Hara, Brendan Constantine reads from and responds to Herman Melville, and Amy Gerstler reads from and responds to Ted Berrigan. 7:30 p.m. at
The Broad. $15 tickets available here.
Joe Donnelly discusses his collection of profiles
. 7:30 p.m. at L.A. Man Skylight Books.
Friday 4/13: Former LA Laker and LA Clippers General Manager, Elgin Baylor signs . 6 p.m. at Hang Time: My Life in Basketball Vroman’s Bookstore.
Book Soup presents an evening with Cecile Richards discussing her new memoir,
. 7 p.m. at the Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead—My Life Story First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Tickets start at $28 here.
Derek Haas presents and signs
. 7 p.m. at The Way I Die Chevalier’s Books.
Kim Calder, Greg Curtis, and Evan Kleekamp read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the
Poetic Research Bureau.
Hannah Howard reads from and signs her debut memoir
, with special guest Morgan Parker. 7:30 p.m. at Feast: True Love In and Out of the Kitchen The Last Bookstore.
Vermin on the Mount: featuring Susan Henderson, Naomi Hirahara, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Yelena Moskovich, Scott O’Connor, Mark Sarvas, and Amy Wallen. Hosted by Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at
Jonathan Ames reads from his novel
. 7:30 p.m. at You Were Never Really Here Skylight Books.
CalArts MFA graduates read from their original work. 8 p.m. at
Saturday 4/14: The Story Pirates present a special Reading Without Walls event. They will discuss their new book, . 2 p.m. at Stuck in the Stone Age Vroman’s Bookstore.
Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses and signs
. 4 p.m. at Collision Theory Book Soup.
Santa Monica Review editor Andrew Tonkovich presents readings by contributing authors Grace Singh Smith, Alex R. Jones, and Andrew Nicholls. 4:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Michelle Dean discusses her nonfiction book
, with Carina Chocano. 5 p.m. at Sharp Skylight Books.
Adam Stutz and Adam Deutsch read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the
Poetic Research Bureau.
Leïla Slimani presents and signs the first English translation of
. 7:30 p.m. at The Perfect Nanny The Last Bookstore.
Sunday 4/15: Abby Chew and Elizabeth Cantwell read from their poetry. 2 p.m. at the Guild Hall of the Claremont United Church of Christ. Presented by the Friends of the Claremont Public Library.
Susan Goldman Rubin discusses and signs her new YA bio
. 3 p.m. at Coco Chanel Diesel Brentwood.
Thomas A. Levitt presents and signs
, James Curran presents and signs The Wire Recorder , and Michael Smith, PhD presents and signs Assumption Day . 4 p.m. at To Catch a Black Hole from the Bottom of the Pond: A Memoir Vroman’s Bookstore.
Leslie Jamison reads from her new memoir
, with Maggie Nelson. 5 p.m. at The Recovering Skylight Books.
Fred D’Aguiar is joined Sholeh Wolpe for poetry reading and discussion. 7:30 at
Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
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