Sebastian Abbot signs The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer’s Next Superstars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Live Talks LA presents Marcia Gay Harden in conversation with Lisa Napoli, discussing her memoir, The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.
The Story Collider is back with more “true, personal stories about science.” Featuring stories by Brian Bradley, Seth Cottrell, Emily Sikking, Riley Silverman, and Ve Magni. Hosted by Joseph Scrimshaw. 8 p.m. at The Lyric Hyperion. Tickets are $10 here.
Thursday 5/17: Red Hen Press and the PMCA 1234 present Building Homes, Transcending Borders. This bilingual reading will feature Ramón García, Ricardo Means-Ybarra, and Viva Padilla. PMCA 1234 starts at 5 p.m., the readings start at 6 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Even More Poetry hosted by Brendan Constantine. Featuring F. Douglas Brown, Kai Carlson-Wee, Elizabeth Metzger, and Catherine Pond. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Live Talks LA presents Ehud Barak discussing his memoir, My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace. 8 p.m. at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Tickets start at $20 here.
Jennifer Firestone and Andrew Maxwell read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
The Music Behind the Poetry. Featuring Sam Roxas-Chua, Michelle Bitting, Lynne Thompson, Lin Nelson Benedek, Cory “Besskepp” Cofer, and Jeanne Morel. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 5/19: LitFest Pasadena 2018! Featuring two full days of panels, readings, events, and more! All free and open to the public, with books for sale from various authors at Vroman’s Bookstore. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at various locations around the Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman’s.
Maurya Simon and B.H. Fairchild read from their poetry. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
UC Irvine students Julie Schulte, Inez Tan , Anna Hogeland, and Daniel Levin read from their works. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Which Witch L.A. celebrates the release of Rockhaven: A History of Interiors. Featuring contributing authors Allison Conner, Orenda Fink, Emma Kemp, Adriana Widdoes, and more. 7 p.m. at Junior High. $5 suggested donation.
Sunday 5/20: LitFest Pasadena 2018! Featuring two full days of panels, readings, events, and more! All free and open to the public, with books for sale from various authors at Vroman’s Bookstore. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at various locations around the Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman’s.
Glendale Community College student reading to celebrate the release of their zine. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.
Dum Dum Zine’s party to kick of LA Zine Week features readings by Rose Quezada, Angie Guerrero, Endless Meghan Warner, and Alice Bag. They’ll have prizes to give away and music playing. 3 p.m. at The Hi Hat. $5 gets you in.
The 8th Annual Beyond Baroque Awards. Honoring Kamau Daáood and Jack Grapes. 6 p.m. at the Church in Ocean Park. Special admission.
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