Poet Mary Szybist reads from and discusses her works. 7 p.m. at Dabney Lounge at CalTech.
Jilly Gagnon, with Yalun Tu, discusses and signs Choose Your Own Misery: Dating (Choose Your Own Misery #3). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Boldly Bookish YA. A. C. Gaughen presents Reign the Earth, Brigid Kemmerer presents More Than We Can Tell, and Carolyn Mackler presents The Universe is Expanding and So Am I. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Live Talks LA presents Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in conversation with Frank Buckley discussing his book, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $25 here.
Wednesday 5/30: Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss present and sign Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Curiosity & Cosmology: a conversation and signing with Emily Lakdawalla and Brian Keating. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Fine Print presents readings by Dylan Krieger, Jessica Abughattas, Elizabeth Hall, and Andres Parada. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Saturday 6/2: Celebrate the release of the 2018 Ouchi High School AP Literature Anthology Publication. 11 a.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Sesshu Foster, Xochitl Julisa Bermejo, and Kenji Liu read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Tongue & Groove and Eklektik Kenetic present The Definition of Woke & Other Words that Matter. Featuring Jubi Arriola-Headley, F. Douglas Brown, Tananarive Due, Andrea Drummer, A.M. Frison, and Morgan Parker. Hosted by Kenneth D. Capers. 8 p.m. at Art Share Los Angeles. $15 tickets available here.
Elizabeth Gorcey and Olivia Gorcey discuss the newest book in their series Read, Read and Read. 3 p.m. at Skylight Books.
La Poesia Festival. A Spanish language and bilingual poetry salon. Hosted by Antoniet Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.
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