Notable Los Angeles: 9/24–9/30
Monday 9/24: Samuel Park’s friends Jim Gavin and Marc Novak read from and discuss the late author’s posthumous book, The Caregiver. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Kevin Kwan discusses and signs Rich People Problems, with Tan Kheng Hua and Rebecca Sun. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Daniel Siegel discusses his new book, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, in conversation with Elisha Goldstein. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.
Tuesday 9/25: Red Hen Press presents a reading with Brittany Ackerman, Ryka Aoki, Bradley Bazzle, Cai Emmons, and Tammy Lynne Stoner. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free, but RSVP required.
Lisa Brackmann discusses her new book, Black Swan Rising, in conversation with Steph Cha. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Shannon and Dean Hale present and sign The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare, joined by LeUyen Pham. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Jose Antonio Vargas discusses his new book Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, with Viet Thanh Nguyen. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
PEN Presents: Myriam Gurba and Eileen Myles discussing the impact history has on art and conflict. 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. Tickets are $20 here.
Wednesday 9/26: Kerry Tepperman Campbell and Elizabeth Iannaci read from their poetry. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Book Publishing but Were Afraid to Ask. With Joseph Di Prisco, Dara Hyde, Lorne M. Buchman, David Francis, and Km Dower. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Jeanne McCulloch discusses her memoir All Happy Families, with Laurie Winer. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Soraya Chemaly discussing her book, Rage Becomes Her, in conversation with Amy Baer. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $30 here.
Thursday 9/27: Sally Field discusses and signs her new memoir, In Pieces. She will be in conversation with Patt Morrison. Presented by Vroman’s Bookstore. 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $40 here.
Jessica Hopper discusses her book Night Moves, with Josh Kun. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 9/28: Jeff Roland and illustrator Adamah Vanarsdale sign Maury the Miserable Vampire. 6 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Michael Broder, Robert Carr, and Ramón García read from their poetry. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Grady Chambers discusses his book of poetry North American Stadiums, and Elizabeth Metzger discusses her book of poetry The Spirit Papers. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Amy Dresner celebrates the paperback release of her memoir, My Fair Junkie. She will be joined by Jerry Stahl. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Judy Juanita presents a live reading and discussion of her play Life Is a Carousel. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 9/29: The Lambda LitFest 2018 kicks off at 11 a.m. today for a full week of literary events! Check out panels, discussions, signings, readings, workshops, and more! All celebrating the diverse patchwork of LGBTQ+ writers and readers in and around Los Angeles.
Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs Liar, Liar. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Bonnie Chau reads from her collection of short stories All Roads Lead to Blood. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sunday 9/30: Beth Ricanati, MD discusses and signs Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Josh Sabarra revisits his memoir Porn Again, with Missy Martinez and Dylan James, as part of Lambda LitFest 2018. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Are We Still Writing Endings? A reading and panel discussion about writing, HIV/AIDS, and more. Featuring Robert Carr, Michael Broder, and Ramón García. Moderated by Karen Kevorkian. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free. Part of Lambda LitFest 2018.
Weston Ochse signs Burning Sky, Maria Alexander signs Snowbound, and Christa Faust and Gary Phillips sign Batman: The Killing Joke. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
BUSted! Returns for another round of live storytelling about getting around Los Angeles without a car. Featuring Ruby Cooper, Katya Duft, Christopher Korbel, See Susanita Sì, and Reina Victoria. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Mary McCoy launches her new book, I, Claudia. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Danielle Vincent reads from and discusses her new book, YOU-NICORN. She will be joined in conversation by Beth Mcilvaine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
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