Notable Los Angeles: 10/1–10/7
Monday 10/1: Ryan Hampton discusses and signs American Fix. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Taran Matharu, with Maureen Goo, discusses and signs The Summoner’s Handbook. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Bruna Nessif presents her debut book Let That Shit Go. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tuesday 10/2: Dennis Vaughn discusses and signs his novel The Longboat. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Dick Miller and Caelum Vatnsdal sign You Don’t Know Me, But You Love Me. 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Leslie Zemeckis discusses and signs Feuding Fan Dancers. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Nicole Maggi discusses and signs What They Don’t Know. In conversation with Julie Buxbaum. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Ann Tweedy, Elizabeth Hall, Cathleen Chambless, Amy Spalding, CB Lee, and Myriam Gurba read from their works. Part of Lambda Lit Fest 2018. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Diana Arterian reads from her book of poetry Playing Monster :: Seiche, and Allie Rowbottom reads from her memoir Jell-O Girls: A Family History. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott present their new book 100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Wednesday 10/3: Queering Children’s Lit with Anastasia Higginbotham and Brontez Purnell, and moderator Pickle. 6 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Olga Tokarczuk discusses and signs Flights. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Vroman’s Bookstore presents An Evening with Hank Green. Green will present his new book An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. 7 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $30 + fees here.
Brian Phillips discusses his collection of essays Impossible Owls, with Amy Nicholson. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 10/4: Claire Bidwell Smith celebrates the release of Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief, joined in conversation by Hope Edelman. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Julia Mossbridge discusses and signs The Premonition Code. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Juan Gabriel Vasquez reads from his newest novel The Shape of the Ruins. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Drunken Masters celebrates Lambda Lit Fest 2018 with a night devoted to LGBTQ+ writing. Readers will present excerpts of their work in front of the three-judge panel of Wendy C. Ortiz, Steven Reigns, and Chelsea Mone’t and receive drunkenly masterful feedback. Plus, DJs and dancing! 8 p.m. at Civic Center Studios.
Friday 10/5: Trumpocalypse: Can Writing Books Help Save a Seriously F*cked World? With Melissa Chadburn, Daniel Smetanka, Cindy Chupack, and Natashia Deón. Part of Lambda Lit Fest 2018. 6:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Kathleen Kaufman discusses and signs Hag. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Reyna Grande discusses and signs A Dream Called Home, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Billy Hanson presents his collection, Spider Season. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Queer Writing Teachers From UCLA’s Writers’ Program. Featuring Noel Alumit, Antonia Crane, Seth Fischer, Charles Jenson, and Mathew Rodriguez. 8 p.m. at Skylight Books.
PEN presents yayy it’s jayy: Open Mic Night with jayy dodd & friends. Part of Lambda Lit Fest 2018. 7 p.m. at The Black Cat.
Saturday 10/6: Adrien Finkel discusses and signs My Naked Truth. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Justine Bateman discusses her memoir Fame, with Rainn Wilson. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sunday 10/7: Nicole Maggi signs What They Don’t Know, and Mary McCoy signs I, Claudia. 2 p.m. at Once Upon a Time Bookstore.
Mario Garcia discusses and signs Father Luis Olivares: A Biography. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Anne-Marie Kinney reads from her new novel Coldwater Canyon, with Anthony Miller. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
LA Poesía Féstival. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.
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