Notable Los Angeles: 11/12–11/18
Monday 11/12: Margo Sorenson discusses and signs Secrets in Translation. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Karina Longworth discusses her film book Seduction, with Mark Olsen. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Michael Connelly discussing his new book, Dark Sacred Night, in conversation with Paul Levine. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Tuesday 11/13: It’s Michelle Obama Day at Eso Won Books. No, she won’t be there. But you should go there to get her new memoir, Becoming. 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Eavan Boland reads from and discusses his poetry. 7 p.m. in Dabney Lounge at CalTech.
Ron Koertge reads from and signs Yellow Moving Van, and Charles Harper Webb reads from and signs Sidebend World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Wayne Barton celebrates the launch of his new book, Peach. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Jackie MacMullan and Rafe Bartholomew discuss their book Basketball: A Love Story, with Bill Plaschke. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Book launch for K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher. Simon Reynolds, Geeta Dayal, and Meagan Day will present the posthumous work. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Wednesday 11/14: Jennifer Caloyeras reads from her new book, Unruly Creatures, and discusses publishing and more. 6 p.m. at the Student Union’s Montebello Room at Cal State LA.
John Wray discusses and signs Godsend. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Dan O’Connor and Jeff Katzman present and sign Life Unscripted. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Editor Stephen Jay Schwartz and contributing authors discuss their experiences and their work for the new book Hollywood vs. the Author. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Dani Fine reads from her new book of poetry Separate No More, with special guests. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Tom Hanks discussing his bestselling collection of stories, Uncommon Type, in conversation with Tim Long. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. This event is sold out, so if you got tickets WELL AIN’T YOU FANCY?
Thursday 11/15: Kat Gardiner reads from her new book of microfiction, Little Wonder, with Amy Fleisher Madden. 7 p.m. at the Love Song Bar.
Yvette J. Saavedra discusses and signs Pasadena Before the Roses. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Mary Ruefle reads from and discusses her poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Hammer Museum.
Barry Glassner discusses his nonfiction book The Culture of Fear. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 11/16: Opening ceremony for the Southern California Poetry Festival! 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Lane Moore, in conversation with Mara Wilson, discusses and signs How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’t. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Comic artist Victoria Lomasko, memoirist Julia Alekseyevna, and illustrator Vladimir Zimakov sit in conversation for Illustrating Russia: Comic Art, Graphic Narratives & Book Illustration. 7 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Kayla Olson discusses and signs This Splintered Silence, with Sarah Enni. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Cary McClelland celebrates the launch of Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley, in conversation with Kiran Deol. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Yesika Salgado reads from her new book of poetry Tesoro. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Paloma Parfrey presents After LA. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Saturday 11/17: The Southern California Poetry Festival! Starts at 10 a.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Anne Waldman and Will Alexander read from and discuss their poetry. Presented by the Center for Contemporary Poetry. 2 p.m. at Cal State LA’s DTLA campus (room 624).
Shaun Barger discusses and signs Mage Against the Machine. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Randy Shaw discusses his nonfiction book Generation Priced Out. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Daniel Owen, Kim Calder, and Corina Copp read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Live Talks LA presents Pharrell Williams discussing his book, A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet. 8 p.m. at The Novo at LA Live. Tickets start at $25 (includes the book) here.
Sunday 11/18: The Southern California Poetry Festival! Starts at 10 a.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Natasha Solomons discusses and signs House of Gold. 1 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Paul Kleiman discusses and signs Smoking in Bed. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Jason Williams and Derek McCaw sign I Was Flesh Gordon. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies. (Jason will sign other items for $15.)
Divya Srinivasan reads from her new children’s book Little Owl’s Snow. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Nikki Darling celebrates the launch of her debut novel Fade into You. She will be joined by Raquel Gutierrez and Luis J. Rodriguez. 7 p.m. at Human Resources.
Justine Wentzell presents her debut book, Pocket Full of Dreams. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
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