Tuesday 1/22: PEN America presents New Year New Books LA. Hosted by Shauna Barbosa, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Franklin Leonard, Susan Orlean, and Michelle Tea. Celebrate, mix, mingle, enjoy! 7 p.m. at Band of Vices. RSVP here.
Brianna Wiest discusses and signs her most recent book, I Am the Hero of My Own Life. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Ian S. Port discusses and signs The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Writ Large Press and PEN America present Drunken Masters: Love & Liberation. Featuring judges Tanzila Ahmed, Natashia Deón, and Sara Borjas. The submission deadline has already passed, but you should still go to watch what unfolds. 8 p.m. at 8020 Melrose Ave.
Live Talks LA presents Marc Freedman discussing his book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations, in conversation with Michael Eisner. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Words Performed. With DeMorge Brown, Bill O’Neill, Deenah Vollmer, Gemma Soldati, Sam Fishman, and John Norris. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Ray Diazzo reads from his work, with a special guest. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 1/27: La Palabra Poetry. Featuring Olga García Echeverría, Conney D. Williams, Fernando Albert Salinas and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Open mic time to follow. Hosted by Angelina Sáenz. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.
Judy Choi presents and signs The Cloud that Fell from the Sky, John T. L. Lu presents and signs The Unlikely Yank, and Colyna Winbush presents and signs It’s Not Your Fault: Coco Girl to the Rescue. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
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