Monday 1/28: The rebellion begins at dawn. Wait for the signal.
Tess Brown-Lavoie, Harmony Holiday, and Tommy Pico read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Thursday 1/31: John Kim discusses and signs I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck: An Everyman’s Guide to a Meaningful Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
PEN America presents the 2019 Emerging Voices Welcome Party. With new fellows Judy Choi, Anthony Hoang, Fajer Alexander Khansa, T.K. Lê, and Dare Williams. 7 p.m. at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Free, but RSVP here.
RAD! Residency, with Will Alexander and Carlos Lara. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Live Talks LA presents Jason Rezaian discussing his book, Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out, in conversation with Maz Jobrani. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. It’s sold out, but you can always try standby.
Friday 2/1: Opening Night event for Rare Books LA. Old books, fine prints, and more from around the world. Tickets are $10-20 here, and benefit the Huntington Library. 2 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center.
LA poet Milo Martin and his mother Vivian Hanson will read poetry and share life stories. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 2/2: Happy Groundhog Day!
Dark Delicacies Relocation Fundraiser. The Home of Horror is getting priced out of their current location, and to help pay for the move and building the new space, they’re auctioning off ALL KINDS OF COOL STUFF from their twenty-four years (and counting). 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
GennaRose Nethercott and Jos Charles read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018 reading. 8 p.m. at Book Show.
Poetry In Motion presents Herstory2. Featuring Anne Betts, Kelly Carlin, Diane Sherry Case, Bara Grant, Monica Piper, Penny Payser, and Carrie White. Tickets are $15 here, or $20 at the door. $10 if you’re a member. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
It’s Five o’clock Somewhere. Featuring Janet Fitch, John Tottenham, Derek D. Brown, Diana Wagman, and Sandy Yang. 5 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
La Poesia Festival. Open mic event with featured Latin-American poets. Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Noir at the Bar LA presents readings by Samuel Gailey, Tom Pitts, Gray Basnight, Wendall Thomas, Lawrence Maddox, Nadine Nettman, and Eric Beetner. 7 p.m. at the Mandrake Bar. 21+. Because it’s a bar.
Andi Lew discusses and signs her new book, #instalovers: Digital Dating, DM Disasters & Love Stories. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
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