Notable Los Angeles: 4/29–5/5
Monday 4/29: Wendall Thomas celebrates the LA launch of her second Cyd Redondo novel, Drowned Under. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tuesday 4/30: Susan Holmes McKagan discusses and signs The Velvet Rose. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Matthew McGough discusses his new book, The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation, and the case it’s based on, with LAPD detective Jim Nuttall and screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Dahlia Schweitzer reads from her new book L.A. Private Eyes. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 5/1: IT’S GONNA BE MAY!
Jaime Hernandez discusses his new graphic novel Is This How You See Me? with Nina Gregory. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 5/2: Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses and signs The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, with Lisa See. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.
Anthony Marsico discusses and signs I’m Just Here for the Gig. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Ian Doescher discusses and signs William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Mean Girls. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Reyna Biddy reads from and signs her latest poetry book A Psalm for Us. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Seth discusses his new graphic novel Clyde Fans, with Scott Timberg. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 5/3: Ann Beattie discusses and signs A Wonderful Stroke of Luck. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Cara Robertson discusses and signs The Trial of Lizzie Borden. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Launch party for Exposition Review Vol IV: Wonder. With readings by contributing authors Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick, Mia Nakaji Monnier, Tim McAdams, Charles Duffie, and mentee alumni from Writegirl! 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
David St. John, Marsha de la O, Charles Harper Webb, and Suzanne Lummis will read new work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 5/4: Happy Star Wars Day!
Lila Higgins and Greg Pauly present and sign Wild LA: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Lizzie Post discusses and signs Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Roberto Sirvent discusses his new book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence, with Amber-Rose Howard. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Poetry In Motion, hosted by Eve Brandstein. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $15 advance tickets available here. $20 at the door/$10 members.
Sunday 5/5: Happy Cinco de Mayo (or, if you celebrated yesterday, Revenge of the Fifth)!
Cara Robertson discusses and signs The Trial of Lizzie Borden. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.
Jessica Yellin discusses and signs Savage News. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
First Sunday Open Reading, hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.
Samuel Ace and Ali Liebegott read from their poetry. 3 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Antonio Gonzalez discusses his architecture book Architects Who Built Southern California. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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