Monday 4/8: MORIA Literary Magazine presents The First Press Reading Series. Featuring readings by poets Heidi Seaborn and Reuben Ellis, and an open mic night. 4 p.m. at the Ahmanson Main Space at Woodbury University. Ask the guard to direct you.
Austin Kleon, in conversation with Heather Havrilesky, discusses and signs Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Patton Oswalt discusses Michelle McNamara’s book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Live Talks LA presents Dave Barry discussing his book, Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog, in conversation with Alan Zweibel. 8 p.m. at The Moss Theater. 6:30 if you want to go to the separate reception beforehand. Tickets start at $20 here.
Wednesday 4/10: WeHo Reads celebrates National Poetry Month with former West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Kim Dower reading from Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, and Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet for Barack Obama, reading from How to Love a Country. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers.
Maya Weeks and Sophie Reiff read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Thursday 4/11: The winners of Claremont Graduate University’s 2019 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, Dawn Lundy Martin and Diana Khoi Nguyen, read from their works. 7 p.m. at The Huntington Library and Gardens. Free, but grab your ticket here.
Tim Johnston, in conversation with Steph Cha, discusses and signs The Current. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
S. A. Bradley signs Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy. 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Writ Large Press presents Drunken Masters: Poetry. Featuring judges Rocío Carlos, Mike Sonksen, and F. Douglas Brown. Come see writers read/perform short works and receive drunken criticism/feedback! 8 p.m. at The Mighty Company.
Noah Blaustein, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Dorothy Barresi, and Kevin Prufer read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Benjamin Lord reads from his poetry. 8 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Jonathan Yahalom presents his new book, Caring for the People of the Clouds: Aging and Dementia in Oaxaca. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Francesca Capone, Elaine Kahn, Kristin Bagdanov, and Robyn O’Neil read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Sunday 4/14: Didn’t get enough LATFOB yesterday? Couldn’t get there yesterday? GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! Day two of LATFOB is here! Starts at 10 a.m. at USC.
Ben Fama, Ted Dodson, Rachel Rabbit White, and Antonio Cuccu read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
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