Monday 5/27: Happy Memorial Day!
Dr. Kwan Kew Lai discusses her book debut, Lest We Forget: A Doctor’s Experience with Life and Death During the Ebola Outbreak. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Homo-Centric presents Come What May. Featuring Lituo Huang, Michael Narkunski, and Molly Thornton. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Rebellious Creatures Large and Small reading and launch party by the students of Glendale Community College. Featuring Arevik Torosyan, Lynn Bender, Julian Magallanes, Ani Babayan, James Kelly, Heliazar Ramirez Rivera, Rhiannon Ramirez, Christian Flores, Alfredo Loza, Jennifer Gil, Madeline Molina, Heather Robertson, Manifa Baghomian, and Ren Madlangsakay. 7:30 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.
Josh Levin discusses his new biography The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth, with Julia Turner. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Dimitris Lyacos and Harold Abramowitz read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
PEN America celebrates their Prison & Justice Writing program in Los Angeles by offering a preview of the 2019 winners of the Edward Bunker Prize in Fiction, which recognizes excellence in writing by incarcerated writers. Winning works will be read by activists, educators, performers, and writers, including bridgette bianca, Dorothy Randall Gray, Darrel Larson, Laurie O’Brien, Laurie Okin, Christopher Soto, and Carl Weintraub. 8 p.m. at The Road Theatre. You must RSVP here if you want to attend.
Walt Whitman bicentennial celebration. Featuring a reading of Leaves of Grass by James Cushing, Robert Forster, Phoebe MacAdams, Harry E. Northup, Holly Prado Northup, and Aleida Rodriguez. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Mason Funk discusses his new nonfiction book The Book of Pride: LGTBQ Heroes Who Changed the World. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Poetry in Motion, featuring David Zasloff performing his one-man show, The Reluctant Jew. Hosted by Eve Brandstein. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Tickets are $15 here, or at the door for $20/$10 students/$8 members.
Beth Caldwell discusses and signs Deported Americans: Life After Deportation to Mexico. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Daughters of Whitman. Featuring Cecilia Fairchild, Susannah Rodriguez Drissi, Amber West, and more. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
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