Notable Los Angeles: 9/9–9/15
Monday 9/9: Rex Ogle discusses and signs Free Lunch. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Caitlin Doughty answers your burning questions about death in a live Q&A for her new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death. Presented by Book Soup and Spaceland. 7 p.m. at The Regent Theater. Tickets start at $35, available here, and include a copy of the book.
Tuesday 9/10: Richard Lucas discusses and signs The Dog Log: An Accidental Memoir of Yapping Yorkies, Quarreling Neighbors, and the Unlikely Friendships That Saved My Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Liza Palmer discusses and signs The Nobodies. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Phil Zuckerman discusses and signs What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Live Talks LA presents Emma Donoghue, in conversation with Marisa Matarazzo, discussing the writing life and her novel Akin. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Tickets start at $20 here.
Wednesday 9/11: Rachel Ignotofsky discusses and signs Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall discuss and sign Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Drew Minh launches his debut novel Neon Empire. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
An evening of Beasts and Spirits. Maja D’Aoust discusses and signs her books, Familiars in Witchcraft and A Witch’s Bestiary. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Live Talks LA presents David Koepp in conversation with Andrew Kevin Walker, discussing the writing life and his debut novel, Cold Storage. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Free, or you can purchase a seat/book for $30 here.
Thursday 9/12: Amy Waldman discusses and signs A Door in the Earth. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.
Book Soup and PEN America present B.A. Van Sise as he discusses Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry, in conversation with Agatha French, Brynn Saito, and Derrick C. Brown. 7 p.m. at LACE.
David Kerr discusses and signs Idiots to Monsters: The Essential Guide to Surviving Common Threats and Violent Encounters. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Sandy Bleifer presents Downtown Up. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Susan Steinberg reads from her debut novel Machine, with Sarah Manguso. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sehba Sarwar, Irene Sanchez, Camari Carter-Hawkins, Amoni Thompson-Jones, and Miya King will read (and sing) from their work as part of WCCW Reading Series: WORK & Labor. 7:30 p.m. at The Women’s Center for Creative Work.
Live Talks LA presents Randall Munroe in conversation with Kyle Hill, discussing his book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Friday 9/13: Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite discuss and sign Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Michael Roth discusses and signs Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Yesika Salgado reads from her new book of poetry Hermosa. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Mihaela Moscaliuc and Michael Waters read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 9/14: Ian Brennan, with Matt Chesse, discusses and signs Silenced by Sound: The Music Meritocracy Myth. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Anthony McCann reads from Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff, and Brian Evenson reads from Song for the Unraveling of the World. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Alyse Wax discusses The World of IT. 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Sunday 9/15: Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns discuss and sign The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Mina Javaherbin reads from her new picture book My Grandma and Me. 3 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Salient Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Radomir Luza and Patricia Murphy. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
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