Notable Los Angeles: 9/23–9/29
Monday 9/23: Ginny Hogan discusses and signs Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Lambda Literary presents Hybrid Bodies/Monstrous Texts, with Olga García Echeverría, Emily Geminder, Wendy Oleson, and Stephen van Dyck. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Abby Jimenez discusses and signs The Friend Zone, with Maureen Lenker. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tayo Rockson discusses and signs his new book on cultural competency, Use Your Difference to Make a Difference: How to Connect and Communicate in a Cross-Cultural World, with Barbara Furlow-Smiles. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Live Talks LA presents Craig Johnson discussing his latest novel in the Walt Longmire series, Land of Wolves, in conversation with Lee Goldberg. 8 p.m. at The Writer’s Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Tuesday 9/24: Ben Westhoff discusses and signs Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic in conversation with Dr. Deb Krakow of UCLA. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Tom Sturges discusses and signs Preston Sturges: The Last Years of Hollywood’s First Writer-Director. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Howard Ruffner discusses and signs Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
All the Feels: homo-centric at Lambda Litfest. Featuring Rebecca Bendheim, Jesus Daniel Cruz, Tai Farnsworth, Roxana Preciado, Melian Radu, and Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Saul Austerlitz reads from his new book Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era, with Todd Stevens and Jeff Strauss. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Wednesday 9/25: Susan Straight discusses and signs In the Country of Women. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Ottessa Moshfegh discusses and signs My Year of Rest and Relaxation, with Alex Israel. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger, in conversation with Sunita Puri, discusses and signs A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Lambda Litfest reading by the contributors of Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers Poetry. Featuring Justin Ducharme, Amber Dawn, Milcah Halili, Garuda Love, jaye simpson, and Courtney Trouble. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Brian Grazer discussing his new book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection, in conversation with Ted Sarandos. 8 p.m. at The Writer’s Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Thursday 9/26: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers discuss and sign Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.
Stephen Kinzer reads from and signs Poisoner-in-Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Lambda Literary presents In A Body As Queer As Nature: on a queer.femme.ancestral ecopoetics: A Panel and Reading. With Catalina Ouyang, Alison Rollins, Alison Smith and moderator Maura Pellettieri. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Poet Jacqueline Suskin reads from her new book of poetry, Help in the Dark Season. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Annalee Newitz reads from their new novel The Future of Another Timeline, with Sean Carroll. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Demi Moore discussing her memoir, Inside Out, in conversation with Lena Dunham. 8 p.m. at The Writer’s Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Friday 9/27: INFLUX COLLECTIV(E) presents Queering Poetry Fellows Reading and Book Release Party for Lambda Litfest. Featuring Mary Carrasco, Hadrian Shawn Miguel, Albus Wang, Audrey Kuo, Yessica Avila, Andrea Celestial, Lauren Feller, Librecht Baker, and Jesus Daniel Cruz. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Roybal Foundation.
Lambda Literary presents The Importance of Queer History in YA Lit. With Amy Spalding, James Brandon, and Abdi Nazemian. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, in conversation with Katharine Gammon, discuss and sign Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Jacqueline Woodson reads from her new novel Red at the Bone, with Kara Brown. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Prince Diabaté and Linda J. Albertano read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 9/28: Author Brian Azzarello and illustrator Lee Bermejo sign Batman: Damned. 1 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Stuart Gibbs reads from and signs Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation. 3 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Say the Word Reading Series with Chris Davidson, Debbie Graber, Diane Lefer, Daniel Ross, and Tamala Whittley. Hosted by Dawna Kemper. 3:30 p.m. at Venice Public Library.
Michelle Peñaloza reads from her debut poetry collection, Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, Jonterri Gadson reads from Blues Triumphant, and Vickie Vértiz reads from Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
UCS PhD Writers of Color showcase. Featuring Dexter L. Booth, Marcus Clayton, Jonathan Escoffery, Leesa Fenderson, Lisa Lee, Brian Lin, Muriel Leung, Douglas Manuel, Krishna Narayanamurti, Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera, Laura Roque, and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sunday 9/29: Amina Warsuma presents and signs My Stars Are Still Shining; Carol Gignoux presents and signs Your Innovator Brain: The Truth about ADHD; and Larry Hardin, Jeff Pearce, Dianne DeMille, and Randy Torgerson present and sign Path of the Devil – Camino del Diablo: Based on True Events of A DEA Agent and Two Private Investigators. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Akwaeke Emezi reads from their new YA novel, Pet. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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