Notable Los Angeles: 9/30–10/6
Monday 9/30: Flynn Coleman reads from and signs A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist discuss and sign The Woman in the Park. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Paul Krueger discusses and signs Steel Crow Saga, in conversation with S. Jae-Jones. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Benjamin Moser discusses his new book Sontag: Her Life and Work. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Tuesday 10/1: Brenda Perlin reads from and signs Crime and PUNKishment: Stories and Exclusive Interviews with Rodney Bingenheimer, Jack Grisham, Palmolive of the Slits, Linda Ramone and Captain Sensible. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Attica Locke reads from her new novel Heaven, My Home. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Bob Iger discussing his memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, in conversation with Brian Grazer. 8 p.m. at The Alex Theater. Tickets start at $22.50 here.
Wednesday 10/2: William Kent Krueger discusses and signs This Tender Land. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Vroman’s Presents Akilah Hughes discussing and signing Obviously: Stories from My Timeline, in conversation with Jon Lovett (of Pod Save America). 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Public Library. Tickets are $19 + fees here.
MariNaomi, Lee Marrs, Ajuan Mance, and editor Diane Noomin discuss the new comics anthology Drawing Power. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents George Will discussing his book, The Conservative Sensibility, in conversation with Larry Wilmore. 8 p.m. at The Colburn School’s Zipper Hall. Tickets start at $20 here.
Thursday 10/3: James Verini discusses and signs They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, in conversation with Roy Scranton. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Fatima Bhutto discusses and signs New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Vroman’s presents Eve Rodsky discussing and signing Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live). 7 p.m. at All Saints Church. Tickets are $28 + fees here.
Freeman’s: California reading and discussion. Featuring John Freeman in conversation with contributors Geoff Dyer, Robin Coste Lewis, Hector Tobar, and Matt Sumell. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Jen Wang reads from her new middle-grade graphic novel Stargazing. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Hiram Larew and Rick Lupert read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Live Talks LA presents Candace Bushnell discussing her book, Is There Still Sex in the City?, in conversation with Susan Feldman. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Tickets start at $20 here.
Friday 10/4: William Hung discusses and signs his new memoir, Champion by Choice. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Rakim discusses and signs Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Live Talks LA presents Morning Live Talks Business Forum with Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, discussing his book Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age, in conversation with David Kirkpatrick. Breakfast starts at 7:45 a.m. at Gensler. Tickets start at $20 here.
Don Bogen discusses and signs Immediate Song: Poems. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Lolis Eric Elie, Shukree Hassan Tilghman, and Lise Funderburg read from and discuss their essays in Apple, Tree: Writers on their Parents. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Fariha Róisín discusses her new book of poetry How to Cure a Ghost, with Fatimah Asghar. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Saturday 10/5: Live Talks LA presents Pico Iyer discussing his book, A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations. 3 p.m. at The Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA. Tickets start at $20 here.
Maxim Osipov discusses and signs Rock Paper Scissors: And Other Stories, in conversation with Boris Dralyuk. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Josh Kun and John Szabo discuss and sign The Autograph Book of L.A.: Improvements on the Page of the City. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
R. Zamora Linmark reads from his new YA novel The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Sunday 10/6: Poetry readings from Jack Grapes, Bill Harding, Rick Lupert, Suzanne O’Connell, Penny Perry, and Wendy Rainey. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Seane Corn discusses and signs her yoga book Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.
Jeffrey Simon discusses and signs The Alphabet Bomber: A Lone Wolf Terrorist Ahead of His Time. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Drag Queen Story Hour, with Valora Von Tease. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Nefertiti Austin discusses her debut memoir Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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