Book Soup presents Ben Folds discussing and signing A Dream about Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, in conversation with Bob Saget. 8 p.m. at the Regent Theater. $35 tickets available here.
Live Talks LA presents an evening with Malcolm Gladwell, discussing his book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. 8 p.m. at the Frost Auditorium. Tickets start at $55 here.
Tuesday 9/17: Red Hen Press presents an evening with Rachel Cline, Raymond Luczak, and Susan Straight. The three novelists will do a short reading, followed by a Q&A with literary agent Elise Capron. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free with RSVP, but parking isn’t.
Wednesday 9/18: Harris Katleman and Nick Katleman present and sign You Can’t Fall Off the Floor: And Other Lessons from a Life in Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Release party for Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement. With editor Shelly Oria and contributors Jolie Holland, Abigail Ulman, Kanika Punwani, and Pallavi Dhawan. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Gary Marcus discusses and signs Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall discuss and signs Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Jess Row reads from his new book White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
The Difficult to Name Reading Series. Hosted by Ryan Sartor, and featuring readings and performances by Alex Alvarez, Anthony Gioe, Jevon Jackson Read by Shereen Lani Younes, Ben Loory, Amy Silverberg, and Jeremy Tramer. Plus, a conversation with Isaiah Lester and Yassir Lester, hosts of My Brother’s Sneaker. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns sign The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Fran McConnel and Timothy Steele read from and discuss their works. 2 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library.
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