Notable Los Angeles: 2/3–2/9
Monday 2/3: Richie Jackson discusses and signs Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son, in conversation with Jordan Moblo. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Candacy Taylor discusses and signs Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tuesday 2/4: PEN presents Charles Yu, discussing his new novel Interior Chinatown, in conversation with Raphael Bob-Waksberg. 7 p.m. at LACE. RSVP here.
Tembi Locke discusses and signs From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, in conversation with Attica Locke. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Peter Asher discusses and signs The Beatles From A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Release party for Jean-Paul L. Garnier’s new book Garbage In, Gospel Out. Also featuring Gabriel Hart, Justin Maurer, Anna Seregina, and Andrew Miller. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Elaine Kahn reads from her new book of poetry Romance or The End, in conversation with Justin Torres. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Ezra Klein discussing his book, Why We’re Polarized, in conversation with Shani O. Hilton. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Candacy Taylor reads from and signs Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Wednesday 2/5: Carla Malden discusses and signs Search Heartache. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore in Brentwood.
Laura McKowen discusses and signs We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Vroman’s Bookstore and Alta Magazine present Attica Locke discussing and signing Heaven, My Home. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Garth Greenwell reads from his new novel Cleanness with Sam Lansky. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Live Talks LA presents Adam Davidson discussing his book, The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century, in conversation with Adam McKay. 8 p.m. at the Dynasty Typewriter Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Thursday 2/6: P. Carl discusses and signs Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition, in conversation with Michael D. Cohen. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Catherine Linka discusses and signs What I Want You to See. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Stephen Tapert reads from and signs Best Actress. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Chani Nicholas discusses her new astrology book You Were Born for This, with Jen Richards. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Mehnaz Sahibzada reads from My Gothic Romance, and Marilyn Robertson reads from her new book, Noir Librarian. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Friday 2/7: Alexis Coe discusses and signs You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Luis J. Rodriguez, in conversation with Daniel Olivas, discusses and signs From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys, and Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Eleanor Rigby: a reading for the lonely people. Featuring Jessica Abughattas, Jeremy Radin, Chelsea Bayouth, and Lyndsay Hall. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
E. Patrick Johnson discusses his new book Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women, with Omi Osun Joni L. Jones. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Demeter Appel-Riehle and others will read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 at the Poetic Research Bureau.
Poetry: From Chicago to LA. Featuring readings by Richard Jones, Michelle Bitting, Jack Grapes, and Alexis Rhone Fancher. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Live Talks LA presents Amber Tamblyn discussing her book, Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution, in conversation with Amy Poehler. 8 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Saturday 2/8: Layla F. Saad discusses and signs Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Group reading event for This Moment: Bold Voices from WriteGirl. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Tribute to Kate Braverman. Co-organized by Laurel Ann Bogen, Janet Fitch, and Joshua John Miller. Featuring readings by Janet Fitch, Joshua John Miller, BJ Robbins, Patt Morrison, Rochelle Low, Sandra Tsing Loh, James Cushing, Bill Mohr, Harry Northup, Amy Scholder, Danielle Roter, Michael C. Ford, Samantha Dunn, Rita Williams, Suzanne Lummis, Nancy Spiller, and Steven Reigns. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free, but donations accepted.
Sunday 2/9: Soap Box Poets. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
John August reads from and signs Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows. 2 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Roar Shack presents “We Were Here.” Featuring readings by last month’s Live Write winner Tara Taylor Donlan, Josh Corwin, Ashlee Morales, Briana Munoz, Peggy Dobreer, and Brendan Constantine. Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.
Ellen DuBois discusses and signs Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote. 4 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore in Brentwood.
Lidia Yuknavitch reads from her new short story collection Verge. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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