Notable Los Angeles: 2/10–2/16
Monday 2/10: Author Caroline Kepnes presents and signs You and Hidden Bodies (source books for Netflix’s You), in conversation with Zara Lisbon. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Sarah Ban Breathnach discusses and signs Simple Abundance: 365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Live Talks LA presents Jessica Simpson discussing her memoir, Open Book, in conversation with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.
Tuesday 2/11: Gigi Levangie discusses and signs Been There, Married That. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Group Event presenting and signing DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That: and other senior moments from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest. Featuring readings by Brenda Mutchnick, Candice Kelsey, Geoffrey K. Graves, and Terri Elders. With editor Larry Upshaw. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Crissy Van Meter reads from her debut novel Creatures, with Edan Lepucki. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Eileen Almond reads from Witches’ Dance, and Liska Jacobs reads from The Worst Kind of Want. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Wednesday 2/12: Slouching Towards Los Angeles—a night inspired by Joan Didion. Featuring Joe Donnelly, Ann Friedman, Heather John Fogarty, Monica Corcoran Harel, and Christine Lennon. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Emma Copley Eisenberg reads from her debut nonfiction book The Third Rainbow Girl, with Steph Cha. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Jamie Collinson signs and reads from The Edge. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Thursday 2/13: Christy Wilhelmi discusses and signs Gardening for Geeks. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Ariela Gross reads from and signs Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Billy Mernit discusses and signs Writing the Romantic Comedy, 20th Anniversary Expanded and Updated Edition: The Art of Crafting Funny Love Stories for the Screen. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Katharine Coldiron celebrates the release of her novella, Ceremonials. She will be joined by Kate Durbin, Aatif Rashid, and Tammy Delatorre. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Amina Cain reads from her new novel Indelicacy, with Adam Novy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Women of a Certain Age. Featuring Felicia Michaels, Monica Piper, Renee Percy, and hosted by Carole Montgomery. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20/members $15 here.
Friday 2/14: Happy Valentine’s Day!
Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Vol. 5 reading. Featuring Joanna Angel, Balli Kaur Jaswal, CD Reiss, Sierra Simone, and Sabrina Sol. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Saturday 2/15: Dennis Callaci discusses and signs 100 Cassettes, with Simon Joyner. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.
Seawitches 4 Zine Launch with Olivia Vandamme and Margaret Seelie. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Gillian Conoley, Rosie Stockton, and Martha Ronk read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 2/16: Editor M. L. Liebler and contributors Lolita Hernandez, Joe Henry, Art Lysak, Lisa Recker, Peter Harris, Patty Seyburn, Heather Bourbeau, Champtown, and Charlie Brice present and sign Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Dr. Alexandra Solomon signs and discusses Taking Sexy Back, in conversation with August McLaughlin, for a Girl Boner Radio live podcast recording. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Sands Hall discusses her memoir Flunk. Start. Lib/E: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, with Maggie Rowe. 5 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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