Notable Los Angeles: 2/17–2/23
Monday 2/17: Jeff Sharlet discusses and signs This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Charles Finch discusses and signs The Last Passenger. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tuesday 2/18: 2020 Jean Burden Poetry Reading featuring Marilyn Chin. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet, program starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cal State LA‘s Golden Eagle Ballroom. Free, but RSVP here.
John Sayles discusses and signs Yellow Earth. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Joshua Hammer reads from and signs The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Dan Peres discusses and signs As Needed for Pain: A Memoir for Addiction. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Meg Gardiner discusses and signs The Dark Corners of the Night, in conversation with Steph Cha. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Kyle Chayka discusses his debut nonfiction book The Longing for Less, with Geoff Manaugh. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 2/19: Graham Moore discusses and signs The Holdout. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Tara Schuster reads from and signs Buy Yourself the Fucking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who’s Been There. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Arthur Phillips discusses and signs The King at the Edge of the World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Sherri Smith discusses and signs The Blossom and the Firefly. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Jenny Offill discusses her newest novel, Weather, with Nate Dimeo. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 2/20: Billy Mernit discusses and signs Writing the Romantic Comedy: From “cute Meet” to “joyous Defeat”: How to Write Screenplays That Sell. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Paul Zollo discusses and signs Conversations with Tom Petty. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Jon Wilkman discusses and signs Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
James Quinn reads from and signs Nightshades of New Orleans. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Emily Nemens reads from her debut novel, The Cactus League, with J. Ryan Stradal. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 2/21: Amy Shira Teitel reads from and signs Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Kiran Bhat discusses and signs we of the forsaken world… 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Editor Steffie Nelson leads a panel discussion with Jori Finkel, Stacie Stukin, Sarah Tomlinson, Catherine Wagley, and Su Wu to discuss and sign Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and Writing by Joan Didion’s Light. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Jenn Shapland discusses her debut nonfiction book, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, with Andy Campbell. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Saturday 2/22: Ebony Flowers discusses her debut graphic novel Hot Comb, with Taneka Stotts. 1 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Robert Desiderio discusses and signs The Occurrence. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Amy Shira Teitel discusses and signs Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Sunday 2/23: La Palabra presents Now That We Found Love: Marathon love poem reading and open mic. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.
Jon Wilkman discusses and signs Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Phil Baker discusses and signs To Feel the Music: A Songwriter’s Mission to Save High-Quality Audio. 3 p.m. at Diesel Del Mar.
Valyntina Grenier signs Fever Dream/Take Heart, Elena Karina Byrne signs No, Don’t, and Karen Kevorkian signs Quivira. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Rev. Jesus Garcia, DSS presents and signs The Dreams of a Master. Renee Morgan-Hampton presents and signs Guilty by Default. Tatiana Hughes presents Words of Wisdom, Volume 1, on behalf of Tatyana N. Mickushina. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Katharine Coldiron reads from her debut novella, Ceremonials, with Christopher Higgs. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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