Notable Los Angeles: 2/24–3/1
Monday 2/24: Idra Novey discusses Those Who Knew, and Cathleen Schine discusses The Grammarians. 6:30 p.m. at the LAPL – Studio City.
Barbara Rose Brooker discusses and signs Love Sometimes: A Novel about Risk, Hollywood, and Controversial Love. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Tuesday 2/25: Michele Asselin reads from and signs Clubhouse Turn: The Twilight of Hollywood Park Race Track. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Karen Sherman discusses and signs Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Brandon Taylor reads from his debut novel Real Life, with MEL‘s Miles Klee. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Homo-centric reading series. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Wednesday 2/26: Architect Chad Oppenheim discusses and signs his new book, Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains, in conversation with Frances Anderton. 6 p.m. at Mass Beverly.
April Dávila discusses and signs 142 Ostriches, in conversation with Mark Sarvas. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Elizabeth Little discusses and signs Pretty as a Picture, in conversation with Sarah Weinman. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Writ Large Press presents Drunken Masters: Poetry. Three writers read short excerpts of their works in front of a three-judge panel featuring Rocío Carlos, Bridgette Bianca, and Chiwan Choi. 8 p.m. at General Lee’s Cocktail House. 21+, obviously.
Thursday 2/27: Marc Bernardin, Petersen Creative and Exhibits Director Bryan Stevens, and Chad Oppenheim discuss Chad’s new book Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains. Moderated by Chris Nashawaty. 6 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Sam Wasson reads from The Big Goodbye, and Graham Moore reads from The Holdout. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Conor Dougherty discusses and signs Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America, in conversation with Steve Lopez. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
John S. Couch reads from his new book The Art of Creative Rebellion: How to Champion Creativity, Change Culture, and Save Your Soul. With special musical guest Taylor McFerrin. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
April Dávila discusses and signs 142 Ostriches, with Amy Meyerson. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Not a Cult Media presents EPIC literary conversations. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Friday 2/28: Amanda Goldblatt discusses and signs Hard Mouth, with Katya Apekina. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Influx Collectiv presents The Beauty of the Beast: Queer Poetry Night. Featuring Ryka Aoki, Christine Imperial, Fei Hernandez, Cori Bratby-Rudd, and more TBA. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Saturday 2/29: Happy Leap Day!
Mark Sikes and Pete Von Sholly sign the The Doomed Journal: The Story of the Documentary Marvel Doesn’t Want You to See. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Megan Fernandes reads from her new poetry collection Good Boys, she will be joined by Catherine Pond and Callie Siskel. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Maricela Guerrero, Cristián Gómez Olivares, David Shook, Stalina Villarreal, and Ilana Dann Luna read from their poetry. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.
This is Your Poem. Featuring Jesse Bliss, Sean Hill, Peter J. Harris, and Conney Williams. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 3/1: Duende Nights. Bring your original poems, stories, and songs for this multicultural event. Organized by Américas Poet Society founder Antonieta Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Charlotte Alter discusses and signs The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America, in conversation with Jamil Smith. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.
Michele Asselin discussing and signing Clubhouse Turn: The Twilight of Hollywood Park Race Track, in conversation with Lynell George and Josh Kun. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Porsha Olayiwola reads and performs pieces from her debut poetry collection I Shimmer Sometimes, Too. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Publisher’s roundtable, with representatives from Red Hen Press, Unnamed Press, Moon Tide Press, Jaded Ibis Press, and LARB Books. 6 p.m. at The Annenberg Community Beach House. Free with RSVP.
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