Notable Los Angeles: 5/14–5/20

Ellen Forney, in conversation with Maria Bamford, discusses and signs Rock Steady. ***
Want your event listed in Notable Los Angeles? Featuring Sam Roxas-Chua, Michelle Bitting, Lynne Thompson, Lin Nelson Benedek, Cory “Besskepp” Cofer, and Jeanne Morel. Which Witch L.A. at various locations around the Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman’s. 7 p.m. Honoring Kamau Daáood and Jack Grapes. Sunday 5/20:   LitFest Pasadena 2018! This bilingual reading will feature Ramón García, Ricardo Means-Ybarra, and Viva Padilla. Joshua Wheeler discusses his essay collection Acid West, with Brian Phillips. at Beyond Baroque. Hosted by Joseph Scrimshaw. Email   [email protected]   with your event info and a brief description! 2 p.m. at Book Soup. 7 p.m. Featuring contributing authors Allison Conner, Orenda Fink, Emma Kemp, Adriana Widdoes, and more. Free tickets here. Wednesday 5/16:   Book Soup and Spaceland present Mark and Jay Duplass, in conversation with Mark Olsen, discussing and signing Like Brothers. 7:30 p.m. They’ll have prizes to give away and music playing. Follow him on Twitter @_mythogenesis_. 1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 here. at the Dabney Lounge at CalTech. at Diesel Brentwood. Saturday 5/19:   LitFest Pasadena 2018! Todd Robert Petersen discusses his collection of stories It Needs to Look Like We Tried, with Brian Evenson. at the Poetic Research Bureau. 7 p.m. $5 gets you in. Tickets are $65 or $35 for students/educators here. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. at The Hi Hat. Terry. 7 p.m. And once, he slew a dragon. Live Talks LA presents Marcia Gay Harden in conversation with Lisa Napoli, discussing her memoir, The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers. at the Church in Ocean Park. at The Last Bookstore. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Junior High. 8 p.m. He appeared at Dirty Laundry Lit’s “Love Sucks” event in February 2013, and has stories published in “Halloween Tales” and “Winter Horror Days” from Omnium Gatherum press. 7 p.m. Fairchild read from their poetry. Cyrus Farivar discusses his book Habeas Data. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Maurya Simon and B.H. UC Irvine students Julie Schulte, Inez Tan , Anna Hogeland, and Daniel Levin read from their works. All free and open to the public, with books for sale from various authors at Vroman’s Bookstore. 8 p.m. ***
Logo art by   Max Winter. Thursday 5/17:   Red Hen Press and the PMCA 1234 present Building Homes, Transcending Borders. Michelle Tea discusses her memoir Against Memoir, with Maggie Nelson. at Book Soup. Open Book presents an evening with Danzy Senna in conversation with Chris L. Melissa Broder discusses and signs The Pisces. 3 p.m. $10/members free. 7 p.m. &laquo Previous post like this

Notable Los Angeles: 5/14–5/20

By Xach Fromson
May 14th, 2018

Monday 5/14:   Dan Sheehan and Daniel Abbott discuss and sign Restless Souls and The Concrete. $5 suggested donation. at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Skylight Books. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Want your event listed here? He studied creative writing at California State University Northridge, where he worked on The Northridge Review. Tickets start at $20 here. at Skylight Books. Glendale Community College student reading to celebrate the release of their zine. The Music Behind the Poetry. 5 p.m. Send an email with the information to [email protected]. at Chevalier’s Books. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. 8 p.m. at Skylight Books. Carrie Arcos, in conversation with Sherri Smith, discusses and signs We Are All That’s Left. at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Live Talks LA presents   Ehud Barak discussing his memoir, My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace. Tickets start at $20 here. 7:30 p.m. Lorin Lindner discusses and signs Birds of a Feather. at The Hammer Museum. Aja Gabel reads from her debut novel The Ensemble, with Maggie Shipstead. at The Lyric Hyperion. Hillary Gravendyk celebrates the release of her new book, The Soluble Hour, with Cindy Arrieu-King. Special admission. Dum Dum Zine’s party to kick of LA Zine Week features readings by Rose Quezada, Angie Guerrero, Endless Meghan Warner, and Alice Bag. The 8th Annual Beyond Baroque Awards. at Jones Coffee Roasters. Featuring F. Featuring two full days of panels, readings, events, and more! Jennifer Firestone and Andrew Maxwell read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. Tao Lin discusses and signs Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change. Ece Temelkuran celebrates the release of her recent novel, The Time of Mute Swans. at Book Soup. reading series here in LA. at Book Soup. 7:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. 6:30 p.m. at Skylight Books. Friday 5/18:   Joshua Mensch, with Natashia Deón, discusses and signs Because: A Lyric Memoir. at The Last Bookstore. 7 p.m. More from this author → Even More Poetry hosted by Brendan Constantine. celebrates the release of Rockhaven: A History of Interiors. 7 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. Jennifer Moxley reads from and discusses her new book of poetry, Druthers. PMCA 1234 starts at 5 p.m., the readings start at 6 p.m. Tuesday 5/15:   Victoria Aveyard discusses and signs the final installment in the Red Queen series War Storm, joined by Marie Lu. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. at Skylight Books. at Vroman’s Bookstore. 7:30 p.m. Xach Fromson is a native Angeleno and the co-host/co-founder of Shades & Shadows, a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/etc. Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara discusses and signs Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer. at Beyond Baroque. 3 p.m. at Book Soup. 7:30 p.m. $10/members free. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Patrisse Khan-Cullors reads from and discusses her memoir When They Call You a Terrorist. at Avenue 50 Studio. 7 p.m. at various locations around the Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman’s. 6 p.m. at Skylight Books. The Story Collider is back with more “true, personal stories about science.” Featuring stories by Brian Bradley, Seth Cottrell, Emily Sikking, Riley Silverman, and Ve Magni. at Diesel Brentwood. Leslie Jamison reads from and discusses her newest book, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath. Douglas Brown, Kai Carlson-Wee, Elizabeth Metzger, and Catherine Pond. Julie Clark discusses and signs The Ones We Choose. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency program, and is finishing his first novel. Featuring two full days of panels, readings, events, and more! Sebastian Abbot signs The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer’s Next Superstars. Robert Hilburn discusses and signs Paul Simon: The Life. Molly Crabapple presents and discusses the new work she co-authored, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War. All free and open to the public, with books for sale from various authors at Vroman’s Bookstore. at the Poetic Research Bureau. at Vroman’s Bookstore. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.