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April 2019

Dan Blackburn discusses “Of Presidents & Predators”

April 19 @ 6:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – Burbank, 731 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502 United States
Free

Dan Blackburn discusses both environmental reporting and an inside look into the entertainment world as he presents "Of Presidents & Predators."

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Jordy Rosenberg discusses and signs “Confessions of the Fox”

April 19 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you love compelling, imaginative fiction, check out Jordy Rosenberg and "Confessions of the Fox" at Book Soup. In the book, scholar Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into Jack and Bess's tale of underworld resistance and gender transformation, and it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined--and only a miracle will save them all. Rosenberg will be in conversation with Ali Liebegott. Genre: Fiction

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Kenji C. Liu and Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes read from their poetry collections

April 19 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with poets Kenji C. Liu and Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes as they read from their poetry collections at Skylight Books. Using an invented poetry method called frankenpo (frankenstein poetry), Liu takes existing texts and remixes them, creating multi-faceted poems that investigate the relationship between toxic masculinity and forms of violence plaguing our modern society. Rhodes's collection of poems is about contending with historical memory and its losses and gains carried within the body, wrought through…

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The “Difficult to Name” Reading Series

April 19 @ 8:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

The Difficult to Name Reading Series is hosted by Ryan Sartor. Genre: All Genres

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Open Mic: Friday Night Poetry, They’re Just Words

April 19 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

They're Just Words is a poetry open mic event that will take place at Book Show. Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins will be hosting. Genre: Poetry

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Dave Putnam signs “The Reckless”

April 20 @ 12:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – Studio City, 12136 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604 United States
Free

Join Dave Putnam at Barnes & Noble Studio City for a discussion and signing of "The Reckless." In it, Bruno Johnson tries to balance his life as the single father of a four-year-old daughter and his job as a LA County Deputy Sheriff. When he and his partner are put on loan to the FBI to help out with a "special problem," Bruno finds himself in a real bind. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Debby Schriver discusses “Whispering in the Daylight”

April 20 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – Burbank, 731 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502 United States
Free

Join Debby Schriver to discuss her book, "Whispering in the Daylight," which includes interviews with Tony Alamo.

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Hallie Rubenhold signs “The Five”

April 20 @ 3:00 pm
The Ripped Bodice, 3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
Free

The Ripped Bodice presents author Hallie Rubenhold to sign "The Five." Her book presents five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Bea Koch will join Rubenhold in conversation. Genre: Nonfiction

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Damon Krukowski discusses and signs “Ways of Hearing”

April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Damon Krukowski at Book Soup for a discussion and signing of "Ways of Hearing." His book examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power. Genre: Nonfiction

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Vroman’s Local Author Day introducing Diana Peterson-More

April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Vroman's presents author Diana Peterson-More to sign "Consequential Communication in Turbulent Times" as a part of Local Author Day. Relying upon her experiences as a practicing labor lawyer, corporate executive, officer, human resources executive, and an organizational development consultant, Diana Peterson-More has developed actionable, easy-to-implement, and practical steps to successful communication, which is the key to getting what we want from ourselves and others. Genre: Nonfiction

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Judith Pacht and B. H. Fairchild

April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque presents Judith Pacht and B. H. Fairchild. Judith Pacht’s Summer Hunger (Tebot Bach), won the 2011 PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry. A three-time Pushcart nominee, Pacht’s work is widely published in journals and anthologies. Look for her two new collections, A Cumulous Fiction (Finishing Line Press) and Infirmary for a Private Soul (Tebot Bach) in the spring, 2019. B.H. Fairchild is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Art of the Lathe (Alice James Books,…

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Sally Rooney reads from “Normal People”

April 20 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Skylight Books presents author Sally Rooney to read from "Normal People." Rooney brings her remarkable psychological acuity and sharp, exacting prose to her highly anticipated second novel, Normal People. In this magnificently composed coming-of-age tale for our times, Rooney is fearless in her exploration of the subtleties of class and privilege, the costs of loyalty, and the inextricable relationship between power and love. Genre: Fiction

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UCI’s Annual MFA Program Reading Series

April 20 @ 5:30 pm
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Chevalier's Books presents UCI's Annual MFA Program Reading Series. This series is an opportunity for the MFA students to share their work with the larger community. The writers who study at UC Irvine’s small program, selected from hundreds of applicants each year, are chosen for their strong voices and commitment to developing their work in an intensive, intimate creative space. Genre: All Genres

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James Cushing reads from “Solace”

April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque presents James Cushing, former SLO poet laureate and longtime fixture of the SoCal poetry scene to present "Solace," the 25th title from LA’s own Cahuenga Press. He'll be reading alongside acclaimed poet Mary Ann McFadden, who will read from her own work. This will be the first public reading of Solace. Genre: Poetry

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Ashlie Gibbs discusses and signs “#iRemember”

April 21 @ 7:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

If you love novels with a twist, check out Ashlie Gibbs and her book "#iRemember" at Last Bookstore. In the book, what Valerie thought were nightmares keeping her awake at night were instead glimpses of her true profession… being a trained killer. As her mind starts to wake up, she begins to uncover the truth about the mystery behind who within her agency set her up to die. Her determination for answers leads her into a whirlwind of lies, secrets,…

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Rachel Howard discusses and signs “The Risk of Us”

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Book Soup presents author Rachel Howard to discuss and sign "The Risk of Us." Her novel deftly explores the inevitable tests children bring to a marriage, the uncertainties of family life, and the ways true empathy obliterates our defenses. Genre: Fiction

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Graham Hancock discusses and signs “America Before”

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer Graham Hancock as he presents "America Before" at Last Bookstore. "America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization" is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock’s body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today. Genre: Nonfiction

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Jennifer Dakan discusses and signs “All Mimsy Were The Borogroves”

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Vroman's presents author Jennifer Dakan to sign "All Mimsy Were The Borogroves: a family’s struggle with Lewy body dementia." This book is an intimate photographic memoir that reveals the shifting foundations of family when mom, the fulcrum of hearth and home, is diagnosed with a terminal illness and the tendrils of daily life begin to unravel. Genre: Memoir

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PEN America event: Freedom to Protest & Freedom to Speak

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Joined by Director of U.S. Free Expression Programs Nora Benavidez, a panel of student moderators will press UCLA administrators about the protection of protestor and speaker rights, and campus free speech. Co-presented with UCLA's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Location: UCLA Pauley Pavilion Club, 301 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Jo Giese discusses and signs “Never Sit if You Can Dance”

April 23 @ 6:30 pm
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer Jo Giese as she presents "Never Sit if You Can Dance" at DIESEL. Jo grew up thinking that the last thing she wanted was to be like her mother. Then it dawned on her that her own happiness was derived in large part from lessons Babe had taught her. Her mother might have had tomato aspic and stewed rhubarb in her fridge, while Jo had organic kale and almond milk in hers, but…

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Danielle Paige discusses and signs “Mera: Tidebreaker”

April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Vroman's presents author Danielle Paige to present "Mera: Tidebreaker." When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry--the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. Writer/musician Amerie will be joining Danielle Paige in conversation. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Lydia Fitzpatrick signs “Lights All Night Long”

April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer Lydia Fitzpatrick and "Lights All Night Long" at Chevalier's Books. A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer. Genre: Fiction

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Unhealthy Poetry: A night of readings

April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with Sarah Nivala & Molly Ash as they host Unhealthy Poetry. Featuring poetry readings and discussion, Unhealthy Poetry is a platform for some of Los Angeles’s most promising up and coming poets to share their work. Genre: Poetry

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PEN America Los Angeles Book Club

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

PEN America presents its April Book Club meeting to discuss The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Hosted by spoken word poet and writer Danyeli. Location: Blu Elefant Cafe, 2024 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 90018

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Victoria Shorr discusses and signs “Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning”

April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Victoria Shorr at Book Soup for a discussion and signing of "Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning." Her book is a study in the courage of three women--Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc. Genre: Nonfiction

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