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January 2019

Discussion and Book Signing: “The Buglar” by Thomas Perry

January 19 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Thomas Perry will discuss and sign his latest thriller, THE BURGLAR. Jo Perry will to sign copies/of about her DEAD series and chat about the latest in the series, DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL, coming in February, 2019. Venue: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Reading: Shades and Shadows #27

January 19 @ 2:30 pm
Purchase Required

Shades & Shadows is committed to bringing an eclectic mix of authors from across the broad spectrum of genre fiction to audiences looking to see their favorite authors and discover new ones. This year is going to be a big year, and we're coming out strong with an exciting lineup for you! And your eyes are not deceiving you, we've changed the time. The doors will open at 2:30 and we'll start the readings at 3 p.m. And, as always,…

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The Skylight Theater presents Tony Abatemarco for his collection of plays “Action/Items” with Dale Raoul and Karen Austin

January 21 @ 8:00 pm
Free

Please note: This event will be held at the Skylight Theater, next door to our main store. A collection of four produced plays by playwright, Tony Abatemarco, including his award-winning monologue Four Fathers, a monologue/adaptation of his short story Cologne or The Ways Evil Enters the World, and his two multi-character plays, Beautified, and Forever House. Los Angeles-based Abatemarco is the Co-Artistic Director of Skylight Theatre Company. His decades long career as an actor/director/writer/producer/teacher includes work seen nationally from coast…

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Discussion: LALA Society Conversation with Nina Sadowsky and Sandra Ann Miller

January 23 @ 6:30 pm
Purchase Required

Nina Sadowsky is a storyteller. Having worked as an entertainment lawyer, film executive and producer, currently teaching production and screenwriting at USC, she and L.A.L.A. Society founding member Sandra Ann Miller will talk about how cinema has influenced her fiction, development (from character to book series to television), and enjoy a reading from the next book in her The Burial Society series. Free event. Reserve your seat at Eventbrite. Venue: Westwood Branch, LAPL Genre: Fiction

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Reading: Drunken Masters “Love & Liberation”

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Drunken Masters is: 3 writers read/perform short excerpts from a work-in-progress in front of a panel of 3 established writers in the field who provide on-the-spot feedback. The only catch is that these master writers have been plied with drink or PG indulgence of their choosing. A laid-back, entertaining (and sometimes riotous) reading! January theme is: LOVE & LIBERATION Featuring: Tanzila Ahmed (#GOODMUSLIMBADMUSLIM Podcast) Natashia Deón (Grace) Sara Borjas (Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff) Come early to…

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Live Talks L.A. Discussion: Marc Freedman in conversation with Michael Eisner

January 24 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Required

The secret to happiness, longevity, and living on is through mentoring the next generation. Marc Freedman is CEO and president of Encore.org, an organization he founded in 1998. Freedman is a member of the Wall Street Journal‘s “Experts” group, a frequent commentator in the national media, and the author of four previous books. Originator of the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good, Freedman cofounded Experience Corps to mobilize people over fifty to improve the school performance…

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Discussion and Book Signing: “The Burglar” by Thomas Perry

January 27 @ 3:00 pm
Free

Thomas Perry will discuss and sign his latest thriller, THE BURGLAR. Jo Perry will sign her DEAD series and chat about the latest in the series, DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL, coming in February, 2019. Venue: Book Carnival, Orange Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Discussion and Book Signing: “The Burglar” by Thomas Perry

January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Thomas Perry will discuss and sign his latest thriller, THE BURGLAR. Jo Perry will sign her DEAD series and chat about the latest in the series, DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL, coming in February, 2019. Venue: Vroman's, Pasadena Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Live Talks L.A. Discussion: Jason Rezaian in conversation with Maz Jobrani

January 31 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Required

In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian’s reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes. Genre:…

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