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Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
+13236601175 http://www.skylightbooks.com/

April 2019

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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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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Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth: A Recent History”

April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Join Nathaniel Rich at Skylight Books for a discussion of "Losing Earth: A Recent History." By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours. Jane Smiley will join Rich in conversation.…

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Leila Lalami reads from “The Other Americans”

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Join Leila Lalami at Skylight Books for a reading of "The Other Americans." This book is a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant--at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Genre: Fiction

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Sehba Sarwar discusses and signs “Black Wings”

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Skylight Books presents author Sehba Sarwar to discuss and sign "Black Wings." Spanning two continents, Black Wings is the story of Laila and Yasmeen, a mother and daughter, struggling to meet across the generations, cultures, and secrets that separate them. Genre: Fiction

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Independent Bookstore Day at Skylight Books

April 27 @ 10:00 am
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

All over the United States independent bookstores big and small will celebrate what makes us unique by offering limited edition items from incredible artists and authors! Skylight Books will be celebrating with literary trivia and a book launch. Genre: All Genres

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Grace Talusan reads from “The Body Papers”

April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Join Grace Talusan at Skylight Books for a discussion and signing of "The Body Papers." In her debut memoir she excavates such abuse and trauma, and supplementing her story with government documents, medical records, and family photos, Talusan gives voice to unspeakable experience, and shines a light of hope into the darkness. Genre: Memoir

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UC Riverside MFA students read their work

April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

The UC Riverside MFA students will be reading their work.

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Dahlia Schweitzer reads from “L.A. Private Eyes”

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

Come out for an evening with writer Dahlia Schweitzer as she presents "L.A. Private Eyes" at Skylight Books. L.A. Private Eyes examines the tradition of the private eye as it evolves in films, books, and television shows set in Los Angeles from the 1930’s through the present day. Genre: Nonfiction

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