A light calendar as most literary venues scale back for the month:
- Thurs 8/4 7pm, John Burnham Schwartz comes to town with his novel Northwest Corner, which revisits many of the characters from his earlier bestseller Reservation Road – at Book Soup in West Hollywood.
- Fri 8/5 7pm-10pm, the Highland Park art gallery and performance space Public Fiction presents the debut issue of a new literary journal of the same name, featuring some good names like Trinie Dalton (Wide-Eyed). The event will feature negronis, beer and wine; live DJ set and other performances – 749 N. Avenue 50 (corner of Ave 50 and Aldama). [Event info is not up at their website, but if you click on the About link you can sign up for email alerts]
- Sat 8/13 5pm, readings from Fire in the Moonlight, an anthology of writings from the “radical faerie” movement – at Skylight Books in Los Feliz.
- Sun 8/14 7pm, the New Short Fiction Series presents “Life Cycle of the Sturgeon” and other stories by Elizabeth Ziemska – at The Writers Junction, 1001 Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica (doors at 6:30, $10 in advance, $15 at the door).