Literary LA August ’10

A late filing on a light literary month:

  • Sun, 8/8 7pm: the New Short Fiction Series, LA’s longest-running ‘live literary magazine,’ presents readings of the stories of Andrea Seigel, author of the best-selling novels Like the Red Panda and To Feel Stuff
  • Skylight Books in Los Feliz continues all month with ‘Hot Summer Nights’ every Saturday, staying open till midnight and adding extra features like this week’s ‘7 inch Saturday’ (uh, as in vinyl:  they’ll be spinning customers’ favorite EPs all night); Sat, 8/14 8pm, it’s a Bukowski birthday celebration
  • At West Hollywood’s Book SoupSun 8/8 6pm, a staged reading of Francesca Lia Block’s ground-breaking debut Weetzie Bat; Tues 8/10 7:30, Gary Shteyngart with his latest, Super Sad True Love Story (event is at the Skirball); and Mon 8/16 7pm, famed filmmaker David Lynch with a pair of recent art books, Dark Splendor and Lithos
  • At Vroman’s in Pasadena: Sun, 8/8 6pm, Gary Shteyngart and Super Sad True Love Story; Fri 8/13 7pm, a reading featuring a new literary journal on the LA scene, Slake (my bad for not being in time to list their earlier event at Echo Park’s terrific Stories Bookstore/Cafe), which already figures writers such as Mark Danielewski, Jonathan Gold and Jerry Stahl among its contributors
  • Fri 8/27 8pm (at Hollywood’s M Bar, door & dinner at 6:30pm), Word Theatre presents ‘The Women,’ its third annual show devoted to the fiction of LA’s best female writers
  • Last, but certainly not least, Sat 8/28 6pm, PEN USA and Stories Books, along with LitQuake and Good Reads, present the second installment of the LA LitCrawl, a home-grown literary version of the pub-crawl, starting at The Echo and proceeding to a variety of bars, and featuring a ton of exciting writers
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