Literary LA April ’11

A packed month so let’s go:

  • Skylight Books: Mon 4/4 7:30pm, Michelle Latiolais with her new story collection Widow; Tues 4/5 7:30pm, much-loved author, teacher and Santa Monica Review founder Jim Krusoe and his new novel Toward You, published by Tin House; Fri 4/15 7:30pm, Blake Butler and Justin Taylor with their novels There Is No Year and The Gospel of Anarchy; Sat 4/16 5pm, a release party for David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel The Pale King
  • Book Soup: Mon 4/11 7pm, Alexi Zenter and his novel Touch
  • Vroman’s: Fri 4/8 7pm, not fiction, but Diane Ackerman is someone every writer should read–her new book, One Hundred Names for Love, is about her husband’s aphasia following a severe stroke (event is at All Saint’s Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave in Pasadena); Tues 4/12 7pm, Thaisa Frank and her historical novel Heidegger’s Glasses
  • New Short Fiction Series: Sun 4/10 7pm, live readings of stories by Stacey Levine (a very interesting author–more about this later)
  • Word Theatre: Thurs 4/14 7:30, in association with Lulu.com, their annual “The Women” showcase of up-and-coming women writers
  • UCLA’s Hammer Museum: Wed 4/27 7pm, David Bezmozgis (Natasha and Other Stories) and Deb Olin Unferth (Vacation)
  • Central Library’s ALOUD Series: Tues 4/26 7pm, a conversation with Jamaica Kincaid
  • Tongue & Groove: Sun 4/17 6pm, a reading from this year’s PEN Emerging Voices Fellows (Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga)
  • Vermin on the Mount: Sun 4/30 7pm, the West Coast launch of Re-Telling, an anthology of literary borrowings, with Heidi Durrow, Stephen Elliot, Terese Svoboda and Jim Ruland (at Chinatown’s Mountain Bar)
  • And finally, Sat 4/30 & Sun 5/1, the annual LA Times Festival of Books, this year moving shop from the UCLA campus to USC
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