Literary LA February ’11

  • Skylight Books: Sun 2/13 5pm, an all-star line-up for Black Clock 13, including Aimee Bender, Janet Fitch and Jonathan Lethem; Thurs 2/24 7:30pm, Jonathan Evison and his new novel West of Here; Sat 2/26 5pm, readings from LA’s newest litmag Slake, including Ben Ehrenreich and Yxta Maya Murray
  • New Short Fiction Series: Sun 2/13 7pm, the fiction of O. Henry Award-Nominee Townshend Walker
  • Vroman’s Bookstore: Sun 2/13 6:30pm, readings from Slake; Sat 2/19 5pm, peerless songwriters Lieber & Stoller with Hound Dog
  • ALOUD at the Central Library: Wed 2/16 7pm, “The Short Story and the Art of Not Knowing,” with Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum and Yiyun Li
  • Word Theatre presents a special Valentine’s Day reading, Mon 2/14, “Hearts Aflame,” an evening of love and break-up letters from the 11th to the 21st century
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Literary LA November ’09

  • A couple of real good readings at UCLA’s Hammer Museum: Wed 11/18 7pm, Tin House regular Yiyun Li; and Thurs 11/19 7pm, in a terrific pairing, two wonderful women and amazing short story writers, Dylan Landis and Mary Otis
  • Dylan will be reading again later that week, Sun 11/22 4pm, at Village Books in Pacific Palisades; also at Village Books, LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan, Thurs 11/19 7:30, with a new book about Joe Papp and the Public Theater
  • A good month also at the Central Library’s ALOUD Reading Series: Thurs 11/5 8pm, an evening with Orhan Pamuk (this event not at the Library, but at the Aratini/Japan America Theater); Mon 11/9 7pm, Rita Dove; and Tues 11/17 7pm, memoirist Mary Karr with her latest, Lit
  • The last show of the year for the Chinatown reading series Vermin on the Mount, Sun 11/8 8pm, featuring Blake Nelson and Alex Espinoza among others
  • The year’s last show, as well, for the New Short Fiction Series, Fri 11/18 8pm, a book launch for author Daniel A. Olivas’ new collection, Anywhere But LA
  • Sat 11/14 4pm, Tod Goldberg reads from his new collection, Other Resort Cities, at Westwood’s Mystery Bookstore
  • Stories Bookstore/Cafe in Echo Park co-sponsors Amiri Baraka, accompanied by live jazz, Sat 11/14 5pm, at The Echo
  • Skylight Books in Los Feliz celebrates National Bookstore Day, Sat 11/7 2-4pm, which will feature folks from other area bookstores, including Doug Dutton of Dutton’s Books–a great way to celebrate bookstores past and present; Sat 11/14 5pm, Patrice Weitz with her debut, College Girl (Nick Flynn describes the novel’s heroine as “a philosopher of heartbreak and redemption”); and Sun 11/22 4pm, Michelle Huneven with her memoir Blame (10% of proceeds go toward the substance abuse center Phoenix House)
  • And finally, at Book Soup: Thurs 11/5 9pm, intriguing for the title alone, Empty the Sun, a novel by Joseph Mattson (also reading at Vermin that Sunday), which includes a CD of music that inspired the book; Sun 11/8 1:30, Jonathan Safran Foer, with Eating Animals; Sun 11/15 6pm, noted rock critic Robert Hilburn (the only journalist to visit Folsom Prison with Johnny Cash) presents Corn Flakes with John Lennon: And Other Tales from a Rock ‘n’ Roll Life; and Mon 11/16 7:30, Book Soup takes care of sales at a rare local appearance by Barbara Kingsolver, reading from her new novel The Lacuna (this event is hosted by Writers Bloc and takes place at the Writer’s Guild)