Save the jokes about how Los Angeles doesn’t read, we’ve heard them and we know they’re not true. First piece of evidence, the large turnout for last night’s Lit Crawl where 11 excellent authors read. Dennis Danziger and Graham Moore rocked the house to win. If you missed last night, no worries, here are a few events to make room for on your calendar:
- September 7th – Rare Lit Bird is sponsoring James Ellroy in discussion with Carolyn Kellogg at the Largo.
- September 16th – Aloud is selling tickets to its fall programs, headlined by a night with Jonathan Franzen at the Arotani/Japan America Theatre. I heard the tickets are selling fast, so happy I won two at the the Lit Crawl last night.
- September 26th – West Hollywood Book Fair is an intimate version of the the LA Times Book Festival. It’s full of author discussions and fun booths.
- October 2nd – Claire’s book signing! Claire’s booksigning! We’ll write more about this, but at Village Books at 2PM Claire will have her first local book signing for If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now. Check out her Facebook page about the book.
- October 6th – American Voices starts selling tickets to its next three programs next week, on October 6th Marlo Thomas will discuss her memoir, on October 29th Rick Springfield will talk about his book, and on November 8th Oliver Stone will discuss JFK with author James W. Douglass.
- October 14th – the American Experience Literary Luncheon six month series begins. UCLA Professor Lynn Batten (I am one of his groupies) will lecture on a different book each month followed by Julie Robinson leading a discussion. The first book is The Scarlett Letter, check the website for further dates and books. Note: there is a 10% discount for signing up by August 31st.
- October 22nd to 24th – The Beverly Hills Literary Escape is an opportunity to have round table discussions with a variety of authors, we’ll be posting more about this event, but for now, clear your weekend.
Not in Los Angeles but live somewhere with a variety of literary events? Let us know and we’ll try to post them.