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This Week in Books: March 10 through March 16

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The LA Books Examiner is your place for LA book events , book reviews and special features like Five Favorite Books and Read Chapter One. Here are some great local book events scheduled this week from LA to Venice and from Hollywood to Pasadena:

Monday March 10

Alice LaPlante discusses and signs A Circle of Wives at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Tuesday March 11

Michelle Richmond discusses and signs Golden State at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Lilibet Snellings reads Box Girl at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Saul Austerlitz presents and signs Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Open mic poetry reading plus Hollywood Institute of Poetics presents Svetlana Kaznachey at The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way, west of Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. Sign up 7:30 p.m. Reading 8:00 p.m. (818) 348-3789.

Wednesday March 12

Lew Irwin presents and signs Deadly Times: The 1910 Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and America's Forgotten Decade of Terror at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Amy Talkington reads from Liv, Forever at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Thursday March 13

Juliano Maio presents and signs City of the Sun at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

E. Van Lowe and Shelly Lowenkopf present and sign Falling and Love Will Make You Drink & Gamble, Stay Out Late At Night at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Douglas Kearney reads from Patter at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Friday March 14

Alan C. Fox discusses and signs People Tools at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Tom Moran, author of Fantasy by the Sea, reads true stories and tall tales from the not-that-distant past at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 8 p.m. (310) 822-3006.

Saturday March 15

Barbara Siegel Carlson reads from Fire Road, followed by a Q&A at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 4 p.m. (310) 822-3006.

Kyle Minor discusses Praying Drunk, in conversation with Amelia Gray at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Sarah Lewis discusses and signs The Rise at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Sunday March 16

14 Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) reads from their own work at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 2 p.m. (626) 449-5320. For more information, see www.iwosc.org or contact info@iwosc.org.

S.A. Griffin and Ad Winans celebrate the publication of their new books at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 4 p.m. (310) 822-3006.

Arthur Hoyle presents and signs The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

*All events, speakers and costs are subject to change without notice. Always confirm with the bookstore before attending.

Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales (foreword by Carolyn See) and Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories. His latest book is an illustrated novella for adults called Different. Don't forget to subscribe to his emails and follow him on Twitter @Frankemundo or @LABooksExaminer for the latest updates.

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