Events

Tuesday May 17, 2011
Thursday May 19, 2011
Friday May 20, 2011
Saturday May 21, 2011
Start: 05/21/2011 5:00 pm

Students from the University of California, Irvine master of fine arts program will read from their work.

The participating readers are:

Nicole Kelly (fiction)
Zana Previti (fiction)
Mark Hendrickson (poetry)
Leah Kaminski (poetry)

 

Sunday May 22, 2011
Friday June 03, 2011
Wednesday June 08, 2011
Start: 06/08/2011 7:30 pm

The King Middle School Writers Club returns to Skylight Books, in an event featuring readings from local students and hosted by teacher/author Steve Abee (The Bus, Great Balls of Flowers).

 

 

Thursday June 09, 2011
Saturday June 11, 2011
Sunday June 12, 2011
Wednesday June 15, 2011
Thursday June 16, 2011
Friday June 17, 2011
Start: 06/17/2011 7:30 pm
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Saturday June 18, 2011
Monday June 20, 2011
Start: 06/20/2011 7:30 pm
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Thursday June 23, 2011
Start: 06/23/2011 7:30 pm
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Saturday June 25, 2011
Wednesday July 06, 2011
Thursday July 07, 2011
Friday July 08, 2011
Start: 07/08/2011 7:00 pm
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Saturday July 09, 2011
Friday July 15, 2011
Wednesday July 20, 2011
Thursday July 21, 2011
Start: 07/21/2011 7:30 pm
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Wednesday July 27, 2011
Thursday July 28, 2011
Sunday July 31, 2011
Saturday August 13, 2011
Start: 08/13/2011 5:00 pm
End: 08/13/2011 6:00 pm
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Saturday August 27, 2011
Friday September 02, 2011
Tuesday September 06, 2011
Wednesday September 07, 2011
Thursday September 08, 2011
Friday September 09, 2011
Saturday September 10, 2011
Sunday September 11, 2011
Tuesday September 13, 2011
Wednesday September 14, 2011
Friday September 16, 2011
Saturday September 17, 2011
Start: 09/17/2011 5:00 pm

Stealing Angel (Spinsters Ink)

Acclaimed local novelist and poet Terry Wolverton will read and sign her new novel, Stealing Angel.

 

Sunday September 18, 2011
Monday September 19, 2011
Saturday September 24, 2011
Sunday September 25, 2011
Wednesday September 28, 2011
Saturday October 01, 2011
Sunday October 02, 2011
Tuesday October 04, 2011
Wednesday October 05, 2011
Sunday October 09, 2011
Tuesday October 11, 2011
Wednesday October 12, 2011
Thursday October 13, 2011
Friday October 14, 2011
Sunday October 16, 2011
Start: 10/16/2011 5:00 pm
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Tuesday October 18, 2011
Wednesday October 19, 2011
Thursday October 20, 2011
Start: 10/20/2011 7:30 pm
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Friday October 21, 2011
Sunday October 23, 2011
Tuesday October 25, 2011
Thursday October 27, 2011
Start: 10/27/2011 7:30 pm
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Friday October 28, 2011
Friday November 04, 2011
Saturday November 05, 2011
Sunday November 06, 2011
Wednesday November 09, 2011
Friday November 11, 2011
Saturday November 12, 2011
Monday November 14, 2011
Tuesday November 15, 2011
Wednesday November 16, 2011
Thursday November 17, 2011
Friday November 18, 2011
Saturday November 19, 2011
Start: 11/19/2011 4:30 pm
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Sunday November 20, 2011
Wednesday February 01, 2012
Thursday February 02, 2012
Friday February 03, 2012
Saturday February 04, 2012
Tuesday February 07, 2012
Start: 02/07/2012 7:30 pm

Bad Sex on Speed (Barnacle Book/Rare Bird Book) and The Heroin Chronicles (Akashic Books)

Bad Sex On Speed is a savage, careening, hyper-real
nightmare of a novel, taking us to the depths of Amphetamine America.
Told with no concession to traditional narrative, in the voices of those
in the grips and on the fringes, the stories that emerge are at once
devastating, hysterical, and--perhaps most terrifying of all--going on
all around you, all the time. Stahl digs deep into the psyche of the
most demented and dispossessed among us, returning with a vision so
unsparing that those not prepared to experience the screaming depths of
speed psychosis up close and on the page should back slowly away and
return to their lives unscathed.

In The Heroin Chronicles, Eric Bogosian, Lydia Lunch, and others join Stahl in mining the hazards of this deadly narcotic via original short fiction.

JERRY STAHL has written six books, including the memoir "Permanent Midnight" (made into a film with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson), and the novels "Pain Killers" and "I, Fatty" (optioned by Johnny Depp). Former Culture Columnist for Details, Stahl's widely anthologized fiction and journalism have appeared in a variety of places, including "Esquire, The New York Times, Playboy, The Rumpus, " and "The Believer." The Pushcart Prize-winning author has also written extensively for film and television, including the highest rated episodes of "CSI" and, most recently, the HBO film "Hemingway & Gelhorn, " with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.

 

 

 

Wednesday February 08, 2012
Friday February 10, 2012
Friday February 17, 2012
Sunday February 19, 2012
Monday February 20, 2012
Wednesday February 22, 2012
Saturday February 25, 2012
Tuesday March 06, 2012
Thursday March 08, 2012
Friday March 09, 2012
Monday March 12, 2012
Wednesday March 14, 2012
Thursday March 15, 2012
Friday March 16, 2012
Saturday March 17, 2012
Monday March 19, 2012
Start: 03/19/2012 7:30 pm

Five acclaimed Los Angeles-based writers gather for a panel discussion on mothers (and a dad) who write.

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for
Women Who Write
, The Book of Dead Birds, which won the Bellwether Prize
for Fiction of Social Engagement, Self Storage, Delta Girls, and My Life
with the Lincolns
. Her kids are 21, 18 and 2.

Samantha Dunn is the author of several books, including the novel Failing Paris and the memoir Not By Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life. Her essays and short stories have been widely anthologized, including the collection she co-edited, Women on the Edge: Writing from Los Angeles. She teaches in the UCLA Writers
Program and is the adviser for PEN Center's The Mark, a program to help new writers complete finished books. She lives in Southern California with her husband and their son, Benen.

Leslie Schwartz is the author of two award-winning novels, the second of
which, Angels Crest, debuted as a film nationwide in January. She has
published essays, articles and short stories in many newspapers and
magazines. She is the founder of Charlotte: a Journal of Literature and
Art
and lives in Los Angeles with her family, a 9-year old daughter and a
17-year old stepson.

Susan Straight's latest novel is Take One Candle Light a Room, which
begins in the neighborhood right around Skylight and features an LA
travel writer who doesn't want to help raise her orphaned godson.  Her
previous novels include A Million Nightingales and Highwire Moon.  She's
published essays and stories in Harpers, The Nation, McSweeney's, The
Believer
, and Zoetrope, among others.  She lives in Riverside with her
family.

Antoine Wilson (moderator) wrote the novels Panorama City (forthcoming
from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2012) and The Interloper (Other
Press, 2007). He is a contributing editor of A Public Space and Los
Angeles Review of Books
. He lives and surfs in Los Angeles. His son is 4
1/2 years old.

 

Tuesday March 20, 2012
Wednesday March 21, 2012
Sunday March 25, 2012
Monday March 26, 2012
Thursday March 29, 2012
Sunday April 01, 2012
Start: 04/01/2012 4:00 pm
End: 04/01/2012 6:00 pm
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Start: 04/01/2012 7:30 pm
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Tuesday April 03, 2012
Wednesday April 04, 2012
Thursday April 05, 2012
Friday April 06, 2012
Saturday April 07, 2012
Monday April 09, 2012
Start: 04/09/2012 7:30 pm
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Tuesday April 10, 2012
Wednesday April 11, 2012
Thursday April 12, 2012
Friday April 13, 2012
Saturday April 14, 2012
Sunday April 15, 2012
Start: 04/15/2012 2:00 pm
End: 04/15/2012 4:00 pm

Poetry Through the Eyes of Poets: A free workshop facilitated by Terry Wolverton

In honor of National Poetry Month, Los Angeles poets Ramón Garcia, Eloise Klein Healy, Sarah Maclay, A.K. Toney and poet and instructor Terry Wolverton will reveal a variety of poetic techniques, strategies and styles through their own poems.  Participants will learn to get more from their reading of poetry, as well as new methods of writing poetry.  In addition, they'll have the opportunity to dialogue with notable poets about their practice.  Please reserve your spot by emailing wtrsatwork@aol.com.

Start: 04/15/2012 5:00 pm

Poets At Work Celebrate National Poetry Month

Poems can make you laugh, cry, and think about your world in a completely new way.  Poets At Work members Kim Dower, Yvonne M. Estrada, Steven Fleet, Dylan C. Gailey, Brett Guitar Hofer, Eric Howard, Ronna Perrin, Sharon Venezio and Terry Wolverton will read poems that do all that and then some!

 

Friday April 20, 2012
Start: 04/20/2012 6:30 pm
End: 04/20/2012 9:00 pm

Mystery Writers of America's Southern California chapter presents a pre-Los Angeles Times Festival of Books party here at Skylight Books!  It's a great opportunity to mingle with mystery authors and mystery fans before the hustle and bustle of the country's largest book fair begins the next day. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Saturday April 21, 2012
Start: 04/21/2012

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back!  It's a huge, jam-packed, two-day event at USC celebrating the written word.  There are hundreds of authors speaking on panels, and we're proud to have several of the most high-profile names signing in our booth.

Saturday, April 21:
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Alice LaPlante (Turn of Mind)
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Eric Erlandson (Letters to Kurt)
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. - T.M. Wolf (Sound)
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. - Adam Levin (Hot Pink)
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) and Cara Black (Murder at the Lanterne Rouge)
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - T.C. Boyle (When the Killing's Done)

Sunday, April 22:
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Ismet Prcic (Shards)
12:00 to 12:30 p.m. - Aimee Bender (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake)
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. - Hector Tobar (The Barbarian Nurseries)
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Michael Ian Black (You're Not Doing It Right)
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Etgar Keret (Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories)

Check out the Festival's official website for more info on attending the Festival, public transit, parking, author panels, and so on.  We (and all the author signings listed above) will be in Booth 84, near the Tommy Trojan statue and USC Stage.

 

Sunday April 22, 2012
Start: 04/21/2012
End: 04/22/2012

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back!  It's a huge, jam-packed, two-day event at USC celebrating the written word.  There are hundreds of authors speaking on panels, and we're proud to have several of the most high-profile names signing in our booth.

Saturday, April 21:
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Alice LaPlante (Turn of Mind)
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Eric Erlandson (Letters to Kurt)
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. - T.M. Wolf (Sound)
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. - Adam Levin (Hot Pink)
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) and Cara Black (Murder at the Lanterne Rouge)
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - T.C. Boyle (When the Killing's Done)

Sunday, April 22:
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Ismet Prcic (Shards)
12:00 to 12:30 p.m. - Aimee Bender (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake)
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. - Hector Tobar (The Barbarian Nurseries)
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Michael Ian Black (You're Not Doing It Right)
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Etgar Keret (Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories)

Check out the Festival's official website for more info on attending the Festival, public transit, parking, author panels, and so on.  We (and all the author signings listed above) will be in Booth 84, near the Tommy Trojan statue and USC Stage.

 

Monday April 23, 2012
Start: 04/23/2012 7:45 pm
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Saturday April 28, 2012
Sunday April 29, 2012
Monday April 30, 2012
Tuesday May 01, 2012
Start: 05/01/2012 10:00 am

 

 

 

MAY 1ST
AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS

In recognition of the importance of International Workers’ Day,
Skylight Books will be participating in the calls for action put out by
the Occupy movement and others, through a full day of activities. This
is what you’ll find if you stop by on May 1st:

10AM:
1818 opens! 1814 will be closed all day in recognition of the call for a general boycott.

12PM:
Occupy Meetup - Gather at noon, leave at 12:30pm.
OccupyLA is sponsoring caravans that are weaving their way from the far
reaches of the city to converge on downtown. All those interested in
joining with others to show their support for workers’ rights and a fair
economy are encouraged to meet up at the store at noon. Skylight staff
and local artists affiliated with Occupy will lead a group on public
transit to meet up with one of the caravans at MacArthur Park, from
where we will all march together to the downtown Occupy May Day Hub and
the 2:30 May Day Rally.
(Note: The train costs $1.50 a ride, so have that on you!)

2-5PM:
SKYLIGHT STRIKES! Both 1814 and 1818 will be CLOSED from 2-5pm
to provide time for all its staff to participate in the downtown
convergence at 2:30 and the May 1st Rally for Immigrants Rights at 4:00.

5:00PM: Our 1818 storefront reopens.

7:30PM: Labor Troubadour Ross Altman Performs
Come by to enjoy light refreshments, learn the history of May Day, and
hear and learn some classic labor songs. Ross is a member of Local 47 of
the Professional Musicians’ Union and writes for FolkWorks. He recently
performed in the Grammy Museum tribute to the legendary Ash Grove folk
music club.

ALL DAY: Skylight is your labor hall for the day.
Need a place to rest? We invite you to bring a lunch and a friend and
stop by to check out our displays on labor history. We’ll also have a
full roster of events that are happening throughout the city, so come
find out how you can participate.

Questions? Email Meg at megan@skylightbooks.com

 

Start: 05/01/2012 7:30 pm
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Wednesday May 02, 2012
Thursday May 03, 2012
Saturday May 05, 2012
Tuesday May 08, 2012
Start: 05/08/2012 7:30 pm
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Wednesday May 09, 2012
Friday May 11, 2012
Saturday May 12, 2012
Start: 05/12/2012 5:00 pm
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Tuesday May 15, 2012
Start: 05/15/2012 7:30 pm
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Wednesday May 16, 2012
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