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Skylight Books

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1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States
323-660-1175 www.skylightbooks.com

April 2012

Leaves of Grass

April 1, 2012 @ 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

Start off National Poetry Month the right way with this reading of Walt Whitman's genre-busting poetry collection. The L.A. poets who will gather here include James Cushing, Terry Van Vliet, Holly Prado Northup, Harry Northup, Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna, Fernando Castro, Eloise Klein Healy, and S.A. Griffin. More information.

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May 2012

Helen Knode

May 2, 2012 @ 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

The L.A. Weekly film critic turned novelist discusses her new thriller, Wildcat Play, with her ex-husband—and master of L.A. crime fiction—James Ellroy. More information.

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Seth Greeland

May 3, 2012 @ 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

The L.A. writer reads and signs his latest book, The Angry Buddhist, about a scandal-filled local election in Palm Springs. More information.

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July 2012

Pamela Ribon

July 3, 2012 @ 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

What if your terminally ill best friend asks you to marry her husband and raise her daughter? That's the premise of L.A.-based Ribon's new book, You Take It From Here, which she'll be discussing and signing at this event. More information.

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Paula Priamos and Dana Johnson

July 20, 2012 @ 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

Look for parallels as the two Los Angeles writers discuss and sign their new books. The Shyster's Daughter by Priamos is a memoir about her father, while Johnson's Elsewhere, California is a coming-of-age story set in Los Angeles. More information.

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October 2012

Sammy Harkham: Everything Together

October 11, 2012 @ 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

Best known as a comics artist and the editor of Kramer’s Ergot, Sammy Harkham discusses and signs an anthology of his short stories, Everything Together.  More Information. 

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Adrian Tomine

October 14, 2012 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

Adrian Tomine won’t just discuss and sign his latest comics collection, New York Drawings. He’ll lead a slide show based on it. More Information. 

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April 2013

Marisa Silver

April 6, 2013 @ 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

Local writer Marisa Silver reads from Mary Coin, her first novel since the acclaimed The God of War. Her latest offers a fictionalized look at the woman whose image Dorothea Lange captured in her iconic "Migrant Mother" photograph. More information.    

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July 2013

Chuck Klosterman

July 17, 2013 @ 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

He’s a walking Wikipedia of popular culture who dishes out sardonic wit about rock and roll suicides and the secret world of sports. Looking at life on the dark side, he’ll read from his new collection of essays, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). More information.

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April 2014

Max Brooks

April 17, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States

The son of Mel Brooks also wrote the best-selling World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which became a box-office hit starring Brad Pitt. His latest, the graphic novel The Harlem Hellfighters, tackles a more serious topic: a platoon of African American infantrymen who fought in World War II. More information

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September 2014

John Darnielle

September 30, 2014 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States
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The Mountain Goats' front man is known for his clever lyrics, and he's a wordsmith on the page too. His first full novel, Wolf in the White Van, is set in Southern California and follows the disfigured creator of a role-playing game.

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July 2015

Leah Hayes

July 24, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90027United States
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As haunting fables (Funeral of the Heart) or hilarious comics (Holy Moly), the illustrated tales of Los Angeles graphic novelist Hayes are worlds unto themselves.

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