Notable Los Angeles: 2/20–2/26

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Monday 2/20: Brian David Johnson discusses and signs MWD: Hell Is Coming Home. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 2/21: Literary Uprising, featuring Ashaki M. Jackson, and Carol V. Davis. 6 p.m. in Room A1000 at Antioch University.

Ellen Umansky discusses and signs The Fortunate Ones. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nathalia Holt discusses and signs Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Come celebrate the final print issue of Boom: A Journal of California, “Seeing California.” Featuring D.J. Waldie, David L. Ulin, Lynell George, Alex Espinoza, Susan Straight, California’s Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, Caitlin Mohan, Peter Richardson, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, and editor Jason Sexton. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Vanessa Davis launches her new graphic memoir Spaniel Rage. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/22: Min Jin Lee with Mark Sarvas discusses and signs Pachinko. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Christine Lennon discusses and signs her new book, The Drifter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Rare Bird Books presents Jamie Mayer’s Painless. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Emily Fridlund reads from her debut novel History of Wolves. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/23: Heidi Mastrogiovanni discusses and signs Lala Pettibone’s Act Two. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Alvaro Enrigue discusses and signs Sudden Death. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Greg Proops launches the paperback version of The Smartest Book in the World. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

John Darnielle reads from his new novel Universal Harvester. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/24: Sequoyah School Student Poetry Reading. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chris Gudgeon presents and signs Assdeep in Wonder. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Three Doug Night. Featuring F. Douglas Brown, Douglas Kearney, and Doug Knott. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/25: Dr. Barbara Jaffe discusses and signs When Will I Be Good Enough?: A Replacement Child’s Journey to Healing. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Sarah Manguso discusses her new book 300 Arguments, with Ethan Nosowsky. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Lesson of the Past: An Evening With An Auschwitz Survivor. Mary Bauer discusses her experience and passages from Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ruth Susskind-Schneider reads from her poetry. Hosted by Mariano Zaro. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Sunday 2/26: Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Joel Berg discusses and signs America, We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kevin Knight presents and signs Liberation Is Imperative, Candice Lee presents and signs Escapism: Words & Photos, and J.B. Keats presents and signs He Can See Heaven: The Heirophant. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Abby Fabiaschi discusses and signs her debut novel I Liked My Life. 6 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

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Xach Fromson is a native Angeleno and the co-host/co-founder of Shades & Shadows, a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/etc. reading series here in LA. He studied creative writing at California State University Northridge, where he worked on The Northridge Review. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency program, and is finishing his first novel. He appeared at Dirty Laundry Lit's "Love Sucks" event in February 2013, and has stories published in "Halloween Tales" and "Winter Horror Days" from Omnium Gatherum press. And once, he slew a dragon. Follow him on Twitter @_mythogenesis_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →