Notable Los Angeles: 9/11–9/17

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Monday 9/11: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 67: Hot For Teacher. Featuring readings by Shawnna Woolridge, Ammy A. Ontiveros, Sam Kute, Erica Blumfield, Amie Segal, and Caroline Hanna. Hosted by Justin Welborn, Paula Killen, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $10–$20 pay what you can.

Gabriel Tallent discusses and signs My Absolute Darling. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kathleen Menzie Lesko discusses and signs Jeanne Devereaux, Prima Ballerina of Vaudeville and Broadway: “She Ran Between the Raindrops.” 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Attica Locke reads from her new novel Bluebird, Bluebird. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 9/12: Red Hen Press authors Amy Hassinger, Ellen Meeropol, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, and Peggy Shumaker read from their works. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free, but parking costs.

Zoë Quinn presents her new book, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Nelson George discusses and signs To Funk and Die in LA. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Meg Medina and Lilliam Rivera present and sign Burn Baby Burn and The Education of Margot Sanchez. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson signs The Trump Challenge to Black America. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.

Matthew Zapruder discusses his new book Why Poetry, with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 9/13: Ben Loory reads from and signs his new book, Tales of Falling and Flying, with Amelia Gray. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Nelson George signs To Funk and Die in LA. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.

90x90LA presents: Wellness Writing Wednesday. Hosted by traci kato-kiriyama, featuring Ashaki M. Jackson. 7:45 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre stage at JACCC.

Thursday 9/14: Dar Williams discusses and signs What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Romina Russell discusses and signs Thirteen Rising. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Danzy Senna reads from New People, in conversation with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Yes Femmes is celebrating Meghan Lamb‘s new book Silk Flowers, with readings by Meghan Lamb, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Nikki Darling, Brandi Wells, Vickie Vertiz, and Elizabeth Hall. 7:30 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.

Tod Goldberg reads from new novel Gangster Nation with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Susan Heldfond-Saunders and Julie Rogers read from their poetry, also joined by S.A. Griffin. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

90x90LA presents: Read Beats. 8 p.m. at Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Friday 9/15: Amy Dresner discusses and signs My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

William Kent Krueger discusses and signs Sulfur Springs. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Dr. Natalie J. Graham launches her debut book of poetry, Begin With A Failed Body. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Demetri Martin discusses his new book If It’s Not Funny, It’s Art. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Phoebe Ozuna reads from The Large Economy of the Beautiful, and Holaday Mason reads from new work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

90x90LA presents: Odes for Art Laboe. 8 p.m. at Civic Center Studios.

Release party for Diana Arterian‘s chapbook With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces, with readings from Ashaki M. Jackson and Muriel Leung. 8 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Saturday 9/16: 90x90LA presents: Youth Art & Literary Festival. 12 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

826LA is having a Volunteering 101 workshop. Y’know, in case you want to help kids enjoy reading and writing. 1 p.m. at their Echo Park location. Sign up here.

Salman Rushdie signs The Golden House. 1 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kathryn Sermak and Danelle Morton discuss and sign Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Alistair McCartney reads from his novel The Disintegrations with David Francis. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Shades & Shadows 4th Birthday Party! Featuring authors Steven Barnes, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Robert Payne Cabeen, Aditi Khorana, Meg Howrey, and one more TBA. Hosted by Lauren Salerno and Xach Fromson (me!). 8 p.m. at The Mystic Museum. $10 online or at the door.

Mark Irwin, Douglas Manuel, and Kate Partridge read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 9/17: Alex Dimitrov and Melissa Broder read from their works. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Jessica Koosed Etting discusses and signs The Lost Causes. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

90x90LA presents: Art, Disability, Access. Hosted by Loretta McCormick. Featuring Jackie Hymes, Jane Engleman, Katherine Schneider, Obed Silva, and Daniel Perez. 3 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studios.

Aileen Leijten discusses and signs her kids graphic novel Lint Boy. 4 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Daniel Sweren-Becker reads from his new book The Equals. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

L.A. Times Ideas Exchange and Skylight Books present Salman Rushdie in conversation with Patt Morrison discussing (amongst other things) his new novel, The Golden House. 5 p.m. at the Theatre at ACE Hotel. Tickets begin at $25.

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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 →