Notable Los Angeles: 2/19–2/25


Monday 2/19: William Glassley reads from his new book A Wilder Time: Notes From a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 2/20: Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book of essays This Will Be My Undoing. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Victoria Price discusses and signs The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Laurie Kilmartin discusses and signs Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 2/21: Siel Ju reads from Cake Time. 5 p.m. at the University of La Verne Chapel.

PEN Center USA Book Club: Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. Hosted by Joselyn Takacs. 6 p.m. at The Edison. 21+. Because it’s a bar.

Danny Bell reads from Warning Call. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Christopher Zeischegg discusses his book Body to Job. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/22: Deborah Santana signs All the Women in My Family Sing. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Editor Shane Hinton with contributors Nathan Deuel and Kevin Moffett discuss and sign We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida: New Stories from a Sinking Peninsula. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rhoda Belleza, with Romina Russell, discusses and signs Blood of a Thousand Stars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Friday 2/23: Walter Mosley signs Down the River unto the Sea. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Book Soup, WeHo Reads, and The West Hollywood Public Library present André Aciman discussing and signing Call Me By Your Name. In conversation with Abdi Nazemian. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Public Library’s City Council Chambers.

Diana Arterian and Natalie Graham read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Other Books.

Simona Grossi reads from her new book, Frozen Butterflies. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Voices from Leimert Park. Featuring poets Derek Brown, Imani Tolliver, October Blu, Peggy Dobreer, and Regina Higgins. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Jackie Berger reads from her new poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/24: Reading and signing event for Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. Featuring Andi Boyd, Hélène Cardona, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Ronna Magy, Lisa Mecham, Melinda Palacio, and Lynne Thompson. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Harvey G. Cohen discusses and signs Who’s in the Money?: the Great Depression Musicals and Hollywood’s New Deal. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

The UC Irvine MFA Reading Series. Featuring poet Lauren Swift and fiction writers Sarah Beth Ryther, Gareth Seigel, and Sunny Nagra. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Black Resistance in the time of Trump. Featuring writers Shonda Buchanan, Rachel Harper, Dana Johnson, Lia Langworthy, Michelle Maltais, Jonathan Tipton Meyers, Chris Terry, Rebecca Walker, and more. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice. With Rob Halpern, Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Robbie Dewhurst, and Amanda Davidson. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 2/25: Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Jim Florentine discusses and signs Everybody is Awful (Except You!). 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kim Purcell reads from her new YA novel This Is Not a Love Letter. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.


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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 →