Notable Los Angeles: 2/5–2/11

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Monday 2/5: Jean Burden Poetry Series, featuring Joy Harjo. Reception at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. at Cal State LA’s Golden Eagle Ballroom.

Melissa Albert discusses and signs The Hazel Wood. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ralph Inzunza discusses and signs The Camp. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 2/6: Phoef Sutton presents From Away. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Sara Saedi discusses her young adult memoir Americanized, with Talia Gonzalez. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/7: The Fairings of a Literary Mind: A Conversation with Hilton Als. 7 p.m. at USC Brain and Creativity Institute’s Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall. RSVP links and more info HERE.

Alex Berenson discusses and signs The Deceivers. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Debbie Chesebro and Karen Bu present and sign Alternative Facts: An Adult Political Coloring Book. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Emily Meyer and Amy Andelson present their YA debut Layover. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Kali Akuno signs his new book, Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Courtney Carver presents her new book Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sandra Allen discusses her book A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, with Amanda Chicago Lewis. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/8: Neal Shusterman, in conversation with Jordan Hickey, discusses and signs Thunderhead. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Dick Blackburn presents and signs Record Weasels. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tom Macher discusses his memoir Halfway. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/9: Jenn Pelly and guests read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Laurie Penny hosts A Feminist Future? An evening of discussion on “science fiction, sexual liberation, intersectional feminism and much, much more.” 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Freedom to Choose Project presents an evening of spoken word with poet Gonzalo Alvarado. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20 donation goes to benefit FTC.

Saturday 2/10: Holly Pester and Danny Snelson read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Dahlia Schweitzer discusses her new book Going Viral. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 2/11: Beyond Baroque presents Celebrating James Baldwin. Hosted by Alfre Woodard, with Robin Coste Lewis and Jussie Smollet. 1 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center. $15 GA.

IWOSC Reads Its Own. Fifteen writers and IWOSC members read short excerpts of their work. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Michael Marcus and Jack Grisham discuss and sign #1 Son and Other Stories and An American Demon. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

War Stories: Tales Of 70s & 80’s Punk Mayhem. Featuring Exene Cervenka of X, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s, Jack Grisham of TSOL, Bob Forrest of Thelonious Monster, Mike Martt of Tex & the Horseheads, Iris Berry of The Lame Flames, and Pleasant Gehman of The Screaming Sirens. Emceed by Theresa Kereakes. Advance tickets start at $12 HERE. Doors at 8:30 p.m. at El Cid.

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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 →