Notable Los Angeles: 3/12–3/18

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Monday 3/12: Sean O’Callaghan discusses his debut book, Fat Gay Vegan: Eat, Drink and Live Like You Give a Sh!t. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Live Talks L.A. presents Chloe Coscarelli discussing her book Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan in conversation with John Salley. 8 p.m. at Cross Campus Santa Monica. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.

Tuesday 3/13: Mark Sarvas discusses and signs Memento Park, in conversation with Marisa Silver. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

A Poet’s Night Out. Featuring Elizabeth Iannaci, Kim Dower, and June Melby​ reading from their poetry. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Thelma Reyna discusses and signs Reading Tea Leaves After Trump. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Farrah Penn reads from her debut novel Twelve Steps to Normal, with Nicola Yoon. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks L.A. presents An Evening with Robert Kirkman discussing his new comic book series Oblivion Song. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.

Wednesday 3/14: Patrick Nathan discusses and signs Some Hell, in conversation with Matthew Specktor. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Farrah Penn and Heather Ezell discussing and signing their latest titles, Twelve Steps to Normal and Nothing Left to Burn. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ambassador Vicki Huddleston discusses her new book, Our Woman in Havana. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Cheston Knapp discusses his essay collection Up Up, Down Down, with Tom Bissell. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 3/15: Et tu, Brute?

Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker, with Cory Doctorow, Molly Knox Ostertag, and Tillie Walden. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Kristin Hannah discusses and signs The Great Alone. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lars Kepler discusses and signs The Sandman. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Celebrate the paperback release of Jami Attenberg’s book All Grown Up. She will be joined in conversation with the Laila Lalami, Morgan Parker, and Patrick Somerville. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks L.A. presents An Evening with Diane Ackerman and Daniel Siegel. They will discuss the life and works of poet and philosopher John O’Donohue. 8 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here. Presented in association with the UCLA Interpersonal Neurobiology conference.

Friday 3/16: Shauna Barbosa launches her debut poetry collection, Cape Verdean Blues, with astrologer Chani Nicholas. Doors at 7pm at Civic Center Studios.

Alison Gaylin discusses and signs If I Die Tonight, in conversation with with S.W. Lauden. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ramona Ausubel reads from her story collection Awayland, and Michael Andreasen reads from his story collection The Sea Beast Takes a Lover. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

LA poets, community members, and Get Lit Players perform Kaiko Haiku from May Sky: There is Always Tomorrow. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 3/17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.

Rae Paris discusses and signs The Forgetting Tree: A Rememory. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lynne McKelvey presents and signs A Real Daughter, Thomas A. Levitt presents and signs The Wire Recorder, and Thomas White presents and signs Conversation about America.  4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Planaria Price discusses her nonfiction book Claiming My Place. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Join poet Elizabeth Acevedo as she reads from and discusses her YA novel in verse, The Poet X. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Contributing authors, local poets and performers will read from Not My President: An Anthology of Dissent. Proceeds will be split between Beyond Baroque and the ACLU. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 3/18: BamBaz Press authors share their work. 1 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Drag Queen Story Hour! Featuring Tony Soto and hosted by Michelle Tea. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Edan Lepucki, in conversation with Christine Frerichs, discusses and signs Woman No. 17. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lynell George discusses her literary collection After/Image. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Poetry Brothel presents Cabaret Voltaire (Dada Tour). Expect poetry in various forms, along with aerial acts, burlesque, magic, and other cabaret style performances. Silly and/or formal wear is encouraged. Doors open at 7 p.m. at El Cid. 21+. Tickets start at $20 + fees, available here.

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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 →