Notable Los Angeles: 3/26–4/1

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Tuesday 3/27: Ben Fritz, in conversation with Rebecca Keegan, discusses and signs The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christine Schutt reads from her new story collection, Pure Hollywood, and Kim O’Neil reads from her first book, a collection of linked stories, Fever Dogs. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 3/28: Editors Adam Cushman and J. Ryan Stradal present and sign Critically Acclaimed: Fake Movies, Real Reviews. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Marion Ross discusses and signs My Days: Happy and Otherwise. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Christina Lynch reads from and signs The Italian Party, in conversation with Anne Flett. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Javier Zamora reads from his work. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design.

Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier, with translator Magdalena Edwards. Also featuring David Shook and Elaine Blair. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Bruce Holbert reads from his new novel Whiskey, with Elizabeth McCracken. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents An Evening with Geneen Roth as she reads from and discusses her new book, This Messy Magnificent Life. She will be joined in conversation by Krista Suh. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Thursday 3/29: Natalia Sylvester reads from and signs Everyone Knows You Go Home, in conversation with Jade Chang. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

The Poetic Research Bureau presents Chris Chen and Samuel Solomon. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

NOT A CULT presents Rudy Francisco, Beau Sia, Yesika Salgado, and Alyesha Wise. Hosted by Matthew Cuban Hernandez. 7:30 p.m. at The Lodge Room. Tickets start at $15 here.

DUM DUM Zine Presents: The return of VOX & Voices. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Patton Oswalt reads from and discusses his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 3/30: Barbara Browning and Sébastien Régnier present and sign Who the Hell Is Imre Lodbrog?. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Angela Veronica Wong, Amy Lawless, and Jeff Alessendrelli read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Saturday 3/31: Sasha Grey discusses and signs The Juliette Society, Book III: The Mismade Girl. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

American Journal of Poetry reading. With Brenda Yates, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Cecilia Woloch, John Fitzgerald, Helene Cardona, Christopher Buckley, Dorothy Barressi, and Suzanne Lummis. 6 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Kaya Press presents poets Sesshu Foster, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, and Hari Alluri. 6:30 p.m. at Bowtie Project. $5. This is an outdoor event, so bring picnic items and blankets. They’ll provide s’mores!

Emily Lacy and guests read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

From the Bay to LA. Poetry by Tongo Eisen-Martin and David Lau (Bay), and Rocio Carlos, traci kato-kiriyama, Mike Sonksen, and Jeanine Webb (LA). 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 4/1: Joe R. Lansdale reads from and signs Jackrabbit Smile. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

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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 →