Notable Los Angeles: 5/7–5/13

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Monday 5/7: Samuel Miller discusses and signs A Lite Too Bright. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Sheila Heti reads from her new novel Motherhood, with Sarah Manguso. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Las Lunas Locas. 7:30 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Book Release party for Frozen Oranges by Violet Paley. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Tuesday 5/8: Christine Lahti discusses and signs True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Linda Smith discusses and signs Smashing Glass and Kicking Ass: Lessons from The Meanest Woman Alive™. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Hilary Reyl, in conversation with Pseudonymous Bosch, discusses and signs Kids Like Us. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Francesca Lia Block discusses her writing book The Thorn Necklace, with Elgin James. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 5/9: Dana L. Davis presents Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Max Brooks discusses and signs Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Julia Dixon Evans reads from her novel How to Set Yourself on Fire, with Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/10: Nisha Zenoff discusses and signs The Unspeakable Loss. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Patt Morrison discusses and signs Don’t Stop the Presses. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Celina Su, Diane Ward, and SA Smythe read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Friday 5/11: Susan Ronald discusses and signs A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator—The Life of Florence Gould. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ann Shen discusses and signs Legendary Ladies. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Alison Rosen reads from and signs her new book, Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me). 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. RSVP and pre-order your book here.

Saturday 5/12: Public reading of the 2018 Ouchi High School AP Literature Anthology Publication. 12 noon at The Last Bookstore.

Red Hen Press presents readings by Brendan Constantine, Ron Koertge, Lisa C. Krueger and Nicelle Davis. 4 p.m. at Bergamot Station’s Building Bridges Art Exchange.

Black Château presents the 3rd Annual Beach-Bound Book Bash. Featuring Christina Cigala, Ken Davis, Autumn Doerr, Laurie Finkelstein, Laurel Anne Hill, Michael Priv, Mark J. Rose, Lon Varnadore, and Robert Yehling. Hosted by Xach Fromson (yup, ME!) 4 p.m. at TeaPop. Free, but space is limited so RSVP here.

Brian Kiley discusses and signs The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jeff Sweat discusses his young adult novel Mayfly, with Christine Blackburn. 6 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 5/13: Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign–ups begin at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Todd Masonis of Dandelion Chocolate discusses and signs Making Chocolate. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Victoria Price signs The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

UC Riverside MFA students and faculty read from their works. Featuring Allison Benis White, Steve Erickson, Nora Woolley, Aleksandra Krzywicka, Carley Besl, Carissa Atallah, and Kate Burns. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tessa Fontaine discusses and signs her ​​debut memoir,​ The Electric Woman. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

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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 →