Notable Los Angeles: 6/18–6/24

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Monday 6/18: Andrew Sean Greer discusses and signs Less. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses and signs The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/19: Red Hen Press presents John Barr, Catherine Woodard, Lory Bedikian, Chloe Schwenke, and Bruce Bauman for an evening of poetry. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. RSVP here.

Porochista Khakpour discusses and signs Sick: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Groff discusses and signs Florida. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Dana Schwartz discusses her nonfiction book Choose Your Own Disaster, with David Canfield. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Launch party for Aminah Mae Safi’s Not the Girls You’re Looking For. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 6/20: PEN America‘s Book Club. This month, the featured book is Sergio De La Pava’s Lost Empress. 6 p.m. at The Edison. 21+ because, y’know, it’s a bar.

Michael Bennett signs Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. 6:30 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Ken Bensinger reads from and discusses Red Card, in conversation with Alan Rothenberg. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Rupert Thomson discusses and signs Never Anyone But You. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Cynthia Leonor Garza signs Lucia the Luchadora. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Porochista Khakpour discusses and signs Sick: A Memoir, with Mira Gonzalez. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/21: Joselin Linder discusses and signs The Family Gene. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Book Soup presents An Evening with David Lynch. A screening of his new animated series Dumbland will be followed by a conversation with Kristine McKenna, co-author of his new memoir Room to Dream. 7 p.m. at The Theater at Ace Hotel. Tickets start at $45 here.

Rebecca Makkai, in conversation with J. Ryan Stradal, discusses and signs The Great Believers. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Porochista Khakpour discusses and signs Sick: A Memoir. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Magdalena Edwards discusses her translation of Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

NOT A CULT presents: EPIC. Featuring Mila Cuda, Beau Sia, Yesika Salgado, and Rhiannon McGavin. Hosted by Matthew Cuban Hernandez. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 6/22: Michelle Wilker discusses and signs Chain Linked. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung discuss the second volume in their comic series Snotgirl, with Jen Wang. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Kai Wilson and Julia Hannafin invite you to PLAY. This reading features emerging writers reading from work on the subject of play. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Saturday 6/23: Voices of LGBTQIA Narratives: Martin Aguilera in conversation with C.B. Lee, Abdi Nazemian, Mark B. Perry, Amy Spalding, Rebekah Weatherspoon, and graphic novelist Jen Wang. 2:30 p.m. at the Studio City branch of LAPL.

Patt Morrison discusses her nonfiction book Don’t Stop the Presses!. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Eloisa Amezcua, Magdalena Edwards, Alana Levinson-LaBrosse, and André Naffis-Sahely read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Dorothy Barresi reads from her poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 6/24: Daniel J. Patinkin discusses and signs The Trigger. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Fourth Sundays: Shali Nicholson and Maurya Simon. 3:30 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library.

Rima Fujita reads from and signs The Day the Buddha Woke Up. 4 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Local Author Day: Sara Truitt presents and signs More: A Memoir of Hungers. F. Howard Billings presents and signs When Gods War. Richard M. Nordin presents and signs The Iron Fist. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Morgan Parker and Jake Young read from their poetry. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Michael Hughes reads from his novel Inland Intrigue. 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 →