Notable Los Angeles: 4/27-5/3


Saturday 4/27: RA Ralease Party features Jessica Ceballos, Vicky Deger, Scott Kuza,  Anthony Miller, and Thomas Fraisse. RA is dedicated to creating new and original dialogue by providing a platform to promote the work of LA based visionaries. Free. 7 p.m. 1850 industrial street, unit 311, Los Angeles, 90021

Sunday 4/28: Tongue and Groove and PEN center USA present The 2013 Emerging Voices Fellows, featuring Terrance Flynn, Krisserin Canary, Elle Brooks, Lilliam Rivera, Kima Jones & Tommy Moore, with musical guest Janet Klein and her Parlor Boy. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $6, 21+ event.

Monday 4/29: Open Mic Night is a weekly event where you can share your work with a live audience. Got a new piece? Show it some love. Sign-ups start at 7:45 p.m. and readings begin at 8:00 at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 4/30: Steph Cha reads from Follow Her Home, her debut novel set right here in L.A. in true Noir form. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 5/1: Join Anna Stothard in conversation with Davy Rothbart! 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/2: Robert Perisic presents and signs Our Man In Iraq, a novel set in 2003 in the Iraq War. 7:00 p.m. at Book Soup.

Friday 5/3: Poets Doug Knott, Sherman Pearl, Florence Weinberger, and M.J. Roberts join forces for an evening of poetry titled “Two Presidents, a Philosopher, and a Teacher.” 8:00 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

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 →