Notable Los Angeles: 10/7 – 10/13

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Monday 10/7: Andre Dubus III presents and signs Dirty Love. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 10/8: Tongue & Groove presents readers Amelia Gray, Jeremy Radin, Pam Noles, Marsha de la O, and music by Kevin Sandbloom. 6:30 p.m. at The Annenberg Community Beach House. Free. There’s a $6 parking lot nearby. RSVP here.

The Moth presents Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 at Busby’s East. $8 tickets at the door.

Wednesday 10/9: Lily Brett presents and signs Lola Bensky. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 10/10: ALOUD presents Tell, Not Show: The Pleasure of Not Writing for the Movies. Alice McDermot in conversation with Brighde Mullins. Doors at 7 p.m. at the LAPL Downtown Public Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.

Day of the Dead storytelling with Consuelo Flores and Frankie Hernandez. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 10/11: Allison Burnett, Dan Fante, Anna David, David Ulin, & Alan Watt present and sign My First Novel: Tales of Woe and Glory. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

What Books Press Fall Launch Party will feature Chuck Rosenthal, Gail Wronsky, Rod Val Moore, Lynne Thompson, and Judith Taylor. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

La Poesia Festival: Migración del Canto and publication party for the anthology published by Caza de Poesia is your opportunity to bring original poetry, prose, or songs in Spanish to share. 8 p.m. at Beyond  Baroque.

Saturday 10/12: Recent Rumpus interviewee Louise Mathias and Victoria Chang, as well as Cynthia Cruz, and Alison Benis White read from their recent collections. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 10/13: Roar Shack presents The Whirling World. Lisa Cheby, Justine Musk, Ron Burch, Siel Ju, Kate Maruyama, and Rumpus Contributor Rob Roberge will read from their own works. The event will also feature a Live Write component. 4 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

Rhapsodomancy celebrates their 9th anniversary show with Rumpus interviewees Cynthia Cruz and Louise Mathias, as well as Rumpus contributors Rob Roberge and Wendy C. Ortiz. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Good Luck Bar. $5 suggested donation. 21+ event.


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_. More from this author →