Notable Los Angeles 12/2–12/8


Monday 12/2: Jesse Lasky presents and signs Schooled in Revenge. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 12/3: Marla Frazee presents and signs God Got a Dog. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 12/4: Mark Haskell Smith discusses and signs Raw: A Love Story. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jenny Feldon reads and signs Karma Gone Bad. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 12/5: ALOUD presents Michael Connelly in conversation with Miles Corwin. This event is sold out, but you can try for standby seating. 7 p.m. at LAPL’s Mark Taper Auditorium.

Yumi Sakugawa reads from and signs I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 12/6: Do a little volunteering. ‘Tis the season.

Saturday 12/7: Celebrate the release of Issue 15 of Askew with readers Amy Uyematsu, Carol Davis, Holaday Mason, Marjorie Becker, Florence Weinberger, Sarah Maclay, Dorothy Barresi, Suzanne Lummis, Charles Harper Web, Gerald Locklin, and more. The event is hosted by issue editors Phil Taggart and Marsha De La O. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Sunday 12/8: Griffith Park Lit presents A Reading at the Abandoned Cabin. The readers will be Steph Cha, Ben Loory, Andrew Choate, Kima Jones, and Janet Sarbanes. 2 p.m. at the abandoned cabin in Griffith Park. Follow the link for directions.

826LA presents Roar Shack: Sparks Struck Off the Skin. Featuring readings by Ron Burch, Melissa Alvarado, Samantha Dunn, Zarina Zabrisky, Steven Mirkin, and Natashia Deon. The event will also feature a Live Write competition. 4 p.m. at 826LA’s Echo Park location.

826LA celebrates the book release of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. There will be readings by Megan Amram, Kate Hahn, Ellie Kemper, Alyssa Lang, Wendy Molyneux, and Sarah Walker. Hosted by Angela Petrella. Doors at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m. at 826LA’s Mar Vista location. You can pre-order the book and get in for free, or pay $10 for admission.

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 →