Notable Los Angeles 2/17–2/23


Monday 2/17: Cecil Castellucci, Rachel Cohn, Melissa de la Cruz, Kristen Kittscher, and David Levithan pay tribute to the late author, Ned Vizzini. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 2/18: Greg Weisman discusses and signs Rain of the Ghosts. 7:00 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Scott O’Connor reads from and signs Half World. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/19: Nathan Schneider presents Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 2/20: Homo-Centric returns for its monthly LGBTQI fiction reading event. Hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Matt Zoller Zeitz reads from The Wes Anderson Collection. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/21: CalArts MFA writers read from their works in Next Words: Dark Obsessions. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

USC’s Masters in Professional Writing Students read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 2/22: BUSted! – True stories about getting around Los Angeles by people who don’t drive. Hosted by Scott Schultz. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 2/23: Cave Canem presents Bark: L.A. a fundraising event celebrating African-American poets and poetry. Featuring readings by Robin Coste-Lewis, Douglas Kearney, Kima Jones, and Luivette Resto. 6 p.m. at Art Share L.A. $10 goes to support the writers of Cave Canem in NYC.

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 →