Notable Los Angeles 2/3–2/9

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Monday 2/3: ALOUD presents “Call Me Burroughs.” Barry Miles and David L. Ulin discuss the lasting legacy of the legendary beat poet William Burroughs 100 years after he was born. 7:15 p.m. at the Los Angeles Central Library‘s Mark Taper Auditorium. The event is full, but standby tickets will be released at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday 2/4: PEN Center USA makes another stop for The Rattling Wall Issue #4 release party! Ben Loory, Mehnaz Sahibzada, Ben Pack, Brady Hammes, Ron Gutierrez, George Ducker, and Erika Schickel will be reading from their works in the new issue, which will also be available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/5: Sean Strub in conversation with Torie Osborn for his book Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival. 7:00 p.m. at Book Soup.

Antoine Wilson reads as part of the Visiting Writers Series. 7:30 p.m. at Otis College of Art and Design‘s Ahmanson Hall Forum.

Thursday 2/6: Andrea Portes reads from Bury This. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/7: Anders Nilsen reads from Rage of Poseidon and Michael DeForge reads from Ant Colony. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Missed the other centennial celebrations for William Burroughs? Fear not. 8:00 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Saturday 2/8: Sam Harris reads from Ham: Slices of a Life. 5:00 p.m. at Skylight Books.

DUM DUM Zine celebrates the release of its fourth issue, Lost & Bound. Featuring readings by Rose Quezada, Moneta Goldsmith, Ian Dick Jones, Chrysanthe Tan, and more! 8:00 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 2/9: Roar Shack is back for 2014, with readings by Terrance Flynn, Tanya Ward Goodman, Stacy Bierlein, Patrick O’Neil,  Johnny Alfi & Xochitl Julisa Bermejo (who won last month’s Live Write contest), and Antonia Crane. 4:00 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

Rhapsodomancy opens their 2014 lineup with readings by Mari L’Esperance, Bronwyn Mauldin, Sara Finnerty, and PB Rippey. 7:00 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 →