Notable Los Angeles 3/31–4/6


Monday 3/31: Anna Shinoda presents and signs Learning Not To Drown. 7:00 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 4/1: Gabrielle Zevin discusses and signs The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. 7:00 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 4/2: Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to celebrate the publication of only fragments found: selected poems, 1969–1998 by Giovanna Sandri, edited by Guy Bennett, with translations by Faust Pauluzzi, Giovanna Sandri, and Guy Bennett. 7:30 p.m. at Ahmanson Hall at Otis College.

Thursday 4/3: Peter Gizzi reads from his poems. 7:30 p.m. at The Hammer Museum.

Scotch Wichmann reads from Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss and Do Things With Him. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 4/4: If you’ve been waiting for the right time to volunteer at 826LA, today’s the day! Their Volunteering 101 workshop is all you need to start helping make the world a better place. 5:00 p.m. at 826LA Mar Vista.

The opening reception for Rock, Paper, Sky. David P. Earle presents a new series of altered books in which images and text have been cut or effaced to reveal new forms that change with every turn of the page. On display April 4 – 17. 7:00 p.m. at Alias Books East.

Jean Holloway, Brenda Yates, and Peter Serchuk read from their collections of poetry. 8:00 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Saturday 4/5: Michael Nava reads from The City of Palaces. 5:00 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Two Headed Beast, a storytelling show hosted by Dave Ross and Jake Weisman. 8:00 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 4/6: HONOREES’ READING: Honorees’ Reading: Bill Mohn and Rick Lupert, this year’s winners of the Beyond Baroque Award, will read their poetry. 2:00 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Roar Shack presents The Silence Is Loudest Here. Featuring readings by Wendy Hudson, Gayle Brandeis, Wendy Fontaine, last month’s Live write winner Rob Walikis, Christine Schmidt, and Ariel Gore. Another Live Write contest will be held, so bring your prompts and your pens. 4:00 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

Black Clock celebrates the launch of its 18th issue with a party, featuring readings by Aimee Bender, Janet Fitch, Geoff Nicholson, David L. Ulin, and Diana Wagman. 4:00 p.m. at The Mandrake. 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 →