Notable Los Angeles: 4/21–4/27


Monday 4/21: Tony Fletcher presents and signs Boy About Town: A Memoir. 7:00 p.m. at Book Soup.

Morley reads from If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 4/22: The Write Read presents a night of poetry with Cecilia Wolloch, James Ragan, and Tera Vale Ragan. 6:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

World Book Night kicks off with an official event featuring Derek Kirk Kim, whose Same Difference is one of the 37 official WBN editions being distributed around the country by volunteers on April 23. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Another World Book Night official event, featuring Ransom Riggs. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 4/23: The Bawdy Storytelling GrandSlam Championships will feature very (VERY) adult stories told by Kim Airs, Orpheus Black, Pat Dalpe, Ashley Manta, KJ Middlebrooks, Michael D McCarty, and Charlie Nox. They will be judged by Nina Hartley, Ernest Greene, and Dr. Emily Morse. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. at Busby’s East. $15 in advance from the website, $20 at the door. 21+ event.

Thursday 4/24: ALOUD presents The Voices of Women in American Poetry. Marilyn Chin, Toi Derricotte, and Percival Everett join moderator Alice Quinn. 7:15 p.m. at The Downtown Central Library‘s Mark Taper Auditorium. This event is full, but standby tickets will be released at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Robert K. Musil presents Rachel Carson and Her Sisters. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 4/25: Join Wildcat Will at Punk Rock Poetry Night, the closing night party for his exhibit “Never Give Up.” Featuring readings by Anthony Ausgang, Ruth Nolan, Chauncey Brambach, and Jessica Ceballoos. 7:00 p.m. at Revolution X. Donations welcome at the door.

Celebrate the release party of the Southern California Review‘s new edition, Volume VII: In Transit. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 4/26: James Grant Goldin and his 11-year old daughter Charlotte Goldin sign copies of their new book, The Æsir Kids. 2:00 p.m. at Chevalier’s Larchmont.

PEN Center USA and Tongue and Groove present a reading by the 2014 Emerging Voices Fellows. Featuring the 2014 fellows: Brandon Jordan Brown, Marci Carrillo, Andrés Reconco, Margaret Spilman, Hanne Steen, and Victor Vazquez. 5:30 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe.

The launch party of Adam Cushman’s debut novel CUT features (free wine, and) readings by Joseph Mattson, Ron Burch, Ashley Perez, and Adam Cushman. 7:30 p.m. at The Pop Hop.

Sunday 4/27: Join Red Hen Press in celebrating National Poetry Month with readings from poets Gary Geddes, Nicelle Davis, Kim Dower, and Brendan Constantine. 4:00 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

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 →