Notable Los Angeles: 5/26–6/1


Monday 5/26: Happy Memorial Day! Have you considered volunteering with The Literally Healing Project?

Tuesday 5/27: Kate Gale reads from her newest book of poetry, The Goldilocks Zone. Also reading will be Brendan Constantine, Laurel Ann Bogen, Janet Fitch, and Andrew John Nicholls. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Glen Hirshberg discusses and signs his new novel, Motherless Child. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 5/28: Celebrate the release of Beyond the Gates and Fences, a collection of essays about careers, the future, and what it means to be successful by 826LA‘s Young Authors Book Project. Event starts at 6 p.m. at Los Angeles Central Library. Details on how to RSVP here.

Kristin Newman reads from What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/29: Matthew Quirk discusses and signs The Directive. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Friday 5/30: Bawdy Storytelling presents the LA book launch party for Antonia Crane‘s new memoir Spent. The evening includes recording artist and DJ Moby, Transparent/Looking/Six Feet Under’s Jill Soloway, storytelling by Antonia Crane, Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Flora Goodthyme, and a Reveal Your Own Dirty Little Secret during our mini-BawdySlam, with prizes for 5 minutes of bravery! 7:30 p.m. at Busby’s East. $5-$10 suggested donation for a local charity.

ENTER>text presents their next living literary journal, where audience members are encouraged to seek out their own unique encounters with authors. Created and directed by Henry Hoke and Marco Franco Di Domenico. 8 p.m. at Human Resources.

Saturday 5/31: 826LA is having a Volunteering 101 workshop today. If you’ve wanted to volunteer with them, now’s your chance to learn how. 12 p.m. at 826LA Mar Vista.

Bryan Bishop presents and signs Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

Sunday 6/1: Sumarr Reading Series prestents Lisa Lee, Lisa Locascio, Emily Kiernan, Cynthia Arrieu-King, and Claudia Rankine in memory of Hillary Gravendyk. 3 p.m. at The Pop Hop.

From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy. Featuring authors and creators of The Diaper Dude, Chris Pegula and Frank Meyer. 4 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

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 →