Notable Los Angeles: 5/19–5/25

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Monday 5/19: Jane Rosenberg LaForge presents and signs An Unsuitable Princess. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 5/20: ALOUD presents Sentence After Sentence After Sentence: Three Writers on the Not-Exactly-Random Extraordinary Ordinary Key of Life. Anne Germanacos, Dinah Lenney, and Matias Viegener, moderated by novelist Jim Krusoe. 7:15 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library‘s Mark Taper Auditorium.

The Moth presents Neighborhood. 7 p.m. doors, show at 7:30 p.m. at Los Globos. $8 at the door or $16 online early. 21+ event.

Wednesday 5/21: Ken LaZebnik presents and signs Hollywood Digs: An Archeology of Shadows. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Austin Straus reads from The Love Project. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/22: Joshua Ferris reads from To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Poets and Writers: Connecting Cultures, celebrating the diversity of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops program and the SoCal literary community. The event is co-curated by 826LA, the Heartland Institute for Transformation, the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Levantine Cultural Center, and the Mixed Remixed Festival. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Friday 5/23: Elizabeth Cantwell reads from Nights I Let the Tiger Get You. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sara Eckel presents and signs It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single. 7:30 p.m. at Book Soup.

Saturday 5/24: (Happy 30th birthday to me!)

PEN Center USA presents Viva Poetry: A Lummis Day Library Reading Series Event. Featuring readings by Dennis Cruz, Jessica Ceballos, Mike Sonksen, Gloria Enedina Alvarez, and Laurence Goldstein. 3 p.m. at Eagle Rock Library.

Venice High P.O.P.S. Reading. P.O.P.S. stands for Pain of the Prison System, and will feature high school students reading from their works about how their lives have been impacted by the prison system. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque, in the bookstore.

Sunday 5/25: Carrie Kim discusses her new book, 100 Things to do in Los Angeles Before You Die. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

An evening with Aram Saroyan. The author will read from his Complete Minimal Poems. Joining him will be Ginger Buswell and Moneta Goldsmith, founders of When In Drought. 6:00 p.m. at Alias Books.


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 →