Notable Los Angeles: 6/9–6/15


Monday 6/9: Write Club Los Angeles presents Chapter 26: If Wishes Were Fishes. Featuring competitive readings by David Yow, Antonio Sacre, Brian Jude Leahy, Cathy Schenkelberg, Victoria Heric, and Laura House. The audience will decide the winners. Hosted by Paula Killen, Jeffery Dorchen, and Justin Welborn. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $5-$20, pay what you can.

Jerry Mahoney discusses and signs Mommy Man: How I Went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Stephen Greco reads from Now And Yesterday. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 6/10: Red Hen Press hosts readers Charles Yu, Karen Shoemaker, Amy Schutzer, and Sean Bernard. Moderated by Dr. Kate Gale. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. The event is free, but parking is not.

Wally Rudolph reads from Four Corners. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 6/11: Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses and signs The Tolerance Trap. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lama Marut reads from and signs copies of his newest book, Be Nobody. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 6/12: Kenneth Turan discusses and signs Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Fuller discusses and signs Sundance. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Friday 6/13: Kristin Newman discusses and signs What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Anthony Breznician reads from Brutal Youth. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 6/14: Emma Straub reads from The Vacationers. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Poetic Madhouse. Featuring readings and performances by readings from Ron Burch, Jane Stephens Rosenthal, Josh Raab, and Brent Smith, as well as word games and mind puzzles. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Austin Strauss Birthday Reading. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Sunday 6/15: Sumarr Reading Series presents Michelle Brittan, Ryan Ridge, Ashley Farmer, Ali Liebegott, and Kate Durbin. 3 p.m. at The Pop Hop.

Hitched: The Poetry of Emerging Counterparts places established poets alongside up-and-coming new voices. This round of the quarterly event features Jamie Moore with Heidi Durrow, and Iris de Anda with Annette Cruz. Hosted by Tisha Reichle. 5 p.m. in the Mike Kelley Gallery at Beyond Baroque.

Then, stick around at Beyond Baroque for The Writer’s Sound, an evening with Larry Colker, Mike ThePoet Sonksen, Luivette Resto, and Traci Akemi Kato-Kiriyama.

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 →