Notable Los Angeles: 6/16–6/22


Monday 6/16: Rumpus cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa discusses and signs I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell present The Disaster Artist, together with Juliette Danielle, Kyle Vogt, Robyn Paris, and Joseph Setele. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Book launch party for Ruin and Rising, the third and final book in the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/17: Debra Tate discusses and signs Sharon Tate: A Recollection. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Brittani Sonnenberg reads from Home Leave. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 6/18: Smith Henderson reads from Fourth of July Creek, in conversation with Brian McGreevy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/19: Homo-Centric presents their monthly LGBTQI reading event. Hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Errata Salon presents: Creatures. This nonfiction reading series presents Laura Bliss and Shannon Supple. 8:30 p.m. at BetaLevel.

Friday 6/20: Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History is having their West Coast launch party. Featuring readings by Tananarive Due, Sofia Samatar, Lisa Bolekaja, Christina Lynch, and Kemba Banton. Hosted by Kima Jones. 7 p.m. at the Heart of Art Gallery. $5 admission, and the book will be available for purchase for $20.

Book launch for Tween Hobo: Off the Rails with Alena Smith, Kate Harmer, & BJ Novak. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. Tickets are available here:

Saturday 6/21: Les Figues Summer Solstice Party. Featuring readings by Dodie Bellamy, Sandra Doller, and Anna Joy Springer. 3 p.m. at At Les Figues HQ. $15/free for members. RSVP by emailing [email protected] for the physical address.

The Horror Writers Association of Los Angeles presents June Gloom! Featuring readings by Lisa Morton, Brad C. Hodson, Steven Booth, Michael Paul Gonzalez, John Palisano, Janet J Holden, Hal Bodner, Terry M West, PS Gifford, and Maria Alexander. Hosted by Tim Chizmar. 7:30 p.m. at The Art Parlor. $10 at the door, benefits the HWA hardship fund.

Another edition of BUSted, a storytelling show revolving around LA public transportation. Hosted by Scott Schultz. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 6/22: Opening reception of Going Graphic, an exhibit of comic and graphic novel artists. 3 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Tongue and Groove presents readings by Ann Gelder, Chris Wells, Adrian Todd Zuniga, Xavier Cavazos, and Amanda Montell. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $6.

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 →