Notable Los Angeles: 7/7–7/13


Monday 7/7: Kenneth Walsh presents and signs Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? a Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

The first Monday of the Month, you have a chance to read your own work at Open Mic Night. Signups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 7/8: Lynn Sherr discusses and signs Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Edan Lepucki (yes, THAT Edan Lepucki) reads from California: A Novel. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 7/9: Couldn’t make Edan’s Skylight signing? She’s signing again today! 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Todd Glass reads from The Todd Glass Situation. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/10: PEN Center USA presents A Reading With Aaron Gwyn and Bret Anthony Johnston. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Charles Marsh presents his new biography of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. They’ll also be staying open until midnight to take part in the Downtown Artwalk.

Friday 7/11: Stephanie Evanovich discusses and signs The Sweet Spot. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Domenic Priore and Christopher Merritt present Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Dwayne Alexander Smith presents and signs Forty Acres: A Thriller. 7:30 p.m. at Book Soup.

Launch party for Joan Gelfand’s The Long Blue Room, also featuring readings by Helene Cardona, John Fitzgerald, Deborah Edler Brown, and Christian Georgescu. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Saturday 7/12: Release party for Excavation: A Memoir by Rumpuser Wendy C. Ortiz. 5 p.m. at the Mandrake. Free. 21+ event.

Dark House Press presents The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology! Featuring Antonia Crane and Richard Lange. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 7/13: Michael Deibert presents and signs In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America’s Drug War in Mexico. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Roar Shack: As It Is. Featuring Steve Mirkin, Rachel Kahn, musical guest Dakota Rambin, last month’s Live Write winner, J Ryan Stradal, and Antoine Wilson. 4:30 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

A staged reading of Joseph Kierland’s short story collection, 15. 5 p.m. at The Skylight Theatre, right next door to Skylight 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 →