Notable Los Angeles: 7/14–7/20


Monday 7/14: PF Sloan in conversation and performance with Creed Bratton for his new book What’s Exactly the Matter with Me?: Memoirs of a Life in Music. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jacqueline Winspear discusses and signs The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 7/15: Wally Rudolph presents and signs Four Corners. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Red Hen Press presents readings by Just Kibbe, Laurel Ann Bogen, Brendan Constantine, and Kate Gale as moderator. 7 p.m. at Boston Court. $10 General Admission, $5 Students, Seniors, PSA members.

Désirée Zamorano reads from The Amado Women. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 7/16: Mark Miller presents and signs Pain Don’t Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside the Ring. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Josh Weil reads from The Great Glass Sea and Mike Harvey reads from In The Course of Human Events. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

DTLAB at Writ Large Press presents Drunken Masters: Comedy! This work-in-progress reading series puts YOU in front of two professional writers and a live audience. As the name suggests, there are adult beverages involved. 8 p.m. at Les Noces du Figaro.

Thursday 7/17: ALOUD presents Fransisco Goldman in conversation with Rubén Martínez, discussing The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle. 7:15 p.m. at The Los Angeles Central Library‘s Mark Taper Auditorium.

Scott Cheshire reads from High as the Horse’s Bridles. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 7/18: Suzanne Greenberg discusses and signs Lesson Plans & Karen Rizzo discusses and signs Famous Baby. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Diana Raab and Alexis Rhone Fancher read from and sign their books of poetry exploring desire, lust, and sexuality. Moderated by Rick Lupert. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

DTLAB at Writ Large Press presents Hunter S. Thompson’s Fucking Birthday Celebration! Featuring Jessica Ceballos, Hector Tobar, and Sam Quinones. 8 p.m. at Les Noces du Figaro.

Saturday 7/19: Austin Straus presents and signs The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetry. 1 p.m. at Book Soup.

VONA/Voices presents Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop. Featuring readings from Laila Lalami, Ashaki M. Jackson, Kenji Liu, Vicki Vertiz, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and Ky-Phong Paul Tran. Hosted by Kima Jones. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Shades & Shadows presents Shades & Shadows 6. Featuring dark fantasy, sci fi, and horror readings by Scott Tarbet, Mere Smith, Eric J. Guignard, Jeff Eyres, Xach Fromson, and Catherine Cruzan. Hosted by Lauren Candia and Xach Fromson. 8 p.m. at the California Institute of AbnormalArts. $10.

Sunday 7/20: Christopher Logan presents and signs Dr.A.G. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

PEN Center USA presents the Emerging Voices Meet and Greet. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

DTLAB at Writ Large Press presents A Night with JT Steiny & Yumi Sakugawa: Reading and Slideshows. 8 p.m. at Traxx Restaurant and Bar.

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 →