Notable Los Angeles: 9/15–9/21


Monday 9/15: Carl Reiner presents and signs I Just Remembered. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Elizabeth Silver and Erin Lindsay McCabe present and sign The Execution of Noa P. Singleton and I Shall Be Near to You. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Book launch party for Gretchen McNeil’s Get Even and Anna Carey’s Blackbird. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jan Brandt reads from his novel Against the World. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 9/16: Caitlin Doughty reads from Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

826LA presents An Evening With Judd Apatow. Stand-up comedy with surprise guests. 9 p.m. at Largo. $100, proceeds benefit 826LA. Buy tickets here.

Wednesday 9/17: Lauren Beukes presents and signs Broken Monsters, in conversation with author Sara Gran. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman discuss and sign The Golem of Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Thursday 9/18: Ron Koertge discusses and signs Sex World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

DTLAB by Writ Large Press presents the release of Michalle Gould’s book Resurrection Party and Michelle Detorie’s After-Cave with a reading by each poet from their book! Hosted by Wendy C. Ortiz. 7 p.m. at Traxx.

Charles Burns discusses and signs his new graphic novel, Sugar Skull. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

John Menaghan and Jeanette Marie Clough read from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 9/19: Francesca Lia Block in conversation with Elgin James, discussing Block’s newest release, Beyond the Pale Motel. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Junot Diaz reads from and signs This Is How You Lose Her. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

A reading in support of The Plume Anthology of Poetry 2013, featuring Mark Irwin, Arthur Vogelsang, Marci Vogel, Ralph Angel, and Mark Svenvold. Hosted by Daniel Lawless. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

DTLAB by Writ Large Press presents Dum Dum Zine. 8 p.m. at Traxx.

Saturday 9/20: Francesca Lia Block will read from Beyond the Pale Motel, Denise Hamilton will read from Damage Control, and Laura Lee Bahr will read from Haunt. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Shades & Shadows, L.A.’s only regular SF/F/H reading series, celebrates its first birthday with readings by Edith Cohn, Caitlin Doughty, Jennifer Maimone, Nancy Holder, Maria Alexander, and Janet Holden. Hosted by Lauren Candia and Xach Fromson (me!). 8 p.m. at the California Institute of AbnormalArts. $10. There will be birthday cake.

DTLAB by Writ Large Press presents Something Wicked: L.A. Horror. Featuring readings by Glen Hirshberg, Lisa Morton, Roberta Lannes Sealey, and Nicole Sconiers. Hosted by Kate Maruyama. 8 p.m. at Traxx.

Sunday 9/21: Hitched is a quarterly series that pairs established poets and writers with their emerging counterparts. This show will pair Alexis Fancher with Jack Grapes, and David Campos with Sara Borjas. Hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. 4 p.m. in the Mike Kelley Gallery at Beyond Baroque. $5 donation requested.

Tongue & Groove presents readings by Chris L. Terry, Renee Swindle, Tony DuShane, and Brandon Jordan Brown, with musical guest Adam Levy. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7.

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 →