Notable Los Angeles: 9/29–10/05


Monday 9/29: Steph Cha discusses and signs Beware Beware: A Juniper Song Mystery. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

David Bezmozgis reads from The Betrayers. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tongue & Groove presents Eat Write, with readings by Lilliam Rivera, Brandon Jordan Brown, and Lisa Segal. There will also be an open mic potion of the evening (three minute limit). Signups for the open mic begin at 7:30 p.m. At the Muddy Leek.

Tuesday 9/30: Naja Marie Aidt presents and signs Baboon. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

John Darnielle reads from Wolf in the White Van. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 10/1: Paul Pope with co-author J.T. Petty discuss and sign The Rise of Aurora West. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Literary Death Match returns to Los Angeles. Judges Jonathan Ames, Fred Savage, and Kathryn Hahn will be deciding the fate of Liz Meriwether, Megan Amram, Graham Moore, and Carol Leifer. Doors at 7 p.m. at Largo at the Coronet. $30 tickets available here.

Tod Goldberg discusses and signs his novel Gangsterland with special guest Dinah Lenney. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/2: T.C. Boyle. reads from Stories II. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Suzanne Lummis reads from her new book, Open 24 Hours with Linda Albertano, L.A. Bogen, Brendan Constantine, Henry Morro, Charles Harper Webb, and Liz Gonzalez. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free with purchase of Suzanne’s new book. $10/$5 members otherwise.

Friday 10/3: Lauren Oliver discusses and signs Rooms. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Joseph O’Neill reads from The Dog. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Brian Michael Tracy will be reading from New Testaments. He will be joined on stage by Andy Hill, Renee Safier, and Marty Rifkin to perform Midnight Tea. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 10/4: 826LA has one of their Volunteering 101 workshops today at their Echo Park location. Email [email protected] to RSVP. 12 p.m.

Timothy Green and Travis Mossotti will be reading from their works, followed by a signing and book launch party for Mossotti’s second collection of poems, Field Study. 3 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free to all.

Wendy Ortiz, Melissa Chadburn, and Rae Gouirand read from their latest works. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 10/5: Dete Meserve presents and signs Good Sam. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

First Sunday open reading. Hosted by Billy Burgos. Signups start at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Five-minute limit. $5 suggested donation.

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 →