Notable Los Angeles: 10/6–10/12


Monday 10/6: Stephin Merritt presents and signs 101 Two-Letter Words. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Joshilyn Jackson discusses and signs Someone Else’s Love Story. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Speakeasy/Open Mic Night for you to practice that piece you’ve been working on in front of your pets actual human beings. Signups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 10/7: Ron Perlman presents and signs Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nayomi Munaweera discusses and signs Island of a Thousand Mirrors. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ben Lerner reads from 10:04, in conversation with Rachel Kushner. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Moth presents Confrontation. 7 p.m. doors. 7:30 p.m. show at Zanzibar. $8 at the door. 21+ event.

Wednesday 10/8: John Lahr discusses and signs his new book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. 7 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Yumi Sakugawa discusses her book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/9: Joseph Di Prisco discusses and signs Subway to California. 7 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

What Books Press presents Patty Seyburn, Judith Taylor, and Rod Val Moore. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Eri Brach discusses his book Conquering the Electron, with special guests Jennifer Ouellette, Alex Korb, and Kyle Hill. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Candy Leonard presents Beatleness – How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe. It’s John Lennon’s birthday; there will be cake.

The Loudest Voice presents readings by Stewart Grace, Chris Santiago, Neil Aitken, and Zoë Ruiz. 8 p.m. at Verdugo Bar. 21+ event.

Friday 10/10: Richard Riordan discusses and signs The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kristiina Ehin reads from Walker on Water. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 10/11: Thomas Page McBee reads from Man Alive and Ali Liebegott reads from Cha-Ching! 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 10/12: Soap Box Open Reading, hosted by Jessica Wilson, features Alexis Fancher and…you! Signups begin at 1:45 p.m., readings begin at 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.

Roar Shack: Zero Tolerance for Silence presents readings by Timothy Gager, Jeff Edwards, Allison Burnett, and Tanya Ward Goodman. 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.

Rhapsodomancy presents their 10th Anniversary Reading: 10 Writers Reading, 5 Minutes Each. Featuring readings by Billy Burgos, Melissa Chadburn, Antonia Crane, Michelle Detorie, J. David Gonzalez, Myriam Gurba, Kate Maruyama, Megan Milks, Tomas Moniz, and Lynne Thompson. 7 p.m. at The Good Luck Bar. $10 suggested donation ($1 per year!). 21+ event.

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 →