Notable Los Angeles: 10/27–11/2


Monday 10/27: T. Jefferson Parker presents and signs Full Measure. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Moth presents the Los Angeles Grand Slam Championship! Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. at The Echoplex. $20 presale or $21 at the door. 18+ event.

Tuesday 10/28: Book Launch Celebration for the short fiction and poetry collection I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand. Featuring readings by Linda Camplese, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Tim Hanson, Tina Yang, Daniel Yaryan, and editor Jane Ormerod. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Elizabeth Rosner presents and signs Electric City. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jane Smiley discusses and signs Some Luck. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 10/29: Kent Woodyard discusses and signs Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey Into Senseless Knowledge. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nell Zink reads from The Wallcreeper, Amina Cain reads from Creature, and Suzanne Scanlon reads from Promising Young Women. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/30: ALOUD presents The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books with Azar Nafisi. 7:15 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. Free with RSVP. Standby tickets are released at 7 p.m.

Bob Odenkirk discusses and signs his new book A Load of Hooey. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Great Weather for Media presents an evening of readings by Los Angeles contributors. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 10/31: David J. Haskins presents and signs Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Saturday 11/1: Peter Bebergal presents and signs Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

William Gibson reads from his novel The Peripheral. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The California Prose Directory: An Evening of Non-Fiction Writing from the Golden State. Featuring readings by contributors Ann Friedman, Rico Gagliano, Amelia Gray, Deborah Vankin, and David Ulin, with editor J. Ryan Stadal. 7 p.m. at 862LA in Echo Park. Pre-order the book for the cover price of $18.50 and receive free admission to the event; or for event-only admission without book for $10, click here.

Amaranth Ravva reads from and signs his debut novel American Canyon. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 11/2: Roar Shack: Imaginary Day. Featuring readings by John Eder, Julie Stark, Janice Lee, and Wendy C. Ortiz. Also featuring a Live Write competition, two of the featured readers square off against two audience members by writing a response to a prompt given in the moment. The winner gets to read the polished piece at the next Roar Shack. 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.

Merritt Tierce reads from and signs her new novel Love Me Back. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Dolores DeLuce presents and signs Blow Jobs: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT! 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

First Sunday Open Reading, hosted by Billy Burgos. Signups begin at 4:45 p.m. Readings begin at 5 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 →