Notable Los Angeles: 10/13–10/19

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Monday 10/13: The L.A. Storytelling Festival presents Write Club Los Angeles. Chapter 30: Oktoberfist. Featuring Megan Mercier, Jeffrey Amos, Paula Killen, Jane Morris, Will Link, and Steve Connell. Hosted by Justin Welborn, Paula Killen, and Jeffrey Yosephus Dorchen. 7 p.m. at the Bootleg Theater. Pay what you can, $5 minimum.

Abigail Haas and Elizabth Little present and sign their novels Dangerous Girls and Dear Daughter. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 10/14: Tomoka Shibasaki, Hideo Furukawa, and Hiromi Itoh read from their works in Monkey Business. Joined by Motoyuki Shibata and Roland Kelts. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

L.A. Storytelling Festival presents BustingOut Storytelling, ‘Oaklandizing: Stories w/ Attitude’. Featuring Charlie Sanders, Marog Leitman, Doug Cordell, Melia Mills, Don Reed, and Brian Finkelstein. Hosted by Kay DeMartini. 8:30 p.m. at Busby’s East. $12.

Wednesday 10/15: PEN Center USA presents An Evening with Erwin Chemerinsky. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers. $5 suggested donation.

Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang present their graphic novel In Real Life. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

L.A. Storytelling Festival presents To Whom it May Concern. 10 p.m. at Busby’s East. $12.

Thursday 10/16: Michael Bartalos, Morgan Cahn, Matt Coors, Edie Fake, Christopher Kardambikis, Mark Lander, J. Pascoe, Vanessa Roveto, Jim Rugg, Tim Schwartz, Mary Tremonte, and Imin Yeh read from their works in Pulp Atlas. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Homo-Centric returns with their LGBTQI reading hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

L.A. Storytelling Festival presents the final event of the festival, Bawdy Storytelling‘s Scandalous! 8 p.m. at Busby’s East. $15.

Friday 10/17: Christopher Beha presents and signs Arts & Entertainments. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Garth Stein discusses and signs A Sudden Light. 7 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Hector Tobar discusses and signs Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The women of ShortFlight/LongDrive books, Mira Gonzalez, Chloe Caldwell, Chelsea Martin, and Elizabeth Ellen, read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Curbside Splendor presents Erika Wurth, Brian Costello, Dmitry Samarov, and Susan Lanier as they celebrate the release of Wurth’s debut novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 10/18: Ellen Feldman discusses and signs The Unwitting. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rebecca Brown reads from her novel They Become Her and Patty Seyburn reads from her poetry collection Perfecta. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

A reading with Mark Gluth, James Greer, Jarett Kobek, and Janice Lee. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Michael Datcher reads from Americus. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 10/19: Razorcake proudly presents punk veterans Alice Bag and Jimmy Alvarado as they discuss their personal journeys through the early waves of punk in Los Angeles. Moderated by Razorcake founder Todd Taylor. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

PEN Center USA presents the release party for No Stopping Train by Janet Fitch. Also appearing will be Julianne Cohen, Samantha Dunn, David Francis, Joshua John Miller, and Mary Rakow. 6 p.m. at the Charles E. Young Salon at UCLA.

The Writer’s Round, hosted by Mende Smith, features established and emerging writers in a roundtable talk show format. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.


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 →