Notable Los Angeles: 10/20–10/26

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Monday 10/20: Joe Perry signs Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Cobb reads from Boulevard Women. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 10/21: Dan Jones presents and signs The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Moth presents Accident. 7 p.m. doors/7:30 p.m. show at Los Globos. $8 at the door or $16 online for prime seating. 21+ event.

Guernica Annual Print Journal launch party. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 10/22: Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo presents an evening of over 30 presenters at 30 different venues. Including Beyond Baroque, Shades & Shadows, Tongue & Groove and Literary Death Match, Dirty Laundry Lit and Roar Shack, 826LA, and so many more. You really don’t want to miss the biggest literary reading event in Los Angeles. It all starts at 7 p.m. at various venues in North Hollywood. The Rumpus will be at The NoHo Arts Center from 8–8:45 p.m.!

Thursday 10/23: ALOUD Presents The Poet as Citizen. Robin Coste Lewis and Claudia Rankine in conversation with Maggie Nelson. 7:15 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. Tickets available by RSVP only. Standby tickets released at 7 p.m.

Shebooks Shebang Party and Reading. Featuring readings by Elizabeth Aquino, Denise Emanuel Clemen, Laura Fraser, Mona Gable, and Zoe Rosenfeld. 7:30 p.m at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. $5.

Friday 10/24: Ted Hope presents and signs Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Hank Phillippi Ryan discusses and signs Truth Be Told. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Saturday 10/25: B.J. Novak reads from and signs Book With No Pictures. 1 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Spooky Stories features readings by John Palisano, Jane Joyce Holden, Tracy Carbone, S.P. Miskowski, Hal Bodner, and Ian Welke. 3 p.m. at Gatsby Books.

Red Light Lit presents: COSMOS. Featuring readings by AF, Devin Copeland, Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart), Paul Day, Seth Fischer, Steven Gray, Sarah Kobrinsky, Terence Leclere, Liz Nails, Naughty Nancy, Wendy C. Ortiz, Steven Sachse, and special guest Antonia Crane. Hosted by Jenn Stokes. 6:00 p.m. at The Ace Hotel.

Sunday 10/26: Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Featuring Doug Kearney, Douglas Brown, and Doug Knott. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood and Melissa Alvarado. Signups begin at 1:45 p.m. Readings begin at 2 p.m. at the Mike Kelley Gallery in Beyond Baroque. $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 →