Notable Los Angeles: 11/10–11/16


Monday 11/10: Justin Simien presents and signs Dear White People. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Matthew Gavin Frank discusses his book Preparing the Ghost, in conversation with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 11/11: Bill Duke presents and signs Dark Girls. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Claudette Sutton discusses and signs Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 11/12: Rob Manning discusses and signs Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey discuss their book Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years of a Music Life. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Found Words presents seven storytellers telling seven stories in seventy minutes. Brian Baldini, Karin Bugge, Mikki Brisk, Jeanne Darst, Margaret Finnegan, Kelly Russel, and Desiree Zamorano read. 7:30 p.m. at The Ebell of Los Angeles. $12/$10 for members, available here.

Lindsay Hill reads and signs Sea of Hooks. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 11/13: Lorna Landvik presents and signs Best To Laugh. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jonathan Lethem reads from his book Dissident Gardens, and Lydia Millet reads from her book Mermaids in Paradise. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 11/14: Drew Friedman with special guest William Stout discussing and signing Heroes of the Comics. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Meltzer and Julie Rogers read from new work and chapbooks, and indulge in their improv duet, “Fours.” 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 11/15: Will Alexander reads from his most recent poetry collections. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Elizabeth Dutton presents and signs Driftwood. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

Joseph Abbruscato and Tanya Jones read from their new book, The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature: Essays on Stories from Grimm to Gaiman. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Shades & Shadows presents readings by Tom Voorhies, Lauren Perez, Tim Chizmar, Katarina Leigh Waters, Justin Robinson, Gretchen McNeil, and Christopher Allen Poe. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. at the California Institute of AbnormalArts.

David Meltzer, Bob Branaman, Marc Olmstead, and Richard Modiano present Outriders Tales: Stories of Ginsberg, Cassady & Others. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 11/16: Olimpia Zagnoli presents and signs The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Classics Reimagined). 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

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 →