Notable Los Angeles: 11/17–11/23


Monday 11/17: Cary Elwes presents and signs As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Timeless Infinite Light Press celebrates the release of Ghost Box by Emerson Whitney. Also featuring readings by CA Conrad, and Maggie Nelson. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at Studio 64.

Adelle Waldman reads from her novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. in conversation with director Marc Webb. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 11/18: Meline Toumani presents and signs There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Curbside Splendor presents readings by James Tadd Adcox, Wendy C. Ortiz, Nic de Dominic, Cody Todd, and Mary Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Meghan Daum discusses her new book The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, together with Bernard Cooper. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 11/19: James Gavin presents and signs Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly discuss and sign People’s Republic of Chemicals. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Elain Soloway reads from her book Green Nails and Other Acts of Rebellion. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 11/20: Homo-Centric, hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Beau Rice discusses his documentary novel Tex, together with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 11/21: Carine McCandless presents and signs The Wild Truth. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

T. Jefferson Parker discusses and signs Full Measure. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

University of Southern California’s MPW Student/Faculty Reading Series will feature student readers Ryan Taylor, Channing Sargent, David Crist, Lydia Siriprakorn, and Stephanie Abraham, and faculty reader David Ulin. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tosh Berman reads and discusses his book of poetry The Plum in Mr. Blum’s Pudding, with special guest Ruth Bernstein. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 11/22: BUSted Storytelling presents more true stories of getting around L.A. without a car, hosted by Scott Schultz. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 11/23: La Palabra Reading presents a Tribute to James Foley. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

J. Dylan Yates presents and signs The Belief in Angels. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chris Dixon reads from and discusses his latest book, Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tongue & Groove. Featuring readings by Jim Gavin, Steven Gerard Connell, Marsha de la O, Jed Myers, and Karen Rizzo. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7 at the door.

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 →