Notable Los Angeles: 1/5–1/11


Happy 2015, readers! It’s a new year, and with it comes all new books and book events. Enjoy!

Monday 1/5: Charles Hobbs, Michael Locke, and Vincent Brooke present and sign Silverlake Chronicles & Hidden History of Transportation in Los Angeles. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Open Mic Night, sign-ups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/6: Pierce Brown presents and signs Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Phil Zuckerman discusses and signs Living the Secular Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Krassi Zourkova reads from and signs her debut novel, Wildalone. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 1/7: Tim Johnston presents and signs Descent. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 1/8: Amber Benson presents and signs Witches of Echo Park. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bridgette Bates reads from her new book of poetry, What Is Not Missing Is Light. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 1/9: Ernest Greene presents and signs Master of O. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

John J. Gobbell discusses and signs Edge of Valor. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Dan O’Shannon as he reads from his new book, The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 1/10: Dennis Palumbo discusses and signs Phantom Limb: A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Randy Jurado Ertll presents and signs The Lives and Times of El Cipitio. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Vermin on the Mount presents readings by Natashia Deón, Samuel W. Gailey, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Ashley Perez. Hosted by Jim Ruland. 7 p.m. at Book Show, in their new location in Highland Park.

Sunday 1/11: Soap Box Open Reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson. Five-minute limit. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m., readings begin at 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Roger Friedland discusses and signs Amoré: An American Father’s Roman Holiday. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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 →