Notable Los Angeles: 1/19–1/25

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Monday 1/19: It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Vivre le rêve!

Tuesday 1/20: Jack Walker discusses and signs Doctor Blood Moon. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 1/21: Marky Ramone discusses and signs Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Thursday 1/22: George D. Morgan and moderator Ashley Stroupe discuss his new book, Rocket Girl. Signing will follow. 6:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Anne Edwards presents and signs Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Missed Marky Ramone at Vroman’s yesterday? Catch him and Tom Kenny today at 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Marie Matsuki Mockett discusses and signs Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: Journey. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Literary Death Match features readings by Peter Mehlman, M.G. Lord, Steph Cha, and Lucas Neff. Judges will be Wayne Federman, Timothy C. Simons, Iliza Shlesinger, and T.J. Miller. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Largo at the Coronet. $30.

Friday 1/23: Frank Portman discusses and signs King Dork Approximately. 6 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The Last Book Review—Comedy Readings. 8:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 1/24: When’s the last time you volunteered your time at 826LA?

Sunday 1/25: La Poesia Salon features Spanish language and bilingual poets sharing their work. Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 donation suggested.

An Evening with Lawrence Grobel. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tongue & Groove presents Orange County II. Featuring readings by Jim Ruland, Steve Westbrook, William Hillyard, Sheila Sadr, and Michael McBride. Hosted by Caitlin Cutt. 7 p.m. at The Continental Room.


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 →