Notable Los Angeles: 2/9–2/15


Monday 2/9: Lucie Brock-Broido reads from her new book of poetry, Stay, Illusion. 4:30 p.m. at University of Southern California‘s Doheny Memorial Library, Room 233.

Write Club LA presents: Chapter 34: Oscarbaters. Featuring readings by Lauren Kincheloe, Aemelia Scott, Dylan Brody, Jeff Dorchen, Provvidenza Catalano, and Larry Dean Harris. Hosted by Justin Welborn, Paula Killen, and Jeffrey Yosephus Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $8-$20, pay what you can.

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey discusses and signs Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Patton Oswalt discusses and signs his new book, Silver Screen Fiend. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 2/10: Toni Stern presents and signs Wet. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Patricia Bracewell discusses and signs The Price of Blood. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Issa Rae reads from and signs her new book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Carmen Boullosa reasd from her novel Texas: The Great Theft. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wilde Words 2. An open forum to present original works in the spirit of Oscar Wilde. The event will open and close with dramatic readings of work by the man himself. Featuring readings by Travis Wester, Paul Ray Christian, Matias Viegener, Grace Grapes Mackson, and Vesta Vaingloria. Hosted by Vesta Vaingloria. 8 p.m. at The Wilde Thistle.

Wednesday 2/11: Irvine Welsh presents and signs The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Robert S. Levinson reads from his new novel The Evil Deeds We Do. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/12: Robert Levy presents and signs The Glittering World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nick Hornby in conversation with Carolyn Kellogg about his career and his newest book, Funny Girl: A Novel. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Friday 2/13: Amy Fusselman presents and signs Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kristin Hannah discusses and signs The Nightingale. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Matt Sumell reads from his debut novel in stories, Making Nice. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 2/14: Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Night Terrors 3 signing, featuring Dennis Etchison, Taylor Grant, Eric J. Guignard, and Kevin David Anderson. 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Richard Lange reads from his newest short story collection Sweet Nothing. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 2/15: Laurence A. Rickles, Molly Bendall, and Rachel Mayeri read from their works of poetry. 2 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

MB Caschetta presents and signs Miracle Girls. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Poetry Salon presents a variety of poets and writers from Tresha Haefner’s advanced poetry workshop, performing their latest work. Followed by open mic, wine, and snacks. 4 p.m. in the Mike Kelley Gallery at Beyond Baroque. Free.

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 →