Notable Los Angeles: 2/16–2/22

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Monday 2/16: Boris Fishman discusses and signs A Replacement Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 2/17: M.O. Walsh discusses and signs My Sunshine Away. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Sarah Gerard reads from her debut novel Binary Star. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/18: Paul Fischer presents and signs A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christopher Noxon discusses and signs Plus One. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

C.S. Giscombe reads from his poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Ahmanson Hall Forum at Otis College.

Nicole Maggi reads from her young adult novel The Forgetting. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/19: Cynthia Weil presents and signs I’m Glad I Did. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Loudest Voice presents readings by Michelle Brittan, Safiya Sinclair, Fox Frazier-Foley, and Brent Armendinger. 7:30 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.

Taylor Yates presents Selfish, together with Becky May, Christina Wolfgram, Kelsey Nolan, Alys Velazquez, and Jenna Arak. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/20: Richard Lange presents and signs Sweet Nothing: Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

USC MPW students read from their work. Featuring readings by Autumn McAlpin, Stephanie Abraham, Brianna J.L. Smyk, Annalouise Carter, and Mellinda Hensley. They will be joined by faculty member Dinah Lenney. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Pen Pals is a performance piece by poets Sharon Rizk and Radomir Vojtech Luza, that tells you about what it means to be a child growing-up by way of two youngsters, living thousands of miles apart, communicating through letters over a 15-year span. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/21: The Nothing New Zine Making Workshop can teach you how to make your very own Zine. Materials provided. 1 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Patton Oswalt signs Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film. 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Ava Dupree reads from and signs her new book, Then is Now. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

John Hampsey reads from his memoir Kaufman’s Hill. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 2/22: Laurie R. King presents and signs Dreaming Spies: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. 11 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Francesca Lia Block, Ashley Inguanta, and Sarah Herrington present their latest literary releases: Beyond the Pale Motel, For the Woman Alone, and Always Moving, respectively. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

La Poesia Salon: A multilingual Poetry Experience. Bring original multilinqual poetry to share. Bring a potluck donation. Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Suggested donation $5.


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 →