Notable Los Angeles: 3/16–3/22


Monday 3/16: Victoria Zackheim and contributors present and sign Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Paul Beatty discusses his new novel The Sellout, together with Danzy Senna. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Nora Barrows-Friedman presents In Our Power: US Students Organize For Justice In Palestine. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Tuesday 3/17: The RwIrGiHtTe Read presents readings by Nathan Green, Rich Ferguson, and Yvonne S. Estrada. 6:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Kevin Sessums presents and signs I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Elliot Ackerman discusses and signs Green on Blue. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 3/18: George Hodgman presents and signs Bettyville: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Joy discusses and signs Where All Light Tends to Go. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Noah Cicero reads from his first collection of poetry, Bipolar Cowboy, with very special guests Kate Durbin, Ben Loory, and Franki Elliot. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 3/19: Adam Novak presents and signs Take Fountain. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

JA Jance discusses and signs Cold Betrayal. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Homo-Centric returns! 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Allan MacDonell discusses his book Punk Elegies. 7:30 at Skylight Books.

Friday 3/20: Dennis Lehane discusses and signs World Gone By. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

David Vann reads from his novel Aquarium. 7:30 at Skylight Books.

Saturday 3/21: Teen Book Fest 2015. Come see 16 authors and hundreds of young readers at the Ovitt Family Community Library. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lisa Freeman presents and signs Honey Girl. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Cara Black and Rhys Bowen present and sign Murder on the Champ de Mars and The Edge of Dreams. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

WriteGirl presents their latest anthology You Are Here. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Shades & Shadows presents readings of a dark and mysterious nature by Del Howison, Tiffany Tang, Tracy L. Carbone, Christopher Allan Poe, Robert Payne Cabeen, and Leslie Ann Moore. Hosted by Xach Fromson (hey, that’s me!) and Lauren Candia. The event will be recorded live for the new podcast. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at Lyric Hyperion. $10 at the door or $8.50 online HERE.

The first Rhapsodomancy of 2015 features short readings and conversation with Siel Ju and Jen Hofer. 8 p.m. at the Writ Large Press HQ in DTLA. In order to be admitted, you’ll have to text a phone number that will be posted on the Facebook event page. $5 suggested donation.

Sunday 3/22: 36th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Show is going to feature over 80 dealer tables and 45 authors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. $5 admission and free parking all day.

Bobby Burgess presents and signs Ears & Bubbles. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ron Young discusses and signs Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nicelle Davis presents her newest poetry collection In the Circus of You. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tongue & Groove presents readings by E. Amato,  Lisa Douglass, Franki Elliot, and Nathan Earl Rose. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7.

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 →