Notable Los Angeles: 3/30–4/5


Monday 3/30: Garth Stein discusses and signs A Sudden Light. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Smith Henderson discusses and signs Fourth of July Creek. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 3/31: Jacob Rubin discusses and signs The Poser. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Alexis Landau discusses and signs The Empire of the Senses. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kirker Butler reads from his debut novel Pretty Ugly. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Katz’s Deli and Writ Large Press present the second installment of Chiwan Choi’s Ghostmaker, an experiment in composing, destroying, and collectively reproducing a manuscript. He’ll write a chapter, destroy it, and it will be rewritten based on what people remember it being. 8 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Wednesday 4/1: Happy April Fool’s Day National Poetry Month!

Self/Split brings together four renowned Asian diasporic artists—Sam Chanse, Chiwan Choi, D’Lo, and Nicolas Wang—for an evening of live performances and discussion. 7 p.m. at USC’s Ground Zero Performance Cafe. Free, but RSVP required here.

Bruce Ferber discusses and signs Cascade Falls. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 4/2: Tom Hayden discusses and signs Listen Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Friday 4/3: Jonathan Shaw discusses and signs Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chris Tarry reads from his new short story collection How to Carry Bigfoot Home, and Mark E. Cull reads from his novel The King of the Sea Monkeys. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sean Bernard and Richard Lange read from their respective works. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 4/4: Cecilia Woloch reads from her novella Sur la Route. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Corina Copp, Lanny Jordan Jackson, and Andrew Maxwell read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

J.R. Phillips wraps up his book tour for Living in Lotus Land. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 4/5: It’s First Sunday Open Reading time. This month’s featured poet is Karin Spritzler. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Five-minute limit. 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 →