Notable Los Angeles: 3/2–3/8

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Monday 3/2: It’s the first Monday of the month, which means Speakeasy is here for you to practice that thing you’ve been working on to someone other than your cats friends. Signups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 3/3: Literary Death Match‘s 9-year anniversary show presents readings by Baratunde Thurston, Kseniya Melnik, Carson Mell, and M.G. Lord. They will be judged by Jason Reitman and Whitney Cummings. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8:35 p.m. at Largo at the Coronet. $30 online.

Zac Locke discusses and signs Beverlywood: Sex, Murder, Existentialism (a Tuesday in Los Angeles): A Novella. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Vienna reads from his parenting book Calm the Fuck Down. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wilde Words #3. Presenting readings of works in the style of Oscar Wilde by Vesta Vaingloria, Courtney King, Heather Noel Aldridge, Joseph Windowstosky, and Clay Kerrigan. Hosted by Vesta Vaingloria. 8 p.m. at The Wilde Thistle.

Wednesday 3/4: Kate Alcott discusses and signs A Touch of Stardust. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Charles Baxter reads from his newest collection of stories There’s Something I Want You to Do. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Melissa Broder, Mira Gonzalez, and Oliver Mol read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 3/5: Elisa Albert discusses and signs After Birth. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Arthur Bradford reads from his collection Turtleface and Beyond: Stories. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 3/6: Lenelle Moïse presents Haiti Glass. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Poets & Writers Magazine celebrates 25 years of being super awesome. Special guests include Gloria Alvarez, Olga Garcia Echeverria, Kate Gale, Dorothy Randall Gray, Peter J. Harris, Cheryl Klein, Richard Modiano, Ruth Nolan, Cati Porter, Ryan Tranquilla, and Terri Wolverton. There will also be an open mic emceed by Mike the Poet. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Poets Sharon Alexander and Carine Topal read from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 3/7: The Blk Grrrl Book Fair combines the worlds of feminism, film, visual arts and literary arts. It is actively anti­racist, anti-colorist, anti­heterosexist, anti­misogynist, anti­ageist and anti-ableist. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cielo.

Kelly Hudson and Dan Klein discuss their book Fuds: A Complete Encyclofoodia From Tickling Shrimp to Not Dying in a Restaurant. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Corners of the Mouth: A Celebration of Thirty Years at the Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival. Readers include Laurel Ann Bogen, Lynne Bronstein, Jeanette M. Clough, Michael C. Ford, Tamara Madison, Harry E. Northup, Holly Prado, Nancy Shiffrin, Gabriel Spera, Lance Lee, E. R. Sanchez, Robert Krut, Marsha de La’o, Phil Taggart, Rachel Kann, Imani Tolliver, Jim Natal, J-son Wooi-Chin, Suzanne Lummis, James Cushing, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, and Patti Sullivan. 6 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Sunday 3/8: Jennifer Banash discusses and signs Silent Alarm. 3 p.m. at Diesel.

CalArts MFA creative writing students Sydney Barile, Anna Cruze, Regine Darius, and Michelle Cohen read from their works. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

SELFISH! is throwing a launch party for their brand new memoir zine with readings from issue one by Becky May, Alex Martin, Molly Kaplan, Christina Wolfgram, and Rachel Hochhauser. 6:30 p.m. at at The Last Bookstore.

Brent Armendinger and Elena Minor read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.


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 →