Notable Los Angeles: 4/20–4/26


Monday 4/20: Los Angeles LGBT Center and Book Soup presents Michelangelo Signorile in conversation with Alan Acosta, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, about Signorile’s latest book, It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality. 7:30 p.m. at the Renberg Theatre. More info here.

Tuesday 4/21: THE RwIrGiHtTe READ presents Lois P. Jones, Mandy Kahn, and Brandon Jordon Brown reading from their works. There will also be an open mic. Hosted by Peggy Dobreer. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m., readings start at 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Kimberly McCreight discusses and signs Where They Found Her. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Red Hen Press presents readings by Jim Tilley, Jeffrey Harrison, and Amy Uyematsu, moderated by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Brian Fagan discusses and signs The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 4/22: Les Standiford discusses and signs Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Lee Matthew Goldberg and Adam Novak read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Attica Lock reads from her new novel Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 4/23: Sarah Gerard reads from her debut novel Binary Star, with guest Amina Cain. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Cate Dicharry discusses her debut novel The Fine Art of Fucking Up, together with J. Ryan Stradal. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 4/24: Skylar James presents and signs Shadow of a Doubt. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ryan Gattis and artist Chaz Bojorquez in coversation with Lilliam Rivera from PEN Center USA to discusses All Involved: A Novel. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Release party for the Southern California Review Volume VIII: Remnant. Featuring work from Janet Fitch, Julia Cho, Brighde Mullins, and more. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Amelia Gray reads from her new collection of short stories, Gutshot. With special guests Brad Listi, Steph Cha, and Rosecrans Baldwin. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Jillian Tamaki launches her newest graphic novel Supermutant Magic Academy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 4/25: Trust Talks: A Community Event. This discussion, jointly facilitated by the Downtown Clergy Council, USC’s Cecil Murray Center, and the LAPD Central Division, is one of a series of engagement events where people can share their thoughts and experiences on policing in the community. 10:30 a.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jo Ivester discusses and signs The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Otis College graduate writing students read from their work. 5 p.m. p.m. at Skylight Books.

The winners and honorable mentions of the 5th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest read from their poetry. Hosted by David St. John. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 4/26: Avenue 50 Studios presents Poesia Para La Gente: para la tierra. Featuring poesia en Español y English by Amanda Yates Garcia, Karen Anzoategui, Karineh Mahdessian, Kenji Liu, Lilly Flor, Viviana Franco, Vickie Vertiz, Xitlalic Guijosa-Osuna, and more. There will be an open mic portion of the event as well. 4 p.m. at Milagro Allegro Community Garden.

Terry Wolverton and Poets at Work celebrate National Poetry Month. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Amy Uyematsu reads from her new work, The Yellow Door. With special guest Mong-Lan. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Poesía Féstival celebrates National Poetry Month with Cesar Vallejo from Peru, with Alicia Partnoy, Antonieta Villamil, Emilia Chuquin, and more. Includes an open mic portion of the reading. 6 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free, but donations appreciated.

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 →