Notable Los Angeles: 4/6–4/12

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Monday 4/6: Robin Rinaldi discusses and signs The Wild Oats Project: One Woman’s Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jon Ronson discusses his book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Take that thing you’ve been working on out for a test drive. Open Mic Night sign-ups begin at 7:45 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 4/7: Melissa Clark discusses and signs Bear Witness. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Aline Ohanesian reads from her debut novel Orphan’s Inheritance. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 4/8: Ryan Gattis reads from his newest novel All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 4/9: Naomi Hirahara discusses and signs Grave on Grand Avenue & Amy Uyematsu reads from The Yellow Door. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Akashic Books presents Nathan Larson reading from his new novel The Immune System, Eliza Factor reading from her new novel Love Maps, and Gina B. Nahai reading from The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 4/10: Biet Thanh Nguyen reads from his debut novel The Sympathizer, together with Francois Chau. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Richard Lange reads from and signs Sweet Nothing. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

The Bicycle Review has a new issue out. Come hear this issue’s contributors: J.R. Schneit, Cassandra Dallett, Justin, Rick Lupert, and Brendan Constantine. Hosted by editor J de Salvo. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 4/11: Amy Spalding reads from her new young adult novel Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys). 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Celebrate evening of poetry from the 5th Annual Beyond Baroque Award recipients. Featuring Suzanne Lummis and Elena Karina Byrne. Hosted by Loyola Marymount University professor, Gail Wronsky. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 4/12: You’re full of poetical words. Read ’em out loud. 7-minute limit. This month’s featured reader is Fernando Castro. Hosted by Jessica Wilson. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.

Erik Tarloff discusses and signs All Our Yesterdays. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.


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 →