Notable Los Angeles: 5/4–5/10


Monday 5/4: Marian Lindberg presents and signs The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family’s Hidden Past in Brazil. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Speakeasy/Open Mic Night is your chance to give that thing you’ve been working on a read in front of a live and supportive audience. Sign-ups start at 7:45 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 5/5: Matthew Pearl discusses and signs The Last Bookaneer. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Allan MacDonell reads from and signs Punk Elegies. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Brian DeLeeuw reads from his newest novel The Dismantling. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 5/6: Jennifer Edwards presents and signs When Angels Cry. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Anne Fadiman presents Marina Keegan’s book The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Catie Disabato reads from her debut novel The Ghost Network. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/7: Richard Lewis presents and signs Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Friday 5/8: Leon Logothesis presents and signs The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Juliana Romano reads from her debut novel, First There Was Forever. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Italian poet Mario Moroni performs his poetry in three different styles, with musical accompaniment. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 5/9: Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond publication reading. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

UC Irvine MFA students Nicholas Reiner, Lynn Wang, Jill Kato, and Jennifer Milton read from their work. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Yolanda Alaniz, Karla Alegria, Christine Browning, Yuisa Gimeno, Moisés Montoya, Lillian Thompson, Noel Perez, and Nellie Wong read from their works in Talking Back: Voices of Color. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 5/10: Mother Knows Best, featuring Sarah Tomlinson, Katey Sagal, Jillian Lauren, Claire Bidwell Smith, and Natashia Deon. 12:30 p.m. at Book Soup.

Soap Box Poets open reading is an open mic opportunity for poets, featuring Fernando Castro. Hosted by Jessica Wilson. 2 p.m. in the Mike Kelley Gallery at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.

Thane Rosenbaum discusses and signs How Sweet It Is. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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 →