Notable Los Angeles: 5/25–5/31


Monday 5/25: Happy Memorial Day. Everything is closed. Y’know, because it’s a holiday.

Tuesday 5/26: Anastasia Higginbotham with Ben Karlin, Abraham Higginbotham, Peter Paige, and Michaela Watkins present Divorce Is the Worst (Ordinary Terrible Things). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Laina Villeneuve discusses and signs The Right Thing Easy. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The Women Group return for their monthly reading. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 5/27: Audrey Shulman presents and signs Sitting in Bars with Cake: Lessons and Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

James Ellroy reads from and signs his latest book, LAPD ’53. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Greg Proops discusses his book The Smartest Book in the World. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/28: Tom Stern discusses and signs Sutterfeld, You Are Not a Hero. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Friday 5/29: Mo Piquette, Ariana Basco, and Professor Hiram Sims present readings and performances tied to Mo’s new book, Born to Waltz. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 5/30: Song of Ourselves: Walt Whitman and the Birth of American Poetry. A reading of his works. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 5/31: Corie Skolnick discusses and signs her new novel, America’s Most Eligible. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein present and sign Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces David Inglish, Ona Russell, and Jason Squire Fluck. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tongue & Groove features the Beyond Baroque book, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, with Gerald Locklin, Laurel Ann Bogen, Douglas Kearney, Elena Karina Byrne, and Jawanza Dumisani. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7.

Book release party for Sherman Pearl’s new book, Elegy For Myself. Featuring the musical accompaniment of Bernie Pearl and Mike Barry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

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 →