Notable Los Angeles: 6/1–6/7


Monday 6/1: Bruce McCulloch discusses his new memoir, Let’s Start a Riot. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

It’s the first Monday of the month, which means you get to take the mic and share that thing you’ve been working on! It’s the Speakeasy/Open Mic! Sign-ups start at 7:45 p.m., readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/2: Michal Lemberger presents and signs After Abel and Other Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Victoria Shorr discusses and signs Backlands. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ryan O’Connell reads from and signs I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. He will be in conversation with Kyle Buchanan. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Aleksandar Hemon reads from his new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 6/3: Anna North, with Maggie Shipstead, discusses and signs The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mark Haskell Smith in conversation with David Ulin to discuss and sign Naked At Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Robin McLean reads from her debut story collection, Reptile House. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/4: Ben Loory, Isabel Quintero, and Mary Wonorov read from their works, also featuring an open mic portion for poetry. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Bookstore.

Lea Black presents and signs Red Carpets & White Lies. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dolen Perkins-Valedez reading from and signing her new novel, Balm. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Lou Ureneck discusses and signs The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mick Ebeling discusses and signs Not Impossible. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Karl Taro Greenfeld reads from his new novel, The Subprimes. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Linda Lerner and S.A. Griffin read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 6/5: Robert Guffey presents and signs Chameleo. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Asymmetrical Press, The Minimalists, and Exile Lifestyle present: WordTasting Tour 2015. From minimalism and travel to storytelling and humor, this tour provides a taste of something for everyone. Featuring Colin Wright, Josh Wagner, Shawn Mihalik, Joshua Millburn, and Ryan Nicodemus plus former Bitterrooter and violinist/songwriter Skye Steele. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Enter>text: Clearing. Featuring Karen Adelman, Brent Armendinger, Marcus Civin, Veronique d’Entremont, Nik Gelormino, Mark Gerard, Emma Zakes Green, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Elisabeth Houston, Joseph Mosconi, Ani Raya-Flores, Ana Reyes, Erin Schneider, Tom Trudgeon, Santi Vernetti, and Emerson Whitney. Directed by Henry Hoke and Marco Franco Di Domenico, in collaboration with Saehee Cho and Sam Bloch. 8 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Saturday 6/6: Fierce Reads presents Emmy Laybourne, Anna Banks, Jennifer Mathieu, and Courtney Alameda. 2 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. There will be pizza. And a photo booth. RSVP on their website.

John Palisano signs his novel, Dust of the Dead. 2:00 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Patrick O’Neil with Jim Brown discusses and signs Gun, Needle, Spoon. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ricardo Quinones is joined by Lisa Robbins and Joshua Rosett for a presentation of his poetry. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Colin Winnette reads from his new novel Haints Stay, together with Karolina Waclawiak. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 6/7: The Sumarr Reading Series is back! Featuring Anthony Abboreno, Amy Silverberg, Chris Muniz, and Douglas Kearney. 3 p.m. at Pop-Hop Books.

Christina McDowell presents and signs After Perfect: A Daughter’s Memoir. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

First Sunday Open Reading. This month’s featured reader is Lisa Montagne. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 p.m. Five minute limit. 5 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 →