Notable Los Angeles: 6/8–6/14


Monday 6/8: Ryan O’Connell discusses and signs I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves in conversation with poet Mira Gonzalez. 7:30 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jane Porter discusses and signs It’s You. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Patrick Sloyan discusses and signs his new book, The Politics of Deception: JFK’s Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights and Cuba. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/9: Laura Nicole Diamond signs her new novel, Shelter Us. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Eric Beetner discusses and signs Rumrunners. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Paolo Bacigalupi discusses and signs The Water Knife. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Katherine Taylor reads from her newest novel Valley Fever, in conversation with Matthew Specktor. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Catie Disabato presents her acclaimed debut novel The Ghost Network. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wilde Words: Pride Edition. Featuring readings by Mitch Kohn, Alex Browning, Brenna Smith, Joseph Windowstosky, and Vesta Vaingloria. 8 p.m. at The Wilde Thistle.

Wednesday 6/10: Annie Barrows discusses and signs The Truth According to Us. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rebecca Dinerstein discusses her debut novel The Sunlit Night, in conversation with Maggie Shipstead. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Brandon Christopher reads and signs Work Is Hell. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 6/11: Peter Davis reads from and signs his new historical fiction novel, Girl of My Dreams. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Claudia Rankine reads in conjunction with William Pope.L: Trinket. 7 p.m. at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Free, but MOCA members get priority.

Jim Shepard discusses and signs The Book of Aron. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Lisa Glatt reads from new novel The Nakeds. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tongue in Groove presents: Brandon Christopher, Job Pirate. 7:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 6/12: Book Soup celebrates its 40th year of business with readings by Frank DeCaro, Beth Lapides, Meredith Maran, and Pam Ward. Rumor is, there will be cake. 7 p.m. at (of course) Book Soup.

Kris Calvin discusses and signs One Murder More. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Audrey Shulman reads from and discusses her new memoir/cookbook, Sitting in Bars with Cake: Lessons & Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Vermin on the Mount LA Featuring readings by Meredith Alling, Jerry Gabriel, Porochista Khakpour, Michal Lemberger, and Kevin Maloney. Hosted by Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at Book Show.

Carol Potter featuring F. Douglas Brown. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 6/13: Alice Carbone discusses and signs The Sex Girl. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nicole Maggi and Kathryn Rose discuss and sign their latest titles, In the Mouth of the Wolf and Avalon Rising. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jennifer Gray Olson presents and signs her new picture book NINJA BUNNY. 5 p.m. The Last Bookstore.

Pen Center USA presents Dirty Laundry Lit: EX. Featuring readings by Melanie Thorne, Douglas Brown, Steph Cha, Victor Vazquez, Tara Ison, Toni Ann Johnson, and Art Currim. With special guests Teka-Lark Fleming and the Blk Grrl Radio Show. Hosted by Jeff Eyres, and curated by Natashia Deón. 7 p.m. at The Virgil. $7 at the door. 21+ event.

Rhapsodomancy presents Julia Ingalls and Amelia Gray. 8 p.m. at Delicious Pizza.

Dada in LALA Land 3: Maintenant 9 Publigation Reading. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 6/14: Soap Box Poets Open Reading. Give that poetry you’ve been working on some fresh air. 7-minute limit. This month’s feature: Raquel Reyes-Lopez. Hosted by Jessica Wilson. Signups begin at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.

Bluebird Reading Series presents a tribute to Eduardo Germán María Hughes Galeano. Featuring readings by Abel Salas, Gloria Enedina Alvarez, Karen Anzoategui, Kenji Liu, Roberto Leni, and Yago S. Cura, plus an open mic. Hosted by Jessica Ceballos. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

The Sumarr Reading Series presents readings Lizi Gilad, Kim Young, Matthew Timmons, and Hannah Gamble. 3 p.m. at The Pop Hop.

Carey Laubenberg and Kari Sherman discuss and sign True Tails from the Dog Park. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Roar Shack Reading Series presents New Chautauqua. Featuring readings by Gay Degani, Wendy Fontaine, Jim Natal, Tara Ison, last month’s Live Write slayer Merissa Nathan Gerson, and featured Live Writer Robin Dunn. 4 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

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 →