Notable Los Angeles: 6/15–6/21


Monday 6/15: Shelley Ettinger discusses and signs Vera’s Will. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Matthew Shaffer discusses and signs So You Want to Be a Dancer: Practical Advice and True Stories from a Working Professional. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Boss Fight Books presents Heart-Pounding Panic. Featuring Jon Irwin reading from his book on Super Mario Bros. 2, Ashly and Anthony Burch preview their book on Metal Gear Solid, and Daniel Lisi previews his book on World of Warcraft. Hosted by Gabe Durham, Boss Fight editor and Bible Adventures author. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Vendela Vida reads from her new novel The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 6/16: THE RwIrGiHtTe READ presents LA’s Poet Laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez, CLS Ferguson, and Richard Garcia. Hosted by Peggy Dobreer. 6:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Peter Nichols discusses and signs The Rocks. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jason Matthews discusses and signs Palace of Treason. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite discuss their novel The War of the Encyclopaedists. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 6/17: Matthew Thomas discusses and signs We Are Not Ourselves. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lawrence Levy discusses and signs Second Street Station. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Asali Solomon sit in conversation about their recent debut novels, and the common theme of dissent that runs through them. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Karen Tongston of USC. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jerry Stahl reads from and signs his new book, OG Dad. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 6/18: Robert Rotstein discusses and signs his new legal thriller The Bomb Maker’s Son. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Curbside Splendor Night! Featuring Cyn Vargas, Dasha Kelly, and Chris Terry. 7:30 p.m. at Book Soup.

Anne Flett-Giordano discusses and signs Marry, Kiss, Kill. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mark Haskell Smith discusses his new book Naked at Lunch, together with Jillian Lauren. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Homo-Centric returns! Featuring readings by Christopher Soto, Imani Tolliver, and Alexander Totz. Hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 6/19: Matt Sumell discusses and signs Making Nice. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chris Leslie-Hynan reads from and signs his novel Ride Around Shining. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

James Ellroy and Glynn Martin discuss LAPD ’53. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Leslie Anne McIlroy and Alexis Rhone Fancher read from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 6/20: William Archila and Lory Bedikian present and sign The Gravedigger’s Archaeology and The Book of Lamenting. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Joshua Braff discusses and signs The Daddy Diaries in conversation with Christopher Noxon. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Laura Pritchett reads from her latest novel Red Lightning, and sits in conversation with David Ulin. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 6/21: Happy Father’s Day!

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 →