Notable Los Angeles: 6/22–6/28


Monday 6/22: Stephen Witt discusses and signs How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 6/23: Victoria Shorr discusses and signs Backlands. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Wednesday 6/24: Nina Ansary discusses and signs The Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Robin Benway discusses and signs Emmy & Oliver. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

PEN Center USA presents the Emerging Voices Meet and Greet for the benefit of interested applicants. The evening will feature readings by Melanie Thorne, Brandon Jordan Brown, Laurie Owyang, and Terrance Flynn, and will be followed by a Q&A for interested applicants. 7 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/25: Lama Surya Das discusses and signs Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Robyn Schneider reads from her new young adult novel Extraordinary Means, with John Corey Whaley. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 6/26: Volossal group event, featuring Jackie A. Castro signing Sex, Fetish and Him, Catherine Gigante-Brown signing The El, Allison Sciulla signing Is Your Boyfriend Really Your Girlfriend?, Joe Bartnick signing a book that won’t be announced until its release date (keeping you all in anticip–), and Justin Harrison signing Confessions of a Fat Player. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jack Baxter discusses his graphic memoir Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 6/27: Launch party for Literature for Life Issue 3. Featuring readings by Michael Jaime-Becerra, Doug Benerofe, Yvonne Estrada, Janet Fitch, Rebecca Gonzales, Joel Jacobsen, Bronwyn Mauldin, Keenan Norris, Conrad Romo, and Elsa Valmidiano. 2 p.m. at 55 W. Manor St., Altadena.

Evie Nagy discusses her 33 1/3 book on Devo’s Freedom of Choice, together with Jake Fogelnest. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 6/28:  Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces Susan S. Rosvall, Randy Maizuss, and Peg Ivy. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

BUSted presents more true tales of getting around LA without a car. Hosted by Scott Schultz. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Amy Gerstler reads from Scattered at Sea, and Sonia Greenfield reads from Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Fellows from Lambda Literary’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices will read from their works in fiction, creative nonfiction, genre fiction, poetry and playwriting. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Join Anna March, Ashley Perez, and Antonia Crane in celebrating Saint Mazie, the latest release from Jami Attenberg. Jami will be reading from the book, and will sit in conversation with Karolina Waclawiak. 6 p.m. at the Ace Hotel.

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 →