Notable Los Angeles: 6/29–7/5


Monday 6/29: Alexandra Petri discusses and signs A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jay Rubin discusses and signs The Sun Gods. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/30: Join the Los Angeles Public Library in celebrating pride month with readings by Los Angeles area writers, artists and activists Veronica Reyes, Kyle Sawyer, Melissa Chadburn, and Seth Fischer. 6 p.m. at the Arroyo Seco Branch Library.

The Women Group’s monthly poetry reading. 6:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Alliance Francaise de Pasadena presents Carolyn Campbell, George Stoll, and Lea Endres discussing and signing City Secrets Paris: The Essential Insider’s Guide. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jason Squire Fluck reads from his debut novel Jon Fixx. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 7/1: Charles Kaiser discusses and signs The Cost of Courage. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Thursday 7/2: When was the last time you volunteered for 826LA? That long, huh? You should fix that.

Friday 7/3: Johanna DeBiase presents and signs Mama & the Hungry Hole, with Linda Michel-Cassidy. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Caroline Zancan discusses and signs Local Girls. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Johanna Debiase, Linda Michel-Cassidy, and Carolyn Martone will be reading from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 7/4: Happy Independence Day! Did you know that AAA California offers a FREE Tipsy Tow service for up to seven miles? You don’t even have to be a AAA member. Just call 1-800-400-4222. Celebrate responsibly.

The Magna Carta at 800: The Birth of Liberty. Featuring Jill Fenimore, April Halprin Wayland, and more, this multimedia event features a mixture of reading, singing, and visual displays of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the March on Washington. Hosted by Ross Altman. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $4.

Sunday 7/5: First Sunday Open Reading. This month’s feature: Joshua Heburn. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Five-minute limit. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Suggested donation $5.

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 →