Notable Los Angeles: 7/13–7/19


Monday 7/13: Bridget Foley discusses and signs Hugo & Rose. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Robert Kurson discusses and signs Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 7/14: Andrew Meredith discusses and signs The Removers. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christopher Zeischegg, aka Danny Wylde, presents and signs The Wolves That Live in Skin and Space. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Christian Kracht reads from his new book, Imperium. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wilde Words #7, featuring readings by Clay Kerrigan, Caity Wallace, Brennan Holness, Courtney King, Puppet, Vesta Vaingloria, and Jahcobie Cosom. 8 p.m. at The Wilde Thistle.

Wednesday 7/15: Leila Howland discusses and signs The Forget-Me-Not Summer. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tao Lin and Mira Gonzalez discuss their new book Selected Tweets. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Pen Center USA presents Genderqueer and Other Gender Identities. This reading and discussion features Buck Angel, Sarah Burghauser, Jenny Factor, Jiz Lee, and Dave Naz. 7:30 p.m. at Lace. All ages, but this is adult content.

Thursday 7/16: We have a new litmag in town! The Angel City Review is having the release party for Issue One! Featuring readings by F. Douglas Brown, Keith Niles, A.R. Castellanos, Thea Manalang, and Teresa Córdova. 7 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Phoef Sutton in conversation with Lee Goldberg to discuss and sign Crush. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Joshua Mohr discusses his novel All This Life, together with Tod Goldberg (it’s a Goldberg-off! Who will draw the bigger crowd?). 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Homo-Centric presents: Flying Through Glass. Featuring readings by Daniel Foster, Jason Jenn, Anthony Moses Sanches, and Todd Swindell. Hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Beyond Baroque presents Wide Awake. Poets Suzanne Lummis, Luis J. Rodriguez, Kim Dower, and Jamie Fitzgerald read from their works. 8 p.m. at the Hotel Erwin. $10/members free.

Friday 7/17: Matt Coyle signs Night Tremors, and David Putnam signs The Disposables. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Josh Kun discusses his book To Live and Dine in L.A., together with Roy Choi. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Todd Swindell will read along with Michael C. Ford from selected poems of Harold Norse. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 7/18: Cyrus Copeland discusses and signs Off the Radar: A Father’s Secret, a Mother’s Heroism, and a Son’s Quest. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Andi Teran reads from her debut novel Ana of California. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Patrick O’Neil‘s Gun Needle Spoon book tour returns to Los Angeles. Featuring a night of readings and discussion with Craig Clevenger, Wendy C. Ortiz, Rob Roberge, Joshua Mohr, and Patrick O’Neil himself. 7 p.m. at Book Show.

Shades & Shadows 11! Featuring dark and creepy readings designed to chill your spine and give you goosebumps by Kate Maruyama, The Winner Twins, Gallagher Lawson, Gary Phillips, John Palisano, and Nicole Sconiers. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. at MiMoDa Studio. $10 online or at the door.

The Lit Show’s 10th annual celebration of song and literature, featuring Diva Deluxe and Brad Kay, who will perform songs based on words by Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Hafitz, Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Dorothy Parker. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Special admission $15.

Sunday 7/19: Mike “The Poet” Sonksen hosts Three Generations on a Stage. Featuring A.K. Toney, Monique Mitchell, Joe Gardiner, Armond Kinard, and more. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Suggested donation $5.

Corey Taylor and Randall “Randy” Blythe present and sign their latest books, You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days: A Memoir. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

M. Beth Bloom discusses and signs Don’t Ever Change. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Karolina Waclawiak discusses her new novel The Invaders, together with Antonia Crane. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

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 →