Notable Los Angeles: 1/11–1/17

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Monday 1/11: Kelsey Miller discusses and signs Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jack Grisham and Patrick O’Neil present and sign A Principle of Recovery and Gun, Needle, Spoon. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/12: Ryan Britt discusses and signs Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jennifer Kincheloe signs The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, James W. Ziskin signs Stone Cold Dead, and Terry Shames signs The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Paper & Champagne: Wilde Words’ 1st Anniversary! Featuring readings by: Claire Agincourt, Joseph Windowstosky, Giorgio Selvaggio, Brennan Holness, Emma Kemp, Adriana Widdoes, and hosted by Vesta Vaingloria. Readings begin at 8 p.m. at The Wilde Thistle.

Wednesday 1/13: A crime fiction conversation with Seventh Street Books authors Jennifer Kincheloe, Terry Shames, James Ziskin, Robert Rotstein, and Lynne Raimondo. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sam Lansky discusses and signs The Gilded Razor: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 1/14: Dawn Anahid MacKeen discusses and signs The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Translator Jessica Powell discusses and signs Antonio Benitez Rojo’s Woman in Battle Dress. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Friday 1/15: Clancy Martin with Mark Sarvas discusses and signs Bad Sex. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ruth Wariner discusses and signs The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The Last Book Review. Featuring Drennon Davis, Danielle Koenig, Jak Knight, Andrew Solmssen, Brianna Murphy, and Nick Paul. Hosted by Cailtlin Bergh and Ever Mainard. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 1/16: A Rr(r)ose in a Prose. This literary salon features readings by Nina Tarr, Keayva Mitchell, Michelle Carr, Matt Dwyer, Teka Lark, and Mandy Kahn. Hosted by DM Collins. 2 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Howard Jay Smith discusses and signs Beethoven in Love; Opus 139. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Salina Yoon discusses and signs Be A Friend. 6 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The Killing Jar release party! Jennifer Bosworth will be here reading from and signing copies of her new book. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Poets Feed the People. A poetry show fundraiser for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. The World Stage and The Community Literature Initiative present an evening of poetry to raise money and awareness for LA’s hungry. Performers include Jaha Zainabu, V. Kali, Akoldpiece, and Hiram Sims. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20 admission (which provides 140 meals).

Shades & Shadows 14! LA’s dark fiction reading series presents readings by David Gerrold, Elise Forier Edie, Stephanie Diaz, Sherri L. Smith, Xach Fromson (yo!), and Joshua Scher. Hosted by Lauren Candia and Xach Fromson (yup!). Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. at MiMoDa Studio. $10 online or at the door.

Sunday 1/17: Darryl Holter and William Deverell discusses and signs Woody Guthrie LA: 1937–1941. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Voices in the Well: I Believe in Magic. R. Merlin and friends invite you on a “merry & mystical romp through magical lore via storytelling, poetry, music and other enchantments.” 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

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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 →