Notable Los Angeles: 1/25–1/31


Monday 1/25: John Wilder discusses and signs Nobody Dies in Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

PEN Center USA presents an evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen, signing The Sympathizer and T. Geronimo Johnson, signing Welcome to Braggsville. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Tuesday 1/26: The Women Group monthly reading event. Open to all. 6:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Ian Rankin discusses and signs Even Dogs in the Wild. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Diana Nyad presents and signs Find a Way. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 1/27: Warren Zanes discusses and signs Petty: The Biography. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ioan Grillo discusses and signs Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Thursday 1/28: Matt Marinovich discusses and signs The Winter Girl. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Devin Johnston presents and signs his new poetry book Far-Fetched. Hosted by UCLA Professor Stephen Yenser. 7:30 p.m. at The Hammer Museum.

Homo-Centric monthly LBQTI Reading Series. Hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Unnamed Press presents Bette Adriaanse discusses her debut novel Rus Like Everyone Else, with Gallagher Lawson. This is the 2-year anniversary party for UP, and they’ll be providing some drinks and snacks to help celebrate! 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 1/29: The USC Department of English Reading presents an evening with National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis and Claudia Rankine. 4:30 p.m. at Doheny Memorial Library. RSVP here.

Greg Cope White discusses and signs The Pink Marine. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Greg Jobin-Leeds presents and signs When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rob and Chelsea McFarland discuss and sign their new book Save the Bees with Natural Backyard Hives. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Román Luján, Omar Pimienta, and Carlos Soto Román read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Release party for All The Boys I Never Kissed by Nicolette Daskalakis. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Will Alexander and Anthony Seidman present their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 1/30: Jeremy Geltzer discusses and signs Dirty Words & Filthy Pictures. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jake Gerhardt reads from his young adult novel Me & Miranda Mullaly. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

An Evening with Cahuenga Press poets James Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams, Harry E. Northup, and Holly Prado. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 1/31: Julie Weise discusses and signs Corazon De Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910. 1 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jim Krusoe discusses and signs The Sleep Garden. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Mary Huckstep reads from and signs Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (and other Mind-Altering Substances), Russell Avery signs Losing Ground, and Kita Shantiris signs What Snakes Want. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kalpna Singh-Chitnis presents and reads from her new poetry collection Bare Soul. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.


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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 →