Notable Los Angeles: 11/14–11/20


Monday 11/14: Donna Kaz discusses and signs Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jilly Gagnon engages with an interactive reading of Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tobias Carroll reads from Reel, and Margaret Wappler reads from Neon Green. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Tuesday 11/15: Red Hen Press Night of Poetry, featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Amy Uyematsu, and Charles Harper Webb. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Phoef Sutton discusses and signs Heart Attack & Vine. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The RwIrGiHtTe Read. Hosted by Peggy Dobreer. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Crime Writers Panel with Michael Connelly, Ben Winters, Gary Phillips, and Sara Gran. Moderated by Patrick Millikin. This event will also feature a signing of The Highway Kind. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Meredith Alling reads from her debut collection of stories Sing the Song, with Siel Ju. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 11/16: Author Peter Clothier and Editor Norman Buckley discuss and sign Davyd Whaley Monograph. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Amanda Hendrix discusses and signs Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Les Klinger discusses and signs Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, with contributors Cory Doctorow, Gary Phillips, and Anne Perry. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Johnny Marr launches his autobiography Set the Boy Free, in conversation with Jason Bentley. 7:30 p.m. at the Vista Theater. Presented by Skylight Books. $35 tickets available here.

Kevin Smokler presents Brat Pack America. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 11/17: Kenny Aronoff discusses and signs Sex Drums Rock N Roll!: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Molly Schiot presents and signs Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Friday 11/18: Dr. Bruce Hillman discusses and signs A Plague on All Our Houses. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Bryan Allen Fierro in conversation with Emmy Pérez, discussing Fierro’s Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul and Pérez’s With the River on Our Face, as well as their writing process and more. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Norman Klein and Margo Bistis present The Imaginary 20th Century. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Poetry of the Spanish Civil War 2. Featuring poets including Muriel Rukyeser, Langston Hughes, García Lorca, Miguel Hernández, Cesaire Vallejo, and Jorge Guillén. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 11/19: Leah Kaminsky, with Judith Simon Prager, discusses and signs The Waiting Room. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

Frank Alvarez, L. A. Johnson, Callie Siskel, Carol Muske-Dukes, Daniel Tiffany, and Ethan Kuperberg come together to read from Four Reincarnations, the poetry collection posthumously published by Max Ritvo. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Alexandra Monir presents and signs The Girl in the Picture. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 11/20: Linda Dembo presents and signs Meet Mardi, Maria Alexander presents and signs Snowed, Lee Hanson presents and signs Extraordinary Miracles for an Ordinary Family, Elan Carson presents and signs The Millennial Mentality: More Than Memes, Cats & Mishaps, and Niki Elliot presents and signs I Feel Your Pain. It all starts at 12 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Unnamed Press celebrates the release of Nineveh by by Henrietta Rose-Innes and In Plain View by Julie Shigekuni. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Laurie Stone reads from My Life as an Animal, Stories. 8 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 →