Notable Los Angeles: 1/9–1/15


We’re back! It’s 2017! We’re living in the future, which is cool and all, but books are still awesome. Let’s go get some new ones this week.

Monday 1/9: Cynthia Garrett discusses and signs Prodigal Daughter: A Journey Home to Identity. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 1/10: Douglas Preston reads from his new book, The Lost City of the Monkey God. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church. Presented by Vroman’s Bookstore. $30 tickets available here.

Maggie Rowe reads from and discusses her new book, Sin Bravely. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Wednesday 1/11: Janie Chang and Shilpi Somaya Gowda present and sign Dragon Springs Road and The Golden Son. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Thursday 1/12: Lindsey Lee Johnson discusses and signs The Most Dangerous Place on Earth. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tippi Hedren discusses and signs Tippi: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

All Lit Up. Featuring readings by Gwen Banta, Marnie Goodfriend, and Brandon Jordan Brown. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Alan Sepinwall discusses his book TV: The Book, with Jon Hamm. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 1/13: Jamie Lee discusses and signs Weddiculous. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chris Bohjalian discusses and signs The Sleepwalker. 7: p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

DUM DUM Zine and Beating Lights present Vox & Voices 2017 Kickoff. Featuring readings by Nanor Abkarian, George Ducker, and Michelle Tea. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

The Pacific Coast Poetry Series celebrates the launch of its first individual collection and winner of the $2,000 Pacific Coast Poetry Series Prize: Nance Van Winckel’s Our Foreigner. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 1/14: Michael Goorjian discusses and signs What Lies Beyond the Stars. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Joe Ide discusses and signs IQ. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Diane Lefer, Natasha Sajé, and Elizabeth Iannaci read from new and recent work. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 1/15: Writers Resist. 1 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Michael Paul Gonzalez, Maria Alexander, Lisa Morton, John Palisano, and Matt Wallace join forces for a mega signing event for Dread State: An Anthology of Political Horror Stories, Snowed, All That Withers, and Rencor: Life in Grudge City. 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Susan Sherman discusses and signs her new novel If You Are There. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Franz Nicolay discusses and signs Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.


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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 →