Notable Los Angeles: 1/16–1/22


Monday 1/16: It’s MLK Day. Take some time today to read one of those fancy new books you bought.

Tuesday 1/17: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs his new thriller The Nowhere Man. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

David Lida discusses and signs One Life, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Carole Bayer Sager discusses and signs They’re Playing Our Song. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The Rise of Sequential Art with La Luz de Jesus director (and Pod Sequentialism host) Matt Kennedy. The discussion will touch on comics, graphic novels, and sequential art. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 1/18: Richard Sandler with Jonathan Ames discuss and sign The Eyes of the City. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Suzanne O’Sullivan discusses and signs Is It All In Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Read to Me! Open mic night hosted by Jenny Funkmeyer. Five minute limit. There will be cookies after. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

June Dixon presents and signs The Very English Lady. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Roxane Gay reads from her new novel Difficult Women. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 1/19: Emily McDowell discusses and signs There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ottessa Moshfegh discusses her new short story collection Homesick for Another World, with Kristine McKenna. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 1/20: King Con: Inauguration Day Open Reading. Hosted by S.A. Griffin. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Michael Eric Dyson discusses and signs Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tami Roman discusses her new book Mistress 101 with co-author Wendi J. Turner. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 1/21: Jacob Schwartz and Alexis Sedacca present and sign Finding Thurston. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Shades & Shadows 19! Featuring readings by Maria Alexander, Seanan McGuire, Martin Pousson, Cody Goodfellow, John Palisano, and Lisa Morton. Hosted by Xach Fromson (yup, me!) and Lauren Candia. 7:30 p.m. at The Mystic Museum. $10 online or at the door.

Jay Murphy presents The Artaud Effect. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 1/22: Joshua Mohr discusses his new memoir Sirens, with Karolina Waclawiak. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.


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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 →