Notable Los Angeles: 1/23–1/29


Tuesday 1/24: Brad Schreiber reads from and signs Revolution’s End. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

The Atlantic‘s James Hamblin presents his new book If Our Bodies Could Talk, joined in conversation with illustrator Hallie Bateman. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 1/26: Manjula Martin discusses her book Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living with Julia Fierro, Susan Orlean, Kima Jones, and Harmony Holiday. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

An Evening of Toxic Masculinity with Ryan Sandoval, featuring excerpts from his new novel The D.A.D.D.Y. Complex, arm wrestling, manly cookies, and more ways to poke fun at the absurdity of masculinity. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 1/27: The 2017 UCLA Poetry Team: Flower Mouth Poetry reads from their poetry, before they take it to a poetry slam in Chicago. Featuring Nora Cooper, DJ Woullard, Rhiannon McGavin, Hayley Downs, Tamia Romo, and their coach Rudy Francisco. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Los Angeles participants in The Tupelo Press 30/30 Project read from their poetry. With Lois Jones, Adele Slaughter, Dan Murphy, Chris Emerson, Claire Acerno, Colleen Harris Keith, Nina Clements, and Catherine Abbey Hodges. Hosted by Kirsten Miles. Special admission: $5. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Saturday 1/28: Her, Infinite. Featuring the poetry of Sawnie Morris and Elena Karina Byrne. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 1/29: BUSted!!! True stories of getting around Los Angeles told by people who don’t drive. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Modern Hiker founder Casey Schreiner presents and signs his new book, Day Hiking: Los Angeles. He will be joined in conversation with Alissa Walker. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.


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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 →