Notable Los Angeles: 1/30–2/5


Monday 1/30: Hey, when’s the last time you volunteered at 826LA? Today’s a good day to. The kids need you.

Tuesday 1/31: April Smith discusses and signs her new novel Home Sweet Home. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Tony Fletcher discusses and signs In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jeffrey Siger discusses and signs Santorini Caesars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Andy Heyward, creator of Inspector Gadget, signs some of his Gadget books. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Jocelyn Bringas, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Melina Greenport, and Jade A. Waters read from their works in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 2. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Women Group‘s monthly reading. All are welcome. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 2/1: Brunonia Barry discusses and signs The Fifth Petal. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Greyson Bryan presents and signs Big: Crisis. In Conversation with Richard Kletter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Gabriel Hardman and Rus Wooton celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 2/2: Gillian Hadfield discusses and signs Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kevin Wilson discusses and signs The Perfect Little World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Joe Ide presents IQ, and Scott Reardon presents The Prometheus Man. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Susan Sherman discusses her new novel If You Are There, with Natashia Deón. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/3: Shanthi Sekaran discusses and signs Lucky Boy. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Book Soup and Spaceland present An Evening with Peter Hook, in conversation with Moby. 7:30 p.m. at the Regent Theater. Tickets start at $36.50 here.

Darrell Larson and Rob Sullivan present/perform their collaborative work Crazy Underneath the Trees. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/4: Lizbet Simmons discusses her book The Prison School. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Kait Heacock, Tara Jepsen, and Michelle Tea come together to present their works that touch on issues related to feminism, addiction, and family. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Eve Brandstein presents Poetry in Motion. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Advanced tickets $15 on Eventbrite; $20 at the door, $10 students/seniors, members $8.

Sunday 2/5: Leslie Monsour and Georgia Heard discuss and sign The Woman in this Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Drag Queen Story Hour. 3 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

First Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free, but donations accepted.

Michael Lock and Vincent Brook discuss their book Silver Lake Bohemia. 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 →