Notable Los Angeles: 2/6–2/12


Monday 2/6: Len Vlahos presents Life in a Fishbowl and Leah Thomas presents Nowhere Near You. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Greg Palast discusses and signs The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 2/7: Greyson Bryan discusses and signs Big: Beginnings. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

S. Jae-Jones with Marie Lu & Roshani Chokshi discusses and signs Wintersong. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Janet B. Fattel and Joyce Gittlin (together, they make up the pen name J. J. Gesher) present their new book, A Narrow Bridge. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from his new collection of short stories The Refugees. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/8: Stephanie Garber with Jessica Cluess discusses and signs Caraval. 6 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Maggie Rowe discusses and signs Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Joel Whitney discusses his new book Finks. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/9: Elan Mastai discusses and signs All Our Wrong Todays. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

All Lit Up presents readings by Jackie Bang, Eve Wood, Christian Geo, Samantha Dunn, and Celia Chavez. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Carrie Arcos reads from her young adult novel Crazy Messy Beautiful. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/10: Jennifer Caloyeras is hosting a one-day intensive workshop on Revision Strategies. Everything from line edits to querying agents. 12 p.m. at Camera Obscura Art Lab. $10 admission here.

Sarah Schulman discusses and signs Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Al Satterwhite and Laila Nabulsi present The Cozumel Diary – Hunter Thompson in Mexico. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Kevin Opstedal and Julien Poirier read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/11: Carolynn Carreño signs Bowls of Plenty. 10:30 a.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Stephen Provost signs Memortality, Matt Wallace signs Idle Ingredients: A Sin du Jour Affair, and Vanta Black signs Oubliette. 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

MG Hennessey, Kristin Clark, and Brie Spangler have a conversation about trans characters in kids literature. They will also present and sign their latest titles The Other Boy, Jess, Chunk & the Road Trip to Infinity, and Beast. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

UC Riverside students Tom Lutz, Charmaine Craig, Katie Ford, Bernardita Garcia, Ashanti Anderson, Alicia Mosely, Lorelei Baughman, and Emily Margaret Wells read from their works. They will be joined by faculty member Robin Russin. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Readings and Revelry! Celebrate the release of Laura Lee Bahr’s new collection Angel Meat. She will be joined by Francesca Lia Block, John Skipp, and Andrew J. Stone. 8 p.m. at Book Show.

Staged reading of “L.A. Woman – The Confession” by Richard Setlowe. Featuring Robin Ray Eller. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 2/12: Roar Shack presents Don’t Forget. Featuring Jamie Asaye Fitzgerald, Joshua Wolf Shenk, Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Nina Rota, and Debbie Graber. Plus a new Live-Write competition! Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

Lisa Lucia Arden presents and signs Our Need to Give to the World, Meaghan Elizabeth Worthey presents and signs Affirmations of the Soul: Recovery is About Uncovering the Real You, and Michael Lindsay presents and signs America’s First Robot President: President Rob. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mark Sundeen discusses his book The Unsettlers. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Enemy in the Garden: Anti-Semitism in America, Fact or Fiction? Harriet Pike will take on the fiction part, and Rick Eaton from the Simon Wiesenthal Center tackles the fact. 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 →