Notable Los Angeles: 2/13–2/19


Monday 2/13: Stephen Kinzer discusses and signs The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

How to Write Romance: A Special Valentine’s Day Panel. Featuring panelists Laurelin Paige, CD Reiss, and Vanessa Fewings. Moderated by Peter Katz. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 2/14: Verdine White celebrates, discusses and signs Maurice White’s memoir My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Wednesday 2/15: Michael and Sarah Bennett with Emma Forrest discuss and sign F*ck Love: One Shrink’s Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Read to Me! Open Mic Night. Hosted by Jenny Funkmeyer. Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sam Sweet presents All Night Menu Volume Three. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/16: Why There Are Words: Los Angeles Debut!  Featuring readings by Janice Lee, MariNaomi, Melissa Chadburn, Maggie Rowe, and Natashia Deón! 7 p.m. at Peking Tavern. $10 at the door.

Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs The Swap. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Steve Erickson reads from his new novel Shadowbahn. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/17: Lisa Dickey discusses and signs Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lin Benedek celebrates the release of her debut book of poetry, I Was Going to Be a Cowgirl, with Alexis Rhone Fancher and Susan Hayden. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Junot Díaz reads from his work. 8:30 p.m. at REDCAT. $20 GA tickets here (if there are any left).

Saturday 2/18: Amy Ephron, with Laraine Newman, presents and signs The Castle in the Mist. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

Danielle Krysa discusses her book Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk, with Martha Rich. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Christopher Higgs celebrates the release of his new book As I Stand Living. In conversation with Zoë Ruiz and Brian Evenson. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 2/19: Tommy Roe discusses and signs From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown and Places in Between …: The Autobiography of Tommy Roe. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Joanna Hoffman reads from her poetry collection Running for Trap Doors. 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 →