Notable Los Angeles: 2/27–3/5


Monday 2/27: Tim Dorsey discusses and signs Clownfish Blues. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

ALOUD presents An Evening with George Saunders. The author discusses his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, in conversation with author Anthony Marra. Featuring a dramatic reading by Phil LaMarr. 7:30 p.m. in the Writer’s Guild Theater. The event is full, but you can try to get in the standby line.

Tuesday 2/28: Greg Proops discusses and signs The Smartest Book in the World. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Michael Tisserand presents and signs Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

April Daniels discusses and signs Dreadnought. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

PEN Center USA and The Author Evening Series presents Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with Henri Cole. Doors at 7 p.m. at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. Tickets are $25 without the book, $43 with, and you can get them HERE.

The Women Group monthly reading. Open to all. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 3/1: Jon Raymond reads from his new novel Freebird. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 3/2: J.J. Gesher and Rachel Harper in conversation with Prospect Park Books publisher Colleen Dunn Bates. 7 p.m. at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse.

Megan Marshall discusses and signs Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

All Lit Up, with Antonia Crane, Chris Morris, Christopher Higgs, and Brian Woodbury. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Friday 3/3: Robin Finn discusses and signs Restless in L.A. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Victor Cass discusses and signs Black Widow Bitches. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Small Town Stories: A Night of Stories with Tara Igoe. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 3/4: Poetry Postcards. Need to voice your concerns over the current social/political climate? Nicelle Davis, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Arminé Iknadossian, Melanie Jeffrey, and Brian Sonia-Wallace are here to help. Postcards, postage, and assistance in sending your postcards to the proper representative are all provided. And, yes, there’s an open mic for this, too. 11 a.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Boca de Oro: Orange County’s Premier Art & Literature Festival. Featuring (among many others) ​Conrad Romo, Cynthia Romanowski, James Blaylock, Marytza Rubio, ​Brandon Kfoury, and many, many others. It all kicks off at 2 p.m. at various venues around Santa Ana.

Sherilyn Fenn presents No Man’s Land. 3 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ramesh Srinivasan discusses his new book Whose Global Village: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World. In conversation with Rigo 23. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 3/5: The debut of the Young Adult Book Club with author Jennifer Brody reading from The 13th Continuum. 1 p.m. at Book Soup.

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

Pete Begler reads from The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Noir at the Bar is back! Featuring Glen Erik Hamilton, Stephen Blackmoore, John Lansing, Nolan Knight, plus the debut of Switchblade magazine with publisher Scotch Rutherford and author Travis Richardson. 8 p.m. at The Mandrake Bar.


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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 →