Notable Los Angeles: 3/13–3/19


Monday 3/13: Ryan Ruby, with Natasha Vargas-Cooper, discusses and signs The Zero and the One. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chen Chen reading and signing When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Write Club 61: Old School. Featuring Kevin Crowley, Andrea Schell, Jonathon, Joe Lavelle, Lauren Kincheloe, and Serita Robinson. Hosted by Justin Welborn and Paula Killen. Doors 6:30 p.m./show 7 p.m. at the Bootleg Theater.

Tuesday 3/14: Benjamin Alire Saenz discusses and signs The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Felicia Sullivan discusses and signs Follow Me into the Dark. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kayla Cagan presents her debut novel Piper Perish. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Timothy O’Leary presents his new book, Dick Cheney Shot Me in the Face: And Other Tales of Men in Pain. In conversation with Auggie Smith. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Patty Yumi Cottrell discusses her new book Sorry to Disrupt the Peace with Amina Cain. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Let the Boy Howl. Reading by Noelle Proffit and Nikolas Escudero. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 3/15: Beware, and all that, yeah?

Barry Friedman presents and signs Unwarranted, in conversation with Matt Johnson. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Read to Me! Open Mic Night hosted by Jenny Funkmeyer. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Daniel Magariel discusses and signs One of the Boys. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rod Pyle discusses and signs Amazing Stories of the Space Age: True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kaya Press presents Kazim Ali, Hari Alluri, and special guest Abeer Y. Hoque. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 3/16: Lauren Fern Watt discusses and signs Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Norman Ohler, in conversation with Russell Ferguson, discusses and signs Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Christina Baker Kline presents and signs A Piece of the World. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Meg Howrey reads from her novel The Wanderers with Charles Yu. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 3/17: Meredith Maran in conversation with Susan Orlean, discusses and signs The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christina Baker Kline discusses and signs A Piece of the World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tyler Knight reads and signs Burn My Shadow. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Saturday 3/18: Tom Merritt discusses and signs Pilot X. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ben Blatt discusses his book Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The UC Irvine MFA Reading Series presents readings by poets Michael Gould and Samantha Richardson, and fiction writers Julie Schulte and Gareth Seigel. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Shades & Shadows 20! Featuring Michelle Tea, Jennifer Brody, Mike Robinson, Forrest Leo, David G. Boyd, +1 more TBA. Hosted by Lauren Candia and Xach Fromson (hi, mom!). Doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Mystic Museum. $10 tickets available here.

Married to the Word: Alison Turner and Lou Mathews. Presented by Suzanne Lummis. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Sunday 3/19: Ron Fassler discusses and signs Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Joan Juliet Buck discusses and signs The Price of Illusion: A Memoir. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Garth Nix presents and signs Frogkisser! 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Audrey Coulthurst presents Of Fire and Stars, and Mary McCoy launches her new book, Camp So-And-So. 4:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Deepak Unnikrishnan reads from his debut novel Temporary People. 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 →