Notable Los Angeles: 4/10–4/16


Monday 4/10: When’s the last time you volunteered at 826LA? Today’s a good day to. Unless you haven’t done your taxes, in which case… do that.

Tuesday 4/11: Paula Priamos discusses and signs Inside V. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rosalyn Eves, with Jessica Cluess, discusses and signs Blood Rose Rebellion. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Scot Sothern reads from his novel BigCity. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 4/12: David Samuel Levinson discusses and signs Tell Me How This Ends Well. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Steve Sylvester, Mary Mallory, and Donovan Brandt discuss their new work Hollywood at Play. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Hope Larson discusses and signs Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside (Rebirth). 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jesse Johnson reads from his debut novel Yearbook. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 4/13: Brendan Constantine hosts a Poetry of Conscience workshop. For info and to RSVP email brendanworkshops [at] gmail [dot] com. 6 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Anastasia Higginbotham presents and signs Tell Me about Sex, Grandma. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Annabelle Gurwitch launches her new collection of essays Wherever You Go, There They Are, with Jonathan Gold. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 4/14: An evening of poetry and art created by the students of Willard Elementary. 6 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Vermin on the Mount presents readings by Natashia Deón, Meg Howrey, Jarett Kobek, Tiffany Scandal, and Bridget Quinn. Hosted by Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at Book Show.

Writers Blaise Hemingway and Jesse Reffsin, and illustrators Chris Sasaki and Jeff Turley present and sign the new collection of poems and stories, Ghost. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Beat and Beyond I presents the works of Lew Welch and Lenore Kandel, lovers and poets, performed by Michael Harris and Luivette Resto. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 4/15: Red Hen Press event featuring Elizabeth Powell, Siel Ju, and Angela Palm. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

NextWords presents the annual reading by CalArts students. Featuring Erik Alessandro Mondrian, Leann Lo, Jesse Garrett VanDenKooy, and Chelsea Dright. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Beat and Beyond II presents Steve Abee reading Kerouac’s Jazz of the Beat Generation, followed by Robert Branaman presenting a screening of Neal Cassady: The Denver Years and a discussion on the Wichita Vortex. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 4/16: Beyond Words: Beauty and Resistance. Hosted by Luivette Resto. 4:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Alexander Borinsky reads from his new play In Brief Chronicle (Books 6–8), and Aleshea Harris reads from her new play Is God Is. 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 →