Notable Los Angeles: 4/17–4/23


Monday 4/17: SEEfest presents Marjorie Perloff discussing and signing Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 4/18: Daniel Suarez discusses and signs Change Agent. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Poet Elizabeth Powell signs Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter, and Angela Palm signs Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere But Here. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Harold Bronson discusses and signs My British Invasion. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Amina Khan presents her new book Adapt: How Humans are Tapping into Nature’s Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Selfish launches Issue Five: Void of Course. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 4/19: How We Survived panel discussion with Mona Simpson and Children Survivors of the Holocaust. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Jo Haldeman reads and signs In the Shadow of the White House. 6:30 at Chevalier’s Books.

Alan Bell discusses and signs Poisoned: How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 4/20: Why There Are Words Los Angeles presents: A Pre-LATFOB Overload Event. Featuring Antonia Crane, Siel Ju, Paula Priamos, Peg Alford Pursell, and Rob Roberge. 7 p.m. at 1614 Wilshire Blvd.

Lisa Dickey reads and discusses her acclaimed new nonfiction work, Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys across a Changing Russia. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Gavin Scott discusses and signs Age of Olympus: Duncan Forrester Mystery 2. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Friday 4/21: Lin Benedek celebrates her debut poetry book, I Was Going to Be a Cowgirl. Joined by Alexis Rhone Fancher and Susan Hayden. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 4/22: It’s LATFOB weekend (or Bookchella, if you prefer). Did you know Los Angeles has a light rail system? Take the Metro Expo Line to USC and spend the day among your people. Starts at 10 a.m.

Bonnie Bolling and Christopher Buckley read new works. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Josh Emmons launches his new story collection, A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 4/23: LATFOB, Day 2.

Mike Sonksen hosts 4 Generations on a Stage. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Seth Matlins and Eve Epstein discuss and sign The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Peg Alford Pursell in conversation with Marisa Silver, about Pursell’s new book Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.


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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 →