Notable Los Angeles: 4/24–4/30

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Monday 4/24: Jeff Guinn discusses and signs The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 4/25: Ed Rucker discusses and signs his thriller The Inevitable Witness. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

John Waters signs Make Trouble. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi present and sign their latest titles Walkaway and The Collapsing Empire. They will be joined by Amber Benson. Tickets are a hair under $30 and are available here. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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

Wednesday 4/26: Ron Currie discusses and signs The One-Eyed Man. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Patrick O’Neil signs Stories & Surprises. Diane Sherlock signs Wrestling Alligators. Thea Constantine signs her debut novel, Stumpton. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Megan Miranda discusses and signs The Perfect Stranger. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The poets from the new anthology, Angle of Reflection, read from their works. Poets include Marjorie Becker, Jeanette Clough, Dina Hardy, Paul Lieber, Sarah Maclay, Holaday Mason, Jim Natal, Jan Wesley, Brenda Yates, and Mariano Zaro. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Kristen Radtke discusses her new graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This with Jordan Crane. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 4/27: Elizabeth Silver, with Emily Rapp, discusses and signs The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Laura Sook Duncombe presents and signs Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta read their new graphic novel Soupy Leaves Home. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 4/28: The Last Book Review hosted by Ever Mainard brings together storytelling and a book review. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ambika Talwar launches her new book My Greece: Mirrors & Metamorphoses. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 4/29: It’s Independent Bookstore Day! Head to any of LA’s 20+ registered events (and probably some that aren’t on the official list) and support your local indie bookstores.

Kelly Osbourne discusses and signs her new book, There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters from a Badass Bitch. In conversation with Kelly Cutrone. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

Liza Palmer discusses and signs The F Word. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

An evening remembering the LA Riots, twenty-five years later. Hosted by Tanya Ko Hong and Julayne Lee. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

1913 Press presents Andrew Wessels signing A Turkish Dictionary, Diana Arterian signing Playing Monster :: Seiche, and Laura Vena signing x/she: stardraped. 4 p.m. at Wolfe & Crane Bar.

Skylight Books, Glendale Arts, and the Alex Theatre present Senator Elizabeth Warren discussing her new book, This Fight Is Our Fight. Tickets are $35 + fees, available here. 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theater. Note: The 4 p.m.. event is sold out.

Sunday 4/30: ResisterhoodLA Book Drive and Picnic. A BYOB picnic where you can bring “new or gently used (no older than five years) books that feature people of color, LGBTQ themes, and strong stories for women and girls.” All books will be donated to Access Books. 11 a.m. at Barnsdall Art Park.

Poetry Post Cards. The first one was so successful, they’re doing it again. Come write post cards to your representatives. All materials and assistance provided. 1 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Melina Sempill Watts discusses and signs Tree. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Jim McDermott reads from and signs Bitter Is the Wind. 5 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Writers At Work 20th Anniversary Reading. 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_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →