Notable Los Angeles: 4/3–4/9

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Monday 4/3: Brooks Arthur Wachtel discusses and signs Lady Sherlock: Circle of the Smiling Dead. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 4/4: Bradley Spinelli with Robert Anasi discusses and signs The Painted Gun. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jenny Nordbak discusses her book The Scarlett Letters. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 4/5: Stephen Foreman discusses and signs Journey: A Western. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lilliam Rivera with Cecil Castellucci discusses and signs The Education of Margot Sanchez. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Performance artist legend and writer Penny Arcade presents her new book, Bad Reputation, in conversation with writer-performer Dudley Saunders. Moderated by Heather Woodbury. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

John Joseph presents the second edition of his autobiography, The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Siel Ju reads from her debut novel Cake Time, with guests Jim Ruland, Victoria Patterson, and Janice Lee. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 4/6: Romalyn Tilghman discusses and signs To the Stars Through Difficulties. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

All Lit Up presents Johnette Napolitano, out with a book Rough Mix. Joined in conversation by David Kendrick. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Elana K. Arnold launches her latest novel, What Girls Are Made Of, joined in conversation by Brandy Colbert. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jonathan Lethem discusses his book More Alive and Less Lonely, with Jarett Kobek. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Book Soup Presents an Evening with Bassem Youssef, reading from his new book Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring. 8 p.m. at Freud Playhouse at UCLA. $38 ticket+book combo available here.

Friday 4/7: Mason’s Noise Parlour. Hosted by Mason Summit. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 4/8: Lisa See presents and signs Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. 3 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Brian Jabas Smith discusses and signs Spent Saints & Other Stories. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Luis Fuerte, in conversation with Patt Morrison, discusses and signs Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time with Huell Howser. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Catriona Ward discusses her novel The Girl from Rawblood, with Mike Mignola and Devin Griffiths. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Ramesh Srinivasan will discuss his book Whose Global Village? with Mark McNeill. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Carolyne Wright and Victoria Chang read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Dirty Laundry Lit presents: LAID. Featuring Meredith Maran, Lilliam Rivera, Marnie Goodfriend, Martin Pousson, Wendy Labinger, Gina Sorell, Mike Scalies, Chiwan Choi, and Jennifer Munoz. Hosted by Jeff Eyres. 8 p.m. at The Virgil. $10 at the door.

Sunday 4/9: Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Angels Flight • literary west Salon, with Chiwan Choi reading from The Yellow House and José Luís Peixoto reading from A Child in Ruins. They will discuss their works, and then be joined by Rocío Carlos, Rachel McLeod Kaminer, and Armine Iknadossian. 4 p.m. at Clifton’s Republic.

Philip Kerr discusses and signs Prussian Blue. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s 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_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →