Notable Los Angeles: 5/8–5/14


Monday 5/8: Write Club Chapter 63: Better Off Fed. Featuring Moramarco, Brian Sonia Wallace, Rachel Kann, Tanya White, Amy Gonzales, and Yelena Litvak. Co-hosted by Justin Welborn, Paula Killen, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at the Bootleg Theater. $10+ Pay What You Can (it goes to charity).

Stephen Sylvester, Mary Mallory, and Donovan Brandt present and sign Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Carrie Nugent discusses and signs Asteroid Hunters. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 5/9: PEN Center USA‘s Author Evening Series presents Roxane Gay and Randa Jarrar! Doors at 7 p.m. at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. $20 ($15 for members) tickets available here. Immediately after this is a membership month kickoff party. With cupcakes. (Hint: If you want to guarantee I include your event here, have pastries.)

Matteson Perry reads from his dating memoir, Available. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Cathy Malkasian reads from her graphic novel Eartha, with Robert Goodin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 5/10: Jill Santopolo, with Amy Ephron, discusses and signs The Light We Lost. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Libby Chamberlain and contributors present and sign Pantsuit Nation. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jennifer Croft in conversation with David Shook about her new translation of Romina Paula’s August. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Yumi Sakugawa discusses her book The Little Book of Life Hacks, with Krista Suh. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/11: David George Haskell discusses and signs The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Edan Lepucki reads from her novel Woman No. 17. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Gather with George Herms, Julie Rogers, S.A. Griffin, Frank T. Rios, Tosh Berman, Bob Branaman, Mary Kerr, Jim McAuley, Richard Modiano, Theo Saunders, Bonnie Tamblyn, and others to celebrate the life of poet David Meltzer. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Friday 5/12: Christian Elder presents and signs Sexting. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jenny Han celebrates her new novel Always and Forever, Lara Jean with a reading featuring a hair station, nail station, and some delicious treats! (See? Food gets you on the list!) 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Eric Howard reads from his new poetry collection Taliban Beach Party, joined by S.A. Griffin. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 5/13: Students of Ouchi High School read from the anthology they made! Twenty-eight original stories written by students, specifically utilizing biblical, mythological, or cultural intertextual references. 11 a.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Veronica Chambers discusses and signs The Go-Between and The Meaning of Michelle. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ariel Levy discusses and signs Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Joanna Novak reads from her debut novel I Must Have You. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 5/14: You forgot about Mother’s Day, didn’t you. Think she’ll like a book?

Soap Box Poets. Open mic for your poetical words. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.


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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 →