Notable Los Angeles: 5/22–5/28


Monday 5/22: CB Lee and Sarah Kuhn join together for a reading, signing, and panel discussion. 3:30 p.m. at Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.

Laini Giles discusses and signs The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Andrew Roe discusses and signs Where You Live. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 5/23: The Poetry Society of America’s current national series, Poetry and the Natural World, presents poet Harryette Mullen. A painter will respond in real-time. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free, but parking isn’t.

Un::fade::able Reading. Open mic with featured readers on the topics of Black lives, criminal justice, police brutality, and more. Curated by F. Douglas Brown. 7:30 p.m. at Art Share LA.

Vroman’s presents An Evening with Jo Nesbo and his new novel, The Thirst. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church. $31 tickets includes one copy of the book. Get them here.

Wednesday 5/24: Rose-Lynn Fisher discusses and signs The Topography of Tears. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jeffrey Tambor discusses his memoir Are You Anybody? 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 5/25: Stephen Hunter discusses and signs G-Man. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Peter Cole reads from and signs Hymns and Qualms, and Kaveh Akbar reads from and signs Portrait of the Alcoholic. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Release celebration for Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California (formerly known as the California Prose Directory)! Editor Lisa Locascio will host, and contributors Lou Matthews, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Anthony J. Mohr, Vincent Poturica, Elizabeth Hall, Seth Fischer, Ashton Politanoff, Rebecca Baumann, Ron Gutierrez, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Jasper Henderson will read. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Zan Romanoff reads from her YA novel Grace and the Fever. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 5/26: Amy Goldstein discusses and signs Janesville: An American Story. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ada Calhoun discusses her book Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, with Davy Rothbart. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Last Book Review with host Ever Mainard. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 5/27: Tia Chucha Press presents Wandering Song. Featuring readings by contributors Ricardo Flores, Karina Oliva, Carolina Rivera, Claudia Hernandez, Gustavo Guerra Vasquez, William Archilla, Susana Marcelo, Felix Aguilar, Melinda Palacio, Michelle Bernardino, Kelly Duarte, William Flores, and Dora Magana. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Peter Rock discusses his new book Spells. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 5/28: Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Patricia Benke discusses and signs Qudeen The Magnificent and Priscilla Rose discusses and signs The Future Belongs to Those Who Dare. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kelly Lytle Hernandez discusses her book City of Inmates. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tongue & Groove returns with readings by Ben Loory, Joshua Nguyen, Cynthia Romanowski, Brandi Neal, and Jian Huang. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7 at the door.


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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 →