Notable Los Angeles: 5/29–6/4


Monday 5/29: Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember those who served and are no longer with us.

Jonathan Gould, with Tom Vickers, discusses and signs Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rory Britt of Burn Black Zine and Elly Dallas of Tenderspeck read from Burn Black #6, and host a workshop on healing through words and the arts. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 5/30: Stacy Kravetz discusses and signs She’s So Boss. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Translator Angela Rodel, with David Ulin, discusses and signs Ivailo Petrov’s Wolf Hunt. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Peter Moskowitz presents How to Kill a City: Gentrification in L.A. and Beyond. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 5/31: Michael Frank discusses and signs The Mighty Franks: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Amelia Gray reads from her new novel Isadora, with Steph Cha. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Join hosts Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim for a LIVE episode of the Kurt Vonneguys podcast. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 6/1: PEN in the Community: Police Orientation & Preparation Program anthology reading. 2 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Nadine Jolie Courtney discusses and signs her YA novel Romancing the Throne. 6:30 at Diesel Brentwood.

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett reads from her new novel, The Sum of Small Things, in conversation with Josh Kun. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Steven Rowley discusses and signs Lily and the Octopus. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mayte Garcia discusses and signs The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Graham Chaffee discusses his graphic novel To Have and To Hold, with Sammy Harkham. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 6/2: Doug Moe in conversation with Jessica St. Clair, discusses and signs Man vs. Child: One Dad’s Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Heart and Home panel. Moderator Danielle Davis and authors Sally Pla, Carter Higgins, and Jennifer Torres discuss their novels. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tommy Pico reads from his new book of poetry Nature Poem, together with Melissa Broder. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Molly Bendall, Lauren Henley, and Jonathan Maule read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 6/3: Michael Westmore discusses and signs Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek the Amazing Creations of Hollywood’s Michael Westmore. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

UC Irvine MFA students Jack Foraker, Corinna Rosendahl, William Hawkins, and Megan Grant read from their works. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sally Kirkland in conversation with Natalie Ford. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Alan Felsenthal and Jane Gregory read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 6/4: Readings from Victoria Chang, Tommy Pico, Janet Sarbanes, and one more TBA reader. 3 p.m. at Pop-Hop Books.

Susan Silver, in conversation with Bruce Ferber, discusses and signs Hot Pants in Hollywood. 4 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Renate Stendhal discusses and signs Kiss Me Again, Paris. 4 at Book Soup.

Tania Del Rio discusses and signs Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

David Clawson presents his new YA novel, My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen. 5 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Poets & Writers presents Connecting Cultures. 5 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 →