Notable Los Angeles: 6/5–6/11


Monday 6/5: Keith Kurlander discusses and signs Look Like This at 56. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Eggert-Crowe celebrates the release of her new chapbook, Bitches of the Drought. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Tuesday 6/6: Gwendolyn Womack discusses and signs The Fortune Teller. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Daniel Sharfstein, in conversation with Larry Wilson, discusses and signs Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jess Arndt discusses her new short story collection Large Animals, with Maggie Nelson. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Jordan Harper’s celebrates the release of her debut novel She Rides Shotgun. 7:30 p.m at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 6/7: Kevin Kwan discusses and signs Rich People Problems, in conversation with Sandi Tan. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Melissa Hidalgo discusses and signs Mozlandia: Morrissey Fans in the Borderlands. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Maurene Goo, with moderator Sarah Enni, discusses and signs I Believe In a Thing Called Love. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

UCLA Writers’ Program instructors read from their works. 7 p.m. at the Skirball Center.

Rafe Bartholomew discusses his memoir Two and Two. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Nguyen Tran presents and discusses Adventures in Starry Kitchen. 7:30 p.m at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 6/8: Peter Wortsman discusses and signs Footprints in Wet Cement, in conversation with Marjorie Perloff. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lisa Ko, with Neelanjana Banerjee, discusses and signs The Leavers. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Book’d presents The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out. Featuring readings and discussion with authors Maria Alexander, Maurene Goo, Aditi Khorana, and Lilliam Rivera. Hosted by Liz Donatelli. 8 p.m. at The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. $10 tickets available here.

Friday 6/9: Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich present and sign Vacation Guide to the Galaxy. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Robert Anasi, Carlo Rotella, and Mike Ezra discuss and sign The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Karl Jacoby discusses and signs The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Peter Wortsman, Howard A. Rodman, and John O’Kane read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 6/10: Bill Esparza presents and signs L.A. Mexicano. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nicholas Bredie discusses his new novel Not Constantinople, with Andrew Wessels. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

New Narrative Anthology release. Featuring readings by Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, Richard Hawkins, Sheree Rose, and Matias Viegener. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Three Rooms Press presents ¡DaDa in LaLa 2! plus the official West Coast launch of Maintenant 11: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 6/11: Roar Shack presents Timeless. Featuring Roberto Loiederman, Bruce Ferber, Jen Huang, JoAnne Novak, Robin Rinaldi, and last month’s Live Write winner Lisbeth Coiman. A new Live Write contest will be held. Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m. at 826LA‘s Time Travel Mart in Echo Park.

Anthony Poon discusses and signs Sticks & Stones / Steel & Glass: One Architect’s Journey. 4 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Cara Black discusses and signs Murder in Saint-Germain. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Voices in the Well. Hosted by Eric Vollmer. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.


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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 →