Notable Los Angeles: 6/12–6/18


Monday 6/12: Lou Cove, with Joel Stein, discusses and signs Man of the Year: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text live podcast recording. This episode will be a deep dive into Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 11: The Firebolt. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Elizabeth Crane reads from her new novel Turf. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 6/13: Rachel Ballinger reads and signs her forthcoming book, 101 Things That Piss Me Off. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Anne-Christine D’Adesky discusses her book The Pox Lover with Councilmember Lindsey Horvath. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 6/14: Danny Goldberg, with Pamela Des Barres, discusses and signs In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Daniel Wallace discusses and signs Extraordinary Adventures. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Martin Walker discusses and signs Templars’ Last Secret. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Writing Relevant Speculative Fiction. With authors S.B. Divya, Paul Krueger, Carrie Patel, and Arianne “Tex” Thompson. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Daniel Riley reads from his novel Fly Me, and Rosecrans Baldwin reads from his novel The Last Kid Left. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/15: Ken Rotcop discusses and signs As I Remember It: My 50 Year Career as an Award Winning Writer, Producer, and Studio Executive. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Cara Black discusses her new book in the Aimée Leduc Series, Murder in Saint-Germain, in conversation with Tim Hallinan, author of Junior Bender mysteries and Poke Rafferty thrillers. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Israel Centeno reads from his new novel The Conspiracy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Anthony Ausgang reads from his novella The Browser. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 6/16: Andrew Evans discusses and signs The Black Penguin. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kim Gruenenfelder discusses and signs Love the Wine You’re With. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Vroman’s Presents an Evening with Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. 7 p.m. at All Saints Church. $36 tickets come with a book and admission. Available here.

Anna Akana presents her new book, So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jennifer Romolini discusses her book Weird in a World That’s Not. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 6/17: Van Choat discusses and signs Undaunted: A Memoir. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Poetry Contest Award Reading. The winners of the 7th annual contest join together for a celebratory reading of their works. Co-sponsored by the English Department at Loyola-Marymount University. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship Meet and Greet! Featuring Patrick O’Neil, Jian Huang, Mike Padilla, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Kirin Khan, and Soleil David. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sisters in Crime Los Angeles presents their latest anthology, LAst Resort. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Kit Schluter, Bonnie Ruberg, and André Naffis-Sahely read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 6/18: Angels Flight Literary West Salon with Annabelle Gurwitch and Heather Havrilesky. 4 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney sign Fata Morgana. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Beyond Words: Beauty and Reisstance. Hosted by Jon Hess. 5:30 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 →