Notable Los Angeles: 6/19–6/25


Monday 6/19: Tom Stern discusses and signs My Vanishing Twin. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Venice-based musicians and artists k-blamo and Sacramento author Maureen O’Leary in their performance The Ghost Daughter: The Shaker of Truth, and a reading of The Ghost Daughter. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/20: Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus present and sign Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dave Boling discusses and signs The Lost History of Stars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Former Obama White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco discusses her new book, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House. In conversation with Chelsea Handler. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 6/21: Keith Morris discusses and signs My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Teddy Steinkellner celebrates the release of his new book, Two Roads from Here. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Read to Me! Open mic night hosted by Jenny Funkmeyer. Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Naomi Klein presents her new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, together with Brit Marling. Presented by Skylight Books. 7:30 p.m. at The Wilshire Ebell Theater. Tickets are $10/$25 with a book, and you can get ’em here.

WNBA/LA celebrates the Women’s National Book Association’s 2017 centennial anniversary by presenting Bookwomen Speak: Jade Chang and Natashia Deón in conversation with Lisa Mecham. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/22: Joseph Kanon discusses and signs Defectors. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Christine Pelisek presents her new book, The Grim Sleeper. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Michelle Tea discusses her book Modern Tarot. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 6/23: Michael Leahy discusses and signs The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jonathan Goldsmith, perhaps better known as “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” presents his new memoir Stay Interesting. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Christopher Merrill reads with David St. John. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 6/24: William Matson, Floyd Clown, and Doug War Eagle discuss and sign Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Audrey Shulman presents her memoir, Sitting in Bars with Cake: Lessons & Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend. And there will be cake. 4 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 6/25: The Nebraska Girl open reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups begin at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Fourth Sundays presents poetry readings by Judy Kronenfeld and Eric Howard. 2 p.m. at Claremont Public Library.

Sumarr Reading Series returns with readings by Brandi Wells, Susan Briante, Farid Matuk, and Steph Cha. 3 p.m. at Pop Hop.

Julia Fierro discusses and signs The Gypsy Moth Summer. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Cheryl Guerriero discusses and signs Girl On Point. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Judy Watson discusses and signs Wings and Other Recollections of Hollywood, Dr. Terry Egan discusses and signs Prayer for Compassion: My Journey Through Compassion Fatigue, and Brooke Anderson discusses and signs Hello Goodbye, We Meet Again. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Cari Lynn, with Saul Sarabia, Antoinette Carter, and Tiffany Johnson discuss Becoming Ms. Burton. 4 p.m. at Skylight Books.


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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 →