Notable Los Angeles: 6/26–7/2

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Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

ALOUD presents An Evening with Roxane Gay. She will be discussing her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, in conversation with journalist Ann Friedman. 7:30 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. Tickets start at $38 and are available here.

Tuesday 6/27: Josh Barkan discusses and signs Mexico: Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Sedaris discusses and signs Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 6/28: PEN USA & The Edison Book Club: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 6 p.m. at The Edison. 21+.

Don Winslow discusses and signs The Force. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jonathan Shaw reads from and signs (!) his new memoir, Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Julia Fierro discusses her new novel The Gypsy Moth Summer, with J. Ryan Stradal, Meg Howery, and Gabriel Packard. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

An Evening with David Sedaris, celebrating the publication of his newest book, Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002. 8 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Tickets start at $59 and are available here.

Thursday 6/29: Christopher Farnsworth and Robinne Lee discuss their new novels, Flashmob and The Idea of You. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Kaitlin Solimine signs Empire of Glass, and Warren Read signs Ash Falls. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

PEN Center USA Presents the Paris Review. With John Jeremiah Sullivan, Ottessa Moshfegh, Sarah Manguso, and Paris Review editor Lorin Stein. 7 p.m. at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge. Tickets start at $25 and are available here.

ALOUD presents An Evening with Arundhati Roy. She will be discussing her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, in conversation with author Héctor Tobar. 7:30 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. Tickets start at $38 and are available here.

Rosecrans Baldwin, Amelia Gray, and Catherine Lacey in conversation about their new books The Last Kid Left, Isadora, and The Answers. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jessie Chaffee discusses her debut novel Florence in Ecstasy, with Jade Chang. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 6/30: Spencer Quinn discusses and signs The Right Side. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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

Paris Review editor John Jeremiah Sullivan and moderator/editor Lorin Stein in conversation. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Tickets available here.

Saturday 7/1: Lisa DeSimini presents and signs The Fleatastics. 10:30 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Thea Constantine discusses and signs Stumptown. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Sunday 7/2: Hey, when’s the last time you volunteered at 826LA? Yeah. That’s too long. Go!

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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_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →