Notable Los Angeles: 7/10–7/16


Monday 7/10: Write Club L.A. presents Chapter 65: The Kids Are Alright. Featuring readings by Sofia Carianna, Spencer Towne, Rebeka Barrera, Annette Barrera, Christian Perfas, and Jacorey Palmer. Hosted by Paula Killen and Justin Wellborn, with Jeff Dorchen. $10–$20/pay what you can. Doors at 7 p.m. at the Bootleg Theater.

Bonnie Buratti discusses and signs Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar: A Guided Tour of the Solar System. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Janelle Brown reads from her new novel Watch Me Disappear. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents Drunken Masters: Comedy. Featuring readings by Kevin Kataoka, Tamra Brown, and Janine Brito. Hosted by Chiwan Choi and Judeth Oden Choi. 8 p.m. at Wolf & Crane Bar.

Tuesday 7/11: Red Hen Press presents readings by authors Diane Gilliam, t’ai freedom ford, Genevieve Kaplan, Jessica Piazza, and Lynnell Edwards. 6:30 p.m. at The Annenberg Beach House. Free, but parking isn’t.

Gabe Hudson discusses and signs Gork, the Teenage Dragon. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

La // Split The First Atom: A Ritual in the Making of Everything. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Love Her Wild by Atticus. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Victoria Redel discusses her new novel, Before Everything, with Seth Greenland. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents People of Critique. Featuring panelists Lina Lecaro, Desiree Zamorano, and others. Moderated by Nathalie Sanchez. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries.

Wednesday 7/12: Keith Morris discusses and signs My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christopher Bollen, with Ivy Pochoda, discusses and signs The Destroyers. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jaimal Yogis in conversation with Dave Romanelli, discussing All Our Waves Are Water. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Zinzi Clemmons reads from her debut novel What We Lose. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents Find Your Zen: Writers on Mindfulness. Featuring Laura House, Zoë Ruiz, Michelle Williams, and more TBA. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries.

Thursday 7/13: Leila Howland reads from and signs Hello, Sunshine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

John Andrew Fredrick discusses his book Fucking Innocent. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents Read Beats. Featuring live music and the literary stylings of F. Douglas Brown, Sondria Malika Casey, and Miranda Bowden. 8 p.m. at Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Friday 7/14: 90×90 presents Digging on Sade. Terrence Hayes introduces the form of poetry called the Golden Shovel poem using lines of poetry from Gwendolyn Brooks. Then, other poets will read their own Golden Shovel poems using lyrics from songs by Sade. 8 p.m. at Civic Center Studios.

Saturday 7/15: 90×90 presents un::fade::able workshop. Led by Rocío Carlos and Mike Sonksen. 10 a.m. at Art Share LA.

Roger Steffens discusses his book So Much Things to Say. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Eleanor Brown reads from and discusses her new collection of personal essays, A Paris all Your Own, with Maggie Shipstead and Jennifer Scott. 5 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Kim Vodicka, Josh Stevens, and Kristin Sanders read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 7/16: 90×90 presents Zine Workshop. This hands-on workshop will let you get your feet wet, or your hands dirty, maybe even other body parts involved. Led by the crew of LA Zine Fest. 2 p.m. at Cielo Galleries.

Justin Sayre discusses and signs Pretty. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Literature for Life Issue 5 Launch Party! Featuring readings by contributing authors Marie Joyce Artap, Bill Cushing, Erica Goodwin, Rosalind Helfand, Angelica Lai, Sofia Leggio, Keenan Norris, Candace Pearson, Ximena Salas, Veda Stamps, and Jervey Tervalon. 4 p.m. at Literature for Life. RSVP to roz[email protected] for the exact address. $10 suggested donation.

Beyond Words: Beauty and Resistance. Hosted by Richard Modiano. 4:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Jennifer Brody discusses her new young adult novel The United Continuums, Book 3, with Elizabeth Briggs and Xach Fromson (hey, that’s me!). 5 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 →