Notable Los Angeles: 7/17–7/23


Monday 7/17: Jesus Ramirez-Valles discusses and signs Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

90×90 presents: Wirecutter. Celebrate the release of PAPERS with poets Bridgette Bianca, Amanda Wang, and Rebecca Lee, and artist Ana Chaidez. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Tuesday 7/18: ALOUD presents An Evening with Sherman Alexie. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. Tickets start at $38 here.

Curtis Armstrong discusses and signs Revenge of the Nerd: Or…the Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Group signing for Once Upon a Time in Compton. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

The Live Again Project presents An Evening of Inspiring Stories. Featuring stories by Robert Di Massa and Nicholas Arquette, with a talk from Michael Eselun. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Nicole J. Georges discusses her graphic memoir Fetch. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents: The Wandering Song Anthology. Featuring Susana Aguilar-Marcelo, Iris de Anda, William A. González, Cynthia Guardado, GusTavo Adolfo Guerra Vásquez, Adolfo Hernández, Rossana Perez, and William Archila. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Wednesday 7/19: Daryl Gregory discusses and signs Spoonbenders. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Karin Esterhammer discusses and signs So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Paul Madonna discusses his book On to the Next Dream. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/20: James Forman Jr. signs his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Book signing for Daddy Drinks. Featuring author-dads Henry Dittman, Padraic Duffy, Victor Isaac, Michael Lanahan, Jacob Sidney, and French Stewart. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Adam Novak discusses and signs Freaks of the Industry. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rachel Ignotofsky discusses and signs Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chalk Rep’s Open Circle presents: Play. Featuring writing from Andrea Wachner and a talk by Kara Fortier. Sign-ups for the “open share” portion begin at 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Richard Lange reads from his new novel The Smack. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents: Ramadan Reading. Featuring “an eclectic group of Muslim-ish poets,” Tanzila Ahmed, Ramy El-Etreby, Naazneen Diwan, Khadija Anderson, Kirin Khan, Karimi Robert,  Tom Earl, Azeem M. Khan, Sahar Pirzada, Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama, Neelanjana Banerjee, Art Currim, Paradise Khanmalek, Zawar Jafri, Azeem M. Khan, Ruman Kazi, Iram Parveen Bilal, Mark Gonzales, Prof. Najeeba Syeed, and Youssef Kromah. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Friday 7/21: Rachel Khong, with Stephanie Danler, discusses and signs Goodbye, Vitamin. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bianca Marais discusses and signs Hum If You Don’t Know the Words. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chris D. reads from his books and shows selections from his films. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

90×90 presents: Non-English Zines. Come see what zines are out there beyond the English-speaking limitations. 8 p.m. at Otros Libros (Other Books).

Saturday 7/22: Andrew Shtulman discusses and signs Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories about the World Are So Often Wrong. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tristine Rainer discusses her book Apprenticed to Venus. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Bao Phi reads from Thousand Star Hotel, and Scott Kurashige reads from The Fifty-Year Rebellion. 6 p.m. at Beyond Baroque in The Poets Garden. Free.

Michael Connelly presents and reads from The Late Show, introducing his new character Renée Ballard. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 7/23: The Nebraska Girl open reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups open at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Fourth Sundays Poetry hosts a memorial reading for Bruce Williams and Jim Lyons. 2 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library.

Cindy Rinne reads from Listen to the Codex, with special guests Melisa Malvin-Middleton and Nancy Carroll. 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 →