Notable Los Angeles: 7/24–7/30

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Monday 7/24: Jimmy Webb discusses and signs The Cake and The Rain: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

90×90 presents Drunken Masters: TV. With Julie Plec, Beth Schacter, Bronwyn Garrity, and Chuck Hayward. 8 p.m. at Wolf & Crane Bar.

Tuesday 7/25: ALOUD presents Resist, Disrupt, Transgress: Four Poets. Chiwan Choi, Natalie J. Graham, Ashaki M. Jackson, and TK Lê read from and discuss their poetry. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Downtown Central Library.

Nora Yolanda presents and signs It’s Dark on This Side of Heaven. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Claire Cameron, with Edan Lepucki, discusses and signs The Last Neanderthal. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tamara Shopsin launches her newest memoir, Arbitrary Stupid Goal. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

90×90 presents un::fade::able reading with F. Douglas Brown. 7:30 p.m. at Art Share LA.

Wednesday 7/26: PEN USA and The Edison Book Club: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg. Hosted by Edan Lepucki. 6 p.m. at The Edison. 21+.

David MacNeal discusses and signs Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Amy Silverstein discusses and signs My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Eugene Lim reads from his new novel Dear Cyborgs, with Janice Lee, Harold Abramowitz, and Karen An-Hwei Lee. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/27: Paul Vidich discusses and signs The Good Assassin, and Richard Lange discusses The Smack. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

James Ziskin, in conversation with Tammy Kaehler, discusses and signs Cast the First Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chris Farnsworth discusses his new novel, Flashmob, in conversation with Glen Erik Hamilton about his new novel, Every Day Above Ground. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Friday 7/28: Lee Matthew Goldberg discusses and signs The Mentor. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jenny Williams, with Lian Dolan, discusses and signs The Atlas of Forgotten Places. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

90×90 presents Dryland Lit, A Literary Journal From South Central. Featuring Maritza Ocampo, Nikolai Garcia, Angel Avila, Erika Ayon, Daniel Morales Leon, Daniel Perez, Michael Anthony Reyes, and Ingrid Calderon. Hosted by publisher and editor Anna Ureña. 7 p.m. at Cielo Studio/Galleries.

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

Saturday 7/29: Jeff Zentner discusses and signs Goodbye Days. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christine Pelisek discusses her book The Grim Sleeper, with Deborah Vankin. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 7/30: Tal Klein discusses and signs The Punch Escrow. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Aditi Khorana reads from her new novel The Library of Fates. p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tongue & Groove presents readings by Amanda Fletcher, Xach Fromson, Yennie Cheung, Mike Sonksen, and Chelsea Rose. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7.

90×90 presents What Began In The Fires. 8 p.m. at Grand Performances.

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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 →