Notable Los Angeles: 7/31–8/6

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Monday 7/31: Barnard Women in Entertainment’s Reading and Conversation with Sheila Nevins for her new book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

ALOUD presents Moving the Center: African Literature in African Languages. Featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Richard Ali A Mutu in conversation with David Shook. 7:15 p.m. at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Central Library.

90×90 presents: Only Voices Are Capable of Love. Featuring Gina Alexandra, Katherine Agard, Loretta McCormick, Sean Pessin, and Kim-Anh Schreiber. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Tuesday 8/1: Terry Jastrow discusses his new novel, The Trial of Prisoner 043, with Anne Archer. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

90×90 presents: Money, Value Statements. A discussion on the economy of art with panelists Sarah Filley, Kima Jones, Adam Leipzig, and Skira Martinez. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House.

Ryan Gattis reads from his new novel Safe. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 8/2: 90×90 presents: Little Tokyo Cultural Spine Tour + Reading #2. Featuring Ruben Guevara and more! 6 p.m. at Union Center for the Arts.

Potluck Mag presents Very Small Rooms. Featuring readings by Bill Lessard, Caroline Hayes, an. cinquepalmi, Amanda Choo Quan, jordan hoxie, and more. 7 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.

Christa Faust and Gary Phillips read from their comic Peepland. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 8/3: Elizabeth Austin discusses and signs Compass Rose. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

John Dvorak discusses and signs Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Saul Ramirez discusses and signs new book The Champions’ Game. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

90×90 presents: Mystery Summer School: Crime Writing for Beginners. Lead by Steph Cha and Désirée Zamorano. 7 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Friday 8/4: 90×90 presents: Poetry & Brunch Live with Cape Town. Featuring Cape Town poets Genna Gardini, Lerato Leilah Sello, Louise Westerhout, Ashley Makue, and Vusumuzi Dalisto Mpofu and Los Angeles poets Gia Scott-Heron, Skira Martinez, Khadijah Anderson, James Evert Jones, and Zoe Blaq. 11:30 a.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Gin Phillips discusses and signs Fierce Kingdom. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Saturday 8/5: Regina Robertson and contributors present and sign He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Danielle Davis reads from her book Zinnia and the Bees. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 8/6: 90×90 presents: Interactive Storytelling 101. This workshop requires you to bring your laptop, and teaches you the basics of Madefire Motion Book Tool. 2 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Sumarr Reading Series is back! With readings by Chris L. Terry, Andrew Wessels, Kelli Anne Noftle, and James Meetze. 3 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.

Critical Resistance presents Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, discussing and signing City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

First Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

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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 →