Notable Los Angeles: 8/7–8/13


Monday 8/7: Editor Anne Margaret Daniel discusses and signs F. Scott Fitzgerald’s I’d Die For You: And Other Lost Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rhys Bowen discusses and signs On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Paul Kingsnorth discusses his new novel, Beast and his new book of essays, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist. And Martin Shaw discusses his new book, Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

90×90 presents: Poets & Allies for Resistance. A monthly poetry event focusing on social justice issues, featuring Black poets, a book give away and an open mic. Curated by Khadija Anderson. 7:30 p.m. at The Sidewalk Cafe.

Tuesday 8/8: Red Hen Press presents poets Lisa C. Krueger, Eric Morago, Gabriel Jesiolowski, and Ricardo Means Ybarra. 6:30 p.m. at The Annenberg Beach House.

Sylvia Brownrigg, with Meredith Maran, discusses and signs Pages for Her. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Strasnick discusses her new book, 16 Ways to Break a Heart, with Amanda Yates Garcia. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 8/9: 90×90 presents: Little Tokyo Cultural Spine Reading Series #4. 6 p.m. beginning at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC.

Swan Huntley discusses and signs The Goddesses. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

New York Magazine editor Carolyn Murnick presents her debut memoir, The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder. In conversation with Christine Pelisek. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Abdi Nazemian reads from his novel The Authentics, with Omar Sharif Jr. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 8/10: Hollie Overton discusses and signs The Walls. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Barry Lancet discusses and signs The Spy Across the Table. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Lindsay Hunter reads from her novel Eat Only When You’re Hungry, with Roxane Gay. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents: Read Beats. 8 p.m. at Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Friday 8/11: Charles Taylor discusses and signs Opening Wednesday at the Theater or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Aaron James discusses and signs Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Peter Kalmus presents Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

90×90 presents: TREMULOUS. Featuring Katherine Agard, Román Luján, Marco Antonio Huerta, Jacqueline Young, and Mehtab Kaur. 8 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studios.

Saturday 8/12: 90×90 presents: Youth Literary & Art Fest. Worksops, open mics, readers, storytellers, and more. 12 p.m.–4 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Terry Jastrow discusses and signs The Trial of Prisoner 043. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Emily Culliton, in conversation with Mairead Case, discusses and signs The Misfortune of Marion Palm. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mimi Pond discusses her graphic novel The Customer Is Always Wrong, with Wayne White. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 8/13: Soap Box Poets Open Reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. in the gallery at Beyond Baroque.

90×90 presents: Banned Together: Writing the Immigrant Experience. Featuring a panel discussion with writers Dania Ayah Alkhouli, Amanda Choo Quan, harold terezón, and Zosimo Quibilan Jr. Moderated by Erika Ayón and Irene Suico Soriano. 2 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios. And then a reading featuring the writers at 7 p.m.

Susan Auerbach discusses and signs I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Roar Shack presents Shine On. Featuring Martina Blumenthal, Siel Ju, Lisa Cheby, Brad Griffith, Patrick O’Neil, and last month’s Live Write winner Jane Starr. 4 p.m. at the Time Travel Mart at 826LA.


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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 →