Notable Los Angeles: 8/14–8/20


Monday 8/14: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 66: Strange Magick. Featuring readings by Yasamin Safarzadeh, Anahita Safarzadeh, Justin Welborn, Raven Mystere, Marc Rigaud, and Vincent Lacey. Hosted by Paula Killen, Justin Wellborn, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $10–20/pay what you can.

Michelle Kuo discusses and signs Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nate Dern discusses and signs Not Quite a Genius. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jonny Sun presents and signs everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 8/15: 90×90 presents: Beach=Culture: Community, Value Statements. Featuring a panel discussion with Hiram Sims, Terry Wolverton, Peter Woods, and Iris De Anda. Moderated by Chiwan Choi. 6:30 p.m.  at the Annenberg Community Beach House.

Danya Kukafka discusses and signs Girl in Snow. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chiara Barzini with Jonathan Ames discusses and signs Things That Happened Before the Earthquake. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Joshua Davis signs From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.

Tom Perrotta reads from his new novel Mrs. Fletcher. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 8/16: 90×90 presents: Guess Who’s Cooking Dinner? Narratives from the Periphery. Conversation between Susan Park and Stephanie Parra. Hosted by Skira Martinez. 7 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Walter Stahr discusses and signs Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Daniel H. Wilson discusses and signs The Clockwork Dynasty. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chiara Barzini signs her debut novel Things That Happened Before the Earthquake. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 8/17: Robert Leonard Reid discusses and signs Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tristine Rainer discusses and signs Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anais Nin. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christine Pelisek discusses her book The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central with writer and editor Joe Donnelly. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Marne Cambell signs Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850–1917. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.

Jarett Kobek reads from his novel The Future Won’t Be Long, with James St. James. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents: Shades and Shadows: Beyond the Rainbow. Featuring readings by Martin Pousson, C.B. Lee, and Carlos Allende. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Friday 8/18: Karen English discusses and signs It All Comes Down to This. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Editor Andrew Blauner and contributors David Hajdu and Mona Simpson, in conversation with David Ulin, present and sign In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Vermin on the Mount. Featuring readings by Sean Carswell, Nolan Knight, Kevin Maloney, MariNaomi, Brian Jabas Smith, and Désirée Zamorano. Hosted by Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at Book Show.

90×90 presents: Sestinas for Selena. 8 p.m. at Civic Center Studios.

Heaven Was Detroit. Featuring M. L. Liebler, Brian Smith, Herb Jordon, Jaan Uhelszki, Pat Thomas, George “Mosley the Punk” Moseman, Joel Martin, and Melba Joyce Boyd. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 8/19: 90×90 presents: Women Who Submit. 10 a.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Victor Corona discusses and signs Night Class: A Downtown Memoir. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

EyeHeartStory, Powered by PechaKucha. Join Djuna Appel-Riehle, Marion Bright, Rafael Cardenas, Cecil Castellucci, Colleen Dunn Bates, Mark Haskell Smith, Curtis Krick, Sarah Linton, and Bill Wishner for a unique night of storytelling. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

JoAnna Novak reads from her debut novel I Must Have You. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Lessons of the Past in partnership with the American Society for Yad Vashem proudly present: An Evening with a Holocaust Survivor: Robert Geminder. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Maureen Cotter’s Annual Extravaganza. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 8/20: 90×90 presents: awQward Camp: A TQPOC Artist Teach In. 10 a.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Peter Moruzzi presents and signs Greetings from Los Angeles. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gustavo Arellano leads a panel discussion for ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege. The panel will consist of contributors Erin M Curtis & Jessica Hough, along with Muralists Barbara Carrasco & David Botello. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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

Alicia Malone discusses her book Backwards and in Heels, with Maude Garrett. 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 →