Notable Los Angeles: 8/21–8/27

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Monday 8/21: Adam Walker Phillips discusses and signs The Silent Second: A Chuck Restic Mystery. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

90×90 presents: Drunken Masters Sci Fi & Fantasy. Three writers read from works in progress, and the three drunken* masters offer critiques and feedback. 8 p.m. at Wolf & Crane Bar.

Tuesday 8/22: 90×90 presents: Wet Hot Arab-American Summer. PEN Center USA in partnership with The Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) presents readings by Laila Lalami, Stephanie Abraham, Conner Habib, and Jennifer Jajeh. Hosted by Randa Jarrar. 8 p.m. at Cielo Galleries/Studios.

Wednesday 8/23: Melissa Jane Osborne, with actress Christine Woods, presents and signs The Wendy Project. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Danzy Senna reads from her new novel New People. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 8/24: Paula Poundstone discusses and signs The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Steven Barnes signs Twelve Days, with Tananarive Due. 7:30 p.m. at Eso Won Books.

Skylight Staff Showcase. You gotta see it to believe it. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 8/25: The Last Book Review. Hosted by Ever Mainard. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Gorgeous Stories. Performances from Terrie Silverman’s famous workshop. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 8/26: Matt Goldman discusses and signs Gone to Dust. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court. 4 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Kristina Marie Darling: Dark Horse. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Brandy Colbert reads from her YA novel Little & Lion, and Stephanie Kuehn reads from her YA novel When I Am Through with You. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90×90 presents: Soul Together. A salon for artists of color. 7 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studios.

Sunday 8/27: Fourth Sundays Poetry, featuring readings by Douglas Manuel and Angela Penaredondo. 2 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library.

The Nebraska Girl open reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque (in the Poets Garden). Free.

Stephanie Himango discusses and signs Get in the Ring: The Tale of Bruno the Boxer, Steve Snyder discusses and signs Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 “Susan Ruth,” and Tim Langdell discusses and signs The Rise of the Angeliti. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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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 →