Notable Los Angeles: 9/25–10/1


Monday 9/25: Andrea Jarrell discusses and signs I’m the One Who Got Away. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Robert Lustig presents and signs The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

90x90LA presents: Funding 101. Hosted by Jessica Ceballos y Campbell. 8 p.m. at CIELO galleries/studios.

Red Hen Press presents Pope Brock and the release of his new book Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon, in conversation with with Alan Lightman and moderator Sandra Tsing Loh. 7:30 p.m. at The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theatre at Griffith Observatory. Tickets are here, and start at $25.

Tuesday 9/26: Tongue & Groove presents an Open Mic Night with featured authors. You can bring up to three minutes of your own fiction or one song, and get on stage with it. Then stick around for featured readers Kevin P. Gilday, Eddie Pepitone, Rick Lupert, Lianne Stokes, Nathan Elias, and Drennon Davis. Hosted by Rick Lupert. Sign-ups start at 6:15 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $5.

Brad Abraham discusses and signs Magicians Impossible. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mark Bowden discusses and signs Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nathan Englander presents and signs Dinner at the Center of the Earth. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Soapbox Sessions Open Mic. Featuring Sean Hill, Jacob Zuco, and… you! Bring your stuff. Hosted by Jason Brain. 8 p.m. at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. 21+.

Wednesday 9/27: Dan Jones discusses and signs The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Lagercrantz discusses and signs The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Writer Types podcast co-hosts Eric Beetner and S.W. Lauden are joined by guests Jordan Harper, Harley Jane Kozak, and Nadine Nettmann for a live taping of their hit podcast. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Peter Afrasiabi reads from Burning Bridges: American’s 20-Year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader Harry Bridges in conversation with author/activist Darryl Holter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Scott Esposito discusses his book The Doubles, with Rebekah Weikel. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90x90LA presents: Wellness Writing Wednesday. Hosted by traci kato-kiriyama. 7:45 p.m. at Aratani Theatre stage at JACCC.

Live Talks Los Angeles presents An Evening with Daniel Goleman, discussing his upcoming book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20.

Thursday 9/28: Lianne Stokes discusses and signs Below Average: A Life Way Under the Bar. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christopher Meeks and Sam Gonzalez discuss and sign The Chords of War: A Novel Inspired by a True Story of Adolescence, War, and Rock ‘n’ Roll. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Perugia poets Lynne Thompson, Jennifer K. Sweeney, and L.I. Henley read from their works. There will be wine and snacks. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Vietnam veterans James Reston Jr. and Jack Walker discuss their new books A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial and Eye Corps: Coming of Age at the DMZ. They will be in conversation with Darryl Holter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Santiago Gamboa reads from his new novel Return to the Dark Valley. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 9/29: Chelsea Martin discusses Caca Dolce, with Mira Gonzalez. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

90x90LA presents: Writing on the Wall. A visual poem exhibit w/an open mic and a communal poem. This is closing night for this event, so expect it to be something truly special. Hosted by Skira Martinez. 8 p.m. at CIELO galleries/studios.

The Last Book Review. Hosted by Ever Mainard. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Peter Cherches reads from his work, joined by guest Lou Beach. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 9/30: 7th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Featuring poets Richard Modiano, Michael C Ford, Harry Grammer, and more. Segments hosted by poets Don Kingfisher Campbell, Juan Cardenas, and Jessica Wilson Cardenas. And a clothes and supplies drive for the homeless of Venice Beach. Bring your own issues to the mic as well. 11 a.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

90x90LA presents: Pitch Fest. Bring your pitch for that thing you want to see/make/do in Los Angeles. After the pitches, everyone will have a chance to band together and offer advice, assistance, and more. 12 p.m. at CIELO galleries/studios.

Soup Stories: A Launch Party. Celebrate the release of CLS Ferguson’s collection of flash memoir. Featuring readings by Nicelle Davis, Rich Ferguson, David Rocklin, Shaunté R. Caraballo, Milo Martin, and CLS Ferguson. Hosted by Ashley Perez. There may or may not be soup. 2 p.m. at Book Show.

Fran Krause discusses his new comic The Creeps. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

NuRoots presents Linda Ravenswood and Rachel Kann reading from their works. If you’re the fasting type, you can break your fast at 7:15. The readings begin at 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Sunday 10/1: Ian Gurvitz discusses and signs Freak-Out: The 2016 Election and the Dawn of the American Democalypse. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

La Poesía Féstival. Open mic night, with featured poet Ricardo Ventura reading from 21 POETS FOR PEACE – 21 POETAS POR LA PAZ, and more TBA. Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Aline Brosh McKenna presents and discusses her new graphic novel, Jane. 5:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s 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 →