Notable Los Angeles: 10/2–10/8


Monday 10/2: Y’know what? Take today as a reading day. Get lost in some other world.

Tuesday 10/3: Gabrielle Zevin discusses and signs her new novel Young Jane Young. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Colleen Hoover discussing her new novel Without Merit. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Robin Benway, with Brandy Colbert, discusses and signs Far from the Tree. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Caitlin Doughty discusses her book From Here to Eternity. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Terra Jolé reads from and discusses her new memoir, Fierce at Four Foot Two. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 10/4: Gabrielle Zevin discusses and signs Young Jane Young. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Zinzi Clemmons reads from What We Lose. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at Otis College.

Megan Stielstra reads from her new book, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, in conversation with critic David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tara Jepsen discusses her book Like a Dog, with Michelle Tea. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/5: Sasha Abramsky discusses and signs Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gwen Katz, with Jessica Cluess, discusses and signs Among the Red Stars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

All Lit Up! presents: Tom Stern, Iris De Anda, and Billy Burgos. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Steve Ryfle discusses the biography he co-wrote, Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa, with moderator Alonso Duralde. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Carmen Maria Machado reads from her new short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 10/6: Elizabeth Rosner discusses and signs Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Celeste Ng discusses and signs Little Fires Everywhere (get your signed copy here!). 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

The Los Angeles Review, featuring readings by Siel Ju, Emma Trelles, Brittany Ackerman, John Brantingham, and an interview of Agatha French by Kim Dower. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Kenny Fries discusses his memoir In the Province of the Gods, with Emily Rapp Black. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 10/7: Chris Harris reads from his forthcoming book of poetry, I’m Just No Good At Rhyming. 3:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Larry Smith and others discuss Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Aldon Nielsen and Will Alexander read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 10/8: Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Leslie Margolis launches We Are Party People (get your signed copy here!) and Stuart Gibbs Launches Spy School Secret Service. 2:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Teri Emory and Heidi Mastrogiovanni present Writing While Female: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, and Other Misdemeanors. 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 →