Notable Los Angeles: 10/23–10/29


Tuesday 10/24: Jennifer Caloyeras discusses and signs her collection of short stories Unruly Creatures. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Kathline Carr discusses and signs Miraculum Monstrum, in conversation with with Nicelle Davis. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Jorn Weisbrodt discusses and signs Into the Culture Cave: Generator of Art and Community, Emotions, and Ideas. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Denise Kiernan discusses and signs The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Homo-Centric returns! Featuring readings by Charles Jensen and Adam McOmber. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Lindsey Fitzharris discusses and signs The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 10/25: Lit Crawl L.A. is back! Three rounds, over three dozen events, all centered around the North Hollywood Metro Station. All events are free and open to the public! Some Rumpus highlights include:

  • Revolutionary Readings, the release party for the new Revolution Issue of LARB’s quarterly journal. Featuring readings by Michelle Chihara, Jervey Tervalon, Jennifer Croft, Lisa Teasley, Boris Dralyuk, Megan Neuringer, and Martha Batalha. 7 p.m. at Skinny’s Lounge.
  • Angel City Review. Featuring readings by Sesshu Foster, Rous Quezada, Nicelle Davis, Joe Ricciardi, and Ramon Garcia. 8 p.m. at Vicious Dogs.
  • Shades & Shadows presents: Eat Your Heart Out. Featuring Ben Loory, Gretchen McNeil, Kathleen Kaufmann, Mercedes Yardley, and Laura Lee Bahr. 8 p.m. at Pitfire Pizza.


And, of course,


Leslie Klinger presents The New Annotated Frankenstein. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Book Soup and Spaceland present Bruce Campbell reading from his new book Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor and hosting Last Fan Standing, a live game show. Tickets start at $42. 7 p.m. at The Regent Theater.

Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger discuss and sign The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

John Freeman discusses Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing, with Hector Tobar, Garnette Cadogan, and Diego Enrique Osorno. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/26: Deanne Stillman discusses and signs Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Joel Osteen signs Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses her memoir Real American. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Mark Boal: Off the Record with Stephen Galloway. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Tickets are $25/$15 for members.

Friday 10/27: Scott Thomas discusses and signs Kill Creek. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Vermin on the Mount! With readings by Laura Lee Bahr, Rebecca Gonzales, Ben Loory, Alma Rosa Rivera, Keith Rosson, and Lol Tolhurst. Hosted by Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at Book Show.

David Abel and Mark Wallace read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

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

Sharon Alexander reads from her new collection, Instructions in My Absence. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 10/28: Skylight Books 21st Anniversary Party! There will be cake at 3 p.m. (remember, food always gets your events listed), and 15% off (restrictions apply) all day! Beginning at 10 a.m. at Skylight Books.

Melissa Rivers discusses and signs Joan Rivers Confidential: The Unseen Scrapbooks, Joke Cards, Personal Files, and Photos of a Very Funny Woman Who Kept Everything. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

Publication reading party for Lummox Poetry Anthology (#6). Featuring readings from contributing poets Lynne Bronstein, Calokie, Don Campbell, Micah Card, Mitch Cohen, Sharyl Collin, Bill Craychee, Alicia Viguer-Espert, Mark Evans, Gil Hagen-Hill, Bill Gainer, William Scott Galasso, Marie Lecrivain, Mike Meloan, Linda Neal, John Pappas, Lorine Parks, Kevin Ridgeway, Linda Singer, Paul Suntup, Maja Trochimczyk, and Vachine. Hosted by RD Armstrong. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 10/29: Nebraska Girls Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

PJ Manney discusses and signs her sci-fi novel (ID)entity. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Rev. Jesus Garcia, D.S.S. presents and signs The Love of a Master, Luz Avila-Kyncl presents and signs Liberate Yourself: Your Past Is Not Your Prison, and R. Rachel Gauna presents and signs The Thinking Log. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

BUSted! Storytelling about living in LA without a car. Hosted by Scott Schultz. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Kathline Carr reads from her book Miraculum Monstrum, and Gabriel Jesiolowski reads from their book As Burning Leaves. 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 →