Notable Los Angeles: 10/16–10/22

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Monday 10/16: Vroman’s Bookstore presents Ron Chernow in conversation with Bill Deverell presenting and signing Grant. Tickets start at $41 (includes the book). 7 p.m. at All Saints Church.

Aaron Mahnke discusses and signs The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Andrea Wulf reads from and discusses The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt, and the Merging of the Arts and the Sciences. 7:30 p.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall at CalTech.

Tuesday 10/17: Lisi Harrison presents The Dirty Book Club. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Will Kostakis, with John Corey Whaley, discusses and signs The Sidekicks. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Maddox discusses and signs F*ck Whales: Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Eileen Myles discusses their memoir Afterglow (a dog memoir). 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tori Telfer reads from and discusses her new book Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks Los Angeles presents An Evening with Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger, in conversation with Terrence McNally, discussing their upcoming book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. at All Saints Church.

Wednesday 10/18: PEN Center USA and The Edison Book Club. This month’s book is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. 6 p.m. at The Edison. 21+.

Shozan Jack Haubner discusses and signs Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

F. Douglas Brown reads from his works. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at Otis College.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017. Q&A moderated by Christie Yant and book signing with editors John Joseph Adams and Charles Yu and contributors Leigh Bardugo, Brian Evenson, and Greg van Eekhout. 7:30 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Brad Warner discusses his new book It Came From Beyond Zen! 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Nina Weijers reads from her debut The Consequences, with Meredith Alling. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks Los Angeles presents An Evening with Alice Hoffman, in conversation with Janelle Brown, discussing Hoffman’s upcoming novel, The Rules of Magic. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater.

The October Stories. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 10/19: David Alan Richards discusses and signs Skulls and Keys: The Hidden Histories Behind Yale’s Secret Societies. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Jaime Lowe discusses and signs Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Curt Weiss discusses and signs Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride—a Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dominique Fabre, in conversation with noted book critic and author David Ulin, discusses his new English-language book Christmas at the Boarding School. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 10/20: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni discusses and signs After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Carina Chocano discusses and signs You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Lynsey G will be joined in conversation by Kayden Kross and Mike Stabile to discuss her new book, Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Emily Geminder reads from her debut collection Dead Girls and Other Stories, with Brandi Wells. 7 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Diana Arterian launches her new poetry collection Playing Monster. Also featuring readings by Dana Johnson and Jack Sjogren. 8 p.m. at Human Resources.

Mark Edward Rhodes reads from Approaching Darkness, and Jeanette Clough reads new work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 10/21: Jessica Bruder discusses her book Nomadland. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Last Spookstore: Lost Souls Costume Ball! You know you wanna. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jeffrey Schultz and F. Douglas Brown read from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 10/22: Editors Jessica Powell and Mark Eisner discuss and sign Pablo Neruda’s Venture of the Infinite Man. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

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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 →