Notable Los Angeles: 10/30–11/5

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Monday 10/30: Craig Owens discusses and signs Haunted by History Vol. 1. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Matt Harry discusses and signs Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging & Arcane Art. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Halloween Horror Reading on Hallowed Ground. Featuring readings by Denise Tapscott, Laura Lee Bahr, Maria Alexander, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Mike Robinson, and host Jenna M. Pitman. 7 p.m. at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea.

Tuesday 10/31: Happy Halloween!

Mark Frost discusses and signs Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 11/1: Emily Raboteau reads from her work. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at OTIS.

Yennie Cheung and Kathryn E. McGee and photographers Tim Ronca and Lev Tsimring in conversation with David Ulin for a discussion about the new book DTLA/37: Downtown Los Angeles in Thirty-Seven Stories. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf discusses her book Periods Gone Public. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 11/2: Joan Jackson discusses and signs her novel Just in Time. 6:30 p.m., Diesel Brentwood.

Brian Evenson, Jesse Ball, and Lilli Carré discuss their new novel The Deaths of Henry King. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Poetry Brothel presents “an immersive literary cabaret” with poetry, vaudeville acts, burlesque, magic, music, and more. Tickets start at $40. 8 p.m. at HM157. 21+.

Friday 11/3: Chris Kraus, Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, and Q.M. Zhang in conversation. 5:30 p.m. at USC’s Doheny Library. RSVP for free here.

Neal Preston discusses and signs Neal Preston: Exhilarated & Exhausted. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

JJ Strong reads from his debut Us Kids Know with Lindsey Lee Johnson. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Ivan Smason and Brendan Constantine read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 11/4: Donald Collins discusses and signs At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jeri Westerson discusses and signs The Booke of the Hidden. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mandy Kahn reads from her book of poetry Glenn Gould’s Chair. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Victoria Chang celebrates the release of her new book of poetry. She will be joined by Dean Rader, Blas Falconer, Vandana Khanna Elline Lipkin and Nan Cohen for an evening of poetry and discussion. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 11/5: Charlie Lovett discusses and signs his novel The Lost Book of the Grail. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Mark Danielewski discusses and signs The Familiar, Volume 5: Redwood. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Landscape with Headless Llama. With poets Michelle Bitting, Anna Leahy, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Jenn Givhan. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5/members free.

Sarah Schulman discusses her book Conflict Is Not Abuse. 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_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →