Notable Los Angeles: 10/9–10/15

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Monday 10/9: Dave Bossert discusses and signs Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tod Goldberg discusses and signs his new book Gangster Nation, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 10/10: Brit Bennett signs the paperback of The Mothers. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads program presents Armistead Maupin discussing and signing Logical Family: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Public Library’s City Council Chambers. Tickets are $29 and include a copy of the book.

Masha Gessen, in conversation with David Ulin, discusses and signs The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Martha Batalha discusses her new novel The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao, with Corinne Purtill. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 10/11: Ned Colletti discusses and signs The Big Chair, in conversation with the Los Angeles Times‘s Houston Mitchell. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

WNBA/LA celebrates National Reading Group Month with a panel discussion featuring authors Siel Ju, Abbi Waxman, and Gabrielle Zevin and moderator Bernadette M. Murphy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wendall Thomas reads from and discusses her debut novel, Lost Luggage. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 10/12: Ben Loory, with J. Ryan Stradal, discusses and signs Tales of Falling and Flying. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jim St. Germain signs A Stone of Hope. 7 p.m. at Eso Won Books.

Thomas Anderson discusses his book of essays Slow Writing, with Tosh Berman. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 10/13: Kathleen Kaufman discusses and signs The Lairdbalor. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Vroman’s Bookstore presents Joey Graceffa discussing Elites of Eden. 7 p.m. Hilton Pasadena’s International Ballroom. Tickets start at $21.

Saturday 10/14: Grady Hendrix discusses and signs Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kwei Quartey discusses and signs Death by His Grace. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kes Trester discusses and signs her new book A Dangerous Year. 5 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Geoff Nicholson reads from his novel The Miranda, in conversation with Dinah Lenney. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Gillian Conoley and Martha Ronk read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Synaesthesia: What is the Taste of the Color Blue? Featuring a reading by Patrica Lynne Duffy from her book, Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens, which is the first book written by a synaesthete about synaesthesia. She will be joined by Jim Bolt, who will perform works by Arthur Rimbaud and Charles Baudelaire. 7:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 10/15: What Press Books presents Kate Haake, Chuck Rosenthal, and Gail Wronsky as they read from their works. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Cities of Angels will feature readings and discussion by Mathieu Cailler, Donna Hilbert, Sonia Greenfield, and Donald Quist. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Voices in the Well. Hosted by Eric Vollmer. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

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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 →