Notable Los Angeles: 11/6–11/12


Monday 11/6: Douglas Trevor discusses and signs The Book of Wonders. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tom Gauld discusses his comic collection Baking with Kafka, with Mark Frauenfelder. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 11/7: Literary Uprising, featuring readings by faculty reader Alistair McCartney and MFA alum Shonda Buchanan, along with Gilian Neiditch and Stephanie Teasley. 6 p.m. at Antioch University, Room A1000.

Paul Coates, owner of Black Classic Press, in discussion on BCP digital/self-publishing and the book publishing industry. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Books.

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor discuss and sign their new novel It Devours! A Welcome to Night Vale Novel. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. Call ahead to pre-purchase your copy and reserve your seat.

Scott Eyman discusses and signs Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney presents and signs A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jesse Eisinger reads from The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives, in conversation with David Scheper and Richard Drooyan. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Ivy Pochoda launches her new novel Wonder Valley, along with members of the Lamp Arts Program as they read from their work from the Skid Row Zine. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jessica Graham presents and signs Good Sex: Getting Off without Checking Out. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 11/8: Anne Fadiman discusses and signs The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Craig Owens discusses and signs Haunted by History Vol. 1. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

S.J. Kincaid reads from her new novel, The Empress. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Barry Schwabsky reads from and discusses his works. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at OTIS.

An evening of readings by poets Aja Monet and Reyna Biddy. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 11/9: Marcus Eriksen discusses and signs his book Junk Raft. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Beverly Gray discusses and signs Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How “The Graduate” Became the Touchstone of a Generation. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Traci Chee celebrates the release of her new novel, The Speaker, with Jessica Cluess, Audrey Coulthurst, and Emily Skrutskie. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

A conversation with author Deanne Stillman about Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill. Hosted by Rex Wiener. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 11/10: Mira Bartok discusses and signs The Wonderling. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jessica Yu discusses and signs Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Liska Jacobs celebrates the release of her debut novel, Catalina, in conversation with Deborah Vankin. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Panio Gianopoulos discusses his new collection of stories How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money, with Cecil Castellucci. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Kristina Marie Darling reads from her new poetry collection, Dark Horse. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 11/11: Under L.A.: Subterranean Stories. Featuring Robert de Groot, Dr. Emily Lindsey, M.G. Lord, Geoff Manaugh, Michael Manville, Carolina Miranda, Sherman Mullin, Joe Parker, Dan Sharp, David Sloane, Ron Athey, Peter Westwick, and others. 9 a.m. at USC Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240.

Richard Boch discusses and signs The Mudd Club. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jon Hennessey discusses and signs The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

James Blaylock signs River’s Edge. Tim Powers signs his short story collection, Down and Out in Purgatory. Scott Thomas signs Kill Creek. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Mary Kuryla reads from her collection Freak Weather, with Brenda Wehle. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Publication party for The Other Side of Violet. Featuring readings from contributors Alejandro Escudé, Alexis Rhone Fancher, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescu, Doug Knott, Tanya Ko Hong, Julian Mithra, and Tina Yang. Hosted by Jane Ormerod. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 11/12: Group reading for the Johnny Cash anthology, Just Watch Them Die. Featuring Renee Asher Pickup, Joe Clifford, S.W. Lauden, and Danny Gardner. 2 p.m. at Book Show.

Mick Foley discusses and signs Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa’s Jolly Elf. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Beverly Gray discusses and signs her book Seduced by Mrs. Robinson. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Publication reading event for Spillway #25. Featuring readings by contributors Lynne Thompson, Jim Natal, Dorothy Barresi, Jean Barrett Holloway, Cathie Sandstrom, David St. John, Holaday Mason, Gloria Vando, Candace Pearson, Ralph Angel, Chad Sweeney, and others. Hosted by Susan Terris and Mifanwy Kaiser. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Rossana Snee discusses and signs The Healing Alphabet: 26 Empowering Ways to Enrich Your Life. Veronica Loving and Jazzmine Jackson discuss and sign Feeding a Monster. Alan Cook and Jacqueline Marks discuss and sign Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector’s Odyssey. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ann Whitford Paul reads from her children’s book If Animals Said I Love You. 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 →