Notable Los Angeles: 11/13–11/19


Monday 11/13: WRITE CLUB L.A. chapter 69: Music In Our Heads. Featuring readings by Sarah Stanley, Tim Rutili, Lou DiMaggio, Jesse Myers, Brett Paesel, and Jamie Koogler. Hosted by Justin Welborn, Paula Killen, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at the Bootleg Theater. $10+ Pay what you can.

Joe Zieja discusses and signs Communication Failure (Epic Failure #2). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Steven Ross discusses and signs Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Stefan Bucher reads from his book LetterHeads: An Eccentric Alphabet. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 11/14: WeHo Reads presents Chris Kraus in conversation with West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Kim Dower. 7 p.m. at West Hollywood City Council Chambers.

Patty Schemel, in conversation with Shirley Manson (of Garbage), discusses and signs Hit So Hard: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jefferson Morley presents The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton, with Michael Scott. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

David Rocklin reads from his new novel The Night Language. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg reads from and signs her new novel, Eden. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 11/15: PEN Center USA and The Edison Book Club discusses Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. 6 p.m. at The Edison. 21+.

Joe Hagan, with Susan Orlean, discusses and signs Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster discuss and sign Wonder Girls: Changing Our World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mahtem Shiferraw reads from and discusses her poetry. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at Otis.

Liska Jacobs reads from her debut novel Catalina, with David Ulin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 11/16: Bill McKibben discusses and signs Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Patty Schemel discusses her new memoir, Hit So Hard, in conversation with Clea Duvall. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 11/17: Tara Beth Leach discusses and signs Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Matthew Weiner presents Heather, The Totality, in conversation with Danzy Senna. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Danny Katch celebrates the launch of his new book, Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Mark Bray discusses his book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sixteen Rivers Press presents readings by poets Erin Rodoni and Gillian Wegener. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 11/18: Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz discuss Misfit City. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

UC Irvine MFA Reading Series. Featuring readings by Miles Parnegg, Hannah Dow, Ross Green, and Joel Wood. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ambika Talwar presents My Greece: Mirrors & Metamorphoses. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 11/19: Because I Was a Girl panel, featuring Melissa de la Cruz, Margaret Stohl, Victoria Aveyard, Tina Hay, and Jill Lorie. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Beyond Words presents Forrest Roth, Chuck Rosenthal, and Kate Haake, from What Books Press and Goldline Press. 4:30 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_. More from this author →