Notable Los Angeles: 1/29–2/4

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Monday 1/29: Charity Tillemann-Dick discusses and signs The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Goldfield discusses and signs The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/30: Angelo Surmelis presents The Dangerous Art of Blending In, in conversation with Jennifer Niven. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Wednesday 1/31: Min Jin Lee, in conversation with Karen Grigsby Bates from NPR, discusses and signs Pachinko. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Charles Phoenix presents his latest book, Addicted to Americana. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 2/1: Angela J. Davis presents and signs her new book, Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Rebecca Soffer, Gabrielle Birkner, and friends present and sign Modern Loss: Candid Conversation about Grief. Beginners Welcome. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Clifford V. Johnson, in conversation with M.G. Lord, discusses and signs The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Damien Ober reads from his book Doctor Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America, with Ben Loory. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 2/2: Tom Chapin presents and signs The Library Book. 6 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mathieu Cailler reads from his new work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

EAT ART Open Mic. Hosted by EAT Art DIY’s Sabrina Dropkick. Sign-ups begin at 8 p.m. at Book Show.

Saturday 2/3: Scott McClanahan reads from his book The Sarah Book. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Benita Roth reads from The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA. 7 p.m. at Book Show.

Poetry In Motion 30th Anniversary. Hosted, as it has been for three decades, by Eve Brandstein. Featuring Barra Grant, Friday Gretchen, Wendy Hammers, Penny Peyser, Monica Piper, Carol Potter, and Maggie Rowe. Tickets are $15 here. $20 at the door. $10 students/seniors and $8 members. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Sunday 2/4: John August presents Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire. In conversation with Sarah Enni. 12:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

David Francis, in conversation with Marisa Silver, discusses and signs Wedding Bush Road. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Words & Music featuring words from Jonathan Lethem and music from Ben Arthur and Cindy Lee Berryhill. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

First Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

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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 →