Notable Los Angeles: 2/26–3/4


Monday 2/26: David Neiwert discusses and signs Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Live Talks LA presents David Mamet in conversation with Ricky Jay, discussing the writing life and his upcoming novel Chicago. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.

Tuesday 2/27: Elif Batuman reads from and signs her debut novel, The Idiot. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Michael Andreasen discusses and signs The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Homo-centric presents Winter Words. Featuring Jamison Karon, Giovanni Ortega, and Nina Rota. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 2/28: Will Boast discusses and signs Daphne. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gary Phillips, Richard Brewer, Brett Battles, Gar Anthony Haywood, Joe Clifford, and Jessica Kaye discuss their anthology Culprits. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 3/1: Jerald Podair reads from City of Dreams. He will be joined in conversation by Darryl Holter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Stephanie Wittels Wachs, with Kulap Vilaysack, discusses and signs Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rosanna Warren reads from her poetry. Hosted by Stephen Yenser. 7:30 p.m. at The Hammer Museum.

Live Talks LA presents Andrew Friedman as he discusses his new book, Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession, in conversation with food writer Ruth Reichl. 8 p.m. at Cross Campus Santa Monica. Tickets start at $20 and are available here.

Friday 3/2: George Wayne signs Anyone Who’s Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews, 1987-2017. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Brittney Cooper, in conversation with Morgan Parker, discusses and signs Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Elizabeth Flock discusses her nonfiction book The Heart Is a Shifting Sea. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 3/3: Boca de Oro: Orange County’s 2nd Annual Arts & Literary Fringe Festival. Over a hundred literary artists, over a dozen galleries, restaurants, secret spaces, and more transform for this OC literary festival that “includes workshops, readings, panel discussions, open mics, performances, and thoughtful reflections.” Schedule begins at noon.

Valentin Chmerkovskiy signs I’ll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant’s American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wallace Shawn reads from his essay Night Thoughts. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Angels Flight Literary West salon with Cari Lynn and Christine Pelisek. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

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

Sunday 3/4: Kevin Griffin discusses and signs One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.


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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 →