Notable Los Angeles: 4/9–4/15


Monday 4/9: Ryan Walsh, in conversation with Kliph Nesteroff, discusses and signs Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 4/10: Anne Raeff discusses and signs Winter Kept Us Warm, and Lori Ostlund discusses and signs After the Parade. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Book Soup and WeHo Reads present Michael Imperioli discussing and signing his debut novel, The Perfume Burned His Eyes. He will be interviewed by Mark Haskell Smith. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library. Tickets are $28 here.

America in the Age of Polar Fever: Hampton Sides reads from and discusses his book In the Kingdom of Ice. 7 p.m. at Baxter Hall at CalTech.

Ron Koertge discusses and signs Olympusville. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Carol Muske-Dukes reads from and signs her new poetry collection, Blue Rose. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Dana Walrath presents Like Water on Stone, her award-winning verse novel about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Mandy Kahn and Janet Fitch read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 4/11: Join the Los Angeles City Council at an official Proclamation Ceremony in recognition of Literature and Poetry through DCA’s 2018 Big Read Program, and their 2018 selection Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Christa Parravani reads from and discusses her work. 7:30 p.m. at Otis College of Art and Design.

Mark Sarvas discusses his new novel Memento Park with Janet Fitch. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 4/12: Courtney Peppernell discusses and signs Pillow Thoughts. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tony Castro presents and signs Gehrig and the Babe. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Unfolding Lanugage. Hanif Abdurraqib reads from and responds to Frank O’Hara, Brendan Constantine reads from and responds to Herman Melville, and Amy Gerstler reads from and responds to Ted Berrigan. 7:30 p.m. at The Broad. $15 tickets available here.

Joe Donnelly discusses his collection of profiles L.A. Man. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 4/13: Former LA Laker and LA Clippers General Manager, Elgin Baylor signs Hang Time: My Life in Basketball. 6 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Book Soup presents an evening with Cecile Richards discussing her new memoir, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead—My Life Story. 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Tickets start at $28 here.

Derek Haas presents and signs The Way I Die. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Kim Calder, Greg Curtis, and Evan Kleekamp read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Hannah Howard reads from and signs her debut memoir Feast: True Love In and Out of the Kitchen, with special guest Morgan Parker. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Vermin on the Mount: featuring Susan Henderson, Naomi Hirahara, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Yelena Moskovich, Scott O’Connor, Mark Sarvas, and Amy Wallen. Hosted by Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at Book Show.

Jonathan Ames reads from his novel You Were Never Really Here. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

CalArts MFA graduates read from their original work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Saturday 4/14: The Story Pirates present a special Reading Without Walls event. They will discuss their new book, Stuck in the Stone Age. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses and signs Collision Theory. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Santa Monica Review editor Andrew Tonkovich presents readings by contributing authors Grace Singh Smith, Alex R. Jones, and Andrew Nicholls. 4:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Michelle Dean discusses her nonfiction book Sharp, with Carina Chocano. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Adam Stutz and Adam Deutsch read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Leïla Slimani presents and signs the first English translation of The Perfect Nanny. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 4/15: Abby Chew and Elizabeth Cantwell read from their poetry. 2 p.m. at the Guild Hall of the Claremont United Church of Christ. Presented by the Friends of the Claremont Public Library.

Susan Goldman Rubin discusses and signs her new YA bio Coco Chanel. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Thomas A. Levitt presents and signs The Wire Recorder, James Curran presents and signs Assumption Day, and Michael Smith, PhD presents and signs To Catch a Black Hole from the Bottom of the Pond: A Memoir. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Leslie Jamison reads from her new memoir The Recovering, with Maggie Nelson. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Fred D’Aguiar is joined Sholeh Wolpe for poetry reading and discussion. 7:30 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 →