Notable Los Angeles: 6/4–6/10


Monday 6/4: Dave Weigel discusses and signs The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Stephen Gee discusses and signs Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.


Heather Abel, with Ben Winters, discusses and signs The Optimistic Decade. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Cory Taylor discusses his new book How Hitler Was Made. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. $28 gets you the book and a reserved seat here.

Marisha Pessl reads from her YA novel Neverworld Wake. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

PEN America presents Belletrist. Founders Karah Preiss and Emma Roberts will be joined by writers Melissa Broder and Morgan Parker to discuss reading and writing in Los Angeles. 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members) and available here.

Wednesday 6/6: Adrienne Celt, with Edan Lepucki, discusses and signs Invitation to a Bonfire. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Arnold signs The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Barry Ghabaei reads from his latest book, Marathon. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. $17 gets you a book and a reserved seat here.

Lucas Mann discusses his memoir Captive Audience, with Joy Press. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/7: Tom Epperson discusses and signs Roberto to the Dark Tower Came. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mari Andrew presents and signs Am I There Yet?. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Brian Evenson, Adam Hirsch, and Amelia Gray discuss the anthology Tiny Crimes. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Ryan Buynak comes to LA to celebrate the release of his latest book, Writer, Bartender, Skateboarder. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 6/8: Meedo Taha discusses and signs A Road to Damascus. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tim Ortman discusses and signs NewsReal. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Alexis Rhone Fancher, Rick Lupert, and Amber Decker present From Eros to Thalia and points between. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 6/9: Chris Stamey, performing selections from his new book, A Spy in the House of Loud: New York Songs and Stories. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

PEN America Emerging Voices Meet & Greet. Featuring Jubi Arriola-Headley, Ron Dowell, Natalie Mislang Mann, Angela M. Sanchez, Francisco Uribe, and more. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books. RSVP here.

Sunday 6/10: Christopher Olsen discusses and signs Lucy Comes Home. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

West Hollywood Poet Laureate Kim Dower reads with Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Mila Cuda. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Akashic Books presents a reading and discussion of the new anthology, Santa Cruz Noir. Featuring contributing authors Jon Bailiff, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Seana Graham, Naomi Hirahara, Lou Mathews, Liza Monroy, Tommy Moore, and editor Susie Bright. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

UCLA Screenwriting Instructor Brian Price discusses his new book Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. $43 gets you the book and a reserved seat here.


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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 →