Notable Los Angeles: 6/11–6/17

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Monday 6/11: Tom Papa discusses and signs Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

A.M. Homes discusses and signs Days of Awe: Stories. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/12: Meredith Ponedel discusses and signs About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-Up Artist to the Stars. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mark Haskell Smith discusses and signs Blown. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

An evening with Alexis Rhone Fancher, Sonia Greenfield, and Eric Morago reading from their new poetry. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Amy Meyerson reads from her debut novel The Bookshop of Yesterdays, with J. Ryan Stradal. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Faultline Vol. 27 Launch Party featuring Inger Wold Lund, Dan Meththananda, Lucie McLaughlin, W.E. Mower, Christopher Kang, and Eleanor Levine. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe. Copies will be available for $10.

Wednesday 6/13: Dhonielle Clayton discusses The Belles and Zoraida Cordova discusses Bruja Born. They will be joined in conversation by Gretchen McNeil. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Manuel Pastor presents and signs his new book, State of Resistance. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Book Soup presents Michael Chabon discussing his new book, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces. 8 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 here.

Johnny Kovatch presents 59 Hours. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Skylight Books presents David Graeber discussing and signing his new book, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, in conversation with Cory Doctorow. 8 p.m. at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater. Tickets start at $30 (includes the book) here.

Thursday 6/14: Samantha Zighelboim reads from her debut collection of poems, The Fat Sonnets. She will be joined by Ruth Madievsky, author of Emergency Brake. 7 p.m. at Pop-Hop.

Randy Jurado Ertll and Billy Burgos, discuss and sign The Adventures of El Cipitio: Las Aventuras del Cipitio (Illustrated Book) (Adventures of El Cipitio #2). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Allison Pearson discusses and signs How Hard Can It Be?. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

LA Times music critic Robert Hilburn presents and signs Paul Simon: The Life. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Meedo Taha reads from his debut novel, A Road to Damascus. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Michael Chabon discusses his new book, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

NOT A CULT Presents: EPIC. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 6/15: Jason Heller discusses and signs Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar discusses and signs The Map of Salt and Stars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Darnell L. Moore presents and discusses his debut memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. He will be joined in conversation by Janet Mock and Patrisse Cullors. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 6/16: Violet Ramis Stiel discusses and signs Ghostbuster’s Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Spencer Wise reads from his debut novel The Emperor of Shoes. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

City of the Future: Sesshu Foster performs his poetry and discusses it (and so much more) with Jen Hofer and Will Alexander. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 6/17: Happy Father’s Day! He’ll probably like a new book, right? Pick one up for him. Tell him I told you to.

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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 →