Notable Los Angeles: 6/25–7/1

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Monday 6/25: Carola Lovering discusses and signs Tell Me Lies. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ken Bensinger, with Richard Motzkin, discusses and signs Red Card. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/26: Siobhan Adcock discusses and signs The Completionist, and Caeli Wolfson Widger discusses and signs Mother of Invention. With Julie Fierro. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lydia Millet discusses and signs Fight No More: Stories. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 6/27: Yansi Pérez and Raquel Gutiérrez read from their new and favorite works while the full moon rises over the LA River. Bring picnic-y things and blankets and such. Gates at 6:30 p.m. at The Bowtie Project. $5 here.

Matt Goldman discusses and signs Broken Ice. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gregory Crouch discusses and signs The Bonanza King: John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Lydia Millet reads from her collection of stories Fight No More, with Zandy Hartig. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/28: Laura Dave discusses and signs Hello, Sunshine, in conversation with Janelle Brown. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Joel Selvin discusses and signs Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead’s Long, Strange Trip. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Sedaris presents and signs Calypso. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Annie Lan and Courtney Davison read from and discuss the book Ask Me Anything. And, yeah, they’ll be answering your Dear Annie questions, too. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Glen David Gold discusses his memoir I Will Be Complete. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 6/29: Owen Husney discusses and signs Famous People Who’ve Met Me: A Memoir by the Man Who Discovered Prince. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bruce Arena discusses and signs What’s Wrong with US?. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nick Dybek reads from his new novel The Verdun Affair. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 6/30: Reading Takes You to the Concert Hall: An afternoon with author Aja Gabel and the Kadima String Quartet. Aja Gabel reads from and discusses her debut novel The Ensemble, joined by the aforementioned quartet. 3:30 p.m. at the LAPL Studio City Branch.

Paddy Hirsch reads from his debut novel The Devil’s Half Mile. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Precious Okoyomon and Feliz Lucia Molina read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Kathleen Winter and Dexter L. Booth read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 7/1: BuzzFeeds’s Farrah Penn moderates the YA Summer Reading Panel. Featuring Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka, Britta Lundin, Aminah Mae Safi, Bridget Morrissey, and Dana Davis. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rachel Stolzman Gullo discusses and signs her novel Practice Dying. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Ada Calhoun, with Carlene Bauer, discusses and signs Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Paul Tremblay reads from and discusses his new novel, The Cabin at the End of the World, in conversation with Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara of the Reading Glasses podcast. 6 p.m. at The Last 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_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →