Notable Los Angeles: 7/9–7/15


Tuesday 7/10: Saul Austerlitz discusses and signs Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Flor Edwards discusses and signs Apocalypse Child: A Life in End Times. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ottessa Moshfegh reads from her new novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 7/11: Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present Seymour Stein, in conversation with Henry Rollins, discussing and signing Siren Song: My Life in Music. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Public Library.

Sarah Williamson presents and signs Let’s Go!. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Zoé Samudzi discusses her new book As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/12: Rachel Kushner reads from and discusses her new book, The Mars Room, in conversation with Mitch Kamin. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Neel Patel, in conversation with Jade Chang, discusses and signs If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi: Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ken Goldstein discusses and signs From Nothing: A Novel of Technology, Bar Music, and Redemption. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Amber Tamblyn reads from her debut novel Any Man, in conversation with Janet Fitch. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 7/13: Evgenia Citkowitz discusses and signs The Shades. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Leslie Schwartz discusses her memoir The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time, with Bernadette Murphy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Catana Comics creator Catana Chetwynd presents her new book, Little Moments of Love. She will be joined by artist and author Liz Climo. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 7/14: Raymond Villareal discusses and signs A Peoples History of the Vampire Uprising. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

James Pogue discusses his nonfiction book Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Dark Hush. A series of readings of plays by poets. Featuring works by Wallace Stevens, Frank O’Hara, Sylvia Plath, and Leonard Cohen. Curated by Beth Ruscio and Darrel Larson. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 7/15: Garret Weyr discusses and signs The Language of Spells. Perfect for readers age 10-14. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Glynnis MacNicol discusses her memoir No One Tells You This, with Ann Friedman. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Will Alexander and Andrew Joron read from their poetry. 7 p.m. 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 →