Notable Los Angeles: 7/2–7/8

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Monday 7/2: Cara Black discusses and signs Murder on the Left Bank. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Sevilla Writers House presents Eleanor Rigby: A reading for all the lonely people. Featuring Jessica Abughattas, Lyndsay Hall, Jeremy Radin, Madeline Stevens, and Kimberly Faith Waid. 2 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Tuesday 7/3: Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold discuss their graphic novel Cottons: The Secret of the Wind, with Cecil Castellucci. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 7/4: Dude. Every place is closed for the holiday. Take today to read a good book, before They come to burn them.

Thursday 7/5: Your loving and hardworking bookstore staff, and any visiting authors, will simply be too hungover to do any reading events.

Friday 7/6: Paul Tremblay signs his new book The Cabin at the End of the World. 6 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Jennifer Armstrong, with Greg Behrendt, discusses and signs Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Wall of Meat, featuring Randy Cauthen using, I presume, his poetry to envision the politically powerful constructing a literal wall of meat around the White House. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 7/7: Brad Sykes discusses and signs Terror in the Desert. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Noir in Our Age, with Alan K. Rode and Suzanne Lummis. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 7/8: Amy Fusselman discusses and signs Idiophone, in conversation with Sarah Manguso. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Roar Shack presents This Belongs to You. Featuring readings by Josh Tager, Ernesto Cepeda, Erica Blumfield, Kenji Liu, Ashaki Jackson, and Natalie Graham. Come prepared to do a LiveWrite competition as well. Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

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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 →