Notable Los Angeles: 7/23–7/29

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Monday 7/23: Sally Koslow discusses and signs Another Side of Paradise, and Michelle Gable discusses and signs The Summer I Met Jack. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Brian Catling discusses and signs The Cloven. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 7/24: Elyssa Friedland discusses and signs The Intermission, with Allison Winn Scotch. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Chas Smith discusses and signs Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing’s Greatest Love Affair. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Daniel Lewis discusses and signs Belonging on an Island. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 7/25: Charles Rosenberg discusses and signs The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington. With Lee Goldberg. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chelsea Hodson discusses her collection of essays Tonight I’m Someone Else, with Wendy C. Ortiz. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/26: Translator Boris Dralyuk discusses and signs Mikhail Zoshchenko’s Sentimental Tales. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl discuss and sign Rad Girls Can. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jon Michael Varese celebrates the release of his debut novel The Spirit Photographer. In conversation with Spencer McCall. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Marina Shifrin discusses her memoir 30 Before 30. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 7/27: Megan Abbott reads from her new novel Give Me Your Hand, in conversation with Tom Perrotta. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

T. Sean Steele celebrates the release of his latest novel, Tacky Goblin. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Saturday 7/28: Jon Michael Varese signs The Spirit Photographer. 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Melissa Broder and Alex Dimitrov present The Pisces and Together and By Ourselves. 5 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl discuss and sign Rad Girls Can. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sonia Greenfield, Donna Hilbert, and Marton Ott read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 7/29: Charles Rosenberg discusses and signs his thriller The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Keith Fahey discusses and signs Falcon Will Give Birth to the Rover. Thomas M. Hewlett discusses and signs One Death at a Time (Volume One). Karen Rae discusses and signs Stage Fright Free. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Green Tara Press presents readings by Jerry Garcia, Sandra Sloss Geideman, Margaret Drewry Walsh, Bob Alonzi, Cynthia Gregory, and Catherine Auman. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free, but donations accepted.

BUSted! Storytelling about getting around LA without a car. Featuring Raymond Christian, Katya Duft, Adriane Hoff, and more. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Derek Milman reads from his young adult novel Scream All Night, with Naomi Grossman. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

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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 →