Notable Los Angeles: 7/30–8/5

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Monday 7/30: George Mannix and Lila McLaughlin discuss and sign G.I. Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Manuel Pastor discusses and signs State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

USC professor David Charles Sloane celebrates the release of Is the Cemetery Dead?. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Tuesday 7/31: Patrick Hasburgh discusses and signs Pirata. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bree Barton, with Christine Riccio, discusses and signs Heart of Thorns. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Garin Pirnia signs Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Homo-Centric returns with Summer Fresh. Featuring R Daniel Foster, Jack Kaulfus, and CB Lee. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 8/1: Michael Scott Moore discusses and signs The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Garin Pirnia presents Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 8/2: A night of Unhealthy Poetry, hosted by Sarah Nivala and Molly Ash. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tisha Morris discusses and signs Clutter Intervention: How Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Marc Ambinder discusses and signs The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

WCCW Reading Series: Control. Featuring Bridgette Bianca, Shacole Hamlett, B.A. Williams, and Melissa Ximena. Presented by Nina Rota and Sara Finnerty. 7:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center for Creative Work.

R. O. Kwon reads from her debut novel The Incendiaries, with Jade Chang. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Silver Linings: Stories through Story and Song. Themed around “the shell must break before the bird can fly.” Hosted by Meredith Baker. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Friday 8/3: Susie Orman Schnall discusses The Subway Girls, in conversation with Taylor Jenkins Reid. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Saturday 8/4: Alison Arngrim discusses and signs Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Olson and Learned to Love Being Hated, in conversation with Eric Andrews-Katz. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Onnesha Roychoudhuri discusses her new book The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America, with Jenny Yang. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 8/5: La Poesía Festival. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free, but donations accepted.

#MeToo book event featuring Alexis Rafael signing Sex and the Cyborg Goddess. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

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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 →