Notable Los Angeles: 8/13–8/19


Monday 8/13: Peter Myers discusses and signs Leonardo’s Secret: A Novel Based on the Life of Leonardo Da Vinci. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Frank Shamrock discusses and signs his book Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter. He will be joined by Ankit Shukla. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 8/14: Riley Perez discusses and signs his memoir What Is Real?: The Life and Crimes of Darnell Riley. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Adam Greenfield reads from and signs Circa. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Leslie Schwartz, with Father Greg Boyle and Celeste Freeman, discusses and signs The Lost Chapters. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Allie Rowbottom discusses and signs Jell-O Girls: A Family History, in conversation with Janet Sarbanes. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Brandy Colbert reads from her YA novel Finding Yvonne, with Lilliam Rivera. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 8/15: Adam Walker Phillips discusses and signs The Big Con: A Chuck Restic Mystery. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

EPIC. Featuring Edwin Bodney, Jeremy Radin, Nicolette Daskalakis, and Brian McGackin. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Lisa Locascio discusses her debut novel Open Me, with Karolina Waclawiak. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 8/16: Gina Wohlsdorf reads from and signs Blood Highway, and is in conversation with Steph Cha. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Andrew Lawler discusses and signs The Secret Token. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wayne Kramer discusses and signs The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the Mc5, and My Life of Impossibilities, in conversation with Jerry Stahl. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nancy Rommelmann discusses her new book, To the Bridge, a True Story of Motherhood and Murder, and is joined in conversation by Heather John Fogarty. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Virgie Tovar discusses her nonfiction book You Have the Right to Remain Fat, with Sarai Walker. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 8/17: Hot August Night: Matt Hewitt launches his comic Biker Party. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 8/18: Elisa Parhad presents and signs Los Angeles Is… 10:30 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Vanessa Hua reads from her debut novel A River of Stars, with Medaya Ocher. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 8/19: Ever wanted to volunteer at 826LA? They’re having Volunteering 101 at 1 p.m. at the Mar Vista location.

Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Illustrator John Rocco discusses and signs Percy Jackson and the Olympians the Lightning Thief Illustrated Edition. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Kristan Higgins reads from and signs Good Luck with That. In conversation with Kara Warner. 5 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Fatimah Asghar reads from her new poetry collection If They Come For Us, with Morgan Parker and Sam Bailey. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Agustin Melendez-Eyraud reads from and signs his new book The Sanctuary and other Attacks. 7:30 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_. More from this author →