Notable Los Angeles: 8/6–8/12

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Monday 8/6: Michael Mejia discusses and signs Tokyo. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 8/7: Kerry Cohen discusses her new book, Lush: A Memoir, in conversation with Jillian Lauren. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Olivia Hussey discusses and signs The Girl on the Balcony. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 8/8: Jo Scott-Coe discusses MASS: A Sniper, a Father, and a Priest and Tim Kirk discusses Burnt. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Jean Guerrero discusses and signs Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Andrew Shaffer discusses and signs Hope Never Dies. Yes, the Obama/Biden book. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 8/9: Elliott Turner presents his debut work, The Night of the Virgin. 1 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dr. Joseph Parent discusses and signs A Walk in the Wood. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jos Charles discusses her second collection of poetry, feeld. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 8/10: An Evening of Words and Music. Featuring Laurel Blossom and Carmaig de Forest, with Rex Weiner, M. L. Liebler, the Los Angeles Coyote Monk Poetry Band featuring Dave Soyars, Willie Aron, John Bardy, and Pat Thomas. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 8/11: David Massengill signing his two horror novels, The Skin That Fits and Red Swarm. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Summer Hot Dish: Cheese & Crackers. Featuring Shauna Barbosa, Hope Ewing, Peter Hsu, Siel Ju, MariNaomi, and Ashley Perez. Hosted by J. Ryan Stradal and Summer Block Kumar. And, yes, there will be cheese and crackers. Doors open at 5 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park. $6.

Joshua Mattson reads from his debut novel A Short Film About Disappointment. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Celebration event for Daughters of Babylon Volume I: An Anthology of Thelemic Writing, featuring eight contributing writers. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 8/12: IWOSC members read from their works. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Soap Box Poets Open Reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Jennifer Graeser Dornbush discusses and signs her debut mystery The Coroner. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Cory Taylor discusses his new book, How Hitler Was Made: Germany and the Rise of the Perfect Nazi. 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. The event is presented as part of the museum’s Holocaust Survivors Stories program.

Roar Shack presents The Whole of the Moon. Featuring Lisbeth Coiman, Armine Iknadossian, Michelle Wilker, Aruni Wijesinghe, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, and Jasmine Towns. Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.

A conversation with a.j.k. o’donnell about her new book, This Void Beckons. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Lucy Bellwood presents her newest collection of comics, 100 Demon Dialogues. 6 p.m. at Other Books.

Terry Graham reads and signs Punk Like Me. 7:30 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 →