Notable Los Angeles: 9/24–9/30


Monday 9/24: Samuel Park’s friends Jim Gavin and Marc Novak read from and discuss the late author’s posthumous book, The Caregiver. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kevin Kwan discusses and signs Rich People Problems, with Tan Kheng Hua and Rebecca Sun. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Daniel Siegel discusses his new book, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, in conversation with Elisha Goldstein. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 9/25: Red Hen Press presents a reading with Brittany Ackerman, Ryka Aoki, Bradley Bazzle, Cai Emmons, and Tammy Lynne Stoner. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free, but RSVP required.

Lisa Brackmann discusses her new book, Black Swan Rising, in conversation with Steph Cha. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Shannon and Dean Hale present and sign The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare, joined by LeUyen Pham. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jose Antonio Vargas discusses his new book Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, with Viet Thanh Nguyen. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

PEN Presents: Myriam Gurba and Eileen Myles discussing the impact history has on art and conflict. 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. Tickets are $20 here.

Wednesday 9/26: Kerry Tepperman Campbell and Elizabeth Iannaci read from their poetry. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Book Publishing but Were Afraid to Ask. With Joseph Di Prisco, Dara Hyde, Lorne M. Buchman, David Francis, and Km Dower. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jeanne McCulloch discusses her memoir All Happy Families, with Laurie Winer. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Soraya Chemaly discussing her book, Rage Becomes Her, in conversation with Amy Baer. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $30 here.

Thursday 9/27: Sally Field discusses and signs her new memoir, In Pieces. She will be in conversation with Patt Morrison. Presented by Vroman’s Bookstore. 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $40 here.

Jessica Hopper discusses her book Night Moves, with Josh Kun. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 9/28: Jeff Roland and illustrator Adamah Vanarsdale sign Maury the Miserable Vampire. 6 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Michael Broder, Robert Carr, and Ramón García read from their poetry. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Grady Chambers discusses his book of poetry North American Stadiums, and Elizabeth Metzger discusses her book of poetry The Spirit Papers. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Amy Dresner celebrates the paperback release of her memoir, My Fair Junkie. She will be joined by Jerry Stahl. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Judy Juanita presents a live reading and discussion of her play Life Is a Carousel. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 9/29: The Lambda LitFest 2018 kicks off at 11 a.m. today for a full week of literary events! Check out panels, discussions, signings, readings, workshops, and more! All celebrating the diverse patchwork of LGBTQ+ writers and readers in and around Los Angeles.

Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs Liar, Liar. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bonnie Chau reads from her collection of short stories All Roads Lead to Blood. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 9/30: Beth Ricanati, MD discusses and signs Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Josh Sabarra revisits his memoir Porn Again, with Missy Martinez and Dylan James, as part of Lambda LitFest 2018. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Are We Still Writing Endings? A reading and panel discussion about writing, HIV/AIDS, and more. Featuring Robert Carr, Michael Broder, and Ramón García. Moderated by Karen Kevorkian. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free. Part of Lambda LitFest 2018.

Weston Ochse signs Burning Sky, Maria Alexander signs Snowbound, and Christa Faust and Gary Phillips sign Batman: The Killing Joke. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

BUSted! Returns for another round of live storytelling about getting around Los Angeles without a car. Featuring Ruby Cooper, Katya Duft, Christopher Korbel, See Susanita Sì, and Reina Victoria. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Mary McCoy launches her new book, I, Claudia. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Danielle Vincent reads from and discusses her new book, YOU-NICORN. She will be joined in conversation by Beth Mcilvaine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s 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_. More from this author →