Notable Los Angeles: 9/10–9/16

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Monday 9/10: Keith O’Brien discusses and signs Fly Girls. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Claudia Dey reads from her new novel Heartbreaker. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Yuval Noah Harari and his new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 9/11: Clementine Ford discusses her nonfiction book Fight Like a Girl, with Alexandra Tweten. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Gary Shteyngart reads from Lake Success. 8 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center. Presented by Book Soup. Tickets start at $28 here.

Release party for Made in L.A.—Stories Rooted in the City of Angels. Featuring readings by contributing authors Cody Sisco, Allison Rose, Gabi Lorino, Amy Sterling-Casil, and Andre Hardy. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 9/12: D. Wystan Owen discusses and signs Other People’s Love Affairs: Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rebecca Clarren reads from her debut novel Kickdown, with Ken Bensinger. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Readings from They Said. Featuring readings by contributing authors Molly Bendall, Martin Ott, Sarah Suzor, Maggie Woodward, and Gail Wronsky. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 9/13: Alan D. Castel, Ph.D. discusses and signs Better with Age. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Peter Blauner discusses and signs Sunrise Highway. 7 p.m. at Book Soup

Paula Saunders reads from her debut novel The Distance Home. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

P.I.E. Collective open mic. This week’s featured poets are James Stowe and Kellie Augusta. Ten slots open, sign ups start at 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Friday 9/14: Carpenter & Anthony Burch present and sign Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 1. 1 p.m. at Book Soup.

Julia Whicker, in conversation with Edan Lepucki, discusses and signs Wonderblood. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Stoya reads from her book Philosophy, Pussycats, and Porn. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Gerry Orz presents his new book, Lucky or Not, Here I Come. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 9/15: Josh Crute presents and signs Oliver: The Second-Largest Living Thing on Earth. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Zenobia Neil reads from her new novel The Jinni’s Last Wish. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Blake Nemec, Ash Ponders, and Eric Saenz read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 9/16: Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Robert Rand discusses and signs The Menendez Murders. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

Cynthia Lim discusses and signs her memoir Wherever You Are. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Drag Queen Story Hour. Featuring Valora von Tease and hosted by Michael Roybal-Gonzalez. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Gerry Orz presents his new book, Lucky or Not, Here I Come. Oh, and Gerry? He’s seventeen. 6:30 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_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →