Notable Los Angeles: 9/3–9/9

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Monday 9/3: It’s Labor Day, y’all. Stores are closed. Take one of the books on your TBR pile to that BBQ, though.

Tuesday 9/4: Mark Gunther discusses and signs his novel Without Jenny. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Erin Gibson discusses and signs Feminasty. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Ulin discusses the reissue of his book The Lost Art of Reading. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 9/5: Somaiya Daud reads from and discusses her debut novel, Mirage, in conversation with Leigh Bardugo. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

The Art of the Short. Debbie Graber reads from her story collection Kevin Kramer Starts on Monday, Michelle Blair Wilker reads from her collection, Chain Linked, and Jacqueline Suskin reads from her poetry collection The Edge of the Continent. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Mark Gunther discusses and signs his novel Without Jenny. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Patrick DeWitt reads from his new novel French Exit. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 9/6: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel discusses and signs The Browns of California. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Michael Cassutt discusses and signs The Astronaut Maker. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Terence Harkin discusses and signs The Big Buddha Bicycle Race. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ben Marcus reads from his new collection of stories Notes from the Fog. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 9/7: Amy Meyerson discusses and signs The Bookshop of Yesterdays, in conversation with Nova Jacobs. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Martin Jay Weiss discusses and signs The Second Son. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Leah Dietrich discusses her nonfiction book Vanishing Twins with Sarah Manguso. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Carla Harryman, Will Alexander, and Deborah Meadows read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Saturday 9/8: Ashley Mills Monaghan presents her children’s book A Little Goes a Long Way. With special guest, illustrator Vivian Nguyen. 10:30 a.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Annual publication reading of the Lummox Poetry Anthology. Featuring contributors Vachine, Jonnathon Church, William Taylor, Jr.,Jeff Alfier, Gil Hagen Hill, Don Campbell, Linda Singer, Gary Jacobelly, Kevin Ridgeway, Mike Meloan, Marie Lecrivain, Sharyl Collin,lalo kikiriki, Kit Courter, Linda Neal, Nancy Shiffrin, Chuka Susan Chesney, Frank Kearns, Lynn Bronstein, Laura Munoz-Larbig, Charles Harmon, and Jackie Chou. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Richard Kadrey presents and signs Hollywood Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Jeri Westerson discusses and signs The Deepest Grave. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Elaine Mokhtefi discusses her memoir Algiers, Third World Capital. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wyomia Tyus presents and signs Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Jos Charles, and Rodney Koeneke read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 9/9: Elliott Turner discusses and signs The Night of the Virgin. 1 p.m. at Book Soup.

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

Roar Shack presents The Story within the Story. Featuring readings by Natalie Mislang Mann, Angela Bullock, Devin Galaudet, Martin Weiss, and Mark Sarvas. Plus a Live Write competition. Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m.. at 826LA in Echo Park.

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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 →