Notable Los Angeles: 10/1–10/7

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Monday 10/1: Ryan Hampton discusses and signs American Fix. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Taran Matharu, with Maureen Goo, discusses and signs The Summoner’s Handbook. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Bruna Nessif presents her debut book Let That Shit Go. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 10/2: Dennis Vaughn discusses and signs his novel The Longboat. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Dick Miller and Caelum Vatnsdal sign You Don’t Know Me, But You Love Me. 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Leslie Zemeckis discusses and signs Feuding Fan Dancers. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nicole Maggi discusses and signs What They Don’t Know. In conversation with Julie Buxbaum. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ann Tweedy, Elizabeth Hall, Cathleen Chambless, Amy Spalding, CB Lee, and Myriam Gurba read from their works. Part of Lambda Lit Fest 2018. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Diana Arterian reads from her book of poetry Playing Monster :: Seiche, and Allie Rowbottom reads from her memoir Jell-O Girls: A Family History. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott present their new book 100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 10/3: Queering Children’s Lit with Anastasia Higginbotham and Brontez Purnell, and moderator Pickle. 6 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Olga Tokarczuk discusses and signs Flights. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Vroman’s Bookstore presents An Evening with Hank Green. Green will present his new book An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. 7 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $30 + fees here.

Brian Phillips discusses his collection of essays Impossible Owls, with Amy Nicholson. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/4: Claire Bidwell Smith celebrates the release of Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief, joined in conversation by Hope Edelman. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Julia Mossbridge discusses and signs The Premonition Code. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Juan Gabriel Vasquez reads from his newest novel The Shape of the Ruins. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Drunken Masters celebrates Lambda Lit Fest 2018 with a night devoted to LGBTQ+ writing. Readers will present excerpts of their work in front of the three-judge panel of Wendy C. Ortiz, Steven Reigns, and Chelsea Mone’t and receive drunkenly masterful feedback. Plus, DJs and dancing! 8 p.m. at Civic Center Studios.

Friday 10/5: Trumpocalypse: Can Writing Books Help Save a Seriously F*cked World? With Melissa Chadburn, Daniel Smetanka, Cindy Chupack, and Natashia Deón. Part of Lambda Lit Fest 2018. 6:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Kathleen Kaufman discusses and signs Hag. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Reyna Grande discusses and signs A Dream Called Home, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Billy Hanson presents his collection, Spider Season. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Queer Writing Teachers From UCLA’s Writers’ Program. Featuring Noel Alumit, Antonia Crane, Seth Fischer, Charles Jenson, and Mathew Rodriguez. 8 p.m. at Skylight Books.

PEN presents yayy it’s jayy: Open Mic Night with jayy dodd & friends. Part of Lambda Lit Fest 2018. 7 p.m. at The Black Cat.

Saturday 10/6: Adrien Finkel discusses and signs My Naked Truth. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Justine Bateman discusses her memoir Fame, with Rainn Wilson. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 10/7: Nicole Maggi signs What They Don’t Know, and Mary McCoy signs I, Claudia. 2 p.m. at Once Upon a Time Bookstore.

Mario Garcia discusses and signs Father Luis Olivares: A Biography. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Anne-Marie Kinney reads from her new novel Coldwater Canyon, with Anthony Miller. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

LA Poesía Féstival. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

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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 →