Notable Los Angeles: 10/15–10/21

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Monday 10/15: Joseph Olshan discusses and signs Black Diamond Fall. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ed Lin, with Naomi Hirahara, discusses and signs 99 Ways to Die. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Walter Mosley reads from his new novel John Woman. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 10/16: Walter Mosley reads from his new novel John Woman. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Justine Bateman, in conversation with Moon Zappa, discusses and signs Fame: The Hijacking of Reality. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jessica Hische celebrates the launch of her debut picture book Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Kwame Alexander discusses his new book Swing, with Nikki Giovanni and Wendy Calhoun. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 10/17: The Science of Shakespeare with Dan Falk. 7 p.m. at Baxter Hall at CalTech.

Kim Sagwa discusses her new book Mina, with Chiwan Choi. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/18: Michael Ausiello discusses and signs Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Marie Miranda Cruz, in conversation with Erin Fry, discusses and signs Everlasting Nora. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

John Scalzi signs the new book in his Interdependency series, The Consuming Fire. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Reyna Grande discusses her new memoir A Dream Called Home, with Kirin Khan. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 10/19: Zainab Salbi discusses and signs Freedom Is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Reeves presents her new book And Then You Die of Dysentery: Lessons in Adulting from The Oregon Trail. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Book launch party for Attendance, by Rocío Carlos and Rachel McLeod Kaminer. They will be joined by Sara Borjas, traci kato-kiriyama, and Ashaki Jackson. 7:30 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Brooke Barker discusses her new comic Sad Animal Babies. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sandra Simonds, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, and Lily Hoang read from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 10/20: Erica Dawson discusses and signs When Rap Spoke Straight to God, and Morgan Parker discusses and signs There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tahereh Mafi, with Ibtihaj Muhammad, discusses and signs A Very Large Expanse of Sea. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Eileen Truax discusses her nonfiction book We Built the Wall. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sandra Simonds and Geoffrey G. O’Brien read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

The New Series, with Héctor Tobar, Dana Johnson, and Brendan Constantine. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 10/21: Live Talks LA presents An Afternoon with Pete Souza. He will be discussing his upcoming book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents. 3 p.m. at the Frost Auditorium at Culver City High School. Tickets start at $45 here.

Libby Babbott-Klein presents and signs Baby Feminists. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Poetry Brothel’s 4th annual masquerade! It’s so much more than poetry. 6 p.m. at El Cid. Tickets are $40 here.

Author Zack Teperman, illustrator Willie Pena, and editor Max Reisman present their new book, Cut the Bull$hit. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

What Books Press presents Paul Lieber reading from his new poetry collection Interrupted by the Sea, and Bill Mohn reading from his new collection The Headwaters of Nirvana / Los Manantiales del Nirvanain. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Santa Monica Review, hosted by editor Andrew Tonkovich. Three recent contributors will read from their works. 7:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members 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 →