Notable Los Angeles: 10/22–10/28

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Monday 10/22: Chris Gethard discusses and signs Lose Well. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Erika Kotite discusses and signs She Sheds Style. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Louisa Hall signs and discusses Trinity, in conversation with Ivy Pochoda. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Nadya Tolokonnikova discusses her activism book Read & Riot, with Shepard Fairey. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Michael Beschloss discussing his book, Presidents of War, in conversation with Terrence McNally. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 10/23: Kiese Laymon signs Heavy: An American Memoir. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Joe Ide signs and discusses Wrecked. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Robert K. Elder discusses and signs The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Hope Ewing discusses and signs Movers & Shakers. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Suitcase of Chrysanthemums release party. Featuring readings from Daniel Dissinger, Tanya Ko Hong, Richard Loranger, Sophie Malleret, Yan Sham-Shackleton, Christian Georgescu, Doug Knott, and Daniel Yaryan. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Live Talks LA presents Roger Daltrey discussing his memoir, Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story, in conversation with Judd Apatow. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $45 here.

Wednesday 10/24: A reading event for #Fierce Feminism: Women in the 21st Century, an Interdisciplinary Approach. Editor Robyn McGee hosts contributors Cherise Charleswell BA, MPH, Dr. Kendra Flores DSW, Dr. Tamanika Ferguson, and more. 6:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

CJ Chiver signs and discusses The Fighters, in conversation with Jack Walker. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Scary Stories Around the Pitfire. Featuring spooky readings by Laurie Finkelstein, Mark J. Rose, Mike Robinson, Sean Patrick Traver, Diana Giovinazzo Tierney, Flo Selfman, Robin Reed, Brad C. Hodson, Tori Eldridge, Naomi Brett Rourke, Vanta M. Black, Eddie Louise, Christina Cigala, and Robert Yehling. 7 p.m. at Pitfire Pizza.

Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Sam Witwer discuss and sign Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Maura Milan, with Romina Russell, and Bree Barton, discusses and signs Ignite the Stars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jeff Jackson reads from his new novel Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel with Janet Fitch. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/25: Chandra Lee Ingram signs Freedom Child. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Tammy Lynne Stoner, with Jillian Lauren and Siel Ju, discusses and signs Sugar Land. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs Liar Liar. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Sean Wilentz signs and discusses No Property in Man, in conversation with Rebecca Brown. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Pierre Alex Jeanty reads from and signs Him. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Sam Witwer discuss and sign Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wendy Wilkins presents Sex, Love and Cops: A Memoir. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 10/26: Belletrist and the Paris Review present Jeffrey Eugenides, in conversation with Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss, discussing and signing The Virgin Suicides (25th Anniversary Edition). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dylan Thuras presents his new book The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid, with special guest moderator Michael Stevens. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield present their book 131 Different Things. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 10/27: Bill Sullivan discusses and signs Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Danielle Krysa discusses her art book A Big Important Art Book. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

What Books Press presents Bill Mohr and Paul Lieber. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 10/28: Brendan Kane discusses and signs One Million Followers. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Firbolg Publishing presents Birthing Monsters: Frankenstein’s Cabinet of Curiosities and Cruelties. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Dusty Thompson presents and signs Almost Odis: My Preppy Life with My Redneck Dad. Josh Hickman presents and signs Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur’s Hoagie of Horror: A Comic Horror Novel in Five Parts. Jess Ponce III presents and signs Everyday Celebrity: A Personal Branding Guide from a Hollywood Media Coach. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Blas Falconer, Katie Ford, L.A. Johnson, and Carly Joy Miller read from their poetry. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

BUSted! Storytelling from people in LA who don’t have cars. Featuring Ruby Cooper, Katya Duft, Christopher Korbel, See Susanita Sì, and Reina Victoria. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Micah Perks reads from her collection of short stories True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape, with Ben Loory. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Noir at the Bar L.A. — Chilled to the Marrow! Featuring Sara Gran, Attica Locke, Gary Phillips, David J Schow, Aaron Phillip Clark, Anna Snoekestra, Dennis Palumbo, and Duane Swierczynski. There will also be a raffle and auction to raise money to help Duane’s daughter in her fight against child leukemia. Hosted by Eric Beetner and SW Lauden. 7 p.m. at the Mandrake Bar.

Live Talks LA presents RuPaul discussing his book, GuRu. 7 p.m. at The Montalban Theater. Tickets start at $25 here.

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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 →