Notable Los Angeles: 10/29–11/4

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Monday 10/29: Jeffrey Lewis discusses and signs Bealport: A Novel of a Town. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Celebrate Paperback L.A., Book 2 with publisher Prospect Park Books, editor Susan LaTempa, honorary co-chairs Corie Brown and Richard Natale and contributors. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Ben Barnz in conversation with Jodie Foster for the launch of his book WE: An Adoption and A Memoir. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks L.A. presents Jill Soloway discussing their memoir, She Wants It: Desire Power and Toppling the Patriarchy. In conversation with Hannah Gadsby. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 10/30: Renee Linnell discusses and signs her memoir The Burn Zone. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Nina Barrett discusses and signs The Leopold and Loeb Files. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Leif Enger discusses and signs Virgil Wander. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jane Sherron De Hart discusses and signs Ruth Bader Ginsberg: A Life. 7:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Wednesday 10/31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thursday 11/1: Tim Mohr discusses and signs Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Christian Kracht discusses and signs The Dead. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller discuss and sign OtherEarth. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Katya Cengel discusses and signs her new book Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Silver Linings Story Telling, hosted by Merdeth Baker. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 11/2: Amy Ratcliffe discusses and signs Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tracy Daugherty discusses his new biography Leaving the Gay Place. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Full Circle: The Creative World of Orson Welles, hosted by Suzanne Lumis. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Saturday 11/3: Dan Lyons discusses his nonfiction book Lab Rats, with Karen Grisby Bates. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Omar Epps discusses and signs his new memoir From Fatherless to Fatherhood. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Daniel Knauf signs his book of poetry, NoHo Gloaming and the Curious Coda of Anthony Santos. 7:30 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Sunday 11/4: Drag Queen Story Hour. 3  p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Steven Sher reads from his poetry. 3:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

18 Wheels of Science Fiction group signing. Featuring John DeChancie, Gary Phillips, Lisa Morton, Del Howison, Paul Carlson, Kate Jonez, Edward M. Erdelac, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Janet Joyce Holden, Sean Patrick Traver, Jeff Seeman, Carla Robinson, Lucio Rodriguez, and Eric Miller. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Nicole Seymour discusses her nonfiction book Bad Environmentalism. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

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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 →