Notable Los Angeles: 10/8–10/14

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Monday 10/8: Tillie Walden reads from and signs On a Sunbeam. In conversation with Jen Wang. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Deborah Harkness discusses and signs Time’s Convert. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Heather Havrilesky discusses her collection of essays What If This Were Enough?, with Ann Friedman. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Scott Harrison in conversation with Sophia Bush discussing his memoir, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World. 8 pm. at The Moss Theatre. GA tickets are free, tickets + book begin at $30 here.

Tuesday 10/9: Chelsea Clinton discusses and signs Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference. 6 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Devin Galaudet discusses and signs 10,000 Miles with My Dead Father’s Ashes. In conversation with Patrick O’Neil. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Sarah Fawn Montgomery discusses and signs Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Andre Dubus III discusses and signs Gone So Long, in conversation with Tom Perrotta. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Natasha Young celebrates the launch of her new book, Static Flux. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Ashley and Leslie Saunders launch their debut book, The Rule of One. They will be joined in conversation with Bree Barton. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents Lisa Brennan-Jobs in conversation with Lisa Napoli discussing her memoir, Small Fry. 8 pm. at The Moss Theatre. GA tickets are free, tickets + book begin at $30 here.

Wednesday 10/10: Joe Ide reads from and sigs Wrecked, an IQ novel. 6 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams discuss History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know, with Janina Gavankar. 6:30 p.m. at the Edendale Library. RSVP here.

Deborah and James Fallows discuss Our Towns. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Evelyn McDonnell discusses and signs Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse present and sign Mycroft & Sherlock. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Caitlin Doughty celebrates the paperback release of her book From Here to Eternity. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Women in Media celebrates National Reading Group Month, with Gretchen Bonaduce and her new memoir, Surviving Agent Orange; Laura Dave with Hello Sunshine; and Robinne Lee with The Idea of You. Moderated by Ezina Le Blanc. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/11: Barry Gifford, in conversation with Jim Ruland, discusses and signs The Cuban Club: Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Levithan discusses and signs Someday. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ed Brubaker discusses his new graphic novel My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, with Jeff Garlin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Punk Museum and Lost Word Press present Terry Graham reading from Punk Like Me! With Colin Peterson, Lee Busch, FiFi, Gitane Demone Quartet, Sonic Utopia, and special guests. Hosted by Tequila Mockingbird. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

PEN America presents Writing the Wrongs of Omission: New York Times Overlooked. With Amy Padnani, Nikita Stewart, Lidia Yuknavitch, and moderator Monica Drake. With special appearances by Francis Ford Coppola, Atsuko Okatsuka, Michele Selene Ang, and Storm Reid. 8 p.m. at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. Tickets start at $15 here.

Live Talks LA presents Eric Idle in conversation with Bob Saget, discussing his memoir Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography. 8 p.m. at Frost Auditorium at Culver City High School. Tickets start at $25 here.

Friday 10/12: Claremont Graduate University presents their 7th Annual Poetry Reading & Art Show. Featuring readings by Patricia Smith, Lynne Thompson, Ashanti Anderson, and Inez Tan. 6 p.m. at CGU Art.

Jim Provenzano discusses and signs Now I’m Here. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Group event presenting and signing Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage. Featuring Pejman Vahdat, Binta Niambi Brown, Carey Albertine, and Saira Rao. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Spoken word poet Phil Kaye performs pieces from his debut book of poetry, Date & Time. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Peter Gadol reads from his new novel The Stranger Game. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Mark Edward Rhodes presents A Personal Anthology – Early and Mid-Century Poets. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 10/13: Thea Lim discusses and signs An Ocean of Minutes, in conversation with Jean Chen Ho. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

Shabnam Samuel discusses her memoir A Fractured Life. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 10/14: Ronald S. Barak discusses and signs his novel The Puppet Master. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Cherise Wolas discusses and signs The Family Tabor. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Reading and publication party for Spillway 26. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Lydia Kiesling discusses her debut novel The Golden State, with Edan Lepucki. 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 →