Notable Los Angeles: 11/5–11/11


Monday 11/5: Home Fire: An Evening with Kamila Shamsie. 7 p.m. at Town and Gown at USC.

Seth Greenland discusses and signs The Hazards of Good Fortune, in conversation with Tom Lutz. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Norman Seeff presents and signs Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions, in conversation with Malka Marom. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nathaniel Philbrick discusses and signs In the Hurricane’s Eye. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 11/6: Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors discuss and sign The Feminine Revolution. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Éric Vuillard discusses his book The Order of the Day, with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 11/7: PEN America presents Beowulf Sheehan discussing and signing Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ezra Claytan Daniels discusses and signs Upgrade Soul, and Ben Passmore discusses and signs Your Black Friend and Other Strangers. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 11/8: The Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology reading, featuring Lori Sambol Brody, Christoper DeWan, Ruth LeFaive, Jan Stinchcomb, and Denise Tolan. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gary Busey discusses and signs Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kristen Tracy discusses her collection of poetry Half-Lizard, with Thomas Sadoski. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Frankie Norstad, Amina Cain, Laura Vena, and Adrienne Walser perform and read as part of WCCW Reading Series: UNSCHOOLING. 7:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center for Creative Work.

Friday 11/9: Jason Starr discusses and signs Fugitive Red, with Jerry Stahl. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Amanda Lucidon discusses and signs Reach Higher. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Noah Warren, Elizabeth Metzger, and William Brewer read in celebration of Max Ritvo’s  new books, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship and The Final Voicemails. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Wayétu Moore discusses her debut novel She Would Be King, with Allison Noelle Conner. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 11/10: Karen Finley discusses and signs Grabbing Pussy. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Elizabeth Treadwell, Danielle Pafunda, and Deborah Poe read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 11/11: Soap Box Poets open reading. Five-minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

William Knoedelseder discusses and signs Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Roar Shack presents a special Resistance poetry show! Featuring poets published in Not My President: the Anthology of Dissent. Nicelle Davis, Amy Davis, Kit Bacon-Gressitt, Gerda Govine Ituarte, Bonnie S. Kaplan, Anita McLaughlin, Terry Stevenson, and Jacqueline Derner Tchakalian will read from their poems. Plus, Live Write! 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.

Marissa Meyer reads from and signs Archenemies. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.


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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_. More from this author →