Notable Los Angeles: 1/14–1/20


Monday 1/14: Daniel Nieblas discusses and signs My Battle with Terrorism. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mickey and Dick Flacks discuss and sign Making History / Making Blintzes. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Dr. Jeremy Goldberg reads from his new book poems, It’ll Be Okay, and You Will Be Too. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/15: Brian Belovitch discusses and signs Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Hammer Readings presents Evgenia Citkowitz. Reading will be followed by a discussion with UCLA professor Mona Simpson. 7:30 p.m. at the Hammer Museum.

Lesley-Ann Brown discusses her latest book, Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son. In conversation with Mark Valley. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 1/16: Corky Hale discusses and signs Corky Hale Uncorked!: A Life of Music, Marriage, and Making a Difference. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

A.G. Howard discusses and signs Stain. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Book release party for Gabriel Hart, Jean-Paul L. Garnier, Adam Mars, and Tony DuShane. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reads from her new novel Sketchtasy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 1/17: Blair Imani discusses and signs Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jenn Stroud Rossmann reads from and signs her debut novel, The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 1/18: Patrick Kilpatrick discusses and signs Dying for Living: Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Frank Girardot Jr. discusses and signs Burned: Pyromania, Murder, and a Daughter’s Nightmare. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Brittany Ackerman discusses her collection of essays The Perpetual Motion Machine, with Davy Rothbart. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Difficult to Name Reading Series. Featuring Lina Abascal, Alana Levinson, Olivia Mascheroni, Edgar Momplaisir, Brandon Scott Wolf, and Moises Zamora. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

3rd Friday Salon. Featuring James Ragan, Tera Vale Ragan, Heather Donavon, and Steve McCormick. 8:30 p.m. at The Rapp Saloon.

Saturday 1/19: Shades & Shadows: Year Six Begins! Featuring Dino Parenti, Constantine Singer, Steven Barnes, and Ashley Dioses! Hosted by Xach Fromson (hey, that’s me!). 2 p.m. at The Mystic Museum. $10 tickets available here.

Wendy Heard, in conversation with audiobook narrator Tim Chiou, discusses and signs Hunting Annabelle. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Justin Humphreys signs The Dr. Phibes Companion: The Morbidly Romantic History of the Classic Vincent Price Horror Film Series, and William Goldstein signs all three of his books on Dr. Phibes. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Tommy Pico reads from his newest collection of poetry Junk, with Joseph Osmundson. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 1/20: Memorial for Marvin Farber. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras reads from her novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, with Lilliam Rivera. 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_. More from this author →