Notable Los Angeles: 1/28–2/3


Monday 1/28: The rebellion begins at dawn. Wait for the signal.

Tuesday 1/29: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs Out of the Dark. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy discuss and sign This Promise of Change. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tess Brown-Lavoie, Harmony Holiday, and Tommy Pico read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Audrey Harris and Matthew Gleeson discuss their translation of Amparo Davila’s The Houseguest. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 1/30: Thomas Perry discusses and signs The Burglar. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Andre Dubus III reads from and discusses his works. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at the Goldsmith Campus for OTIS.

Madhuri Vijay reads from her debut novel The Far Field. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 1/31: John Kim discusses and signs I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck: An Everyman’s Guide to a Meaningful Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Judge Michelle Ahnn and Judge Frederick Weisberg discuss and sign Tough Cases. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

PEN America presents the 2019 Emerging Voices Welcome Party. With new fellows Judy Choi, Anthony Hoang, Fajer Alexander Khansa, T.K. Lê, and Dare Williams. 7 p.m. at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Free, but RSVP here.

RAD! Residency, with Will Alexander and Carlos Lara. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sam Lipsyte reads from his new novel Hark. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Jason Rezaian discussing his book, Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out, in conversation with Maz Jobrani. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre. It’s sold out, but you can always try standby.

Friday 2/1: Opening Night event for Rare Books LA. Old books, fine prints, and more from around the world. Tickets are $10-20 here, and benefit the Huntington Library. 2 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Amina Akhtar discusses and signs #fashionvictim. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Emily Yoon discusses her collection of poetry A Cruelty Special to Our Species, in conversation with Muriel Leung and Morgan Parker. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

LA poet Milo Martin and his mother Vivian Hanson will read poetry and share life stories. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/2: Happy Groundhog Day!

Ari Seth Cohen presents and signs Advanced Love. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Michelle Tea reads from Castle on the River Vistula, with Brendan Scannell. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Dark Delicacies Relocation Fundraiser. The Home of Horror is getting priced out of their current location, and to help pay for the move and building the new space, they’re auctioning off ALL KINDS OF COOL STUFF from their twenty-four years (and counting). 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

GennaRose Nethercott and Jos Charles read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018 reading. 8 p.m. at Book Show.

Poetry In Motion presents Herstory2. Featuring Anne Betts, Kelly Carlin, Diane Sherry Case, Bara Grant, Monica Piper, Penny Payser, and Carrie White. Tickets are $15 here, or $20 at the door. $10 if you’re a member. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Sunday 2/3: Brontez Purnell reads from his new children’s book The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett. 3 p.m. at Skylight Books.

It’s Five o’clock Somewhere. Featuring Janet Fitch, John Tottenham, Derek D. Brown, Diana Wagman, and Sandy Yang. 5 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

La Poesia Festival. Open mic event with featured Latin-American poets. Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Noir at the Bar LA presents readings by Samuel Gailey, Tom Pitts, Gray Basnight, Wendall Thomas, Lawrence Maddox, Nadine Nettman, and Eric Beetner. 7 p.m. at the Mandrake Bar. 21+. Because it’s a bar.

Andi Lew discusses and signs her new book, #instalovers: Digital Dating, DM Disasters & Love Stories. 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 →