Notable Los Angeles: 1/21–1/27

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Monday 1/21: Ian Mark reads from and signs his debut novel Love from Amanda to Zoey. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/22: PEN America presents New Year New Books LA. Hosted by Shauna Barbosa, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Franklin Leonard, Susan Orlean, and Michelle Tea. Celebrate, mix, mingle, enjoy! 7 p.m. at Band of Vices. RSVP here.

David Treuer discusses and signs The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Brianna Wiest discusses and signs her most recent book, I Am the Hero of My Own Life. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Wednesday 1/23: Michael Honey discusses To the Promised Land, in conversation with Jan Perry. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Sarah Tarkoff discusses and signs Fearless. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras reads from and discusses her work. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at the Goldsmith Campus for OTIS.

Thursday 1/24: Christopher Noxon reads from and signs Good Trouble. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Ian S. Port discusses and signs The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tosh Berman discusses his memoir Tosh, with Jason Schwartzman. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Writ Large Press and PEN America present Drunken Masters: Love & Liberation. Featuring judges Tanzila Ahmed, Natashia Deón, and Sara Borjas. The submission deadline has already passed, but you should still go to watch what unfolds. 8 p.m. at 8020 Melrose Ave.

Live Talks LA presents Marc Freedman discussing his book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations, in conversation with Michael Eisner. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Words Performed. With DeMorge Brown, Bill O’Neill, Deenah Vollmer, Gemma Soldati, Sam Fishman, and John Norris. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 1/25: Leslie Jamison discusses and signs The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Michael Conant discusses and signs Mother’s Child. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rabeah Ghaffari reads from her debut novel To Keep the Sun Alive. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Ray Diazzo reads from his work, with a special guest. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 1/26: J.R. Krause discusses and signs Dragon Night. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Charles Jensen reads from Nanopedia, Stephen S. Mills reads from Not Everything Thrown Starts a Revolution, and Robert Siek reads from We Go Seasonal. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

J. C. Macek III signs Cargo, and Rick Tuber signs Just My F***ing Luck. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Johanna Hedva discusses their novel On Hell, with Asher Hartman. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 1/27: La Palabra Poetry. Featuring Olga García Echeverría, Conney D. Williams, Fernando Albert Salinas and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Open mic time to follow. Hosted by Angelina Sáenz. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Amanda Sthers discusses and signs Holy Lands. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Judy Choi presents and signs The Cloud that Fell from the Sky, John T. L. Lu presents and signs The Unlikely Yank, and Colyna Winbush presents and signs It’s Not Your Fault: Coco Girl to the Rescue. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Robert Inman discusses his new book An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. 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 →