Notable Los Angeles: 1/7–1/13

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Happy 2019! No matter how many books you set for this year’s reading goal, N:LA has you covered so you can meet it. HERE WE GO!

Monday 1/7: Janet Clare discusses and signs Time Is the Longest Distance, in conversation with David Francis. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Brittany Ackerman, in conversation with Ron Koertge, discusses and signs The Perpetual Motion Machine. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/8: Jason Primrose discusses and signs Zosma (Lost Children of Andromeda #1). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Alison Hart discusses and signs Mostly White. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Doug Manuel, Lynne Thompson, and Heather June Gibbons read from their poetry. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Alias Readings. Featuring readings by Christina Catherine Martinez, Jacqueline Suskin, Jonathan Ames, John Searcy, and Mala Ipp. Music from Kris Angelis and Taleen Kali. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 1/9: Justin Murphy discusses and signs Whiskey Jelly Blues. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thelma Reyna discusses and signs Reading Tea Leaves After Trump. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tom Barbash discusses and signs The Dakota Winters, in conversation with Ivy Pochoda. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Omnium Gatherum presents An Evening with Authors. Featuring Dan Rabarts, Philip Fracassi, Robert Payne Cabeen, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Ace Antonio Hall, Shelby Alessandro Martinez, and Kate Jonez. 8 p.m. at Idle Hour (so, 21+ and plan on buying a drink or two).

Thursday 1/10: Michelle Brittan, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Heather June Gibbons, and Joseph Rios read from their works. 7 p.m. at Pop-Hop Books and Print.

David Kipen discusses and signs Dear Los Angeles, in conversation with Joe Donnelly. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Friday 1/11: Thomas Kohnstamm, in conversation with Bronson Pinchot, discusses and signs Lake City. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Matt Coyle discusses and signs Wrong Light. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Saturday 1/12: Kembrew McLeod, with Lisa Jane Persky, discusses and signs The Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the Literary Punks, Renegade Artists, DIY Filmmakers, Mad Playwrights, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Glitter Que. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mary Torregrossa and Penelope Moffet read from their poems, discuss their friendship, and more. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 1/13: Blythe Roberson discusses and signs How to Date Men When You Hate Men. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups begin at 1:45 p.m. in the Mike Kelley Gallery at Beyond Baroque.

Susan Jaques discusses and signs The Caesar of Paris. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Michelle Brittan Rosado celebrates the launch of her new book, Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, with Douglas Manuel and Corinna McClanahan Schroeder. 4 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Roar Shack presents Daybreak. Featuring readings by Charles Degelman, Marty Weiss, Brian Dunlap, Valerie Burns, and Julia Ingalls. Plus a new Live Write competition. Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

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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 →