Notable Los Angeles: 2/4–2/10


Monday 2/4: Chloe Benjamin discusses and signs The Immortalists, in conversation with Nicole Richie. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Sarah McColl presents and signs Joy Enough: A Memoir, and Pam Houston presents and signs Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 2/5: Literary Uprising. Featuring Gary Phillips, Christa Faust, and Armine Iknadossian, joined by Erica Lansdown and Helen Doremus. 6 p.m. in room A1000 at Antioch University.

Robin LaFevers discusses and signs Courting Darkness, in conversation with Sarah Enni. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Komal Kapoor launches her book Unfollowing You. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Johannes Lichtman reads from his debut novel Such Good Work. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/6: Ben Winters discusses and signs his new thriller Golden State. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Samuel W. Gailey discusses and signs The Guilt We Carry. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

GennaRose Nethercott presents and signs The Lumberjack’s Dove, with Jeremy Radin. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nikki Darling reads from her debut novel Fade Into You. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Madeleine Albright discussing her book, Fascism: A Warning. She will be in conversation with Larry Wilmore. 8 p.m. at the Frost Auditorium. Tickets start at $25 here.

Thursday 2/7: Brian C. Chatton discusses and signs Rolling with Rock Royalty. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Group event presenting A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers. Featuring Charles Yu, Ashok Banker, Tananarive Due, Lizz Huerta, and John Joseph Adams. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Victoria Loustalot discusses her new memoir, Future Perfect: A Skeptic’s Journey into the Fact, Fiction, and Fraud of Mystics. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thelma T. Reyna presents Reading Tea Leaves After Trump. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 2/8: A Night of Unhealthy Poetry, hosted by Sarah Nivala and Molly Ash. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Suzanne Stein, Steve Benson, and Jermane Cooper read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Dani Fine reads from her new book of poetry Separate No More, with special guests. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Eliot Schain, Martin Ott, Tania Pryputniewicz, Murray Silverstein, and David St. John celebrate America, We Call Your Name. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/9: Gil Garcetti presents and signs Protea: The Magic and the Mystery. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Join the editors and contributors of Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018 for a reading of resistance. 5 p.m. at Gatsby Books.

Dark Ink: An Evening of Horror-Inspired Poetry! Featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Nicole Connolly, Scott Noon Creley, Michael C. Ford, Sonia Greenfield, Armine Iknadossian, Rick Lupert, Bill Mohr, Eric Morago, Martin Ott, Alan Passman, and Alexandra Umlas. This anthology reading will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Michael Gravagno. Hosted by Eric Morago. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 2/10: IWOSC Reads Its Own. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Anne Ward discusses and signs her art book If Paintings Could Talk. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Lawrence Grobel discusses and signs The Narcissist: Stories. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life. Featuring Tim Chizmar, Lisa Morton, Del Howison, Steve Niles, John Palisano, Mark Savage, and more TBA. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Roar Shack Presents Rituals. Featuring Armine Iknadossian, Aruni Wijesinghe, Josh Tager, Karen Stefano, Terry Wolverton, and last month’s Live Write winner Susan Rubin. Hosted by David Rocklin. 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.

Rachelle Cruz discusses her book Experiencing Comics, with Yumi Sakugawa and Nilah Magruder. 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 →