Notable Los Angeles: 2/18–2/24


Monday 2/18: Adam Higginbotham discusses and signs Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 2/19: Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith present their graphic novel adaptation of Fox’s Showtime at the Apollo. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Adrian Harte, in conversation with Matt Wallace, discusses and signs Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Sara Holland and Laura Sebastian, with Jessica Cluess, discuss and sign Evermore and Lady Smoke. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

J. Gordon Faylor and Lily Bartle read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Chloe Aridjis reads from her new novel Sea Monsters, with Merritt Tierce. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Melanie Lutz discusses Mel’s Love Land. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents Roger McNamee discussing his book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, in conversation with Willow Bay. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Wednesday 2/20: Melissa Scrivner Love discusses and signs American Heroin, in conversation with Jade Chang. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Charlie Jane Anders reads from her new novel The City in the Middle of the Night. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/21: Percival Everett presents and signs The Book of Training. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Ari Seth Cohen presents and signs Advanced Love. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Alain de Botton introduces and discusses The School of Life and their book series The School of Life Press. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Susan Wheeler discusses her work and her career. 7:30 p.m. at The Hammer Museum.

Elizabeth McCracken reads from her new novel Bowlaway, with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Story Collider. Featuring stories told by Adriana Darielle Mejía Brisco, Audrey Kearns, David Nett, Nadia Osman, and Jess Phoenix. Hosted by Audrey Kearns and Joseph Scrimshaw. 8 p.m. at Lyric Hyperion. Tickets are $10 here.

Live Talks LA presents An Evening with Howard Schultz discussing his book, From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Friday 2/22: Live Talks LA presents Breakfast with Bernard-Henri Lévy, where he will discuss his book, The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World. 8:15 a.m. at Gensler. Tickets start at $20 here.

Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer present and sign To Night Owl From Dogfish. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Celebrate the release of Gabrielle Civil’s second memoir, Experiments in Joy. With readings from Gabrielle Civil, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, Jess Arndt, and Madhu H. Kaza. 7:30 p.m. at Poetic Research Bureau.

Crystal Fleming, in conversation with Angela Nissel, discusses and signs How to Be Less Stupid about Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Alan Brennert discusses and signs Daughter of Moloka’i. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Marlon James reads from his new novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

How to Catch Italian Poets, with Luigi Ballerini, Beppe Cavatorta, Gianpiero Doebler, Erika Nadir, Gianluca Rizzo, Federica Santini, and Paul Vangelisti. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 2/23: Erin Hosier discusses and signs Don’t Let Me Down: A Memoir. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

UC Irvine students Mason Boyles, Justine Yan, Katherine Damm, and Daniel Levin read from their work. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Marissa Kennerson discusses and signs Tarot, with Mai Bloomfield. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Vernon Keeve III and others read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sara Mumolo, Brenda Hillman, and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 2/24: Hillary Frank discusses her parenting book Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches, with Jane Marie. 1 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Maureen Owen and Barbara Henning read from their poetry. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.


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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 →