Notable Los Angeles: 2/11–2/17

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Monday 2/11: Live Talks LA presents Robert Greene discussing his book, The Laws of Human Nature, in conversation with Ryan Holiday. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 2/12: Abby Ellin, in conversation with Sarah Rodman, discusses and signs Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

To Speak Is a Revolution Tour: Reema Zaman reads from and discusses her memoir, I Am Yours. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Elizabeth Letts discusses and signs Finding Dorothy. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Esmé Weijun Wang discusses her essay collection The Collected Schizophrenias, with Karolina Waclawiak. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/13: Tosh Berman, in conversation with Lisa See, discusses and signs Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Melissa Broder presents and discusses her works. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at the Goldsmith Campus of OTIS.

Sally Wen Mao reads from her new collection of poetry Oculus, with Muriel Leung. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 2/14: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday 2/15: Jill Santopolo discusses and signs More Than Words, in conversation with Taylor Jenkins Reid. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Judges Frederick Weisberg and Michelle Ahnn present and sign Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kristen Nelson and Samantha Bounkeua read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Keith Scribner reads from his new novel Old Newgate Road, with Ivy Pochoda. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Janet Fitch and Sophia Shalmiyev in conversation with Lisa Mecham. 8 p.m. at Stories Book and Cafe.

Saturday 2/16: Megan Griswold discusses and signs The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her memoir Mother Winter, with Sara Benincasa. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Influx Collectiv poetry reading, featuring Kelsey Jones, Bekah Fly, Sari Rachel, and AlexGrey Valdez. 7 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Lin Nelson Benedek, Susan Hayden, and Alexis Rhone Fancher read from and discuss their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 2/17: Dani Shapiro discusses and signs her new memoir Inheritance, in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Herbie J Pilato presents and signs Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, in conversation with actress Caryn Richman. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Salient Sunday Open Reading, hosted by Radomir Luza and Patricia Murphy. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Einar Baldvin reads from and signs The Crawling King. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Bizarre Los Angeles presents Haunted by History: Tales from the Alexandria. Author Craig Owens will share ghost stories from his book. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Wolves. 21+. Because it’s a bar.

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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 →