Notable Los Angeles: 3/18–3/24


Monday 3/18: Erwin Raphael McManus reads from and signs The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peach. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Maura Roosevelt discusses and signs Baby of the Family, in conversation with Katya Apekina. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 3/19: Tom Rosenstiel reads from and signs The Good Lie. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Andrea Bartz discusses and signs The Lost Night, in conversation with Heather Wood Rudúlph. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

John Lanchester discusses and signs The Wall, in conversation with David Ulin. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Eleanor Seigler reads from and signs her new book, too much beauty. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Release party for Mike Postalakis’s new book LA by Mouth: The Essential Guide to Eating in Los Angeles. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 3/20: Leigh Bardugo reads from and signs King of Scars and The Severed Moon. 6 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Jonathan Evison discusses and signs Lawn Boy. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mark Doten reads from his new novel Trump Sky Alpha, with Nathan Deuel. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 3/21: Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller discuss and sign RED Hotel. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Alec Ekmekji reads from and signs his book of poetry, Beneath the Glass Bell. 7:30 p.m. at Abril Books.

Paul Woods celebrates the release of his new book, How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 3/22: John McMahon discusses and signs The Good Detective. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Christopher Cantwell discusses his new graphic novel She Could Fly, with Nick Dazé. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Robbi Nester reads from her new collection of poems, Narrow Bridge. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 3/23: Adger Cowans signs Art in the Moment. 11 a.m. at Eso Won Bookstore.

Laila Lalami discusses and signs her new novel The Other Americans. 4 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Joe R. Lansdale reads from and signs The Elephant of Surprise. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Valerie Wallace and Bruce Willard read from their poetry. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Aatif Rashid reads from his debut novel Portrait of Sebastian Khan. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Hanna Harris, Erin Sternstein, Bekah Fly, Edwin Bodney, and Claire Glass read from their queer poetry. 7:30 p.m. at Ave 50 Studio.

Shiv Kotecha and Ed Steck read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Shades & Shadows presents Spring Awakening. Featuring readings by Justin Robinson, Keith McCleary, Julia Dixon Evans, Janet Joyce Holden, and Joe R. Lansdale. Hosted by Xach Fromson (hey, that’s me!). Doors open at 8 p.m. at The Mystic Museum. $10 tickets available here or at the door.

Sunday 3/24: La Palabra reading and open mic. 2 p.m. at at Ave 50 Studio.


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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 →