Notable Los Angeles: 3/11–3/17

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Monday 3/11: Leslie Scarborough discusses and signs Tishi: Refugee, Mother, Immigrant. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Elias Castillo discusses and signs A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

April Wahlin reads from and signs her new novel, Pandora Syndrome. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 3/12: Ali Liebegott reads from her new poetry collection The Summer of Dead Birds, with Michelle Tea. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 3/13: Book Soup, ONE Archives, and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads program present Jacob Tobia discussing and signing Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, in conversation with Jesse Tyler Ferguson. 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers. Tickets start at just $5 here.

Andrea Flores, Molly Dillon, Noemie Levy, Nita Contreras, Elle Celeste, Jaimie Woo, and Vivian Graubard present and sign Yes, She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Don Winslow reads from the final book in his Cartel trilogy, The Border. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 3/14: Paul Cummins discusses and signs Paul Cummins: The Collected Poems. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Erik Tarloff discusses and signs The Woman in Black. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Don Winslow discusses and signs The Border. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Richard Chiem reads from his new novel, King of Joy, with Amina Cain. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 3/15: Mesha Maren, in conversation with essayist Randal O’Wain, discusses and signs Sugar Run. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mitchell S. Jackson discusses and signs Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Don Cummings discusses his memoir, Bent But Not Broken. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

DUM DUM Zine presents Vox & Voices. Featuring readings by Rous Quez, Zachary Jensen, and Anahita Safarzadeh. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Saturday 3/16: Michael Murray discusses and signs Writing Naked. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Beyond Spanish. Featuring poetry in Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Spanish with Josu Baque, Mónica Comas Rodríguez, Jennifer Holmes, Unai Nafarrate, Jurgio Valinhas, and Mariano Zaro. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Aaron Shulman discusses his history book, The Age of Disenchantments, with Katya Apekina. 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_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →