Notable Los Angeles: 5/20–5/26


Monday 5/20: Christopher Castellani discusses and signs Leading Men, in conversation with Chip Cheek. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lee McIntyre discusses and signs The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 5/21: Pat Thomas and Michael Heath discuss their new book My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters with Lou Reed. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Mieke Eerkens discusses and signs All Ships Follow Me: A Family Memoir of War Across Three Continents. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 5/22: Ben Mezrich discusses and signs Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chip Cheek discusses and signs Cape May. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wendall Thomas reads from and signs Drowned Under, in conversation with Tim Hallinan. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Christopher Fulton discusses and signs his new book, The Inheritance: Poisoned Fruit of JFK’s Assassination. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 5/23: Mieke Eerkens discusses and signs All Ships Follow Me. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Sita Kaylin discusses and signs Anything But a Wasted Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rod Pyle discusses and signs Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Beth Caldwell reads from and signs Deported Americans: Life after Deportation to Mexico, in conversation with Ingrid Eagly. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

John Barbour discusses and signs his autobiography, Your Mother’s Not a Virgin!: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 5/24: Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos discuss the new anthology Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 5/25: Malaka Gharib discusses her new graphic novel I Was Their American Dream, with Michael Nailat. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The debut of Release Series! From Natashia Deon, the creator of Dirty Laundry Lit and The Table Reading, this new series celebrates the release of one author’s new book and celebrates the wider reading community with a slate of additional readers. The first installment will feature Sara Borjas for her new poetry collection, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff. Also reading will be Angela Aguirre, Jeff Eyres, Reggie Juarez, Jessica “Yellawoman” Gallion, Charles Jensen, Yennie Cheung, Marcus Omari, Rocío Carlos, Lady Narrator, and Amanda Fletcher. 7:30 p.m. at The Virgil. 21+. Because its a bar.

Influx Collectiv, an LA queer reading series. Featuring Muriel Leung, Jos Charles, Ryka Aoki, Yosimar Reyes, and Tommy Pico. Hosted by Cori Bratby-Rudd and Diana Gutierrez. 8 p.m. at Pieter Performance Space.

Sunday 5/26: Kevin Foster presents and signs The Gospel According to Song of Solomon: A Fruitful Marriage, Maria A. Nodarse presents and signs Approaching Freedom: An Exile’s Quest for a New Self, and Beverley Clarkson presents and signs It’s of No Consequence. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Join Angela Peñaredondo, Douglas Manuel, Elisabeth Houston, Jamie FitzGerald, and Beyond Baroque in a reading and send-off for poet Brandi Spaethe before she departs Los Angeles for Europe. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.


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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 →