Notable Los Angeles: 5/6–5/12

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Monday 5/6: Henry Thomas discusses and signs The Window and The Mirror: Book One: Oesteria and the War of Goblinkind. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rachel Howzell Hall discusses and signs They All Fall Down, in conversation with Steph Cha. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Maurene Goo reads from and signs her new book, Somewhere Only We Know. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents Moby, discussing the second volume of his memoir, Then It Fell Apart, in conversation with Lizzy Goodman. And performing a few acoustic songs with a guest vocalist. Like ya do. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 5/7: Janna King discusses and signs Malibu Bluff: A Seasonaires Novel. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Aatif Rashid discusses and signs Portrait of Sebastian Khan. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kenton Nelson discusses and signs Water: California Idealism. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Polly Rosenwaike discusses and signs Look How Happy I’m Making You, in conversation with Steph Cha. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Julie Buxbaum reads from her new novel Hope and Other Punchlines, with Kayla Cagan. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Lynn Breedlove discusses 45 Thought Crimes, in conversation with Tara Jepsen. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 5/8: Ira Resnick presents and signs The Seventies: A Photographic Journey. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tembi Locke discusses and signs From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, in conversation with Claire Bidwell Smith. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kim Dower reads from and signs Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, with more poetry by Ron Koertge and Charles Harper Webb. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Luis Rosales Alfaro presents and signs his new book VEN: El Llamado Del Amor. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 5/9: Maria Kuznetsova discusses and signs Oksana, Behave!. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jo Giese discusses and signs Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons From My Mother, in conversation with Chris Erskine. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nell Freudenberger discusses and signs Lost and Wanted, in conversation with Dana Goodyear. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Open Book presents Jacqueline Winspear as she discusses her new novel, The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, in conversation with Barbara Abercrombie. 7 p.m. at the Pasadena American Legion Post 13. Tickets are $50/$35 for students and seniors, available here.

Friday 5/10: Dark Delicacies Grand Opening Party! 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies (at their NEW LOCATION!).

Memoir TMI: Brutal Honesty, Embarrassing Transgressions and Why We Do This. A reading and discussion with Don Cummings (Bent But Not Broken) and Vanessa McGrady (Rock Needs River: A Memoir of a Very Open Adoption). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lorene Cary discusses and signs Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Judith Teitelman reads from her debut novel Guesthouse for Ganesha. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Mark Edward Rhodes and Phoebe MacAdams read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 5/11: Jeri Westerson discusses and signs Traitor’s Codex. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jaya Nicely discusses her new creative workbook, Offline Journal. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Narratives of the Southwest – L.A. Times Bomb. Hosted by Irene Sanchez and Matt Sedillo. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 5/12 Voice in the Well: Mayday Mayday! Hosted by Eric Vollmer. 7:30 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 →