Notable Los Angeles: 6/3–6/9


Monday 6/3: Amanda Stern discusses Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life, in conversation with Lisa Edelstein. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 6/4: Jason Turbow discusses and signs They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Wendy Smith Baruc, in conversation with Michael Stradford, discusses and signs Accepting Your Blended Family: A Handbook for Life After Divorce. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nikesh Shukla discusses and signs The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America, in conversation with Dani Fernandez and Jade Chang. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Bradley Trevor Greive presents and signs The Blue Day Book Illustrated Edition: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Stephen M. Silverman discusses and signs The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jen Pastiloff discusses her memoir On Being Human, with Lidia Yuknavitch. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 6/5: Scott Peterson and Joshua Pruett celebrate the release of their new book Shipwreckers: The Curse of the Cursed Temple of Curses – or – We Nearly Died. A Lot. 6:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

826LA‘s annual Tell Me A Story: Raise A Voice fundraiser. Featuring 826LA students and volunteers, Kelly McCreary, Dave Eggers, Danielle Perez, and Jackson Browne. Tickets (and sponsorship) and info here. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 at Vibiana.

Matt McCarthy, in conversation with Charles Finch, discusses and signs Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Larissa Theule presents and signs Born to Ride: A Story about Bicycle Face. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Allie Larkin reads from and signs Swimming for Sunlight, in conversation with Julie Buxbaum. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Maria Hummel reads from her novel Still Lives, with Rebecca Morse. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/6: Howard Rodman, in conversation with Janet Fitch, discusses and signs The Great Eastern. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Peter Houlahan, in conversation with Deputy Sheriff Rolf Parkes, discusses and signs Norco 80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Sujata Massey reads from and signs The Satapur Moonstone. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Kathleen Hale celebrates the launch of her new essay collection Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker, in conversation with Heather Anne Campbell. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Kathryn Scanlan reads from her debut work of fiction AUG 9—FOG, with Amina Cain. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 6/7: Judith Branzburg discusses and signs The Liberation of Ivy Bottini: A Memoir of Love and Activism. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kimberly Robeson discusses and signs The Greek Persuasion. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Zarzamora & Cruising: A Macondista Celebration of Two 2019 Books. Featuring Vincent Cooper, reading from his new book Zarzamora: Poetry of Survival, and Alex Espinoza reading from Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Past Time. Other featured readers include Sarah Rafael Garcia, Liz Gonzalez, Claudia Rodriguez, Luis Javier Rodriguez, and Viktoria Valenzuela. Cohosted by Francisco Aviles Pino and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. 8 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Margaret McMullan reads from and discusses her work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 6/8: Kris Waldherr discusses and signs The Lost History of Dreams. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Florence Weinberger and Ellen Reich read from and discuss their works. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Erik Davis discusses his new nonfiction book High Weirdness. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

William E. Jones, M Kitchell, and Jarett Kobek read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 6/9: Soap Box Poets open reading. There is a five-minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meeting. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Abbie Bernstein signs The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Drew Johnson signs the graphic novel, Godzilla Aftershock. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.


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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 →