Notable Los Angeles: 6/10–6/16


Monday 6/10: Christopher X. Shade discusses and signs The Good Mother of Marseille. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

James Ellroy discusses and signs This Storm. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ryan Jacobs reads from and signs The Truffle Underground. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents Eve Ensler discussing her book The Apology, in conversation with Idina Menzel. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theater. $27 tickets here.

Tuesday 6/11: Alan Eisenstock discusses and signs Love Thy Neighbor. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Abdi Nazemian, in conversation with Robin Benway, discusses and signs Like a Love Story. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bogosi Sekhukhuni, manuel arturo abreu, Mandy Harris Williams, and Sarah Gail read from their works. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Noir Night with Doug Cooper, Erik Tarloff, Frank Strausser, Sean Carswell, Gary Phillips, and Phoef Sutton. Presented by Prospect Park Books and Rare Bird Lit. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ted Chiang discusses his new story collection Exhalation. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Diane C. McPhail discussing the writing life and her novel, The Abolitionist’s Daughter, in conversation with Jane Smiley. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Free, but RSVP here.

Wednesday 6/12: Skye Jackson reads from her chapbook A Faster Grave, Benjamin Aleshire reads from his book, Currency, and Gabriela Herstik reads from her newly released debut book Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Amanda Montell discusses her new nonfiction book Wordslut, with Hillary Kerr. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/13: Ron Friedman discusses and signs I Killed Optimus Prime. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mark Arax discusses and signs The Dreamt Land, in conversation with Kit Rachlis. Presented by California Sunday Magazine. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Sarah Gailey reads from their debut novel Magic for Liars, with Mallory O’Meara. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 6/14: Alix Ohlin discusses and signs Dual Citizens. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Alex Espinoza discusses his new book Cruising, with David Francis. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

manuel arturo abreu, Brandon Drew Holmes, and Bogosi Sekhukhuni read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Saturday 6/15: Cara Black discusses and signs Murder in Bel-Air. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

James Ellroy reads from his new novel This Storm. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Ed Smith reads from Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World. Also featuring readings by David Trinidad, Amy Gerstler, Bill Mohr, Michael Silverblatt, James Krusoe, Sheree Rose, Bruce Hainley, Jack Skelley, Benjamin Weissman, and Jane DeLynn. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 6/17: Salient Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Radomir Luza and Patricia Murphy. 5 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 →