Notable Los Angeles: 6/17–6/23


Monday 6/17: Andy Campbell discusses and signs Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dorinne Kay Kondo discusses and signs Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity, with Viet Thanh Nguyen. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents Ed Levine discussing his book, Serious Eater: A Food Lover’s Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption, in conversation with Nancy Silverton and Kenji López-Alt. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 6/18: Tracy Strauss discusses and signs I Just Haven’t Met You Yet, with Carmen Rios. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Fanny Krasner Lebovits discusses and signs Memories, Miracles, & Meaning: Insights of a Holocaust Survivor. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Charles Fishman discusses and signs One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Karen Stefano celebrates the launch of her new memoir, What a Body Remembers. With Rich Ferguson, Jennifer Crofte, and Jim Ruland. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents David Epstein discussing his book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, in conversation with Eric Barker. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Wednesday 6/19: B. A. Shapiro discusses and signs The Collector’s Apprentice. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Pedram Navab reads from and signs his new novel, This Will Destroy You. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ocean Vuong reads from his debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, with Jade Chang. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/20: Professor Joshua A. Douglas discusses his new book about the promise of positive voting rights reforms, Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ariana Reines reads from her new poetry collection A Sand Book. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

A. Razor and Rob Plath read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Live Talks LA presents Jim Acosta discussing his new book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, in conversation with Larry Wilmore. 8 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Friday 6/21: Mona Awad reads from her new novel Bunny, with Anna Joy Springer. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 6/22: Nicole Walker discusses and signs Sustainability: A Love Story. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses her new nonfiction book As Long as Grass Grows. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thomas Antonic and Michael Fischer perform spontaneous poetry and experimental music accompaniment. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 6/23: Drag Queen Story Hour, featuring Valora Von Tease. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

PEN Emerging Voices Meet and Greet. Featuring Judy Choi, Anthony Hoang, Fajer Alexander Khansa, T.K. Lê, Dare Williams, and Fellowship Manager Amanda Fletcher. They will be reading and discussing the 2020 application cycle for PEN’s Emerging Voices program. 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_. More from this author →