Notable Los Angeles: 6/24–6/30

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Monday 6/24: Rachel DeWoskin discusses and signs Banshee. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Kate discusses and signs The Orphan’s Song. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Join Nervous Storytelling for its third installment, featuring performances by Emily Lacy, Mandy Kahn, Daniel Lobell, Rose Prevezer, Sondra Sun-Odeon, Dani Fine, Sally Glass, Alan Hanson, Rotem Rozental, and Rupert Angeleyes. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Tuesday 6/25: Red Hen Press authors Hélène Cardona, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Dolores Hayden, and Tina Schumann read from their poetry. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free, but parking isn’t.

Elliott Sharp discusses and signs IrRational Music. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tanja Hester discusses and signs Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Homo-Centric, featuring Hank Henderson, London Alexander, and Melian Radu. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Live Talks LA presents an evening with Guy Kawasaki, discussing his memoir Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Wednesday 6/26: Elizabeth Pomeroy discusses and signs Glen Dawson: Mountaineer and Bookman. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Darrel McLeod reads from his debut memoir Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tom O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring discuss Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. In conversation with Alex Cohen. 8 p.m. at the Moss Theatre. Tickets start at $20 here.

Thursday 6/27: Aja Gabel discusses and signs The Ensemble, in conversation with Adele Lim. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner discusses and signs Fleishman Is in Trouble, in conversation with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

EPIC poetry night. Featuring Jacqueline Suskin, Edwin Bodney, Ryka Aoki, and Aziza Barnes. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Gen X Summer. Featuring LA-based poets Linda Ravenswood, Chelsea Rector, and Peggy Dobreer reading from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 6/28: Joseph McQuillen discusses and signs My Search for Christopher On the Other Side. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Writers from Switchblade Magazine read from their works in the magazine. Featuring A.B. Patterson, Ashley Erwin, Andrew Miller, Jon Zelazny, Rex Weiner, Renee Asher Pickup, Lisa Douglass, Richard Risemberg, and Scotch Rutherford. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 6/29: Loose Lips: The Book Launch. Featuring Briana Muñoz, Matt Sedillo, and Iris De Anda. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Grace Talusan in conversation with Dr. Anthony Ocampo as part of the Fil Am Authors Book Talk. Also featuring Albert Samaha, Belen Loreto Grand, and Deborah Francisco Douglas. 3 p.m. at Philippine Expressions Bookshop.

Britta Lundin, Abdi Nazemian, Aminah Mae Safi, and Amy Spalding discuss their works and more at the LGBTQ+ YA Lit Pride Panel. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Massoud Hayoun discusses his memoir When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sexton to Sexton, an evening devoted to the poetry of Anne Sexton. Curated by poets Brendan Constantine and Azalia Snail. Featuring Jane Cantillon, Kim Dower, Christian Elder, Lisa Finnie, John S. Hall, Susan Hayden, Mandy Kahn, Sarah Kramer, Milo Martin, Ben Trigg, Dan West, and more. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 here.

Sunday 6/30: Obi Kaufmann discusses and signs The State of Water, with Marc Weingarten. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Aliete Guerrero presents and signs Blue Nestira, and Roberto Tostado, MD presents and signs WTF Is Wrong with Our Health. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

BUSted storytelling. Tales of getting around LA without a car. Featuring stories by Roni Allyn, Bobbie Becerra, Ruby Cooper, Katya Duft, Alex Pages, and more. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Kick Out the Jams: M. L. Liebler and Rubén Funkahauti Guevara. 8 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 →