Notable Los Angeles: 7/29–8/4


Monday 7/29: Book Soup and Spaceland present Pierce Brown discussing and signing Dark Age, in conversation with Eric Christian Olsen. 7 p.m. at the Regent Theater. $38 tickets available here.

Susannah Rodríguez Drissi reads from her new poetry collection, The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 7/30: Tory Bilski discusses and signs Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Liz Kerin discusses and signs The Phantom Forest. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Life’s a homo-centric. Featuring Amy H.S., Cori Bratby-Rudd, and Phil Tarley. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Ruchika Tomar discusses her debut novel A Prayer for Travelers, with Xuan Juliana Wang. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 7/31: Daniel Nieh discusses and signs Beijing Payback, in conversation with Steph Cha. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Liz Astrof discusses and signs Don’t Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay-At-Work Mom. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

JL Ruiz presents and signs his new novel, Irreversible Damage. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Juliet Escoria reads from Juliet the Maniac. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 8/1: Mark Arax reads from and signs The Dreamt Land. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Brian Kiley discusses and signs Maybe Kevin, and Arlene Schindler discusses and signs Stand Up & Heartbreak. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Janet Fitch discusses and signs Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ed Brubaker discusses his new graphic novel Bad Weekend, with Paul Scheer and special guest Nicolas Winding Refn. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 8/2: Tim Murphy reads from and signs Correspondents. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Jason Stuart discusses and signs Shut Up, I’m Talking!: Coming Out in Hollywood and Making It to the Middle, with Alexandra Paul. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mary Baron and Jeff Baugh present and sign Stick with Us and We’ll Get You There: How to Be Where You Want to Be on the Road and in Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

J. Ryan Stradal reads from his new novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 8/3: David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert discuss and sign More Life with Deth. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Simon Hanselmann discusses his new graphic novel, Bad Gateway. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 8/4: Alan Sepinwall discusses his new book The Sopranos Sessions, with Justin Halpern. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Duende Nights open mic. Bring original poems, short stories, or songs/music to share. Organized by Américas Poet Society founder Antonieta Villamil. 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 →