Notable Los Angeles: 7/22–7/28

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Monday 7/22: Lary Bloom, with Scott Timberg, discusses and signs Sol Lewitt: A Life of Ideas. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Simone Snaith and Sara Kipin present their new book, Between the Water and the Woods. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 7/23: J. Michael Stracznski discusses and signs Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Wednesday 7/24: Wendy Adamson discusses and signs Mother Load: A Memoir of Addiction, Gun Violence & Finding a Life of Purpose, in conversation with Michelle Butler. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

10×10: Ten Talented Taletellers Tell Ten True Tales about Hollywood. Featuring Dave Morgasen, Newell Alexander, Sara Ballantine, Doug Cox, Peggy Maltby Etra, Julia Finkelstein, Brent Huff, John Moody, Emma Stack, and Bob Destry Hilgenberg. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Deb Spera reads from her debut novel Call Your Daughter Home, with Channing Dungey. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/25: Brian Frazer discusses and signs Cartoons with My Dad: How Art Drew Us Together. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kristen Arnett reads from her debut novel Mostly Dead Things, with Tommy Pico. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 7/26: Felicity McLean discusses and signs The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Clark Allen reads from his new book My Movie Ideas. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Kevin Hearle and Amy Uyematsu read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 7/27: Carolyn Choi, Chelsea Johnson, and LaToya Council read from and sign their new picture book, IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All. 3 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Del Howison’s release party for The Survival of Margaret Thomas. 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Influx Collective Presents Queer Poetry Night. Featuring Marinna Benzon, Mya Dale, Molly Thornton, Anthony AW, and Meital Yaniv. Hosted by Diana Gutierrez. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 7/28: Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Sumarr Reading Series with Jos Charles, Lisa Locascio, Tania Sarfraz, and Ethan Chatagnier. 3 p.m. at Pop-Hop Books.

Sarah Rose Etter reads from her new novel The Book of X, with Tommy Pico. 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 →