Notable Los Angeles: 7/8–7/14

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Monday 7/8: Weiko Lin discusses and signs Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How to Capture a Global Audience. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rob Zabrecky reads from his memoir, Strange Cures. With Michelle Carr. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Live New Departures: Michael Horovitz and friends. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Tuesday 7/9: Michael Werner and Peter Eisenhardt, in conversation with Dr. Erik Conway, discuss and sign More Things in the Heavens: How Infrared Astronomy Is Expanding Our View of the Universe. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Claudia D. Hernández reads from her debut memoir Knitting the Fog, with Josie Méndez Negrete. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Book Soup presents Linda Holmes, in conversation with Sam Sanders, discussing and signing Evvie Drake Starts Over. 8 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center. Tickets are $28 here.

J.S. Breukelaar and Ben Loory read from their works. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 7/10: Katharyn Blair, in conversation with Alexandra Monir, discusses and signs The Beckoning Shadow. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

An evening of poetry with Red Hen Press. Featuring Eloise Klein Healy, Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, and Francesca Bell. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 7/11: The Speculative Collective Salon featuring authors Jennifer Brody, Rachel A. Marks, and Neo Edmund. 6 p.m. at 1888 Center.

Scott Miller discusses and signs Management Mess to Leadership Success. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Gregg Segal presents and signs Daily Bread: What Kids Eat Around the World. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

McSweeney’s Issue #56 launch event! Featuring contributors Emerson Whitney, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Dantiel W. Moniz. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 7/12: Tony Maietta and Jerry Torre discuss and sign The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens: A Memoir of the Beales, the Maysles Brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

David Marlett launches his new novel American Red. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Pelekinesis Press presents Tim Kirk, Tim Davis, and Rob Zabrecky reading from The Feral Boy Who Lives in Griffith Park. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 7/13: Cindy Lin discusses and signs The Twelve. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

C.M. Kushins discusses and signs Nothing’s Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

The Get Around: Sunset Reading with John Fukuda, Julia Ingalls, Noriko Nakada, Mary Portser, and Sandy Yang. Hosted by Dawna Kemper and presented with The Get Around – A Joint Mar Vista Art Walk + Venice Art Crawl. 5 p.m. at Venice Public Library.

Sunday 7/14: Soapbox Poets Open Reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Ed Rucker discusses and signs his new legal thriller Justice Makes a Killing. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Maia Kobabe, Sam Sattin, and Ian McGinty discuss and sign Gender Queer: A Memoir and Glint Book One: The Cloud Raiders. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Words Uncaged reading. Featuring Tobias Tubbs, George Sanchez, and Johana Diaz, hosted by Jose Cubias. 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 →