Notable Los Angeles: 8/5–8/11


Monday 8/5: Clare Di Liscia discusses and signs Neliem. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 8/6: Robert Crais discusses and signs A Dangerous Man. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Melissa de la Cruz discusses and signs The Birthday Girl. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jeff Gordinier discusses and signs Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World, with Marc Weingarten. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Susan Straight discusses her new memoir In the Country of Women, with Patt Morrison. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 8/7: J. Ryan Stradal discusses and signs The Lager Queen of Minnesota, in conversation with Darryl Holter. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

October BLU discusses and signs #InMySpaceofHonesty & Other Hashtags. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Robert Crais discusses and signs A Dangerous Man. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chavisa Woods discusses her new book 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism, with Michelle Tea. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 8/8: Chris Jaymes discusses and signs Sons of Chaos. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Janeane Bernstein discusses and signs Get the Funk Out!: %^&* Happens, What to Do Next!. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Friday 8/9: Scott Hylbert discusses and signs Task Lyst. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry discuss and sign Hello Girls. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Made in L.A.: Stories from Local Authors about Chasing the Elusive Dream. Featuring Sara Chisolm, Jude-Marie Green, Axel Milens, Allison Rose, Cody Sisco, and C. Gregory Thompson. 7:30 p.m. a Stories Books and Cafe.

East Meets West: Night of Poetic Language Festival. Poets and professors Do Hyun Ahn and Dukkyu Park visit from Korea to read alongside legendary Los Angeles Area poets F. Douglas Brown, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Tresha Faye Haefner, Tanya Ko Hong, Armine Iknadossian, Jun C Kim, Hack Hee Kang, Cassandra Lane, Sehba Sarwar, Mike Sonksen, and Linda Ravenswood. Hosted by Tanya Ko Hong. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 8/10: Jeff Henigson discusses and signs Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World, with Cara Mia Di Massa. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rob Zabrecky discusses and signs Strange Cures. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Secrets of Publishing panel. With Maer Roshan, Lisa Teasley, Angel Rodriguez, B.J. Robbins, Allen Salkin, Alison Singh Gee, and moderated by Susan Shapiro. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Sunday 8/11 Soapbox Poets Open Reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 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 →