Notable Los Angeles: 8/12–8/18


Monday 8/12: JL Ruiz discusses and signs Irreversible Damage: The Katie Suarez Social Justice Series. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Paul Smedley discusses and signs Huntington Tracks. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 8/13: Karmen Karma discusses and signs Overcome: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction, Sex Work, and Recovery. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Leah Rachel discusses her new book, Love Street, in conversation with Alisha Rai. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Billy Jensen launches his debut true crime book Chase Darkness with Me, with Karen Kilgariff. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Celebrate Left Handers’ Day with an all left-handed poetry reading. Featuring poets Steve Abee, Iris Berry, Jerome Dunn, Alexis Rhone Fancher, S.A. Griffin, Armond Kinard, A. Razor, Terry Robinson, and Jeff Rogers. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Wednesday 8/14: Susannah Rodriguez Drissi discusses and signs The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 8/15: Lisa Lutz discusses and signs The Swallows. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Karen Olsson discusses her new novel, The Weil Conjectures, in conversation with Emily Bell. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Well-Read Literary Panel. Featuring Ryan O’Connell, Trish Bendix, Catie Disabato, and Aminah Mae Safi. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Jia Tolentino discusses her debut book of essays Trick Mirror. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 8/16: Rachel Louise Snyder discusses and signs No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

A tribute night for Toni Morrison. With Jervey Tervalon, Michael Datcher, Lisa Teasley, Natashia Deon, Gary Phillips, and more. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 8/17: Tupelo Hassman reads from her new book gods with a little g, with Jim Krusoe. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 8/18: Michael Gregg Michaud discusses and signs Mae West: Broadcast Muse. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Keven Bellows discusses and signs Late Harvest. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Stephen Van Dyck discusses his memoir People I’ve Met from the Internet, with Matias Viegener. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Salient Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Radomir Luza and Patricia Murphy. 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 →