Notable Los Angeles: 8/19–8/25


Monday 8/19: Paul Tremblay discusses and signs his short story collection, Growing Things. In conversation with Brian Evenson, who will also be signing his short story collection, Song for the Unraveling of the World. 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Tuesday 8/20: Sasha Chapin discusses and signs All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir about Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Bud Smith, Kathryn Scanlan, Allie Rowbottom, Ben Loory, and Jon Lindsey read from their works. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Rob Zabrecky reads from his debut memoir Strange Cures. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 8/21: Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington talk movies and sign Brandan Kearney’s Official on Cinema at the Cinema Reader: Volume One: 2010-2018. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 8/22: Influx Collectiv Presents: Queer Poetry Night and Open Mic. Featuring poets Angie Guerrero, Rocío Carlos, librecht baker, and Ramy El-Etreby. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at Rabbit Hole Bar.

Not a Cult presents EPIC Poetry, featuring Sheila Sadr and Beau Sia. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Dorinne Kondo and friends share excerpts from her new book Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity, as well as from her play Seamless. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 8/23: Aya de Leon discusses her new book Side Chick Nation, with special guests. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 8/24: Senator Jeff Merkley presents and signs America Is Better Than This: Trump’s War Against Migrant Families. 12:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Adam Chandler discusses and signs Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chris Rush reads from his debut memoir The Light Years. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Téa Obreht discusses and signs Inland, in conversation with Lydia Fitzpatrick. 5:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Sunday 8/25: Fourth Sundays presents Allison Joseph and Lloyd Aquino. 2 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library.

Mexican Schools: A Reading of Resistance. Featuring poets/educators: Matt Sedillo, Irene Sanchez, Angelina Sáenz, and Fernando Salinas, with narration by Sean Arce. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Olivia Gatwood presents and signs Life of the Party: Poems. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Drag Queen Story Time with Sadie Pines, reading Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley. 3 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Jefferson Travis Croushore presents and signs The Eve Project: Book One: Cause and Effects, and Amina Warsuma presents and signs Amber Stone Agent Zero. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

BUSted Storytelling. Tales of getting around Los Angeles without a car. Featuring Chase Daseler, Rudy Salo, and more. Hosted by Scott Schultz. 6 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.


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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 →