Notable Los Angeles: 8/26–9/1

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Tuesday 8/27: Carol Schlanger discusses and signs Hippie Woman Wild: A Memoir of Life & Love on an Oregon Commune. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kimberly King Parsons reads from her debut short story collection Black Light, with Leah Dieterich. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Karen Tongson discusses her new book, Why Karen Carpenter Matters, with Louis Virtel. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jorjeana Marie discusses and signs Improv for Writers: 10 Secrets to Help Novelists and Screenwriters Bypass Writer’s Block and Generate Infinite Ideas. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 8/28: Jennifer Torres discusses and signs The Fresh New Face of Griselda. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Manny Hernandez discusses and signs CANDIDS Miami. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Thursday 8/29: Steven Macramalla discusses and signs Unleash the Dragon Within: Transform Your Life with the Kung-Fu Animals of Ch’ien-Lung. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Carla Sameth discusses and signs One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays, in conversation with Kevin Uhrich. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

John L. Geiger and Howard Suber discuss their new book, Creativity and Copyright: Legal Essentials for Screenwriters and Creative Artists. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Madeline Stevens reads from her debut novel Devotion. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Otherwise: A night w/ Wendy Ortiz, Melissa Chadburn, and Melissa Febos. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 8/30: Bobbie Brown discusses and signs Cherry on Top: Flirty, Forty-Something, and Funny as F**k. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dora Malech reads from her new poetry collection Stet, with Michelle Brittan Rosado. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 9/1: Vroman’s Bookstore presents Louise Penny reading from and discussing her latest novel, A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel. 3 p.m. at the Theater at Ace Hotel. Tickets start at $45 here.

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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 →