Notable Los Angeles: 9/9–9/15


Monday 9/9: Rex Ogle discusses and signs Free Lunch. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Caitlin Doughty answers your burning questions about death in a live Q&A for her new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death. Presented by Book Soup and Spaceland. 7 p.m. at The Regent Theater. Tickets start at $35, available here, and include a copy of the book.

Tuesday 9/10: Richard Lucas discusses and signs The Dog Log: An Accidental Memoir of Yapping Yorkies, Quarreling Neighbors, and the Unlikely Friendships That Saved My Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Liza Palmer discusses and signs The Nobodies. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Phil Zuckerman discusses and signs What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Live Talks LA presents Emma Donoghue, in conversation with Marisa Matarazzo, discussing the writing life and her novel Akin. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Tickets start at $20 here.

Wednesday 9/11: Rachel Ignotofsky discusses and signs Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall discuss and sign Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Drew Minh launches his debut novel Neon Empire. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

An evening of Beasts and Spirits. Maja D’Aoust discusses and signs her books, Familiars in Witchcraft and A Witch’s Bestiary. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Live Talks LA presents David Koepp in conversation with Andrew Kevin Walker, discussing the writing life and his debut novel, Cold Storage. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Free, or you can purchase a seat/book for $30 here.

Thursday 9/12: Amy Waldman discusses and signs A Door in the Earth. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Book Soup and PEN America present B.A. Van Sise as he discusses Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry, in conversation with Agatha French, Brynn Saito, and Derrick C. Brown. 7 p.m. at LACE.

David Kerr discusses and signs Idiots to Monsters: The Essential Guide to Surviving Common Threats and Violent Encounters. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Sandy Bleifer presents Downtown Up. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Susan Steinberg reads from her debut novel Machine, with Sarah Manguso. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sehba Sarwar, Irene Sanchez, Camari Carter-Hawkins, Amoni Thompson-Jones, and Miya King will read (and sing) from their work as part of WCCW Reading Series: WORK & Labor. 7:30 p.m. at The Women’s Center for Creative Work.

Live Talks LA presents Randall Munroe in conversation with Kyle Hill, discussing his book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Friday 9/13: Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite discuss and sign Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Michael Roth discusses and signs Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Yesika Salgado reads from her new book of poetry Hermosa. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Mihaela Moscaliuc and Michael Waters read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 9/14: Ian Brennan, with Matt Chesse, discusses and signs Silenced by Sound: The Music Meritocracy Myth. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Anthony McCann reads from Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff, and Brian Evenson reads from Song for the Unraveling of the World. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Alyse Wax discusses The World of IT. 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Sunday 9/15: Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns discuss and sign The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mina Javaherbin reads from her new picture book My Grandma and Me. 3 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 →