Notable Los Angeles: 9/16–9/22


Monday 9/16: Rachel Cline reads from and signs The Question Authority. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Meg Waite Clayton discusses and signs The Last Train to London. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Book Soup presents Ben Folds discussing and signing A Dream about Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, in conversation with Bob Saget. 8 p.m. at the Regent Theater. $35 tickets available here.

Live Talks LA presents an evening with Malcolm Gladwell, discussing his book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. 8 p.m. at the Frost Auditorium. Tickets start at $55 here.

Tuesday 9/17: Red Hen Press presents an evening with Rachel Cline, Raymond Luczak, and Susan Straight. The three novelists will do a short reading, followed by a Q&A with literary agent Elise Capron. 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. Free with RSVP, but parking isn’t.

Colette Sartor discusses and signs Once Removed, in conversation with Lisanne Sartor. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Atticus presents and signs The Truth about Magic: Poems. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Stephen Mitchell discusses and signs Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Avan Jogia celebrates the launch of his debut poetry collection, Mixed Feelings: Poems & Stories. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jennifer Croft reads from her debut memoir Homesick, with Marisa Silver. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 9/18: Harris Katleman and Nick Katleman present and sign You Can’t Fall Off the Floor: And Other Lessons from a Life in Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Brian Allen Carr discusses and signs Opioid, Indiana. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Live Talks LA presents Patricia Cornwell in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis discussing the writing life and her new thriller, Quantum. 7:30 p.m. at El Portal Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Release party for Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement. With editor Shelly Oria and contributors Jolie Holland, Abigail Ulman, Kanika Punwani, and Pallavi Dhawan. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 9/19: Amir Alexander discusses and signs Proof!: How the World Became Geometrical. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Sarah M. Broom discusses and signs The Yellow House, in conversation with Terry McMillan. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gary Marcus discusses and signs Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Carolina De Robertis reads from her new book Cantoras. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 9/20: Peter Seth discusses and signs What It Was Like. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

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

Jess Row reads from his new book White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Difficult to Name Reading Series. Hosted by Ryan Sartor, and featuring readings and performances by Alex Alvarez, Anthony Gioe, Jevon Jackson Read by Shereen Lani Younes, Ben Loory, Amy Silverberg, and Jeremy Tramer. Plus, a conversation with Isaiah Lester and Yassir Lester, hosts of My Brother’s Sneaker. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Saturday 9/21: Caleb Crain discusses and signs Overthrow, in conversation with Elaine Blair. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns sign The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Paddy Hirsch discusses and signs Hudson’s Kill: A Justice Flanagan Thriller. 5 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Colette Sartor reads from her debut short story collection Once Removed, with Liz Harmer. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 9/22: Mac Barnett presents and signs Top Secret Smackdown. 12 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Fran McConnel and Timothy Steele read from and discuss their works. 2 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library.

Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs The Ransom: A Nicole Graves Mystery. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Camilla Ochlan and Bonita Guiterrez sign The Werewolf Whisperer, Night’s Gift, and Radiation; Vanessa Ravel signs Demon Dance, and Troy A. Hill signs A Cup of Blood. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Zenobia Neil reads from her new novel The Queen of Warriors. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.


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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 →