Notable Los Angeles: 9/30–10/6


Monday 9/30: Flynn Coleman reads from and signs A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist discuss and sign The Woman in the Park. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Paul Krueger discusses and signs Steel Crow Saga, in conversation with S. Jae-Jones. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Benjamin Moser discusses his new book Sontag: Her Life and Work. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 10/1: Brenda Perlin reads from and signs Crime and PUNKishment: Stories and Exclusive Interviews with Rodney Bingenheimer, Jack Grisham, Palmolive of the Slits, Linda Ramone and Captain Sensible. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Attica Locke reads from her new novel Heaven, My Home. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Bob Iger discussing his memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, in conversation with Brian Grazer. 8 p.m. at The Alex Theater. Tickets start at $22.50 here.

Wednesday 10/2: William Kent Krueger discusses and signs This Tender Land. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Vroman’s Presents Akilah Hughes discussing and signing Obviously: Stories from My Timeline, in conversation with Jon Lovett (of Pod Save America). 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Public Library. Tickets are $19 + fees here.

MariNaomi, Lee Marrs, Ajuan Mance, and editor Diane Noomin discuss the new comics anthology Drawing Power. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents George Will discussing his book, The Conservative Sensibility, in conversation with Larry Wilmore. 8 p.m. at The Colburn School’s Zipper Hall. Tickets start at $20 here.

Thursday 10/3: James Verini discusses and signs They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, in conversation with Roy Scranton. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Fatima Bhutto discusses and signs New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Vroman’s presents Eve Rodsky discussing and signing Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live). 7 p.m. at All Saints Church. Tickets are $28 + fees here.

Freeman’s: California reading and discussion. Featuring John Freeman in conversation with contributors Geoff Dyer, Robin Coste Lewis, Hector Tobar, and Matt Sumell. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Jen Wang reads from her new middle-grade graphic novel Stargazing. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Hiram Larew and Rick Lupert read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Live Talks LA presents Candace Bushnell discussing her book, Is There Still Sex in the City?, in conversation with Susan Feldman. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Tickets start at $20 here.

Friday 10/4: William Hung discusses and signs his new memoir, Champion by Choice. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Rakim discusses and signs Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Live Talks LA presents Morning Live Talks Business Forum with Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, discussing his book Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age, in conversation with David Kirkpatrick. Breakfast starts at 7:45 a.m. at Gensler. Tickets start at $20 here.

Don Bogen discusses and signs Immediate Song: Poems. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Lolis Eric Elie, Shukree Hassan Tilghman, and Lise Funderburg read from and discuss their essays in Apple, Tree: Writers on their Parents. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Fariha Róisín discusses her new book of poetry How to Cure a Ghost, with Fatimah Asghar. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 10/5: Live Talks LA presents Pico Iyer discussing his book, A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations. 3 p.m. at The Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA. Tickets start at $20 here.

Maxim Osipov discusses and signs Rock Paper Scissors: And Other Stories, in conversation with Boris Dralyuk. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Josh Kun and John Szabo discuss and sign The Autograph Book of L.A.: Improvements on the Page of the City. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

R. Zamora Linmark reads from his new YA novel The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 10/6: Poetry readings from Jack Grapes, Bill Harding, Rick Lupert, Suzanne O’Connell, Penny Perry, and Wendy Rainey. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Seane Corn discusses and signs her yoga book Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Jeffrey Simon discusses and signs The Alphabet Bomber: A Lone Wolf Terrorist Ahead of His Time. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Drag Queen Story Hour, with Valora Von Tease. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nefertiti Austin discusses her debut memoir Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America. 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 →