Notable Los Angeles: 10/7–10/13


Monday 10/7: Author Jasmine Guillory discusses Royal Holiday, in conversation with The Right Swipe author Alisha Rai. 6 p.m. at LAPL Studio City.

Ryan Holiday discusses and signs Stillness Is the Key. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

James Glisson and Jennifer A. Watts discuss and sign Nineteen Nineteen. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 10/8: Nick Flynn reads from his new book of poetry I Will Destroy You, with Kai Carlson-Wee. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 10/9: Kim Renfro discusses and signs The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Shea Serrano discusses his new book Movies (And Other Things). 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Ginny Hogan discusses and signs Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 10/10: Kim Krizan discusses and signs Spy in the House of Anaïs Nin. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Launch party for The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians with Mark O’Connell, Phillip Ringstrom, and Robin Weigert. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Leslie Jamison reads from her new essay collection Make It Scream, Make It Burn. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tate Swindell, Eric Mingus, and others read from Jack Micheline’s posthumous collection, On Valencia Street. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 10/11: Kathryn Bowers and Barbara Natterson-Horowitz discuss and sign Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Editor Robert Atwan presents and signs Best American Essays 2019. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

AJ Dungo discusses his debut graphic memoir In Waves, with Jamie Brisick. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Rob Fitterman and Kim Calder read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Susan Sonde reads from her newly released collection, The Arsonist. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 10/12: Alan Paul and Andy Aledort discuss and sign Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lummox Press presents the first group reading of Lummox #8, featuring: Lynne Bronstein, Don Campbell (and Calokie), Jackie Chou, Kit Courter, Sharyl Collin, Alicia Viguer-Espert, Martina Gallegos, Friday Gretchen, Charles Harmon, Gil Hagen Hill, Marie Lecrivain, Mike Meloan, Linda Neal, Kevin Ridgeway, Lisa Segal, Nancy Shiffrin, Vachine, and Kelsey Bryan-Zwick. Hosted by RD Armstrong. 4 p.m., Beyond Baroque, $10/members free.

Mike Pearl discusses his debut nonfiction book The Day it Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans―and Other Possible Phenomena, with Brian Merchant. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 10/13: Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Cornelia Funke signs Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Jeanette Winterson reads from her new novel Frankissstein. 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 →