Notable Los Angeles: 10/14–10/20


Monday 10/14: John Ibson discusses and signs Men Without Maps: Some Gay Males of the Generation Before Stonewall. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gaby Dunn discusses and signs Bury the Lede. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Dr. Ravinder Singh presents and signs his book Not Tonight I Have a Headache: Understanding Headache and Eliminating It From Your Life. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. RSVP and preorder your copy here.

Tuesday 10/15: Marks of Joy: Reading & Celebration. Featuring Tanzila Ahmed, Gabrielle Civil, Jen Hofer, and Purvi Shah. 7 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Holly George Warren discusses and signs Janis: Her Life and Music. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Gar Haywood discusses and signs Good Man Gone Bad. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

A night of poetry to celebrate Rachel Zucker’s new collection from Wave Press, SoundMachine. Featuring Rachel Zucker, Tommy Pico, and Christine Larusso. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Skylight Books presents Chris Ware and Lynda Barry in discussion about their new books, Rusty Brown and Making Comics. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $10 here.

Wednesday 10/16: Maulik Pancholy, in conversation with Randall Park, presents and signs The Best at It. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Launch event for The Remnants by Robert J. Peterson. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Paul S. Adler discusses and signs The 99 Percent Economy: How Democratic Socialism Can Overcome the Crises of Capitalism. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Liana Finck discusses her new book of cartoons Excuse Me, with Charlie Hankin. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Mike Isaac discussing his book, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, in conversation with Nick Bilton. 7:30 p.m. at Cross-Campus DTLA. Tickets start at $20 here.

Thursday 10/17: Author Carla Rachel Sameth celebrates her memoir in essays, One Day on the Gold Line, with Annette Wong, Gale Cohen, Hazel Clayton Harrison, Manuela Gomez, Maria Elena Fernandez, Thelma Reyna, Toni Mosley, and hosted by Gerda Govine Ituarte. 7 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Book launch for Steph Cha’s new novel, Your House Will Pay. 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

Book Soup and 826LA present an evening with Zadie Smith, in conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, discussing and signing her new book of stories, Grand Union. 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Tickets are $32 + fees here.

Josh Campbell discusses and signs Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump’s War on the FBI. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Allie Michelle celebrates the launch of her second poetry collection, The Rose That Blooms in the Night. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. RSVP and preorder your copy here.

Aziza Barnes discusses her debut novel the blind pig, with Yesika Salgado. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his new book, The Water Dancer, in conversation with Ryan Coogler. 7:30 p.m. at the West Angeles Cathedral. Tickets start at $35 here. Co-sponsored by Eso Won Books, Chevalier’s Bookstore, and ALOUD.

Rachel Zucker celebrates the release of SoundMachine, and Sarah Vap celebrates the release of Winter: Effulgences and Devotions. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Live Talks LA presents Ambassador Susan Rice discussing her memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, in conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti. 8 p.m. at the Peltz Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Friday 10/18: Michael Deibert discusses and signs When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Chip Jacobs, in conversation with former mayor of Pasadena Bill Bogaard, discusses and signs Arroyo. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Ashley Wurzbacher reads from her debut short story collection, Happy Like This. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Lucy Ives celebrates her new novel, Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World, with Magdalena Edwards and Michael Scott Moore. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Dan Poppick, Emile Mosser, and Feliz Lucia Molina read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Saturday 10/19: Amanda Seales discusses and signs Small Doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Leslie S. Klinger signs The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

POC UNITED launch their new anthology, Graffiti. With Vickie Vértiz, Ramy El-Etreby, Kanika Punwani, Pallavi Dhawan, Tamika Thompson, and Gary Dauphin. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Liz Phair discusses her new book, Horror Stories: A Memoir, in conversation with Taylor Jenkins Reid. 7 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $45+ fees here.

Jared Joseph, Cathy Thomas, Jose Antonio Villarán, and Kirstin Wagner read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Gedda Ilves reads from her new book As Butterfly to a River: New and Selected Poems, with Mariano Zaro, Gloria Vando, and Helene Cardona. Hosted by Brendan Constantine. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 10/20: Ashley Wurzbacher, in conversation with Allie Rowbottom, discusses and signs Happy Like This. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Two Snake presents Hannah Black with Kyle Thomas Hinton. 5:30 p.m. at the Garden Gallery.

Book release party for Marcella Kroll’s new book, Priestess. 6 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Gerald Nicosia reads from and discusses his new book Kerouac: The Last Quarter Century, joined by Kerouac’s closest living relative, Paul Blake III, and other guests. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.


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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 →