Notable Los Angeles: 10/28–11/3


Monday 10/28: Jim Tilley discusses and signs Against the Wind, in conversation with Kim Dower and Tobi Harper. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Sasha Sagan discusses and signs For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World, in conversation with Nicole Richie. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Clara Parkes discusses and signs Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 10/29: Best Friends Animal Society presents W. Bruce Cameron discussing and signing A Dog’s Promise. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Homo-Centric presents “Bookish.” Featuring Dave Coleman, Reuben “Tihi” Hayslett, and Ricco Villanueva Siasoco. Hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Saeed Jones discusses his new book How We Fight for Our Lives with Roxane Gay. 8 p.m. at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, presented by Skylight Books. Tickets are $30 here.

Wednesday 10/30: Adina Hoffman discusses and signs Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Meghan Daum, in conversation with Annabelle Gurwitch, discusses and signs The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Richard Stengel discusses and signs Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do about It, in conversation with Amy Wilentz. 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Public Library, presented by Vroman’s Bookstore. Tickets are $29 (+fees) if you want the book, or $5 if you don’t, here.

Monique Truong reads from her new novel The Sweetest Fruits, with Diep Tran. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 10/31: Roshanak Kheshti discusses her new book Wendy Carlos’s Switched On-Bach, with Karen Tongson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 11/1: McSweeney’s Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something: 21 Years of Humor from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Matt Mahurin discusses and signs Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Spooked: An Evening of Eerie Storytelling. Come tell a story, or just listen. 7 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $15/members free.

Helen Shewolfe Tseng and Beatrix Gravesguard discuss their new book The Astrological Grimoire, with Yumi Sakugawa. 7:30 p.m. p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 11/2: Harryette Mullen and Forrest Gander read from their poetry. With a discussion moderated by Elena Karina Byrne. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 11/3: First Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups start at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Jonathan Blum discusses his new short story collection The Usual Uncertainties. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal discuss their new novel, The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, live on stage. Sponsored by Book Soup. 6 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. Tickets are $38 here.


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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 →