Notable Los Angeles: 11/4–11/10


Monday 11/4: Amanda Yates Garcia discusses and signs Initiated: Memoir of a Witch. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Adrienne Brodeur discusses and signs Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Rabbi Laura Geller discusses Getting Good at Getting Older, in conversation with Ben Pomerantz. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Derek Sandhaus discusses his new book, Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture, in conversation with chef Jenny Gao. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents Christopher Kimball discussing his cookbook, Milk Street: The New Rules: Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook, in conversation with Russ Parsons. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 11/5: Tori Eldridge discusses and signs The Ninja Daughter. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Marc Grossberg discusses and signs his new book, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Josh Kun discusses his nonfiction book The Autograph Book of L.A.: Improvements on the Page of the City. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Live Talks LA presents Booker T. Jones discussing his memoir, Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note, in conversation with Scott Timberg. 8 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. Tickets starat at $20 here.

Christopher Kimball signs Milk Street: The New Rules: Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Wednesday 11/6: Boyd Varty discusses and signs The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Nick Neely signs Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State, in conversation with Dean Kuipers. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov read from their new book Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac, with Melissa Broder. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 11/7: Shannon Pufahl discusses and signs On Swift Horses, in conversation with Justin Torres. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Carolyn Campbell signs City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Lisa Congdon discusses and signs her new book, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic, in conversation with Nicole Georges. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

The Science of Poetry: A Reading. Featuring poetry by Stephanie Strickland, Karen Leona Anderson, Adam Dickinson, Kristin George Bagdanov, and Amy Catanzano. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 11/8: On the Run: Australian Crime Writers in America. Featuring Jock Serong signing Preservation, Emma Viskic signing Resurrection Bay, Sulari Gentill signing A Murder Unmentioned, and Robert Gott signing The Holiday Murders. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Kathleen Kaufman discusses and signs Diabhal. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Liska Jacobs celebrates the launch of her new book, The Worst Kind of Want, with Allie Rowbottom. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Poetry and the Language of Science. Will Alexander, Adam Dickinson, and Amy Catanzano read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 11/9: Cameron Douglas discusses and signs Long Way Home. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jacob Kahn, Eric Sneathen, and Jeanne Vaccaro read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 11/10: Robert Kerbeck discusses and signs Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire. 3 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Fanny Howe reads from her new poetry collection Love and I, with Martha Ronk. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Noir at the Bar. Featuring Howard Michael Gould, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Lenny Kleinfeld, and a special reading by members of Switchblade magazine. Plus Australian writers Emma Viskic, Sulari Gentill, Jock Serong, and Robert Gott. 6 p.m. at the Mandrake Bar. 21+. Because it’s a bar.


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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 →