Notable Los Angeles: 11/18–11/24


Monday 11/18: Allison Moorer discusses and signs Blood, in conversation with her sister Shelby Lynne. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Eric C. Wat discusses and signs Swim, in conversation with Naomi Hirahara. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 11/19: Amy Waldman discusses and signs A Door in the Earth. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Adrienne Rubin discusses and signs Diamonds & Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Shonda Buchanan discusses and signs Black Indian. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mark Z. Danielewski reads from his new picture book The Little Blue Kite. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Third Man Books Presents: Stewart Lupton’s The Plural Atmosphere. Featuring readings by Allison Wolfe, Gregg Foreman, Dave Stone, Jackie Simon, Piper Ferguson, Eric Cheevers, and more. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Live Talks LA presents Ash Carter, Sam Kashner, Buck Henry, and Jon Robin Baitz discussing their book, Life isn’t everything: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Tickets start at $20 here.

Wednesday 11/20: Sarah Abrevaya Stein discusses and signs Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century, in conversation with Mark Sarvas. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

J. Ryan Stradal discusses and signs The Lager Queen of Minnesota, in conversation with Chris L. Terry. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jami Attenberg discusses her new novel All This Could Be Yours, with Alissa Nutting. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Isa Mazzei presents Camgirl. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 11/21: PEN America and Skylight Books present Carmen Maria Machado discussing In the Dream House with Kima Jones. 7 p.m. at Dynasty Typewriter. Tickets start at $22 here.

Misha and Vicki Collins sign The Adventurous Eaters Club: Mastering the Art of Family Mealtime. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Bookstore.

Sands Hall discusses and signs Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, in conversation with Michelle Latiolais. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Henry Barajas presents and signs La Voz De M.A.Y.O Rambo Vol. 1. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Mark Z. Danielewski discusses and signs Little Blue Kite. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Barry Siegel discusses and signs Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Ramesh Srinivasan discusses his new nonfiction book Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow, with Ana Kasparian. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 11/22: Marcellas Reynolds discusses and signs Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Patricia Schultz discusses and signs 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Alvin Orloff and Trebor Healey read from their new books Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997 and Falling, with Tara Jepsen. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

David Rattray, Robbie Dewhurst, and Chris Kraus read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

What Books presents authors Cathy Colman, L.I. Henley, Katie Silver, and Mariano Zaro reading from their new books of poetry and fiction. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 11/23: Joe Alves, Dennis Prince, and Greg Nicotero sign Joe Alves: Designing Jaws. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

New local publisher Giant Claw presents its first two titles: A. W. DeAnnuntis’s Terror Island, a novel, and C. P. Rosenthal’s How the Animals Around You Think/The Semiotics of Animal Cognition. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Orlando Ortega-Medina reads from his new novel The Death of Baseball, with Tim Minear. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Rodrigo Bravo and Sean Negus read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 11/24: The Nebraska Girl Open Reading. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Fourth Sundays: Poets About Town open mic edition! 2 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library.

Steven Greenebaum presents and signs One Family: Indivisible: A Spiritual Memoir. Marilyn Ladd presents and signs Glad to Be a Ladd. Michelle Kuei presents and signs Perfectly Normal: An Immigrant’s Story of Making It in American. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.


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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 →