Notable Los Angeles: 12/2–12/8


Monday 12/2: Garrett Graff reads from and discusses his new book, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, in conversation with Liz Hannah. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Aris Janigian discusses and signs Waiting for Sophia at Shutters on the Beach. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 12/3: Live Talks LA presents Charles Schwab discussing his book, Invested: Changing Forever the Way Americans Invest, in conversation with David Lazarus. 6:30 p.m. at Gensler. Tickets start at $20 here.

Andrew Grant Jackson discusses and signs 1973: Rock at the Crossroads. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

John Becker and Megan Scott present and sign Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 12/4: Alyse Wax presents and signs The World of IT, with director Andy Muschietti, and producer Barbara Muschietti. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Treveal C.W. Lynch presents and signs WHAT Is Enough: How to Lighten Your Load and Find What Makes You Happy. Michael Nolan presents and signs A Rat Catcher’s Guide to Creative Inspiration. Brian Carmody presents and signs Hellish Beasts. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Thursday 12/5: Duncan Jones presents and signs Making Moon: A British Sci-Fi Cult Classic, in conversation with screenwriter Anthony Bagarozzi. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

An evening in honor of Lou Reed in the period 1969–1973. With Mary Woronov, Dick & Jane, Azalia Snail, Dan West, and Angie Bowie with LoveyDove. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 12/6: Zandra Rhodes discusses and signs Zandra Rhodes: 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

J. Ryan Stradal reads from The Lager Queen of Minnesota, joined by Susan Straight and Lou Mathews, and singer-songwriter Darryl Holter. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 12/7: A tribute to Holly Prado. With readings by Harry Northup, Carol Muske-Dukes, Bill Mohr, Lynne Littman, Phoebe MacAdams, Paul Vangelisti, James Cushing, Cecilia Woloch, Barbara Crane, and more. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Sunday 12/8: Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.


See you in 2020! Notable L.A. is taking a holiday hiatus and will return in January.


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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 →