Notable Los Angeles: 1/13–1/19


Monday 1/13: Tara Sim discusses and signs Scavenge the Stars, in conversation with Nina Varela. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/14: Paul Hirsch discusses and signs A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Kwei Quartey discusses and signs The Missing American. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Amy Spalding reads from her new YA novel We Used to be Friends. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 1/15: Kiley Reid discusses and signs Such a Fun Age. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Claire Rudy Foster reads from their new collection Shine of the Year. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Samuel Woolley discusses and signs his new book The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 1/16: Influx Collectiv presents readings by queer poets Gina Ali, Kata Garcia, P. Martín López, and Dare Williams. 6 p.m. at Exposition Park Regional Library.

Translator Katie Shireen Assef presents and signs Valérie Mréjen’s Black Forest. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tom Lutz reads from his debut novel Born Slippy, with Steph Cha. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

An evening of readings from We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor. Featuring readings by Lennlee Keep, Kathleen Laccinole, Evie Peck, and Mika Yamamoto. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents An Evening with Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, discussing their book, The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired. 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery. Tickets start at $20 here.

Friday 1/17: Miranda Popkey discusses and signs Topics of Conversation, in conversation with Rufi Thorpe. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dr. Ramani Durvasula discusses and signs Don’t You Know Who I Am?”: How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding discuss their new book Switched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Matthew Zapruder reads from his latest book, Father’s Day. He will be joined by poet Amy Gerstler. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 1/18: Unhealthy Poetry! With Becca Pecaut, Jessamyn Violet, Gina Jelinski, and Augusta Gail. Hosted by Sarah Nivala. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Fangoria Magazine signing with Joe Begos, Josh Ethier, Matt Mercer, April Wolfe, Adam Egypt Mortimer, and Brian Collins. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

When Where You’re from Has a Bad Reputation: Writing about the Inland Empire. Featuring readings by liz gonzález, Juanita E. Mantz, Ruth Nolan, and Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

André Naffis-Sahely and Fred D’Aguiar read from their new anthology The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Nik De Dominic and MC Hyland read from their poetry. Doors at 7:30 at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 1/19: Writers Resist IV: Writers Attack! Featuring inspiring political readings by Doug Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Kate Gale, Brian Ingram, Dana Johnson, Casandra Lane, Suzanne Lummis, Sarah Maclay, Doug Manuel, Marsha de la O, Judith Pacht, Alicia Partnoy, Phil Taggart, Amy Uyematsu, David Ulin, and Gail Wronsky. 1 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Blair Imani discusses and signs Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream. 4 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 →