Notable Los Angeles: 1/20–1/26


Monday 1/20: Rick Wilson discusses and signs Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump—And Democrats from Themselves. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dr. David Levy presents his new book, Life Is a 4-Letter Word: Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 1/21: Editor André Naffis-Sahely discusses and signs The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Neda Disney reads from and signs her debut novel Planting Wolves. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Thursday 1/23: Adrian Maher discusses and signs Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Peter Dreier and Mijin Cha discuss and sign We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism—American Style. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Lizzie O’Shea discusses and signs her new book Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us About Digital Technology. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Caroline Zancan reads from her new novel We Wish You Luck, with Aja Gabel. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Los Angeles Press: Dis + Placement. Featuring Thea Matthews, Miah Jeffra, Daniel Benyovsky, Jennie Gaborno, Emily Jay, Malado Francine Baldwin, Elyse Hart, Jennifer Lewis, Semantha Norris, Sally Stevens, Meg Flores, Alonna Shaw, Rachel Cohen, Kristen Simental Sea Glassman, Lisa Freeman, Yago Cura, and the poetry of Jeremias Leonel Estrada, written while in immigration detention at the Theo Lacy Maximum Security Facility in Anaheim, (translation by Brian Sonia Wallace). A special reading by members of Project 1521 opens the show. This event is curated by Linda Ravenswood. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 1/24: Michael Koppy presents and signs Words and Music Into the Future: A Songwriting Treatise and Manifesto. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Steven Pressfield discusses and signs 36 Righteous Men. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Colleen Hoover reads from and signs her new book, Regretting You. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Melissa Matthewson reads from her debut memoir-in-essays Tracing the Desire Line, with Mathieu Cailler. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 1/25: Nicolette Polek reads from her new story collection Imaginary Museums, in conversation with Kathryn Scanlan. 3 p.m. at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth.

Ingrid Newkirk discusses and signs Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Say the Word Reading Series with John Balma, Allison Deegan, Ashaki M. Jackson, Laura Warrell and Lori White. Hosted by Dawna Kemper. 3:30 p.m. at Venice Public Library.

Ian Brennan discusses his new music criticism book Silenced by Sound: The Music Meritocracy Myth, with Tunde Adebimpe. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 1/26: Red Hen Press presents Facets of Fatherhood. Featuring poetry readings by Edoardo Ponti excerpted from his poetry collection Letters from a Young Father. The pieces will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra and conductor Carlo Ponti. 2 p.m. at the Broad Stage. Tickets are $29 here.

Sarah Thursday, Alana de Hinojosa, Billy Burgos, and Cynthia Guardado read from their poetry. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall discuss and sign Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Movemaking. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Chris Dennis, with Katya Apekina, discusses and signs Here Is What You Do. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Ross Victor presents and signs Views from the Cockpit. Molly Brandenburg presents and signs Letters from Bud. Neda Disney presents and signs Planting Wolves. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Kelly Grace Thomas celebrates the release of her debut collection, Boat Burned. Featuring readings by Brendan Constantine, Tanya Ko Hong, Arminé Iknadossian, Victoria Lynne McCoy, Jeremy Radin, and other special guests. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.


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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 →