Notable Los Angeles: 1/27–2/2


Monday 1/27: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs Into the Fire. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Elizabeth Povinelli reads from and discusses The Inheritance. 8:30 p.m. at REDCAT. GA tickets are $12 here.

Yesika Salgado and Michael Lee read from their respective newest works of poetry, Hermosa and The Only Worlds We Know. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Michael Seth Starr discusses and signs Shatner. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 1/28: Joe Ide reads from and signs Hi Five. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar present and sign The Imperfect Storm: From Henry Street to Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Wednesday 1/29: Eric Nuzum reads from and signs Make Noise: A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Andre Perry reads from his debut essay collection Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, with Roxane Gay. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 1/30: Donna Rifkind discusses and signs The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Stephen Tapert discusses and signs The History of Oscar®-Winning Women. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Michael Lee and Morgan Parker read from their newest poetry collections. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 1/31: Sarah Ruhl discusses and signs Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, a Friendship. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dan Zigmond discusses and signs Buddha’s Office: The Ancient Art of Waking Up While Working Well. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chana Porter reads from her debut novel, The Seep, with Agnes Borinsky. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 2/1: Autumn Krause discusses and signs A Dress for the Wicked, and Nikki Barthelmess discusses and signs The Quiet You Carry. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Translators of Silvina Ocampo’s The Promise and Forgotten Journey—Suzanne Jill Levine, Jessica Powell, and Katie Lateef-Jan—in conversation with Magdalena Edwards. 3 p.m. at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth.

Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha read from their new anthology Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, with Amita Swadhin and Raquel Laviña. 6 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Poetry in Motion. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20/$8 for members at the door or $15 online here.

Sunday 2/2: A tribute to Holly Prado, and her final poetry book Weather. With readings by Harry E. Northup, Phoebe McAdams, and James Cushing. 3 p.m. at Skylight Books.

First Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups start at 4:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.


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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 →