Notable Los Angeles: 2/10–2/16


Monday 2/10: Author Caroline Kepnes presents and signs You and Hidden Bodies (source books for Netflix’s You), in conversation with Zara Lisbon. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Sarah Ban Breathnach discusses and signs Simple Abundance: 365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Live Talks LA presents Jessica Simpson discussing her memoir, Open Book, in conversation with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt. 8 p.m. at the Aratani Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 2/11: Gigi Levangie discusses and signs Been There, Married That. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Group Event presenting and signing DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That: and other senior moments from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest. Featuring readings by Brenda Mutchnick, Candice Kelsey, Geoffrey K. Graves, and Terri Elders. With editor Larry Upshaw. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Crissy Van Meter reads from her debut novel Creatures, with Edan Lepucki. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Eileen Almond reads from Witches’ Dance, and Liska Jacobs reads from The Worst Kind of Want. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 2/12: Slouching Towards Los Angeles—a night inspired by Joan Didion. Featuring Joe Donnelly, Ann Friedman, Heather John Fogarty, Monica Corcoran Harel, and Christine Lennon. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Emma Copley Eisenberg reads from her debut nonfiction book The Third Rainbow Girl, with Steph Cha. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Jamie Collinson signs and reads from The Edge. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 2/13: Christy Wilhelmi discusses and signs Gardening for Geeks. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Ariela Gross reads from and signs Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Billy Mernit discusses and signs Writing the Romantic Comedy, 20th Anniversary Expanded and Updated Edition: The Art of Crafting Funny Love Stories for the Screen. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Katharine Coldiron celebrates the release of her novella, Ceremonials. She will be joined by Kate Durbin, Aatif Rashid, and Tammy Delatorre. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Amina Cain reads from her new novel Indelicacy, with Adam Novy. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Women of a Certain Age. Featuring Felicia Michaels, Monica Piper, Renee Percy, and hosted by Carole Montgomery. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20/members $15 here.

Friday 2/14: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Vol. 5 reading. Featuring Joanna Angel, Balli Kaur Jaswal, CD Reiss, Sierra Simone, and Sabrina Sol. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 2/15: Dennis Callaci discusses and signs 100 Cassettes, with Simon Joyner. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

Seawitches 4 Zine Launch with Olivia Vandamme and Margaret Seelie. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Gillian Conoley, Rosie Stockton, and Martha Ronk read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 2/16: Editor M. L. Liebler and contributors Lolita Hernandez, Joe Henry, Art Lysak, Lisa Recker, Peter Harris, Patty Seyburn, Heather Bourbeau, Champtown, and Charlie Brice present and sign Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Dr. Alexandra Solomon signs and discusses Taking Sexy Back, in conversation with August McLaughlin, for a Girl Boner Radio live podcast recording. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Sands Hall discusses her memoir Flunk. Start. Lib/E: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, with Maggie Rowe. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Salient Sunday Open Reading. Hosted by Radomir Luza and Patricia Murphy. 5 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 →