Notable Los Angeles: 2/24–3/1


Monday 2/24: Idra Novey discusses Those Who Knew, and Cathleen Schine discusses The Grammarians. 6:30 p.m. at the LAPL – Studio City.

Barbara Rose Brooker discusses and signs Love Sometimes: A Novel about Risk, Hollywood, and Controversial Love. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 2/25: Michele Asselin reads from and signs Clubhouse Turn: The Twilight of Hollywood Park Race Track. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Karen Sherman discusses and signs Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Brandon Taylor reads from his debut novel Real Life, with MEL‘s Miles Klee. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Homo-centric reading series. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 2/26: Architect Chad Oppenheim discusses and signs his new book, Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains, in conversation with Frances Anderton. 6 p.m. at Mass Beverly.

April Dávila discusses and signs 142 Ostriches, in conversation with Mark Sarvas. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Elizabeth Little discusses and signs Pretty as a Picture, in conversation with Sarah Weinman. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Writ Large Press presents Drunken Masters: Poetry. Three writers read short excerpts of their works in front of a three-judge panel featuring Rocío Carlos, Bridgette Bianca, and Chiwan Choi. 8 p.m. at General Lee’s Cocktail House. 21+, obviously.

Thursday 2/27: Marc Bernardin, Petersen Creative and Exhibits Director Bryan Stevens, and Chad Oppenheim discuss Chad’s new book Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains. Moderated by Chris Nashawaty. 6 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Sam Wasson reads from The Big Goodbye, and Graham Moore reads from The Holdout. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Conor Dougherty discusses and signs Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America, in conversation with Steve Lopez. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

John S. Couch reads from his new book The Art of Creative Rebellion: How to Champion Creativity, Change Culture, and Save Your Soul. With special musical guest Taylor McFerrin. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

April Dávila discusses and signs 142 Ostriches, with Amy Meyerson. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Not a Cult Media presents EPIC literary conversations. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Friday 2/28: Amanda Goldblatt discusses and signs Hard Mouth, with Katya Apekina. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Influx Collectiv presents The Beauty of the Beast: Queer Poetry Night. Featuring Ryka Aoki, Christine Imperial, Fei Hernandez, Cori Bratby-Rudd, and more TBA. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Saturday 2/29: Happy Leap Day!

Mark Sikes and Pete Von Sholly sign the The Doomed Journal: The Story of the Documentary Marvel Doesn’t Want You to See. 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.

Megan Fernandes reads from her new poetry collection Good Boys, she will be joined by Catherine Pond and Callie Siskel. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Maricela Guerrero, Cristián Gómez Olivares, David Shook, Stalina Villarreal, and Ilana Dann Luna read from their poetry. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

This is Your Poem. Featuring Jesse Bliss, Sean Hill, Peter J. Harris, and Conney Williams. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 3/1: Duende Nights. Bring your original poems, stories, and songs for this multicultural event. Organized by Américas Poet Society founder Antonieta Villamil. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

Charlotte Alter discusses and signs The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America, in conversation with Jamil Smith. 2 p.m. at Book Soup.

Michele Asselin discussing and signing Clubhouse Turn: The Twilight of Hollywood Park Race Track, in conversation with Lynell George and Josh Kun. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Porsha Olayiwola reads and performs pieces from her debut poetry collection I Shimmer Sometimes, Too. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Publisher’s roundtable, with representatives from Red Hen Press, Unnamed Press, Moon Tide Press, Jaded Ibis Press, and LARB Books. 6 p.m. at The Annenberg Community Beach House. Free with RSVP.


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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 →