Notable Los Angeles: 3/2–3/8

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Monday 3/2: Marianne Dissard discusses and signs Not Me. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lydia Fitzpatrick discusses and signs Lights All Night Long, in conversation with Amy Meyerson. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tuesday 3/3: Robert Ward reads from and signs The Stone Carrier. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 3/4: Courtney Friel discusses and signs Tonight At 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Colin O’Brady discusses and signs The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice—Crossing Antarctica Alone. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jenny Lee reads from and signs Anna K: A Love Story. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Thursday 3/5: James Brown discusses and signs Apology to the Young Addict: A Memoir, with Patrick O’Neil. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Journal of Alta California presents Thomas Pynchon’s California with David Kipen and William Deverell. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Tom Lutz reads from and signs Born Slippy, in conversation with Steve Erickson. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Mat Osman celebrates the launch of The Ruins, with Matthew Specktor. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Live Talks LA presents Mark Hyman discussing his book, Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time, in conversation with Paul Hawken. 8 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater. Tickets start at $20 here.

Friday 3/6: Jim Pascoe discusses and signs Cottons: The White Carrot. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Jerry Mitchell reads from and signs Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era . 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Saturday 3/7: Emerson Forester discusses and signs People of Pasadena. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Speaking of Rivers: A Boca de Oro Literary Arts Event. Featuring Lady Narrator, Mike ThePoet Sonsksen, Sheila J Sadr, Iuri M. Lara, Eric Timmons, Nathan Torres, and Wes Kriesel. Curated by Darlene Kriesal. 5 p.m. at Chapter One‘s Red Room. Free, but RSVP here.

Poetry in Motion. Hosted by Eve Brandstein. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $15 online here, or $20 at the door.

Sunday 3/8: Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. Sign-ups start at 1:45 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.

Sarah Kozloff discusses and signs The Queen of Raiders. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Peter Meech discusses and signs Billy (the Kid). 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Roar Shack presents Close to Home. Featuring Live Write winner Betsy Heredia, Helena Lipstadt, Gwenyth Mapes, Tanya Ward Goodman, Chip Jacobs, and Hannah Sward. Stick around for this month’s Live Write contest! 4 p.m. at 826LA in Echo Park.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses and signs Untamed Shore. 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 →