Notable Los Angeles: 3/9–3/15

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Monday 3/9: Elizabeth Crowens discusses and signs The Time Traveler Professor, Book Two: A Pocketful of Lodestones. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Live Talks LA presents Ada Calhoun discussing her book, Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis, in conversation with Annabelle Gurwitch. 8 p.m. at the Dynasty Typewriter. Tickets start at $20 here.

Tuesday 3/10: John Tateishi in conversation with Steve Wasserman discusses and signs Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Celia Laskey discusses and signs Under the Rainbow, in conversation with Amy Spalding. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Neda Disney reads from her debut short story collection Planting Wolves. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 3/11: Adreanna Limbach discusses and signs Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Cathy Park Hong discusses and signs Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, in conversation with Maggie Nelson. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver discuss and sign The Book of St. John, in conversation with Peter Meehan. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Katie Orphan discusses her debut nonfiction book Read Me, Los Angeles, with Liska Jacobs. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 3/12: Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses and signs Untamed Shore. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Del Mar.

Dr. Lisa Mosconi in conversation with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee discusses and signs The XX Brain on a live podcast recording of Feel Better, Live More. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Scott Phillips discusses and signs Left Turn at Albuquerque. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Roy Freirich discusses and signs Deprivation, in conversation with Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Benjamin E. Park discusses and signs Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Doreen Stock and Stephen Kessler read from their recent works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Friday 3/13: Julian Tepper discusses and signs Between the Records. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Jessi Jezewska Stevens discusses her debut novel The Exhibition of Persephone Q, with Amina Cain. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Elisa Wouk Almino reads from her poetry. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Poetic Research Bureau.

Kevin Ridgeway, Wendy Rainey, and Curtis Hayes read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 3/14: David Bushman and Mark Frost present and sign Conversations with Mark Frost: Twin Peaks, Hill Street Blues, and the Education of a Writer. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Beyond Spanish: Poetry in Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Spanish. Featuring Josu Baque Ugarteburu, Mariano Zaro, and others. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.

UC Irvine MFA Students read from their work. Featuring Leandro Fefer, Lauren Swift, Maggie Love, and Steven Bankert. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Sunday 3/15: Dr. Carder Stout discusses and signs Lost in Ghost Town: A Memoir of Addiction, Redemption, and Hope in Unlikely Places. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Andrew Susskind discusses and signs It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.

Anita Abriel discusses and signs The Light After the War. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

William Magnuson reads from his new nonfiction book Blockchain Democracy. 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 →