- Pale House Press presents their first literary event in over a year, dubbed Medicine Show, at Taix, 1911 West Sunset in Echo Park, Friday Oct 24 10pm. The events features Michael Stock, Rachel Williams, and Barnaby Slater, with live music by the Titans. Pale House is a local indie press that has produced a short story collection and the litmag Society. Past events have featured writer and indie film director Allison Anders, and writers such as Larry Fondation and Rachel Resnick. No cover.
- Tongue & Groove, Conrad Romo’s hapnin’ literary gathering at the Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga in Hollywood. On Sunday Oct 26 6pm, the show features Lou Mathews (author of LA Breakdown, with credits that include Tin House, Black Clock and many others); Mary Otis (author of Yes, Yes, Cherries, one of my favorite recent story collections); as well as Susan Hayden, Lisa Orkin, and musical guest Logan Heftel. $6 cover.