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* Jennifer Carter and Joel Hirschhorn ("Titanic Adventure"), Sharon Hays ("The Christmas Tree Book: A Collection of Fantasy Trees by Famous People") and Bruce W. Cook ("The New Star Guide to Celebrity Homes") will discuss their books at the Round Table West luncheon at noon Thursday at the Balboa Bay Club, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. $40. For reservations, call (213) 256-7977.

* Geoffrey Wolff, director of the fiction segment of UC Irvine's graduate programs in writing, will read from his works in progress at 7 p.m. Thursday on campus in Room 135 of the Humanities Instructional Building, near the intersection of Mesa Road and West Peltason Drive.

* Barbara DeMarco Barrett, host of the weekly "Writers on Writing" radio program, will interview poet Eloise Klein Healy at 6:30 tonight on KUCI (88.9 FM) in Irvine.

* Poet C.E. Chaffin will read at 8 tonight at the Ugly Mug Cafe, 261 N. Glassell St., Orange.

* David Elkins, author of "Beyond Religion," will speak and sign at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo.

* A book sale will be held during library hours Friday through Monday at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach.

* Children's book illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, co-author of "You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum," will sign at noon Saturday and Sunday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa.

* Gary Krane, author of "Simple Fun for Busy People," will sign at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island, 953 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

* Author John Reitano and illustrator William Haines will speak and sign copies of their new book, "What If the Zebras Lost Their Stripes?" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borders Books and Music, 429 Associated Road, Brea.

* Maureen Jennings, author of "Under the Dragon's Tail," will speak and sign at 4 p.m. Sunday at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 13232 Springdale St., Westminster.

* Janet Dawson ("Where the Bodies Are Buried"), Rhys Bowen ("Evan Help Us") and Penny Warner ("Right to Remain Silent") will sign at noon Sunday at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. The three also will speak and sign at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coffee, Tea & Mystery in Westminster.

* Devin Frick and Tamara Hodge, authors of "Disneyana: Collectors Guide to California Pottery," will sign at noon Sunday at Main Street Antiques, 12932 Main St., Garden Grove.

* Poet and Santa Ana College English professor Lee Mallory will present a reading and performance, "Impacts: Creativity and the Word," at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Phillips Hall at Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St. Free. Mallory is the recipient of the 12th annual Rancho Santiago Community College District's Distinguished Faculty Award.

Send information about book-related events at least 10 days before event to: Dennis McLellan, O.C. Books & Authors, Life & Style, The Times, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

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