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November 03, 2000|JAMES E. FOWLER

Award-winning author Ha Jin will read from his latest book, "The Bridegroom," Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Ha Jin's first novel, "Waiting," won the National Book Award in 1999. $6-$8. (310) 440-4500.

Author Catherine Mulholland will discuss her book about her grandfather, "William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles," Monday at 3 p.m. in the cafeteria conference room at Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Sponsored by the Valley College Historical Museum Assn. (818) 947-2373.

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, will hold a multiple signing for five authors and one artist Saturday at 2 p.m.

On hand will be author Rain Graves and artist gak signing "Blood of a Black Bird," plus Chelsea Quinn Yarbro ("Come Twilight"); Mick Garris ("A Life in the Cinema"); Robert Devereaux ("Santa Steps Out: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups"); and Sharman DiVono ("Blood Moon"). (818) 556-6660.

The Alameda Writers Group presents a talk by screenwriter-novelist D.C. Fontana Saturday at 10 a.m. at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Free. (818) 887-5380.

Author Barbara Coloroso will sign and discuss her book, "Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Time of Loss, Grief and Change," Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 14651 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 728-6593.

Author Victoria Houston will sign and discuss her mystery, "Dead Creek," Saturday at 2 p.m. at Portrait of a Bookstore, 4360 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. (818) 769-3853.

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