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October 15, 2000

TODAY

BRENTWOOD: Jamie Lee Curtis signs "Where Do Balloons Go?," Dutton's Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 2 p.m. (888) DUTTONS.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Dale Hope signs "The Aloha Shirt," Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave., 1 p.m. (714) 897-8781.

LOS ANGELES: Actors Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Kathy Kinney, Greg Germann, Lisa Gay Hamilton and James McDaniel read to benefit the Virgina Avenue Project, Every Picture Tells a Story . . ., 7525 Beverly Blvd., 2 p.m. (323) 932-6070.

LOS ANGELES: Writers at Work read their projects and Diana Wagman reads "Spontaneous," Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., 5; 7 p.m. respectively (323) 660-1175.

MARINA DEL REY: Catherine Ryan Hyde signs "Pay It Forward," Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., 7:30 p.m. (310) 306-3213.

SANTA MONICA: Dalton Conley ("Honky") and Deena Metzger ("The Other Hand") read their work, Midnight Special Bookstore, 1318 Third Street Promenade, 2 and 5 p.m., respectively. (310) 393-2923.

THOUSAND OAKS: Leslie and Charles Lyon discuss "Surf Clowns," Borders Books & Music, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 7 p.m. (805) 497-8159.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Tony Parsons ("As It Is") and Jonathan Kirsch ("King David") sign their books, Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave., 3 and 7:30 p.m., respectively. (310) 659-1733.

WESTWOOD: James Carville ("All's Fair") discusses his work, $9-$25, UCLA, Royce Hall, 7 p.m. Tickets: (310) 825-2101.

WHITTIER: Earlene Fowler ("Seven Sisters") and Jo-Ann Mapson ("The Wilder Sisters") sign their books, Whittier Public Library, 7344 S. Washington Ave., 2 p.m. (562) 464-3452.

MONDAY

BRENTWOOD: Steve Martin signs "Shopgirl," Dutton's Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 7 p.m. (888) DUTTONS.

LOS ANGELES: Laurent de Brunhoff discusses the "Babar" books, Los Angeles Central Public Library, 5th and Flower streets, 7 p.m. (213) 228-7555.

LOS ANGELES: Lena Williams signs "The Little Things," EsoWon Books, 3655 S. La Brea Ave., 7 p.m. (323) 294-0324.

SANTA BARBARA: Jonathan Kirsch discusses "King David," UC Santa Barbara, Corwin Pavilion, 8 p.m. (805) 893-3535.

TUESDAY

DEL MAR: Ana Castillo signs "Peel My Love Like an Onion," Esmeralda Books, 1555 Camino del Mar, 7 p.m. (858) 755-2707.

FULLERTON: Wanda Coleman reads her poetry, Fullerton College, Wilshire Auditorium, 330 N. Lemon St., 7:30 p.m. (714) 992-7168.

LOS ANGELES: Louis Breger discusses "Freud," Los Angeles Public Library, 5th and Flower streets, 7 p.m. (213) 228-7555.

LOS ANGELES: Alvin Poussaint and Amy Alexander discuss "Lay My Burden Down," EsoWon Books, 3655 S. La Brea Ave., 7 p.m. (323) 294-0324.

MARINA DEL REY: Robert Levinson signs "The James Dean Affair," Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., 7:30 p.m. (310) 306-3213.

SAN DIEGO: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera signs "Havana Heat: A Lupe Solano Mystery," Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #302, 7:30 p.m. (858) 268-4747.

SANTA MONICA: Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards read "Manifesta," Midnight Special Bookstore, 1318 Third Street Promenade, 7:30 p.m. (310) 393-2923.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Amy Ephron reads "White Rose: Una Rosa Blanca," Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., 8 p.m. (310) 659-3110.

WEDNESDAY

BRENTWOOD: Don Bachardy signs "Stars in My Eyes," Dutton's Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 7 p.m. (888) DUTTONS.

CENTURY CITY: Tina Sinatra signs "My Father's Daughter," Brentano's, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 785-0204.

DEL MAR: Mark Salzman ("Lying Awake") and T.C. Boyle ("Friend of the Earth") read their books, Esmeralda Books, 1555 Camino del Mar, 7 p.m. (858) 755-2707.

GARDEN GROVE: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera signs "Havana Heat," Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., 7 p.m. (714) 898-2583.

ORANGE: John Friel signs "The Seven Smart Things Teens Do," Borders Books & Music, 20 City Drive West, 7 p.m. (714) 385-1025.

PACIFIC PALISADES: Nell Brien signs "Lioness," Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., 7:30 p.m. (310) 454-4063.

SHERMAN OAKS: John Wooden discusses "Wooden," Borders Books & Music, 14651 Ventura Blvd., 7 p.m. (818) 728-6593.

SOUTH PASADENA: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera signs "Havana Heat," Book'em Mysteries, 1118 Mission, 6 p.m. (800) 4-BOOKEM.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Armistead Maupin signs "The Night Listener," Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (310) 659-3110.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Howard Cushnir signs "Unconditional Bliss," Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave., 7:30 p.m. (310) 659-1733.

WESTWOOD: Ana Castillo reads "Peel My Love Like an Onion," UCLA, Charles E. Young Grand Salon in Kerckhoff Hall, 4 p.m.

WESTWOOD: Amy Ephron signs "White Rose," Borders Books & Music, 1360 Westwood Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 475-3444.

THURSDAY

BEVERLY HILLS: Writers Bloc presents Steve Martin ("Shopgirl") in conversation with Adam Gopnik ("Paris to the Moon"), $15, Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, 7:30 p.m. (310) 335-0917.

BRENTWOOD: Claire Messud signs "The Last Life," Dutton's Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 7 p.m. (888) DUTTONS.

BURBANK: Steve Nakamoto discusses "Men Are Like Fish," Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd., 7 p.m. (818) 558-1383.

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