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February 09, 2001|JAMES E. FOWLER

The New Short Fiction Series, which bills itself as "L.A.'s only live literary magazine," will present "My Brain Escapes Me" by Robert Steven Rhine at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Rhine, a Valley resident, has published short fiction in more than 65 magazines plus several anthologies. Featured Tuesday will be spoken-word artist Sally Shore, plus guest performers Bill Lee Brown, Rob Elk, Benito Martinez and Rafael Noble. $10. (323) 662-7900

Children's storybook character Maisy Mouse will visit Friday story time at 7 tonight at Borders Books & Music, 14651 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Author Mimi Latt will sign and discuss "Ultimate Justice" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (818) 728-6593.

William Stout ("The New Dinosaurs"), Tony Mauro ("When Darkness Falls"), Woody Welch ("Horrific Monsters of the Movies") and Alan Clayton ("Weird Fantasy Grouping") will sign their books at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. (818) 556-6660.

Poet Tim Murnane will read from his book "The Blue Masked Forest" at 7:30 tonight at Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Dr. Alan Bonsteel will sign and discuss his book "Stay Young, Start Now," at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Joy Mitchell will sign and discuss her book, "Love Ever After" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (818) 380-1636.

Prosper Merimee's "Carmen" will be discussed in the Masterworks of Literature series at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark St. (818) 981-7851.

"Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Once Upon a Time bookstore, 2284 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. (818) 248-9668.

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