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Author and literary events for the week of Dec. 20, 2009

December 20, 2009

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.


William Stout: The author of "New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z" and "Dinosaur Discoveries" will present and sign his new books. Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. Free. (818) 556-6660.


Majid Naficy: The Beach House's first Artist in Residence will read and discuss his poetry, focusing on the theme "The Homeless and Other Exiles." Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 458-4904.


Todd Gray: The photographer and author of "Michael Jackson: Before He Was King" will present and sign his new book, drawn from images Gray captured as Jackson's photographer from 1974 to 1983. Concurrent with an exhibition of photographs from the book for sale in the gallery. Steve Turner Contemporary, 6026 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 931-3721.

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