Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich
Douglas Kearney: The poet will read and sign his new collection, "The Black Automaton." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.
Kaumudi Marathe: The chef will discuss and sign her new book, "The Essential Marathi Cookbook," which -- outside of this program -- is not yet available in the U.S. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. (626) 449-2742, Ext. 20.
WordTheatre at the Edye: PEN USA presents the second installment of a four-part series, which will feature author T.C. Boyle reading his story "The Lie" in addition to performances by actors Joel David Moore and Carla Gugino. The Edye Second Space, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 3 p.m. $30-$35. (310) 915-5150. www.wordtheatre.com.
Gabriel Thompson: The author of "Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Joanne Fluke: The author of "Apple Turnover Murder" will read and sign her latest Hannah Swensen mystery. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Meditations and Actions on Place: Three American Iconoclasts in Conversation: Aloud at Central Library presents a panel discussion with authors John D'Agata ("About a Mountain) and Verlyn Klinkenborg ("Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile") and LACMA director Michael Govan. Moderated by Brighde Mullins, director of the Masters of Professional Writing program at USC. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025. www.aloudla.org.
Dani Shapiro: The author of "Devotion" will read and sign her new memoir. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Joseph Stiglitz: Aloud at Central Library presents the Nobel Prize-winning economist in conversation with Los Angeles Times editor-at-large Jim Newton on the subject of Stiglitz's new book, "Free Fall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the World Economy." Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Full; standby only. (213) 228-7025. www.aloudla.org.
Julia Sweig: Zócalo presents a discussion and signing with the author of "Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know." Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500. www.zocalopublicsquare.org.
Norman Klein: The author of "The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory" and "Freud in Coney Island And Other Tales" will read and discuss his work. Otis College of Art and Design, Graduate Studios, 1550 E. Franklin Ave., El Segundo. 11:15 a.m. Free. (310) 665-6892.
Javier Marías: Host Michael Silverblatt will interview the Spanish author on the subject of the third volume of his "Your Face Tomorrow" trilogy, "Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow and Farewell." Bookworm, 89.9 KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m. www.kcrw.com.
Mary Oliver: The poet, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, will read and discuss her work. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. 8 p.m. $24-$48. (310) 825-2101.
Eric Puchner: The author of the story collection "Music Through the Floor" will read and sign his debut novel, "Model Home." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.