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November 06, 2011

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.

SUNDAY

William M. Adler: The author of "The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon" will discuss and sign his new book. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 2 p.m. (310) 822-3006.

Gillian Bagwell: The author of "The September Queen" will read and sign her new novel. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 4 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Ry Cooder: The musician and author will discuss and sign his new story collection, "Los Angeles Stories" with Times book critic David Ulin. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Peter Ford: The author of "Glenn Ford: A Life" will discuss and sign his new biography of his father, the late actor. Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills. 1 p.m. Free. (310) 288-2244.

Kyle Garlett: The author of "Heart of Iron: My Journey From Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete" will present and sign his new memoir. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

Les Figues Press "Give a Fig" Fifth Annual Fundraiser and Benefit Auction: Poets and authors Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Simon Leung, Myriam Moscona, Jen Hofer, Vanessa Place, Anna Joy Springer, Heather Lockie, Billy Mark and the Clueless Gang will read and perform their work. Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St., L.A. 4 p.m. $15-$50. (213) 290-4752. http://www.lesfigues.com.

Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film: Noir Continental Breakfast With Eddie Muller: The president of the Film Noir Foundation and author of "Dark City: the Lost World of Film Noir" will discuss his work. Poets Dina Hardy and Marsha de la O will read. Ruskin Art Club, 800 S. Plymouth Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m. (323) 755-3530. http://www.beyondbaroque.org.

Joan Tewkesbury: The author of "Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War" will read and sign her new novel. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

MONDAY

Jaclyn Friedman: The author of "What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety" will discuss and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Robert Mezey: The poet will read and discuss his work. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 7:30 p.m. (626) 405-2100.

TUESDAY

From Tijuana to Gaza to Bosnia: Rethinking Borders in a 21st Century World: Aloud at Central Library presents a panel discussion featuring Krzysztof Czy¿ewski, Dorit Cypis, Marcos Ramírez Erre, Josh Kun, Rubén Martínez and Ofelia Zepeda. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. Full; standby only. (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org.

Jarrett Kobek: The author of "ATTA" will read and sign his new novel. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Dava Sobel: The author of "A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos" will read and sign her new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

A Tribute to Spalding Gray: Writers Bloc presents a discussion on the late artist-performer-author's life and work with Nell Casey, Peter Gallagher and David Ulin to mark the publication of "The Journals of Spalding Gray," edited by Casey. Laemmle's Sunset 5 Cinema, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. $20. http://www.writersblocpresents.com.

Lawrence Weschler: The author of "Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative" will discuss and sign his new book. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

WEDNESDAY

Pedro Almodóvar: The filmmaker will present and sign his new book, "The Pedro Almodóvar Archives." Taschen Bookstore Beverly Hills, 354 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. 7 p.m. Free with preorder of book. (310) 274-4300.

Clive Barker: The author and filmmaker will read and sign his new YA novel, "Abarat: Absolute Midnight." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Dear Bully Group Reading: Contributors to "Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories" will read their work from the new anthology: Cecil Castellucci, Nancy Holder, Amy Goldman Koss, Melodye Shore and Lisa Yee. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 6 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

The Little Deer Salon: Author Noriko Nakada ("Through Eyes Like Mine"), filmmaker Zoe Blaq, poet Teka-Lark and Adah Glen will present and discuss their work. The BrickBat Revue at the Brewery Arts Complex, 2020 N. Main St., Suite 242, L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 342-1977. http://www.brickbatrevue.org.

Anna Solomon: The author of "The Little Bride" will read and sign her new novel. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

THURSDAY

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