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Calendar of book-related events

November 20, 2011

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.

SUNDAY

Sam Brower: The author of "Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints" will discuss and sign his new book. Center for Inquiry, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m. $8. (323) 666-9797.

Ace Frehley: The KISS guitarist will present and sign his new memoir, "No Regrets." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Kane Hodder and Michael Aloisi: The authors of "Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer" will present and sign the actor's new autobiography. Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 3 p.m. Free. (818) 556-6660.

Erin Aubry Kaplan: The Times columnist will discuss and sign her new book, "Black Talk, Blue Thoughts and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches From a Black Journalista." Revolution Books/Libros RevoluciĆ³n, 5726 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 3 p.m. $5-$10. (323) 463-3500.

Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger: The authors of "A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon" will discuss and sign their new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 3 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Make/Shift Magazine 5th Anniversary Reading: Contributors to the magazine will read their work: Stephanie Abraham, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Jessica Lawless, Christine Petit and Fabiola Sandoval. Co-editors/co-publishers Jessica Hoffmann and Daria Yudacufski will host. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

MONDAY

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

Margaret Wertheim and Jim Carter: Aloud at Central Library presents the science writer in conversation with "outsider physicist" Carter on the subject of her new book "Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons and Alternative Theories of Everything." 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.

TUESDAY

Lory Bedikian: The poet will read and sign her new collection, "The Book of Lamenting." Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. 7:30 p.m. Free. (818) 243-4112.

Alan Kaufman: The author of "Drunken Angel" will discuss and sign his new memoir. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

NEXT SUNDAY

Gerald Nicosia: The author of "One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road" will discuss and sign his new biography of Beat paramour Lu Anne Henderson, the 15-year-old girl who went on the road with Kerouac and Cassady. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 7 p.m. $5-$7. (310) 822-3006.

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