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Words & Ideas: Diane Keaton, Tom Brokaw and Harry Belafonte readings

November 27, 2011

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich

SUNDAY

Glenda Bailey: The editor of Harper's Bazaar will discuss and sign "Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

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.

MONDAY

Harry Belafonte: The legendary entertainer will discuss his new memoir, "My Song," with actor Tim Robbins. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica. 8 p.m. $25-$95. http://www.livetalksla.org

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

TUESDAY

Tom Brokaw: The veteran news anchor and journalist will discuss his new book, "The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America," with Marty Kaplan. Writers Guild Theatre, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. $20. http://www.writersblocpresents.com

Nelson George: The music critic and author will read and sign his new novel, "The Plot Against Hip Hop." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Miranda July: Aloud at Central Library presents the author-filmmaker-artist in conversation with Joshuah Bearman on the subject of July's new book, "It Chooses You." Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. Full; standby only. (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org

Diane Keaton: The actress will read and sign her new memoir, "Then Again." Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

WEDNESDAY

Nelson George: The author of "The Plot Against Hip Hop" will read and sign his new novel. Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

Barry Livingston: The actor will present and sign his new book, "The Importance of Being Ernie: From My Three Sons to Mad Men, a Hollywood Survivor Tells All." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

THURSDAY

Tyra Banks: The model and television personality will present and sign her new novel, "Modelland." Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

Angela Davis and Robin Levi: The activist and scholar will discuss her work with Levi, the human rights director at Justice Now. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

The Third Area Poetry Series: Chad Sweeney, Julie Paegle and Beth Ruscio will read their work. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. $5. (310) 828-8488.

FRIDAY

Maria Cooper Janis: The author of "Gary Cooper: An Enduring Style" will present and sign her new book about the Hollywood icon. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

SATURDAY

Bad Santa Group Reading: Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Preston Witt, Christopher Ross, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Richard Lee Warren and Jo Robbins will kick off the holiday season with a reading of Santa-centric "naughty lit." 21 and over. The Little Temple, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 660-4540. http://www.penusa.org

NEXT SUNDAY

Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Jillian Lauren, Khadija Anderson, Melissa Chadburn and Lisa Cheby will read their work. Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. 7:30 p.m. $3. http://www.rhapsodomancy.org

Vermin on the Mount Reading Series: Authors Chris Daley, Ben Ehrenreich, Jen Hofer, Ben Loory and Peter Orner will read their work. Mountain Bar, 473 Gin Ling Way, L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (213) 625-7500. http://www.vermin.blogs.com

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