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Book calendar events for the week of March 06, 2011

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Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.

SUNDAY

826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: A series of four panel discussions featuring industry professionals will cover multiple aspects of writing for television. Panelists include Allan Loeb, Phoef Sutton and Rob Roy Thomas on March 6; Emily Cutler, David Fury and Jeff Greenstein on March 13; John Enbom, Dan Harmon and Steven Levitan on March 20; Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg and Damon Lindelof on March 27. Meltdown Comics, 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. Sun., next Sun. 7 p.m. $12-$15 per installment; $36 for the full series. (213) 413-3388. http://www.826la.org.

Nicholas Delbanco: The author of "Lastingness: The Art of Old Age" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Monte Schulz: The author of "This Side of Jordan" will read and sign his new novel, "The Last Rose of Summer." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Randy Wayne White: The author of "Night Vision" will read and sign his new Doc Ford novel. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

MONDAY

Shepard Fairey: Aloud at Central Library presents the artist in conversation with curator Aaron Rose. 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.

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts: The author of "Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America" will discuss and sign her new book. Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

TUESDAY

Marc Freden: The author of "Really!?!: A Memoir and Observations From a Man Who's Lived Life 'Not Quite Famous Enough' " will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Sally Wade: The author of "The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade" will present and sign her new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

WEDNESDAY

Ann Beattie and Margaret Wappler: Beattie, whose new book is "Ann Beattie: The New Yorker Stories," and Times staff writer Wappler will read and discuss their work. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

Timothy Liu and Gail Wronsky: The poets will read and discuss their work. Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 665-6892.

Walter Mosley: The author will read and sign his latest novel, "When the Thrill Is Gone." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

T.J. Stiles: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt" will present a lecture: "The Vanderbilt Era: Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Dilemma of the Robber Baron." Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 7:30 p.m. (626) 405-2100.

Sally Wade: The author of "The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

THURSDAY

Bill Gates: The Microsoft chairman and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chairman will discuss his life and work with Larry Mantle, host of KPCC's "AirTalk." Bridges Auditorium, Claremont College, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. 5 p.m. Free. (909) 607-0713.

James Hayward: The artist and author of "Indiscretion" will read and sign his new collection of stories. Frank Lloyd Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 264-3866.

Ivana Lowell: The author of "Why Not Say What Happened?" will present and sign her new memoir. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Walter Mosley: The author will read and sign his latest Leonid McGill Mystery, "When the Thrill Is Gone." Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

Jayne Anne Phillips: The author of story collections "Fast Lanes" and "Black Tickets" and novels "MotherKind" and "Lark and Termite" will read and discuss her work. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

Ralph Sassone: Host Michael Silverblatt will interview the author of "The Intimates." Bookworm, 89.9 KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m. http://www.kcrw.com.

Michiel Schwarz & Joost Elffers: The authors of "Sustainism Is the New Modernism" will discuss and sign their new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

FRIDAY

Jordan Flaherty: The author of "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six" will present and sign his new book. Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

SATURDAY

Meredith Baxter: The actress, best known for her work on the show "Family Ties," will present and sign her new book, "Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 4 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Steve Lopez: The Times columnist will discuss and sign his new book, "Dreams and Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun." Apostrophe Books, 4712 E. 2nd St., Long Beach. 3 p.m. Free. (526) 438-7950.

Mike Young and Jamie Iredell: The authors of "Look! Look! Feathers" and "The Book of Freaks," respectively, will read and sign their new books. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

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