Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.

SUNDAY

David Antin: The poet and critic will discuss his new book, "Radical Coherency: Selected Essays on Art and Literature, 1966 to 2005" with Green Integer publisher Douglas Masserli. Art Catalogues Bookstore at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 4 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6587.

Adam Carolla: The humorist will present and sign his new book, "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: And Other Complaints From an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Emma Donoghue: The author of "Room" will read and sign her recent novel. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

David Kipen: The author will present and sign "Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels," which he edited and introduced. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

WordTheatre: A dramatic reading of Charles Baxter's new collection of short stories, "Gryphon," will feature performers Justin Chambers, Brendan Sexton III and Edith Fields. Soho House West Hollywood, 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5:30 p.m. $22-$28. (310) 915-5150. http://www.wordtheatre.com.

MONDAY

James B. Stewart: Zócalo presents a discussion and signing with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America." Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org.

TUESDAY

Jo Nesbø: The Norwegian author will discuss his work, which includes the crime novels "The Devil's Star," "Nemesis" and "The Snowman," with author James Ellroy. Goethe Institut, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Sold out. http://www.writersblocpresents.com.

Carol Wallace: The author of "Leaving Van Gogh" will discuss and sign her new novel. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Scott Weiland: The Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman will present and sign his new book, "Not Dead and Not for Sale: A Memoir." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

WEDNESDAY

Christina Haag: The author of "Come to the Edge" will discuss and sign her new memoir of her life with John F. Kennedy, Jr. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Thomas Perry: The author will read and sign his new thriller, "The Informant: An Otto Penzler Book." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

THURSDAY

Jennifer Grant: The author of "Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant" will discuss and sign her new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Howard Jacobson: Host Michael Silverblatt will interview the author of "The Finkler Question." Bookworm, 89.9 KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m. http://www.kcrw.com.

Gary Snyder: Aloud at Central Library presents a reading and discussion with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and friends April Fitzsimmons, Lewis MacAdams and Louise Steinman, in honor of Beat poet Lew Welch. 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.

Victoria Zackheim: The editor of "He Said What?: Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed" will discuss and sign the new anthology. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

FRIDAY

Peter Ford: The author of "Glenn Ford: A Life" will present and sign his new biography of his actor father. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Wade Graham: The author of "American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are" will discuss and sign his new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

SATURDAY

Tim Burton: The film auteur will sign copies of "The Art of Tim Burton" and the LACMA exhibition catalog, "Tim Burton." Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. noon. Free. (323) 857-6000.

Matt Richtel: The author of "Devil's Plaything" will read and sign his new thriller. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.