Billy Collins

Book calendar events for the week of April 17, 2011

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.


Leo Braudy: The author of "The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon" will discuss and sign his new book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Reyna Grande: The author of the novels "Across a Hundred Mountains" and "Dancing With Butterflies" will discuss and sign her books. Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. 2 p.m. Free with paid museum admission. (323) 667-2000, Ext. 391.

Jim Krusoe: The author will read and sign his new novel,...