Kristin Hersh

Book calendar events for the week of April 10, 2011

Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Kristin Hersh: The Throwing Muses frontwoman will discuss and sign her new memoir, "Rat Girl." Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733. Christopher McDougall: The author of "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. The New Short Fiction Series: A dramatic reading of Stacey Levine's new story collection "The Girl With Brown Fur." Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. $10. (866) 811-4111....