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Book calendar events for the week of August 14, 2011

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.


Georgia Jones-Davis and Hilda Weiss: The poets will read and sign their respective new collections, "Blue Poodle" and "Optimism About Trees." Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

Paul Mazursky and Sam Wasson: The subject and the author of "Paul on Mazursky" will present and sign the new book about the film director's work. Every Picture Tells A Story, 1333 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 451-2700.

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