Book calendar events for the week of April 10, 2011

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.


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...