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Book calendar events for the week of June 12, 2011

Compiled by Grace KrilanovichSUNDAYJ.J. Abrams and Michael Giacchino: The Hammer Conversations series presents Abrams, the co-creator of the series "Lost" and creator of "Felicity," "Alias" and "Fringe," in conversation with film composer Giacchino ("Up," "Ratatouille"). Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.Steve Almond: The author of "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life" will read and sign his self-published books: "This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey," "Bad Poetry" and "Letters from People Who Hate Me." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.Go West Reading Series: The premiere installment of the new series...