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Book calendar

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.

SUNDAY

--The Lost Origins of the Essay: Celebrating the History of Literary Nonfiction: Contributors to the new anthology, edited by John D’Agata, will read and discuss their work; participants include Tisa Bryant, Ben Ehrenreich, Amy Gerstler and Bernard Cooper. REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 7 p.m. $5-$10. (213) 237-2800.

--Red Book Dialogues with James Hillman and Sonu Shamdasani: Hillman, father of archetypal psychology and prominent Jungian scholar, and psychology historian and author Shamdasani will discuss the Hammer’s current exhibition “The Red Book of C.G. Jung.” Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 2 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

MONDAY

--Gabrielle Alioth and Renate Ahrens: The authors, members of PEN Centre of German-Speaking Writers Abroad, will read and discuss their work, which includes Alioth’s novel “The Bride From Byzantium” and Ahrens’ “Zeit der Wahrheit.” 350 N. College Way, Claremont. Pomona College, Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. noon. Free. (909) 607-1159.

--Sonia Sanchez: The poet will read and sign her new collection, “Morning Haiku.” Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

TUESDAY

--Helen Benedict: Aloud at Central Library presents the author of “The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq” in conversation with author and journalist Deanne Stillman. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025. https://www.aloudla.org.

-- Carol Burnett: Writers Bloc presents the comedy legend in conversation with her “Carol Burnett Show” co-star Tim Conway on the subject of Burnett’s new memoir, “This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection.” Book signing will follow. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. $22. https://www.writersblocpresents.com.

--Manuel Castells and Gigi Sohn: Sociologist and author Castells and attorney Sohn will discuss net neutrality and the public commons as part of the Hammer Forum series. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

--Dave Isay: The author of “Mom: A Celebration of Mothers From StoryCorps” will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

--Joseph Menn: Zócalo presents a discussion and signing with the journalist and author of “Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet.” National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org.

--Bill Sharpsteen: The author of “Dirty Water: One Man’s Fight to Clean Up One of the World’s Most Polluted Bays” will present and sign his new book. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

WEDNESDAY

--10th Anniversary of Grad Writing: The Graduate Writing Program at Otis celebrates its 10th year with readings by alumni Gilad Elborn (“Scream Queens of the Dead Sea”) and Barbara Maloutas (“Combination of Practices”). Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., L.A. 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 665-6892.

--Manuel Castells: A conversation with CalArts president Steven D. Lavine and Castells, the Wallis Annenberg chair of communication technology and society at USC and author of “Communication Power.” REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 p.m. $5-$10. (213) 237-2800.

--Elizabeth George: The author of “This Body of Death” will read and sign her latest Inspector Lynley novel. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

--Annette Gordon-Reed: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” will present a lecture, “The Hemingses: Writing the Life of an Enslaved Family.” Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 7:30 p.m. Free. (626) 405-2100.

--Reality Matters Group Reading: Editor Anna David and contributors Richard Rushfield, Stacey Grenrock Woods, Neal Pollack and Mark Lisanti will present and sign the new anthology “Reality Matters: 19 Writers Come Clean about the Shows We Can’t Stop Watching.” Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

--Red Book Dialogues: Leonard Nimoy and Beverley Zabriskie: The actor, best known as Spock in the original “Star Trek” series, and Zabriskie, a New York-based Jungian Analyst, will discuss the Hammer’s new exhibition “The Red Book of C.G. Jung.” Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

--Terry McDermott and Dr. Gary Lynch: Aloud at Central Library presents the author of “101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for Memory” in conversation with Dr. Lynch, who is the subject of McDermott’s book. Larry Swanson, professor of biological sciences at USC, will moderate. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025. https://www.aloudla.org.

THURSDAY

--Richard Barney: The editor of " David Lynch: Interviews” will present and sign his new book. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

--Carol Burnett: The comedienne will present and sign “This Time Together: Laughter and Reflections.” Borders Books & Music, 1360 Westwood Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 475-3444.

--John D’Agata: Host Michael Silverblatt will interview the author of “About a Mountain.” Bookworm, 89.9 KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m. https://www.kcrw.com.

--Marisa Silver: The author of the novel “The God of War” will read and sign her new collection of stories, “Alone With You.” Diesel Bookstore 225 26th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

-- Sarah Silverman: The funnywoman will present and sign her new memoir, “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee.” Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 6 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

--Rebecca Skloot: The author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will present and sign her new book. Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

--The Third Area Poetry Series: Poets Oliver de la Paz, Ching-In Chen, William Archila and Neil Aitken will read their work. Frank Pictures, 2525 Michigan Ave. A-5, Santa Monica. 8 p.m. $5. (310) 780-5550.

FRIDAY

--Giada de Laurentiis: The Food Network star will sign her new book, “Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California.” Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 454-4063.

--Jillian Lauren: The author of “Some Girls: My Life in a Harem” will present and sign her new memoir. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

--Rebecca Skloot: The author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will discuss and sign her new book. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

--David Vann: The author of “Legend of a Suicide” will read and sign his collection of short stories. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

SATURDAY

--Gary Calamar and Phil Gallo: The authors of “Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again” will present and sign their new book. Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733.


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