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Words & Ideas

Words & Ideas

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.

SUNDAY

Jill Fields: The editor of “Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program and the Collective Visions of Women Artists” will discuss and sign her new book. Hennessey + Ingalls Hollywood, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A. 3:30 p.m. Free. (323) 466-1256.

David Kipen: The author of “Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels” will discuss and sign his new book as part of the Go West Reading Series. Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. (323) 667-2000.

Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Jillian Lauren, Khadija Anderson, Melissa Chadburn and Lisa Cheby will read their work. Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. 7:30 p.m. $3. https://www.rhapsodomancy.org.

Vermin on the Mount Reading Series: Authors Chris Daley, Ben Ehrenreich, Jen Hofer, Ben Loory and Peter Orner will read their work. Mountain Bar, 473 Gin Ling Way, L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (213) 625-7500. vermin.blogs.com.

MONDAY

Red Hen Press at the Geffen: Ellen Meeropol, Marcos M. Villatoro and Hope Edelman will read their work. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $10-$20. (626) 356-4760. https://www.redhen.org.

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TUESDAY

Lou Beach: The author of “420 Characters” will read and sign his new collection of stories. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Karl Taro Greenfeld: The author of the new story collection “NowTrends” will be joined by authors Ken Baumann, Adam Novy and Antoine Wilson for a reading and signing. 826LA at SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. 8 p.m. $5. (310) 305-8418.

Michael Moore: The filmmaker will discuss his new memoir, “Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life” with comedian Jeff Garlin. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. $30. (310) 855-0350. https://www.rarebirdlit.com.

Paul Patterson: The Neurobiologist will discuss and sign his new book, “Infectious Behavior: Brain-Immune Connections in Autism, Schizophrenia and Depression.” Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

WEDNESDAY

Susan Bernard: The author of “Marilyn: Intimate Exposures” (images of Monroe by her father, photographer Bruno Bernard) will be joined by Thomas Jane and Rose McGowan for a book signing and discussion. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Free with RSVP. (323) 935-0035.

Anthony Zuiker: The author of “Mr. CSI: How a Vegas Dreamer Made a Killing in Hollywood, One Body at a Time” will discuss and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

THURSDAY

Colette Freedman: The author of “The Thirteen Hallows” will read and sign her new novel. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

McSweeney’s No. 39 Release Party: Contributors to the new issue of the literary magazine will read their work: Jay Caspian, Ellie Kemper, Amelia Gray and Benjamin Weissman. 826LA 1714 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $10-$24. (213) 413-3388.

Nomi Prins: The author of “Black Tuesday” will read and sign her new historical novel. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Khadijah Queen, Ariel Robello and Ashaki M. Jackson: The poets will read and discuss their work. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 9 p.m. $5-$7. (310) 822-3006.

Paul Starr: The author of “Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform” will discuss and sign his new book. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500. https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org.

Joe Woodward: The author of “Alive Inside the Wreck: A Biography of Nathanael West” will discuss and sign his new book. Los Angeles Press Club, 6464 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 669-8081.

¿FRIDAY

David Rocklin: The author of “The Luminist” will read and sign his new novel. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Beth Gates Warren: The author of “Artful Lives: Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather and the Bohemians of Los Angeles” will discuss and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

SATURDAY

Alice Bag: The LA punk pioneer will discuss and sign her new memoir, “Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story.” Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Feral House/Process Media Third Annual Winter Solstice Celebration: The independent presses will host an evening of readings, screenings and performances by their authors: Maja D’Aoust and Feral House publisher Adam Parfrey (“Secret Source”), Martin Olson (“The Encyclopedia of Hell”), Tony Millionaire, Erik Knutzen (“Urban Homestead”), Sean Tejaratchi, Mel Gordon and Process publisher Jodi Wille. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Free. (323) 666-7667.

Richard Grant: The travel writer will discuss and sign his new book, “Crazy River.” Diesel Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 456-9961.

Paul Koudounaris: The author of “The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses” will discuss and sign his new book. Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733.

NEXT SUNDAY

Jim Lehrer: The journalist and oft-described “Dean of Moderators” will discuss and sign his new book, “Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.” American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air. 4 p.m. $40 (includes book). (310) 440-1246.


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