List of upcoming literary events & programs


Words & Ideas

Compiled by Liesl Bradner.


Carol Es: The self-taught artist will discuss and read poems from her handmade books collection. Palos Verdes Art Center, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates. 2 p.m. Free. (310) 541-2479.

Sandy Hill: The mountaineer and author signs her new book, “Mountain,” a collection of photographs and art. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

John Landis: The filmmaker returns to sign his coffee-table book “Monsters in the Movies.” Joining him will be filmmaker and author Constantine Nasr, who will be signing his book “Roger Corman: Interviews.” Dark Delicacies, 3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. Free. (818) 556-6660.


Tongue and Groove: The December lineup hosted by Conrad Romo features Matthew Spektor (“That Summertime Sound”), Jillian Lauren (“Pretty”), Heather Havrilesky (Disaster Preparedness”) and Anna David (“Falling for Me”). Hotel Cafe, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. 6-7:30 p.m. $6. (323) 937-0136.


Betty White: Meet the television star as she presents her new book, “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo.” Barnes & Noble Superstore, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Free with book purchase. (310) 260-9110.


Paul La Farge: The author discusses his recent novel “Luminous Airplanes.” “Bookworm” radio show, 89.9, KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m.