SUNDAY

Daniyal Mueenuddin The author of "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders" will read and sign his debut collection of stories. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Georgina Spelvin The star of "The Devil in Miss Jones" will present and sign her new memoir, "The Devil Made Me Do It." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

MONDAY

Myron Uhlberg The author of "Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents and the Language of Love" will read and sign his new memoir. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

TUESDAY

Debi Barker and Peter Sellars The director for the Center for Food Safety and author of "The Predictable Rise and Fall of Global Industrial Agriculture" and the leading theater, opera and television director will discuss their work as part of the Hammer Conversations series. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

Alan Brennert The author of "Honolulu" will read and sign his new novel. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

John Wenzel The author of "Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny" will be joined by comics Maria Bamford, Andrew Orvedahl, Ben Kronberg and Tig Notaro for a discussion and signing. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

WEDNESDAY

The Age of Rage: Is the Internet Making Us Mean? Zócalo presents a panel discussion, moderated by Times columnist Meghan Daum, with Dick Meyer ("Why We Hate Us") and Time magazine writer Lev Grossman. www.zocalopublicsquare.org. Actors' Gang at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 838-4264.

Antonya Nelson and Marisa Silver Aloud at Central Library presents the two novelists in a conversation moderated by Lynell George. www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025.

Alan Brennert The author of "Honolulu" will read and sign his new novel. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

Christine Schutt The author of the novels " Florida" and the recent "All Souls" and short story collections "Nightwork" and "A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer" will discuss her work. Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 527-6847.

THURSDAY

Lynda Resnick Aloud at Central Library presents a business forum with the owner of Pom onderful, Fiji Water and Teleflora and journalist Lisa Naopli. Breakfast precedes the program at 7:30 a.m. www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 8:15 p.m. $20. (213) 228-7025.

Reversing the Deterioration of U.S./Russia Relations A panel discussion with Richard Anderson ("Post-Communism and the Theory of Democracy") and Nina L. Khrushcheva ("Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics"); moderated by Ian Masters, host of KPFK's "Background Briefing." Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

FRIDAY

William Lobdell The former Times staff writer and author of "Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America -- and Found Unexpected Peace" will present and sign his new book. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Jerry Stahl The author of "I, Fatty" and "Permanent Midnight" will read and sign his latest, "Pain Killers." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

SATURDAY

Russell Banks The author will read and sign his latest novel, "The Reserve." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Robert Masello The author of "Blood and Ice" will present and sign his new novel. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

Christopher Meeks The author of "The Brightest Moon of the Century" will read and sign his new novel. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

NEXT SUNDAY

Black Clock: Year Five A reading and reception with contributors to the L.A.-based literary magazine, featuring Aimee Bender, Samuel R. Delany, Greil Marcus, Joanna Scott and editor Steve Erickson. REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 237-2800.