Book calendar events for the week of March 20, 2011
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: A series of panel discussions featuring industry professionals will cover multiple aspects of writing for television. Panelists include John Enbom, Dan Harmon and Steven Levitan on March 20; Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg and Damon Lindelof on March 27. Meltdown Comics, 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. Today, next Sun. 7 p.m. $12-$15 per installment. (213) 413-3388. http://www.826la.org.
Meredith Baxter: The actress will present and sign her new book, "Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering." Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.
Cara Black: The author of "Murder in Passy: An Aimee Leduc Investigation Set in Paris" will read and sign her new thriller. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Kim Dower, Amy Gerstler and Lisa McCool-Grime: The poets, whose collections include "Air Kissing on Mars," "Dearest Creature" and "Splinter Generation," respectively, will read their work. Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 3 p.m. $6. http://www.thevcp.wordpress.com.
Featherless Reading Series: Authors Lisa Teasley, Peter Mehlman and Meghan Brown will read their work. Wordspace, 3191 Casitas Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $5. (858) 531-1204.
Sammy Hagar: The rocker will present and sign his new book, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson: The authors of "The Winds of Dune" will read and sign their new novel, "Hellhole." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Cristina Nehring and Lisa Catherine Harper: The authors of "Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-first Century" and "A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood" will read and sign their respective books. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Michael Ondaatje: The Booker Prize-winning author of "Anil's Ghost" and "The English Patient" will present a lecture, "Life After Man: Art in the Age of the Post-Human." Book signing will follow program. Bovard Auditorium at USC, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, L.A. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.usc.edu/dept/pubrel/visionsandvoices.
Art Collectives and the Current State of Literary Culture: Aloud at Central Library presents a reading and discussion featuring authors and artists Chuck Rosenthal, Alicia Partnoy, Ramon Garcia, Gronk and Gail Wronsky; moderated by Susan Salter Reynolds. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org.
Mario T. Garcia & Sal Castro: The authors of "Blowout!: Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice" will present and sign their new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Chris Kraus: The author will discuss and sign her new book, "Where Art Belongs." Cactus Lounge at The Standard Hollywood, 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Free. http://www.artillerymag.com/events/chris-kraus-reading.php.
Joe Matthews & Mark Paul: The authors of "California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It" will present and sign their new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.