Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Black Clock Issue 12 Launch: Contributors to Issue 12 of the Los Angeles-based literary magazine — "The Sports Issue" — will read their work. Participants include authors Richard Rayner, Nina Revoyr, Samantha Dunn, Tod Goldberg, Paul Cullum and Monica Carter. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.
Tom McCarthy: The author of the new novel "C" (which was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize) will read and discuss his work with author Chris Kraus. Art Catalogues Bookstore, Ahmanson Building at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 4 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6000.
Evgenia Citkowitz: The author of "Ether: Seven Stories and a Novella" will read and discuss her new book with actress Annette Bening. Art Catalogues Bookstore, Ahmanson Building at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6000.
Smart Chicks Kick It!: A group of authors embarking on a national tour together — Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Rachel Vincent and Mary Pearson — will discuss and sign their books. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 6 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Monique Truong: The author of "Bitter in the Mouth" will read and sign her new novel. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Charles Yu: The author of "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe" will read and sign his debut novel. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.
Angie Chau: The author of "Quiet as They Come" will read and sign her new collection of stories. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Barry C. Lynn: Zocalo presents a discussion and signing with the author of "Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction." The Actors' Gang at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 838-4264. http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org.
Mona Simpson: Aloud at Central Library presents the author of "My Hollywood" in conversation with novelist Michelle Huneven. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org.
Isabel Wilkerson: The author of "The Warmth of Other Suns" will read and sign her new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Rae Armantrout and Joshua Clover: The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet ("Versed") and the author of "1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About" will read and discuss their new books. Ahmanson Hall Forum, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 665-6892.
Garin Hovannisian: The author of "Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory and the Armenian American Dream" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Antonio Skármeta and Daniel Catán: A conversation held in conjunction with the world premiere of "Il Postino" at the Los Angeles Opera will feature Chilean novelist Skármeta and Mexican composer Catán. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.
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