This Week in Books: February 19 through February 25

The LA Books Examiner is your place for books articles, poetry videos and author interviews. Be sure to check back in on Monday to meet a surprise local bestselling author and read the first chapter of her new book.

In the meantime, check out these local book events scheduled for this week from LA to Hollywood, the Palisades to Pasadena in this week’s Books Calendar from Frank Mundo, the LA Books Examiner.

Saturday February 19

Frank Mundo (LA Books Examiner) discusses and reads The Brubury Tales at the Chiao Hsin Chinese Language School, 2231 Findlay Ave, Monterey Park at 11 am. The Brubury Tales is a finalist for Reader View’s 2011 Reviewer’s Choice Award for poetry.

Steven S. Sadleir discusses and signs Christ Enlightened: The Lost Teachings of Jesus Unveiled at at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. http://www.christenlightened.com/

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller present and sign Hound Dog at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Ralph Sassone discusses and signs The Intimates at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Gerald Locklin, Rick Smith and RD Armstrong read and sign their recent poetry collections from LUMMOX PRESS at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Sunday February 20

Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas signs Fallin’ Up: My Story at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 1 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Drew Friedman discusses and signs Drew Friedman’s Sideshow Freaks at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Hitched: Rebel Writers is an intergenerational reading coupling established poets and writers with their emerging cousins in an attempt to celebrate accomplishments, welcome new voices, and expand community. Tonight’s “Rebel Writers” will pair Stephen Elliot with Antonia Crane,and Brendan Constantine with Max Kaisler. Hosted by XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 5 p.m. (310) 822-3006. See Website for Admission cost.

Monday February 21

Deborah Harkness discusses and signs A Discovery of Witches at Borders Books, 3700 Torrance Blvd, Torrance at 7 p.m. Free. (310) 540-7000.

A mesmerizing and addictive read, A Discovery of Witches is equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense.

Be sure to check in with the LA Books Examiner on Monday to meet this bestselling local author and an exclusive excerpt from her book.

Tuesday February 22

Open poetry reading plus featured guest: Bruce Williams at the Cobalt Cafe, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Opens 8:30 p.m. Sign-up for open reading before 9 p.m. when reading starts. One drink minimum (no alcohol). Event Hosted by LA poet Rick Lupert.

Release Party for Father Greg Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart at Diesel Books (Brentwood), Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Free. 310-576-9960.

Cheryl Burke discusses and signs Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez discusses and signs House Divided at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Wednesday February 23

Sharrie Williams discusses and signs The Maybelline Story: And The Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It All at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Thursday February 24

Robert K. Elder discusses and signs The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Tim Johnson discusses and signs Tragedy in Crimson at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Jonathan Evison reads and signs his novel West of Here at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Friday February 25

Sen. Scott Brown signs Against All Odds at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 12 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller discuss and sign Fortunate Sons at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Jonathan Evison discusses and signs West Of Here at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Howard Gordon reads Gideons War at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Skye MacQueen discusses and signs The Skye’s the Limit: One Girl’s Story of Having a Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy in Her 20’s at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.Skyes-The-Limit.org

*All events and speakers are subject to change without notice. Always confirm with the bookstore before attending any event.

If you’d like to announce your Los Angeles area book events on LA Books Examiner, or the release of an upcoming book, send info at least 10 days prior to the email address under my bio. While you’re there, sign up for my emails and follow me on Twitter @LABooksExaminer.

Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales (foreword by Carolyn See), which is available on Amazon.com in paperback and in eBook. The Brubury Tales is a finalist for Reader View’s 2011 Reviewer’s Choice Award for poetry.

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