This Week in Books: March 12 through March 19

The LA Books Examiner is your place for books articles, poetry videos, author interviews and local book events scheduled each week from LA to Hollywood, the Palisades to Pasadena. Check out some of the great local events in this week’s Books Calendar from Frank Mundo, the LA Books Examiner.

Saturday March 12

Meredith Baxter discusses and signs Untied at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 4 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Sam Shaw’s family and archive present and sign Sam Shaw at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Mike Young and Jamie Iredell read and sign their respective books Look! Look! Feathers and The Book of Freaks at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Sunday March 13

Book Release party for Lisa Yee and books Warp Speed and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program presents a reading with 2010-2011 Master Class in Novel Writing instructor and author, Lynn Hightower. Students include: Deborah Allmand, Marcia Carrillo, Anita Doberman, Elwood J. Egerton, Stephanie Jackson, Hillary Kaylor, & Wayne Soini at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 2 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Corie Skolnick discusses and signs Orfan at Diesel Books (Brentwood), Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica. 3 p.m. Free. 310-576-9960.

Monday March 14

Andre Dubus III presents and signs Townie: A Memoir at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Tuesday March 15

Thelma Adams presents and signs Playdate at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Robert Rosenstone discusses and signs Red Star, Crescent Moon at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Wednesday March 16

Mark Feldstein presents and signs Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Alicia Silverstone discusses and signs The Kind Diet at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Paul Selig discusses and signs I Am the Word: A Guide to the Consciousness of Man’s Self in a Transitioning Time – A Channeled Text at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.TarcherBooks.com   http://www.guidedreadings.com/

James Brown and Victoria Patterson read their books This River and This Vacant Paradise at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Thursday March 17

Renee Montangne presents and signs This is NPR: The First Forty Years at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Graham Moore, author of The Sherlockian, in dialogue with E.A. Hanks at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Andrew Foster Altschul reads and signs Deus Ex Machina at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Friday March 18

Willard School Poetry Recital & Art Exhibitat at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Julia Stein, Lee Boek and Lynn Bronstein present Stein’s poetry anthology Walking Through a River of Fire at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Book Soup and The Skirball Cultural Center present Ted Danson discussing and signing his new book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them at The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Free (but tickets are suggested and limited. Contact Skirball before attending). (310) 440-4500.

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

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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 won Reader View’s 2011 Reviewer’s Choice Award for poetry and the 2011 Bookhitch Award for innovative poetry.

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