A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

West Hollywood Book FairLeave it to 826LA to come up with a book event as clever as the Dead Author Panel, in which writers like Sylvia Plath and Henry Miller will discuss current issues in literature. That is just one of the hundreds of events scheduled as part of the eighth annual West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Panels and book signings, featuring local and national authors, will focus on everything from entertainment to politics and include genres from poetry to graphic novels. You can learn how to write a memoir or improve your spoken word performance in free workshops, hear ghost stories by Shirley Jackson and Mark Twain, and meet Bob Barker who will talk about “Priceless Memories.” Come on down.

The free admission and parking really put this literary event over the top. The website is very thorough, providing all the details you need to plan the day: www.westhollywoodbookfair.org.