This Sunday morning, instead of lounging in bed with a newspaper, which will only ink-stain your 500-count Egyptian-cotton sheets, head over to the West Hollywood Book Fair . Here, more than 400 authors and artists -- many of them local -- will share their words of wisdom, poetry, art and, if you're looking for it, advice on how to jump-start the novel you've been rewriting for the last decade. Spend several hours in the warm breezes, enjoying readings, lectures, plays, storytelling and spoken-word performances. Gain a better understanding of the world's woes with Reza Aslan, fellow at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy and CBS News' Middle East analyst. Stroll down memoir lane with longtime TV host Bob Barker or Broadway star Carol Channing. Gay literary icon Malcolm Boyd; Pulitzer Prizeâwinning cartoonist Steve Breen; Edgar Awardâwinning writer Naomi Hirahara â¦ are only some of the guest panelists. Whether your genre of choice is comic books, horror or sci-fi, it's all here. Don't forget your younger bibliophiles. Teens can participate in a writing workshop to ensure their werewolves-in-love series can help to defray the cost of their college tuition! Little ones can hit the Ghost Story Telling Tent. The 3rd Annual Algonquin Literary Award Soiree, which celebrates Pen in the Classroom students, is the perfect end to this perfect day. Held at the Pacific Design Center at 7 p.m., tickets are $10, and you must RSVP (323-848-6820).
Sun., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2009