Working through the pile on my desk in advance of this week's BookExpo America at the Downtown Convention Center.
Sascha Rothchild's piece on ending her starter marriage ran in the LA Weekly on March 26. She's already sold the book, "How to Get Divorced by 30," to Plume via Sonia Pabley at Gersh Agency. Universal took the movie rights....Also from Publishers Lunch, Harlan Ellison's long-awaited memoir, "Working Without a Net," goes to Ecco for publication in 2010 and Melissa Gilbert also does the memoir thing for Simon Spotlight Entertainment...Write to the City, "LA’s first writers’ slam on gentrification," takes over Gallery g727 on Spring Street Thursday at 8 pm. Sara Paretsky, Nina Revoyr, Luis Rodriguez, Jervey Tervalon, and Denise Hamilton (among others) are expected....Contributors to "Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature," edited by Daniel Olivas, will party Saturday night at the Patricia Correia Gallery in Santa Monica...Photo Friends of the Los Angeles Public Library is screening "Los Angeles Plays Itself," with an appearance by filmmaker Thom Andersen, on June 7....Also, the Drucker Institute will celebrate the receipt of Connie Martinson's archives with a June 16 party at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Carolyn See will make remarks...Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg has been blogging the literary side of her cross-country move. Today: her reading list.