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6 book-centric events to do in October, including a literary Halloween party in Eagle Rock and Justine Bateman’s “scathing” take on fame in Los Feliz

By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ

Book launches and reading fun! Here are a variety of 6 literary linked events for the month of October:

Justine Bateman examines her memoir “Fame” with Rainn Wilson at Skylight Books

Actress Justine Bateman analyzes the emotions and behavior of fame in her new memoir on Saturday, October 6 at 5 p.m. with fellow actor Rainn Wilson. The book includes twenty-four color photographs to feature her findings. Entertainment Weekly called it the “most scathing take on celebrity you’ll ever read.” Go here for details

NOTE: Skylight Books is expecting a large crowd at this event and will be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized.

Celebrate Hispanic history month with Latino photographers at the East L.A. Library

Don’t miss an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Eloy Torrez and photographs by Juliane Backmann at the East Los Angeles Library on October 11.

Torrez’ works are personal thoughts on how society affects human lives. Backmann’s photographs portray contemporary poets and writers from diverse backgrounds. Event starts at 6 p.m. Go here for details

Indie Author Day takes a local twist at Bookshow L.A.

On Saturday, October 13 hear stories about Los Angeles from 7-9 p.m. Featured readers Cody Sisco, Allsion Rose, Gabi Lorino and Andre Hardy will be reading from Bookshow’s first fiction anthology, “Made In L.A.: Stories Rooted in the City of Angels.” Go here for details

“Attendance” launch party at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park

Avenue 50 Studio hosts the book launch of “Attendance” by Rocío Carlos and Rachel McLeod Kaminer on Friday, October 19. Both poets will present the novel about their documentation of how things grow in Carlos’ backyard. DJ Douglas Brown will play soul and Motown music. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the reading begins at 8:00 p.m. Go here for details

Kids Annual Literary Halloween Party at the Eagle Rock Library

Show off your costume and enjoy the annual Halloween party on Tuesday, October 23. The winners of the scary story contest will be announced! Kids of all ages are welcome. Event is from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Interested in entering the contest? Find out more at the library’s Information Desk. Go here for details

Wendy Wilkins presents “Sex, Love and Cops” at Stories Books & Cafe

Local author, Wendy Wilkins will be pre-launching her book signing tour with a reading from her memoir, “Sex, Love & Cops” on Thursday, October 25 from 8-10 p.m. It follows her true story of joining the police force – a naive twenty-year-old cop in Melbourne, Australia – and discovering many firsts. Go here for details

Make sure to check with event organizers for last minute changes.

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