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Writers Bloc's fall schedule begins with Calvin Trillin, Michael Moore

September 20, 2011 |  9:00 am

Calvin Trillin
The fall literary season is filling out, with a few advance dates announced by Writers Bloc, which will be host to Calvin Trillin, Michael Moore and Russell Banks. They won't be appearing together, but they will all be coming to L.A. soon.

Trillin's writing can often be found in the New Yorker; he's also been a regular contributor to Time magazine and the Nation. His new book is a collection of his humorous writings, "Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff." He'll be in conversation with comedian and actor Kevin Nealon ("Saturday Night Live," "Weeds") on Wednesday.

Oscar-winning filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore also has a new book, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life." Moore will appear at Writers Bloc on Thursday, with journalist and critic Anne Thompson. Both events will be held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

The literary series often hops locations; its third event of the fall will be writer Russell Banks in conversation with the L.A. Times' Meghan Daum. Banks' new novel, "Lost Memory of Skin," comes out Sept. 27; he'll be appearing at the MGM Building in Century City on Oct. 6.

Tickets for each event are $20. Look for additional Writers Bloc events to be announced as the fall gets underway.


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Photo: Calvin Trillin in 2007. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times