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THURSDAY 05.31.07
WHAT: Signing, reading and story-swappin’ for Louisana’s Song
WHO: Author Kerry Madden
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Duttons Books
WHY: If you’ve got kids age 9 and up, this could be a good way to get them off their computers and out of the house for a few hours tonight.

TUESDAY 06.05.07
WHAT: Screenwriting Course
WHO: Unknown screenwriter Matthew Waynee
WHEN: 7 p.m., but you’ll want to register in advance.
WHERE: West Hollywood
WHY: Because without this 12-week course, you’ll never get that damn screenplay finished.

THURSDAY 06.07.07
WHAT: Online News Association/LAT panel
WHO: Panelists include Meredith Artley, executive editor, latimes.com; Andrew Breitbart, publisher, Breitbart.com; Robert Long, vice president and news director, KNBC-TV; Anthony Marquez, Los Angeles bureau chief, The Associated Press
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Times building
WHY: Because all journalism is online journalism these days. RSVP before you show up.

THURSDAY 06.07.07
WHAT: TV Writer’s Symposium
WHO: Producer/author/playwright Chad Gervich as well as showrunners, producers and staff writers of various shows.
WHEN: The six-week seminar starts at 7 p.m. You might want to register before that, though. Like, now, would be nice.
WHERE: West Hollywood
WHY: Whether you’re an aspiring writer, producer, director, or executive, this is the seminar you’ve been waiting for.