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Upcoming Largo at the Coronet Lit Events to Feature David Mamet, Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis

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David Mamet's "Theatre"
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It's going to be a great couple of months for book lovers in LA. In addition to the Festival of Books this weekend, it’s just been announced that David Mamet (Theatre, The Trials of Roderick Spode, Glengarry Glen Ross), Chuck Palahniuk (Tell-All, Fight Club, Choke) and Bret Easton Ellis (Imperial Bedrooms, American Psycho, Less Than Zero) will be taking the stage at Largo at the Coronet this May and June. These won't be your average book readings—they'll include special guests, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit PEN Center USA projects such as PEN in the Classroom and Emerging Voices.

"This series at Largo is specially designed to bring more literary events to the theatre," said Rare Bird Lit founder Tyson Cornell, who is coordinating the event. "Largo owner Mark Flanagan and I have talked about this for a long time and now it's finally come to fruition!"

Following are the full details for each of the events:

David Mamet
With Ricky Jay
Thursday, May 13, at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $40 with book included (Theatre) / $25 without book
Purchase tickets here

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David Mamet and Ricky Jay will discuss, among other things, both of Mamet's new books—Theatre and The Trials of Roderick Spode ("The Human Ant"). A Q&A will follow the discussion, and the event will end with a book signing in the lobby. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit PEN Center USA.