An Evening with Billy Dee Williams

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, United States

"What Have We Here?: Portraits of a Life"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, February 26, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on March 2 at 3pm PT/6pm ETAn Evening with Billy Dee WilliamsWhat Have We Here?: Portraits of a LifeTICKETS:$50 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Billy Dee William's memoir$25 General Admisison ticketAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on March 2 , at 3pm PT/6PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueBilly Dee Williams recalls his remarkable life of nearly eight decades—a heralded actor who's played the roles he wanted, from Brian’s Song to Lando in the Star Wars universe—unchecked by the racism and typecasting so rife in the mostly all-white industry in which he triumphed.Billy Dee Williams was born and raised in Harlem in 1937. He studied painting, first at the High School of Music and Art with fellow student Diahann Carroll, and then at the National Academy of Fine Art, before setting out to pursue acting with Herbert Berghof, Stella Adler, Read More ...

An Afternoon with Billy Dee Williams (virtual event)

"What Have We Here?: Portraits of a Life"*** US Orders Only***Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Saturday, March 2, 2024, 3pm PT/6pm ETAn Evening with Billy Dee WilliamsWhat Have We Here?: Portraits of a LifeTICKETS:$45 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Billy Dee William's bookUS Orders only. We only ship to addresses in the USThe virtual version of this event airs on March 2, at 3pm PT/6PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Books ship 7-10 days after the event.ASL interpreter provided upon request.Billy Dee Williams recalls his remarkable life of nearly eight decades—a heralded actor who's played the roles he wanted, from Brian’s Song to Lando in the Star Wars universe—unchecked by the racism and typecasting so rife in the mostly all-white industry in which he triumphed.Billy Dee Williams was born and raised in Harlem in 1937. He studied painting, first at the High School of Music and Art with fellow student Diahann Carroll, and then at the National Academy of Fine Art, before setting out to pursue acting with Herbert Berghof, Stella Adler, and Sidney Poitier. He has starred in forty movies, seven Broadway plays, and has made more than forty television Read More ...

Kara Swisher with Bob Iger

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, United States

Burn Book: A Tech Love Story.Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, March 4, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on March 11 at 6pm PT/9pm ETKara Swisher with Bob IgerBurn Book: A Tech Love StoryTICKETS:$50 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Kara Swisher's book$75 Two General Admisison tickets + one signed copy of the bookAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on March 11, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueFrom award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher is the host of the podcast On with Kara Swisher and the cohost of the Pivot podcast with Scott Galloway. She was also the cofounder and editor-at-large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and co-executive producer of the Code conference. A former contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and host of its Sway podcast, Swisher has Read More ...

Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story

Mark Taper Auditorium - Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, Los Angeles, CA, United States

From The New York Times best-selling author of "The Recovering" and "The Empathy Exams" comes the riveting story of rebuilding a life...Thursday, March 7 at 7:00PMSplinters: Another Kind of Love StoryLeslie JamisonIn conversation with Sarah MangusoCo-presented with Skylight Books“A blazing memoir . . . feels like an immediate hit and a forever classic.”―Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of Lit and The Liar’s ClubLeslie Jamison has become one of our most beloved contemporary voices, a scribe of the real, the true, and the complex. The New York Times best-selling author of The Recovering and The Empathy Exams joins us in a program exclusive to ALOUD about her new memoir, Splinters, the riveting story of rebuilding a life after the end of a marriage — an exploration of motherhood, art, and new love.Jamison will be in conversation with award-winning author and professor Sarah Manguso.

A Reading with Mathieu Cailler, Laura Warrell & Shonda Buchanan

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Celebrate new work by Mathieu CaillerJoin us for a reading in celebration of Mathieu Cailler’s new short story collection Forest for the Trees & Other Stories, winner of the 2023 Paris Book Festival. Poet & Memoirist Shonda Buchanan, and fiction author Laura Warrell will be reading new and selected work.In Forest for the Trees & Other Stories, Mathieu Cailler delivers a diverse collection of fifteen shorts that perfectly captures characters steeped in their own troubles. With clear and pointed prose, Cailler creates a conduit through which readers experience the characters’ sufferings, losses, revelations, their moments of connection, and their snippets of happiness. The author’s experimentation with voice and point of view makes this collection honest and accessible, allowing readers to feel true compassion by better understanding others and the imperfect world we all inhabit.“Using bright prose and a heartfelt, empathetic eye, Mathieu Cailler enters the shadows of everyday relationships to reveal the desperate love and clinging lies that his complex characters offer each other to survive. Forest for the Trees is a story collection for a time in which so many souls hunger for connection. A tremendous read.”—Sophfronia Scott, author of Wild, Beautiful, and Free and The Seeker and the Read More ...

Kara Swisher with Bob Iger (virtual event)

Burn Book: A Tech Love Story.*** US Orders only....We only ship to US addresses.Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, March 11, 2024, 6pm PT/9pm ETKara Swisher with Bob IgerBurn Book: A Tech Love StoryTICKETS:$45 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Chris Anderson's bookThe virtual version of this event airs on March 11, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Books ship 7-10 days after the event.From award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher is the host of the podcast On with Kara Swisher and the cohost of the Pivot podcast with Scott Galloway. She was also the cofounder and editor-at-large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and co-executive producer of the Code conference. A former contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and host of its Sway podcast, Swisher has also worked for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. This is her third book.Robert A. Iger is Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, having returned to the company in November Read More ...

Rebel Wilson with Jess Cagle

Robert Frost Auditorium 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA, United States

discussing her memoir, "Rebel Rising"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Sunday, April 7, 2024, 4pm*Virtual event airs on April 12 at 6pm PT/9pm ETRebel Wilson with Jess Caglediscussing her memoir, Rebel RisingTICKETS:$55 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Rebel Wilson's book$80 Two General Admisison tickets + one signed copy of the bookAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on April 12, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueThe scene-stealing star of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids comes to our stage with a candid and hilarious memoir that chronicles her unconventional journey to Hollywood success.Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress, director, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. She’s known for her roles in the Pitch Perfect series, Bridesmaids, How to be Single, Senior Year, The Hustle, Jojo Rabbit, and more.Jess Cagle is SiriusXM’s Chief Entertainment Anchor and host of The Jess Cagle Show. Before joining SiriusXM in 2019, Cagle was Editor In Chief of People magazine and Editorial Director of Entertainment Weekly. He has Read More ...

Wandering Stars

Mark Taper Auditorium - Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, Los Angeles, CA, United States

A masterful follow-up to Orange’s already-classic first novel, "Wandering Stars" extends Orange’s constellation of narratives into the...Monday, April 8 at 7:00PMWandering StarsTommy OrangeIn conversation with Sterlin HarjoCo-presented with Skylight Books“A searing study of the consequences of a genocide . . . Orange is gifted at elevating his characters without romanticizing them, and though the cast is smaller than in There There, the sense of history is deeper.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Tommy Orange, the Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There, returns to ALOUD with one of TIME Magazine’s most anticipated books of 2024, Wandering Stars, which traces the legacies of the Colorado Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family. Orange’s new novel is piercing in its poetry, sorrow, and rage, and is a devastating indictment of America’s war on its own people.Orange will be in conversation with award-winning filmmaker and showrunner of Reservation Dogs Sterlin Harjo.

An Evening with Don Winslow

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, United States

An Evening with Don Winslow discussing his new novel, "City in Ruins"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Thursday, April 11, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on April 16 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Don WInslowdiscussing the writing life and his new novel, City in RuinsTICKETS:$48 General Admisison ticket + signed book$20 General Admisison ticketAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on April 16, 2024 at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueFollowing City on Fire and City of Dreams, City in Ruins is the explosive, impossible-to-put-down conclusion to bestselling author Don Winslow’s epic, genre-defining crime trilogy. This is the book Winslow has announced will be the final one of his extraordinary career.Don Winslow, a former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer and trial consultant, is the author of twenty-five acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers. He’s recently written a series of acclaimed short stories for Audible narrated by four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris. Among Winslow’s many novels adapted for the screen: Savages, a feature film by three-time Oscar-winning Read More ...

An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, United States

discussing her book "An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, May 6, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on May 11 at 3pm PT/6pm ETAn Evening with Doris Kearns GoodwinAn Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960sTICKETS:$50 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's book$25 General Admisison ticket$125 VIP Reception with Doris Kearns Goodwin (6:30-7:30pm)+ Reserved Section Seat and Signed BookAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on May 11 at 3pm PT/6PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueOne of America’s most beloved historians artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. In An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s, Doris Kearns Goodwin takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Dick Goodwin embarked upon in the last years of his life.Doris Kearns Goodwin’s work for President Johnson launched her career as a presidential historian. Her first book was Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. Next Read More ...

An Afternoon with Doris Kearns Goodwin (virtual event)

discussing her book "An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s"About this event*** US Orders Only***Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Saturday, May 11, 2024, 3pm PT/6pm ETAn Evening with Doris Kearns GoodwinAn Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960sTICKETS:$45 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Ed Zwick's bookUS Orders only. We only ship to addresses in the USThe virtual version of this event airs on May 11, at 3pm PT/6PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.One of America’s most beloved historians artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. In An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s, Doris Kearns Goodwin takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Dick Goodwin embarked upon in the last years of his life.Doris Kearns Goodwin’s work for President Johnson launched her career as a presidential historian. Her first book was Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. Next was the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War II. She earned the Lincoln Prize for Team of Rivals, in part the basis for Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for Read More ...

An Evening with Amy Tan

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, United States

discussing her book, "The Backyard Bird Chronicles"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, May 20, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on May 25 at 3pm PT/6pm ETAn Evening with Amy TanThe Backyard Bird ChroniclesTICKETS:$50 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Amy Tan's book$25 General Admisison ticket$125 VIP Reception with Amy Tan (6:30-7:30pm)+ Reserved Section Seat and Signed BookAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on May 11 at 3pm PT/6PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueA gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight, written and illustrated by the best-selling author of The Joy Luck ClubAmy Tan is the author of several novels, including The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter. She is a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club and is on the board of American Bird Conservancy. She lives in Sausalito, California.“The drawings and essays in this book do a lot more than just describe the Read More ...

An Afternoon with Amy Tan (virtual event)

discussing her book, "The Backyard Bird Chronicles"*** US Orders Only***Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Saturday, May 25, 2024, 3pm PT/6pm ETAn Evening with Amy TanThe Backyard Bird ChroniclesTICKETS:$45 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Ed Zwick's bookUS Orders only. We only ship to addresses in the USThe virtual version of this event airs on May 25, at 3pm PT/6PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.A gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight, written and illustrated by the best-selling author of The Joy Luck ClubAmy Tan is the author of several novels, including The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter. She is a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club and is on the board of American Bird Conservancy. She lives in Sausalito, California.“The drawings and essays in this book do a lot more than just describe the birds. They carry a sense of discovery through observation and drawing…The birds that inhabit Amy Tan’s backyard seem a lot like the characters in her novels.” —David Allen Sibley, from the forewordIn 2016, Amy Tan grew overwhelmed by the state Read More ...

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