An Evening with Sherman Alexie
Please note: This event is now SOLD OUT. We will not be selling tickets at the door.
Although Sherman Alexie has announced the cancellation of the remainder of his book tour, he will still be performing in Los Angeles, as scheduled.
Visit the JACCC’s ticketing portal, or contact the Aratani Box Office at 213-680-3700 for more information.
In a memorable performance, acclaimed poet, short story writer, novelist and now memoirist, Sherman Alexie brings his searing, hilarious, and deeply moving memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me to the stage. In this new book, Alexie grapples with the haunting ghosts of the past as he mourns the death of his mother and constructs a complex portrait of family, love, and loss. Journeying back to his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington, where he grew up dirt-poor as one of four children raised by alcoholic parents, Alexie’s memoir is infused with the humor, anger, and piercing insight that permeates his critically acclaimed fiction. Sharing from this powerful account of a remarkable childhood that few can imagine, Alexie will perform and discuss his intimate new work with the ALOUD audience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the reservation policy for ALOUD?
As most ALOUD at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at 7 PM.
Why do programs fill so quickly?
ALOUD provides a unique experience for the public to engage with scholars, authors, and artists in the intimate 235-seat Mark Taper Auditorium. Library Foundation Members have the benefit of reserving for programs in advance of the public. Consider joining as a Member to receive this benefit, and check the website on an on-going basis for program availability. Be sure to subscribe to our email alerts, and visit our Media Archive for podcasts and other items from our recent programs.
Where does ALOUD take place?
Unless otherwise noted, ALOUD programs are held at the downtown Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.
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Should I purchase the author’s book in advance?
We encourage you to purchase books from the Library Store. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Books are made available for purchase when you reserve for a program online, and are also on sale at programs. In order to participate in the book signing, you must purchase at least one book from The Library Store. Members receive discounts on purchases.