Exchanging Stories at the Book Drop Bash

    Apr 08, 2014

    This weekend thousands of authors and booklovers will be grabbing their sunhats and hitting the lawns of USC for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. And for participating authors […]



    Lorrie Moore: The Agony and Fun of Fiction

    Apr 03, 2014

    This spring marks a major literary milestone in American letters: Lorrie Moore’s first collection of short stories in over 15 years has just been released. The author of six books—including […]



    Bookmark This #19

    Apr 01, 2014

    Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate this season of rebirth and renewal than to read some books! If you’d like to contribute a reading recommendation to an […]




    Inspiring Dinaw Mengestu’s “All Our Names”

    Mar 21, 2014

    Coming up on Thursday, March 27 at ALOUD, Dinaw Mengestu, the MacArthur Award-winning author of two novels, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air, will […]




    Meet the Young Literati Toasters

    Mar 17, 2014

    We hope you’ll be raising a glass with us for the Sixth Annual Young Literati Toast this Saturday, March 22 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Arguably the Foundation’s […]




    Rebel Music: An “Audiotopia”

    Mar 06, 2014

    Travel the globe through Hisham Aidi’s “Rebel Music” playlist and you’ll find yourself sampling Taqwacore (Islamic punk) from Pakistani-American punk rockers, Randy Weston’s fusion of jazz and Gnawa (African Islamic […]