Status Report: US Libraries

    Jul 03, 2012

    Thanks to the ALA for this helpful infographic detailing the current state of US Libraries. Today, the role of a library is a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential […]



    Five Questions for Dana Spiotta

    Jun 27, 2012

    This week, ALOUD is hosting novelist Dana Spiotta in conversation with Janet Fitch and LA Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg on “Artists and Survivors: Lost and Found in LA.” Spiotta’s […]




    A Storytelling Renaissance in the Digital Age

    Jun 22, 2012

    From a 140-character count ephemeral tweet, to a behemoth Jonathan Franzen hardback, forms of storytelling today are ever-elastic and changing. We read, we watch, we listen, we mass consume stories […]




    Lew Welch’s RING OF BONE Back in Print

    Jun 14, 2012

    In the winter of my sophomore year at Reed College, I had the honor of hosting my favorite poet, Lew Welch, at the little house I shared with my boyfriend […]



    Gail Collins: Obsessed with Texas

    Jun 13, 2012

    Last night, New York Times columnist Gail Collins visited ALOUD to talk about Texas, and how and why it casts such a large influence over the other 49 states in […]




    Believe it… or Not!

    Jun 12, 2012

    Love this vintage 1929 library photo, found while perusing the amazing LAPL Photo Archive. Wouldn’t it make a great new postcard for the store? Perhaps you’ll see it this fall!



    Reflections and Sketches of ALOUD from L.A. Creek Freak

    Jun 08, 2012

    Over at the LA Creek Freak blog, Joe Linton recaps the recent ALOUD program The Elemental West: Reflections on Moving Water featuring Kathleen Dean Moore, Craig Childs and William Deverell. Thanks for the […]