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Young Literati 11th Annual Toast
Saturday, April 6, 2019
City Market Social House, DTLA

Curatorial Committee
Co-Chairs Katie Aselton & Mark Duplass
Lake Bell & Scott Campbell | Samantha & Colin Hanks | Natalie Morales
Busy Philipps & Marc Silverstein | Constance Zimmer & Russ Lamoureux

Hosts Katie Aselton & Mark Duplass
Readings and Performances by
Hari Nef
Natalie Morales
Paul F. Tompkins
Constance Zimmer

Honorary Hosts
Ike Barinholtz & Erica Hanson | Nate Corddry | Amanda & Shepard Fairey
Mayor Eric Garcetti | Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
Ben Lee & Ione Skye | Zoe Lister-Jones & Daryl Wein
Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon | BJ Novak | Josh Radnor
Andy Richter & Sarah Thyre | Natasha Rothwell
Paul Scheer & June Diane Raphael | John Szabo & Nick Kueffler

After a vote by the YL membership, we’re excited to announce that the funds raised at this year’s Toast will support the Lifelong Learning umbrella of programming at the Library, including:

  • Adult Literacy Services, providing one-on-one English-language tutoring and workshops for adults;
  • Career Online High School, a fully accredited high school diploma program;
  • Health Matters, offering those experiencing homelessness direct access to a network of social service providers, as well as wellness classes and health screenings for all Angelenos;
  • Full STEAM Ahead, a series of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math workshops for all ages.

Tickets are on sale now! This event sells out every year, so don’t delay. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed readings, comedy, and music from Andrew Bird, Baron Davis, Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton, Chelsea Handler, Kumail Nanjiani, Constance Wu, and more. Stay tuned to find out who will join us on the Toast stage in April…


Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Annual Toast! Join us to make a difference in the lives of all Angelenos. Click here to view the sponsor packet and contact Rebecca Miller, Director of Young Literati, at [email protected] or 213.292.6245 to pledge your sponsorship today.