Lauren Groff is the author of two novels, The Monsters of Templeton (New York Times bestseller), and Arcadia (New York Times extended bestseller), as well as the short-story collection Delicate, Edible Birds. Her short stories have appeared in magazines including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Atlantic Monthly, and in several Best American Short Stories anthologies. Groff’s fiction has won the Paul Bowles Prize, the Medici Book Club Prize, the Pen/O. Henry Prize, and the Pushcart Prize, and been shortlisted for the Orange Prize and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize.
Julie Robinson is the founder and creative force behind Literary Affairs and The Beverly Hills Literary Escape. She runs over 30 book clubs per month, as well as leading Classic Literary Luncheons, Literary Tours and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Where can I find podcasts and videos of ALOUD programs?
Podcasts and videos from our programs are available free online at our growing Media Archive. Visit the archive at lfla.org/media-archive to explore hundreds of podcasts and videos spanning 20+ years of ALOUD’s history bringing authors, artists, and t thinkers to the Los Angeles Public Library.