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Thank you for joining us at the party of the year!


Check out photos of the fantastic Tenth Annual Toast at the bottom of the page.


The Tenth Annual Toast was held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Hudson Loft.


Hosted by:

Colin Hanks and Busy Philipps


Featuring readings and performances by:

Katie Aselton & Mark Duplass

Baron Davis

Radnor & Lee

Natasha Rothwell


Event Timeline

7:30 pm Check-in opens / Red carpet opens

8:00 pm Seated program begins

9:15 pm After-party begins

11:00 pm Event concludes


Transportation & Parking

The closest Metro stop to Hudson Loft is the Pico Station, about a 4 minute walk away. Parking is available on the street, as well as at at nearby lots, including:

  • 1151 South Hope Street
  • 1209 South Grand Avenue



Check-in will open at 7:30 pm. Please bring a valid photo ID to enter the Toast. We encourage you to allow time for parking, check-in, and most important: to enjoy the hosted bar and appetizers! The seated program begins at 8 pm.

Tickets will not be available at the door.



Cocktail attire suggested.


Food & Drink

Passed appetizers will be served, along with a hosted bar.


Social Media

Please share your love of Young Literati and the Los Angeles Public Library using #YLToast! We are @YoungLiterati on Twitter and @YoungLiteratiLA on Instagram.


Curatorial Committee

Samantha & Colin Hanks | Busy Philipps & Marc Silverstein

Sarah Thyre & Andy Richter | Paul Scheer & June Diane Raphael


Honorary Hosts

Kate Berlant | Andrew Bird & Kathy Tsina | Betsy Brandt & Grady Olsen | Nate Corddry

Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher | Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas | Josh Kun & Ceci Bastida

Zoe Lister-Jones & Daryl Wein | Attica Locke & Karl Fenske | Rachael & Demetri Martin

Tig Notaro & Stephanie Allynne | Susan Orlean & John Gillespie

Annie & Tim Simons | John Szabo & Nick Kuefler



Funds raised at this year’s Toast will support Future-Ready Teens programming at the Los Angeles Public Library. This umbrella of programming helps develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills through tutoring, test prep, interview workshops, and technological literacy training. Students also have the opportunity to hone their skills with the Democracy Project, our just-launched initiative that provides resources, mentors, and training to implement community projects — building a generation of informed and engaged citizens.


Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Annual Toast! Join us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of teens across Los Angeles. 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.


Many Thanks to Our Sponsors



Goldhirsh Foundation



Brendon Cassidy & Brooke Rowland

Dana Wallach & Michael T. M. Jones




Sunita Deshmukh

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Jenji Kohan & Christopher Noxon

Flora L. Thornton Foundation




Amazon Studios

Dawn & Clive Baillie

Samantha & Colin Hanks

Carey & Tara Hotchkis / Hotchkis Foundation




Bob & Melissa Alvarado

Eric Andersen & Jeet Sohal

Robert Dawson

Patricia B. Kao & Dr. Richard Benoit

Latham & Watkins LLC

Marble Fund / Sarah K. Levy & David Friedman

Renewable Resources Group / Nicole Neeman Brady

Jamie Sher & Marisa Matarazzo

Sidley Austin LLP

The Walt Disney Company




Darren Jackson & Tatiana Small

Judith Selbst Kamins & Ken Kamins

Betsy Wanner

Wonderful Company


Event Partners

Sponsor Logos for Web


Check out photos of the Tenth Annual Toast below!