Gretel Ehrlich is the author of Facing the Wave, This Cold Heaven, The Future of Ice, and The Solace of Open Spaces, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She lives in Wyoming.
Over 36 years with National Public Radio, Neal Conan worked as a correspondent based in New York, Washington and London, covered wars in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, Olympic Games in Lake Placid and Sarajevo and a presidential impeachment. He served, at various times, as editor, producer and executive producer of “All Things Considered,” as Pentagon Correspondent and, in an acting capacity, as NPR’s Foreign Editor, Managing Editor and News Director. He may be best known as the long-time host of “Talk of the Nation.” Now a Mac nut farmer on the Big Island of Hawaii and a News Analyst for Hawaii Public Radio.
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.