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    December 5, 2022

    Songs and Stories

    Patti Smith

    In an exclusive Los Angeles appearance at the Saban Theater, Patti Smith discusses her new book, A Book of Days, chronicling…

    November 10, 2022

    How Does L.A. Inspire First-Time Novelists?

    Fatimah Asghar, Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi, and Ryan Lee Wong

    Everybody loves a debut novel. The thrill of discovering a new literary voice, the culmination of years of solitary work,…

    November 14, 2022

    On the Front Lines of Democracy

    Joel Simon, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

    The author of The Infodemic, Joel Simon, and the directors of the HBO documentary Endangered, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, describe how…

    November 7, 2022

    An Evening with George Saunders

    George Saunders

    Called the “best short-story writer in English,” (Time) George Saunders is back with a masterful collection that explores ideas of…

    November 5, 2022

    Something in Common x Baseball Reliquary: Shrine of the Eternals

    Baseball Reliquary

    Join us for the Baseball Reliquary’s signature annual event, the Shrine of the Eternals awards and induction ceremony, often referred…

    October 30, 2022

    Something in Common

    Robert D. Putnam and Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

    U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and renowned author and social scientist Dr. Robert D. Putnam join ALOUD for…

    October 16, 2022

    Creators in Residence Showcase

    Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin and River Garza

    This event marks the culmination of the inaugural Los Angeles Public Library Creators in Residence, highlighting new original work by…

    October 11, 2022

    An Evening with Cody Keenan

    Cody Keenan

    Join Cody Keenan, President Obama’s chief speechwriter, and Jon Favreau, co-host of Pod Save America and founder of Crooked Media,…

    September 20, 2022

    Dramatizing the Black Experience

    Vivian J.O. Barnes, Inda Craig-Galván, and Dave Harris

    In the wake of the pandemic, the George Floyd protests, and the country’s ongoing efforts to reconcile its racist past…

    October 28, 2021

    Freeman’s: Change

    Featuring Rick Bass, Lana Bastašić, and Lina Mounzer

    Writer and Editor Extraordinaire, John Freeman returns to ALOUD in celebration of the latest installment of his acclaimed literary journal,…