Elementary, My Dear Reader: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes and Friends

Elementary, My Dear Reader: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes and Friends

Some Favorite Writers: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes and Friends

Join a group of Baker Street Irregulars for an irreverent discussion on the contribution of Sherlock Holmes to contemporary culture, from criminology to fiction to film. Holmes scholar Leslie Klinger, writer/director Nicholas Meyer (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution), crime novelist Denise Hamilton, and real-life private detective Sarah Alcorn contribute their expertise to deducing why Conan Doyle’s character has inspired such enduring intrigue and devotion. Costumes welcome. Budding mystery writers especially encouraged.

Complimentary coffee and tea served.

A book signing will follow the reading.

Some Favorite Writers

This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.


ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for the Annex are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing for programs in the Annex, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM. 

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.