New American Writing: Ann Beattie & Margaret Wappler

New American Writing: Ann Beattie & Margaret Wappler

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and is a recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award. Her new book is Ann Beattie: The New Yorker Stories. Margaret Wappler, an arts and culture staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, is finishing a novel that explores environmentalism, the suburban landscape, and alien spaceships.

New American Writing

This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.