Mona Simpson, Tom Lutz, Matthew Specktor, and Lisa Jane Persky will present a lively discussion about writing, publishing, and the emergence of Los Angeles as a true capital for literature. The conversation will address the vitality and urgency of cultural criticism, the ways in which the city and its literary institutions (like the Los Angeles Review of Books) offer a unique vantage for the 21st century, and ways in which readers and writers alike might thrive in this new landscape.
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.
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Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only.
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.