Do you have a question for Mindy Kaling? Your chance to win a signed book!

MindyKaling_FBEventPg-1This Sunday, September 27, we host Mindy Kaling at a sold out event at the Alex Theatre.   Here’s your chance to win a signed copy of Mindy Kaling’s collection of essays, Why Not Me?

If you have a great question for Mindy, here’s your chance to win a signed copy of her book.  We will pick 10 questions, and if yours is selected, we ship you a signed copy of Mindy Kaling’s book.

Please email your question to info@livetalksla.org with “Mindy Question” in the subject line.  If we pick your question, we will email you and ask for your address.…

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Food talks at Live Talks LA this fall — Emeril Lagasse, Nigella Lawson & Madhur Jaffrey

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 7.15.18 AMWe’re excited about our fall line up of food events in our Live Talks Food & Wine series. All three events are preceded by a reception with selections prepared from each of the cookbooks featured and accompanied by California wines.  We feature Emeril Lagasse on October 8, Nigella Lawson on November 12 and Madhur Jaffrey on December 10.  

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Emeril Lagasse, Roy Choi

October 8
Emeril Lagasse in conversation with Roy Choi discussing his new cookbook, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen at The Crest Theatre in Westwood.

Emeril Lagasse is the chef-proprietor of …

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Terry Gilliam to appear at Live Talks LA, Oct 19

Terry Gilliam ©Jay Brooks

Terry Gilliam ©Jay Brooks

We’re excited to announce that Terry Gilliam, the screenwriter, innovative animator, acclaimed visionary film director, and member of Monty Python appears at Live Talks Los Angeles on October 19, 2015 at the Alex Theatre.

We’re honored to host the launch event for Gilliam’s memoir that goes on sale the next day.  Tickets on sale to the public on Tuesday, August 4 at 8am. Ticket info.

This event is a wonderful follow up to our event last season featuring fellow Pythons, John Cleese interviewed by Eric Idle.  See the video.

In Gilliamesque, his “pre-posthumous memoir,” …

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LA Weekly picks both Norman Lear (March 2) and Kim Gordon (March 5) events as “14 fun things to do in LA this week.”

We are thrilled both our events next week made the LA Weekly “14 fun things to do in L.A. this week.”  Visit our website for tickets and more information on these events.  Here’s what the LA Weekly had to say about both events.

Norman LearMonday  3/2

The lovable bigot, the women’s libber, the blue-collar African-American family — the 1970s belonged to Norman Lear, thanks to All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times. In his new book,Even This I Get to Experience, Lear writes about growing up in the Great Depression and fighting …

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Kim Gordon in the news; with Aimee Mann at Live Talks LA on March 5

Kim Gordon with Aimee Mann March 5We host Kim Gordon in conversation with Aimee Mann at Live Talks Los Angeles on March 5, 2015, 8pm at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Ticket info here.  

Gordon’s new memoir is Girl in a Band, and is getting much attention in the press. Here’s a summary of some reviews and features on Kim Gordon and her upcoming book.

— Feature in  The New York Times, Feb. 18, “Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth’s Antifrontwoman, on the Band and Breakups”
— Review in Los Angeles Times, Feb 19, “Girl in a Band’ is Kim Gordon’s unconventional self-creation tale”
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Peter Thiel in the news…appears at Live Talks LA Oct. 2 in conversation with Peter Guber

Next Thursday, October 2, we host Peter Thiel in conversation with Peter Guber at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica.  Ticket info here.   

Thiel is co-founder of PayPal, a technology entrepreneur and investor and is author of the just released,  Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.  

We welcome back Peter Guber to Live Talks Los Angeles. Guber is Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group, and an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Previously, he interviewed Jerry West at Live Talks Los Angeles,  and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey at

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