Past Events

May 21

Amy Tan — Laguna Beach

A gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight, written and illustrated by the best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club

May 15

The Swans of Harlem

The forgotten story of a pioneering group of five Black ballerinas, the first principals in the Dance Theatre of Harlem, who traveled the world as highly celebrated stars in their field and whose legacy was erased from history until now.

May 11

Doris Kearns Goodwin with Terrence McNally — Virtual

One of America’s most beloved historians artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. In An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s, Doris Kearns Goodwin takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Dick Goodwin embarked upon in the last years of his life.

April 11

An Evening with

Don Winslow

Following City on Fire and City of Dreams, City in Ruins is the explosive, impossible-to-put-down conclusion to bestselling author Don Winslow’s epic, genre-defining crime trilogy. This is the book Winslow has announced will be the final one of his extraordinary career.

April 8

Rebel Wilson with Jess Cagle

The scene-stealing star of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids comes to our stage with a candid and hilarious memoir that chronicles her unconventional journey to Hollywood success.

March 17

Claire Bidwell Smith with Alua Arthur — Virtual Event

From one of the leading grief therapists, Conscious Grieving is a compassionate and accessible guide to grieving offering a new framework for understanding and navigating loss..

March 11

Kara Swisher with Ted Sarandos

From award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.

March 2

Billy Dee Williams with Sam Rubin (virtual)

Billy Dee Williams recalls his remarkable life of nearly eight decades—a heralded actor who’s played the roles he wanted, from Brian’s Song to Lando in the Star Wars universe—unchecked by the racism and typecasting so rife in the mostly all-white industry in which he triumphed.

February 19

Ed Zwick with Patty Jenkins

A heartfelt and wry career memoir from the director of Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall, About Last Night, and Glory, creator of the show thirtysomething, and executive producer of My So-Called Life, gives a dishy, behind-the-scenes look at working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

February 8

Michèle Lamont with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Acclaimed Harvard sociologist makes the case for reexamining what we value to prioritize recognition—the quest for respect—in an age that has been defined by growing inequality and the obsolescence of the American dream.