Past Events

February 20

An Evening with

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold more than thirteen million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages.

February 9

Adam Grant with Ashton Kutcher

Adam Grant, the bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. His pioneering research has inspired people to rethink fundamental assumptions about motivation, generosity, and creativity. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers. He is one of TED’s most popular speakers, his books have sold millions of copies, his talks have been viewed more than 25 million times, and his podcast is WorkLife with Adam Grant.

February 8

Priyanka Chopra Jonas with Glennon Doyle

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Monday, February 8, 2021 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST      Priyanka Chopra Jonas in conversation with Glennon Doyle   discussing her memoir,   “Unfinished”   This event premieres on February 8 at 6pm PST/9pm EST PURCHASE TICKET (INCLUDES BOOK   $38 includes a signed copy of the…

February 6

Ziggy Marley with Malcolm Gladwell

Join us for a conversation with Ziggy Marley and Malcolm Gladwell celebrating Bob Marley on Feb 6, his 75th birthday! In honor of Bob Marley’s seventy-fifth birthday, they discuss Ziggy Marley’s book, “Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend,” a glorious oversize book with more than 150 photographs that celebrate the life and influence of the forefather of reggae and one of the greatest musical and sociopolitical icons of twentieth-century pop culture. 

February 4

Walter Mosley with Joe Ide

Walter Mosley comes to Live Talks Los Angeles to talk about his new novel in the Easy Rawlins series. He is one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image Awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

January 14

Seth Godin with Irwin Miller

Seth Godin is the author of 18 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work and have been translated into 38 languages – among them Unleashing the Ideavirus, Permission Marketing, Purple Cow, Tribes, The Dip, Linchpin, Poke the Box, and All Marketers Are Liars. Godin emphasizes the idea that while creative work doesn’t come with a guarantee, engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way to ensure succession. THE PRACTICE serves as an essential guidebook for all those who consider themselves artists, teachers and leaders. It’s a modern classic on how to make a difference.

January 13

Gabriel Byrne with Colm Tóibín

Gabriel Byrne talks with  Colm Tóibín about his memoir, “Walking with Ghosts.” Byrne is best known for his work in The Usual Suspects, Miller’s Crossing, and Into the West. He’s also done extensive work as a television actor and as a director and producer. Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame.


January 10

Patricia Cornwell with Jamie Lee Curtis

Captain Calli Chase races against time to thwart a plot that leaves the fate of humanity hanging in the balance in this new thriller from international bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister—as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now, a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and only Calli can redirect its course.

November 23

Yuval Noah Harari with Judd Apatow

YUVAL NOAH HARARI is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. His books have sold 27 Million copies in 60 languages, and he is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today. The Guardian has credited Sapiens with revolutionizing the non-fiction market and popularizing “brainy books”. Harari joined forces with renowned comics artists David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave, to create Sapiens: A Graphic History: a radical adaptation of the original Sapiens into a graphic novel series that is bursting with wit, humour and color. 

November 9

David Byrne & Maira Kalman

Former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman present American Utopia — an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all. American Utopia is a joyful collaboration between old friends offering readers an antidote to cynicism, bursting with pathos, humanism, and hope–featuring his words and lyrics brought to life with more than 150 of her colorful paintings. The text is drawn from David Byrne’s American Utopia, which has become a hit Broadway show and is soon to be a documentary from Spike Lee. The four-color artwork, by Maira Kalman, which she created for the Broadway show’s curtain, is composed of small moments, expressions, gestures, and interactions that together offer a portrait of daily life and coexistence.

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