Past Events

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.

February 7

Chris Anderson with Irwin Miller

From bestselling author, media pioneer, and curator of TED, comes an inspiring guide to amplifying kindness and igniting a movement on both an individual and global scale.

November 21

Adam Kinzinger with David Ono

Once a rising star of the Republican Party, Adam Kinzinger became a traitor when he voted to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6 attacks on the Capitol. Now he shares a gripping firsthand account of the events that led to this moment, and the sacrifice required to do what is right.

November 20

David Brooks with Larry Wilmore

A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain

November 19

Adam Grant with Jennifer Garner

The New York Times bestselling author of Think Again illuminates how we can elevate ourselves and others to unexpected heights.

November 13

Jeff Tweedy with Nick Offerman

An exciting and heartening mix of memories, music, and inspiration from Wilco front man and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Tweedy, sharing fifty songs that changed his life, the real-life experiences behind each one, as well as what he’s learned about how music and life intertwine and enhance each other.

November 13

Ethel Morgan Smith with Jane Smiley

Join us for an in-person Live Talks Los Angeles event: Monday, November 13, 2023, 8pm Ethel Morgan Smith in conversation with Jane Smiley discussing her book, Path to Grace: Reimagining the Civil Rights Movement  . William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Arts Station 2525 Michigan Ave E-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Free parking available at the venue)…

November 11

John Stamos with Josh Peck

John Stamos is a two-time Emmy Award-nominated television, film, and Broadway theater actor, as well as a producer. He rose to stardom on General Hospital, and his career includes performances on Big Shot, Grandfathered, ER, You, Full House, and Fuller House, and on the stage in Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie, and Nine.

November 9

Sheila Johnson with Lee Daniels

The cofounder of BET and first African American woman billionaire shares her deeply personal journey through love and loss, tragedy and triumph—an inspiring story of overcoming toxic influences, discovering her true self, and at last finding happiness in her work and life.