Newer Voices

Since the founding of Live Talks Los Angeles, most of the featured speakers we have hosted have been established authors and personalities.  With our Newer Voices Series, we are committed to support debut authors — both fiction and nonfiction — as well as writers with perhaps one or two books whose work we feel compelled to draw more attention to.  We will present these authors in conversation with more established authors and persons to help draw attention to their work.  Our goal for 2016-17 is to feature a “newer voice” on a monthly basis.

Free tickets to these events will be available 14 days before the event, but we encourage our patrons to support these authors and purchase tickets at $30 which includes a copy of the book and a reserved seat, or $35 which is reserved seating for two and a copy of the book. 

Video from our first event in the Newer Voices Series with Stephanie Danler in conversation with Teri Hatcher:

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Newer Voices Series:

– October 3, 2016: iO Tillett Wright
in conversation with Sue Naegle
discussing his memoir, Darling Days

October 17, 2016: Julissa Arce 
in conversation with America Ferrera
discussing her memoir, My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive

November 1, 2016: Jade Chang
in conversation with Carolyn Kellogg
discussing her debut novel, The Wangs vs. the World

–  May 10, 2017Charmaine Craig
in conversation with Jane Smiley
discussing her novel, Miss Burma

– June 26, 2017: Nathan Hill
discussing the writing life and his debut novel, The Nix