in conversation with Amy Poehler
discussing her book,
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
$33 General Admission seating + Book
$43 Reserved Section seating + Book
$20 General Admission (on sale Jan 17, 10am)
Actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn shares a passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times from one of the founders of Time’s Up.
Amber Tamblyn is an author, actor, and director. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Most recently, she wrote and directed the feature film Paint It Black. She is the author of three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed bestseller Dark Sparkler, and a novel, Any Man, as well as a contributing writer for the New York Times. She lives in New York.
“In Era of Ignition, Amber Tamblyn tackles crucial questions of this period, as a white feminist thinking about issues of gender and racial inequality, white supremacy, misogyny, economic and professional injustice and power abuses in her own industry and beyond.”—Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad
“A raw, gutsy, and exposing memoir unafraid to confront difficult questions in this turbulent time.”—America Ferrera, New York Times bestselling author of American Like Me
“A personal look at big picture questions, Era of Ignition reminds us how powerful, exhausting, and confusing it can be to go through life as a human woman. A mad, frank, tender, and very good read, written with love by a writer who loves you.”—Amy Poehler, New York Times bestselling author of Yes, Please
Amber Tamblyn has emerged as an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. But she wasn’t always so bold and self-possessed. In her late twenties, after a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition—a time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads us to challenge the status quo. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country is going through an Era of Ignition of its own, and she set about agitating for change by initiating a dialogue about gender inequality.
In this deeply personal exploration of modern feminism, she addresses misogyny and discrimination, reproductive rights and sexual assault, white feminism and pay parity—all through the lens of her own experiences as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. At once an intimate meditation and a public reckoning, Era of Ignition is a galvanizing feminist manifesto that is required reading for anyone who wants to help change the world for the better.
Amy Poehler is an actress, writer, executive producer, and bestselling author. Poehler currently stars as co-host (alongside Nick Offerman) and executive producer of the hit crafting competition series Making It. She also has multiple projects in the works as part of her successful production company Paper Kite Productions. She serves as executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Russian Doll (starring Natasha Lyonne) and will serve as co-creator, executive producer, and the lead voice of FOX’s animated series Duncanville. She is currently in the midst of directing her newest feature film called Moxie, which is based on Jennifer Mathieu’s feminist young adult novel. Additional upcoming projects include Adult Swim’s half-hour comedy Three Busy Debras; the film adaptations of children’s fiction book The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and the Rebecca Makkai-authored The Great Believers; and an untitled basketball comedy feature for Universal that she will also star in.
Poehler is perhaps best known for her starring role on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Her film credits include: her directorial debut in the buzzed-about Netflix comedy Wine Country, which she also starred in and produced; The House, Sisters, Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together, A.C.O.D., Free Birds, Are You Here, Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and Mean Girls. She lent her voice as the character “Joy” in Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning smash hit Inside Out and could also be heard in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Monsters vs. Aliens, Horton Hears a Who!, and Shrek the Third.
Poehler was part of the cast of Saturday Night Live for eight seasons (five as co-anchor of Weekend Update). She joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe that she co-founded and continues to be heavily involved in. The group has opened theaters which are regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venues in New York City and Los Angeles. Poehler co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards alongside Tina Fey for three consecutive years from 2013-2015, a role that was consistently met with critical acclaim.
Poehler’s first book, Yes Please, was released in October 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and was on the list for over 23 weeks. Outside of her film and television work, she continues to produce the award-winning online website Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, which showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves.
Amber Tamblyn photo credit: Katie Jacobs.
The Golden Globes announced today that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host 70th Golden Globe Awards on January 13, 2013. We have had the good fortune to have hosted both of them over the last couple years…Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin in 2010 and Amy Poehler in conversation with Jane Lynch in 2012 Thought you might enjoy the videos from both events. Enjoy…
We’re thrilled to have the video from our event with Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch featured on the home page of the Biography Channel’s website. The Biography Channel is a major sponsor of Live Talks Los Angeles and a content partner where we exclusively release the videos from some of our events….Here’s a link to the video.
Here’s a link to the Live Talks Los Angeles page on the Bio website where you can see more of our videos.
Video from our hilarious evening with Amy Poehler in conversation with Jane Lynch at The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is now available exclusively on Bio.com, the Biography Channel’s website. Biography is a sponsor of Live Talks Los Angeles.
Watch the video here.
We’re very much looking forward to our event with Jane Lynch interviewing Amy Poehler on Sunday, February 12 at The Aero Theatre. Event info here. We featured Lynch in conversation with Adam Scott last October when her memoir, Happy Accidents, came out. Hilarious evening. Here’s the video. The image to the left is the poster from the event.
Our event with Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch supports the Adopt the Arts Foundation who’s mission is to bring together well-known artists, public figures, business, and the general public to save the arts in America’s public schools. Adopt the Arts is raising money to keep arts education in public schools in Los Angeles.
We caught up with Jane Lynch to answer some questions…
You recently did a PSA for arts in schools. How did you get involved with supporting arts in schools? What was the arts program like when you were in school?
My daughter goes to a public school in LA and we have a very active parent’s organization to raise the funds needed for art and music programs which the state no longer pays for. Not every public school is able to raise the money so Matt Sorum (Guns and Roses) and others asked me to join a brand new organization called Adopt the Arts to fund these programs to other public schools in LA. My refuge in high school was the hour I spent every day in choir.
What was your favorite TV show when you were in highschool?
My favorite TV show in high school was The Brady Bunch which was actually in re-runs at that time.
What’s your favorite of the Oscar nominated movies?
The Artist, The Iron Lady
What’s a day of relaxation like in Lynch/Embry household?
Playing with our dogs and eating Lara’s fabulous cooking!
Favorite fiction author of all time?
What are a couple books you’ve recently read that you really liked?
Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller
The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf
What book are you looking forward to read?
Geting back to and finishing Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs book which I started over Xmas.
If you could travel back in time to meet any famous person, who would you choose?
Carole King circa 1970
Which five notable people from history do you think could work together to achieve world peace?
I don’t think any one from the past present or future including Jesus Christ, the Buddha or Ghandi, can make a place peaceful if the people are determined to fight and defend and see “other” and the enemy.