Oliver Sacks in the news…We host him at Live Talks LA on Nov 14 in conversation with David Milch

 We host neurologist Oliver Sacks at Live Talks Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 14th at The Aero Theatre.  He’ll be in conversation with David Milch, Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. Only a few tickets remain. Ticket info here.  The occasion for us hosting Dr. Sacks is the publication of his new book, Hallucinations, which was published today….Here are some stories, interviews, features and reviews on Sacks and his book.

Wall Street Journal, Nov 5: Speakeasy: Oliver Sacks Sees Things Most People Don’t
New York Magazine, Nov 4: A Brain with a Heart
New York Times, Nov 3: Opinion (By Oliver Sacks) – Seeing Things? Hearing Things? Many of Us Do.
NPR Fresh Air, Nov 6: Oliver Sacks, Exploring How Hallucinations Happen
Omnivoracious Blog (Amazon), Nov 6: The Neurological and the Devine: An Interview with Oliver Sacks
— Wall Street Journal, Nov 1, Tripping Makes a Comeback
 Entertainment Weekly, Nov 1, Book Review: Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks
— Smiley & West Radio Show, Oct 17, Oliver Sacks interview on Hallucinations (audio)
— The Guardian, Oct 30, Oliver Sacks shares his hallucinations
— NPR First Read: Listen to/Read an excerpt from Oliver Sacks’ book, on “Hearing things”
— The New YorkerOut Loud: Drugs and Oliver Sacks
— TED Talk: What hallucination reveals about our mind


November 14 — An Evening with Oliver Sacks in conversation with David Milch

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Oliver Sacks
in conversation with David Milch
discussing Sacks’ new book, Hallucinations

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA


$20, $40 includes Sack’s book,
$35 signed book purchase only (shipping included to US destinations)
$95 includes the book + pre-event reception*

Oliver Sacks in the news…(Reviews, interviews, features, radio pieces and video)
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, and more… 

A provocative investigation into hallucinations—their many guises, their physiological sources, and their personal and cultural resonances.

In his latest book, neurologist and bestselling author, Oliver Sacks  (Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, The Mind’s Eye) presents a provocative investigation into hallucinations—their many guises, their physiological sources, and their personal and cultural resonances.  Join us at Live Talks Los Angeles as he discusses what hallucinations say about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture’s folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in all of us.

Hallucinations, for most people, imply madness. But there are many different types of non-psychotic hallucination caused by various illnesses or injuries, by intoxication—even, for many people, by falling asleep. From the elementary geometrical shapes that we see when we rub our eyes to the complex swirls and blind spots and zigzags of a visual migraine, hallucination takes many forms.

In his new book, Hallucinations, physician and best-selling author Oliver Sacks draws on a wealth of clinical examples from his own patients as well as historical and literary descriptions as he investigates the fundamental differences and similarities of these many sorts of hallucinations.

David Milch is an Emmy-Award-winning writer and producer responsible for some of the most celebrated television dramas of the last three decades. Milch, who won the Tinker Prize for highest achievement in English at Yale University and earned an M.F.A.from the Writers’ Workshop at The University of Iowa, left a teaching career at Yale to write for Hill Street Blues. He subsequently served as Executive Story Editor and then Executive Producer for Hill Street Blues. In 1992, Milch co-created the history-making police drama NYPD Blue. Milch took home Emmys for Best Writing in a Drama for the 1996-1997 and 1997-1998 seasons. Milch created another police drama, Brooklyn South, and co-authored, along with NYPD Blue producer Bill Clark, True Blue: The Real Stories Behind NYPD Blue, and served as creative consultant for Steven Bochco’s Murder One and Total Security. Milch also created and was the Executive Producers of  Deadwood and Luck for HBO. He is currently developing a legal drama for NBC with Steven Bochco, and the feature film Heavy Rain for Warner Bros.


* Proceeds from tickets to the reception support the upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles emerging voices/authors series of events that commence in 2013.

$20, $40 includes Sack’s book,
$95 includes pre-event reception (6:30-7:30pm) plus book

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA

David Milch’s new series, Luck @HBO — Watch the trailer, See Milch live on Feb 1 at Live Talks LA

Here’s a trailer for the new series on HBO written by David Milch and directed by Michael Mann, starring Dustin Hoffman.  We host David Milch on February 1 at Track 16 at Bergamot Station talking about his writing career and the series with Richard Stayton, Editor, Written By magazine. Tickets here.


David Milch and HBO’s, Luck, in the news…at Live Talks on Feb 1

We host David Milch at Track 16 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica on Wednesday February 1. Tickets and more info here. He’ll be in conversation with Richard Stayton, Editor, Written By magazine.

Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues) is creator and writer of HBO’s new series, Luck, which debuts on January 29th and stars Dustin Hoffman and is directed by Michael Mann.

Hoffman appeared at Live Talks in 2010 interviewing Scott Turow.  Here’s  the video from that event.

Here are some links of recent articles about David Milch that may be of interest.

* Q&A: David Milch talks William Falkner and his new deal with HBO (Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2011)
* HBO takes a gamble on ‘Luck’ (Los Angeles Times, January 22)
* HBO: Lucky at the racetrack? (USA Today, January 13)
* HBO Takes Its Money to the Track (Wall Street Journal, January 13)
* David Milch Luck Interview — On Deadwood Movie, True Grit and Luck (Esquire, January 14)
David Milch will tackle William Faulkner’s works for HBO (Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2011)
* David Milch Strikes Deal to Bring Falkner Works to HBO (New York Times, November 30, 2011)
* David Milch and Michael Mann Gamble with Luck (Written By magazine, January 2012)

See you February 1 at Track 16.