Young Literati and their guests are invited to mingle, chat and enjoy themselves with world class authors, actors, artists and academics. Cafe Pinot plays host to Young Literati and Marjorie Garber, acclaimed Harvard University Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies, and David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic. Immediately following ALOUD at Central Library.
ALOUD programs begin at 7:00pm and take place in the Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium with cocktails to follow at Café Pinot, conveniently located immediately adjacent in the Central Library’s Courtyard.
Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and Chair of the Program in Dramatic Arts. She has served as Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard, Chair of the department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. A member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies and a Trustee of the English Institute, she is the former President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, and a continuing member of its board. She has published fifteen books and edited seven collections of essays on topics from Shakespeare to literary and cultural theory to the arts and intellectual life. Shakespeare After All (Pantheon, 2004) received the 2005 Christian Gauss Book Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
David L. Ulin is book critic of the Los Angeles Times. From 2005-2010, he was the paper's book editor. He is the author of The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith, and the editor of Another City: Writing from Los Angeles and Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a 2002 California Book Award. His essays and criticism had appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
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Unless otherwise indicated, ALOUD programs take place at the Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.