Gregory Peck Reading Series

Some of today's most acclaimed actors take the stage to read their favorite literature—from plays, poems, short stories, novels, essays, to letters. Building a community of support for the Los Angeles Public Library, these memorable voices remind us why we love to read.

Gregory Peck Reading Series

Academy Award-winning actor Gregory Peck was deeply committed to the public library as a place that held the stories and history of our community.

In 1994 he was asked to read at the Central Library for the Library Foundation's first major donor event. Peck was so impressed by the acoustics of the Mark Taper Auditorium and the vibrant community that gathered for the event that he asked if he could bring his "friends" down to the library to read. Since then, the Gregory Peck Reading Series has expanded to include a range of artists reading from works that inspire them. Today, the series continues under the direction of the Peck family—his wife, Veronique Peck, produces the series with their children Cecilia Peck-Voll and Anthony Peck, serving as co-producers and co-hosts for the readings.

Check back for updates on upcoming readings.

Past Participants include:

Sally Kirkland & Stephanie Powers    

Ed Begley, Jr. & Frances Fisher

Beau Bridges & Emily Bridges

Peter Gallagher

Piper Laurie & Robert Forster

Sharon Stone

Quincy Jones

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Contact Us

To learn more about the
Gregory Peck Reading Series,
please contact the Foundation at or (213) 228-7500.

The Gregory Peck Reading
Series Archive

Browse past Gregory Peck reading series events. More

The Gregory Peck Reading
Literary Endowment

Provides long-term funding for the literary, cultural, and educational programs Mr. Peck and his family envisioned for the greater Los Angeles community. More

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