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5 Writing Tips from Lorrie Moore

The literary superstar visited ALOUD to read from her new book, Bark, and offer tips on her craft

The Best Things in Life are Free, Like This Weekend’s “Writing California” Literary Confab

Free discussions, readings, and panels will be held this weekend, culminating with a bus tour of Raymond Chandler's L.A.

New Wave: Attica Locke on the Great African American Migration to L.A.

Locke will interview another prominent local author, Walter Mosley, for ALOUD's "Writing Los Angeles" program on February 20

From the Dream-Stuffed Briefcase of Abraham F. Frankenstein

Composer/pianist Van Dyke Parks and music historian Josh Kun headlined an evening delving into L.A.'s often overlooked sheet music history.

The Cherry Orchard: A Tribute to Jazz Legend Don Cherry

Donald Eugene Cherry sought out the organic worlds that were denied him as a child.

Roberto Bolaño: Beyond the Myth

Last night at ALOUD, you could see at least one small sign of a revolution as nearly everyone was paging through a little red book—not Mao’s but Roberto Bolaño’s.

“Wild” Card: A Q&A With Cheryl Strayed

The advice columnist and New York Times best selling author charmed the audience at Library Foundation Los Angeles’ ALOUD event last night. She answers a few more of our questions here.

She Walks in Poetry: Caroline Kennedy at ALOUD

Think poetry is dead? Witness what celebrity can bring to an underappreciated art form.

Life Advice from Zen Dude Jeff Bridges

Watching Bridges chat for an hour, it was easy to see how he had nailed the character. Jeff Bridges didn't simply play The Dude; Jeff Bridges is The Dude.

TONIGHT: Jeff Bridges Drops Some Zen on You

Celebrate the release of a new book co-written by onscreen Dude Jeff Bridges and real-life Zen dude Bernie Glassman. Below, a few thoughts on the book.