Enjoy thought-provoking readings, conversations, panel discussions, and spoken word programs. Also check out virtual talks now streaming on the Skirball’s YouTube channel.
  • Mildred Harnack and the book  All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

    Rebecca Donner—All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

    The Story of German Resistance Leader Mildred Harnack | Online Talk

    Sunday, January 30, 2:00 pm (PT)


    Now onlineAll the Frequent Troubles of Our Days tells the little-known story of Mildred Harnack, the American leader at the heart of the German resistance to Hitler. Hear from the book’s author, Harnack’s great-great niece Rebecca Donner, as she speaks with celebrated literary curator Louise Steinman.

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  • Photo of Justice Sonia Sotomayor smiling at the camera next to the cover of her book Just Help

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor—Just Help! How to Build a Better World

    Online Talk

    Thursday, February 3, 6:00 pm (PT)

    Online talk: FREE; Signed book: $28

    Writers Bloc Presents® and the Skirball Cultural Center present US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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  • From left to right, author photo of Phillip Brown, cover art for the story, and photo of Rain Wilson

    Olivia Jones Comes Alive

    A Book Release Celebration

    Sunday, February 6, 2:00 pm (doors at 1:30 pm)

    $15 General; $10 Members and Full-Time Students

    Enjoy a theatrical adaptation of Olivia Jones! Author and advocate Phillip Brown’s new literary work tells the story of a girl’s quest to find her father after he disappears during the Vietnam War. Told through a series of flashbacks and backstory narrated by the determined Olivia, the story takes us on a harrowing journey as she prompts the uncovering of family secrets no one was ever supposed to find out.

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  • Cover of the book, The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk next to an illustration of a group of people gathered around the body of Jacob Frank

    Olga Tokarczuk—The Books of Jacob

    The Story of Eighteenth-Century Cult Leader Jacob Frank | Online Talk

    Sunday, February 13, 12:00 pm (PT)


    Nobel Prize–winning author and activist Olga Tokarczuk joins us online from Poland to discuss her magnum opus, The Books of Jacob, with the novel’s Polish-to-English translator, author Jennifer Croft, and LA’s favorite literary curator, Louise Steinman.

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