From the comfort of your home, check out an array of online programming, including author talks, classes, film discussions, and more. Also stream past online programs on the Skirball’s YouTube channel.
  • Three people sitting socially distanced in an outdoor amphitheater talking

    Great Decisions

    A Current Events Discussion Group | Online Class

    Thursdays, January 20; February 3 and 17; March 3, 17, and 31; April 14 and 28; 1:00–2:30 pm (PT)

    $200 General; $160 Members

    Now online—Be an informed citizen! Ahead of the midterm primaries, learn more about issues impacting our world using resources from the nonpartisan Foreign Policy Association.

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  • Creative Writing Course

    Creative Writing

    Online Class

    Tuesdays, January 25–March 15, 12:00–2:00 pm (PT)

    $240 General; $200 Member

    Now online—Fine-tune your writing skills in this close-knit workshop. Whether you’re developing a work-in-progress or using in-class prompts to create something brand new, get ready to take your work to the next level. With support from both the instructor and the class community, focus on key elements of the craft, including plot structure, scene building, and character development. Ideal for writers of fiction, personal essay, and memoir.

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  • Photo of Rodgers and Hammerstein

    Broadway's Dynamic Duos

    Online Class

    Tuesdays, January 25–March 1, 1:00–3:00 pm (PT)

    $120 General; $100 Members

    There are few creative partnerships with a body of work as enduring and beloved as Rodgers and Hammerstein's. The duo left an undeniable mark on both the art of musical theater and American culture at-large with Broadway hits like Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The Sound of Music.

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  • 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)

    FREE

    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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  • Still from the movie The Royal Tenenbaums

    Movie Discussion Group: Wes Anderson

    Online Class

    Wednesdays, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, 7:30–9:00 pm (PT)

    $80 General; $70 Members

    Wes Anderson uses narrative, visual, production, and design elements that are meticulous and unique. His storytelling style is consistent in each and every one of his films. Through viewing clips, storyboards, and related works, we'll explore four of Anderson's movies and discuss the elements that make them enduring and enjoyable works of art.

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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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  • 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)

    FREE

    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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  • Nichelle Nichols as Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series looking at the camera

    Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology

    Online Class

    A series of three self-guided online classes | Available through February 20, 2022

    $120 General; $80 Members

    Examine how Star Trek’s live-action television series and motion pictures have prompted audiences to question our history, humanity, and place in the universe.

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