In celebration of Women's History Month, actor, writer, and artistic director Lizzy Ross hosts a night of engaging storytelling by a lineup of powerhouse women, including Oscar-nominated actress, author, and podcaster Quinn Cummings; retired US Army Lt. Col and writer Terre Fallon-Lindeth; bestselling author and graphic novelist Cecil Castellucci; writer-performer and Wild Wild Christian author Simone McAlonen; NAACP Theatre Award–nominated actress Angela Bullock; and additional artists TBA.
$38 + fee (includes ticket plus one book); $20 + fee (includes ticket only)
Writers Bloc Presents at the Skirball!Apeirogon, the latest novel by National Book Award winner Colum McCann, takes inspiration from the unlikely friendship between two fathers who have lost their daughters to violence: seventh-generation Israeli Rami Elhanan and former Palestinian resistance fighter Bassam Aramin. Bound by grief, the men develop a profound connection built on their shared history and desire for peace. Listen as McCann discusses this epic work with Elhanan and Aramin, as well as author and former Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin.
Experience the work of two esteemed poets who view writing as a means of rescuing the human spirit from the ruins of war and authoritarianism. Ukrainian-born writer Ilya Kaminsky reads from his urgent parable Deaf Republic, which questions a society’s collective silence in the face of atrocities. Dunya Mikhail shares some of the spellbinding works she has penned since fleeing Iraq, which envision a future beyond violence. Afterward, listen as these distinguished poets converse with author and literary curator Louise Steinman.