Friday, October 16th, 2015
Main Reading Room, 7:00pm
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
It’s time for our annual Litquake show. Our phenomenally talented lineup will share their tales of enchantment, bewitchery and fascination.
Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine, and watch as the Library is transformed into a venue for real people telling real-life stories. Throw your name in that hat to tell your one minute story.
Ages 14 and up welcome.
Matteson Perry is a screenwriter, performer, two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam storytelling championship and the host of the monthly Moth StorySlam in Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and College Humor. His work has been featured on NPR and several podcasts, including Unfictional, Risk!, and Storyworthy. Matteson’s first book, Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch, will be published by Scribner on May 24th, 2016.
Paul Shirley is an author, editor, columnist, and teacher. Originally from Kansas, Paul now lives in Los Angeles, where he runs the writers’ workshops Writers Blok and Roundtable. Paul’s work has appeared in Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, and at Playboy.com. His first book, Can I Keep My Jersey?, was published by Random House in 2007. He is at work on his second and third books.
Jeff Greenwald is the author of six best-selling travel books, including The Size of the World and Shopping for Buddhas. He’s also the co-director of EthicalTraveler.org, an international alliance focused on human rights and the environment.
Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. Fusing his distinct storytelling style with subversive humor and a fiery love for justice, Healey has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and is a regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment.