Talking Books

A program that invites writers to share their insights on creative processes.

Talking Books, a program curated by the Library since 2017, promotes book culture by offering authors and artists an opportunity to share their work with an intellectually hungry audience. The program is designed to advance intellectual discourse at Occidental College by diving head first into the relationship between the creative process and the realities of producing art within the framework of information literacy.

Upcoming Events

TB: Katie Orphan flyerPlease join us on Tuesday, September 29th at 4:00pm, for a talk by Los Angeles-based writer Katie Orphan

Register for the event here

Read Me, Los Angeles is a colorful, lively, and informed celebration of all things bookish in L.A. past and present, including interviews with current L.A. writers; day trips in search of favorite fictional characters, from Marlowe to Weetzie Bat; author quotes galore; curated lists of the must-read L.A. books, from fiction to history to poetry; a look at where writers have lived and worked in the City of Angels; and insight into the city’s literary festivals, bookstores, publishers, literacy nonprofits, libraries, and more.