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Sea of Tranquility: Emily St. John Mandel in Conversation
May 19, 2022

Join the author of Station Eleven for the SoCal launch of her new novel! The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, […]

Yotam Ottolenghi in Conversation
May 7, 2022

Join the chef for a long-awaited in-person conversation in Claremont! Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the world’s most innovative chefs. The Jerusalem-born, London-based Ottolenghi became a sensation with a Guardian column focused on vegetarian cuisine. His vibrant cookbooks, Plenty, Flavor, and Sweet, are must-have companions for foodies and aspirants alike. Join him for a long-awaited […]

The Future of Food
April 19, 2022

Join the scientists who are developing the salmon that may be in your next sushi roll. What do you get when you cross science, sustainability, innovation, and a devotion to sushi? If you watched David Chang’s Hulu show The Next Thing You’ll Eat, you may already know the answer. Wildtype. The San Francisco-based company is […]

PEN Out Loud: Julissa Arce and Aida Rodriguez in Conversation
March 22, 2022

Join the writer for the launch of her new book You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation Bestselling author and co-founder of the Ascend Educational Fund Julissa Arce joins launches her new book You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation. Reflecting on the words in the book’s […]

PEN Out Loud: Solmaz Sharif in Conversation
March 3, 2022

Join the poet for a reading and conversation from her new work “Customs.” National Book Award-finalist Solmaz Sharif discusses her second poetry collection, Customs. Examining the “culture of performed social skills and poetry itself—its foreclosures, affects, successes—the collection of poems “trace a pointed indoctrination to the customs of the nation-state and the English language, and […]

Power Hungry
March 1, 2022

The Black Panthers and Their Fight to Feed a Movement In early 1969, Cleo Silvers and a few Black Panther Party members met at a community center laden with boxes of donated food to cook for the neighborhood children. By the end of the year, the Black Panthers would be feeding more children daily in […]

PEN Out Loud: Julie Otsuka in Conversation with Nicole Chung
February 22, 2022

PEN/Faulkner award winning novelist Julie Otsuka launches her first novel in over a decade, The Swimmers. Turning her attention to a group of recreational swimmers who are disrupted from their routine when a crack appears at the bottom of their pool, the novel explores dislocation, mother and daughter relationships, and the individual and communal consequences […]

Always Home: Fanny Singer and Ruth Reichl in Conversation
February 17, 2022

Writer and curator Fanny Singer reflects on growing up with her mother, the legendary chef and restauranteur Alice Waters In this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother—and herself—Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist Alice Waters, chronicles a unique world of food, wine, and travel; a world filled with colorful characters, mouth-watering traditions, and […]

MLK Commemorative Lecture: Bryant Terry in Conversation
February 10, 2022

Join the chef, cookbook author, and publisher for a conversation about the intersection of food and activism For James Beard Award-winning chef, educator, and author Bryant Terry, food is art. His palette not only includes genre-redefining vegan Black soul food recipes (see Vegan Soul Kitchen and Vegetable Kingdom, to name a few), but also public […]

PEN Out Loud: Robert Jones Jr. in Conversation with Mateo Askaripour
February 8, 2022

National Book Award-finalist Robert Jones, Jr. celebrates the paperback release of his New York Times-bestselling novel, The Prophets. A stirring and lyrical debut, it tells the love story between two enslaved men, and the endurance of their relationship amid increasing tensions and violence on the plantation where they live. Jones Jr. will be joined in […]

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