Past Events

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2017

June 23rd – London – “Cool Things: The Stories of Brian Doyle

June 23rd – London – “Simply Cooked: Delectable Stories with Bite

May 13th – LA – “The John Edgar Wideman Experience

February 4 – LA – “A Tribute to Langston Hughes: Stories, Poems, Jazz, & the Blues”

2016

December 16 – LA – “Alice In Wonderland”

November 29 – London – “Intelligence Squared: Ian Fleming vs. John Le Carre”

November 13 – London – “And All That Jazz Redux…”

October 18 – LA – “An Evening with Tim O’Brien and his stories”

October 17 – Chapman University – “The Stories of Tim O’Brien”

October 5 – London – “H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine”

September 25 – Brooklyn – “Cool Things: The Stories of Brian Doyle”

September 21 – LA – “WordTheatre In The Schools Benefit with the stories of Brian Doyle”

September 19 – Chapman University “The Stories of Brian Doyle at Chapman” “The Stories of Brian Doyle”

August 22 – LA – “A Tribute to Langston Hughes: Stories, Poems, Jazz, & the Blues”

May 1 – LA – “Cool Things: The Stories of Brian Doyle”

  April 20 & 21 – London – “The 2016 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award”

April 2 – LA“An Evening with David Means and his stories”

March 16 – LA“Purim Celebration”

February 19 – LAA Benefit Performance for One Billion Rising”

February 6 – LA“And All That Jazz…”

2015

November 18 – London – “And All That Jazz…”

November 9 – LA“Benefit for WordTheatre In The Schools”

 October 26 – Chapman University – “Ecstatic Cahoots with Stuart Dybek”

October 25 – LA“Ecstatic Cahoots with Stuart Dybek”

September 29 – London – “Cool Things: The Stories of Brian Doyle”

September 28 – London – “A Tribute to Stefan Zweig”

 September 27 – Small Wonder Festival UK – “A Tribute to Stefan Zweig”

  September 21 – Chapman University – “Ann Beattie: The Love Stories of Real People”

September 20 – LA“Ann Beattie and the Love Stories of Real People”

July 18 – East Hampton – “A Benefit for the 40th Anniversary of the Pushcart Prize”

July 7 – London – “Infidelity: a Night of Richard Bausch”

July 6 – London – “Cooked Up”

June 29 – UK – “Revelry & Revenge”

May 3 – LA“Pam Houston & Margaret McMullan: Brunch & Stories”

April 27 – London – “Revenge”

April 22 & 23 – London – “The 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award”

April 17 – LA – “Granta’s Dead Interviews”

March 8 – LA“Brunch with Twin Novelists Richard & Robert Bausch and Their Stories”

February 28 – LA“A Benefit Performance for One Billion Rising”

2014

Nov. 20 – LAWordTheatre Release Party on Audible.com 

Nov. 18 – London – Noir: Stories of Deception & Betrayal 

Nov. 11 – Manhattan – Husbands, Wives & Others with James Lasdun & A.M. Homes

Oct. 27 – Chapman University – Marisa Silver and Sarah Shun-lien Bynum 

Oct. 26 – LA – The Women: Love, Lust & Everything In-Between American Style

Sep. 30 – London – Heart Strings: Bittersweet Love Stories

Sep. 29 – London – A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

Sep. 28 – London – A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez at Small Wonder Festival

Sep. 27 – LA – Noir with Janet Fitch and Sarah Clarke

Sep. 22 – Chapman University – WordTheatre with Allan Gurganus 

Sep. 21 – LA – Brunch with Allan Gurganus and The Angels

Aug. 17 – LA – WordTheatre with Peter Orner in West Hollywood

Aug. 10 – Wilderness Festival – In the Cosmos: Where We Come From, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going…

Aug. 9 – Wilderness Festival – Burning Hearts: An Epistolary Tale From 11th Century Love Missives to 21st Century Breakup Texts

July 24 – Wormsley Cricket Ground – EFG Words and Wickets

July 14 – London – The Women: Love, Lust & Everything In-Between

July 5 – Chatsworth – WordTheatre at Chatsworth: Summer Stories to Make Your Heart Beat Faster

June 30 – Manhattan – WordTheatre with Andre Dubus III & Elizabeth Strout

June 23 – LA – WordTheatre with Denis Johnson 

June 22 – LA – WordTheatre with Marisa Silver and Maile Meloy

May 18 – LA – WordTheatre with TC Boyle

April 27 – Orange – Champagne and Brilliant Stories in Orange County Benefiting WordTheatre in the Schools Program

April 2 – London – The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

March 31 – London – The Shortlist You’ve Never Heard: Selections from the 2010 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

March 27 – Manhattan – WordTheatre with David Means & Donald Antrim

Feb. 23 – LA – The Road Ahead: A Cheer for Education benefiting Campbell Hall’s Endowment Fund

Jan. 27 – London – Granta’s Dead Interviews

Jan. 23 – Manhattan – WordTheatre: Dogs (Stories by Joyce Carol Oates and Amy Hempel)

2013

Nov. 3 – Orange – WordTheatre with Percival Everett & Danzy Senna

Oct. 13 – Orange – WordTheatre with David Means 

Oct. 1 – Southbank Centre – WordTheatre presents The Forward Prizes for Poetry

Sep. 30 – London – WordTheatre at The Arts Club 

Sep. 15 – Orange – WordTheatre with Jill McCorkle 

Sep. 7 – Wormsley Cricket Ground – The Words and Wickets Festival

Aug. 15 – East Hampton – Joyce Carol Oates hosts Telling Tales: Stories of People Being Mostly Bad to Each Other (and a Little Good)

July 18 – Latitude – WordTheatre at The Latitude Festival

July 16 – London – WordTheatre at The Arts Club

July 11 – Chatsworth – WordTheatre at Chatsworth

May 16 – LA – WordTheatre’s Spring Renewal Party & Fundraiser

May 5 – LA – WordTheatre with Joyce Carol Oates

April 7 – LA – WordTheatre with Tobias Wolff

March 20 – London – The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

March 10 – LA – WordTheatre with Richard Bausch & Stephen Tobolowsky

2012

Oct. 6 – LA – StorytalesThe works of John Edgar Wideman

Sep. 22 – Brooklyn – Denis Johnson’s STARLIGHT ON IDAHO

Sep. 20 – Manhattan – A Tribute to Siv Cedering 

Aug. 26 – LA – WordTheatre West Hollywood

July 12 – Suffolk – The Latitude Festival 

July 11 – Chatsworth – Chatsworth House 

July 4 – London – A Benefit the Anaphylaxis Campaign

June 3 – Manhattan – Voices Anthony Doerr & Pamela Painter 

May 31 – LA – Beer & Burning Love 

May 6 – Manhattan – Voices Richard Bausch and Melissa Pritchard 

April 29 – LAStories by Hal Ackerman, Evgenia Citkowitz & Ben Okri

April 1 – Manhattan – The Voices Dylan Landis, David Prete and Jess Row 

March 27 – London – Waterstones presents The Shortlist: The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2012

March 24 – Atherton – Facing Autism presents Acts of Love: Parenthood benefiting Autism Speaks 

March 4 – Manhattan – The Voices of Manuel Muñoz and Alethea Black 

Feb. 5 – Manhattan – The Voices Dan Chaon, Bernice L. McFadden and Deb Olin Unferth 

2011

Nov. 3 – LA – Ten Years: A Celebration & Benefit for WordTheatre in the Schools

July 23 – East Hampton – Speaking in Tongues: A Benefit for the Pushcart Prize

July 14 – Latitude – The Latitude Festival

July 3 – Chatsworth – WordTheatre at Chatsworth

June 19 – LAJane Smiley, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum and Simon Van Booy

June 5 – Manhattan – Lulu Part IV

May 22 – LALulu presents Charles Baxter

May 1 – Manhattan – Lulu  Part III

April 14 – LALulu presents The Women

April 5 – Oxford – The Sunday Times Short Story Prize

April 3 – Manhattan – Lulu Part II

March 19 – LALove Breaks

March 6 – Manhattan – Lulu Part I

Feb. 14 – LA – Hearts Aflame

Jan. 14 – LA – Fathers & Sons

2010

Nov. 14 – Laguna – Home benefiting Friendship Shelter

Nov. 4 – LA – Acts of Love: Parenthood

Oct. 24 – LA – Noir

Sep. 25 – Torrance – The Road Ahead

Aug 27 – LA – The Women

July 15 – Latitude – Latitude Festival

July 14 – London – The Sunday Times Magazine Short Story presents Passages benefiting Macmillan Cancer Support

June 28 – Manhattan – Shattered

June 6 – LA – Screwed

May 17 – Manhattan – The Stories of Mary Gaitskill, Marisa Silver, and Amy Bloom

May 10 – Wynnewood –Mysteries of the Mind at the Minding Your Mind Forum

May 2 – LAThe Stories of Aimee Bender, Brad Watson and Ron Carlson presented by PEN USA

April 24 – LA – LA Times Festival of Books

April 18 – Manhattan – The Stories of Ian Frazier, Mary Gordon and Don Lee at Soho House New York

April 11 – LA – Briefs by John Edgar Wideman

March 21 – LAThe Works of John Edgar Wideman

March 14 – Manhattan – WordTheatre with John Edgar Wideman 

Feb. 21 – LAThe Works of TC Boyle

Feb. 14 – LA – Hot Flicks: Love Scenes from the Silver Screen

Jan. 17 – LAThe Stories of Marisa Silver, Maile Melloy and Luis Rodriguez

Jan. 10 – Sarasota – Mysteries of the Mind at the Sunshine from Darkness Gala

2009

Dec. 6 – Los Angeles – Aaaah, Xmas…

Nov. 29 – London – UPHEAVAL

Oct. 25 – Los Angeles – Tongues on Fire: An Afternoon with California’s Finest Inferno of Poets

Oct. 6 – Los Angeles – Dan Chaon 

Oct. 3 – Los Angeles – Acts of Love: Pioneers

Aug. 16 – Los Angeles – Thrill or Peril: Tales of Adventure

July 19 – Silverlake – UPHEAVAL

June 27 – East Hampton – Pushcart Prize Benefit

June 7 – Manhattan – 9 Read 9

May 10 – Los Angeles – Mother’s Day: Family Album

May 3 – Manhattan – 9 Read 9

April 26 – Los Angeles – Motherhood: An Evening of Stories benefiting Maternal Fetal Care International

March 15 – Los Angeles – The Women

March 1 – Manhattan – 9 Read 9

January 11 – Los Angeles – Novel and Memoir Beginnings

2008

Dec. 11 – Los Angeles – A Smörgåsbord of Holiday Stories

Nov. 10 – Los Angeles –Acts of Love: Miracle Workers

Sep. 28 – Los Angeles – A Different Kind of Love Story

Aug 23 – Los Angeles – PEN Emerging Voices

July 17 – Latitude – The Latitude Festival

June 28 – Twin Oaks Farm – Celebration of the Arts for NARSAD with a theatrical presentation of “Mysteries of the Mind”

May 28 – Los Angeles – Novel and Memoir Beginnings

April 26 – Los Angeles – Readings from Tobias Wolff’s New Book: Our Story Begins

March 30 – Los Angeles – National Small Press Month March 2008: Tales of Sex and Death

Feb. 14 – Los Angeles – Hot Flicks: Love Scenes from the Silver Screen

Jan. 11 – Los Angeles – The Women

2007

Dec. 9 – Los Angeles – I’m Dreaming of a Writer’s Christmas… Hanukkah.. etc…

Dec. 3 – Los Angeles – Mysteries of the Mind

Oct. 22 – London – Kissing With Tongues: Tales of Love and Death

Oct. 15 – Los Angeles – Acts of Love: Children

Sep. 30 – Los Angeles – Novel Beginnings III

Aug. 12 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Amy Bloom and her Stories

July 14 – London – The Latitude Festival

June 17 – Los Angeles – First Annual Father’s Day Dinner and Stories about – you guessed it! – DAD!

May 20 – Los Angeles – Readings from Banned Books

May 13 – Los Angeles – Fourth Annual Mother’s Day Brunch and Not All Warm and Fuzzy Stories

April 29 – Los Angeles – Brunch Benefit for The Pushcart Prize .

April 1 – Los Angeles – Taylor Negron Remade as Fiction

March 12 – London – Love, Hate, & Race in the UK

Feb. 14 – Los Angeles – Love & Eros: An Evening of Fairy Tales, Saucy Stories and Poetry

Jan. 21 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Rick Moody and his Stories

2006

Nov. 18 – Los Angeles – Dreams

Nov. 12 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Tobias Wolff and his Stories

Sep. 18 – Los Angeles – Acts of Love: Dreams to benefit Cure Autism Now

Aug. 19 – Los Angeles – Erotica with stories by Marvin Cohen, Rose Solomon, Anna Nicholas, Elvira Pearson & Marilyn Chin 

July 30 – East Hampton – The Rambler: The Principal Part of Dr. Johnson

July 29 – East Hampton – A Celebration of 30 Years of Pushcart Prize-Winning Stories

July 28 – East Hampton – Gonzo: The Life and Times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson As Only He Could Tell It

June 17 – Los Angeles – Novel Beginnings II

June 11 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Mona Simpson

May 14 – Los Angeles – Celebration of Mother’s Day

May 7 – Los Angeles – Novel Beginnings I

April 23 – Manhattan – Rick Moody at The Cutting Room

March 26 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Aimee Bender and Her Stories

March 11 – Los Angeles – Taylor Negron Remade as Fiction

Feb. 12 – Los Angeles – Hearts Aflame II

Jan. 29 – Los Angeles – Dinner with Melissa Pritchard and Her Stories

2005

Dec. 4 – Manhattan – Brunch with James Salter and his Stories at The Cutting Room with…

Nov. 13 – Los Angeles – Dinner with T. Coraghessan Boyle at the M Bar in Hollywood with…

June 25 – East Hampton – Bill Henderson at the Guild Hall in East Hampton with…

May 21 – Los Angeles – Swink Magazine at the M Bar in Hollywood with stories by Dylan Landis, Etgar Keret, Leelila Strogov, Ben Ehrenreich & Manuel Munoz with…

May 18 – Los Angeles – Mother’s Day at the M Bar in Hollywood with stories by Richard McCann, Ellen Slezak, Ron Carlson, Janet Grillo & Kevin Brockmeier with…

April 21 – Los Angeles – Steve Almond and his Stories at the M Bar in Hollywood with…

April 3 – Los Angeles – Fusion at the M Bar in Hollywood with stories by Nelson Eubanks, Rachel Seiffert, Pamela Painter & Umberto Eco with…

Feb. 14 – Los Angeles – Hearts Aflame at the M Bar in Hollywood with…

Jan. 16 – Los Angeles – Fusion at the M Bar in Hollywood with stories by Ron Carlson, Dylan Landis, Jim Ruland & Taylor Negron with…

2004

Dec. 4 – Los Angeles – Life After Birth at the M Bar in Hollywood with…

Nov. 14 – Los Angeles – Brunch with T.C. Boyle @ Lunaria in Santa Monica with…

Oct. 10 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Ha Jin @ Lunaria in Santa Monica with…

Oct. 1 – Los Angeles – Cure Autism Now Benefit @ The Coronet Theatre with…

Sep. 18 – Los Angeles – Life After Birth at the M Bar in Hollywood with…

June 30 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: Way Out West at The MET Theatre with…

June 29 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Modern Classics at The MET Theatre with…

June 26 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Originator at The MET Theatre with…

June 23 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Round-Up (2) at The Autry with…

June 22 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Round-Up at the Autry with…

June 15 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Master at The MET Theatre with…

June 14 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Womenfolk at The MET Theatre with…

June 9 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Professionals at The MET Theatre with…

June 8 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Popularizer and the Preacher at The MET Theatre with…

June 2 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Storyteller at The MET Theatre with…

June 1 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Lost Classic at The MET Theatre with…

May 25 – Los Angeles – The Great Writer’s Series Rides Again: The Precursors at The MET Theatre with…

May 9 – Los Angeles – A Mother’s Work at Lunaria Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Santa Monica with stories by Tobias Wolff, William Trevor, Mona Simpson & Taylor Negron with…

April 15 – Los Angeles – Life After Birth at the M Bar in Hollywood with…

March 30 – London – Peace, Love and Intercourse! at The Rex with works by Nick Hornby, Donald Hall, Aimee Bender, Ron Carlson & Rachel Seiffert with…

Feb. 14 – Los Angeles – Hearts Aflame: An Evening of Love and Hate Letters at the M Bar in Hollywood with…

Jan. 11 – Los Angeles – Love Hurts Brunch with the Writers at the Canal Club in Venice with…

2003

Dec. 11 – London – A Christmas Show for Cure Autism Now at The Rex with…

Nov. 9 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Russell Banks at the Canal Club in Venice with…

Oct. 12 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Ron Carlson at the Canal Club in Venice with…

Sep. 28 – Los Angeles – Life After Birth at Cafe des Artistes with…

Sep. 14 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Charles Baxter at the Canal Club in Venice with…

June 1 – Los Angeles – Brunch with Writers Aimee Bender, Aram Saroyan & Thomas Steinbeck at the Canal Club in Venice with…

May 4 – Los Angeles – Brunch and Book Signings with Writers ZZ Packer & Mary Yukari Waters at the Canal Club in Venice with…

April 13 – Los Angeles – Brunch and Book Signings with Writers Joseph Olshan & Luis Rodriguez at the Canal Club in Venice with…

Mar. 9 – Los Angeles – Pushcart Prize Winning Stories stories by Paula Fox, Peter Moore Smith & Russell Banks with…

Feb. 9 – Los Angeles – Brunch With Donald Hall at the Canal Club in Venice with…

2002

Dec. 8 – LA – Literary Stages stories by Siv Cedering, Tobias Wolff, Edna O’Brien & Ron Carlson with…

Nov. 17 – LA – Literary Stages stories by Christine R. Lincoln, Richard Bausch & Joyce Carol Oates with…

Oct. 14 – LA – Literary Stages  stories by Amy Ephron, Donal Logue, Michelle Latiolais & Donald Hall with…

Sep. 8 – LA – Literary Stages  stories by Tod Goldberg, Oscar Wilde & Samuel Beckett with…

June 9 – LA – Literary Stages  stories by Amy Dawes, David Henry Sterry, Elizabeth Perkins & Donald Hall with…

May 13 – LA – Literary Stages  stories by Wayne Reynolds, Dorothy Stallworth, Kien Nguyen & Stephanie Rosenfeld with…

April 14 – Los Angeles – Literary Stages stories by Thomas McGuane, Grace Paley, David Masiel & Gavin Scott with…

March 10 – LA – Literary Stages  stories by Tracee Ellis Ross, Steven Elliot, Julia Sweeney, Hal Ackerman & Donald Barthelme with…

February 17 – LA – Literary Stages  stories by Brian C0x, Dan Chaon, Andre Dubus & Curt Flood with…

Jan. 27 – LA – Literary Stages  stories by: Ronald Alexander, Michael Schiffer, Susan O’Neill & Adam Gopnik with…