Friday, April 29, 2011

Super Sad I Won't Be Able To Go To This...


I love our public library here in Los Angeles. The downtown branch is huge, historic, and really lovely. It's only a ten-minute drive from my house (sans traffic, of course), and the parking is easy. Plus they have ALOUD, a great lecture series that gets really good writers and other cultural figures to speak, and they're often interviewed by other really good writers and cultural figures. Plus the lectures are usually free.

On May 12, Gary Shteyngart is speaking, but the event was already full by the time I got the email. Somehow that always seems to happen to me--I'm not sure how these things fill up before I even hear about them. Clearly I'm getting some sort of second-class email notification.

It's too bad, because I just finished Shteyngart's book Super Sad True Love Story, and I'd love to hear him speak about it. If anyone goes, you'll have to let me know how it is.

5 comments:

Katie Mar said...

ahhhh that's a library?? it's beautiful.

Gentle Reader said...

Katie Mar--Lol, yes, it's the central branch of the LA library in downtown LA, originally built in 1926 and extensively renovated in 1993, and it is beautiful!

Free Shipping on Books said...

Yeah, that library is amazing. I would love to study there

Dorothy W. said...

The library looks wonderful! I love going to author events. Sorry to have to miss this one! That's frustrating. But next time!

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