Innocents and Others

Dana Spiotta has been a Literary Affairs darling since our book clubs were introduced to her novel Eat the Document. Her latest publication Innocents and Others, like all of her previous work, has the same intelligent psychological acuity. In our April Book of the Month she uses it to examine…

Tasting Tuscany

Literary Affairs partners once again with ArtBites for a little taste of Tuscany. Maite Gomez-Rejon will curate a tour at LACMA exploring the culinary history of Italy through the centuries with a special focus on Tuscany. Then we will reconvene at Surfas in Culver City where Stefania Barzini of the…

The Medici Foundation

The Literary Affairs Medici Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed by Julie Robinson and the Medici Founding Patrons. Our mission is to create and support literary programs that foster empathy and explore the human experience. We believe that by making books available, increasing reading proficiency and developing critical thinking and leadership skills, at risk youth and underserved communities can…

California Housewife Noir

When we think of the classic writing of California, it’s men who come to mind: Steinbeck’s agricultural epics, the hardboiled detectives of Dashiell Hammett, Nathanial West’s male Miss Lonelyhearts. So what about the women? How do they fit into this dream of the New West; these noir California underworlds? In Run…

A Conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe

Wednesday, March 9 The Peninsula Hotel 6:30pm: Wine & Small Plates 7:30pm: Conversation Tickets: $55 Space will be Limited Rabbi David Wolpe is the internationally renowned and respected leader of Sinai Temple. Newsweek called him “the most influential Rabbi in America,” and he has appeared on list after list as one…