MON/4/19 :: 5:00p
Richard Thompson, Author of, "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975" in Conversation with RJ Smith


*Richard has graciously agreed to play two songs!*
Richard Thompson, international and longtime beloved music legend, recreates the spirit of the 1960s, where he found, and then lost, and then found his way again. Known for his brilliant songwriting, his extraordinary guitar playing, and his haunting voice, Thompson is considered one of the top twenty guitarists of all time, in the songwriting pantheon alongside Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Randy Newman. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, the British folk musician takes us back to the late 1960s, a period of great change and creativity—both for him and for the world at large.

This is a paid ticket event. The link for viewing will be sent on the day of the event.

RJ Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles Magazine, a contributor to Blender, a columnist for the Village Voice, a staff writer for Spin, and has written for GQ, New York Times Magazine, Elle, and Men’s Vogue. His book The One: The Life and Music of James Brown was among the New York Times‘ “100 Notable Books of 2012.” Smith lives with his wife and daughter in Cincinnati, Ohio.



Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson's widely beloved early work within the band Fairport Convention revived British folk traditions, and his duet albums and performances with Linda Thompson are legendary. His songs have been covered by Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and REM, among others. He continues to write and perform, and to tour widely. He lives in New Jersey.



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Saturday, April 17

Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, "Wow in the World," with Zooey Deschanel

Hosted by Yvonne Villarreal
Podcast hosts Raz and Thomas take readers on a fact-filled journey through the human body with Award-Winning Actress Zooey Deschanel. Featuring hilarious illustrations, jokes, photos, quizzes, and experiments to better understand your own body!
Sunday, April 18

Meena Harris, "Ambitious Girl"

Conversation with Mary McNamara
Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from bestselling author Meena Harris. This is a timely and inspiring must-read for every little girl!
Sunday, April 18

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Co-author of "Food Between Friends: A Cookbook"

Conversation with Matt Brennan
Best friends Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of Modern Family, and recipe developer Julie Tanous pay homage to their hometowns as they whip up modern California food with Southern and Southwestern spins in their debut cookbook. Join Jesse and L.A. Times TV editor  Matt Brennan for a conversation about food, cooking and entertainment.
Tuesday, April 20

Don Lemon, "This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism"

Conversation with Greg Braxton
The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon  -- America’s only Black prime-time anchor -- brings an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them. In conversation with L.A. Times staff writer Greg Braxton.
Friday, April 23

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, author of "Broken Horses: A Memoir"

Conversation with Mikael Wood
In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes readers through the events of her life that shaped her very raw art—from her start at a local singing competition where she performed Elton John’s “Honky Cat” in a bedazzled white polyester suit, to her first break opening for Dave Matthews Band, to many sleepless tours over fifteen years and six studio albums, all while raising two children with her wife, Catherine Shepherd.
Broken Horses is an evocative and piercingly honest memoir.