Los Angeles Events

Join us for the 2023 World Voices Festival in LA, featuring conversations celebrating the power of literature to transform the world.

Day 1
10 May 2023

Woman, Life, Freedom: The Role of Art in the Struggle for Human Rights

How are artists, writers, and activists mobilizing and participating in the struggle for human rights and gender justice around the world?
Amir Soltani
Nazanin Noroozi
Tala Madani
​​Nesar Mohammadi
Crystal Bayat
Day 2
11 May 2023

Earthly Delights: History, Race and Environmental Consciousness

Camille Dungy will read from SOIL and discuss the interconnections between literature, environmental action, history, and culture with Leah Thomas
Leah Thomas
Camille T. Dungy
Day 3
12 May 2023

Stories that Stay: Grief, Legacy, and Sexual Politics in Fiction

Charmaine Craig speaks with John Irving about his interest in gendered power structures, and how his understanding of a writer’s artistic freedom has changed over the course of his decades-long career.
Charmaine Craig
Charmaine Craig
John Irving
Day 4
13 May 2023

Writer/Scholar/Target: Online Harassment and the Threat to Free Expression

Join us for a conversation on the polarized climate in the United States, amidst the movement for human rights in Iran, and around the world.
Franklin Leonard
Reza Aslan
Jean Guerrero headshot
Jean Guerrero

Under a Wild Sky: Conversations with Birds and the Songs of Poets

A celebration of avian life in a stunning setting in the gardens at The Huntington.
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Priyanka Kumar
Eloise Klein Healy