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?
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.
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.
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.
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
Writing Truthfully for Kids about Today’s Issues
Children’s and YA literature have increasingly become war zones of conflicting values, with educators, parents, and politicians battling over what kinds of books should be... Read More
Standing in the Shadows of History
Truth may be stranger than fiction, but in fascinating novels from Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Anne Berest, and Anne Weber, the two realms powerfully meld and... Read More
Intelligence and Artifice: How will A.I. Change Literature?
In late November of 2022, the company OpenAI released its revolutionary ChatGPT technology, a free artificial-intelligence chatbot, to the world. Since then, op-ed sections, social... Read More
Friends for Life: The Complicated, Unbreakable Bonds
What role do friendships play in our lives—setting us on new paths, grounding us, dissolving and reappearing at critical moments—and how do they shape the... Read More
Objectivity in the Era of Polarity
The standards of journalistic objectivity remain hotly contested by readers, prominent media figures, and writers attached to newspapers of record. As we near another election... Read More