Join Barack Obama & the LA Times for a Free Virtual Book Event This Wednesday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books continues this week with a free online conversation with former President Barack Obama and acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

You can enjoy this lively literary chat between Obama and DuVernay on YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook Live this Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

Obama will discuss his latest book, “A Promised Land.” His first presidential memoir, “A Promised Land” focuses on Obama’s political awakening while attending Occidental College, continuing as he worked as a community organizer and senator in Chicago, followed by his grassroots campaign to become the first black U.S. President.

DuVernay is the award-winning director of “Selma,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” and the Netflix series “When They See Us.”

This conversation is part of The Los Angeles Times Book Club, whose mission is to expand on the success of the annual Los Angeles Times Book Festival by bringing Angelenos year-round literary events. You can sign up for the event here. To sign up for the LA Times Book Club newsletter, click here  for information on future events.

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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