Young Literati Toast

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Nick Kroll, Jason Reitman, Lizzy Caplan, Gillian Jacobs Set to Give Readings at Young Literati Toast to the L.A. Library


Comedian Nick Kroll of “The Kroll Show;” Jason Reitman of “Up in the Air;” Lizzy Caplan of “Masters of Sex” and Gillian Jacobs of “Community” are slated to join hosts Joseph Gordon-Levitt of “Inception;” recording star Moby, Busy Phiipps of “Cougar Town;” artist Shepard Fairey and Young Literati chair Amanda Fairey for the Young Literati’s Annual Toast.

The always-dynamic star-studded event benefits the Los Angeles Public Library’s Summer Reading Clubs for children and teens.

Taking place Mar. 22 at Sony Pictures Studios, featured guests will read a sampling of literary selections. Following the readings, the L.A. band Jenny and Johnny – combining Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice – will perform, while throughout the evening, Shepard Fairey will act as DJ and 213 Spirited Ventures will provide cocktails.

Honorary hosts include Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mark Z. Danielewski, Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton-Duplass, Michael C. Hall, Samantha and Colin Hanks, Josh Kun and Ceci Bastida, Jonathan Gold, Ben Goldhirsh and Claire Hoffman, Susan Orlean, City Librarian John F. Szabo, Eriq La Salle, Marc Silverstein, Rachel Small, Joel Stein and Mike White.

Tickets are $125 for Young Literati Members and $175 for non-members. For tickets or further information, click here.

The Young Literati is a support group, consisting primarily of members in their 20s, 30s and 40s, for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Goldhirsh Foundation, Sidley Austin LLP, and The Flora L. Thornton Foundation are among the event sponsors.

Nick Kroll


Top Photo: Lizzie Caplan, slated to give readings at the upcoming Young Literati Toast (photo,  courtesy of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles)

Second Photo: Nick Kroll, slated to give readings at the upcoming Young Literati Toast (photo, Mendee Johnson, courtesy of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles)



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Young Literati Toast

Published Feb. 27, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA