L.A. Times Festival of Books 2023 -  Laura Dern & Diane Ladd Ideas Exchange

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L.A. Times Festival of Books 2023 - Laura Dern & Diane Ladd Ideas Exchange

Ideas Exchange presents Laura Dern and Diane Ladd in conversation with Mary McNamara

By Los Angeles Times

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 22 · 2:30 - 3:30pm PDT


University of Southern California, Bovard Auditorium - University Park Campus, University of Southern California - University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA, 90089 3551 Trousdale Pkwy Los Angeles, CA 90089

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

What happens when we are brave enough to speak our truths to the ones we love the most?

Join award-winning actress and activist Laura Dern and her mother, legendary actress Diane Ladd, for a deeply personal conversation on love, art, ambition, and legacy, inspired by their own heart-to-hearts.

During the pandemic, Laura and Diane began walking and were able to break down the traditional barriers between mothers and daughters. They spoke honestly about the moments in their lives that impacted them deeply, and their new book – HONEY, BABY, MINE – a compilation of their reflections, takes readers on an intimate tour of their lives and revels universal lessons.

This conversation with Laura and Diane and moderated by Mary McNamara will be a celebration of the power of leaving nothing unsaid, and will make you want to call the people you love the most and start talking.

We will have signed books available for this event only, ahead of the publication date 4/25/23, so be sure to grab your book with ticket now!

When: Saturday, April 22, 2:30 PM

Where: This in-person event will be held at the Festival of Books at USC/Bovard Auditorium

Bookseller: Our partner for this event is Skylight Books

There will be no refunds for this event.

Laura Dern is an award-winning actress, producer, creator, and activist. She has received a number of accolades, including an Academy Award, an Emmy, and five Golden Globe Awards. Dern is also a passionate environmentalist.

Diane Ladd is an international award-winning actress, receiving a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Women of the Year award. She is a three-time Oscar and three-time Emmy nominee, having appeared in more than 187 film and television shows. She is a director, writer, producer, and author with degrees in esoteric psychology/nutrition, a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, and on the National Board of Directors for SAG/AFTRA.

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$20 – $60