Current Events

How Editorials Happen: A conversation with Nicholas Goldberg, editor of the LA Times editorial pages, Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, May 9,2018, 10:00 a.m. Information: 310 476 2861

Fiddler on the Roof screening,sing-a-long and book signing,  Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd.,  Los Angeles. December 24, 2017, 6:30 pm book signing, 7:30 pm, film. More info:

Fiddler on the Roof talk and book signing,  Stephen Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen Wise Drive, Los Angeles, February 9, 2017, 11 a.m. Followed by lunch and film. Information and reservation:

Close Up and Personal: Dinner and Conversation with Rabbi Ken Chasen. Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 No. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles. Nov. 20, 2016, 6pm dinner and 7pm program. or 310 476-2861.

A Celebration of Fiddler on the Roof. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Avenue, Pomona, CA. Talk, musical performance, book signing and dessert reception. Nov. 5, 2016, 7:30pm. Reservations for the 2016 Jewish Book Festival, Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys:

Art Matters: A Visit with Norman Lear. American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel-Air, CA. Norman Lear and Barbara Isenberg in conversation about Lear’s storied television career, political activism, new book and PBS-bound documentary. Sept. 18, 2016, 4pm.  More info: 310 440 1572.

Barnes & Noble, 160 East 54th St., New York, NY, May 9, 2016,  7pm, Tradition! author Barbara Isenberg and audiobook narrator Adam Grupper, from Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” discuss the show and Tradition!, followed by book signing. Information: 212 750-8033.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, April 9, 2016, 10:00 am, Norris Theater, “Make Em Laugh: A Look at Comedy from All Sides,”  panel discussion and book signing.

Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center, 1 East 65th St., New York, NY,  March 2, 2016, 6:30 pm, “Books on Broadway: Tradition!” talk and book signing. Information: 212 507 9580.

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, Rancho Mirage Public Library and Annenberg Center, January 22,  2016,  71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Illustrated talk on Frank Gehry. Information: 760 341 5213.

Art Matters: Inside LACMA’s Frank Gehry Exhibition, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel-Air, CA. Barbara Isenberg interviews LACMA curator Stephanie Barron, January 10, 2016, 2pm. More info here. Info on related LACMA tour here.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Store, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, December 6,  2015, noon to 5pm, book signing. Information: 213 972-3440.

Temple Beth El Riverside, talk, book signing, potluck supper and “Fiddler on the Roof” screening, 2675 Central Avenue, Riverside, CA, November 14, 2015,  4pm. Information: 951 684 4511

USC Casden Conversations Series, Barbara Isenberg and Gail Eichenthal, Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, USC, Doheny Library, room 240, April 26, 2015, 2pm. Reservations:

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, April 18, 2015, 12:30 pm, “All That Glitters: Arts in a Golden Age,” panel discussion and book signing.

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, Rancho Mirage Public Library and Annenberg Center, January 21-24, 2015, 71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Info: 760 341 5213.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. December 14, 2014,  p.m., talk and musical celebration.

Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL, December 9,  2014, 8:00 pm, talk and book signing, Info: 305.442.4408

Marcus Jewish Community Center Book Festival,  MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, (Atlanta), GA.,November 12, 2014, 12:30 p.m., talk and signing. Info:678 812 4000

The Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St., New York, NY, November 10, 2014, 5 to 7 pm,  Barbara Isenberg and playwright John Weidman talk about “Fiddler on the Roof” and other musicals and book signing. Info: 212 944 0595

The Village Temple, 33 East 12th Street, New York, NY, November 7, 2014, 6:45 pm, “Fiddler on the Roof” Shabbat and talk. Info: 212-674-2340

Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT., November 5, 2014, 6:30pm talk and book signing. Info: 203-291-4818

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, JCC Arts&Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO, November 3, 2014, 7:30 pm, talk and book signing. Info: 314 442-3101

Upper East Side Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th St., New York, NY, September 22, 2014, 7pm, Barbara Isenberg hosts discussion with Joanna Merlin, Austin Pendleton and Jerry Zaks and book signing

WAMC-FM, Northeast Public Radio, “Roundtable,” September 22, 2014, Ian Pickus interviews Barbara Isenberg.  Hear it at WAMC online

Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St at San Vicente, Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2014, 7pm, talk and book signing

Regent Theatre, 1045 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, CA, September 14, 2014, 3pm, Stephen Farber hosts “Fiddler on the Roof” screening, book signing and discussion with Theodore Bikel, Barbara Isenberg and Lynn Stalmaster

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, September 10, 2014, 8pm, talk and book signing

Earlier Events

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, April 20, 2013, “Telling Hollywood Tales.”

Skirball Cultural Center, Sept. 22, 2011, Barbara Isenberg interviews Julie Salamon about her new book, “Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein.”

Books&Books, Miami Beach, Florida, January 24, 2011, talk and book signing

Beverly Hills Forum, Beverly Hills City Hall, December 7, 2010, talk and book signing

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, UCLA, April 24, 2010, “Carolyn See & Lisa See in Conversation with Barbara Isenberg;” April 25th, 2010 “Biography: The Artist’s Life.”

WBAI-FM, New York, “Nonfiction,” December 18, 2009, Harry Allen interviews Barbara Isenberg

Chicago Architecture Foundation, talk and signing, October 15, 2009, 224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

Glendale Public Library Auditorium, June 18, 2009, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale

Getty Center, June 4, 2009, 7pm: Wim deWit, Getty architecture curator, interviews Frank Gehry and Barbara Isenberg about her new book, “Conversations with Frank Gehry”

Free Library of Philadelphia, May 12, 2009, Central Branch, 1901 Vine St., Barbara Isenberg in conversation with Frank Gehry.

New York Public Library, May 11, 2009, 7pm: Bartos Forum Humanities and Social Sciences Library 5th Avenue and 42nd St NY, NY. Paul Holdengraber in conversation with Frank Gehry, Barbara Isenberg and Alex Ross.
Watch it on YouTube

Los Angeles Public Library, ALOUD series, April 16, 2009, Barbara Isenberg interviews arts impresarios David Sefton and Mark Murphy

University of Southern California, January 23, 2009, Barbara Isenberg discusses her forthcoming book about Frank Gehry
Hear it at Knopf online

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