8th Annual LARB/UCR Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner

February 18, 2023 6:45 pm

8th Annual LARB/UCR Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner

The Los Angeles Review of Books is pleased to invite you to the 8th Annual LARB/UCR Dept. of Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner.

This award honors a contemporary writer for their fearless, highly original verse, lifelong public service, and commitment to rearing the next generation of young writers. This year, we proudly present the Lifetime Achievement Award to the inimitable PERCIVAL EVERETT, winner of the the Dos Passos Prize, the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction, and many other honors.

Join us for a special evening featuring dinner service, conversation, and audience Q & A in celebration of Percival’s extraordinary career.

Hear toasts from Percival’s contemporaries and champions, including Michelle LatiolaisTom LutzWalter Mosley, and Danzy Senna.

A selection of books by Percival Everett will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Chevalier’s Books, the oldest independent bookstore in Los Angeles.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023, *6:45 P.M.

At Tim Disney’s private home in Los Angeles

*Cocktail reception for VIP guests begins at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are very limited. Your tax-deductible ticket purchase benefits the Los Angeles Review of Books, a 501(c)(3) public service nonprofit and one of the most intellectually rigorous, comprehensive book reviews in the world. LARB thanks Barbara and David Voron for making this special evening possible.

Giving Levels:

    $250 – One for dinner + conversation

    $1,500 – Two for private VIP reception + dinner + conversation

    $3,500 – Four for VIP reception + dinner + conversation + sponsor credit

All giving levels include valet, dinner, drinks, conversation, & presentation.


Those who contributed at the LARB Fellowship Circle level or above during our year-end fund drive receive two complimentary tickets to this event and will receive a promo code from LARB staff.

This event takes place indoors and outdoors. Masks are encouraged for the safety of all in attendance. We will continue to closely monitor and observe public health guidelines. Sponsorships are available. To request information or accommodations, please write to LARB Public Programs Manager Kelly Peyton at [email protected].

Unable to attend? Make a charitable contribution to LARB: Donate here.