Live Talks LA continues to host in-person AND virtual talks. Here is an in-person talk we’d like to spotlight – check website for additional upcoming events.

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 8pm LIVE Talks LA presents ‘An Evening with Geena Davis’ discussing her her memoir, “Dying of Politeness.” Face masks recommended to attend this event.


From two-time Academy Award winner and screen icon Geena Davis, the surprising tale of her “journey to badassery”—from her epically polite childhood to roles that loaned her the strength to become a powerhouse in Hollywood.

Geena Davis, a two-time Academy Award winner, is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, having appeared in several roles that became cultural landmarks, such as Thelma in Thelma & Louise, Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own, and Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief. She is also a world-class archer and is now recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls, as Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

At three years old, Geena Davis announced she was going to be in movies. Now, with a slew of iconic roles and awards under her belt, she has surpassed her childhood dream—but the path to finding yourself never did run smoothly. In this simultaneously hilarious and candid memoir, Davis regales us with tales of a career playing everything from an amnesiac assassin to the parent of a rodent, her eccentric childhood, her relationships, and helping lead the way to gender parity in Hollywood—all while learning to be a little more badass, one role at a time. Dying of Politeness is a touching account of one woman’s journey to fight for herself, and ultimately fighting for women all around the globe.

CLICK HERE to PURCHASE TICKETS (for in-person event);

General Admission* runs $20 (without a book purchase) or $46  General Admission WITH a Signed Book* – *Tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event that airs on November 9 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET. CLICK HERE to purchase ticket for virtual event (also includes a signed book);

This event is presented in association with Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center; Proof of fully vaccinated required to attend this event; Face masks required to attend this event;

What: In-Person AND Virtual Talk
Where: Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar, 3200 Motor Avenue, LA 90034 (Free Parking available at the venue)
When: In-person Event – Thursday, November 9, 2022, 8:00pm; Virtual Event: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 6:00pm