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Reading Californians Book Discussion: Everything Now

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Join author Rosecrans Baldwin for a discussion of his 2022 Commonwealth book award winner in the Californiana category, Everything Now. Although the author lives in Los Angeles now, he is not a native and therefore brings a newcomer's view of the "city-state," as he calls it. This well-researched book brings new perspectives, nuances and attitudes about what L.A. is all about.

Former Commonwealth book award winners had this to say about the book:

"Rosecrans Baldwin has taken on the unwieldy task of portraying this unique, enormous city in all its overlapping, contradictory layers, and incredibly, he succeeds." —Steph Cha. author of Your Home Will Pay

"With a novelist's eye and a searching curiosity, Rosecrans Baldwin has created a sprawling work that explores a place, its people, as well as culture, history, geography, and ecology." —Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown

This should prove to be an interesting book discussion, so please join us either via Zoom or in-person at the Commonwealth Club.. When you enroll, you will get an automatic e-mail response from the Commonwealth Club; if you do not get a response, please contact (And if you join virtually, please remember to leave your camera on so our guest is not seeing black screens!)

MLF Organizer
Kalena Gregory

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. For online viewing, pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

A Reading Californians Member-led Forum program. Forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Tue, Oct 11 / 5:00 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Board Room
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States


Rosecrans Baldwin

Author, Everything Now (participating via Zoom)

Kalena Gregory

Chair, Reading Californians Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator


4:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
5–6:15 p.m. program
(all times PDT)


Free for members
$5 nonmembers
Free for members
$5 nonmembers