Malibu Library Speaker Series

showcase: local author series

  • Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 PM at the Malibu Library
  • Complimentary program, RSVP required online

Showcase: Local Author Series is an extension of the Malibu Library Speaker Series, a free program of LA County Library and the City of Malibu. The event will feature local authors, Diane Peterson and Leslie Klinger.

Diane Peterson has been a professional stuntwoman for over forty years. Former President of the Stuntwomen's Association of Motion Pictures, Diane has worked in over two hundred movies and television shows. She has film credits as a stunt double for Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Faye Dunaway, Diane Keaton, Fahah Faucett, Michele Pfeiffer, and hundreds of other actresses. Take an exciting journey with Diane into the world of stunts! 

Leslie S. Klinger is the two-time Edgar-winning, NY Times bestselling editor of more than 75 books, including New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, New Annotated Dracula, New Annotated Frankenstein, New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, and most recently, New Annotated Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Klinger is a tax and estate planning lawyer by day and has lived in Malibu with his wife Sharon for 23 years.

The event is sponsored by the City of Malibu and the Los Angeles County Library.

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about the Series

Since 2013, the Malibu Library Speaker Series, a program of the Malibu Library, part of LA County Library, and the City of Malibu, has featured experts, authors, and other notable figures discussing a wide range of subjects, including the entertainment industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment.

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Past Notable Speakers

  • Bestselling author David Grann
  • Bestselling author Susan Orlean
  • Bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates
  • Bestselling author Eric Schlosser
  • Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred
  • Best-selling author Susan Casey
  • Former Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti
  • Abduction survivor and author Elizabeth Smart
  • Award-winning documentary filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey
  • Medical cannabis expert and author Michael Backes
  • David Garibaldi, radical performance painter
  • Tom Shadyac, prolific comedy writer and director
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, author of best-selling novel, "Eat, Pray, Love"
  • Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento and former NBA star
  • Jeff Henderson, award-winning chef and best-selling author
  • Jeannette Walls, best-selling author of "The Glass Castle"
  • Climate change champion and author Bill McKibben
  • Astrophysicist Jessie Christiansen