Rosecrans Baldwin, Los Angeles and Everything Now
October 14, 2021 | 6:00P – 7:30P
Limited Capacity
by reservation only

This is an in-person event organized by the AIA Los Angeles in conjunction with The Wende Museum.

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The AIALA Urban Design Committee in conjunction with The Wende Museum invites you to join us as author Rosecrans Baldwin discusses his new book Everything NOW and shares his thoughts on the origins and growth of what he calls the “City-State” of Los Angeles and the impact its urban planning has had on its residents.



For Everything NOW, Baldwin interviewed Los Angeles residents from all corners of the city. The resulting stories may not always be pretty, but they are essential to understanding the impact of our decisions as we strive to craft a better future for all Angelenos.

There will be an audience Q&A with the author immediately following the discussion.
Rosecrans Baldwin is a noted author and essayist and currently lives in Los Angeles.

The event will be held in the garden of the Wende Museum of the Cold War. Outdoor seating is limited. RSVP and reserve your spot today.



Rosecrans Baldwin is the bestselling author of Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles. His other books include The Last Kid Left, You Lost Me There, and Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down.

As a feature writer, Rosecrans is a regular contributor to GQ and Travel + Leisure, and several of his articles have been selected for the Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing collections.

Rosecrans also works as half of a screenwriting team with Rachel Knowles. They wrote the documentary Stone Locals, directed by Cheyne Lempe and Mikey Schaefer, and have developed feature and TV projects with Groundswell Productions, A+E Studios, Atlas Entertainment, Film 44, Gran Via, and CBS Studios, among others. They’ve also written podcasts for Luminary, Western Sound, and m ss ng p eces. From 2012-2014, Rosecrans was an on-air commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

A MacDowell fellow, Rosecrans has taught fiction writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, nonfiction writing at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, and he was an author-in-residence at Miami Dade College’s Miami Writers Institute. In 1999, he co-founded the online zine The Morning News with publisher Andrew Womack and continues to help oversee its annual literary event, the Tournament of Books.