Calendar of Book Events

Calendar of Book Events

Below is a schedule of upcoming book signings, talks, slideshows, and other events
with Carolyn Campbell, author of City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.


Events


♦ Conversation hosted by the UCLA Art Sci Center with The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs

HOW TO SPEND THE AFTERLIFE
 Authors Carolyn Campbell and Michael Webb discussed the inclusivity of cemeteries in which the tastes of the living are perpetuated for all time. The inevitably of death and environmental concerns contribute to a fascinating spectrum of burial grounds across the world that are pastoral, moving or surreal. Beginning with world-famous Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, images from both Campbell and Webb’s personal photography collections illustrated this timely topic. Within this important dialogue we are invited to think critically about how we can simultaneously care for the deceased, the living, and our planet. There was a public Q&A session that followed.  Sorry that you were unable to attend; however, please join us now on YouTube:

WHEN:
November 19, 2020
12:30p.m.-2:00p.m. PST The event was conveniently scheduled so the east and west coasts of the U.S. and Europe could attend.  

WHERE:
Webinar, live streaming (see YouTube above)

Copies of the authors’ books: Campbell’s bestseller, “City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris” and Webb’s travel memoir, “Moving Around: A Lifetime of Wandering” were available for purchase through their publisher, Goff Books with a 20% discount offered to all attendees. 


♦ Slide Lecture hosted by Alliance Française de Washington, D.C.

Free online slide lecture. 

FRANCE FOREVER SERIES: The Alliance Française of Washington, DC welcomed Carolyn Campbell, a published author and exhibited photographer, for an online conversation where she presented her bestselling debut book City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

A lively Q&A followed the talk. Sorry if you were unable to join us; however, please enjoy the event on YouTube here:

WHEN:
November 20, 2020
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. PST

WHERE:
On Zoom

Alliance Française—Washington, D.C.
2142 Wyoming Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

This event was in English. Signed copies of the book were available for purchase through Goff Books with a 20% discount offered to all registered attendees. 


♦ Slide Lecture Hosted by UCLA Emeriti Association, Los Angeles. CA

The UCLA Emeriti Association welcomed Carolyn Campbell, a published author and exhibited photographer, for an online conversation, where she presented her bestselling debut book, City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.

Special program feature: Campbell shared her “Conversation with Isadora Duncan” from her book with UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music faculty member, Victoria Kirsch who read the part of Duncan. A resident of Père-Lachaise, Duncan choreographed 53 dances to the compositions of Frederic Chopin among other classical composers. Ms. Kirsch, guest pianist,  also performed two mazurkas by Frederic Chopin who is also a resident of Père-Lachaise Cemetery.

The Zoom presentation was followed by a Q&A. Please watch the full program here on YouTube:

Signed copies are offered through Dec. 31, 2020 with a 20% discount. See publisher’s City of Immortals link below and use this promo code: perelachaise at check out.

https://www.goffbooks.com/product/city-of-immortals/

WHEN:
December 10, 2020
1:30 P.M. PST

WHERE:
On Zoom


♦ Slide Lecture/Book Signing at Los Feliz Library, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: POSTPONED TBA
 Slide lecture/Q&A/signing 

WHERE:
1874 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Part of the Library’s Architecture & Beyond Lecture Series


An archive of past presentations and book signings is provided below.


Selected Highlights from My Book Launch and West Coast Tour

In October, the City of West Hollywood invited me to participate in their WeHo Reads authors’ series in the wonderful City Council Chambers Auditorium. For those who could not attend, my talk can be seen below (or on the City of Immortals YouTube Channel). The official launch took place on Tuesday, October 29—which, appropriately enough, coincided with the week of All Souls’ Day. A record turnout of over 100 people attended my presentation, where Book Soup sold over 60 copies within 30 minutes! The book is also available online, as well as at many stores in the U.S., U.K., and France (see the full list on this page).

I subsequently embarked on a West Coast book tour, where I enjoyed reading the “Conversation with Colette” from City of Immortals at Books Inc. in Berkeley, California, with my sister Kathleen Campbell (a literata in her own right). Kathleen introduced me to the works of Colette when I was about eleven. Kathy had very sophisticated tastes for a 13-year-old and told me that Colette was the leading literary figure in France and had authored 50-odd novels, some of which were made into movies, including Gigi, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Maurice Chevalier and Leslie Caron. It was racy stuff for young girls!

Book Launch Video
Excerpts from the WeHo Reads presentation by author/photographer Carolyn Campbell at the October 29, 2019 launch of her debut book, City of Immortals.


Archive of Past Events

♦ Book Signing at Book Passage, Corte Madera

WHEN:
Sunday. November 24, 2019, 1:00 P.M.

WHERE:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925


♦ Book Signing at Alexander Book Company, San Francisco

WHEN:
Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M.

WHERE:
Alexander Book Company [main store]
50 Second Street (between Market & Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94105


♦ Book Signing at Books Inc., Berkeley

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

WHERE:
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704


♦ Book Signing at Alliance Française de Pasadena

WHEN:
Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

WHERE:
Alliance Française de Pasadena
232 N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Books available for sale by Vroman’s.


♦ Conversation: Terry Wolverton  with Carolyn Campbell

WHEN:
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 3:00 P.M.

WHERE:
Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth
917 E 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


♦ Slide Show and Talk at Chevalier’s Books

WHEN:
Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 7:00 P.M.

WHERE:
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


♦ “Authors on Architecture” Series

WHEN:
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:00 P.M.

WHERE:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter (SAH/SCC).


WeHo Reads Book Launch & Signing Party

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

WHERE:
City Council Chambers at
West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Just in time for Halloween! The author’s talk will include a slideshow, a Q&A, a raffle of a free book, and giveaway souvenir photos to people who show up in costume dressed as someone buried at the cemetery. A book-signing will follow, with books available for sale by Book Soup. Sponsored by City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.
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To schedule Carolyn for a presentation and signing, please contact the author.

Author Carolyn Campbell at Père-Lachaise Cemetery
Author Carolyn Campbell at Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Bronze volume of Balzac's La Comédie Humaine at Père-Lachaise Cemetery
A bronze volume of Balzac’s ‘La Comédie Humaine’

City of Immortals is for sale at these fine stores in the U.S.A. and Europe.

United States

California:
  • Arcana: Books on the Arts / Culver City, CA
  • Alexander Book Company / San Francisco, CA
  • Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth / Los Angeles, CA
  • Books Inc. / Berkeley, CA
  • Book Passage / Corte Madera, CA
  • Book Soup / West Hollywood, CA (has signed copies for sale)
  • Chevalier’s Books / Los Angeles, CA
  • Diesel, A Bookstore / Brentwood, CA
  • Norton Simon Museum Shop / Pasadena, CA
  • Point Reyes Books / Point Reyes Station, CA
  • Skylight Books / Silverlake, CA
  • UCLA Store’s Book Zone, Westwood, CA
  • Vroman’s / Pasadena, CA
Washington, D.C.:
  • National Gallery of Art / Washington, DC
  • Politics and Prose / Washington, DC
  • Smithsonian Institution / Washington, DC
New York:
  • McNally Jackson Books / New York, NY
  • Rizzoli / New York, NY
Pennsylvania:
  • Joseph Fox Bookshop / Philadelphia, PA

France

  • Librairie Galignani / Paris, France
  • Shakespeare and Company / Paris, France

United Kingdom

  • Blackwell’s
  • Daunt Books
  • Hewson Books
  • Lutyens & Rubinstein
  • The Notting Hill Bookshop
  • Topping & Company
  • Waterstone’s
  • Wimbledon Books & Music