I just discovered California Lectures this season (2010-2011). Attending the events in the fall was an incredible experience for me, especially Michelle Norris. She was very open and honest with the audience and I really felt like I was able to understand the words in her book so much better because of her lecture. There were many high school kids in attendance who I am sure develop a deeper appreciation for literature as an art form because of the service California Lectures provides for them. The events are a great way to keep the art of literature alive in California. I cannot wait for the rest of the season!