I have not yet been to a discussion/reading here but it looks like a thoughtful group. I look froward to attending one of these lectures soon.
from their website:
“Berkeley Arts & Letters is a project bringing writers and thinkers together with readers for inspiration, provocation, education, and sharing conversations. Produced by Melissa Mytinger and Praveen Madan, we welcome everyone who’s interested in civil discourse, curiosity…and the pleasure of words.”