The Charitable Round Table

The Literary Affairs Medici Foundation presents: The Charitable Round Table

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

A special intimate evening with Abraham Verghese and Julie Robinson.

You are invited to a private dinner and book club led by the Founder of Literary Affairs, Julie Robinson. We will discuss The Covenant of Water with Abraham Verghese, the New York Times Bestselling author of Cutting for Stone.

The Charitable Round Table is the opportunity to have a private book club dinner led by Julie Robinson along with the author. The profits from each of our Charitable Round Table events will be split between Julie’s charity of choice, The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, and a charity selected by the guest author. Abraham Verghese has requested that his donation be in support of the Fistula Foundation.


Tuesday, June 6th
6 pm – 9 pm

The Private Room
Porta Via
424 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This is an exclusive space limited event to maintain intimacy.

If you are interested in making a donation and attending, please contact us via the button below.

Photo Credit: The Algonquin Round Table by Natalie Ascencious


Abraham Verghese is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of books including the NBCC Award finalist My Own Country and the New York Times Notable Book The Tennis Partner. His most recent book, Cutting for Stone, spent 107 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. It was translated into more than twenty languages and is being adapted for film by Anonymous Content. Verghese was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2016, has received five honorary degrees, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He lives and practices medicine in Stanford, California where he is the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. A decade in the making, The Covenant of Water is his first book since Cutting for Stone.


Fistula Foundation is the global leader in fistula treatment, providing more surgeries to more women than any other organization, including the U.S. government and United Nations.

We work to engage the support of people worldwide who are eager to see a day when no woman suffers from obstetric fistula or a severe perineal tear. Raising funds from donors around the globe, we strategically direct these funds to doctors and hospitals providing life-transforming surgery in areas of high unmet need. Our goal is to end the needless suffering of women with fistula or untreated tears, restoring their health and ability to fully contribute to their families and communities.

Since 2009, we have supported treatment in 33 countries in Africa and Asia. Even with this growth, we remain humbled by the profound need for every dollar we raise.

For more information on Fistula Foundation, please visit their web site.


The Library Foundation of Los Angeles provides critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library resulting in free programs, resources, and services available to the millions of adults, children, and youth in Los Angeles. Through fundraising, advocacy, and innovative programs, the Library Foundation strengthens the Los Angeles Public Library and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources.

For more information on the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, please visit their web site at https://lfla.org/