ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works. But ALOUD’s founder, Louise Steinman, and her associate director, Maureen Moore, were fired recently. The Library Foundation has been very tight-lipped about why. There’s a petition against Steinman and Moore’s removal. It’s signed by a literary luminaries, including a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, and Poets Laureate.