The Secret Society of the Sisterhood is an ongoing series in which a diverse variety of fascinating women tell real-life stories. The theme this time around is “If at first you don’t succeed,” with comedian-host Trish Nelson presenting actor-writer Mara Wilson, comedian Cameron Esposito and writer-comedian Akilah Hughes. “The topic of my talk is fear,” says Jackie Fuchs, the lawyer, former Runaways bassist and recent Jeopardy! champ, in a general description of her piece. The storytelling will be broken up by the endearing pop songs of Letters to Cleo’s Kay Hanley, who was also the singing voice of the title character in the 2001 film Josie and the Pussycats.

The Masonic Lodge , Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; Wed., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.; $20. (323) 469-1181, hollywoodforever.com.