LOS ANGELES – The 27th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books the country’s biggest literary festival, will be held this weekend, April 23-24, at the University of Southern California.
This year’s LOS ANGELES Times Festival of Books will include over 550 people participating in readings, panels and performances, cooking demonstrations, and much more at the University of Southern California campus.
After a hiatus of two years due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be returning to the University of Southern California campus on Saturday for a two-day festival that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors reading the most recent works and having direct conversations with writers, authors, as well as literary professionals.
The special guests feature Amanda Gorman, Billy Porter, Danny Trejo, Don Winslow, Janelle Monae, Jonathan Franzen, and Joy Williams. Admission to the festival is free. Hundreds of exhibitors will be available on the site.
“In the 27th year of its existence, the LOS ANGELES Times Festival of Books is celebrating its 27th year. Festival of Books continues to highlight the variety of voices and types of stories that enhance our lives of us,” said Anna Magzanyan,
Los Angeles Times head of revenue and strategy as well as chief of staff for the chairman of the executive. “We’re delighted to host everyone at the Festival of Books, one of L.A.’s most loved community celebrations.”
This festival is also scheduled to include an episode in The Ideas Exchange speaker series. On April 23, on Saturday actor and singer Janelle Monae will be speaking with The Times to discuss her forthcoming short fiction collection “The Memory Librarian and Other Stories from Dirty Computer.” This event is ticketed with VIP packages that are available.
LOS ANGELES Times Festival of Books Highlights
Additional highlights of the LOS ANGELES Times Festival of Books:
- 8 outdoor stages and activities spaces: L.A. Times Main Stage, L.A. Times with Espanol Stage, Cooking Stage, Poetry Stage, Children’s Stage, University of Southern California Stage, Friends and Neighbors Stage and YA Stage
- Entertainment for families, authors of the week cooking demonstrations, programming that is Spanish-speaking live music, poetry readings
- Expert panels covering diverse topics including politics, to pop culture
- More than 250 vendors with books and merchandise to sell as well as giveaways, activities and books
- Food trucks, musical performances and much more
LOS ANGELES Times Festival of Books admission is completely free. Friends of the Festival packages (advance tickets) comprise reservations for indoor conversation weekend parking, festival merchandise, as well as other exclusives, which are up to purchase right now.
The schedule, the location details for transportation, and tickets are available on the Festival website including updates and highlights accessible through Facebook, Twitter, and an Instagram feed. Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram feeds (#bookfest).
The LA Times reported late Friday that:
For the first time it’s happened in 3 years, editors, writers, and journalists gathered on Friday evening at The University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium for a live in-person ceremony that revealed who were the recipients of the 42nd Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. source
Novelist Veronique Tadjo and poetry writer Diane Seuss, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, famous authors Paul Auster and others accepted the awards for literary masterpieces that were published this year.
LOS ANGELES Times Festival of Books that kicks in the Festival of Books, celebrates the finest of the written word including emerging and new authors to those who have made their contributions over the years to the literary world.