If you haven’t been to the Los Angeles Times Book Festival you’re seriously missing out. This lively event features authors, screenwriters, poets, celebrities and musicians on stages and in theaters once again on the beautiful USC campus. The festival is entertaining for children, teens and adults alike. And did I mention that it’s free! Whether you’re a culinary expert, aspiring poet, or first time novelist, this weekend event will have something for you with nearly 300 exhibitors and over 100 panels.

Be sure to come by and visit booth 028 where Writers’ Program advisors will be available to answer questions about our program and courses. UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructors and even former students will read and lead panel discussions, so don’t miss out on seeing them in action.

Saturday, April 21st

10:30 am, Norris Stage–Instructor Samantha Dunn moderates the panel “Memoir: The Ties That Bind”

11:00 am, Seeley G. Mudd 124–Former student Eric Jerome Dickey joins the panel “Fiction: Lives Interrupted”

1:30 pm, Seeley G. Mudd 123–Instructor Amy Wallen moderates “Memoir: Over the Edge”

1:30 pm, Andrus Gerontology Center–Former student and instructor Janet Fitch joins the panel “Fiction: Family Ties”

Sunday, April 22nd

10:00 am, Seeley G. Mudd 123–Instructor Darcy Cosper joins the panel “Fiction: Ladies Who Lit”

1:30 pm, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101–Instructor Edan Lepucki joins the panel “Fiction: Visionary Eyes”

3:00 pm, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101–Instructor Naomi Benaron joins the panel “Fiction: Writing Across the Globe”

3:30 pm, Taper Hall–Instructor Michelle Meyering moderates the panel “Fiction: Up Close & Far Away”

3:30 pm, Annenberg Auditorium–Former student Laila Lalami joins the panel “Fiction: Conflicting Identities”

To see the full 2012 schedule visit the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books website. Parking is $10, both on the USC campus and at the Coliseum. There are many public transit options as well as “The Bullseye Bus,” a shuttle system which will run in a loop between Union Station, the Los Angeles Convention Center, and USC.

We hope to see you there!

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the University of Southern California Campus

Saturday April 21, 2012 from 10am – 6pm
Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 10am – 5pm

Alicia Wheeler is the Program Assistant for Creative Writing (Online) and Events. Write to her at awheeler@uclaextension.edu.

Pin It on Pinterest