Celebrating Literacy At The LA Times 24th Annual Festival Of Books

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Join us this year as we celebrate our literary culture and the Los Angeles Times’ passion for story.

Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come to a land of spellbinding stories and inspiring ideas, savory flavors and sweet sounds. With more than 500 authors, hundreds of exhibitors and celebrities galore, there's something fun around every corner. The Festival of Books will be held at the University of Southern California at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089.

General admission is free! All outdoor stages and activities are free. Indoor Conversations require tickets.

Online ticket sales for Festival of Books Conversations end at 6:00 a.m. on the day of the Conversation. Additional tickets for Conversations are available on the day of the Conversation at the Festival of Books ticketing booth #350, up to 30 minutes before each Conversation while supplies last. Saturday Conversation tickets can only be picked up on Saturday, and Sunday Conversation tickets can only be picked up on Sunday.

Parking at the USC campus will be $12.

The festival’s charity partner is Access Books. The Times is challenging readers and festival goers to help Access Books raise $100,000 to fund the transformation of at least four school libraries in underserved communities in Los Angeles. The Times’ Reading by 9 fund will match all donations up to $100,000.

Festival Schedule

All outdoor events at the festival are free to attend. Indoor Conversation events require free tickets and are available April 7(small service fee applies.) Become a and secure your entrance today...info here: https://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/schedule/

Thanks to my guest Julia Turner with the LA Times

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