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And You Thought Angelenos Don’t Read: LA Times Festival of Books

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is being held April 24-25, 2010 at the UCLA campus in Westwood.  This event is the place where kids can watch their favorite books come alive, and readers eager to meet their favorite authors can choose from among 400 writers, along with panels, stage events, and other activities. And the panels are free!

Some writers expected with their newest publication are:

Buzz Aldrin
Carol Burnett
Rachel Caine

John W. Dean
Antwone Fisher

Tom Hayden
Anchee Min
Lisa See

among many more.

Panels include:

Mary & Carol Higgins Clark in Conversation with Connie Martinson
Science: The Universe Revealed
History: Rising Above Oppression
Poetry: Writers Without Borders
Fiction: An African Landscape
Rebooting Culture: Narrative & Information in the New Age
James Ellroy in Conversation with Joseph Wambaugh
The Art of the Critic
Inside Publishing
Terry McMillan with an Introduction by Sara Nelson
Comic Books: Indie and Beyond
Hot Off the Press: Writing About Sex

Stage Events include:

  • Caitlin Sanchez, voice of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer
  • Carl Reiner, author of Tell Me a Silly Story
  • Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules!: The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular
  • Louis Gossett, Jr., author of An Actor & a Gentleman interviewed by Patt Morrison
  • "Blood, Fangs, and Temptation: Everything Vampire," with Heather Brewer, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Richelle Mead and Moderator Aaron Hartzler
  • 826LA presents a Student Author Panel: A reading, discussion and signing with students ages 6-18
  • Hoy presents Cielo Nuevo Mariachi performance
  • WordTheatre, Contemporary fiction performed by Andrew Borba, Omar Dorsey, Tess Harper and John Heard
  • Dr. Daniel Silverman and Idelle Davidson, authors of Your Brain After Chemo
  • Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players, Pop Fly
  • Jane Kurtz, author of American Girl book, Lanie
  • Buzz Aldrin, author of Magnificent Desolation: the Long Journey Home from the Moon, interviewed by Patt Morrison
  • Alice Waters, author of In the Green Kitchen
  • Reduced Shakespeare Co. presents comedy for the quick of mind and short of
  • Murphy’s Flaw Bluegrass Band

“What Are You Reading?” -- two ways to share:

  • Graffiti Wall -- Attendees can give a shout-out to their favorite books by posting titles on the giant graffiti wall located outside the pavilion
  • Digital Photo and Video Booth -- Tell about your favorite book through photos and videos, and e-mail your pix and clips to friends and family.


For more information, visit  

2010 LA Times Festival of Books
April 25-26, 2010

University of California at Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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