Let’s take a look at the 2019 LA Times Festival of Books programs and activities.


The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest annual book fair in the United States. This April 13-14, the University of Southern California will again host the Festival.

In the past years, programs including panel talks, discussions, workshops, and signings, filled the two-day book festival. Aside from the programs, the Festival also features various activities which the public can enjoy.

Overall, the fair is not just an annual book fair but a cultural gathering as well.

LA Times Festival of Books features over one hundred panel discussions and public readings.


One of the conversations held at the Bovard Auditorium, LA Times Festival of Books.One of the conversations held at the Bovard Auditorium, LA Times Festival of Books.

One of the conversations held at the Bovard Auditorium, LA Times Festival of Books.


Most of the panel talks and discussions will be held inside the Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN). These panel talks and conversations feature a wide variety of topics from art, film, design to politics and literature.

Newstory Zone is composed of multimedia programs which demonstrate creative ways to tell stories. Newstory Zone features the following:

• Podcasts
• Television and Film
• Music
• Virtual Reality and Gaming
• Dance
• Variety Shows
• Personal Storytelling

The Food Portion is dedicated to chefs, culinary authors, and food lovers. The program showcases local and celebrity chefs who are also published authors, contributors, and successful hosts. In the past, famous names such as Ayesha Curry, Bill Esperanza, Wes Avila, and Suzanne Goin have graced the Food Stage.

Poetry Reading has a special part in every LA Times Festival of Books and they have their own spots too!

Public reading program is a huge part of the Festival. In the past various institutions have presented the programs including Reading 9 Children’s Stage, the USC Stage, the YA Stage and the Big Read Program.


The University of Southern California Book Fair Programs aim to give back to the LA community through civic engagements and medical outreach programs.


Volunteers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.


The USC Communities Tent and the Keck Medicine of USC Health Pavilion are two of the distinct features of the largest book fair in the country. USC Communities Tent host family programs, book giveaways and specific discussions that the public can attend.


The USC Health Pavilion presented by the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California hosts various medical check-ups which include the following:


• Dental screenings
• Infection prevention
• Blood pressure checks
• Hand-washing demonstrations
• Vision screenings
• Blood glucose checks
• BMI measurements
• “Talk to a Doctor” sessions

The annual Book Prize Ceremony is one of the highlights each year. It will be held on April 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Bovard Auditorium inside the USC Campus.

This year, participants of the LA Times Festival of Books also have the opportunity to watch a hologram concert by the legendary soprano Maria Callas. The concert will also feature the LA Opera Orchestra. This is exclusively scheduled as one of the fair’s after hour events. The concert will be on April 13, 2019 still at the Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus.

These are just some of the featured programs in the upcoming LA Times Book Fair. But more than the art exhibits, musical performances, talks, and workshops, the fair serves as an opportunity to promote your book and interact with the right target audience.

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