The 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a two-day book fair which will be held in the University of Southern California near downtown Los Angeles on April 13-14. It is the largest book festival in the country.

Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: University of Southern California / Los Angeles, California
Estimated Crowd: 200,000  

Ideas in Action: USC Panel Dialogues

For the first day of the 2019 LA Times Festival of Books, the University of Southern California will be hosting the following talks and workshops.

  • The Enduring Allure of Shakespeare
    10:30am to 11:30am | Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN)
  • Feminisms in Motion: Intersectional Voices for Social Change
    12:00pm to 1:00pm | Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN)
  • Curatorial Walkthrough
    1:00pm | USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR)
  • Printmaking Workshop with Art Division
    1:00pm to 2:30pm | USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR)
  • Print Journalism: Where Do We Go from Here?
    1:30pm to 2:30pm | Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN)
  • Publishing Poets: On the Best American Poetry
    3:00pm to 4:00pm | Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN)
  • Entertainment, Information, and Addition: Our New Digital, Social World
    4:30pm to 5:30pm | Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN)

Entertainment at the USC Stage


    • Festival Kickoff with the Trojan Marching band
    • USC Kaufman Students
    • The Trojan Men
    • Ashley Chanel
    • Remi Wolf
    • I See Hawks in L.A.
    • Maddie Ross


This year’s Festival promises to be full of fun and surprises


Keck Medicine of USC Health Pavilion


April 13-14 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 The following health Screenings and services will be made available during the two-day book event:


  • Blood pressure screening and stroke awareness education
  • Blood glucose checks
  • BMI measurements
  • Hand-washing demonstrations
  • Vision screenings
  • Dental screenings
  • Fall and bedside fall prevention and screening
  • “Talk to a Doctor” sessions


USC Communities Booth

April 13 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday

April 14 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday

Participants of the Festival can expect family-friendly activities such as celebrity readers, book giveaways, educational activities, games, exhibits, and other outdoor fun activities throughout the whole duration of the event.  

Newstory Playground


LA Times Festival of Books

Immersive art installation from last year’s LA Times Festival of Books


Another anticipated program of the LA Times Festival of Books is the Newstory. It is a set of multimedia presentations that celebrate creative storytelling. The programs feature virtual reality games, podcasts, television, film, live music, and other presentation. But the most exciting part is the Newstory Playground activations and exhibits. This year promises to be a blast with the following line up:


  • Annapurna Interactive | Video Games
  • Excerpt from “The Nest” | Immersive Theater
  • Gas Gallery: Common Survival | Mobile Audit
  • Immersive Tactile Audio Sound Journey | Interactive Audio
  • Reach VR | Virtual Reality
  • SPHERES: Songs of Spacetime | Virtual Reality
  • What’s Your Story? | Artificial Intelligence

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