The 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a two-day book fair this coming April13-14 at the University of Southern California University Park near downtown Los Angeles. It is the largest book festival in the country.   Date: April 14, 2019   Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm   Location: University of Southern California / Los Angeles, California   Estimated Crowd: 200,000   On the second day of the 2019 LA Times Festival of Books, the University of Southern California will be hosting the following talks and workshops:  

Programs and Panels:

 
    10:00 am
  • LA Librería: Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Angel **Bilingual Programming
  • Dystopian Fiction: It’s the End of the World As We Know It |Mark Haskell Smith, Ben H. Winters, Ling Ma, and Adam Nemett
 
    10:15 am
  • LA Librería: Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Angel **Bilingual Programming
  • Dystopian Fiction: It’s the End of the World As We Know It |Mark Haskell Smith, Ben H. Winters, Ling Ma, and Adam Nemett
 
    10:30 am
  • Cultural Preservation through Writing, Curated by Marty Preciado | Yeiry Guevara, Yesika Salgado, and Karla T. Vasquez
  • Biography: The Lives of Legendary African Americans | Marcus Anthony Hunter, Raymond Arsenault, David W. Blight, Ron Rapoport, and Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Young Adult Fiction: Who Am I Anyway? | Elissa Sussman, Kayla Cagan, Brandy Colbert, Sarah Enni, and Sandhya Menon, Aje, Kay Benjamin, Bridgette Bianca, Sequoia Mercier, El Rivera, S Pearl Sharp, Jaha Zainabu, V. Kali
 
    11:00 am
  • The Right Recipe: What Makes a Great Cookbook | Amy Scattergood, Genevieve Ko, and Ben Mims
 
    11:15 am
  • “Here No One Gives Up” | Dacia Arcaráz
 
    11:30 am
  • “Say Something” | Peter H. Reynolds
 
    11:40 am
  • “¡VAMOS! Let’s go to the Market!” Raúl Gonzalez
  • A Lens to the Past: Historical Young Adult Fiction | Sharon Levin, Julie Berry, Tonya Bolden, and Melissa de la Cruz
  • Evolution of the Game Grid, from Tron to eSports | Arash Markazi, Susie Kim, Mike Bonifer, and Jerry Rees
 
    12:01 pm
  • California and the 2020 Campaign: Political Correspondents Brace for the Horse Race | Mark Z. Barabak, Melanie Mason, and Eli Stokols
 
    12:30 pm
  • “Tiny T. Rex and the impossible Hug” | Jonathan Stutzman
 
    12:45 pm
  • REACH: Democratizing Technology, Tools, and Distribution to Empower XR Storytellers | Nonny de la Peña
 
    01:00 pm
  • Storytime with Dr. Gladys Felix, Reading from “Tito Puente, mambo King” by Monica Brown & “La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya **Bilingual Programming
  • Illustrator of “No More Problems” | Dan Santat
 
    01:20 pm
  • What is a Data Desk?: How the Spreadsheet has Joined the telephone, Notepad, and Camera Among the Essential Tools for Practicing Journalism | Ben Welsh, Sonali Kohli, Iris Lee and Priya Krishnakumar
 
    01:30 pm
  • “The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande” | Co-authors Adam Gidwitz & David Bowles
  • Storytime with Susie Jaramillo, Creator of “Canticos” **Bilingual Programming
  • Middle Grade Fiction: Grown Up Challenges | Brandy Colbert, Marie Cruz, Meg Medina, Karyn Parsons, and Lisa Ramee
 
    02:00 pm
  • av Akyüz, Illustrator of “Bear Moves” Sav Akyüz
 
    02:30 pm
  • “Gloria Takes a Stand | Author & Illustrator Jessica Rinker & Daria Peoples-Riley
  • ANew Era of Power in Sacramento: Covering Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Challenges of California
 
    03:00 pm
  • Rosana Sullivan, Author of “Mommy Sayang” Rosana Sullivan
  • In My Feelings: Young Adult Rom Coms
 
    03:40 pm
  • Los Angeles: The Sports Capital of the World | Angel Rodriguez, Bill Plaschke, Dylan Hernandez, Helene Elliott, and Gary Klein
 
    04:00 pm
  • Eva Chen & Derek Desierto, Author & Illustrator of “Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes” |Derek Desierto & Eva Chen
 
    04:30 pm
  • LA Librería: ZIG ZAG, ¡Un ABECÉ, en dos idiomas a la vez! ABC’s, in two languages, please! **Bilingual Programming Rochelle Newman & Alonso Nùñez
 

Conversations & Interviews

2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Schedule: Day 2

Gabriel Union talks about her book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, during last year’s LA Times Festival of Books.

    10:30 am
  • Never Shut Up: The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outlier by Author Marcellus Wiley | Interview by Angel Rodriguez
  • Joyce Carol Oates, Author of “Hazards of Time Travel”
  • Laila Lalami, Author of “The Other Americans”
  • Connections and Consequences: Young Adult Fiction
  • Notes From The ‘Ovary Office’: A Celebration of Wombin
  • Creating Safe Spaces: Bullying, Violence, and Safety
  • Science Fiction: Worlds Beyond Our Own
  • Karamo Brown, Author of “My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope | Interview by Yvonne Villarreal
  • SPHERES: The Songs of the Cosmos In Virtual Reality | Eliza McNitt
  • Fiction: Calamity and Chaos
 
    11:00 am
  • Bret Easton Ellis, Author of “White”
  • Trade Memoirs: Searching For Serenity
  • Young Adult Fiction: writing The Real World
  • Walter Mosley, Author of “Down the River Unto the Sea”
  • CNN en Español’s Juan Carlos Lopez & Mario Gonzalez Conversation with Authors Reyna Grande & Julissa Arce (Spanish)
  • Funny With a Twist: Putting the Personal in Pop Culture
  • Bret Easton Ellis, Author of “White”
  • Trade Memoirs: Searching For Serenity
  • Young Adult Fiction: writing The Real World
  • Walter Mosley, Author of “Down the River Unto the Sea”
  • CNN en Español’s Juan Carlos Lopez & Mario Gonzalez Conversation with Authors Reyna Grande & Julissa Arce (Spanish)
  • Funny With a Twist: Putting the Personal in Pop Culture
  • Memoir: Exploring Life in Small Passages
  • Memoir: Voices of the Black American Experience
  • Music and Emotion: Sonic storytelling using Tactile Audio technology
  • Aren’t We American? Race, Class, Immigration, and Citizenship
  • History: Terror on the Home Front
  • Books: What It Means to Be a Reader
  • Amber Tamblyn, Author of “Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution | Interview by Mariel Garza
  • Girls to the Front: Women Breaking Barriers
  • Fiction: Versions of California
  • Literary Endings: Death in the Novel
  • Chelsea Clinton, Author of “Don’t Let Them Disappear”
  • Freedom of the Press: Reporting in the Age of Trump
 
    12:30 pm
  • Amber Tamblyn, Author of “Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution | Interview by Mariel Garza
  • Girls to the Front: Women Breaking Barriers
  • Fiction: Versions of California
  • Literary Endings: Death in the Novel
  • Chelsea Clinton, Author of “Don’t Let Them Disappear”
  • Freedom of the Press: Reporting in the Age of Trump
 
    01:00 pm
  • Essays and Memoir: Living Our Best Lives
 
    01:30 pm
  • Janet Napolitano, Author of “How Safe Are We: Homeland Security Since 9/11 | Interview by Scott Kraft
  • Earth, Air, Fire, Water: The Environment in Crisis
  • Leigh Bardugo, Author of “King of Scars”
  • Blow ‘Em Up: Writing the High Octane Thriller
  • Sound Trip: An Immersive Experience
  • Chernobyl As Told On Page and Screen
  • Where Do We Go From Here? Contextualizing This American Moment
  • Food Justice for All? Food Security in L.A.
 
    2:00 pm
  • Jen Sincero, Author of “You Are a Badass Every Day,”
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Author of “Minutes of Glory,”
  • Off the Record: Contemporary Political Fiction
  • T.C. Boyle, Author of “Outside Looking In,”
  • Rebel Radio Podcast
 
    2:30 pm
  • Justine Bateman, Author of “Fame: The Hijacking of Reality,” interviewed by Deborah Vankin Deborah Vankin & Justine Bateman
  • In Conversation: Pepe Garza, Luciano Luna, & Abraham Vazquez Interviewed by Camilo Egaña
  • Memoir: Queer Coming-of-Age
 
    3:00 pm
  • Marion Ross, Author of “My Days: Happy and Otherwise,” interviewed by Patt Morrison
  • Outside the Bubble: the Politics of Citizenship Across America
  • Story Craft: Writing Short Ficiton
  • Music Storytelling Unplugged with Linda Perry, Beatie Wolfe, Jason Flom and Kerry Brown
  • A Singular Focus: Chasing The Hidden Story
  • Day to Day: Finding A Way to a Better Self
 
    3:45 pm
  • In Conversation: LA Librería Presents the Challenges of Biliteracy
 
    4:00 pm
  • Writing & Publishing: Inside Stories of the Book Business
 

Readings

2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Schedule: Day 2

Photo credits from https://sautemagazine.com.

    10:00 am
  • Reading from “How to Love a Country” | Richard Blanco
 
    10:20 am
  • Reading from “Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave” | Kim Dower
 
    10:40 am
  • Reading from “Bright Stain” | Francesca Bell
 
    11:00 am
  • Reading from “Do Not Open This Math Book” | Danica McKellar
 
    11:15 am
  • “Here No One Gives Up” | Dacia Arcaráz
  • Reading from “Every Ravening Thing” | Marsha de la O
 
    11:40 am
  • Reading from “Rattlesnake Allegory” | Joe Jiménez
 
    12:30 pm
  • Reading from “Rattlesnake Allegory” | Joe Jiménez
 
    12:45 pm
  • Reading from “House of McQueen” | Valerie Wallace
  • Reading from “bury it” |Sam Sax
  • Reading from “Broken Kingdom” | Michelle Bitting
 
    01:40 pm
  • Reading from “These Many Rooms” | Laure-Anne Bosselaar
 
    02:00 pm
  • eading from “Swift: New and Selected Poems” | David Baker
 
    02:20 pm
  • Reading from “The Thin Wall” | Martha Rhodes
 
    02:40 pm
  • Reading from “Birnam Wood” | Hélène Cardona
 
    03:40 pm
  • Reading from “After Party” | Noah Blaustein
 
    04:00 pm
  • Reading from “A Portrait of the Self as Nation” | Marilyn Chin
 
    04:20 pm
  • Reading from “Open Late” | Rex Wilder
 
    04:40 pm
  • Reading from “The War Chamber Ministry” | Michael C. Ford
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