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Festival of Books 2015

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Festival of Books pre-paid Valet Parking – Saturday
Pre-paid pass for Valet parking at the Festival of Books - limited quantity available
$20.00 $1.49
Festival of Books pre-paid Valet Parking – Sunday
Pre-paid pass for Valet parking at the Festival of Books - limited quantity available
$20.00 $1.49
Conversation 1011 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Hancock Foundation
Narrative Journalism: Writing The Big Story
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1012 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Hancock Foundation
Inside Publishing
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1013 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Hancock Foundation
Biography: World Leaders in History
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1014 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Hancock Foundation
Writing Big Science
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1015 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Hancock Foundation
Publishing: The New Writers' Toolbox
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1021 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Hoffman Hall
Frame by Frame: The Lasting Impact of Movies
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1022 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Hoffman Hall
Middle Grade Fiction: Novel Landscapes
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1023 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
Writing Across Multiple Genres
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1024 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Hoffman Hall
Young Adult Fiction: Smells Like Teen Spirit
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1025 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
By the Numbers: Science & Identity
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1031 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Town & Gown
Young Adult Fiction: Connections & Consequences
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1032 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Town & Gown
John Scalzi, Author of "Lock In," in Conversation with Wil Wheaton
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1033 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Town & Gown
Hashvitism: Activism in the Hashtag Age, presented by #EmergingUS
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1034 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Town & Gown
America's Rich & Poor: Looking at the Financial Gap
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1041 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Fiction: Coming Into Her Own
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1042 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
All That Glitters: Arts in a Golden Age
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1043 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Tell Me a Story: The Art of Children's Books
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1044 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Haunted by Hope: Public Mourning & Personal Lyric
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1051 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Crime Fiction: Right Place, Wrong Time
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1052 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: The Secrets We Keep
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1053 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Crime Fiction: Haunted by the Past
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1054 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Publishing: The Big Picture
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1055 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: Shifting Cultures
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1061 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Bovard Auditorium
Speaking Out: Human Rights & Social Justice
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1062 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Bovard Auditorium
Patton Oswalt, Author of “Silver Screen Fiend” in Conversation with Wayne Federman
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1071 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Pushing for Change: Our Environmental Future
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1072 - Saturday, 1:00 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
T.C. Boyle, Author of "The Harder They Come," in Conversation with David L. Ulin
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1073 - Saturday, 2:30 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
LeVar Burton, Author of “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm,” Interviewed by L.A. Times writer, Patt Morrison
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1074 - Saturday, 4:00 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Brian Grazer, Author of "A Curious Mind," in Conversation with L.A. Times writer, Rebecca Keegan
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1081 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Graphic Novels: World in A Frame
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1082 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Writing With a Smirk: Women & Humor
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1083 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: The Girls Are All Right
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1084 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Fantastic
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1085 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Drawing on Life: Graphic Novels & Memoir
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1091 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: Live Through This
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1092 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: On the Edge
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1093 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Young Adult: Writing the Truth for Teens
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1094 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
History: Artistic Influencers
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1111 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Annenberg Auditorium
Fiction: Victims & Vice
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1112 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Finding Focus: Writing Niche Topics
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1113 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
The Shape of Poetry: The Anxiety of Form in a Shifting World
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1114 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Fiction: Living in the Aftermath
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1115 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Fiction: Bringing the Impossible to Life
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1121 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Taper Hall 101
Eat This: The L.A. Food Movement
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1122 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Fiction: The Trials of Life
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1123 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Taper Hall 101
Fiction: History on the Page
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1124 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Crime Fiction: Playing Both Sides
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1131 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Norris Theater
Dav Pilkey, Author of The Ricky Ricotta Series
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1132 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Norris Theater
From Page to Screen
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1133 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Norris Theater
Richard Riordan, Author of "The Mayor," in Conversation with Bill Boyarsky
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1134 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Norris Theater
Young Adult Fiction: Lurking in the Shadows
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1135 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Norris Theater
The Domino Effect: Changing Political Landscapes
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1141 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Coming Home: New Approaches to Supporting Our Veterans
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1142 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
From L.A. to the Middle East: Empowering Youth through the Arts
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1143 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Approaches to Writing Memoir
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1144 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Grasping the Ineffable: On Science and Health
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1145 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
From Sensitivity to Censorship: The High Stakes of Satire in Popular Culture
$1.00 $0.00
Screening 1151 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, School of Cinematic Arts, Ray Stark Theatre
"Far From the Madding Crowd" Presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Free $0.00
Screening 1152 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, School of Cinematic Arts, Ray Stark Theatre
"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" Presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures Conversation to follow with author/screenwriter Jesse Andrews, and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, interviewed by Los Angeles Times writer Mark Olsen. 4:15pm "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" Meet author and screenwriter Jesse Andrews and receive a complimentary book! No purchase necessary. While supplies last.
Free $0.00
Conversation 2011 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Hancock Foundation
Claudia Rankine, Author of "Citizen," in Conversation with Brighde Mullins
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2012 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Hancock Foundation
History: Shaping California
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2013 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Hancock Foundation
History: American Milestones
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2014 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hancock Foundation
Narrative Journalism: Writing American Crime
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2021 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Hoffman Hall
Fiction: Addicted to Love
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2022 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
Bookstore Confidential
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2023 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Hoffman Hall
Fiction: History Through Another Lens
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2024 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
Fiction: The Past in Our Present
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2031 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Town & Gown
Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Crime & Justice in America
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2032 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Town & Gown
Dennis Lehane, Author of "World Gone By," in Conversation with Tod Goldberg
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2033 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Town & Gown
The Digital Footprint: Privacy, Cyberterrorism and How We Live Now
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2034 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Town & Gown
Fiction: The Art of the Short Story
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2041 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Fiction: Secrets & Suspense
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2042 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Fiction: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2043 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Fiction: Alternate Realities
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2044 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Gary Snyder, Author of "This Present Moment: New Poems" in Conversation with David
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2051 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Crime Fiction: The Hands that Pull the Strings
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2052 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Crime Fiction: Deception & Denial
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2053 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: Famous By Association
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2054 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: The Long & the Short of It
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2061 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Bovard Auditorium
Joyce Carol Oates, Author of “The Sacrifice,” in Conversation with Michael Silverblatt
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2062 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Bovard Auditorium
Upright Citizens Brigade presents a Live-Read of “Swingers”
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2071 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Tommy Lasorda, Author of "Tommy Lasorda" My Way," in Conversation with Bill Dwyre
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2072 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Pushing the Needle: Decisions In Government
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2073 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Duty & Service: Veterans & the War Experience
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2074 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Charles Spencer, Author of "Killers of the King," in Conversation with Patt Morrison
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2081 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: Through A Different Lens
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2082 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: Love, Death & the Lives In Between
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2083 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2084 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Publishing: Independent Voices
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2091 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: New California Noir
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2092 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: Untold Stories
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2093 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Stuff: The Objects That Shape Our Lives
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2094 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Food & Identity: The Culture of Eating in America
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2111 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Annenberg Auditorium
Children's Books: Imagination & Illustration
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2112 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Fiction: Perfectly Flawed
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2113 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
The Santa Anas in My Sails: Self & Culture in California Poetry
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2114 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Fiction: On the Fringe
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2121 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Taper Hall 101
Nonfiction: Writing In Real Time
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2122 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Creativity in the Digital Age
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2123 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Taper Hall 101
Fiction: Pushing Boundaries
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2124 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Memoir: How Did I Get Here?
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2131 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Norris Theater
Young Adult Fiction: The Ties That Bind
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2132 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Norris Theater
Jacqueline Woodson, Author of "Brown Girl Dreaming," in Conversation with David Levithan
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2133 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Norris Theater
Nonfiction: Women on Their Own Terms
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2134 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Norris Theater
Mortality: Death & Conversations About Life
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2141 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Almost Paradise: Sustainability, Power and Politics in L.A.
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2142 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
To Live and Dine in L.A.: Food Pasts, Food Futures--A Conversation with Josh Kun and Roy Choi
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2143 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Being Black: Race and Justice in the U.S.
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2144 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Lincoln’s Legacy: Insights 150 Years After the Assassination
$1.00 $0.00
Screening 2151 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, School of Cinematic Arts, Ray Stark Theatre
DOCUMENTED Presented by Define American and #EmergingUS Followed by a conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas
$1.00 $0.00

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Event Details

The LA Times Festival of Books is coming, and it’s going to be our best year yet. With more stages, more conversations and more laughs. The tastiest foods and the catchiest music. And the most-talked-about authors, chefs and celebrities. So join us for the 20th edition of a bestseller.

April 18 - 19, 2015

Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 attendance is free! All outdoor stages and activities are free. Only indoor Conversations require tickets.

 

Online ticket sales for Festival of Books Conversations end at 6:00 AM 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 $10.
 
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University of Southern California - University Park Campus

Los Angeles, CA 90089

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