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Festival of Books 2017

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Festival of Books 2017

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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. Not recommended if attending Book Prizes ceremony.
$27.50 $2.51
Festival of Books pre-paid Valet Parking – Sunday
Pre-paid pass for Valet parking at the Festival of Books - limited quantity available
$27.50 $2.51
Conversation 1011 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Hancock Foundation
Biography: The Women Behind the Power
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1012 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Hancock Foundation
Nonfiction: The Grand Old Party
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1013 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Hancock Foundation
Nonfiction: Writing Epic History
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1014 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Hancock Foundation
Telling Syria's Stories
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1015 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Hancock Foundation
Writing & Publishing: Breaking in & Then Some
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1021 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Hoffman Hall
Crime Fiction: A Question of Character
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1022 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
Nonfiction: The Science of Humans
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1023 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Hoffman Hall
Science Fiction & Fantasy from All Angles
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1024 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
Nonfiction: Science and Our World
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1031 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Town & Gown
Nonfiction: Looking at Russia
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1032 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Town & Gown
Chuck Palahniuk in Conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1033 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Town & Gown
Nonfiction: Obama's Presidency & Its Aftermath
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1034 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Town & Gown
T.C. Boyle with an Introduction from Alexander Nazaryan
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1035 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Town & Gown   more info $1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1041 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Fiction: Moby Dick & Milton 2.0
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1042 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Graphic Novels from All Sides
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1043 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
The Edge of Identity: Race and Gender in Contemporary Poetry
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1044 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Memoir: Troubled Times
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1051 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: Stories of Outsiders
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1052 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
And the Beat Goes On: Music & Musicians Through the Years
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1053 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Crime Fiction: Hidden Truths
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1054 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: On the Edge
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1055 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: The Surreal World
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1061 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Bovard Auditorium
Michael Connelly in Conversation with Dan Pyne
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1062 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Bovard Auditorium
March: Congressman John Lewis, Nate Powell & Andrew Aydin in Conversation
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1063 - Saturday, 2:30 PM, Bovard Auditorium
Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation with Steph Cha
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1064 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Bovard Auditorium
Roxane Gay in Conversation with Alexander Chee
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1071 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Nonfiction: Activists on the Front Lines
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1072 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Nonfiction: The Future is Female
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1073 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Nonfiction: President Trump
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1074 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
James Andrew Miller in Conversation with Michael Ovitz
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1081 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Annenberg Auditorium
Biography: The Artist As Muse
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1082 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
A Thousand Faces: Poetry's Public and Private Languages
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1083 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Self-Discovery: The First Frontier
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1084 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Tell Me a Story: The Art of Children's Books
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1085 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Nonfiction: Raining Cats & Dogs
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1091 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Fiction: You Can't Go Home Again
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1092 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: From Page to Stage, presented by Center Theatre Group
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1093 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Biography: The Lives of the Writers
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1094 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Not Quite Overnight: The Real Story of Bestselling Debuts
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1095 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Nonfiction: Nature & Politics
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1111 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: The Storytellers
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1112 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: Girls With Dangerous Friends
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1113 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Nonfiction: Among the Believers
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1114 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: Writing from History
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1121 - Saturday, 11:00 AM, Taper Hall 101
Everybody's Got One: Fiction & Families
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1122 - Saturday, 12:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Memoir: Immigrant Stories
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1123 - Saturday, 2:00 PM, Taper Hall 101
Emerging from the Underground: Surviving Punk Rock
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1124 - Saturday, 3:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Audiobooks: Hey, What's That Sound?
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1131 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Norris Theater
Sherry Lansing & Stephen Galloway in Conversation with Mary McNamara
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1132 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Norris Theater
George Saunders in Conversation with Carolyn Kellogg
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1133 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Norris Theater
Nonfiction: Writing California and Beyond
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1134 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Norris Theater
Young Adult Fiction: Faith, Hope, and Charity - Strong Girls in Crisis
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1135 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Norris Theater
Thomas McGuane in Conversation with Michael Silverblatt
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1141 - Saturday, 10:30 AM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
What’s in a Brand? Building Business in the Digital Age
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1142 - Saturday, 12:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Walls and Lines in the Sand: The Shifting Landscape of Immigration
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1143 - Saturday, 1:30 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
What Are We So Afraid Of? The Role of Fear in Our Lives
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1144 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Truth Matters: Media in the Age of Fake News and Alternative Facts
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1145 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Hapa: Mixed-Race Identity and Representation
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1151 - Saturday, 3:00 PM, Taper Hall 201
Fiction: Writing Gay Literature in Los Angeles
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 1152 - Saturday, 4:30 PM, Taper Hall 201
Listen up, New York: Latino Readers & Writers Have Something to Say
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2011 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Hancock Foundation
Environment: Surviving the Future?
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2012 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Hancock Foundation
Nonfiction: Lost Stories of the West
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2013 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Hancock Foundation
Nonfiction: Cults & Cultures
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2014 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Hancock Foundation
Nonfiction: Tragedies of Our Past
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2021 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Hoffman Hall
Fiction: Rebel Rousers
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2022 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
Fiction: Roads Less Traveled
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2023 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Hoffman Hall
Fiction: Culture & Identity
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2024 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hoffman Hall
Young Adult Fiction: Pieces of Me
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2031 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Town & Gown
Nonfiction: Police, Prisons & Justice
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2032 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Town & Gown
Writing Across Genres: Humanizing Conflict
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2033 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Town & Gown
John Scalzi & Cory Doctorow in Conversation
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2034 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Town & Gown
Nonfiction: California's Hidden Poor
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2041 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Fiction: Disappearing Acts
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2042 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Memoir: Live Through This
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2043 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Fiction: Exceptions and Expectations
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2044 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Andrus Gerontology Center
Advice Experts: Go Ahead - Ask Me Anything
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2051 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Nonfiction: Hooray for Classic Hollywood
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2052 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Fiction: The New New Narrative
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2053 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
Crime Fiction: Trust No One
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2054 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Salvatori Computer Science Center
From Page to Screen to Page: Writing in Hollywood
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2062 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Bovard Auditorium
Chris Hayes in Conversation with Christina Bellantoni
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2063 - Sunday, 2:30 PM, Bovard Auditorium
The Handmaid's Tale from Page to Screen: Margaret Atwood & Bruce Miller in Conversation with Mary McNamara
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2071 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Nonfiction: Silicon Valley's Disrupters
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2072 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Marlon James in Conversation with Davan Maharaj
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2073 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Nonfiction: The Courts & the Constitution
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2074 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Nonfiction: What's Up with America?
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2081 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Annenberg Auditorium
More Than Strip Malls: The Artchitecture of Iconic Los Angeles
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2082 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Nonfiction: The Home DIY Revolution
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2083 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
Romance: I'm Too Sexy for this Book
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2084 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Annenberg Auditorium
I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore: Poetry and the Present Moment
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2091 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Nonfiction: Pop Goes the World
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2092 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Fiction: Slightly Surreal
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2093 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Memoir: Exploring the World
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2094 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 123
Crime Fiction: Walking the Line
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2111 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Viet Thanh Nguyen and Laila Lalami in Conversation
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2112 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Fiction: Writing Short Stories
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2113 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
Crime Fiction: The Hunters & the Hunted
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2114 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124
More Than Words: The New Coffee Table Book
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2121 - Sunday, 11:00 AM, Taper Hall 101
Middle Grade Fiction: Growing Up the Hard Way
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2122 - Sunday, 12:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Fiction with a Funny Side
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2123 - Sunday, 2:00 PM, Taper Hall 101
Young Adult Fantasy: Wars in New Worlds
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2124 - Sunday, 3:30 PM, Taper Hall 101
Nonfiction: The Culture of Southern California
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2131 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Norris Theater
Drawing the Lines: Political Cartoons
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2132 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Norris Theater
Scott Simon in Conversation with Todd Martens
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2133 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Norris Theater
Jonathan Lethem in Conversation with Charles Yu
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2134 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Norris Theater
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o in Conversation with Rebecca Carroll
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2141 - Sunday, 10:30 AM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
California Dreams: A Tribute to Kevin Starr
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2142 - Sunday, 12:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Living Long or Living Well: Can We Do Both?
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2143 - Sunday, 1:30 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
Is This Goodbye, NEA? Addressing Our Fears - and Hopes -for the Arts and Humanities
$1.00 $0.00
Conversation 2144 - Sunday, 3:00 PM, Wallis Annenberg Hall, Presented by USC
From Protest to Action to Justice: Politics, Media and the Law
$1.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Festival of Books Conversation tickets and valet parking passes will be available April 16 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Come to a land of spellbinding stories and inspiring ideas, savory flavors and sweet sounds. With more than 500 authors, hundreds of exhibitors and celebrities galore, there's something fun around every corner.

April 22 - 23, 2017

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 admission is free! All outdoor stages and activities are free. Indoor Conversations require tickets.

 

Online ticket sales for Festival of Books Conversations end at 6:00 a.m. 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 $12.
 
Make sure to follow the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Twitter and Facebook for live traffic and parking updates.



 

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University of Southern California - University Park Campus

Los Angeles, CA 90089

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