LA Times Book Festival is Happening NOW! Recommendations for Sunday

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Since 1996 The LA Times Book Festival has presented readings by esteemed authors, informational panels, interviews and performances featuring every genre of literature imaginable. This year also features the return of Newstory, which highlights storytelling “beyond the book.” This event category includes virtual reality, podcasts, television, film, and live music on three stages and a Newstory Playground of activations and exhibits.

Every year over 150,000 people gather on the campus of USC for the free festival. Some indoor events require reservations with a small ticketing fee, but it’s not to late to grab some sunscreen and comfortable shoes and head on down.

Some highlights for Sunday:

10 AM Dystopian Fiction: It’s the End of the World As We Know It – Conversation 2011 – REQUIRES TICKET

10:15 AM Gregorio Luke en conferencia: Los premios latinoamericanos de literatura: de Pablo Neruda a Octavio Paz Speaker: Gregorio Luke (Spanish)

10:15 AM Designing with Light: The Upcoming Wave of Ubiquitous Projection – Conversation 2121 – REQUIRES TICKET

10:30 AM Le Petit Cirque performance (child performers)

10:30 AM Science Fiction: Worlds Beyond Our Own – Conversation 2111 – REQUIRES TICKET

2 PM Rebel Radio Podcast: DJ Z-Trip in Conversation with Josh Levine – Conversation 2124 – REQUIRES TICKET

3 PM Showgirls and Superstars: Gender in Music, Dance, and Comedy – with Allison Wolfe, Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Leslie Zemeckis Conversation 2134 – REQUIRES TICKET

3:30 Marion Ross, Author of “My Days: Happy and Otherwise,” interviewed by Patt Morrison Read our interview with Marion here!

3:30 PM A Singular Focus: Chasing The Hidden Story with Laura Nelson, Mark Bowden, Margaret Leslie Davis, Kirk Wallace Johnson, Sarah Weinman – Conversation 2104 – REQUIRES TICKET


Elise Thompson

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Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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