Los Angeles Times Festival of Books...Jamie Lee Curtis & Rainn Wilson on stage today! Bookworms descend on USC!


    Jada Pinkett Smith @ Festival of Books!

    A few weeks ago, I posted a feature on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which is an annual event book-lovers look forward to with great anticipation each year.

    Post: 04/06/2011

    Fortunately, school children from Orange County tweeted me this week, which jogged my memory at the 11th Hour.

    Yes, kids!

    You will see me at  Book Fair tomorrow strolling around USC campus with my eye out for bargains and news scoops to report on at "The Tattler".

    Thanks for the reminder, eh?

    For readers at "The Tattler" who may have forgotten that the event runs today (April 30th) thru Sunday (May 1st), I have posted a run-down of the panel discussions and stage events that will be underway as this very post is published on the world-wide-web a few seconds from now.

    See 'ya there, eh?

    Target Children’s Stage

    10:00 AM

    The Okee Dokee Brothers
    Take it Outside

    10:40 AM

    Bob Boyle
    Author of Hugo and the Really Really Really Long String

    11:00 AM

    Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop

    11:20 AM

    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Author of My Mommy Hung the Moon

    11:45 AM

    Hip Hop Harry
    Party Jams

    12:20 PM

    Tom Lichtenheld
    Illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

    12:40 PM

    Peter Stein
    Author of Cars Galore!

    1:00 PM

    Dallas Clayton
    Author and Illustrator of An Awesome Book!

    1:25 PM

    Disney Junior’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevive
    Choo-Choo Soul

    2:00 PM

    Marc Brown
    Author of Arthur Turns Green

    2:20 PM

    Nancy Krulik
    Author of George Brown, Class Clown: Super Burp #1
    Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Series

    2:40 PM

    R.L. Stine
    Author of Goosebumps Horrorland: Hall of Horrors

    3:00 PM

    Megan McDonald
    Author of Judy Moody and Stink series

    3:25 PM

    Moona Luna
    Piñata Party

    4:00 PM

    Lisa Yee
    Author of American Girl Book,Aloha, Kanani

    4:20 PM

    Jarrett J. Krosoczka
    Author and Illustrator of The Lunch Lady Graphic Novel Series

    4:40 PM

    Josh Lewis
    Author of Super Chicken Nugget Boy
    (vs. Ned-Grant and his Eggplant Army)

    5:10 PM

    Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players
    Jungle Gym

    Los Angeles Times Stage

    11:00 AM

    Rainn Wilson
    Interviewed by Amy Alkon
    Author of SoulPancake

    12:10 AM

    Stefanie Powers
    Author of One from the Hart

    1:20 PM

    Jillian Michaels
    Interviewed by Rene Lynch
    Author of Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life

    2:30 PM

    Danica McKellar
    Author of Hot X: Algebra Exposed

    3:40 PM

    Alison Arngrim
    Author of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

    4:50 PM

    Sister Souljah
    Interviewed by Jada Pinkett Smith
    Author of Midnight and the Meaning of Love

    USC Stage

    10:00 AM

    Festival Kickoff with the Trojan Marching Band
    Musical Performance
    Welcome by Los Angeles Times Publisher Eddy Hartenstein
    USC President C.L. Max Nikias

    11:40 PM

    Funny But True Hosted by Prince Gomolvilas
    Storytelling-Based Performance

    12:50 PM

    Greg Johnson Quartet
    Jazz Performance

    2:00 PM

    Javon Johnson
    Spoken Word Performance

    3:10 PM

    Rozzi Crane
    Popular Music Performance

    4:20 PM

    Second Nature Improv
    Comedic Performance

    5:30 PM

    Bear Attack
    Popular Music Performance

    Cooking Stage

    11:00 AM

    Erin McKenna
    Author of BabyCakes Covers the Classics
    Cooking Demonstration

    12:30 PM

    Graham Kerr
    Author of Growing at the Speed of Life
    Cooking Demonstration

    2:00 PM

    Bob Blumer
    Author of Glutton for Pleasure
    Cooking Demonstration

    3:30 PM

    Laurie David & Kristin Uhrenholdt
    Authors of The Family Dinner
    Cooking Demonstration

    YA Stage

    11:00 AM

    Brave NewWorlds: Writing the Unreal
    Andrew Smith, Allyson Condie, Laura McNeal, Tom McNeal
    Aaron Hartzler

    12:30 PM

    Smells Like Teen Spirit: Young Adult Fiction
    Lisi Harrison, Joanna Philbin, Elizabeth Eulberg, Abby McDonald
    Aaron Hartzler

    2:00 PM

    The Practical & the Powerful: Writing Fantasy or Keeping it Real
    Robin Benway, Gayle Forman, Gennifer Choldenko, Allen Zadoff
    Cecil Castellucci

    3:30 PM

    Picture This: Graphic Novels
    Kazu Kibuishi, Tracy White, Deborah Vankin
    Aaron Hartzler

    5:00 PM

    A live game show for:
    Lovers of books for teens & tweens

    Poetry Stage

    10:00 A.M.

    Rick Bursky & Majid Naficy read from:
    Death Obscura and Father & Son

    10:30 AM

    Chase Twichell reads from:
    Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been

    11:00 AM

    Daniel Tiffany reads from:
    Privado and The Dandelion Clock

    11:30 AM

    Annie Finch reads from:
    Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams

    12:00 PM

    Terese Svoboda reads from Weapons Grade

    12:30 PM

    Amy Newlove Schroeder & Dorothy Barresi read from:
    The Sleep Hotel and American Fanatics

    1:00 PM

    Beckian Goldberg & Sarah Maclay read from:
    Reliquary Fever: New and Selected Poems and Music for the Black Room

    1:30 PM

    Dana Levin reads from Sky Burial

    2:00 PM

    Henri Cole reads from:
    Pierce the Skin: Selected Poems (1982—2007)

    2:30 PM

    Ed Roberson reads from:
    To See the Earth Before the End of the World

    3:00 PM

    Craig Santos Perez reads from:
    From Unincorporated Territory {Saina}

    3:30 PM

    Carol Muske-Dukes Hosts Various Poets reading from:
    Crossing State Lines: An American Renga

    4:00 PM

    Laure-Anne Bosselaar reads from A New Hunger

    4:30 PM

    Atsuro Riley reads from Romey’s Order

    5:00 PM

    Ellyn Maybe and Her Band perform from:
    Rodeo for the Sheepish and Other Works

    Etc. Stage

    10:00 AM

    Student Author Panel:
    A reading, discussion and signing with students ages 6-18

    11:00 AM

    Dime Stories
    Three-minute stories read by Various Artists

    12:00 PM

    Imagine Ireland
    A selection of non-fiction writers from:
    Ireland by Molly McCloskey and Brian Dillon

    1:00 PM

    Murphy’s Flaw
    Blue Grass Musical Performance

    2:00 PM

    Brand X LA Unheard Presents Young Hunting
    Musical Performance

    3:00 PM

    The Hero Complex Presents Quizzam! Hosted by Geoff Boucher
    Comics Trivia Contest

    3:30 PM

    Andrew Breitbart in Conversation with Robin Abcarian
    PANEL CODE: 1092
    Ms. Robin Abcarian

    4:00 PM

    Zack Cole
    Musical Performance

    5:00 PM

    PEN Center USA
    Emerging Voices Reading

    Discover the World

    11:00 AM

    Irish Writers Sara Berkeley and Peter Sirr

    Poetry Readings

    12:00 PM

    Korea Presents Ji Yoon Jay Lee Byung Sang
    Traditional Korean Musical Performance

    1:00 PM

    Israel Presents:
    “Israel in Los Angeles A bond between communities”
    Video Presentation

    2:00 PM

    Irish Writers Mary O’Donoghue and Kevin Power
    Fiction Readings

    3:00 PM

    Korea Presents Kim Eung Hwa Dance Academy
    Traditional Korean Dance Performance

    4:00 PM

    Los Angeles Times Presents Don Bartletti
    My Camera as Witness to a Non-Fiction World

    Hoy Stage

    10:00 AM

    Welcoming Celebration

    11:00 AM

    STAR Program
    Dance Performance

    12:00 PM

    Mariachi Cielo Nuevo
    Musical Performance

    1:00 PM

    Hoy Spanish Spelling Bee Finals
    Category 1

    2:00 PM

    Salt Petal
    Musical Performance

    3:00 PM

    A Vivir Bien
    Panel Discussion

    4:00 PM

    Rock STAR
    Musical Performance



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