More than 150,000 explore everything from politics to poetry as L.A. Times Festival of Books comes to a close

Victor Rios, a sociology professor at UC Santa Barbara, believes that positive change in the criminal justice system is possible only when authority figures stop placing labels on youth from underprivileged neighborhoods and show more empathy. “We shouldn’t label them as being ‘at risk,’ we should... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More panels on politics at the LA Times Festival of Books

When something is on people’s minds, publishers notice. In the past year, there has been a surge of books about politics. That means there will be a plethora of conversations about politics at the Festival of Books. Here are a few favorites. For an in-depth conversation about our president, don’t... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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After 4,000 miles and 5,000 book giveaways, Poetry to the People is back home.

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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Books: Writing and gun violence, women in criticism, politics at the Festival of Books and more

I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY What can poetry do in the face of gun violence? Critic at large Adriana E. Ramirez attended a reading — in Florida, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Festival of Books: Live coverage of the L.A. Times' annual #bookfest and Book Prize winners

Heaven for book nerds! The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is underway at the USC campus this weekend, where more than 500 authors are reading, discussing, signing, and living and breathing books. The lineup includes former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, "Top... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Portraits from the L.A. Times Studio at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

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BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trump, immigration, dystopias are topics on last day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

After Donald Trump was elected president, Ben H. Winters put aside the novel he was writing in favor of a new project. The result was “Golden State,” set in a society where every interaction is recorded and lying is severely punished. Trump’s election was also the catalyst for some key essays in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Sandra Cisneros raises up Frida Kahlo and other women at L.A Times Festival of Books

When Sandra Cisneros stepped onto the main stage at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday afternoon, she greeted the audience in Spanish first, with a microphone in one hand and a violet hand fan in the other. “Gracias a todos! Bienvenidos!” For the monolingual, she translated it to:... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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5 debut novelists you won’t want to miss at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

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Los Angeles Times Announces Lineup for 24th Annual Festival of Books

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Turbulent times: Cowley on upheavals in politics and books

New Statesman editor Jason Cowley, formerly news editor at The Bookseller, is publishing a collection of his journalism with Norfolk indie Salt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tens of thousands expected to attend as Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicks off

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest event of its kind in the country. The 23rd annual festival, which celebrates reading and storytelling, got underway at 10 a.m. Saturday at the USC campus near downtown L.A. Authors... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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First day of Los Angeles Times Festival of Books offers a little something for everyone

President Trump’s immigration policies, L.A.’s homeless crisis, the women’s movement and the culture of food were just a few of the topics covered during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus. The 23rd annual festival, which celebrates reading and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books gets underway on USC campus

The 22nd annual L.A. Times Festival of Books officially got underway Saturday morning with a performance by the USC Trojan Marching Band, which got festivalgoers dancing and cheering to a rendition of Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker" and, of course, "Fight On," among others. Justin Dearborn, chief... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Festival of Books features musings on Trump, feminism, art and more

The presidency of Donald Trump and its implications on a wide range of areas — feminism, race relations, arts, science, children and even writing itself — was a powerful theme during the first day of the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday at USC. The two-day festival —... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Pico Iyer, more at L.A. Times Festival of Books' travel stage

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Radio Times launches book-centric festival

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