LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2004 – More than 400 of the country's best-selling authors will join thousands of Southern California book lovers at the ninth annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which will be held Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, on the UCLA campus.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free to the public. However, tickets will be required to attend indoor author panel discussions and lectures. Beginning April 18 at 12 noon, tickets will be available free of charge at all participating Southern California Ticketmaster locations. A limited number of tickets also will be available on-site. On-campus parking is $7.
General event information is available online at www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks or by calling 1-800-LA TIMES ext. 7BOOK. Detailed information on all festival activities will be published in the April 18 edition of the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – one of the nation's premier public literary festivals and the largest of its kind on the West Coast – was created in 1996 by The Times to promote literacy, celebrate the written word, and bring together those who create books with the people who love to read them. It is presented in association with UCLA.
|•||More than 400 authors participating in 95 panels, readings and book signings|
|•||Seven stages showcasing book and poetry readings, cooking demonstrations, children's storytelling and cartoon characters, and music, drama and dance performances|
|•||24th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize awards ceremony|
|•||More than 280 exhibitors including specialty booksellers and major book publishers|
Literary "Who's Who"
Authors scheduled to appear include Mitch Albom, Clive Barker,
Michael Benson, T. C. Boyle, Ray Bradbury, Susie Bright, Douglas
Brinkley, Stephen J. Cannell, Iris Chang, Sandra Cisneros, Mary
Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark, Susie Coelho, Rocco DiSpirito,
Carol Muske-Dukes, James Ellroy, Carrie Fisher, Dana Gioia,
Arianna Huffington, Pico Iyer, Chalmers Johnson, Larry King,
Dean Koontz, Kelly Lange, Elmore Leonard, Leonard Maltin, Aaron
McGruder, Anchee Min, Patt Morrison, Nuala O’Faolain,
George Pelecanos, Anna Quindlen, Ishmael Reed, Laura Schlessinger,
David Shannon, Jane Smiley, Tavis Smiley, Kevin Starr, Anthony