Six Stages Featuring Celebrities, Discussions, Readings and Family Entertainment
The ETC. Stage will offer a mix of discussion and musical performances from such artists as Define-A-Thon, Scott Fickas, Los Abondoned and Quinto Sol. The Reading by 9 Storytelling stage will also feature a mix of music and favorite children's book readings including: Emcee, Adam Rivers, Kylee Lin, Miss California Teen USA, Alan Katz, Storyteller, Jim Weiss and "Gilligan's Island" favorite Tina Louise, KidSpace Children's Museum, Children's Museum of Los Angeles' Readers Theatre Project, PBS' Jay Jay the Jet Plane, Beethoven's Wig and many more.
The Target Reading Stage will feature an array of entertainment and book readings by Julie Andrews Edwards, Henry Winkler, Katherine Holabird, Angelina the Ballerina Stage Show, Rosemary Wells, Hi-5, The Justin Roberts Band, and many more.
The Barnes & Nobel Stage will showcase Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Gunn, Dan Matthews, Mike Farrell, Sherman Alexie, T. Jefferson Parker, and many more.
The Cooking Stage will host Govind Armstrong, Dave Lieberman, Cat Cora, Ted Allen, Martin Yan, Barbara Fairchild & Janet McCracken, and Nancy Silverton.
The Poetry Stage will have a wonderful line-up including Mark Doty, Jane Miller, David St. John, Carol Muske-Dukes and many more.
Festival of Book Sponsors
The presenting sponsor for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is Target and the major sponsors are Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Borders Bookstores and Ticketmaster. Contributing Sponsors for the event are Ghirardelli, Time Warner, and Toyota's "Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience." Supporting sponsors are Chronicle Books, Geffen Playhouse, Jiffy Lube and Luxe Hotel and KRLA Talkradio 870, KABC Talkradio 790, Radio Disney (KDIS-1110 AM), KCRW 89.9, KPFK 90.7 are the festival's media sponsors.
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Awards Ceremony
The 27th annual presentation of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be held Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m., in UCLA's Royce Hall. PBS Newshour host Jim Lehrer will emcee the event, and the ceremony will recognize William Kittredge with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement as well as honor books in nine categories. The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, established in 1980, celebrate outstanding literary achievement in biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult fiction.
Tickets are required for the Book Prizes ceremony and are on sale at UCLA's Central Ticket Office 310-825-2101 and online at www.tickets.ucla.edu under "Special Events" (a surcharge applies). Tickets are $18 for a reserved seat only. Special $65 tickets include a buffet dinner (6-7:45 p.m.) with many of the nominated authors at the UCLA Faculty Center, a prime reserved ceremony seat and convenient Royce Hall parking.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/medicacenter.html.
About the Los Angeles Times
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