Save the Date for Festival of Books

The first Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held April 20 and 21 at UCLA's Dickson Plaza. Admission is free; parking at UCLA is $5.

More than 100 authors--including Ray Bradbury, Catherine Coulter, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, Pico Iyer, Jonathan Kellerman, Judith Krantz, Garry Marshall, Dennis Miller, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Carolyn See, Amy Tan, Joseph Wambaugh and Abigail Van Buren--will participate in panel discussions and other events. There will also be a children's program, including visits by children's characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Belle and the Berenstein Bears. More than 100 publishers and booksellers will be on hand to display their wares. There will be book signings in abundance.

Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 21. Program information will be available in The Times as the festival approaches. General information: (800) LA TIMES, Ext. 7BOOK; booth sales: Ext. 77714.

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