Inspire Your Fire at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times has announced the lineup and schedule for its 19th annual Festival of Books, a celebration of ideas, creativity, and the written word. This year’s festival will take place Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, at the University of Southern California, in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally vibrant and diverse cities, with an annual attendance of more than 150,000 people. Additionally, for the first time ever, the festival is calling for local artists, comedians, musicians, photographers and poets to join The Times’ “Inspire Us” contest and upload their work for a chance to make the leap from audience to stage at this year’s event.
Notable appearances include: Hugh Acheson, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Gustavo Arellano, Reza Aslan, Philip Bailey, Mayim Bialik, T.C. Boyle, LeVar Burton, Roy Choi, Sandra Cisneros, Jackie Collins, Giada de Laurentiis, Rob Delaney, Barbara Ehrenreich, John Green, Carla Hall, Daniel Handler, Robert Hilburn, Pico Iyer, Diego Luna, Chris Kluwe, Terry McMillan, B.J. Novak, Veronica Roth, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Straight, Marlo Thomas, Stephen Tobolowsky, Sandra Tsing Loh, Rachel Zoe and Adrian Todd Zuniga.

The complete festival schedule is available online at:


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