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L.A. Times Festival of Books
April 13 - April 14Free – $125
Image via the L.A. Times Festival of Books 2018
The 24th annual L.A. Times Festival of Books returns to the University of Southern California April 13 – 14 for another biblio-themed weekend celebration. The largest book festival in the world, the L.A. Times Festival of Books features over 500 authors, celebrities, chefs, musicians, and artists. Among the literary stars and celebrities scheduled to appear: Ali Abbas, Robin Abcarian, Hanif Abdurraqib, Stephanie Abraham, Elizabeth Acevedo, Kwame Alexander, and many more. The fest begins at 10 a.m. each day, and features live author readings, demonstrations and intimate conversations. The festival ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. See the full schedule on the event site. All outdoor events at the festival are free to attend. However, if you’d like to reserve advanced Conversation tickets, exclusive festival passes are also offered, or you can snag an all-access pass for $125.