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The L.A. Times Festival of Books is This Weekend!

April 15, 2015 by Brian Champlin

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has been going strong for almost 20 years with a reliance on one some simple mission: to connect people who love books, both the creators and the consumers.

This year that mission continues with a weekend long extravaganza on the USC campus that will include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, photography exhibits, film screenings, Q&A’s, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site.

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From the opening performance by the USC marching band to featured talks from thought leaders like Malcolm Gladwell to an entire stage devoted just for cooking demonstrations, there’s pretty much something for everyone at this year’s festival.

And of course the best part? General admission is FREE!

That said, if you plan to attend, check some important FAQ info after the jump (admission is free, but there are still some costs…).

L.A. Festival of Books 2014

Image via L.A. Times

Just quick important info if you plan to attend this weekend:

– The L.A. Time Festival of Books takes place Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 10am-5pm.

– General admission is free, but keep in mind while no tickets are required for outdoor stages they will be for indoor conversations (and those tickets come with a service fee).

– Parking costs… $10 in various USC parking lots, including USC Lot 1, USC parking structures A, D, 1 and 2, and USC parking center: 35th St. and Grand Avenue (free shuttle provided). $15 parking is also available at the L.A. Coliseum. Lot 2 will have a shuttle, Lot 1 WILL NOT. Basically, if you can carpool or have the option to take public transit, do it.

For a complete rundown of the entire weekend schedule, check out the festival’s homepage on the L.A. Times website and for further information on planning your visit check the out this FAQ page.

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