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See when and where your favorite authors and performers are appearing and add them to your personal schedule.

AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS

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Explore a who's who of everyone being featured at the festival, and find out where and when you can see them.

NEW! LA TIMES IDEAS EXCHANGE

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See Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author and phenomenally popular TED Talks speaker.

TWO OPTIONS

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Get the most out of this year's event with a Festival Pass or with the new Super Pass.

EXHIBITORS

Take an A-Z tour ›

Stroll the beautiful USC campus while browsing an amazing array of vendors, booksellers, nonprofit organizations and more.

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION

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For the 20th year in a row, festival admission — including all outdoor programming — is free and does not require a ticket.

BOOK PRIZES

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Join us Saturday, April 18, as the year's best books are recognized at USC’s Bovard Auditorium.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Join the team that makes this festival possible. You'll be helping promote reading while having a great time.

INSPIRE US CONTEST

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Hundreds of musicians, poets, photographers and artists submitted their work for a chance to be spotlighted at the festival.

2014 PHOTOS

Open our family album ›

Get a taste of what the festival is all about, and see what made last year's so great.

2014 VIDEOS

Rewind the fun ›

See clips of some of the biggest stars from last year, including Veronica Roth, John Green and Mayim Bialik.

THREE EVENTS

Make it an evening ›

Our 20th-year celebration doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Join us for evening events filled with drama, laughs and fun.

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