Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Join us this year as we celebrate our literary culture and the Los Angeles Times’ passion for story.
Festival of Books
Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Book Prize Ceremony
Friday, April 17, 2020 | 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus
University of Southern California, University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
FAQ — Attending The Festival
FAQ — Book Signings
FAQ — Participating in The Festival
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is committed to providing a welcoming, harassment-free event experience for all participants, including attendees, speakers, performers, exhibitors, volunteers and staff. We reserve the right to expel and, if warranted, seek legal recourse against anyone who violates this standard of behavior.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is committed to providing a welcoming, harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of identity or circumstance, and inclusive of all ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, political and religi ous beliefs, physical and mental abilities, and more. We do not tolerate harassment of festival participants including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, performers, exhibitors, volunteers and staff.
We expect all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness throughout the festival venue. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior may, at the discretion of the organizers, be expelled from the festival.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Comments or images that demean an individual or group and reinforce oppression or discrimination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, geographic origin or economic class.
- Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention, contact or content, including the display of images in public spaces
- Intimidation, stalking or deliberate following
- Unwelcome or intimidating photography or recording of any kind
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Some event conversations will include discussion related to sex, discriminatory language, violence or other triggering topics or language, due to the topics of the participants books or topic of the conversation as a whole. These program elements are not considered harassment and festival organizers, moderators and interviewers will do due diligence to make sure these topics are addressed in a respectful manner
Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior by festival organizers or security personnel is expected to comply immediately. If someone engages in harassing or disruptive behavior, festival organizers retain the right to take actions to restore a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes issuing a warning, expelling the offending party [with no refund] and, if warranted, pursuing legal action.