INFORMATION

Festival of Books

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Book Prize Ceremony

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus

USC Campus

University of Southern California, University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

DIRECTIONS

The USC campus is located about 2 miles southwest from Downtown and 1 mile from the intersection of the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and the Harbor Freeway (I-110). The most convenient freeway exit is from I-110 onto Exposition Boulevard. At the end of the exit you will see the campus on the right-hand side one block down the street. Another convenient access is to exit from Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) on Vermont south to Jefferson Boulevard.

PARKING

Public parking will be available for $12 in the following USC Parking Structures: Downey Way Parking Structure (formerly PSA), Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), Flower Street Parking Structure (formerly PS1), Figueroa Street Parking Structure (formerly PS2) and the Grand Avenue USC Parking Center at 35th Street and Grand Avenue (shuttle to campus from Grand Avenue Parking Structure provided)

METRO

Go Metro and save 10% on your total purchase of official 2019 Festival of Books merchandise, including mugs, t-shirts, and more. The Expo Line drops riders directly at the south end of the Festival of Books.

FARES

Roundtrip fare is $3.50 in stored value + $1 reusable TAP card, per person. Be sure to tap your own card before each boarding, including at transfer stations. For exact routing, fare information, bike lockers/racks throughout the system and tips on purchasing your TAP fare card in advance, check metro.net or call 323-GO METRO (323-466-3876).

TICKETS

CONVERSATION TICKETS

Indoor Conversations require free tickets.

ADVANCE TICKETS

Available starting April 7, 9 a.m. at this webpage

ON-SITE TICKETS

Available the day of the Conversation
A limited amount of tickets for each Conversation, while supplies last, are also distributed at the festival ticketing booth — free of service charges. The booth will open at 9 a.m. on each day of the festival.

Guests with Conversation tickets must arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled Conversation start time to ensure seating.

PRE-SALE PASS

Details on the 2019 Festival of Books Pre-Sale Pass program will be announced on March 7.

 

ALL-ACCESS PASS

Details on the 2019 Festival of Books All Access Pass program will be announced on March 7.

 

ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

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
REPORTING
The Festival will provide a hotline number in advance of the event that attendees can use to report harassing, hostile or disruptive behavior that they may be experiencing while at the event.  Those immediately in danger or that have been a victim of an actual crime during the event should instead call the USC Department of Public Safety at 213 740 4321. Those wishing to report an incident post event may do so at eventinfo@latimes.com.  
EXCEPTION

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

 

ENFORCEMENT

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.