Admission is free. Some conversation events require free tickets. For more information and a complete schedule, click here.

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has celebrated writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians, scholars, and emerging storytellers since 1996, and is now the largest gathering of its kind in the United States. This year’s lineup will feature hundreds of guests, including Viet Thanh Nguyen, RuPaul, José Andrés, Lisa See, Miranda July, Walter Mosley, Jon Favreau, and more. As host of this incredible festival, USC is proud to present an exhilarating range of programming featuring members of the USC community, including panel conversations in Wallis Annenberg Hall and performances on the USC Stage.

For more information on the USC programming, click here.

Panel Conversations in Wallis Annenberg Hall:

Saturday, April 20
10:30 a.m.: Religion in the Public Sphere—Sherman Jackson, Duncan Ryūken Williams, Diane Winston, Varun Soni (moderator)
12 p.m.: The 2024 Election: Politics, Media, and Culture—Brett Carter, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Roberto Suro, Manuel Pastor (moderator)
1:30 p.m.: Stories of Resistance and Protest—Wolf Gruner, Susan Kamei, Hajar Yazdiha, Allissa V. Richardson (moderator)
3 p.m.: Screen Time: Television, Society, and Identity—David Craig, Anthony Sparks, Karen Tongson, Tara McPherson (moderator)
4:30 p.m.: Setting the Scene for Change: The Future of Theatre—Sharon Marie Carnicke, Snehal Desai, Rena Heinrich, Maureen Weiss, Luis Alfaro (moderator)

Sunday, April 21
10:30 a.m.: Living Long & Living Well: Longevity Today—M.T. Connolly, Valter Longo, Paolina Milana, Laura Mosqueda, Sean P. Curran (moderator)
12 p.m.: Placemaking and the Politics of Land—Joan Flores-Villalobos, Julia Ornelas-Higdon, Alexander Robinson, William Deverell (moderator)
1:30 p.m.: Dis...Miss Gender? Artists and Writers on Gender Today—Tiffany Barber, Anne Bray, Amelia Jones, Young Joon Kwak, Holly Willis (moderator)
3 p.m.: Creating New Futures through the Arts—Ben Caldwell, Robeson Taj Frazier, Jonathan Leal, Brettany Shannon, Annette Kim (moderator)

Musical Performances on the USC Stage:

Saturday, April 20
10 a.m.: Festival Kickoff with the Trojan Marching Band
11:10 a.m.: YAF (jazz/funk/R&B)
12:20 p.m.: My Betsy (indie folk/rock)
1:30 p.m.: Los Troyanos de USC Mariachi (mariachi)
2:40 p.m.: Sofia Gomez (pop/singer-songwriter)
3:50 p.m.: GRL! (indie folk/rock)
5 p.m.: Adeline Jean (pop/rock/soul)

Sunday, April 21
10 a.m.: The Trojan Marching Band
11 a.m.: Liz Becker (pop/indie pop)
12:10 p.m.: Aminta Skye (indie pop/rock)
1:20 p.m.: Alejandro Aramburu (rock/pop/Latin)
2:30 p.m.: Luna Day (pop/indie pop)
3:40 p.m.: Desk Lamp (rock)

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