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

For the Festival of Books current COVID-19 safety requirements for audiences, click here.

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has celebrated writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and emerging storytellers since 1996, and is now the largest gathering of its kind in the United States. As host of this incredible festival, USC is proud to present an exhilarating range of programming featuring members of the USC community, including music performances on the USC Stage and provocative Ideas in Action panels featuring authors, artists, activists, and scholars at Wallis Annenberg Hall.

For more information on USC programming, click here.

Music Performances on the USC Stage

Saturday, April 23
10 a.m.: Festival Kickoff with the Trojan Marching Band
11:40 a.m.: Greta Pasqua—Rock and Pop
12:50 p.m.: Jordyn Simone—R&B
2 p.m.: Sophia Rae—Singer/Songwriter
3:10 p.m.: Sir, Please—Indie Rock
4:20 p.m.: SoCal VoCals—a capella
5:30 p.m.: ALAJE—Afro-Latin Jazz

Sunday, April 24
10 a.m.: The Trojan Marching Band
11:40 a.m.: Latimer & Osborn—Bluegrass
12:50 p.m.: Sophia Dion—Alternative Country-Soul
2 p.m.: Hannah Abrahim—Neo-Soul
3:10 p.m.: Jack Romero—Indie Rock
4:20 p.m.: Asli Baat—a cappella/South Asian

Ideas in Action Panels at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Auditorium
Conversations require free tickets, which are available at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books website.

Saturday, April 23
10:30 a.m.: Parenting Today: Navigating Stress, Health, and Social Upheaval—Christine Beckman, Michael Goran, Jessica Nordell, Dorian Traube, Darby Saxbe (moderator)
12 p.m.: Rise, Resist, and Imagine: Collective and Creative Visions for Change—Henry Jenkins, Nayan Shah, Tianna Shaw-Wakeman, Sangita Shresthova, Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro (moderator)
1:30 p.m.: Confronting Climate Change: Solutions for a Sustainable World—Jennifer Bernstein, Mick Dalrymple, Alexander Robinson, Jill Sohm (moderator)
4:30 p.m.: The Politics and Poetics of Place in Fiction—Aimee Bender, Dana Johnson, David Treuer, Joseph Allen Boone (moderator)

Sunday, April 24
10:30 a.m.: Surviving and Thriving in a Time of Crisis: Mindfulness, Advocacy, and Connection—Valarie Kaur, Jennifer Lewis, Linda Yaron Weston, Varun Soni (moderator)
 12 p.m.: Eat, Lead, Love: Celebrating BIPOC Communities through Food, Art, and Activism—Jamal Jordan, Adrienne Keene, Tien Nguyen, Amara Aguilar (moderator)
1:30 p.m.: LAtinx LA Style—Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Natalia Molina, George J. Sánchez, Juan D. De Lara (moderator)
3 p.m.: Transformative Learning: Innovation, Inclusion, and the Future of Education—Christopher Emdin, Matthew Manos, Pedro A. Noguera,  LaVonna Blair Lewis (moderator)

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