On April 18 and 19, enthusiasts of the written word will flock to USC's campus for the highly anticipated Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. USC Annenberg will have a large presence at the event, as many of its own faculty and alumni will be featured at the speaking engagements below. The new Wallis Annenberg Hall will also host events during the weekend festival. Be sure to check out the faculty and alumni events, as well as the many other journalism and communication related events! For a full schedule of authors and performers, visit this page.
Sasha Anawalt, USC Annenberg associate journalism professor and director of Master's Program in Arts Journalism From LA to the Middle East: Empowering Youth through Art 12:00 p.m. Wallis Annenberg Hall
Sandy Tolan, USC Annenberg associate journalism professor From LA to the Middle East: Empowering Youth through Art 12:00 p.m. Wallis Annenberg Hall
Gabe Saglie, USC Annenberg alum More for Your Money: Travel Bargains in 2015 2:15 p.m. Travel Smart Stage
K.C. Cole, USC Annenberg associate journalism professor Grasping the Ineffable: On Science and Health 3:00 p.m. Wallis Annenberg Hall
Manuel Castells, Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication, Technology and Society From Sensitivity to Censorship: The High Stakes of Satire in Popular Culture 4:30 p.m. Wallis Annenberg Hall
Celeste Fremon, former USC Annenberg adjunct journalism professor Giving A Voice to the Voiceless: Crime & Justice in America 10:30 a.m. Town and Gown
Narrative Journalism: Writing the Big Story 10:30 a.m. Hancock Foundation
Josh Kun, USC Annenberg associate communication professor To Live and Dine in L.A.: Food Pasts, Food Futures 12:00 p.m. Wallis Annenberg Hall
Kenneth Turan, USC Annenberg adjunct journalism professor LA Times Idea Exchange 1:00 p.m. Bovard Auditorium
Robert Scheer, USC Annenberg clinical communication professor The Digital Footprint: Privacy, Cyberterrorism and How We Live Now 1:30 p.m. Town and Gown
Ruben Castaneda, USC Annenberg alum Narrative Journalism: Writing American Crime 3:30 p.m. Hancock Foundation
Book Signings & More:
On Sunday, professor Taj Frazier will be signing copies of his book "The East is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination" at Kinokuniya Bookstore's booth (#84) from 11-11:50 a.m.
Visit professor Joe Saltzman at The Jester & Pharley Phund booth (#572) across from Leavey Library. For every book and/or doll you buy at the Festival, they donate one to a sick child.
Jeremy Rosenberg, assistant dean of public affairs and special events, will be signing copies of his book "Under Spring: Voices + Art + Los Angeles" at the Heyday tent (Booth 113) on Saturday from 12-1 p.m. and Sunday from 3-4 p.m. The book is the winner of the California Historical Society Book Prize.
Did we miss something? If you are a USC Annenberg faculty, staff, student or alum speaking at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org