LA Observed at the Festival of Books

This year's L.A. Times Festival of Books is the weekend of April 26-27 at UCLA. I'm moderating a 3 pm Saturday panel called "California: The Great Experiment," with a distinguished group of authors — William Deverell, Matthew Jaffe and D.J. Waldie — who should make for an engaging conversation. LA Observed is well represented on both days:

Willie L. Brown in Conversation with Bill Boyarsky
Saturday 10 am

Nonfiction: Blurring Boundaries
Moderator Thomas Curwen, Jenny Price, Tony Cohan, Bill Holm, Pico Iyer
Saturday 11:30 am

Harlan Coben & Denise Hamilton in Conversation
Saturday 2:30 pm

Carolyn & Lisa See in Conversation with Veronique de Turenne
Sunday 11:30 am

Biography: California Powerbrokers
Moderator Marc Cooper, Bill Boyarsky, Margaret Leslie Davis, Jim Newton, Richard Rayner
Sunday noon

Surf Culture: Shooting the Tube
Moderator Antoine Wilson, David Rensin, Steve Hawk, Steven Kotler, Kem Nunn
Sunday noon

Sports: Playing the Field
Moderator David Davis, Mark Kriegel, Bill Plaschke, John Scheibe
Sunday 1:30 pm

Nonfiction: Laughing Between the Lines
Moderator Erika Schickel, Steve Almond, Meghan Daum, Stacey Grenrock Woods, Marc Porter Zasada
Sunday 2:30 pm

Tickets to all panels are free, but required. Here's the schedule for Saturday and Sunday. I'll also be signing and chatting at the Angel City Press booth on Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm. I'll post other times when LAO authors will be available as the festival gets closer.

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