Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2017

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It's time again for the nation's largest literary festival, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! The 22nd annual event, taking place April 22-23 at the University of Southern California, will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator's Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. 

Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival include Kareem Abdul-JabbarMargaret AtwoodAndrew AydinT. C. BoyleMichael Connelly BooksBryan CranstonAyesha CurryRoxane GayDavid Grohl, Virginia Grohl, Hannah HartChris HayesTippi HedrenMarlon James, NovelistClinton KellyJohn LewisCheech MarinDanica McKellarViet Thanh NguyenJoyce Carol OatesKelly OxfordChuck PalahniukNate PowellMary RoachLuis J. RodriguezGeorge SaundersJohn ScalziScott SimonAngie ThomasStephen TobolowskyNgũgĩ wa Thiong'o and more.

Additional festival highlights:

* 10 outdoor stages: Acura Cooking Stage, Hoy Stage, L.A. Sound Stage, L.A. Times Central, L.A. Times Main Stage, Poetry Stage, Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Travel & Wellness Stage, USC Stage and YA Stage

* Street-art-style mural installations curated by Branded Arts; finished murals will be donated to the Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School

* Center Theatre Group performance of songs from the musical "Into the Woods"

* Hundreds of exhibitors with books and merchandise for sale, giveaways and activities

* Musical performances, food trucks and more!

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is presented in association with USC, and the Southern California Acura Dealers are the event's platinum sponsor.

The festival is free, open to the public and centrally located in the Downtown Arts and Education Corridor adjacent to Exposition Park.

Attendees can purchase Festival Passes (which provide advance reservations for up to 20 conversations) as well as tickets to the Book Prizes. Individual conversation tickets will be available for reservation on Sunday, April 16.

Schedule, location, ticket and transportation information can be found on the festival website and Twitter feed (#bookfest).

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