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Saturday, April 21
 

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How Immersion Corporation’s Haptics “Touch Technology” Brings Vibrant Realism to the Digital World Newstory StageDavid Birnbaum Candace Fleming, Author of "Strongheart' Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Candace Fleming American Cultural Icons, Conversation 1011 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Elizabeth Taylor • Isaac Butler • Caroline Fraser • Dan Kois • Vanda Krefft Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation 1061 Bovard Auditorium, Signing Area 3Michael Silverblatt • Joyce Carol Oates Keep the World Interesting — Solving the Problems of Immersive Storytelling, Conversation 1151 School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater, presented by NewstoryMiles Perkins • Michele Barnwell • Alton Glass • Patrick Meegan • Kamal Sinclair Safe For Work Podcast: Liz Dolan and Matt Ritter in Conversation with Special Guests, Conversation 1081 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3Liz Dolan • Matt Ritter • Sara Benincasa • Lian Dolan The Future of Fun: Engineering Entertainment with Brent Bushnell, Co-Founder of Two Bit Circus, Conversation 1131 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5Brent Bushnell The Environment on the Precipice, Conversation 1031 Town & Gown, Signing Area 1Teofilo Ruiz • Dan Egan • Lucy Jones • Edward Struzik Welcoming Aging: New Possibilities for Living Long and Living Well, Conversation 1141 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10Pinchas Cohen • Alison Balbag • Caleb Finch • Valter Longo Writing Big Science, Conversation 1091 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4Carol Tavris • Antonio Damasio • Cornelia Dean • Leonard Mlodinow Crime Fiction: Trouble in Paradise, Conversation 1051 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4K.J. Howe • Lee Goldberg • Naomi Hirahara • Stuart Woods A Conversation with KRS-One on Hip-Hop, Philosophy and Storytelling, Conversation 1161 School of Cinematic Arts - Broccoli Theater, presented by NewstoryKRS-One

10:40am

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Carol Muske-Dukes, Reading from "Blue Rose" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Carol Muske-Dukes Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky, Authors of "Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Patrick Downes • Jessica Kensky What You Need to Know to Travel the World: Tips from Times Experts L.A. Times CentralCatharine Hamm • Anne Harnagel • Christopher Reynolds Ed Asner & Ed Weinberger, Authors of "The Grouchy Historian" in Conversation with Patt Morrison Los Angeles Times Main Stage, Signing Area 8Patt Morrison • Ed Asner • Ed Weinberger Natalie Morales, Author of "At Home with Natalie" Pacific Sales Cooking Stage, Signing Area 6Natalie Morales Fiction: Coming of Age, Conversation 1021 Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1Mark Haskell Smith • Jonathan Evison • Chelsey Johnson • Jenny Zhang Middle Grade Fiction: Your Best Self YA Stage, presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9Cecil Castellucci • Cynthia Kadohata • Karen Rivers • Holly Goldberg Sloan Poetry: Self, Cultural Narratives, and Form, Conversation 1041 Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 4Cyrus Cassells • Mary Jo Bang • Christopher Merrill • Evie Shockley • David St.John Jorge Ramos in Conversation with David Kipen, Conversation 1071 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3David Kipen • Jorge Ramos Nonfiction: Looking at Other Places, Conversation 1111 Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4Alan Zarembo • Mark Bowden • Amy Wilentz • Matt Young • Jessica Yu Publishing: What's Working & What's Next, Conversation 1121 Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5Carolyn Kellogg • Betsy Amster • Glory Edim • Peter Ginna • Chad Post

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Patricia Smith, Reading from "Incendiary Art" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Patricia Smith Danica McKellar, Author of "Ten Magic Butterflies" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Danica McKellar Director Ross Harris on Filming With Elliott Smith, Beck and Handicapable "Drummer Wanted" Dean Zimmer Newstory StageRoss Harris • Dean Zimmer Writing Great Lives, Conversation 1012 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Diane Smith • Andrea Barnet • Jonathan Eig • John A. Farrell • Adam Federman The California Exception: Shaping America’s Future or Distant Outlier, Conversation 1142 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10William Deverell • William Randolph Hearst, III • Manuel Pastor • Narda Zacchino Fiction: Strange & Beautiful, Conversation 1092 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4Amy Wallen • Victor LaValle • Ben Loory • Carmen Maria Machado A New Look at Real Stories: Nonfiction for Young Adults, Conversation 1052 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4Sharon Levin • Candace Fleming • Sara Saedi • Dashka Slater Spotify’s Secret Genius Showcase with Grammy Award-winning Songwriters and Producers Larrance Dopson (Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith) and James Fauntleroy (Bruno Mars, Rihanna), Conversation 1132 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5Larrance Dopson • James Fauntleroy II The Bob Lefsetz Podcast with Special Guest Moby, Musician and Animal Rights Activist, Conversation 1082 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3Bob Lefsetz • Moby The Future of Immersive Storytelling, Conversation 1152 School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater, presented by NewstoryEdd Dawson-Taylor • Ed Lantz • Brett Leonard • Kate McCallum • Dana Nussbaum Lawrence Wright in Conversation with Scott Kraft, Conversation 1032 Town & Gown, Signing Area 1Scott Kraft • Lawrence Wright

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Emily Calandrelli, Co-author of the "Ada Lace" Series Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Emily Calandrelli Grammy & Emmy Winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame ‘18 Inductee Allee Willis Shares Her Life in Song Newstory StageBeatie Wolfe • Allee Willis Kim Dower, Reading from "Last Train to the Missing Planet," and Brittany Perham, Reading from "Double Portrait" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Kim Dower • Brittany Perham Ngugi wa Thiong'o in Conversation with Laila Lalami, Conversation 1022 Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1Laila Lalami • Ngugi wa Thiong’o Laila Ali, Author of "Food For Life" Pacific Sales Cooking Stage, Signing Area 6Laila Ali Fiction: Happily Ever After?, Conversation 1122 Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5David Francis • Jasmine Guillory • Allegra Huston • Julia Whelan • Anna Yen Outlander on Page and Screen: Diana Gabaldon in Conversation with April Wolfe, Conversation 1062 Bovard Auditorium, Signing Area 3April Wolfe • Diana Gabaldon Pushing the Boundaries of the Graphic Novel, Conversation 1042 Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 4Angie Wang • Gabrielle Bell • Mimi Pond • Leslie Stein Rick Riordan & Roshani Chokshi in Conversation with Robert Graves, Conversation 1072 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3Robert Graves • Roshani Chokshi • Rick Riordan Young Adult Fiction: Rebels, Romantics and Everything in Between YA Stage, presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9Aminah Mae Safi • Maurene Goo • Sandhya Menon • Amy Spalding • Margaret Stohl How Multicultural Content Creators Influence Society, Presented by Univision Creator Network, Conversation 1162 School of Cinematic Arts - Broccoli Theater, presented by NewstorySolange Rubio • Jessica Lesaca • Anthony Nguyen • Eric Ochoa • Sierra Santana To Die For: Scientific and Cultural Responses to Death, Conversation 1112 Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4Alex Cohen • Gabrielle Birkner • Caitlin Doughty • Michael Shermer

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Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, Authors of "Selena" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Patty Rodriguez • Ariana Stein Fiction: Damage Done, Conversation 1053 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4Dana Johnson • Lisa Ko • Edan Lepucki • Claire Messud • Gabriel Tallent Ain’t Life Sweet? Four People Who’ve Lived to Talk About Death, in Conversation with Dear World’s Founder RX Fogarty. Conversation 1135 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5RX Fogarty • Angel Colon • Paige More • Ray Young Rebel Radio Podcast: Ali Shaheed Muhammad in Conversation with Josh Levine, Conversation 1083 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3Josh Levine • Ali Shaheed Muhammad Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: How These Mediums Will Change Storytelling Forever, Conversation 1153 School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater, presented by NewstoryStephen Fromkin • Nancy Bennett • Ryan Horrigan Resilience and Survival in the Face of Disaster, Conversation 1143 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10Leo Braudy • Rita Burke • Barry Glassner Tim O'Reilly in Conversation with Michael Hiltzik, Conversation 1033 Town & Gown, Signing Area 1Michael Hiltzik • Tim O'Reilly Trump: The First Year, Conversation 1013 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Christina Bellantoni • Steve Almond • David Cay Johnston • Sarah Kendzior Crime Fiction Under The Sun, Conversation 1093 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4Gar Anthony Haywood • Tod Goldberg • Attica Locke • Ivy Pochoda

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Ron Koertge, Reading from "Olympusville" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Ron Koertge Rob Sanders, Author of "Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Rob Sanders The Power of Music as Medicine – Celebrating the True Power of Music to Heal, Connect and Restore Newstory StageBeatie Wolfe • Walter Werzowa Celeste Butler: R&B Musical Performance USC StageCeleste Butler German DJ Remute Makes Techno Music on Floppy Disks, Performs via Live Stream, Conversation 1164 School of Cinematic Arts - Broccoli Theater, presented by NewstoryDenis Karimani AKA DJ Remute Memoir: The Past is Never Past, Conversation 1023 Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1Daniel Hernandez • Alexandra Marzano-Lesnevich • Paisley Rekdal • Rob Roberge • Benjamin Taylor Food: The New Culture, Conversation 1113 Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4Gustavo Arellano • Andrew Friedman • Edward Lee • Dan Stone Jet Tila, Author of "101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die" presented by Pacific Sales Pacific Sales Cooking Stage, Signing Area 6Jet Tila Young Adult Thrillers: Buried Secrets YA Stage, presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9Gretchen McNeil • Shea Ernshaw • Maureen Johnson • Caleb Roehrig Poetry: Trauma and the Problem of Beauty, Conversation 1043 Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 4David Baker • Alessandra Lynch • Shane McCrae • Carol Muske-Dukes • Patricia Smith Unreally Real: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Conversation 1123 Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5Maryelizabeth Yturralde • Sherrilyn Kenyon • Annalee Newitz • Connor Willumsen Walter Mosley in Conversation with Steph Cha, Conversation 1073 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3Steph Cha • Walter Mosley

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Cyrus Cassells, Reading from "The Gospel According to Wild Indigo" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Cyrus Cassells Sergio Andricaín, Reading from “La Noche Más Noche”, Presented by LA Librería Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Sergio Andricaín Memory: How It Shapes You, Conversation 1094 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4Dinah Lenney • Elizabeth Rosner • Alex Wagner • Amy Wallen Fiction: The Art of the Short Story, Conversation 1054 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4Matthew Specktor • Elizabeth Crane Brandt • Scott O'Connor • Daniel A. Olivas • Susan Straight National Geographic Presents A Screening of One Strange Rock from Executive Producers Darren Aronofsky & Jane Root, Conversation 1085 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3 Singer-Songwriter Lucinda Williams in Conversation with The Grammy Museum’s Scott Goldman, and Special Performance, Conversation 1133 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5Scott Goldman • Lucinda Williams Black Girl Magic, Conversation 1034 Town & Gown, Signing Area 1Rebecca Carroll • Glory Edim • Morgan Jerkins • Ijeoma Oluo From the Women’s March to #MeToo: Gender and Activism in the U.S. Today, Conversation 1144 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10Jessica Hoffmann • Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro • Sue Luftschein • Karen Tongson The New Ascendance of Labor, Conversation 1014 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Miriam Pawel • Susan L. Marquis • Rick Wartzman • David Webber • Bernice Yeung

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Dashka Slater, Author of "The Antlered Ship" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Dashka Slater California Living: Bohemian DIY, Conversation 1124 Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5Lisa Boone • Justina Blakeney • Mary Gray • Annette Goliti Gutierrez • Erica Tanov Social Media as Literary Discovery, Curated by Marty Preciado, EIC of NYLON en Español, Conversation 1044 Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 4Gabriela Herstik • Eva Recinos Memoir: Becoming a Writer, Conversation 1024 Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1Michelle Franke • Alexander Chee • Samantha Dunn • Nell Scovell Writing the West, Conversation 1114 Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4William Deverell • Stephen G. Bloom • Bryan Mealer • Joshua Wheeler Alison Clare Steingold, Author of "The L.A. Cookbook," with special guest Roxana Jullapat Pacific Sales Cooking Stage, Signing Area 6Roxana Jullapat • Alison Clare Steingold Jabberwalking: A Conversation and Live Poetry Workshop with Juan Felipe Herrera & HS Insider YA Stage, presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9Phalaen Chang • Blake Atwell • Juan Felipe Herrera Power Up: Women of Gaming Panel, Conversation 1154 School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater, presented by NewstoryCat Silvestre • Fiona Cherbak • Kirsten England • Margaret Ng • Maggie Oh Our Endangered Constitution, Conversation 1074 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3Barry Glassner • Erwin Chemerinsky • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz • Richard Rothstein • Adam Winkler

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Sunday, April 22
 

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Andrew & Polly Musical Performance Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Andrew & Polly Music Performance & Videos with Inara George, Singer-Songwriter (The Bird and the Bee) Newstory StageInara George • Jeremy Cohen The Power of Comics: From the Page to the Screen, Conversation 2141 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10M.G. Lord • John DeMita • Henry Jenkins • Clifford Johnson Fiction: Hidden Histories, Conversation 2051 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4Michael Schaub • Hector Abad • Paul La Farge • Leni Zumas Junot Diaz in Conversation with Carolina Miranda ,** Conversation 2061 Bovard Auditorium, Signing Area 3Carolina Miranda • Junot Diaz #IMakeALiving Podcast Powered by Freshbooks, Conversation 2081 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3Wendi Cooper • Jenny Gershon • Bob Knorpp • Jackie Lam • Clint Schaff Freaks, Geeks, & Awkward Weirdos: Teen Angst Storytelling from The Wonder Years to The Mortified Guide, Conversation 2151 School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater, presented by NewstoryBen Blacker • Gina Fattore • Lauren Iungerich • Dave Nadelberg The Second City presents Improvisation: Decoding Creative Practices with Kelly Leonard, Conversation 2131 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5Kelly Leonard History: The Problem of Slavery's Intransigent Legacy, Conversation 2011 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Marcus Anthony Hunter • Kendra Taira Field • Ethan J. Kytle • Blain Roberts The Russia Stuff: Michael Isikoff and David Corn in Conversation with David Lauter, Conversation 2091 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4David Lauter • David Corn • Michael Isikoff John Scalzi in Conversation with Wil Wheaton, Conversation 2031 Town & Gown, Signing Area 1Wil Wheaton • John Scalzi

10:40am

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Kaveh Akbar, Reading from "Calling a Wolf a Wolf" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Kaveh Akbar Jenna Fischer, Author of "The Actor's Life" in Conversation with Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times Main Stage, Signing Area 8Yvonne Villarreal • Jenna Fischer Reporting on Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era L.A. Times CentralRobin Abcarian • Amy Kaufman • Victoria Kim • Melanie Mason • Glenn Whipp Cambalache and the Animals in the Son Jarocho: A Multicultural Children’s Performance, Presented by LA Librería Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Los Cambalache Memoir: The Unexpected Hard Stuff, Conversation 2021 Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1Samantha Dunn • Sandy Allen • Michael Ausiello • Meaghan O'Connell Devin Alexander, Author of "You Can Have It" Pacific Sales Cooking Stage, Signing Area 6Devin Alexander Fiction: Iconoclastic Voices, Conversation 2041 Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 4Alex Espinoza • Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi • Willy Vlautin • Adrian Todd Zuniga Viet Thanh Nguyen and Alexander Chee in Conversation, Conversation 2121 Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5Alexander Chee • Viet Thanh Nguyen Eat. Read. Sleep: Fantastical Young Adult Fiction, Conversation 2071 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3Sarah Enni • Dhonielle Clayton • Marie Lu • Tochi Onyebuchi • Sabaa Tahir Kate DiCamillo in Conversation with Jonathan Hunt, Conversation 2111 Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4Jonathan Hunt • Kate DiCamillo Young Adult Fiction: Nothing Left to Lose YA Stage, presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9E. Katherine Kottaras • Gayle Forman • Marie Marquardt • Emily X.R. Pan • Farrah Penn

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Susan Terris, Reading from "Take Two" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Susan Terris Roda Ahmed, Author of "Mae Among the Stars" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Roda Ahmed Badass Women Changing Culture, Conversation 2052 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4Lorraine Ali • Carina Chocano • Michelle Dean • Joy Press The Evolution of Mexican Food in Los Angeles, Conversation 2142 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10Sarah Portnoy • Wes Avila • Bill Esparza Fiction:The Ties That Bond, Conversation 2092 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4Agatha French • Zinzi Clemmons • Rachel Khong • Mira T. Lee • Kayla Rae Whitaker Innovation Crush Podcast: ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley in conversation with Chris Denson, Conversation 2082 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3Chris Denson • Marcellus Wiley SeriesFest Presents: Books to TV, Conversation 2152 School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater, presented by NewstoryDan Farah • Tonia Graphia • Randi Kleiner • Sara Shepard • Kaily Smith Westbrook • Matt Wise Young Leaders Rising: The Movement to End the Weaponizing of America, presented by bigSTORY, Conversation 2132 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5Mike Bonifer • Students from March for Our Lives • Students from MUSE High School • Students from Rock Your World Immigrants: We Get the Job Done, Conversation 2012 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Frances Dinkelspiel • Alberto Ledesma • Lauren Markham • Sasha Polakow-Suransky Dennis Lehane in Conversation with Karen Grigsby Bates, Conversation 2032 Town & Gown, Signing Area 1Karen Grigsby Bates • Dennis Lehane

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Brendan Wenzel, Author of "Hello Hello" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Brendan Wenzel Imani Tolliver, Reading from "Runaway" and Steffi Drewes, Reading from "Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Steffi Drewes • Imani Tolliver Photography & Narrative, Conversation 2112 Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4David L. Ulin • Geoff Dyer • Lynell George • Karen Tei Yamashita Patton Oswalt in Conversation with Carolyn Kellogg, Conversation 2062 Bovard Auditorium, Signing Area 3Carolyn Kellogg • Patton Oswalt Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jazz Smollett-Warwell, Jake Smollett, Authors of "The Family Table" Pacific Sales Cooking Stage, Signing Area 6Jake Smollett • Jussie Smollett • Jurnee Smollett-Bell • Jazz Smollett-Warwell Fiction: The Family Thread, Conversation 2022 Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1Barbara DeMarco-Barrett • Lisa See • Margaret Wilkerson Sexton • Luis Alberto Urrea Graphic Novels: Working Twice As Hard, Conversation 2042 Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 4Tracy Brown • MariNaomi • Pamela Ribon • Tillie Walden Young Adult Fiction: Forging Your Own Path YA Stage, presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9Amy Spalding • Gloria Chao • Mary H.K. Choi • Zan Romanoff Young Adult Fiction: Secrets & Self Discovery, Conversation 2122 Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5Claudette S. McLinn • Robin Benway • Brandy Colbert • Abdi Nazemian • Renée Watson The Rise of Extremism, Conversation 2072 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3Matt Pearce • Khaled Beydoun • Michael Kimmel • Asne Seierstad

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Greg Pizzoli, Author of "This Story Is For You " Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Greg Pizzoli Examining Race and Gender in Education and Tech, Conversation 2143 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10Sumun Pendakur • Sharoni Denise Little • Tara McPherson • Safiya Noble Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll in Conversation with Sharon Levin, Conversation 2093 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4Sharon Levin • Laurie Halse Anderson • Emily Carroll Creative Activism: Filmmakers that Ignite Action and Social Awareness, Presented by Creative Visions, Conversation 2153 School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater, presented by NewstoryIsabella Alexander • Kathy Eldon • Megha Kadakia • Florencia Krochik • Emily Rose Laochua How to Make a Space Opera: Death of Cassini (A Work in Progress), Conversation 2133 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5Shane Myrbeck • Emily Shisko The Writers Panel Podcast: Ben Blacker in Conversation with Special Guest Writers, Conversation 2083 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3Ben Blacker • Sam Bain • Aline Brosh McKenna • Tanya Saracho History: Telling Hidden Stories, Conversation 2013 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Bill Boyarsky • Yunte Huang • Steven J. Ross • Deanne Stillman How Tech is Programming Our Future, Conversation 2053 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4Tracey Lien • Byron Reese • Jennifer E. Rothman • Robert Scheer

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Victoria Chang, Reading from "Barbie Chang" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Victoria Chang David Shannon, Author of "Bizzy Mizz Lizzie" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7David Shannon The Blue Agave: Latin Musical Performance USC StageThe Blue Agave The Newspaper & the City: Patt Morrison & Chris Erskine in Conversation with Steve Padilla, Conversation 2113 Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4Steve Padilla • Chris Erskine • Patt Morrison Valerie Bertinelli, Author of "Valerie's Home Cooking" Pacific Sales Cooking Stage, Signing Area 6Valerie Bertinelli Fiction: Epics Old & New, Conversation 2023 Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1Chris Daley • Janet Fitch • Laila Lalami • A.G. Lombardo • Madeline Miller Tayari Jones in Conversation with Rebecca Carroll, Conversation 2123 Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5Rebecca Carroll • Tayari Jones Standing out from the Masses: Young Adult Fiction YA Stage, presented by HS Insider, Signing Area 9Kayla Cagan • Arvin Ahmadi • Cecil Castellucci • Rachel Cohn • David Levithan Activism Now!, Conversation 2073 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3Celeste Fremon • Patrisse Khan-Cullors • Paola Mendoza • Yascha Mounk • Manuel Pastor Crime Fiction: The Dark Side, Conversation 2043 Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 4Antoine Wilson • Janelle Brown • Liska Jacobs • T. Jefferson Parker What's Next for TV? “Up North” Pilot Screening, Presented by SeriesFest, Conversation 2163 School of Cinematic Arts - Broccoli Theater, presented by NewstoryRandi Kleiner • Kaily Smith Westbrook • Emil Pinnock • Damaine Radcliff • Ian Robertson

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Diana Arterian, Reading from "Playing Monster::Seiche" Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2Diana Arterian Malcolm Mitchell, Author of "The Magician's Hat" Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Signing Area 7Malcolm Mitchell The Entertainment Industry: Behind the Scenes, Conversation 2094 Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4M.G. Lord • Ben Fritz • Amy Kaufman • Gerrick Kennedy • Kenneth Turan Urbanism: How We Make Cities, Conversation 2054 Salvatori Computer Science Center 101, Signing Area 4Christopher Hawthorne • Chris Myers Asch • Geoff Manaugh • Alissa Walker The Politics of L.A. Spaces: From Architectural Icons to Homelessness and Gentrification, Conversation 2144 Wallis Annenberg Hall, presented by USC, Signing Area 10David L. Ulin • Ken Breisch • Sesshu Foster • R. Scott Mitchell Getting Real: Young Adult Fiction and Social Justice, Conversation 2034 Town & Gown, Signing Area 1Brandy Colbert • John Jennings • Randy Ribay • Nic Stone Story Smash: The Storytelling Gameshow! Live at LA Times Newstory! (Parental guidance suggested), Conversation 2084 Annenberg Auditorium, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 3Christine Blackburn • Jon Cohen • Christina Anthony • Kelly Carlin • Margot Leitman • Melanie Maras • Peter Mehlman • Matt Oswalt • Christopher Rivas • Paul Shirley Reza Aslan in Conversation with Jonathan Kirsch, Conversation 2014 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1Jonathan Kirsch • Reza Aslan Hip-Hop as Storytelling: The Four Elements, presented by the Universal Hip Hop Museum, Conversation 2134 Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5Marq "DJ Cli-N-Tel" Hawkins • Hector "Hex" Rios • James "J-Ro" Robinson • Mone "Medusa" Smith • Chris "The Glove" Taylor • OG TicTac • Ms. Toi • Alonzo "Grandmaster Lonzo" Williams

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