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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

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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 • Zenka 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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