It's that (best) time of year again! The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is happening at USC on April 21-22 and we will be there. Check out the details below for where you can find us. The instructors' spring classes are listed after their names if you want to immediately apply that FOB inspiration.
We're crossing our fingers for Ivy Pochoda, whose novel Wonder Valley is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller! Winners will be announced on the Friday night before the Festival at the prize ceremony. Go, Ivy!
Edan Lepucki will be on the panel "Damage Done" with Lisa Ko, Claire Messud, and Gabriel Tallent, moderated by Dana Johnson, on Saturday at 1:30 pm in Salvatori 101.
Ivy Pochoda will be on the panel "Crime Fiction Under the Sun" with Tod Goldberg and Attica Locke, moderated by Gar Anthony Haywood, on Saturday at 1:30 pm in Seeley G. Mudd 123.
Scott O'Connor (Novel I and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Writing About Place) will be on the panel "The Art of the Short Story" with Elizabeth Crane Brandt, Daniel A. Olivas, and Susan Straight, moderated by Matthew Specktor, on Saturday at 3:00 pm in Salvatori 101.
Following in Salvatori 101, Natashia Deón will moderate the panel "You Go, Girl: Women in Charge" with Amy Alkon, Melissa Carbone, and Krista Suh on Saturday at 4:30 pm.
Zan Romanoff (Young Adult Fiction) will be on the panel "Young Adult Fiction: Forging Your Own Path" with Gloria Chao and Mary H.K. Choi, moderated by Amy Spalding, on Sunday at 12:30 pm on the YA Stage.
Chris Daley (Playtime—Experimenting with Form) will moderate the panel "Epics: Old & New" with Janet Fitch, Laila Lalami, A.G. Lombardo, and Madeline Miller on Sunday at 2:00 pm in Hoffman Hall.