By the way, for those of you in the area, don’t forget that the LA Times Festival of Books comes to the USC campus again this month. It is next week – the 12th and 13th April. The book prizes ceremony is the night before, as usual. on the 11th, and as usual there is an interesting selection of finalists in various categories that you can see online here, for example.
(Happily, there is no clash with a CicLAvia this year! – You might remember the craziness last year – The next Ciclavia is this coming Sunday, the 6th, and it is along Wilshire again. Sadly, I will not be able to attend since I must be away on a trip and do not return until the afternoon on Sunday, leaving little time to get on my bike and get down there. Do head there and enjoy it… the Wilshire route is particularly nice.)
The main Book Festival website has a lot of information up about what is scheduled to happen, so have a look. This includes all the people speaking at the various special stages and on various panels throughout the two days. Tickets (free) for the panels go on sale on the 6th April, and I recommend grabbing some for the panels you are most interested in to avoid the lines and disappointment if they fill up fast.
Perhaps I’ll see you there!