Thursday, April 28th – The Pale King: Monologues from an Unfinished Novel
PEN USA (one of my favorite organizations) will host a directed reading of parts of the novel starring Hollywood actors and actresses. The perfect way to celebrate the publication of David Foster Wallace’s last book.
Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th – Expressing Motherhood
A cozy show of writers sharing their stories and songs about parenting. This is writing coming alive. Oh, and I’m in the show!
Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st – It’s Festival Time!
I would just like to get off my chest that I hate the change in location. It’s for purely selfish reasons, USC is a schlep and it’s hotter there and I don’t know the campus. I could whine some more, but you get the point. Not that it really matters, I’ll still go.
Claire will be at the Village Books booth for an hour at 10AM, stop by and say hi, ask her if three of four kids are still home sick. I’ll be whining to her about the change in location.
The Saturday schedule includes the hot ticket that once again I could not get this year, a discussion with Dave Eggers and Patti Smith. Nevertheless, I’m happy with my choices: From the Front Register: Bookselling Today and American History: Blood & Backrooms. On Sunday, I chose Spirituality: In Search of Solitude and a discussion with Father Boyle. I just noticed they are the same time. Maybe I shouldn’t have picked my tickets after a huge Easter meal. For me, the weekend will end with Fiction: LA Stories. I’m hoping they’re not all dark, some author needs to break that mold.
Let me know which panels you’re attending.
As veteran LATFOB attendees know, the panels are just a fraction of the fun, the booths and exhibits and open stages are great so leave lots of time for meandering. This is a weekend to enjoy being literary in Los Angeles. Make time to check out the bookstore booths, my post for the CBS Best of LA Blog about LA bookstores went live today, use it as a primer for who to visit at the festival and afterward.