America’s largest public celebration of the written word, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, takes place on April 21 and 22.
Whether you’ve been a Festival regular or are about to be a first-timer, it helps to be prepared. I’ve got a few suggestions, and here’s one of them:
Prepare for authors. The Festival of Books is a “celebration of the written word”…and of those who create it. In addition to the authors appearing on the various stages, many more will be engaged in panel discussions throughout the weekend. The panels are held in lecture halls and have capacity limits–therefore, they are the only Festival activities that require advance tickets, and there is a $1-per-ticket service charge (although, technically, the tickets are free). Tickets are available to the general public via the event website while supplies last. In most cases, authors will be available to sign their books after panels.