The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 26-27

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming up this weekend.  Truly, this is an event with something for everyone, and if you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to go.  Check out the list of authors appearing and read the Stages Schedule for nonticketed events, particularly the Poetry Stage, which this year features Wanda Coleman, Mark Doty, Eloise Klein Healy, Robert Pinsky, David St. John, Jean Valentine, and many others.

The USC Master of Professional Writing Program will be sharing a booth with the USC Bookstore.  Some of our faculty will be sitting in the booth to sign books and talk about the program with anyone who happens by.  I’ll be there from 12-2 PM, overlapping for the first hour with Tristine Rainer and for the second with S.L. (Sid) Stebel.  The MPW program is going through some exciting changes and has just announced the appointment of poet and playwright Brighde Mullins as its new Director.  Stop by throughout the weekend and see Judith Freeman (The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved), Gabrielle Pina (Chasing Sophea), Gerald Locklin (New Orleans, Chicago, and Points Elsewhere), and Gina Nahai (Caspian Rain), among others.  Hot-off-the-presses copies of the new issue of the Southern California Review will also be available.

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