The whole panel schedule for the 2021 Pageant of Books

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Pageant Schedule

Los Angeles Instances Digital Pageant of Books

WHEN: April 17-23
WHERE: occasions.latimes/festivalofbooks
HOW: Register upfront for occasions and obtain a reminder e-mail with a hyperlink.
DETAILS: Occasions are free to view besides these that includes Don Lemon, Richard Thompson and Brandi Carlile, which value $5. Books out there by means of accomplice booksellers. Questions could be submitted on registration. See Pageant FAQ for extra.

April 17

10 a.m.: Pageant of Books kickoff, introduced with USC
Be a part of us for the kickoff of the twenty sixth annual Pageant of Books that includes Dr. Carol L. Folt, USC president, together with shock appearances by L.A. Instances writers and a efficiency by the USC Trojan Marching Band. Please be part of on this prelude to the weeklong digital celebration of books with conversations, panels, kids’s and poetry readings and extra! Instances columnist Patt Morrison will host the occasion. Register right here.

10:30 a.m.: Man Raz, Mindy Thomas, Zooey Deschanel
Based mostly on their No. 1 children podcast, “Wow within the World,” hosts Mindy Thomas and Man Raz take younger readers on a hilarious, fact-filled, illustrated journey by means of the human physique — protecting all the pieces from toes and tongues to brains and lungs. That includes jokes, photographs, quizzes, and experiments, this guide has all the pieces you might want to higher perceive your individual strolling, speaking, barfing, respiratory, pooping physique of WOW! Instances TV author Yvonne Villarreal will host a dialog with Raz, Thomas and Zooey Deschanel.
Register right here.

Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey Deschanel will chat with Man Raz and Mindy Thomas, authors of “Wow within the World.”

(Theo Wargo / Getty Photos)

11 a.m.: Immigrants and American society, a historic look
A well timed dialogue of immigration in America seems to be again on our historical past and brings us to the current day. Panelists are Anthony Cody, a 2020 Ebook Prize finalist in poetry; Adam Goodman, writer, historian and professor of Latin American and Latino research on the College of Illinois Chicago; Jacob Soboroff, NBC Information and MSNBC correspondent and winner of a 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for his reporting on the child-separation coverage; and Jia Lynn Yang, Pulitzer Prize winner and deputy nationwide editor on the New York Instances. Daniel Hernandez, L.A. Instances tradition author, will reasonable. Register right here.

Midday: Younger-adult fiction: The Black expertise
These highly effective coming-of-age novels, all written in lyrical verse, are fierce, profound and delightful explorations of identification, race, wrongful incarceration, the facility of drag and rather more. Hannah Gómez, a choose in YA literature for the L.A. Instances Ebook Prizes, will reasonable a dialog with Dean Atta, Morgan Parker, Dr. Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi. Register right here.

2 p.m.: Selfies for social change: Claiming house in social media, introduced by USC
Creators and influencers who use digital shops to say house and empower communities will focus on how social media can be utilized for social good. Colin Maclay will reasonable a panel with Jackson Hen, Akilah Hughes and Allissa V. Richardson. Register right here.

3 p.m.: Felony justice in America
The works of Brittany Okay. Barnett, Emily Bazelon and Christine Montross give attention to the criminalization of psychological sickness, the human value of America’s devastating conflict on medicine, and the way reform-minded district attorneys are innovating to extend equity and scale back inequality in our prosecutorial system. Instances columnist Sandy Banks will reasonable a dialogue about America’s damaged legal justice system and epidemic of mass incarceration. Register right here.

4 p.m.: James Patterson discusses his new Audible unique drama, “The Coldest Case”
In an audio-exclusive expertise, actors Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter and Nathalie Emmanuel carry out the newest from James Patterson. “The Coldest Case: A Black Ebook Audio Drama” is the long-awaited prequel to Patterson’s No. 1 New York Instances and USA Right now bestseller “The Black Ebook.” L.A. Instances Ebook Membership Editor Donna Wares will reasonable. Register right here.

5 p.m.: California Dreamin’: Walter Mosley, Ron Brownstein and David L. Ulin on Los Angeles within the Sixties and ’70s
Be a part of us for this kaleidoscopic view of Los Angeles within the late ’60s and early ’70s, tradition and politics throughout Black and white communities. David L. Ulin, editor of the brand new Library of America launch “Joan Didion: The Nineteen Eighties & ’90s,” will steer the dialog with Walter Mosley, whose newest Simple Rawlins novel is “Black Grove,” set in 1969 L.A., and Ron Brownstein, writer of “Rock Me on the Water: 1974 — The Yr Los Angeles Reworked Films, Music, Tv, and Politics.” Register right here.

6 p.m.: Behind the Scenes: A dialog about filmmaking
Mike Nichols, John Schlesinger, Richard Linklater. Don’t miss this dialog in regards to the movies that outlined the final a long time of the twentieth century — from “The Graduate” to “Midnight Cowboy” to “Dazed and Confused.” Elvis Mitchell, movie critic and host of KCRW’s “The Therapy,” will reasonable a chat with Glenn Frankel, Mark Harris and Melissa Maerz. Register right here.

April 18

10 a.m.: Meena Harris, writer of “Bold Lady,” in dialog with Mary McNamara
Anybody who’s ever been underestimated or overshadowed will discover inspiration on this new image guide from Meena Harris, niece of Vice President Kamala Harris. When a lady sees a lady on TV labeled as “too assertive” and “too formidable,” it sends her on a journey of discovery by means of the previous, current and future, centered on the methods girls and ladies can reframe, redefine and reclaim phrases meant to knock them down. Register right here.

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, embraces her niece, Meena Harris.

“Bold Lady” writer Meena Harris, proper, along with her aunt, Vice President Kamala Harris, will chat with Instances columnist Mary McNamara.

(Democratic Nationwide Conference)

11 a.m.: Patrick Radden Keefe, writer of “Empire of Ache,” in dialog with Matt Hamilton
Radden Keefe’s newest saga chronicles three generations of a single household and the mark they would go away on the world. It’s a story that strikes from the streets of early twentieth century Brooklyn to the seaside palaces of Greenwich, Conn., to the corridors of energy in Washington, D.C. “Empire of Ache” chronicles a number of investigations of the Sacklers, whose fortune was constructed by Valium and whose fame was destroyed by OxyContin, and the authorized techniques they’ve used to evade accountability. Register right here.

Midday: L.A. Instances en Español presents a bilingual kids’s image guide panel
Instances particular tasks coordinator Angel Rodriguez will host a dialog with kids’s authors/illustrators Jacqueline Alcántara, Monica Brown, Juana Martinez-Neal and NoNieqa Ramos about their new image books and discuss illustration in kids’s literature. Register right here.

1 p.m.: Andrew O’Hagan, writer of “Mayflies,” and Douglas Stuart, writer of “Shuggie Bain,” in dialog with Anousha Sakoui
Two award-winning Scottish authors focus on their semiautobiographical coming-of-age novels with Instances employees author Anousha Sakoui. “Mayflies” and “Shuggie Bain” are tender, lovely portraits of a time and a spot — Nineteen Eighties Scotland — that can captivate readers. Register right here.

Author Douglas Stuart, seated backward on a chair.

Scottish American writer Douglas Stuart gained the 2020 Booker Prize for his debut novel, “Shuggie Bain.”

(Clive Smith / Booker Prize )

2 p.m.: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, writer of “Meals Between Buddies,” in dialog with Instances TV editor Matt Brennan
Finest pals Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of “Trendy Household,” and recipe developer Julie Tanous pay homage to their hometowns of their debut cookbook as they whip up trendy California meals with Southern and Southwestern spins. Be a part of Ferguson and Matt Brennan for a dialog about meals, cooking and leisure. Register right here.

3 p.m.: The Black expertise throughout genres
S.A. Cosby, Danielle Evans, Nikky Finney and Robert Jones Jr. will be part of UCLA sociologist Marcus Anthony Hunter for a dialog about their literary works spanning fiction, crime fiction, brief tales and poetry, which all handle the Black expertise and bigger problems with race, tradition and historical past. Register right here.

4 p.m.: Music, cash and mindfulness
This panel will discover the artwork and affect of music from a number of angles, together with the connection between music and mindfulness and the way to achieve the trade. USC Thornton College professors Jeff Brabec, Lynn Helding and Richard Wolf will chat with moderator Varun Soni, vice provost for Campus Wellness and Disaster Intervention and dean of the USC Workplace of Non secular Life. Register right here.

5 p.m.: Fiction makes the world go spherical
Storytellers Chang-Rae Lee, Meng Jin, Imbolo Mbue and Sanjena Sathian will transport you to China, Africa, India and all through America. Be a part of us for a dialog that traverses the globe whereas exploring the immigrant expertise, environmental degradation, cultural emersion, globalism and the American Dream. Instances books editor Boris Kachka will reasonable. Register right here.

Award-winning author Daniel José Older.

Award-winning writer Daniel José Older.

(John Midgley)

6 p.m.: Younger-adult fantasy: Magic and thriller
Debut fantasy writers Tracy Deonn and Namina Forna will chat with award-winning writer Daniel José Older for this young-adult fantasy panel that spans Arthurian legend, West Africa–impressed fantasy and the theme of enemies working collectively to avoid wasting the Earth. Sharon Levin, a younger folks’s literature reviewer, will reasonable. Register right here.

April 19

5 p.m.: Richard Thompson, “Beeswing: Dropping My Manner and Discovering My Voice 1967-1975″
Richard Thompson, worldwide and beloved music legend, re-creates the spirit of the Sixties, the place he discovered, after which misplaced, after which discovered his approach once more. Identified for his sensible songwriting, extraordinary guitar taking part in and haunting voice, Thompson is taken into account one of many high 20 guitarists of all time alongside Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Randy Newman. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, the British folks musician takes us again to a interval of nice change and creativity — each for him and for the world. RJ Smith will be part of him in dialog for this paid ticketed occasion. (And Thompson will play two songs.) Register right here.

6 p.m.: This second in fiction
Up to date writers Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Patricia Lockwood and Lauren Oyler reckon with the world round us — exploring the vary of human connections, whether or not in actual life or on-line. Instances leisure author Amy Kaufman will reasonable. Register right here.

7 p.m.: Crime fiction: Secrets and techniques and suspense
Escape the humdrum of on a regular basis life into worlds stuffed with gangsters, grifters and gut-wrenching suspense from crime fiction writers Christopher Bollen, Tod Goldberg and Jennifer Hillier. Thriller reviewer Paula L. Woods will reasonable. Register right here.

April 20

Midday: Don Lemon, “This Is the Fireplace: What I Say to My Buddies About Racism”
The host of “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” — America’s solely Black prime-time TV anchor — will deliver an pressing, riveting, deeply private plea. Instances employees author Greg Braxton will be part of him for a dialog about the place our issues lie and what we will do to to repair them. Register right here.

Don Lemon sitting on a windowsill with an arm resting on one knee

CNN anchor Don Lemon is the writer of “This Is the Fireplace: What I Say to My Buddies About Racism.”

(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Instances)

5 p.m.: Native American literature: A panel paying homage to Leslie Marmon Silko, 2020 Robert Kirsch Award winner
Acclaimed novelist, poet and essayist Leslie Marmon Silko is thought for her lyric therapy of Native American topics. In recognition of her lifetime achievement in writing and the 2020 Robert Kirsch Award honor, writers Danielle Geller, Brandon Hobson and David Heska Wanbli Weiden will focus on their works and twenty first century Native literature. Register right here.

6 p.m.: Making historical past: Media, tales, historical past and reminiscence, introduced by USC
USC authors Viet Thanh Nguyen, English professor and Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Sympathizer”; Howard Rodman, cinematic arts professor and writer of “The Nice Jap”; and William Deverell, historical past professor and author of “Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy That Transfixed the Nation” will focus on their work and the connections between tales, media, historical past and reminiscence. Priya Jaikumar, cinematic arts professor and writer of “The place Histories Reside: India as Filmed Area,” will reasonable. Register right here.

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen stands within the yard of his Pasadena dwelling.

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Instances)

7 p.m.: Speculative fiction: The actual and unreal, introduced by the Ray Bradbury Basis
Spanning time and house, plumbing psychological thrills and familial sacrifices, authors Amal El-Mohtar, Megan Giddings, Max Gladstone and Stephen Graham Jones create fantastical worlds whereas tackling societal ethical dilemmas. They are going to be part of 2018 MacArthur fellow and moderator Kelly Hyperlink. Register right here.

April 22

5 p.m.: Terry Crews and Rebecca King Crews, creators of the Audible unique “Stronger Collectively,” in dialog with Michael Ordoña, introduced by Audible
“America’s Received Expertise” host Terry Crews and his spouse, singer Rebecca King Crews, will share the ups and downs of their relationship and the way they weathered the crises which have rocked their marriage of their new Audible unique. Sincere, intimate and hopeful, Terry and Rebecca make you are feeling that if they will survived it, you and your accomplice can too. Instances employees author Michael Ordoña will reasonable. Register right here.

Author Emily Rapp Black's new book is "Sanctuary."

Creator Emily Rapp Black’s new guide is “Sanctuary.”

(Catherine Davis)

6 p.m.: Memoir: Rebuilding life after loss
Emily Rapp Black, memoirist and writing trainer; Suleika Jaouad, creator of the Emmy Award–successful New York Instances column “Life, Interrupted”; and Sara Seager, Instances Ebook Prize finalist in science and expertise and an MIT professor, will be part of writer/editor Dinah Lenney to share tales of affection, loss and therapeutic. Register right here.

7 p.m.: Eastside Punks, a screening and dialog, introduced by USC
Have fun the discharge of “Eastside Punks,” three documentary shorts produced by Razorcake journal about first-generation East L.A. punk bands. Excerpts of the movies will likely be screened, adopted by a panel with “Eastside Punks” director Jimmy Alvarado and musicians Teresa Covarrubias (The Brat), Tracy “Cranium” Garcia (Thee Undertakers) and Jack Rivera (The Stains), who performed storied L.A. punk venues just like the Vex and Hong Kong Café. Dino Everett, archivist for “Eastside Punks” and the USC College of Cinematic Arts, will reasonable. Register right here.

April 23

11 a.m.: Historical past: Racism and exclusion in america
Alice Baumgartner, Walter Johnson and Martha S. Jones — L.A. Instances Ebook Prize finalists in historical past — will focus on the connection between America’s previous therapy of ladies and Indigenous and enslaved folks and our present-day ills whereas wanting on the folks and the insurance policies which have introduced us to the place we’re in the present day. Anna-Lisa Grace Cox will lead the dialog. Register right here.

Author Martha S. Jones

Martha S. Jones, writer of “Vanguard: How Black Ladies Broke Obstacles, Gained the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.”

(Will Kirk)

1 p.m.: Gustavo Arellano in dialog with California MacArthur Fellows
Gustavo Arellano, Instances California columnist and host of an upcoming every day information podcast from The Instances, will chat with current MacArthur fellows Natalia Molina (2020) and Kelly Lytle Hernandez (2019) for a dialogue in regards to the historic roots of our immigration coverage and the evolution of immigrant detention practices. Register right here.

2 p.m.: Science and nature: From the web page to wilder locations
Jonathan Meiburg, Lulu Miller, Jonathan C. Slaght and Patrik Svensson have written books rooted in science and the exploration of nature — and of its human and animal topics. However their books are additionally about self-discovery as they give the impression of being to the pure world for solutions. These adventures in scientific inquiry take us to distant elements of the world. Mary Forgione, assistant journey editor of The Instances, will reasonable. Register right here.

4 p.m.: Kristin Hannah, writer of “The 4 Winds,” and C Pam Zhang, writer of “How A lot of These Hills Is Gold,” in dialog with Patt Morrison
The Nice Despair and the American Gold Rush are the historic backdrops for this dialog that includes bestselling authors Kristin Hannah and C Pam Zhang, highlighting their tales of household and the search for the American Dream. Instances columnist Patt Morrison will reasonable. Register right here.

5 p.m.: Fiction: The artwork of brief story
Booker Prize winner Ben Okri and Carribean Fragoza, Deesha Philyaw and Shruti Swamy — three new voices in fiction — focus on their lately launched story collections with Instances books reporter Dorany Pineda. Register right here.

7 p.m.: Fiction: Swept away by romance
Historic romance writers Amalie Howard, Eloisa James, Erica Ridley and Vanessa Riley enthrall readers with tales of dukes and duchesses whereas exploring up to date points together with feminism, social justice, empowerment and autonomy. Elle Jackson will reasonable. Register right here.

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