UCR Writers to Appear at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest book festival in the United States

Fourteen authors and faculty in the Department of Creative Writing and Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert will participate in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books April 22-23 at USC.

Creative writing faculty who will participate are:

  • Charmaine Craig, “Fiction: Culture & Identity, Conversation 2023,” April 23 at 2 p.m.;
  • Steve Erickson, “Fiction: The Surreal World, Conversation 1055,” April 22 at 4:30 p.m.;
  • Laila Lalami, “Viet Thanh Nguyen and Laila Lalami in Conversation, Conversation 2111,” April 23 at 11 a.m.;
  • Tom Lutz, “Memoir: Exploring the World, Conversation 2093,” April 23 at 1:30 p.m.; and
  • Susan Straight, “Nonfiction: California’s Hidden Poor, Conversation 2034,” April 23 at 3 p.m.

Faculty in the Low Residency MFA program are:

  • Elizabeth Crane, “Fiction with a Funny Side, Conversation 2122,” April 23 at 12:30 p.m.;
  • Natashia Deon, “Fiction: Roads Less Traveled, Conversation 2022,” April 23 at 12:30 p.m.;
  • Gina Frangello, “Everybody’s Got One: Fiction & Families, Conversation 1121,” April 22 at 11 a.m.;
  • Tod Goldberg, “Nonfiction: Pop Goes the World, Conversation 2091,” April 23 at 10:30 a.m., and “From Page to Screen to Page: Writing in Hollywood, Conversation 2054,” April 23 at 3 p.m.;
  • Mary Otis, “Fiction: Disappearing Acts, Conversation 2041,” April 23 at 11 a.m.;
  • Rob Roberge, “Memoir: Troubled Times, Conversation 1044,” April 22 at 3:30 p.m.;
  • Stephen Jay Schwartz, “Crime Fiction: A Question of Character, Conversation 1021,” April 22 at 11 a.m.;
  • Mark Haskell Smith, “Nonfiction: among the Believers, Conversation 1113,” April 22 at 2 p.m.; and
  • David L. Ulin, “Fiction: the Storytellers, Conversation 1111,” April 22 at 11 a.m., and “Nonfiction: the Culture of Southern California, Conversation 2124,” April 23 at 3:30 p.m.

The festival is free, but tickets are required to attend individual conversations.

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