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Popular literary fest returns to USC on April 20-21

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The Festival of Books draws thousands of people to the USC University Park Campus each year. (USC Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)

As part of a multiyear partnership, USC will host the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the University Park Campus on April 20-21. The largest and one of the most cherished public literary festivals in the country, the showcase is expected to draw more than 150,000 Southern Californians.

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USC turns the page on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Nikias, Hartenstein and Thomson at the Festival of Books
President Nikias, on stage with Los Angeles Times publisher and CEO Eddy Hartenstein and president Kathy Thomson, welcomes guests to the 17th annual Festival of Books. (Photo/Steve Cohn)

“All of you here this morning should take great pride in the fact that we are part of the largest public literary festival in America.” With those words, USC president C. L. Max Nikias kicked off the 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 21.

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Harkness and Gioia are featured speakers at the USC Writers Conference
Deborah Harkness (Photo/Marion Ettlinger), professor of history at USC Dornsife, and Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, will be featured speakers at the inaugural USC Writers Conference this Friday.

Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, and Deborah Harkness, USC professor of history, will be featured speakers at the inaugural USC Writers Conference on April 20 at Doheny Memorial Library.