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Our Jacket Copy correspondents fanned out around the Festival of Books on Saturday and Sunday, covering panel discussions and author interviews. Here is all that coverage in one place.
Patti Smith and Dave Eggers: Who feels blessed and who feels guilty?
'Pale King' and the lost voice of David Foster Wallace
Maxine Hong Kingston's reflection of California
Jonathan Lethem talks about the unknown and his fiction being fact-checked
L.A. Times Book Prize winner Jennifer Egan and other fiction writers debate the boundaries of form
Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark: Mysteries of a mother-daughter writing team
'The Living Constitution' panel draws a large -- and lively -- crowd
The nature of poetry with Nick Flynn, Matthew Zapruder and David St. John
Susan Straight and novelists examine the cultural fallout of 'those who stay and those who leave'
LA Times Festival of Books photo gallery
And more, after the jump.
Ted Danson says, 'Save the fishies to save yourself'
Sister Souljah's 'Midnight' series -- and her quest to understand love
Barbara Eden reflects on her life and career
Rick Springfield threatens to take off his pants (sort of) and wrestles with Mr. D
Patton Oswalt reads from 'Wasteland' and zings goth girls attacked by bee
Jamie Lee Curtis, on her unexpected path to children's author: 'I never planned on writing a book'
Rainn Wilson's big life questions in the website-turned-book 'SoulPancake'
Humane Society's Wayne Pacelle on our complex relationship with animals
Chef and cookbook author Thomas Keller describes his recipe for success
Faux meat, faux cream, real vegan cooking
Father Gregory Boyle sheds light on compassion
Jillian Michaels doles out 'Unlimited' fitness advice
Reporting on Bell, the back story
Chicano activist and educator Sal Castro wows the crowd with his past -- and presence
Homo sapiens, capitalize on those family connections
The newspaper, from 'blunt instrument' to scalpel
The myths and memories of an idyllic city
The new magnetic poetry -- you
Andrew Breitbart, 'tea party' star and 'reluctant culture warrior'
A new world order of maps (Google and MapQuest) changes how we engage with cities
The 'delicate and complicated language' of graphic novels
The death stats behind those crime thrillers
Personal beliefs + science = what? Authors examine why we believe what we believe
A candid look at Hollywood's bright lights (and stars)
Sunny with a chance of confetti? USC marching band helps kick off Festival of Books
An early glimpse of the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photos: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times
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Of all the LA Book festival I have been to this is the worst! I signed up as a volunteer. Took me 45 min. to find the parking lot assigned to us because no signs identified the bldg, and no yellow T-shirted volunteer were anywhere around to direct traffic. Once inside, I was told to go to the sixth floor. I spent 25 minutes circling levels 3 and 2 again because there were so signs in the 90% empty lots. Finally I just parked at the 3rd level. After being told by my captain that too many vlunteers signed up, and she does not need me, I tour the boothes.The boothes consisted of either New Age venders, religious groups, children books, universities, and no good book publishers.I am surprised at the photo the Times had taken of the turnout of citizens: there were so few of us walking around (11am to 4pm ) Saturday.
May 02, 2011 at 11:09 PM