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Celebrating Books: The Queens Book Festival

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sherese Francis' tweet caught my eye immediate. First of all, I love books. Second of all, I love celebrating. Third of all, I love people that are...

Shine Out at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Jasmine Brett Stringer

The eighth edition of the international literary event, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) was inaugurated by the Crown Prince and Deputy ...

Readers Wanted: Building LGBT Literary Cultures

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Readers and sales of books to readers are vital for the survival of small presses; readers are also crucial for our literature to flourish.

When Voices Get Silenced... and Heard

Inderpal Grewal | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Inderpal Grewal

Habib does not describe the torture, saying that she prefers not to speak publicly of these details -- a silence that effectively forces one to imagine all kinds of horrors.

A Glut of Capital Area Book Festivals

Alma Katsu | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC
Alma Katsu

Don't get me wrong: as a writer and reader, I'm not complaining. This area is blessed with multiple book festivals in both the spring and fall. But three major book festivals in the span of one week?

Inspiration For A Rainy Day

Black Tomato | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Here are some events to intrigue and inspire for when the sky greys and the rain comes a-pitter-pattering.

U.S.'s Largest Book Festival Moves Across Town

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last year, more than 140,000 attended the Festival of Books, the nation's largest public literary festival, along with 400 authors, hundreds of bookse...

'Henrietta Lacks' Author Rebecca Skloot Ditches Book Festival | Erica Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Best-selling author Rebecca Skloot has unexpectedly canceled her appearance at the ODU Literary Festival - a festival whose starting date was shifted ...

Brooklyn Book Festival

Los Angeles Times | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Brooklyn Book Festival, after all, is the only book event I know of where you come out of the subway right into the heart of the fair. There is no...

'This Was My First Book And Last'

Media Bistro | Maryann Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Comedian Sarah Silverman told a Brooklyn Book Fair audience yesterday that she probably won't write another book. "For me, this was my first book and ...

Laura Bush And Karl Rove Headline Texas Book Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Texas Book Festival releases its list today of authors participating in the 15th annual event, and the big names include a well-known radio journa...

LA Times Festival of Books: Notable Speakers & Hot Books

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

At the LA Times Festival of Books, I was thrilled to meet the likes of Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Gary Small, author of iBrain, Sebastian Junger, author of War, among others.

L.A. Times Festival Of Books Attracts Over 130,000 People, Bestselling Authors

Reuters | Sue Zeidler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fans met authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- billed as North America's biggest literary event -- where in a sign of the times Apple'...

L.A. Times Book Prizes: Dave Eggers Wins Big

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author Dave Eggers was the surprise big winner Friday night at the L.A. Times Book Prizes when he was awarded the current interest prize for his book ...

L.A. Times Festival Of Books This Weekend: Jeff Garlin, Alicia Silverstone, Other Celebrities To Make Appearances

The Los Angeles Times | Susan King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There will be award-winning novelists and bestselling mystery writers, leading historians and experts on nearly everything under the sun. But it would...

What I Learned From Sandy Banks, Amy Alkon and Antwone Fisher: 'Do The Right Thing'

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

But I had made a commitment to speak at Los Angeles Book Festival many months before and couldn't very well back out after the panel -- featuring Antwone Fisher, Amy Alkon and me.

Want To Sell Books? Start Gathering Fans

Richard Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Nash

That pain in our foot? It's not outsiders stomping on it, it's us, shooting ourselves.