DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST

When:
May 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2016-05-07T12:00:00-07:00
2016-05-07T17:00:00-07:00
Where:
Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
USA
Cost:
FREE

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Grand Park’s SPRINGTIME READS culminates with everyone’s favorite celebration of independent Los Angeles-based authors and publishers. This year, the annual Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest will explore, “Literary LA: Places, Spaces and Faces,” a celebration and reflection of where Angelenos love to read and write – past, present and future.

**Downtown Bookfest is rocking on, rain or shine**

POP UP BOOKSHOP: Find books by local authors and publishers, curated by Writ Large Press:

Angel City Press // Antena // Arroyo Seco Press / Bambaz Press // Bamboo Press // Bank-Heavy Press // Bombshelter Press // Dum Dum Zine // Electric Travel Books / Finishing Line Press // Frank Cities // Gold Line Press // Jaded Ibis // Kaya Press // Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) / Mend My Dress Press // Narrow Books // Penny-Ante Editions // Phoneme Media // PM Press // Punk Hostage Press // Rare Bird Lit // Razorcake/Gorsky Press // Ricochet Editions // Rothco Press // The Altar Collective // The Magic Factory // Tia Chucha Press // Unnamed Press // World Stage Books // Writ Large Press

CHILDREN’S BOOKSHOP: Skylight Books brings the best in kids lit from beyond L.A.

ACTIVITIES: The best of L.A.’s lit and learning for bookworms large and small:

826LA // Ryman Arts // Big Read bookmaking with Debra Disman and kids’ reading area with City of LA – Department of Cultural Affairs // Los Angeles Public Library // First 5 LA // LA Public Law Library // California African American Museum (CAAM) // County of Los Angeles Public Library // DIY Typewriters with LA Marler  // PUBLISH! // Get Down Town 

KIDS’ PERFORMANCES + READINGS: Bilingual (English/Spanish) performances, storytelling, and music adjacent to the Grand Park Splash Pad:

Birdie’s Playhouse // The Chameleons // Geri Keams // We Tell Stories

SOUTH PERFORMANCE LAWN: READINGS // CURATED BY: WRIT LARGE PRESS 

12:30 – 1:30PM The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising From the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles

2:30-3:30PM: A Tribute to Los Angeles Sci-Fi Literary Legend, Octavia Butler on the 10th Anniversary of Her Death.

3:45-4:45PM Post-English Literature of LA

NORTH PERFORMANCE LAWN : PANEL DISCUSSIONS // CURATED BY: DAVID KIPEN

NOON-4:51PM: Please Don’t Feed the Writer

1PM – 2PM Anti-Death League (Faces We Miss)

2PM – 3PM The Book Critics’ Pie-Throwing Gallery (An Unsafe Space)

3PM – 4PM L.A.’s Walking, Wading, Riding Public Transportation & Purifying Wastewater Panel (An Overdeveloped Sense of Place)

4:51 PM Please Don’t Feed the Writer – Nine Minute’s Read

*Information and schedules subject to change

bookfest 600 x 300METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Other SPRINGTIME READS programs:

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Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

2016 Bookfest