Photos: Books take center stage as USC hosts nations largest literary and cultural festival
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which continues through Sunday, will draw an estimated 150,000 people to the University Park Campus.
Thousands gathered Saturday at USCs University Park Campus to celebrate the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, an annual tradition that has become the nations largest literary and cultural festival.
Book lovers from around the country braved the citys first hot weekend of the year to descend on USC and enjoy panel-style interviews with award-winning, celebrity and lesser-known authors; watch musical acts (including some with USC origins) on several stages throughout the campus; and visit booths from independent bookstores, publishing companies and other literary-themed organizations. Its the 28th year for the festival, which USC has hosted since 2011.
The festival continues Sunday. Admission is free, though some conversation events require tickets, which can be obtained online.