Thank you, Los Angeles, for another inspiring year!

The University of Southern California looks forward to seeing you again, at one of our many exciting performance events, lectures, symposia, gallery exhibits, and athletic events. The 2015 Los Angeles Time Festival of Books will be held on April 18 and 19. See you there!

April 22, 2014

Festival of Books keeps pace with written word

Festival of Books at USC 2014

From Gutenberg to Zuckerburg, the evolution of the written word continues, and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is keeping pace. The nation’s largest literary festival took its 19th bow over the weekend, preserving some traditions and exploring new wrinkles.

USC Senior Vice President for University Relations Thomas Sayles and Times publisher and CEO Eddy Hartenstein kicked off the two-day festival April 12, backed by the USC Trojan Marching Band.

“We are really proud to host this festival for the fourth year,” said Sayles, noting that 150,000 guests were expected to attend. “USC easily serves as home to the festival because the campus pulsates with intellectual energy, curiosity and vitality,” he noted.

“This is the Times’ gift to our community,” Hartenstein added, “and it promises to be a wonderful combination of ideas and creativity.”

Read the full article at USC News.

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April 1, 2014

“Learn from You” performed by USC Thornton students for the 2014 Festival of Books

In conjunction with The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The USC Thornton School of Music hosted a song writing contest for popular music students celebrating creativity and inspiration. The winning entry, “Learn from You” by Catherine Smith ’14, is performed by the all-USC Thornton band, Ghost in the Canyon. The band will perform the song live at the opening ceremony of the 2014 LA Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m.

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