April 22, 2014
Festival of Books keeps pace with written word
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.”