USC Faculty and Alumni Appearances in L.A. Times Programs

*Bolded names indicate USC alumnus and/or faculty member.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

11:00 a.m.
Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4
Fiction: The Storyteller (Conversation 1111) 
Moderator: David Ulin, Rachel Kushner, Mona Simpson, Dana Spiotta Location: Seeley G. Mudd 124

12:10 p.m.
L.A. Times Central
Meet the Critics
Moderator: Mary McNamara. Lorraine Ali, Justin Chang, Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Knight, Mikael Wood.

12:30 p.m.
Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4
Fiction: Girls With Dangerous Friends (Conversation 1112) 
Moderator: Amanda Fletcher. Hannah Lillith Assadi, Erika Carter, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Robin Wasserman.

12:30 p.m.
Poetry Stage
Poetry: Carol Muske-Dukes, reading of “Twin Cities” and the forthcoming “Blue Rose”

1:20 p.m.
Poetry Stage
Poetry: Mark Irwin reading from “A Passion According to Green”

1:30 p.m.
Norris Theater, Signing Area 5
Nonfiction: Writing California and Beyond (Conversation 1133)
Moderator: Tom Zoellner. Geoff Dyer, David Kipen, Char Miller, Narda Zacchino Location: Norris Theater

2:00 p.m.
Andrus Gerontology Center, Signing Area 2
The Edge of Identity: Race and Gender in Contemporary Poetry (Conversation 1043)
Moderator: Carol Muske-Dukes. Rigoberto Gonzalez, Phillis Levin, Chris Santiago, Safiya Sinclair.

Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4
Nonfiction: Among the Believers (Conversation 1113) 
Moderator: Tony DuShane. Colin Dickey, Craig Pittman, Mark Haskell Smith, Jack Womack.

3:00 p.m.
LA Times Central
Trumponomics: California business under the new political order
Moderator: Kimi Yoshino. Paresh Dave, Natalie Kitroeff, David Lazarus, Ivan Penn.

Taper Hall 201, Signing Area 5
Fiction: Writing Gay Literature in Los Angeles (Conversation 1151)
Moderator: Noel Alumit. Alex Espinoza, David Francis, Martin Pousson.

Town & Gown, Signing Area 1
T.C. Boyle with an Introduction from Alexander Nazaryan (Conversation 1034)

4:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Times Main Stage, Signing Area 8
Kelly Oxford, Author of ‘When You Find Out the World Is Against You,’ in Conversation with Amy Kaufman
Speakers: Amy Kaufman, Kelly Oxford.

5:00 p.m.
Poetry Stage, Signing Area 5
Poetry: Safiya Sinclair reading from “Cannibal

5:20 p.m.
Poetry Stage, Signing Area 5
Poetry: Marjorie Becker, Jeanette Marie Clough and Mariano Zaro read from “Angle of Reflection”

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

10:30 a.m.
Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL 101)
Nonfiction: Hooray for Classic Hollywood (Conversation 2051)
Moderator: M.G. Lord. Glenn Frankel, Jon Lewis, Karen Maness, Kenneth Turan.

11:00 a.m.
Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4
Fiction and Literature: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Laila Lalami in Conversation (Conversation 2111)
Speakers: Laila Lalami, Viet Thanh Nguyen.

12:00 p.m.
Poetry Stage, Signing Area 5
David St. John reading from “The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems”

12:30 p.m.
Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4
Fiction: Writing Short Stories (Conversation 2112) 
Moderator: Libby Flores. Chanelle Benz, Dana Johnson, Rebecca Schiff, Deb Olin Unferth.

1:00 p.m.
Poetry Stage, Signing Area 5
Anna Journey reading from “The Atheist Wore Goat Silk”

2:00 p.m.
Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5
Young Adult Fantasy: Wars in New Worlds (Conversation 2123) 
Moderator: Sarah Enni. Victoria Aveyard, Marie Lu, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White.

3:00 p.m.

Annenberg Auditorium, Signing Area 3
I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore: Poetry and the Present Moment (Conversation 2084)
Moderator: David St. John. Jane Mead, Morgan Parker, Robyn Schiff, Monica Young.

Town & Gown, Signing Area 1
Nonfiction: California’s Hidden Poor (Conversation 2034) 
Moderator: Steve Lopez. Susan B. Geffen, Susan Straight, Steven P. Wallace.

Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1
Nonfiction: Tragedies of Our Past (Conversation 2014)
Moderator: William Deverell. Sharla M. Fett, Benjamin Madley, Christina Snyder

3:30 p.m.

Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5
Nonfiction: The Culture of Southern California (Conversation 2124)
Moderator: Carolina Miranda Speakers: Gustavo Arellano, Josh Kun, David L. Ulin.

Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3
Nonfiction: What’s Up with America? (Conversation 2074)
Moderator: Dinah Lenney. Jeff Chang, Mugambi Jouet, Jane Mayer, James Poulos.

 

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