WeHo Book Fair -- Something for Everyone
The West Hollywood Book Fair, now in it's sixth year, will take over West Hollywood Park this Sunday from 10am - 6pm. We like to think of the WeHo book fair as the calmer, cooler cousin to the LA Times Festival of Books - great authors, excellent panels, live readings and good food - but much easier to navigate. As with any festival, planning the who/what/when is key...especially when trying to pack it all into one day.
We're so impressed with the many kick-ass writers and panelists that are lined up, we don't know where to begin. Well, okay, if we had to start somewhere, we'd start with these:
2007 Pulitzer Prize Winner Conversation @ 4pm
WordPlay: A New Spin on Storytelling @4:45pm
LA's best writers and storytellers read their true and hilarious tales while DJs spin real-time soundtracks. Hmmm....
And that's just one way to slice it! Imagine the possibilities! There will also be readings in The Robertson Salon, writing workshops in The Writing Room, spoken word delights in The Robertson Coffee House and more Manga/horrof/sci-fi than you (okay, maybe just we) can handle. With the stellar line-up of writers and moderators, it's a serious shame we can't attend every event in every nook of the park.
With so much on offer, we suspect we'll be hustling from one location to the next and sneaking into a few panels almost-but-not-quite late just by the skin of our teeth. Our advice? Check the schedule, mark-up your map and enjoy.