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In Photos: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books


The university hosted the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Saturday and Sunday, bringing Angelenos to campus to celebrate and enjoy reading, books and music. Families listened to actress Julie Andrews read her new children’s book, visitors watched Betty White speak about her new book, authors signed fans’ books, and many shopped for new reads […]

Life at a zoo


Actress and author Betty White discusses her new book Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo at the Los Angeles Times stage in front of Doheny Memorial Library on Sunday. White spoke about her new show Betty White’s Off their Rockers on NBC and her work with zoos and how they help prevent animal […]

The next chapter for books at USC


Though books aren’t exactly glamorous, they still have the ability to bring more than 140,000 people together to gain knowledge and share the ideas that inspire them. The fact that this university is able to bring so many people together is an honor — but it’s also representative of our school’s far-reaching responsibilities.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Highlights


Panelists largely drawn from USC’s faculty will consider the role of queer culture, art and activism in the City of Angels. Moderated by English and gender studies professor Chris Freeman, the panelists plan to cover the years from 1950 to the present, a groundbreaking period for the LGBTQ community, by any measure.