The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has been held on campus for the past three years.
In the City of Angels, literature offers a creative way to shape perspectives about the city.
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.
Aimee Bender is a professor of English in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Her latest book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
The upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books offers many exciting events this year.