Get out of the house (virtually, at least) and join book lovers around the world taking part in the LA BookFest online on May 9th. Seize this unique opportunity to not only meet and chat with a full slate of authors, but also to meet and interact with others during the quarantine.
A Much-Needed Distraction in Challenging Times
For book aficionados, avid readers, and all lovers of the written word, the LA BookFest is a desperately needed lifeline and break from the monotony of life in quarantine. Make no mistake though, this virtual festival is set to be just as fun as any physical conference with an A-list literary lineup.
A Full Line-Up of Literary Talent
LA BookFest has been laid out like a convention center, allowing guests to visit different virtual areas of the festival. You can interact in Live Ask an Author Chat as well as watch the stream which includes the opening keynote, conversations and panels. You’ll also get to listen to an array of speakers representing publishing professionals, speakers and some of today’s thought leaders. Speakers will include Mitch Albom, Bob Difornio, Jonathan Maberry, Dan Lothian, Sarah Kendzior, and Danny Trejo, just to name a few. It’ll all be kicked off with an opening keynote by NJ Ayuk, author of Billions at Play, an Amazon number-one bestseller.
Of course, no festival is complete without the booths area. Virtually walk (well, scroll) through the booths to find out about an array of companies and their offerings as well as event sponsors. Or visit the reading room where your favorite authors will read some of their work to you, and maybe even some of their works-in-progress.
So Many Panels
There will be no shortage of panels for the seasoned convention goer. Topics to be covered include:
- The Allure of the Memoir – Telling the Human Story
- Integrity in Journalism in the Age of Covid-19, Fake News, and Partisan Politics
- Power Pitching Your Manuscript or Screenplay – How to Make them Love Your Story
- The Future of Fiction – What Are People Writing Today for Tomorrow’s Readers?
- The World Is Getting Closer – How Digital Media Is Changing Society
Don’t Forget the After Party and Beyond
Of course, no festival is complete without an after party. After a full day of speakers, meet-and-greets, and panels, it’ll be time to unwind with your fellow bibliophiles to the musical talents of Brandyn Cross and Kiera Lyons. You’d be forgiven if you thought the evening was over there, but it won’t be quite yet. Instead, there’ll be a surprise guest at the end of the evening to read you a bedtime story.
Register and Reserve Your Spot
You can register to attend the LA BookFest online at LABookFest.com. While you’re registering, go sign up for some festival giveaway prizes as well. Win the ultimate bookish giveaway, featuring over 20 books from the participating event authors. There’ll be surprise giveaways at the After Party as well.
The LA BookFest is being presented by the Greater Los Angeles Writing Society and several other partners including Black Château Enterprises, Books That Make You, and TEDxResedaBlvd.
So, come spend a day away from isolation. Your body might be trapped in your house, but the rest of you needn’t be. Spend a day virtually in sunny LA at one of the premier literary events of the year. Meet your favorite authors and find new ones, too.