Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – April 21 and 22

Come out to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to meet some great authors and hear amazing speakers and performers!


When: APRIL 21-22, 2018

Where: University Park Campus, USC

About the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. Since then, the festival has grown into a vibrant celebration of all of the arts, and of our dynamic, innovative and unique metropolis. Each year, over 150,000 people come to the University of Southern California campus to experience a gathering of writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians like no other. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and is The Times’ annual gift to our city.

Volunteer Opportunity

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, check out these details:

  • The majority of volunteer activities require being on your feet for most of your shift. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Volunteer shifts last 3 – 4 hours, and you may sign up for as many shifts as you wish for one or both days. You may sign up for overlapping shifts and work the duration of the hours for those shifts.
  • Volunteers will receive free parking, shuttle service from the parking lot, and lunch.
  • Volunteers will receive a T-shirt to wear and keep after the event.
  • Volunteers are asked to wear khaki or beige pants or shorts

To volunteer, click here. Most volunteer positions are assigned when you check-in on the day of event. There are a few assignments with special time requirements (author escorts, registration, etc.) that you can express interest in as part of the online registration process.