LA EVENTS: Leimert Park Village Book Fair

Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 10 am - 6 pm

The 2012 Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will celebrate another year of bringing a world-class, unrivaled literary event to the City of Los Angeles on Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thousands book lovers, families, and fans of all ages will converge on the Vision Theatre backlot in historic Leimert Park to celebrate the written word. There will be over 150 celebrity readings, book signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, stage performances and musical performance during this day-long festival.

Previously, the LPVBF has hosted some of the national’s top authors and artists including Pulitzer Prize winning writer Isabel Wilkerson; California Laureate Al Young; Award Winning Poet, Nikki Govanni; Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence magazine, Susan L. Taylor; Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr.; Emmy-nominated music director Rickey Minor of “American Idol” and band leader of the “Tonight Show;” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon; prominent literary figureIshmael Reed; New York Times best-selling author Eric JeromeDickey; Advertising Hall of FamerTom Burrell; award winning chef Govind Armstrong; playwright/author Donald Welch; screenwriterRob Edwards (“Princess and the Frog”); art enthusiasts and philanthropists Shirley and Bernard Kinsey; award-winning poet Ruth Forman, spoken word tour-de-force-Talaam Acey and actress/children’s author Kim Wayans – just to name a few. In addition, each year LPVBF distributes more than 1,500 free books to fair attendees, including over 300 books to local foster care children.

Event details are as follows:

Leimert Park Village Book Fair

Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 10 am – 6pm

Vision Theater Backlot, 43rd Street and Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90008

This event is FREE so bring the entire family and celebrate literacy this weekend!

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