The literary extravaganza will delight not only LA's bookworms, but also fans of music/film/art/food
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This year's Festival will seduce the senses, ignite new ideas, and stimulate the imagination. The two-day tribute to the written word is also a celebration of music, comedy, photography, film, art, food, and fun. In addition to the presence of authors and performers, the Festival features photo installations, live music and readings, cooking demonstrations, film screenings, and, of course, book sellers and exhibitors, in addition to an Artists' Row, a Poetry Stage, and a "Pop & Hiss Stage" showcasing a variety of emerging bands and comedy acts selected through the Times' "Inspire Us" call for submissions. Hugh Acheson, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Gustavo Arellano, Reza Aslan, Philip Bailey, Mayim Bialik, T.C. Boyle, LeVar Burton, Roy Choi, Sandra Cisneros, Jackie Collins, Giada de Laurentiis, Rob Delaney, Barbara Ehrenreich, John Green, Carla Hall, Daniel Handler, Robert Hilburn, Pico Iyer, Diego Luna, Chris Kluwe, Terry McMillan, B.J. Novak, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Straight, Marlo Thomas, Stephen Tobolowsky, Sandra Tsing Loh, Henry Winkler, Rachel Zoe and Adrian Todd Zuniga are among the authors who will be appearing over the weekend, with surprises to be announced.