Heritage Source to Participate in L.A. Times Festival of Books

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held the weekend of April 30-May 1 at a new location, the USC campus.

The event began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festivals in the country, attracting more than 140,000 book lovers each year.

People of all ages from across Southern California and even other parts of the country attend the festival, which is free and open to the public. It includes author events, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings, along with nearly 300 exhibitor booths representing booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations.

Carolyn Sanwo of Heritage Source has announced that the following authors will sign copies of their books at Booth 232.

• Wakako Yamauchi, “Rosebud and Other Stories,” Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

• John McReynolds,  “Vanished: Lompoc’s Japanese,” Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

• Christy Hale, “The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan,” Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Donald Hata and Mary Higuchi, “Japanese Americans and World War II,” Saturday, 12 noon to 2 p.m.

• Karen Tei Yamashita, “I-Hotel,” “Brazil Maru,” Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• Naomi Hirahara, “Blood Hina,” “Snakeskin Shamisen,” Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

• Kathryn Otoshi, “Zero,” “One,” Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

• Romulus Hillsborough, “Shinsengumi,” “Ryoma,” Saturday, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

• Willie Ito, Shig Yabu, Barbara Bazaldua, “A Boy of Heart Mountain,” Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

• Cynthia Kadohata, “Kira-Kira,” “A Million Shades of Gray,” Sunday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

• Toyomi Igus, “Two Mrs. Gibsons,” Sunday, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

• Kaori Tanegashima, “Daughter of a Gun,” Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

• Nina Revoyr, “Wingshooters,” “The Age of Dreaming,” Sunday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

For more information on the festival, call (213) 237-BOOK, email [email protected] or visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/contact/.

For more information on Heritage Source, call (661) 263-0623, email [email protected] or visit www.heritagesource.com.

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