A portrait of Don Lemon smiling against a blue background.A portrait of Don Lemon smiling against a blue background.
Den Lemon, amongst different famend panelists, will present attendees with invaluable literary experience and knowledge. (Photo courtesy of NCS)

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books can be streaming digital panels from April 17 to April 23. Over the course of the competition, greater than 100 authors will take part in the panels to debate totally different subjects and writings.

Below are some of the featured panelists on this 12 months’s Festival of Books mainstage:

Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas (Saturday, April 17)

Guy Raz is an award-winning journalist, creator and radio host. He is extensively identified for internet hosting and creating the podcasts “How I Built This,” “The Rewind” and “Wisdom From The Top,” and he’s additionally the co-creator and former host of NPR’s “Ted Radio Hour.” Throughout his profession, Raz has interviewed greater than 6,000 folks from numerous fields, and his reveals have amassed over 19 million listeners each month.

Raz is the co-creator and co-host of “Wow In the World” and “Two Whats!? And A Wow!,” that are two NPR podcasts made for youngsters.

Mindy Thomas is a creator and award-winning radio host. She is Raz’s fellow co-creator and co-host for “Wow In the World” and “Two Whats!? And A Wow!”. Thomas can also be the host of the “Absolutely Mindy Show” and is the program director and host of “Kid’s Place Live Channel” on Sirius XM. Thomas is an professional and advocate for youngsters’s literature and impartial household music.

This Saturday, Raz and Thomas will speak about their new guide “Wow in the World: The How and the Wow of the Human Body” to the viewers. The panel can be hosted by L.A. Times reporter Yvonne Villarreal and moderated by actress and Critics’ Choice Award winner Zooey Deschanel.

Meena Harris (Sunday, April 18)

As a lawyer, entrepreneur and writer, Meena Harris strives to extend consciousness of social causes. She is the founder of Phenomenal, a women-driven life-style model that advocates for the rights of underrepresented teams. Harris additionally writes youngsters’s literature. Her newest image guide, “Ambitious Girl,” is a New York Times No. 1 Bestseller that tells an inspiring story a couple of woman’s journey to find and notice her energy and potential. The panel with Harris can be moderated by Mary McNamara, a columnist and critic at the L.A. Times.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Sunday, April 18)

Widely identified for his efficiency in the TV present “Modern Family,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson is coming to the L.A. Times Festival of Books along with his debut cookbook “Food Between Friends.”

Ferguson has a deep curiosity in cooking and is the co-founder of a meals weblog. In “Food Between Friends,” Ferguson and his co-author Julie Tanous, who can also be a personal chef, acquire their favourite recipes of fashionable California meals with a combination of Southern and Southwestern flavors.

Ferguson can be on the panel moderated by Matt Brennan, the tv editor at the L.A. Times.

Richard Thompson (Monday, April 19)

Richard Thompson is a celebrated guitarist, songwriter and singer. He is a winner of the British Ivor Novello Award, which is introduced to excellent songwriters and singers, and a three-time Grammy Awards nominee. The L.A. Times describes Thompson as “the finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.”

Thompson’s memoir “Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975” will take a retrospection of the legendary guitarist’s early profession. The panel with Thompson can be moderated by RJ Smith, a senior editor at Los Angeles Magazine.

Don Lemon (Tuesday, April 20)

Don Lemon is the host of “NCS Tonight” and America’s solely Black primetime anchor. He has reported and anchored on many nationwide and worldwide breaking information segments, specializing in points together with politics and systemic racism.

In his new guide and The New York Times Bestseller, “This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism,” Lemon writes about his experiences and ideas on racism. On the panel, Lemon can be discussing the guide in addition to methods to finish racism with moderator and L.A. Times workers author Greg Braxton.

Meanwhile on the USC stage, there may also be a sequence of panels and conversations ranging from this weekend:

Selfies for Social Change: Claiming Space in Social Media (Saturday, April 17)

This panel will focus on the energy of social media and the way folks can use it for social good. The individuals on this panel embrace web content material creators and writers Jackson Bird and Akilah Hughes, and Allissa V. Richardson, an assistant professor of journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The moderator for this panel is professor Colin Maclay, a analysis professor of communication who additionally serves as the govt director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC.

Music, Money, and Mindfulness (Sunday, April 18)

This panel will give attention to music in relationship with artwork and mindfulness. It additionally features a dialogue on methods to achieve the music trade. The moderator of this panel is Varun Soni, the dean of non secular life at USC. The individuals embrace Jeff Brabec, the senior vice chairman of enterprise & authorized affairs for BMG, and USC Thornton School of Music professors Lynn Helding and Richard Wolf.

Making History: Media, Stories, History, and Memory (Monday, April 20)

Moderated by professor Priya Jaikumar of the School of Cinematic Arts, this panel takes a detailed examination of the individuals’ writings and the relationship between parts of historical past, reminiscence, media and tales. The individuals of this panel embrace USC historical past professor William Deverell, USC English professor and novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen and Howard A. Rodman, the writer of the novel “The Great Eastern.”

Eastside Punks — A Screening and Conversation (Wednesday, April 22)

This panel can be a celebration of “Eastside Punks,” a sequence of documentary shorts that introduces the first-generation punk bands of East L.A. The footage archivist of the documentary sequence, Dino Everett, can be the moderator of this panel.

He will maintain conversations with musicians Jimmy Alvarado, Teresa Covarrubias, Tracy Lee (Skull) Garcia and Jack Rivera.

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