Save the Date: Fall LA BookFest 2020 Happens Saturday, October, 24, 2020

For Now, Re-Live the inagrual Event Archived Here on the Website

It’s crazy-easy to access videos from this FREE online BookFest. 

To watch the Keynotes, Conversation and Panels, just go to the Books That Make You YouTube Page

LA BookFest Happened: Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Next Event Happens: Fall 2020 

The first LA BookFest featured a full slate of activity that including Mitch Albom, NJ Ayuk, Brandyn Cross, Bob Difornio, Sarah Kendzior, John Kobylt, Dan Lothian, Jonathan Maberry, Raye Mitchell Esq., Ora Nadrich, Connie Schultz, Sue William Silverman, Danny Trejo, Sara Winokur and many others. It was presented by The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

  • Panel Discussions and Conversations
  • Live Ask an Author Chats
  • Author Readings
  • Books, Books, and more Books!
  • Virtual Booths
  • Giveaway sponsored by Books That Make You

Don’t miss out. Register now for email notices about the next event:

Watch Videos from LA BookFest, May 9, 2020

Kick back and watch the Keynote, Panels, Conversations, the After Party, and more on YouTube.  

Presented By:

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The big bundle of books and bookish goodies to decorate your bookshelf featured over 20 books from many of the fabulous authors participating in the LA BookFest.

  • Win a beautiful step-ladder shelf
  • You Are My Sunshine Music Box
  • Kitty Cat Bookends
  • Groot Pencil Holder
  • No Shelf Control Mug
  • Owl Eyeglass Holder
  • Book Shelf (items on shelf not included)
  • Plus over 20 books

Schedule (Pacific Time)

10:00a Welcome Message from LA BookFest Founder Desireé Duffy
10:15a Opening Keynote by Best-Selling Billions at Play author NJ Ayuk
11:00a A Conversation with Mitch Albom
Noon The Future of Fiction: What Are People Writing Today for Tomorrow’s Readers?
1:00p Intermission
1:30p Integrity in Journalism in the Age of Covid-19, Fake News and Partisan Politics
2:30p The Allure of the Memoir: Telling the Human Story
3:30p The World Is Getting Closer: How Digital Media Is Changing Society
4:30p A Conversation with Sarah Kendzior
5:30p Power Pitching Your Manuscript or Screenplay: How to Make Them Love Your Story
6:30p Be Genius – Bossology 101: 5 Power Moves to a Big Idea with Raye Mitchell Esq.
7:30p After Party Celebration
8:45p Danny Trejo Reads Goodnight Moon
1:00p Russell Nohelty
1:15p Jenna Busch
1:30p Maria Alexander
1:45p Edgar Scott
2:00p Scott Brody
2:15p Debra Eckerling
2:30p Sara Winokur
2:45p Bill McCormick
3:00p Sheryl Benko
3:15p BREAK — 15 minute intermission
3:30p Sue William Silverman
3:45p Bilal Alaji
4:00p Gerald Everett Jones
4:15p Diana Lee Brown
4:30p Brandyn Cross
4:45p Ryan Southwick
5:00p Ora Nadrich
5:15p Steven Joseph
5:30p David Ruggerio
5:45p Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D.
6:00p Raye Mitchell, Esq.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

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