Statement from the Los Angeles Times
In light of public health concerns related to the coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the Los Angeles Times is postponing the Festival of Books and Food Bowl events, originally scheduled for this April and May, respectively.
The 25th annual Festival of Books will be presented in association with the University of Southern California, on the USC campus, the weekend of Oct. 3-4, 2020. The Book Prizes awards ceremony, planned for April 17, will not be held this year. Book Prizes honorees and winners will be acknowledged through an announcement which remains scheduled for April 17.
The 4th annual Food Bowl will be held this fall, with dates to be announced.
Whenever we host the public at our events, we take health and safety seriously. As we make plans to host the Festival of Books and Food Bowl in the fall, we will continue to monitor developments with the coronavirus in Southern California, and cross-reference with any guests who may be traveling to Southern California from affected areas to participate in our events.
For any further updates and details related to Los Angeles Times Events, please visit latimes.com/events. Our team is contacting partners and affiliates directly. If you are a sponsor, exhibitor, participant or volunteer with additional questions, please refer to the relevant contact information on the Festival of Books and Food Bowl websites.