WEST HOLLYWOOD – The City of West Hollywood will host its 11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library and West Hollywood Park, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard. The West Hollywood Book Fair is one of Southern California’s largest and most eclectic literary arts events, and it attracts readers, writers, and performers of all ages and interests. At this year’s event, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the one-year anniversary of its vibrant new library, which has quickly become an integral part of the community and its passionate commitment to lifelong learning.
This year’s Book Fair will feature 13 stages with hundreds of acclaimed authors and artists, 100 exhibitors, live performances, culinary demonstrations, children’s theater programming, and workshops across a broad spectrum of works. The 2012 Book Fair will also feature new genre-specific and multi-genre stages in addition to performance areas that carry on the success of the past ten years.
Among the many notable authors scheduled to appear at this year’s West Hollywood Book Fair are Roberto Martin (Ellen DeGeneres’ personal chef and author of Vegan Cooking for Carnivores); Andrew McCarthy (award-winning travel writer and actor);Kyle Richards (author of Life Is Not a Reality Show and star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”); Ludovic Lefebvre (LudoBites master chef); Gigi Levangie Grazer (New York Times bestselling author of five novels including The Starter Wife, Maneater and The After Wife, as well as the screenplay for Stepmom); Sheryl Lee Ralph (veteran of film, television, and Broadway; founder of the Diva Foundation); Eric Erlandson (co-founder, songwriter, and lead guitarist for the alternative rock band Hole and author of Letters to Kurt about his close friendship with Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain); Gary Phillips (bestselling author of Monkology and The Underbelly);Reverend Ed Bacon (author of 8 Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind, and longtime Rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena); Charles Yu (author of Sorry Please Thank You and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe);Eduardo Santiago (author of the novel Tomorrow They Will Kiss);Dustin Thomason (multi-million selling author of The Rule of Four and 1221);and Luis J. Rodriguez (bestselling author of Always Running and It Calls You Back on L.A. gang life).
The 11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair is hosted by the City of West Hollywood and co-produced by the Authentic Agency.
Admission is free, and there will be free parking and shuttles for the event. For more information about the West Hollywood Book Fair, contact Olivia Walker, Recreation Services Manager, at (323) 848-6482 or visit www.westhollywoodbookfair.org Become a fan of the West Hollywood Book Fair on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WHBookFair For the hearing impaired, please call (323) 848-6496.