12 April 2008

Yiddish at LA Times book festival

Looking for something to do in Southern California? If you love books, you'll love the LA Times Festival of Books, set for April 26-27 on the UCLA campus.

The event, billed as the country's largest celebration of the written word, anticipates 140,000 attendees, 450+ authors, 300+ exhibitors, 900+ volunteers, 100+ author panels, six outdoor stages and two children’s areas. Hours are 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday; admission is free, parking is $8.

Yiddishkayt LA has announced that it will return for its second year.

Yiddishkayt's Booth 603 will have "an amazing assortment of books covering the rich world of Yiddish. We're bringing books in Yiddish, books about Yiddish, and books for kinderlekh, for kids. Fill your shelves at home with plays, novels, history and humor from the best Yiddish book store in L.A. (well, at least in April)!"

They are also looking for volunteers for the event. Interested readers may email events@yiddishkaytla.org.

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