With the weather warming up, there are few things more enjoyable than plunking yourself down on a hot pink bench and reading a good book. What’s that? You’ve read all your books, you say? Good News! Grand Park is having a Bookfest this Saturday (March 3rd). This free event in downtown Los Angeles will be occurring from 11am-6pm.
Downtown LA’s Grand Park has been deemed “The park for everyone” and is a lovely oasis in the middle of the city. A gorgeous fountain and pink benches give the park its own unique character, and its intent is to bring all cultures and walks of life together through hosing events like free concerts, yoga classes, and farmer’s markets.
Now, Grand Park is hosing a Bookfest which will feature a host of great reads from independent publishers, book sellers, and authors – many of whom hail from the downtown Los Angeles area.
At 11:30 and 12:15, esteemed bi-lingual children’s educator, author, and recording artist Jose-Luis Orozco will be performing with book readings and music. Children’s reading circles will run from 12:15pm-2pm led by award-winning author Tracy Trivas (The Wish Stealers). In addition to reading from her book, Tracy will also be leading children in a “wish circle” to allow them to make their own “wish bag” filled with wishes for themselves, others, and the whole world.
A number of readings will be conducted from 1:15pm – 6pm by various Indy Publishers. You’ll also be able to experience music from live DJs Phyz Ed and Danny Holloway.
Of course, there will be a “pop up bookshop” available for your browsing pleasure. Writ Large and The Last Bookstore are hosting this and you’ll be able to enjoy your purchases as you relax on a bench and enjoy the downtown LA scenery and everything going on around you. There will be no need to leave when your tummy starts rumbling because food trucks will be at the event all day long.
There will also be a number of other activities like bookmaking demonstrations and workshops, so there really is something for everyone at the park for everyone! Happy reading!