123 Andrés is a talented singer/songwriter whose show is an energetic and fun celebration of music for children and their families, showcasing Latin musical genres from salsa and bachata to plena, bolero, mariachi and more. She writes a weekly column for the print edition about California culture and politics and posts frequently on her blog about national news. SCHEDULE Diana Nyad With an Introduction by Robin Abcarian Saturday, 4 p.m., Town & Gown › Ideas Exchange: Arianna Huffington in Conversation With Robin Abcarian Sunday, 3 p.m., Bovard Auditorium › Agustin is the co-writer and co-star of the autobiographical play, “N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk,” which received acclaim from the L. Times, New York Times and Denver Post and won awards for its advancement of social justice in the arts. San Antonio College and contributed to a new book titled “Portraits of the Dream: The Importance of Investing in Undocumented America,” which promotes Dream Act legislation in Washington, D. SCHEDULE A Conversation With Social Justice/Writer Julissa Arce and Actor/Writer Rafael Agustin Saturday, a.m., Hoy Stage › Ahern is the award-winning and best-selling author of many adult novels, including “P. I Love You” and “Love, Rosie,” both of which became major motion pictures. He is the publisher of Dhaka Tribune, a national daily, and Bengal Lights, a literary journal.
SCHEDULE A Conversation With Social Justice/Writer Julissa Arce and Actor/Writer Rafael Agustin Saturday, a.m., Hoy Stage › Arnold writes for and about children and teens. Her YA novel “Infandous” won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Times bestseller, as was her last book, “Point Dume.” Arnoldi was the 1992 Southern California Bodybuilding Champion as well as a competitive longboard surfer, a backcountry survivalist and fanatic scuba diver. SCHEDULE Kwame Alexander in Conversation With Joel Arquillos Sunday,, a.m., Seeley G.Her middle-grade titles are “The Question of Miracles” and “Far From Fair.” SCHEDULE Young Adult Fiction: Hard Truths Sunday, p.m., Hoffman Hall › Arnoldi has published three novels — the first, “Chemical Pink,” was a national bestseller. SCHEDULE Dropping In: The Surf Report Saturday, 1 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium › Arquillos is executive director of 826LA, a nonprofit organization that provides free writing and tutoring programs to over 8,000 L. Mudd 123 › Arroyo is an award-winning journalist, producer and New York Times best-selling author.Aldrin’s new book is “No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon.” SCHEDULE Author of “No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon,” Interviewed by Carolyn Kellogg Saturday, p.m., L. Times Stage › Alexander is a poet, educator and best-selling author of 21 books, including “The Crossover,” which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children, among many other awards.Alexander believes that poetry can change the world and he uses it to inspire and empower young people through his Book-in-a-Day literacy program.His plays and fiction are set in Los Angeles’s Chicano barrios and often feature gay and lesbian and working-class themes.
Alfaro has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mac Arthur Genius Foundation Fellowship in 1997 and the 1988 National Hispanic Playwriting Competition Prize.Mudd 124 › Arce is a writer, speaker and social justice advocate and author of the forthcoming book “My (Underground) American Dream.” She made national and international headlines when she revealed that she had achieved the American dream of wealth and status while undocumented.Prior to becoming an advocate she built a successful career on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Library’s Best Books of the Year list, the Bank Street Best Book list, the YALSA “Best Fiction for Young Adults” list and the Amelia Bloomer Project. A., Joel worked alongside Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari as director of national programs for 826 National.Other titles include “Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East” and his most recent, “Zealot.” SCHEDULE Thinking About Religion in Today’s World Sunday, 3 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center › Atlas is the author of “Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet,” which was nominated for a National Book Award in 1977, and “Bellow: A Biography.” He is the founding editor of “Penguin Lives” and three other series of brief biographies: “Eminent Lives,” “Great Discoveries” and “Icons.” SCHEDULE Biography: The Famous and the Infamous Sunday, noon, Hancock Foundation › Auxier is the author of “Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard,” which Kirkus raved in a starred review “should be in the hands of every human young enough at heart to be enchanted by the written word.” His first novel, “Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes,” earned many accolades.“The Night Gardener” earned starred reviews and was a finalist for many awards. SCHEDULE Middle-grade Fiction: Fantastical Feats Saturday, p.m., YA Stage › Aveyard is the New York Times best-selling author of the Red Queen series, whose newest entry is “Glass Sword.” A Massachusetts native, Victoria moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at USC.As news director and lead anchor for EWTN, a global Catholic news network, he is seen in more than 200 million homes on six continents each week.