Meet the best authors around (including children’s authors) at the very popular Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. This free festival takes place at the campus of USC. Meet authors from every genre face to face, listen to presentations and panel discussions, enjoy music performances and mix and mingle with the hippest literary crowd on the planet as well as a few celebs like Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. Meet publishers and fellow writers too. April in National Poetry Month and there is sure to be an abundance of amazing poetry books and anthologies.