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La Jolla Literary Festival To Feature 17 Acclaimed Writers and Artists

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla will host the La Jolla Literary Festival this Friday through Sunday.

The first La Jolla Literary Festival will be held this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla. The festival features 17 guest speakers, who are experts on subjects ranging from art to international affairs.

Among the collection of speakers are New York Times bestselling authors, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and four speakers whose work has been turned into major motion pictures. The festival will encompass fiction, nonfiction and journalism writing. And speakers will host lectures, take questions from the audience and attend book signings.  

This year’s keynote speaker, Mitch Albom, is author of the number one selling memoir of all time, Tuesdays with Morrie. His other acclaimed novels include The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and Have a Little Faith, which have sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and have been turned into Emmy Award-winning television movies. Albom is also a celebrated playwright and screenwriter, a columnist and broadcaster, and recipient of The Red Smith Award for his lifetime achievement in sports writing. 

Event passes cost $250, or $200 for the group rate for the festival held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Discount passes for full-time teachers and students and active duty military personnel are available for $50 with ID. Passes will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Sponsor’s Dinner will include a cocktail and dinner meet and greet with this year’s speakers at the Grande, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"grande-colonial-la-jolla"} -->

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