A James Beard award-nominated journalist, Rossant is the author of eight cookbooks. She is also a columnist for the New York Daily News. Her most recent book is "Memories of a Lost Egypt: A Memoir with Recipes."
Writing With Pictures / Sunday, 3 p.m.
Roth's photography has appeared everywhere from European museums to magazines and newspapers, including "Entertainment Weekly" and "USA Today." She has guest lectured at the college level and her debut book is "Burning Heart."
Path of the Convert / Saturday, 3 p.m.
The Many Faces of God / Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
A writer on religion and spirituality issues for The Times, Rourke has a master's degree from Yale Divinity School and is the author of "Amazing Grace in America."
Merger Mania / Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Rusoff is vice president, associate publisher and executive director of marketing for William Morrow and Co.
Literary Nonfiction / Saturday, 10 a.m.
The Writing Process / Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Rymer is the author of "American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory," which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest in 1998. His previous book, "Genie: A Scientific Tragedy," was a nominee for the National Book Critics' Circle Award.
Young Adult Writers / Saturday, noon
Sachar is the author of almost 20 children's books. His most recent, "Holes," won the Newbery Medal for Best Children's Book for 1999 and was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Young Adult Fiction for 1998. He has also won the National Book Award for young people's literature.
Revealing Stories/ Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
A former writer and reporter for the New York Daily News, Mirabella and Harper's Bazaar, Saffian is the author of a new memoir, "Ithaka."
DAVID ST. JOHN
In Love With Poetry / Sunday, noon
Poetry CornerSunday, 3:30 p.m.
A professor of English at USC, St. John is the author of numerous books of poetry, including "In the Pines: Lost Poems," "Study for the World's Body" and, most recently, "Red Leaves of Night."
Times Storytelling Stage / Saturday, 2 p.m.
Times Storytelling Stage / Sunday, 2 p.m.
Saltzman represents her son, David, the author and illustrator of "The Jester Lost his Jingle." He created this children's book as his senior project at Yale while undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's disease. He died in 1990 at age 22.
Americanos / Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Art of Fiction III / Sunday, 3 p.m.
Santiago's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Christian Science Montitor and Vista magazine. She co-owns Cantomedia, a film production company based in Boston. She is the author of "When I Was Puerto Rican."
Illustrator as Storyteller / Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Sarkisian is the owner of "Every Picture Tells a Story," the L.A. gallery devoted to the exhibition and sale of original art from children's books.
Poetry Corner / Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Saroyan's most recent book of poetry is "Day and Night: Bolinas Poems." His nonfiction includes "Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation," "Friends in the World: The Education of a Writer," "Rancho Mirage: An American Tragedy of Manners, Madness and Murder." He is a faculty member of the masters of professional writing program at USC.
Page to Screen / Sunday, 2 p.m.
Sarris is a professor at UCLA and chairman of the Federated Coast Miwok Tribe. He is the author of "Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts" and the critically acclaimed collection "Grand Avenue." He wrote the teleplay for the 1996 HBO miniseries produced by Robert Redford, and his new book is "Watermelon Heights."
Sex Today / Sunday, 2 p.m.
Savage has been writing "Savage Love," a nationally syndicated sex advice column, for eight years. The column runs in more than 20 newspapers. A collection of his columns has been compiled as "Savage Love: Straight Answers from America's Most Popular Sex Columnist."
'60s Hope and Rage / Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Pornography of Power / Sunday, noon
Syndicated columnist, Scheer is also a professor at USC's Annenberg School of Communications and co-host of 89.9 (KCRW-FM)'s "Left, Right and Center." A past editor of Ramparts magazine, he is the author of "Thinking Tunafish, Talking Death," among other books.
American Gothic / Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Schiller is the author of "I Want to Tell You," which was based on conversations between the author and O.J. Simpson, and "American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the Simpson Defense." His most recent book is "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town," the story of the investigation into the death of JonBenet Ramsey and a portrait of the town where she lived.
Times Storytelling Stage / Sunday, 11 a.m.