Shermer is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, the director of the Skeptics Society, the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at Caltech and the author of "Why People Believe Weird Things." His radio show, "Science Talk with Michael Shermer," airs Wednesdays on KPCC-FM (89.3).
Science Writing / Saturday, 4 p.m.
Shipman is the author of "The Evolution of Racism: Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science," which was nominated for a National Book Award. She is an adjunct professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. Her most recent book, "Taking Wing," was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology for 1998.
American Gothic / Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Siegel is the author of "Shades of Gray: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances," "A Death in White Bear Lake," which was nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best Crime Fact Category and was made into a NBC-TV movie of the week, and "The Perfect Witness."
LESLIE MARMON SILKO
Art of Fiction II / Saturday, 4 p.m.
Silko is a former professor of English and fiction and has been much honored for her novels, short stories, poems, articles and film scripts. "Gardens in the Dunes" is her most recent novel.
Art of Fiction I / Saturday, 10 a.m.
Kincaid Solo Event / Saturday, 4 p.m.
Silverblatt produces and hosts "Bookworm," a literary interview program airing weekly on KCRW-FM (89.9) and syndicated nationally.
Barnes & Noble Stage / Saturday, 5 p.m.
Risky Fiction / Sunday, 2 p.m.
Simpson is the author of "Anywhere But Here," "The Lost Father" and "A Regular Guy."
The Book of Nature / Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Simpson teaches journalism at the University of Alaska. Her writing has been included in several anthologies, including "Another Wilderness" and "American Nature Writing." She is the author of "The Way Winter Comes: Alaska Stories."
Writing With Pictures / Sunday, 3 p.m.
A contributor to several books of photography, Sloan was a staff photographer for Newsweek for 25 years. He is also a writer and contributing essayist to NPR's Weekend Edition.
Noir Writing / Saturday, 2 p.m.
Smith has been nominated for three Emmy Awards for writing and producing televison series and movies of the week. Her latest televison project is an adaptation for CBS of Anna Quindlen's "Black and Blue." Her first novel was the thriller "North of Montana."
The Many Faces of God / Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Smith is a professor of philosophy at Syracuse University. His "The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions" sold more than 2 million copies.
O.C. Writers / Sunday, 1 p.m.
Smith is the author of two novels, "Time Release" and "Shadow Image." He is editor-at-large of Orange Coast magazine.
Black Women's Identity / Sunday, 3 p.m.
Musician, lecturer and community activist, Sister Souljah has performed in many countries, including the former Soviet Union, the Netherlands, Portugal and Zimbabwe. Her first book, "No Disrespect," topped the Essence Magazine bestseller list. Her new novel is "The Coldest Winter Ever."
NICHOLAS MARTIN SPENCER
etc. Stage / Saturday, all day
etc. Stage / Sunday, all day
Spencer is a student at Marshall Fundamentals Middle School and an actor who has appeared on television spots and in print ads, including a Nike campaign.
Portaits of the Artists / Saturday, 1 p.m.
Spurling is the author of "The Unknown Matisse: A Life of Henri Matisse, the Early Years, 1869-1908," which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography for 1998.
What Is Gay Literature? / Saturday, 4 p.m.
Stadler is the author of several novels, including "The Sex Offender," "The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee" and, most recently, "Allan Stein."
DOUGLAS P. STARR
Science Writing / Saturday, 4 p.m.
Starr is the author of "Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce," which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology for 1998.
The Second Novel / Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Stebel, author of "Double Your Creative Power," has won wide renown as a story "dowser," working as a consultant for writers, directors, publishers and producers. He has also written six novels, including, most recently, "The Boss' Wife."
Art of Fiction IV / Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
"The Fires" is Steinke's first book.
Fantasy Writing / Saturday, 1 p.m.
Stewart has won prizes as a mystery writer, a fantasy writer, a young adult writer and a science-fiction writer. His two novels of magical realism, "Resurrection Man" and "Mockingbird," have been selected as New York Times notable books.
Page to Screen / Sunday, 2 p.m.