The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the nation’s largest literary festival, held at the University of Southern California. More than 500 writers, musicians, artists and chefs, hundreds of exhibitors and 150,000 attendees transformed the 226-acre campus into a vibrant cultural festival. I joined Beatie Wolfe in the festival’s Newstory zone, which Beatie curated and starred in, showcasing creative storytelling including podcasts, virtual reality, music, film and television.