LitFest Pasadena is June 4, 2016!

The stage is set for the fifth anniversary celebration of LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southern California’s free books and authors festival on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Pasadena’s Playhouse District.

Come join a full day of events beginning at 10 a.m. at Vroman’s, the Southland’s leading independent bookstore, spreading out through the afternoon and evening to storefronts, restaurants and bars in the highly walkable neighborhood, including at the legendary Pasadena Playhouse itself. View the schedule.

Selected highlights:

City of GoldA discussion of City of Gold, the new documentary on Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold’s eating life, led by Gold himself

An audience-interactive flash writing workshop curated by Exposition Review and featuring Janet Fitch, Kevin Staniec (executive director of 1888 Center), Judith Freeman (author of The Latter Days), Sonia Greenfield (poet,

Yelp reviews dissected, led by Yelp Los Angeles Director Community Katie Burbank

The LitFest Pasadena Award lifetime achievement in the literary arts, presented to Love + Rockets co-creator Jaime Hernandez, who will be in conversation with La Cucaracha creator Lalo Alcaraz

Writing in the Time of Black Lives Matter, chaired by LitFest Literary Director Jervey Tervalon

Join us as we celebrate our fifth year of toasting Southern California’s best literature with a fun free afternoon and evening of readings and salon-style panels including authors, poets, food writers, and much more. Download the Litfest Pasadena 2016 map and schedule.

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City of Pasadena logoLitFest Pasadena is made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Litfest Pasadena is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program.





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