Spring is in the air and so is LitFest Pasadena, returning for its fourth year to the byways, bookstores, wine bars, theaters, coffee houses and streets of Pasadena’s Playhouse District.
Saturday, May 9
Pasadena Playhouse District
Featuring L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold & Kogi taco truck king Roy Choi, author of the memoir L.A. Son, at 5 pm at Vroman’s
along with, at 4 pm, New York Times-lauded debut Hollywood novelist Shanna Mahin, author of Oh! You Pretty Things, in conversation with rock-wife memoirist Jillian Lauren, author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the new Everything You Ever Wanted.
Come celebrate our fourth year of toasting Southern California’s best literature with a fun free afternoon and evening of readings and salon-style panels including, among others, Jillian Lauren, Paula Williams Madison, Francesca Lia Block, Steph Cha, Shanna Mahin, Lynell George, Naomi Hirahara, Rachel Howzell Hall, Désirée Zamorano, Ron Koertge, Jervey Tervalon, leading YA authors, poets, food writers, and much more.
Phase one: 11:45 am – 6 pm at Vroman’s Bookstore
Phase two: 6 pm – 8:30 pm at The Pasadena Playhouse
Phase three: 8:30 pm – 10 pm at El Portal Restaurant
LitFest 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.