LitFest Pasadena, will celebrate its fifth year in the byways, bookstores, wine bars, theaters, coffee houses and streets of Pasadena’s Playhouse District.
We are now planning events and topics with major authors throughout California, and seeking additional business and private sponsors to support the big day. Authors, literary organizations, businesses, sponsors and interested volunteers who want to get involved should write litfestpasadena@gmail.
Last year LitFest 2015 featured:
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.
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.