Authors & Speakers

Donnell Alexander

“Writing While Black”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 3:00pm – 3:50pm
Rollin with Dre
and
Ghetto Celebrity: Searching for My Father in Me

Ryka Aoki

“Our SoCal DNA”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Light from Uncommon Stars (pre-order)
and
Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul

Aimee Bender

“Our SoCal DNA”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
The Butterfly Lampshade
and
The Color Master

Johnny Bender

Poets in Distress
Interlude readings:
“Elemental”
Saturday, May 15, 4:50pm – 5:00pm
“Letter to Self”
Saturday, May 15, 5:50pm – 6:00pm

Dexter Booth

Interlude Reading:
Sunday, May 16, 3:50pm – 4:00pm
Abracadabra, Sunshine (pre-order)
and
Scratching the Ghost

Julia Callahan

“The Twists and Turns of True Crime”
Moderator
Sunday May 16, noon – 12:50pm

“Publishers’ Roundtable”
Moderator
Sunday, May 16, 5:00pm – 5:50pm

Jeanette Castillo

6th Grade Cannibals
Interlude: Short film screening
Sunday, May 16, 2:50pm – 3:00pm

Elisa Callow

“Our Culinary Table”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 2:00pm – 2:50pm
The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside

Steph Cha

“Untangling the Family Story”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Your House Will Pay
and
Dead Soon Enough

Rabia Chaudry

“The Twists and Turns of True Crime”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, noon – 12:50pm
Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice after Serial

Teresa Mei Chuc

Pasadena Rose Poets
Interlude reading:
“Agent Blue”
“Photosynthesis”
Sunday, May 16, 3:50pm – 4:00pm
Year of the Hare
and
The Needle Can

Meghan Daum

Natashia Deón

“Our SoCal DNA”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Grace
and
The Perishing: A Novel (pre-order)

Tim DeRoche

“Publishers’ Roundtable”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 5:00pm – 5:50pm
The Ballad of Huck & Miguel
and
A Fine Line: How Most American Kids Are Kept Out of the Best Public Schools

Linda Dove

East Pasadena Poets
Interlude reading:
“The Haptics”
Saturday, May 15, 12:50pm – 1:00pm
Fearn
and
Oh Dear Deer,

Kim Dower

Interlude reading:
“Thanking My Breasts”
Saturday, May 15, 1:50pm – 2:00pm
Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave
and
Last Train to the Missing Planet

Colleen Dunn Bates

“Untangling the Family Story”
Moderator
Sunday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Founder of Prospect Park Books

Tony DuShane

“Authors and Airwaves”
Moderator
Sunday, May 16, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk

Bill Esparza

“Our Culinary Table”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 2:00pm – 2:50pm
L. A. Mexicano: Recipes, People & Places

Monica Fernandez

“Our SoCal DNA”
Moderator
Saturday, May 15, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Red Hen Press
Media Manager